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How do native Polish speakers identify and classify the British English monophthongs?

Introduction There exists a significant amount of research pertaining to second-language (L2) learner’s vowel perception and the influences of their native (L1) language (Flege, 2002; Flege, Munro, & MacKay, 1995; Munro, Flege, & MacKay, 1996 cited in Bundgaard-Nielsen et al. … Continue reading

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The Amazing Healing Properties of Fermented Foods

Sayer Ji GreenMedInfo Between the hard and fast dichotomies of cooked and raw, dead and alive, is this beautiful thing called fermented.  A place where many of the digestive challenges associated with raw foods (e.g. enzyme inhibitors, antinutrients, lectins) are … Continue reading

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The importance on how non-native English speakers identify English vowels

There exists a significant amount of research pertaining to the second-language (L2) learner’s vowel perception and the influences of the native (L1) language (Flege, 2002; Flege, Munro, and MacKay, 1995; Munro, Flege, and MacKay, 1996 cited in Bundgaard-Nielsen et al., … Continue reading

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Human Brains Wire Up Slowly but Surely

Source: Science Mag As the father-to-son exchange in the old Cat Stevens song advised, “take your time, think a lot, … think of everything you’ve got.” Turns out the mellow ’70s folkie had stumbled upon what may explain a key … Continue reading

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New study reignites debate over GMO safety

Source: IVN Chinese researchers at Nanjing University have found small segments of rice ribonucleic acid (called microRNA or miRNA for its tiny size) in the blood and organs of people who eat conventional rice. The study does not address how … Continue reading

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Carbon Dioxide In Greenhouses

Source: Omafra The benefits of carbon dioxide supplementation on plant growth and production within the greenhouse environment have been well understood for many years. Carbon dioxide (CO2)is an essential component of photosynthesis (also called carbon assimilation). Photosynthesis is a chemical … Continue reading

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10 Health Benefits of Ginger

Source: Healthy Living Ayurveda gives ginger the status of a virtual medicine chest. That’s because this wonder spice has time-tested digestion-friendly properties, in addition to its numerous other health benefits. In India, we use ginger liberally in our daily life. … Continue reading

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