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Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life from cloned bone marrow 'within five years'
A filipina woman named Fe del Mundo received an offer from the president of the Philippines for a full scholarship to attend any medical in the United States after graduating as valedictorian from the University of the Philippines in 1933. She decided to attend Harvard Medical School in 1936, even though HMS wasn't admitting women at the time. Harvard only started officially accepting women to the medical school in 1945. Harvard was surprised to find that they admitted a woman to their all-male institution but they kept her because of her strong credentials. She even had to stay in a men's dorm!
First, let’s be clear: the terms “British accent” and “American accent” are gross oversimplifications. There were, and still are, many, many constantly evolving regional British and American accents. What a lot of Americans think of as the typical “British accent” is what’s called standardized Received Pronunciation (RP), also known as Public School English or BBC English. What most people think of as an “American accent,” or most Americans think of as “no accent,” is the General American (GenAm) accent, sometimes called a ”newscaster accent” or “Network English.” Because this is a blog post and not a book, we’ll focus on these two general sounds for now and leave the regional accents for another time.