Brijesh Kumar

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Strain on Nepal faultline risks another earthquake in Kathmandu, study finds

A major tremor could hit Nepal’s Gorkha district within years rather than the centuries that usually pass between quakes, say researchers<p>A massive underground faultline that ruptured last year, causing a killer earthquake in Nepal, is still under tremendous strain underneath Kathmandu, a study said …

Natural Disasters

Study examines the downside of larger families: Researchers say additional children increase risk of educational, behavioral problems

Researchers say additional children increase risk of educational, behavioral problems<p>Large families often capture the public's attention, from 'The …

Cognition

Eric Schmidt wants an AI assistant named Not-Eric

Alphabet chairman touts the promise of artificial intelligence at New York conference<p>Alphabet executive chairman Eric Schmidt thinks artificial intelligence has the potential to solve the "hard problems" that the world faces today, including climate change, education, and population growth — and he …

What the New US Dietary Guidelines Mean for Cyclists

Coffee and eggs are in and sugar is out, but active cyclists need to take some of the most recent recommendations with a grain of salt<p>If it’s January, you can bet someone is telling you what you should and should not be eating. This year that includes the U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Health …

This New Half-Solid, Half-Liquid Material Can Heal Itself

Wow.<p>A new half-solid, half-liquid adaptive material created by scientists in the US displays a number of amazing properties, including the ability to …

Philippines: Cuts to Contraception Funding Slammed by Rights Groups

The Philippine legislature has undermined the fight against sexually transmitted disease by removing funding for contraception from its 2016 budget, …

Scientists May Have Just Discovered The Key To Halting Alzheimer's

Brain inflammation plays a big role in the disease's progression.<p>Curbing brain inflammation may help people treat and prevent Alzheimer's disease, according to a landmark new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Southampton in England conducted a series of experiments showing a chemical that …

The science of resilience: how to teach students to persevere

In schools today, the focus is not only on helping students pass exams, but also on improving their character by making them more resilient. Resilience in learning, as in life, is about being able to persevere through setbacks, take on challenges and risk making mistakes to reach a goal.<p>Studies …

Pedagogy