February 28, 2015 00:31 UTC

Speaker Demonstrating Good Body Language for Public Speaking

Audio Improve Your Public Speaking With Body Language

Public speaking is difficult even for native speakers of English. Learners find it even more difficult. A big part of giving presentations is body language. Charles LeBeau, professor of public speaking, shares some advice on the speaker’s ‘physical message.’ More


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Audio Growing Support in US for Campaign Against Islamic State

The Pew Research Center has released a new public opinion survey. It shows a growing number of Americans support the military campaign against the group known as Islamic State. Americans also increasingly support the idea of sending U.S. ground troops to fight the group in Iraq and Syria. More


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Video News Words: National Guard

What is the National Guard in the United States? Hear about what the National Guard does from our hosts. And please leave a comment about News Words below.
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Video Regulators Criticize Chinese Internet Company Alibaba

Chinese regulators said Alibaba has not done enough to stop the sales of illegal counterfeit goods its Taoboa website. Alibaba has quickly grown to become a huge Internet company valued in the billions of dollars.
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Video Effects of Ebola Still Hurting West African Schools

Liberian officials say schools will have all the necessary safety measures in place to start classes.
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Video China: Not Using Organs from Executed Prisoners

In China’s recent past, executed prisoners supplied demand for organ transplant operations. Now the country says that has changed.
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Video Project Uses Global Imaging to Stop Illegal Fishing

Experts estimate twenty percent of the seafood market comes from illegal fishing. A new device follows fishing boats to try to stop the criminal activity.
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Video TALK2US: Would You Go to Mars?

Marsha James and Anna Matteo talk about whether or not folks would take a one-way ticket to Mars.
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Video Solar Powered Plane to Fly Around the World

Pilots flew an earlier model of the plane from Switzerland to Morocco in 2012 and across the United States in 2013. They plan to fly the new version for 25 days over a five month period.
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Video English in a Minute: Back to Square One

Where and what is "square one?" And why would you want to return to it? Watch this video to figure out how to use this common American English expression.
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Video News Words: Symptoms

This word is often used when talking about disease or medical conditions. See and hear how it is used in a news story. And tell us what you think in a comment.
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Video Greece Seeks to Re-negotiate Loans

The Syriza party has won elections in Greece and formed a ruling coalition. Now, Greece may seek to renegotiate loans from the European Union and International Monetary Fundy worth $268 billion.
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Video New Minister Cleans Up Cambodian Schools

Over 75% of students failed their Grade 12 final examinations in August 2014. Why did so many students have trouble passing? A recently established government policy had prevented cheating.
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Video Scientists Link Air Pollution to Autism in Children

Researchers found that pregnant women exposed to the highest levels of a kind of air pollution are two times more likely to give birth to a child with autism.
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Video Environmental DNA Provides Clues About Life on Earth

Scientists can use environmental DNA to find out about populations of species more easily.
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Video TALK2US: Time Adverbs

Learn About Time Adverbs with Marsha James and Anna Matteo.
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Video How Fast Can a Camera Take Pictures?

Researchers say an unbelievably fast camera could lead to discoveries in molecular biology, astronomy and other breakthroughs!

World

Video Pakistan Tightens School Security after Peshawar Attack

More than 150 people, mostly children, were killed in the attack at a school in Peshawar last year. Pakistan authority tightens security to protect the schools. One method is to train teachers at Peshawar’s Frontier College for Women in a week-long class on using weapons. More

Business & Economics

Audio Will North Korea Follow Vietnam, Myanmar?

South Korea has called for North Korea to follow the reform model of two other Asian countries. But observers say North Korea will likely reject the idea. President Park Geun-hye proposed the idea earlier this month. She said North Korea should carry out reforms like Vietnam. More

Health & Lifestyle

Video Technology Increases Chances of Surviving Aneurym

Each year, half a million people die from brain aneurysms, -- when a blood vessel burst in the brain. For survivors, physical disabilities are often servere. They may include memory problems, loss of balance, trouble speaking and even blindness. But new technologies are increasing survival rates. More

Entertainment

Audio Politics Share the Stage at the Oscars

Racial equality was not the only political or disputed issue performers discussed last night. Some used their acceptances speeches to talk about immigration, women’s rights, illness, suicide and government surveillance. And the movie of an American sniper continues to fuel the debate. More

America

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Audio The Changing Faces of Philanthropy

American philanthropists gave more money to charitable causes in 2014 than the year before. The journal Chronicle of Philanthropy says that the top 50 donors from the U.S. gave a total of $9.8 billion. Many donations came from entrepreneurs who made their money in technology. More

Science & Technology

Hacker with a laptop.

Audio Nine Ways to Protect Yourself from Hackers Online

An increase in cyber-attacks makes the Internet seem like a scary place these days. The hacking of Sony Pictures led the news for some time. Even the White House was a target of cyber-attack.How can individuals protect or make it more difficult for hackers to access their information? More

Education

Question 2 - Self-Governance From US Citizenship and Immigration Service's Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test

Audio Will Citizenship Test Make Better Citizens?

A new Arizona state law requires high school students to pass the same exam new citizens take. Virginia debated but did not pass a similar bill. Supporters want Americans to become more involved in civic life. But some question whether civic education and tests will have that effect. More

History

Grand Review of the Armies,  May 23, 1865

Audio The Civil War Ends

Four years of bloody fighting had preserved the Union of states and freed four million slaves. But the cost of the war was great – in lives, in money and in infrastructure. Yet the country had to find a way to rebuild. More

The Day in Photos

 A Pakistani vendor forms bubbles while waiting for customers at a stall selling bubbles and balloons at the Rawal Lake park in Islamabad.

A Pakistani vendor forms bubbles while waiting for customers at a stall selling bubbles and balloons at the Rawal Lake park in Islamabad.

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