Having volunteers who are learning German answer questions about grammar and semantics of the language while inside an MRI machine might show particular patterns in brain changes, researchers say. They hope their study could offer clues to how the brain best learns a second language.
A scene from Save the Children's "Still the Most Shocking Second a Day" ad, which imagines a young British girl fleeing war in the U.K. and embarking on a dangerous journey.
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Family members, reunited after fleeing Kosovo, pass 2-year-old Agim Shala through the barbed wire fence into the hands of his grandparents at a camp in Albania. The photo was taken on March 3, 1999.
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