Chris Coffey

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Watch the Cast of Deep Space Nine Tour Star Trek Online's Digital Version

Experiencing a space you know in real life in digital form is a fascinating, mystifying thing. Seeing a space you helped build, one that only existed …

One of the most realistic prosthetic hands we've seen

This young girl's prosthetic hand is one of the most realistic we've seen.

Scientists Just 3D Printed a Human Cornea Using Stem Cells

These 3d printed artificial corneas could help millions restore their vision.<p>Researchers have created the most advanced artificial cornea ever using 3D printing and human stem cells. The technology, if successfully developed, could help millions of people around the world see a clearer future.<p>The …

Every story in the world has one of these six basic plots

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal six story types – but can they be applied to our most-loved tales? Miriam Quick takes a look.<p>“My prettiest contribution to the culture” was how the novelist Kurt Vonnegut described his old master’s thesis in anthropology, “which was rejected because …

Literature

Teaching's far from a 9-to-3:30 job: Here's what our day really entails

It's fairly safe to say that right now teaching and education is in the spotlight. The tricky part about discussing school and education is that, …

In an office of machines, where will you fit in?

Q<p>How will the emergence of artificial intelligence affect individual workers in the future?<p>A<p>Artificial intelligence combined with other advancing …

Self-watering gardens will be normal in five years, experts predict

Self-watering gardens will be normal in the UK within five years, experts predict, amid a growing trend for home grown fruit and vegetables.<p>Artificial intelligence garden systems which take the hard work out of gardening are already on sale in the US, and are set to make their way to the UK before …

Fun End-of-Year Review Activities

The 2017-18 school year is winding down for many of us and that means lots of end-of-year review and reflection activities will be taking place. It’s …

Show What You Know: The Shift To Competency

“GPAs are worthless as a criteria for hiring, and test scores are worthless,” said Laszlo Bock, former head of HR at Google. “Google famously used to ask everyone for a transcript and GPAs and test scores, but we don’t anymore, unless you’re just a few years out of school. We found that they don’t …

Pedagogy

Educational Links 5/18/18

A Checklist For 21st Century Teachers<b>https://wegrowteachers.com/a-checklist-for-21st-century-teachers/</b>As Expectations of Teachers Change, …

What Is Consciousness?

Consciousness is everything you experience. It is the tune stuck in your head, the sweetness of chocolate mousse, the throbbing pain of a toothache, …

There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

We don't only use 10% of our brain.<p>However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human …

How to Automatically Issue Certificates When Students Pass a Quiz

This is the time of year when a lot of teachers, principals, and coaches will be creating and issuing various certificates to students. Both Google …

SC teachers face threats and physical harm in the classroom. Many end up quitting

At the top of a piece of notebook paper, scrawled in a child's handwriting, were three terrifying words.<p>"Kill ms. turner"<p>The three words might have …

Why This 15-Pound Weighted Blanket Is Part of My Anti-Anxiety Routine

My anxiety causes a lot of sleeping problems. I set out to see if a gravity blanket would help me get a more peaceful night’s sleep.<p><b>Health and</b> …

Sleep

Thoughts People With Social Anxiety Have At Parties

“I get sweaty, my heart races, and I want to run.”<p>Social anxiety disorder is a misunderstood mental illness that affects 15 million Americans. Those who live with the condition may feel an extreme fear of being judged by others ― this can make them overly anxious about speaking in public or …

Mental Health

This revolution in our understanding of depression will be life-transforming | Edward Bullmore

The discovery of genes that are linked to the crippling condition throws up exciting new possibilities for its successful treatment<p>Depression runs in families, we know. But it is only very recently, and after considerable controversy and frustration, that we are beginning to know how and why. The …

Depression

Experimental 1080p video footage offers an uncannily sharp snapshot of 1992 in Japan

Good-Night TOKYO was video recorded in 1992 using a high-definition camera with features that didn't become standard on consumer devices for 20 …

High-Definition

This New Prosthetic Limb Transmits Sensations Directly To The Nervous System

Even with the most advanced prosthetics, amputees cannot feel the ground when they walk on a synthetic leg, or know if someone is touching a mechanical arm. This new MIT tech hopes to change that.<p>In 1992, Hugh Herr, now head of the Biomechatronics Group at MIT Media Lab, had both of his legs …

It's Time to Let Go of Tired Teaching Habits

Guest post by Aric Foster<p>The first time a grading guru told me that points and percentages were unhealthy and perhaps immoral, I was first shocked, …

4 Homework Myths That Parents Should Consider

Feelings about homework have a tendency to be extreme, but parents can help kids by taking a measured look at the research.<p>Whether there’s too much …

How to lose weight if you're addicted to food, according to a cognitive scientist who struggled for years

Susan Peirce Thompson struggled for decades to lose weight. She tried everything, from diet books and rigid workout regimens to running a marathon. She even considered having a gastric bypass, an intensive surgery that can involve months of counseling and preparation.<p>Somewhere along the way, she …

Nutrition

Google's talking AI is indistinguishable from humans

Tacotron 2 is Google's new text-to-speech system, and as heard in the samples below, it sounds indistinguishable from humans.<p>From Quartz:<p>The system …

George Washington

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

5 #TeacherTruths About Group Projects

<i>“Two hands are better than one.”</i><p><i>“Many hands make light work.”</i><p><i>“People in the real world work in groups, so students need to as well.”</i><p>We’ve all heard …

Strawberry-Picking Robots Will Definitely Take Your Job

Strawberry-picking robot enters a field near Duette, Fla. (via Dan Charles/NPR)<p>Another day, another step toward the robot revolution.<p>Harvest CROO …

14 Classroom Rules Posters Featuring Lovable, Huggable Puppies

When you want to make classroom rules fun, it’s time to cue the cute puppies! In honor of National Puppy Day (March 23), we created these classroom …

Elementary school teachers sometimes follow a class of students from year to year. New research suggests that’s a good idea.

When Kim Van Duzer, an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, had a chance to follow her students from third to fourth grade the next school year, …

The Surprising Way People Can Tell if You're Rich, According to Science

Even if you walk tall and wear designer pieces, you still might look poor to others.<p>Like politics and religion, we usually consider it a little impolite or touchy to talk about how much money someone does or doesn't have. But what if there wasn't a way to hide our financial situation? What if …

University of Toronto

Watch These Cool GIFs Restore Ancient Ruins to Their Former Glory

The Parthenon leaps back to life.<p>Even in their ruined formed, the glory of the Parthenon in Greece and the Luxor Temple in Egypt draw myriad tourists every year. However, it can be hard to imagine what these buildings looked like in their dazzling original forms. That’s why Expedia recently showed …