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Do You Talk to Your Plants?

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca // Plants may not understand English or any other language. Nevertheless, there has been a long-held belief that speaking to plants helps them grow faster. We at Simple English News speak to our plants, though we have no proof that they are growing any faster because of our conversations with them. On the…
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Shortwave Radio

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// Not long ago, in the days before the Internet, the only way to listen to international stations was by shortwave. As the name suggests, shortwave uses shorter wavelengths. Often the reception on shortwave radios is not as clear as with today’s online radio. Also, shortwave stations are easier to pick up…
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What Will Happen to the PC?

Listen here Click to listen Audio by Evoca// If you walk in to an electronics store these days, you will notice that the price of personal computers and laptops has fallen. The reason is that more consumers are buying smartphones and tablets for browsing the Internet and performing other computer tasks. However, the personal computer is still a…
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The iPhone Helps Blind Users

Listen here Click to listen // While the iPhone has millions of fans, one group which seems to have benefited tremendously from the Apple device is the blind and visually impaired. The built-in speech, or voiceover, in the iPhone makes it easier for blind people to access thousands of features without having to pay any extra money. The iPhone,…
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3D Printers

Listen here Click to listen // At one time it might have seemed like science fiction. Now, however, it is possible to print items in three dimensions. 3D printers can replicate all kinds of objects, such as rings, keys, frames for eyeglasses, kitchen utensils, fruits, vegetables … well … just about anything. In November, Mcor Technologies, an Irish…
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Is There Intelligent Life Outside of Earth?

Listen here Click to listen // Are there other civilizations in outer space? Scientists, science fiction writers and ordinary people have been considering that question for centuries. Many scientists believe that it is possible for extraterrestrial life to exist, but they have found no evidence to prove it thus far. Words consider: to think about.…
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5 Great Apps for Learning English

Learning a language used to be all about textbooks and blackboards. Then, during the 80s and 90s, a range of audio and video language resources became available, and they helped make language learning more interesting for many people. However, they still lacked easy access and interactive learning. Today, thing have moved on and there are all sorts…
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