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The educational strategy that’s turning students into unimaginative robots

Science and math dominate the contemporary educational landscape in the United States. Almost everyone agrees that the country needs to shape workers with the skills to combat global problems like climate change, cancer and ailing infrastructures. There’s just one problem: a single-minded emphasis …

Education

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Relationships

This psychological phenomenon explains why you can spend all day at work without getting anything done

How is it possible that you spent eight (or more) hours at your desk, didn't even goof off on Facebook, and <i>still</i> made no progress on the day's goals?<p>Perhaps the problem is less a lack of conscientiousness and more that you're losing sight of your top priorities. Instead of organizing your workday …

Make What You Say Sound Better And More Eloquent

A dysfunctional family is more than disagreement or constant arguments. Anything from plain neglect, to abuse and even verbal and physical violence …

Self-help

Study: Religious Kids Are Jerks

A study published in the journal Current Biology testing the behavior of Christian, Muslim, and atheist children has found that religious kids are …

Researchers Perform First Surgery on the Human Genome

Ralph Claus Grimm<p>Kristen Earle, Gabriel Billings, KC Huang and Justin Sonnenburg<p>Dr. Igor Siwanowicz<p>Daniel H. Miller and Ethan S. Sokol<p>Dr. Giorgio …

Biology

Mealworms Can Happily And Safely Eat Styrofoam

Say hello to my wriggly friend<p>Mealworms are those squirmy guys you took care of in science class or fed to a particularly hungry pet chicken or reptile. And new studies from Stanford suggest that these creepy crawlers could be incredibly good for the environment.<p>Two papers, published in</i> …

Here's what traveling to Mars does to your brain

Future Mars astronauts will have more to contend with than just the unforgiving, vacuumous expanse of space separating Earth from the Red Planet (140 million miles, on average).<p>In an experiment meant to simulate a journey to Mars, 18 months of isolation caused participants to have high stress …

Starting With the Earth as a Marble, This Is the First Timelapse of the Solar System to Scale | Colossal

<p>When looking in a science textbook or a toy mobile of the solar system, it’s easy to depict the sun, planets and moon to scale in comparison to each …

5 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Dating Relationship

Somewhere along the way dating became too hard. There must have been a time when it was easy—people knew what was expected of them and how to behave …

Relationships

This nighttime routine will help you be more productive in the morning

This way you can get the rest you need, and you will be prepared for an energetic and focused tomorrow.<p>The Nightly Routine doesn't have to be as long as the morning  —  mine is only around 15 minutes or so; however, I wake up feeling refreshed and ready to crush the day.<p>After recently writing a …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Dressed<p><i>GQ</i>-approved kits from every red carpet, airport arrival, and coffee run across the globe.<p>10 Photos1 day agoView More<p>Style<p>Our Legacy joins …

Do You Feel Emotions Deeply? These Tips Might Help

Do you get overwhelmed by your emotions? You might be going about your day, and suddenly, an interaction sparks a strong feeling. Your fight, flight …

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

There are hundreds of thousands of productivity tools to choose from. Auditing each of them is the hardest part of the selection process.<p>Just …

Start school day at 11am to let students sleep in, says expert

Paul Kelley says young people are losing 10 hours’ sleep a week, and calls for 8.30am starts for primary pupils and 10 or 11am for teenagers<p>School start times should be put back to as late as 11am to combat a sleep-deprivation crisis among young people, a scientist has suggested.<p>Paul Kelley, of the …

Sleep

Climate-smart cities could save the world $22tn, say economists

Green buildings and better infrastructure would not only spur economic growth but also cut carbon emissions equal to India’s annual output<p>Putting cities on a course of smart growth – with expanded public transit, energy-saving buildings, and better waste management - could save as much as $22tn and …

Climate

Roofing Product Makes Electricity, Heat, and Heats Water!

The array combines thin-film solar PV and solar thermal technologies into a steel sheet roofing product produced by Australian steel manufacturer …

11 morning routine tweaks that will make the rest of your day more productive

I don't know anyone who couldn't use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. What they found will change the way you start your day.<p>The …

Stephen Hawking hasn’t solved the black hole paradox just yet

<b>(Reuters/Kimberly White)</b><p>The physics world is abuzz with the cosmologist’s latest discovery. It may have gotten a little carried away<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>August 28, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>The physics world is abuzz this week with news that Stephen …

Physics

Solar-powered Sustainer Homes give you the freedom to live anywhere

1/12<p>offgrid sustainer homes<p>Wish you had the freedom to live anywhere without ever paying another cent in utilities? If so, Netherlands-based …

What is your personal method for waking up early?

Dan Luca<br>I started waking up at 5AM on October 2, 2009... almost by mistake...<br>...and I'm still waking up at 5AM to this day and don't intend to stop …

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

Revolutionary Fence Is Set to Trap the Sea’s Power

<b>By Alex Kirby, Climate News Network</b><p><i>One of the new marine turbine rotor blades is floated in on a barge, ready for installation. (Kepler Energy)</i><p><i>This</i> …

Hydroelectric Power

Why Public Schools Don't Teach Critical Thinking -- Part 1

The following warning should be affixed atop every computer in America's schools:<p><i>Proceed at your own risk. Don't accept as true what you're about to read. Some of it is fact; some of it is opinion disguised as fact; and the rest is liberal, conservative, or mainstream propaganda. Make sure you know</i> …

Science says couples in lasting relationships typically wait this long to start having sex

But when is the optimal time to start being sexually intimate in a relationship?<p>Like many relationships, the answer is a little complicated.<p>One of the reasons it's so hard to determine the best time in a relationship to have sex is because there haven't been a ton of studies that address that …

We Are Literally Farming Ourselves Out of Food

Two items crossed my desk recently that were so fundamentally opposite in their visions of the future that it was enough to give a reader whiplash. The first was the 2012 book <i>Abundance</i>, the optimistic paen to entrepreneurs, inventors and Silicon Valley gazillionaires written by X-Prize founder …

The “Greenest Schools On Earth” Do More Than Put Solar Panels On The Roof

Getting students to care about sustainability is the more important–and harder–challenge.<p>To be the “Greenest School on Earth” in the eyes of the U.S. Green Building Council, it takes more than a few solar panels on the roof. Those are nice, of course. But you also need to teach sustainability …

Turn Any YouTube Video Into A GIF By Just Adding “GIF” To The URL

Want to turn something on YouTube into a GIF, but don’t want to futz with downloading third-party apps or digging around for an online converter?<p>Here’s a handy, easy to remember trick: just add “GIF” to the beginning of the URL. After “www.” and before “youtube.com”<p>Like so:<p>.<p>So, for example, you’d …