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Why stop at five senses? Tech is letting us hack our brains to give us 'superpowers'

Many people claim to have a sixth sense, whether it's being able to predict the weather or that they can just 'sense' something bad is about to …

Our children aren't ready for class, so we are 'worldschooling' them instead

Next week, 30 five-year-olds from our local village primary will fasten their school shoes after a summer of neglect and find that elusive book bag in time for the school run. They know the drill – they have already travelled to school approximately 190 times since starting last September.<p>As one of …

How Writing To-Do Lists Helps Your Brain (Whether Or Not You Finish Them)

To-do lists get a lot of flack, but the simple act of planning has some psychological and productivity benefits all by itself.<p>For a long time, I resisted to-do lists. I wanted the flexibility. I felt that if I kept a list, it would tie me down to a particular set of tasks. Gradually, though, I came …

How Harambe Became the Perfect Meme

The slain gorilla signifies nothing—except maybe our increasingly weird post-everything world.<p>On May 28, Harambe, a 17-year-old lowland gorilla was shot and killed by a Cincinnati Zoo worker to save a small child who had wandered into its enclosure. As such tragic incidents go, there was nothing …

Paralympics ready for lift-off amid cautious optimism of further progress

Despite turbulent preparations the Paralympic movement is hopeful of building on momentum gathered in London when the curtain comes up in Rio<p>Four years since the perception of disabled athletes was altered for ever by the way their extraordinary feats were embraced and celebrated in London, it is …

Paralympics

The story of Philae, the little robot that flew across the solar system to land on a comet

<i>Only two months ago, scientists at the European Space Agency had given up all hope of finding Philae, a robot probe that they had lost track of after it landed on a comet two years ago. But on Sept. 5, after giving it up for dead, they announced that they had found it, wedged in between some rocks.</i> …

Space

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists

Science is in big trouble. Or so we’re told.<p>In the past several years, many scientists have become afflicted with a serious case of doubt — doubt in the very institution of science.<p>Explore the biggest challenges facing science, and how we can fix them:<p>Academia has a huge money problem<br>• Too many …

Online paedophiles can groom a child in less than 20 minutes, study finds

It can take less than 20 minutes for “highly skilled” paedophiles to groom a child on the internet, according to new research.<p>Parents have been urged to take more of an interest in their children’s online activities after the four-year study found that paedophiles employ a range of techniques to …

6 ways you can help support the right to literacy around the world

As you read this, you're exercising a human right just by looking at these letters, stringing them into words and understanding their meaning.<p>It's …

The dark fan theory about ‘Grease’ that won’t stop haunting the Internet

<i>This is part of an occasional series in which we explain Internet things. We like to call it memesplaining; you might call it meme-ruining. Regardless, if you just chanced upon an image macro, hashtag, app or GIF you don’t understand, we have the answers — insofar as answers can be had.</i><p><b>The Meme:</b> …

Social Media

12 Magically Wonderful Roald Dahl Quotes As Motivational Posters

"Somewhere inside all of us is the power to change the world.”

Posters

How the sun, our greatest friend and enemy, could knock out the internet

Near midnight on September 2, 1859, the sky burned blood red. Firefighters in New Orleans stood at the ready, thinking a great blaze had broken out. The waters of the San Francisco Bay shimmered and danced, lit with crimson, while thousands of miles away in New York City, crowds gathered in the …

Why the Oxford English Dictionary Declared 'YOLO' and 'Clickbait' to Be Words

We talked to the editor of the New Words department about how the staff determines which words to include each year.<p>Once again, the Oxford English Dictionary has been updated. Among its most recent additions, it revealed yesterday that "yogalates," "YOLO," and "clickbait" can now all be certifiably …

Your child might be a bully. Here are 7 ways to stop that behavior.

As a former after-school teacher, I’ve spent three years working with kids in a more relaxed environment than the classroom. And, in those hours with kids as their less-guarded selves, I’ve seen the bullying, teasing, whispers and shoves that scarcely get reported home to parents.<p>There are no …

Parenting

Dolphins Recorded Having a ‘Conversation?’ Not So Fast.

A researcher in Russia claims to have evidence that dolphins can use words and sentences, but marine mammal experts remain unconvinced.<p>Dozens of dolphin communication patterns, including the animals’ familiar whistles, clicks, and body postures, have been fascinating scientists for years. But one …

The history of ugliness shows that there is no such thing

In the 19th century, a hirsute aboriginal woman from Mexico named Julia Pastrana was billed on the freak-show circuit as “The Ugliest Woman in the World.” Brought to Europe, she performed according to Victorian norms: singing and dancing, speaking in foreign languages, undergoing public medical …

Art

Musica elettronica con un impatto sociale: ascolta il mix di Maiole e fai una donazione per i bambini terremotati

<b>Sembrano passati mesi (se non anni) dal terremoto in centro Italia</b>. Nel frattempo i telegiornali e le nostre bacheche Facebook sono state inondate da …

√ Coldplay: in uscita una nuova versione di "A Head Full Of Dreams"

Gli indie rocker inglesi Coldplay sono in procinto di rendere disponibile - il prossimo 23 settembre - una nuova edizione dell'ultimo disco …

Fotografia e decontestualizzazione. Vittoria Attianese e l’arte della leggerezza

La fotografia è probabilmente uno dei mezzi espressivi più adatti a trasporre in immagini non solo quanto ci circonda, ma anche quello che vediamo …

Arredare con i vasi: novità di design e progetti d'interni

Vasi moderni in acciaio, ceramica, vetro, da terra o sospesi al soffitto trasformano e arricchiscono gli interni<p>I <b>vasi di design</b> non sono soltanto un …

Un rifugio tra i boschi nell'arcipelago di Stoccolma

Un’abitazione con vista sul Mare del Nord caratterizzata da interni in legno di pino e arredi in stile scandinavo<p>Dietro la <b>facciata in acciaio nero</b> di …

La moda anni '70 nel 2015

1 di 7<p>Da sinistra look Emilio Pucci, Angelo Marani, Valentino, Chloé, Gucci. Tutti primavera estate 2015. Ricerca e artwork di Dorana …

Moda anni 70, look hippie: i capi che non possono mancare

La moda anni 70 è fatta di tante diverse sfumature di stile. Ma certamente la più interessante di queste è quella hippie, che ha dominato i gusti, in …

Capelli: le tendenze colore della primavera estate 2015

Se con l'armadio, per la nuova stagione, volete cambiare o ravvivare il vostro hairstyle, ecco quali sono le nuance du tendenza da scegliere a …

La camicia bianca collezioni primavera estate 2015

1 di 14<p>La camicia bianca, come reinterpretare un classico della moda guardando le sfilate primavera estate 2015. Ricerca e artwork di Dorana Decarolis<p>…