August 04, 2015 21:57 UTC

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Audio Screams Have Special Place in Brain

Screams, like those we hear in horror movies, have a special quality that separates them from other noises we make and hear. People all over the world react the same way to screams. Why is that? And why are screams important? Read on to learn some great vocabulary about sounds, screams and fear! More

Video Simulation Helps Control, Manage Traffic

Controlling traffic is a complex and high cost problem in many developed countries. It becomes more difficult and costly with the ever-increasing number of cars on the roads. But scientists and students at CATT at the University of Maryland are working to solve that problem. More

Audio What’s in a Name?

The big news comes … you are going to have a baby! Now the work begins – the work of picking the perfect name for your bouncy baby boy or girl. In the US, some parents stick to traditional family names. Some are inspired by pop culture. And others pick qualities they hope their child to have. More

Video James Madison, Father of the Constitution

James Madison was one of the youngest and softest spoken members of the Constitutional Convention. He was certainly the shortest. But he was one of the most important founders of the U.S. government. How did he get the delegates to agree to his ideas? More

Video Underground Station in Capital to Become Arts Center

An underground streetcar station in Washington, D.C's historic Dupont Circle district was closed 50 years ago. Now it is getting a new life. A plan calls for turning the spacious underground platforms into a space for art shows, talks, concerts and even a film set. More



News Words

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News Words: Infrastructurei
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Infrastructure is a word that can mean a lot of things including roads, bridges and power plants. Our hosts tell you about it after you have heard the word used in a video news story.
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Video News Words: Infrastructure

Infrastructure is a word that can mean a lot of things including roads, bridges and power plants. Our hosts tell you about it after you have heard the word used in a video news story.
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Video News Words: Gridlock

What is Gridlock? It is a word you often hear in the news. Listen to the word used in a news story and our hosts will tell you about its meaning.
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Video News Words: Museum

Sometimes reporters talk to people who work in museums to learn more about history or scientific research. Today, you will see a news video about a museum and our hosts will tell you more about the word.
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Video News Words: Turmoil

What is going on when something is in turmoil? Hear the word in a recent news story and learn more about the word "turmoil."
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Video News Words: Secure

Secure usually means something is safe. Our hosts will talk about how other ways the word secure is used, and you will hear the word in a news story.

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