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Video NASA's MAVEN Arrives on Mars

The MAVEN spacecraft will explore the planet’s upper atmosphere, and will try to find out what happened to the water and carbon dioxide that Mars once had. MAVEN will also look at whether human beings can survive on Mars. More


In the News

An armed jihadist stands next to the wreckage of a Syrian government forces aircraft which was shot down by militants of the Islamic State (IS) group over the Syrian town of Raqa on September 16, 2014. The plane crashed into a house in the Euphrates Valle

Audio How Do Islamic State Militants Finance Their Operations?

The Islamic State militant group gets money to finance its fighters and operations in a number of ways. Observers say some of the money comes from kidnapping and human trafficking. | In The News More


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A Step Forward in Artificial Intelligence Researchi
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The American company IBM says its new microprocessor works much like the human brain.
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Video A Step Forward in Artificial Intelligence Research

The American company IBM says its new microprocessor works much like the human brain.
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Video News Words: Critical

Have you heard the word critical used in the news lately? Listen to our hosts and comment or ask a question below.
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Video Hundreds Attend Free Language School in Hanoi

Two brothers in Vietnam are helping Hanoi’s poorest students by giving classes in English and Japanese.
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Video Raw Chocolate May Be Healthier

The experts disagree on the health qualities of chocolate. But most agree that raw chocolate could be the healthiest kind available.
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Video Conflicts Place Heavy Demands on World Food Program

The WFP says it has had to use airplanes to transport 50 times more food this year than in the first half of last year.

The Day in Photos

Activist Gloria Fallon, from Chicago, holds a parachute banner that reads 'Justice' while taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York.

Activist Gloria Fallon, from Chicago, holds a parachute banner that reads 'Justice' while taking part in the Flood Wall Street demonstration in Lower Manhattan, New York.

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Dr. Jill talks about the gestures we use when we greet people in different countries.

SCHEDULE for TALK2US

Monday, September 22, 1700 UTC: Jonathan Evans hosts an “Open Mic” discussion – Any questions?

Tuesday, September 23, 1300 UTC: Ashley Thompson serves up some yummy Food Idioms

Wednesday, September 24, 1900 UTC: Adam Brock answers questions about American Culture

Thursday, September 25, 1300 UTC: Dr. Jill Robbins welcomes English Teachers to call about Teacher Topics

Friday, September 26, 1500 UTC: Caty Weaver talks about Phrasal Verbs

 

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