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Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says Praise Them Like This for Accomplishments

Praising your kids the wrong way can be bad for their success and mental health.<p>There are two sides to every coin. Praising your kids is no exception.<p>On one hand, there's a body of evidence that supports the theory that praising your children is good. Studies have found that it helps to motivate, …

Parenting

Coconut Tres Leches Sheet Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl; set aside.<p>Step 2<p>Combine egg yolks and 3/4 cup of …

Brexit Britain will depend on 'foreign' London and its Muslim mayor in 2017

The country needs a successful capital more than ever and it will help if Sadiq Khan is able to build on his solid start<p>They’re still at it out there. “Sadiq Khan getting elected as mayor tells you all you need to know about London!” declares a self-described royalist and Rangers fan on Twitter: …

Scientists have discovered a new state of matter for water

One of the most basic things we are taught in school science classes is that water can exist in three different states, either as solid ice, liquid …

Atoms

Don't miss the supermoon, meteor showers and other amazing December sky events

Whether meteors are your thing or you're lured by the bright light of the supermoon, there's a lot going on in the December sky. Here's a rundown of …

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The advent of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) has met with mixed response in the higher education sector.<p>Most agree that it is both important and worthwhile to assess teaching and that the TEF is a brave beginning. There is, too, some justified criticism that the proposals are a poor …

Education

Can technology replace teachers? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Harpreet Purewal

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Anxiety about losing your job to technology is both a rational and growing fear. Andy Haldane, the chief economist at the Bank of England, recently …

Oxford University

SNP under fire as Scottish education system records worst ever rating for maths, reading and science

Scotland’s education system has recorded its worst ever performance in an international survey and has fallen behind other parts of the UK, it emerged today in a damning indictment of the SNP government’s record during a decade in power.<p>The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) for …

Sleep deprivation costs British economy £40billion a year, scientists find

Lack of sleep is costing the UK economy billions and increasing the risk of death for large numbers of tired Britons, according to a new report.<p>Scientists evaluated the economic cost of poor sleep in five countries: the UK, US, Canada, Germany and Japan.<p>They found that the effect of sleep …

Thousands of civilians flee eastern Aleppo as Syrian government forces capture key district

Nearly 10,000 civilians have fled rebel-held east Aleppo after loyalist forces captured a key neighbourhood which has acted as a conduit between the city’s warring halves.<p>The exodus, the largest since 2012, came after government forces seized the Hanano neighbourhood, which rebel forces had …

Middle East

Qatar Will Arm Syrian Rebels Regardless of Trump's Policies

Qatar will continue to arm Syrian rebels even if Donald Trump ends U.S. backing for the multinational effort, Doha's foreign minister said in an …

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Some Religions Are More Friendly to Science than Others

Attempts to unite religion and science are not new. A big part of the challenge is finding the right language to draw parallels with, and physicists …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2016 – Part Two

This particular “Best” list is a newer one.<p>I have regularly published The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To …

No school yet, please: We want to give our daughter a home start

This September, my four-year-old daughter Cherry reached school starting age. But I didn’t join the scrummage in Clarks for the perfect pair of school shoes; nor did I take photos of her beaming by the front door in a too-big uniform.<p>Instead Cherry, her three-year-old sister Violet and I went …

Graphene's Infusion in Textiles is the Future of Wearable Electronics

A Better Fit<p>Smart clothes are a highly promising field of development, where everything from health monitors to LED displays are integrated into …

Wearable Tech

The Usual Routine

Latest<p>Do you happen to find yourself being the odd one out of the group a lot whenever the topic starts …<p>Relationships work better when they’re not …

Glowing Circuit Board Lamp

Seems like these types of edge-lit LED lamps have become increasingly popular, and I really wanted to make one. So, this is what I came up with! Here …

Ottawa conference explores best way to teach math

Dozens of teachers, school administrators and researchers are gathering in Ottawa this weekend to explore a simple question — what's the best way to …

Canada

Understand Quantum Entanglement in 7 Minutes Flat

For many, Quantum Entanglement just frustrates people who try to understand it. Even Albert Einstein was skeptical about this property in quantum …

Secret Teacher: I moved to Africa – and realised how flawed British education is

I am paid less than ever before and work with scant resources but it is bliss compared with my old schools in Britain<p>Ten years ago, I took my first job as an English teacher in an east London comprehensive next to a large council estate. I had gravitated towards the profession because it was in my …

Teaching

Jean Reinhardt on the beauty of self-publishing

The Cork beautician self-published her first historical novella in 2013 and went full-time last year. She offers aspiring authors advice<p>Most Read

Poem of the Day: “Social Skills Training” by Solmaz Sharif

<b>Social Skills Training</b>Studies suggest <i>How may I help you officer?</i> is the single most disarming thing to say and not <i>What’s the problem?</i> Studies suggest …

Poems that Say Thank You

A poem can be a perfect thank you note, whether you’re glad for a nice dinner with friends (see Bernadette Mayer’s “We Eat Out Together”) or thanking …