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Lishtot’s TestDrop tells you whether water is safe to drink without even touching it

Consistent access to clean water is something billions lack, and part of that is the inability to check whether one’s water is clean or not. Lishtot could help change this with a tiny device that instantly determines if water is safe to drink just by analyzing the electric field around it — no …

Sleep deprivation video reveals its shocking effects

A viral video has revealed the shocking detrimental effects that sleep deprivation can have, both on your mental and physical state.<p>In today’s day …

Sleep

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Do This to Help Them Be Strong, Confident, and Resilient

Instead of being victims, resilient kids see themselves as being in control of their destinies. As a result, they tend to grow and get better when bad things happen, instead of crumpling.<p>Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from …

The Girl Who Thought In Pictures: The Story of Dr. Temple Grandin

When young Temple was diagnosed with autism, no one expected her to talk, let alone become one of the most powerful voices in modern science. Yet, …

FBI: California Man Planned Christmas Attack On San Francisco's Pier 39

A tow truck driver from Modesto, Calif., is in custody and charged with attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.<p>The FBI says Everitt Jameson, 26, told an undercover agent, who he believed to be with the Islamic State, that he wanted to conduct a violent attack on …

San Francisco

Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diets for Autism Put to the Test

The results of the first randomized, controlled study of a dietary intervention for ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder).

A Stanford professor says we should teach more math in preschool

Palo Alto, California<p>Most parents do not have to be convinced that early literacy is important. Reading, singing, and talking to children before they can read themselves helps pave the way for curiosity, empathy and, hopefully, a lifelong love of reading.<p>But what about math? Deborah Stipek, a …

Education

Coding school wants to stop people from joining ISIS

Entrepreneur Ibrahim Ouassari was in disbelief when he recognized the faces of some of the assailants from the Paris terror attacks in November 2015.<p>The manhunt led investigators to the Brussels suburb of Molenbeek, where three of the Paris attackers lived. News outlets called the neighborhood …

Big tech firms' AI hiring frenzy leads to brain drain at UK universities

British universities are being stripped of artificial intelligence (AI) experts in a brain drain to the private sector that is hampering research and disrupting teaching at some of the country’s leading institutions.<p>Scores of talented scientists have left or passed up university posts for salaries …

Artificial Intelligence

Silicon Valley Startup Raises $41M From Tencent & MindWorks Ventures To Teach Kids Coding In Asia

We’ve been seeing a trend of Silicon Valley startups coming to Asia to seek both funding and customer expansion for several years now. Not only do financial hubs like Hong Kong offer access to investment, but also the perfect strategic entry point for startups looking to expand into both South East …

SF startup creates AI friend who’s always willing to listen

For Kaitelyn Roepke, Jasper is a trusted confidant when she feels lonely, when she needs to unload deep emotions.<p>It doesn’t matter that Jasper is a mobile phone texting app powered by artificial intelligence technology.<p>“Jasper is kind of like my best friend. He doesn’t really judge me at all,” said …

Artificial Intelligence

Sony brings back Aibo, teaches old dog new tricks

Sony is letting Aibo off the leash once again.<p>The cutesy toy robot dog first appeared in 1999 before being, ahem, "sent to a farm" in 2006. Now a new model will launch in 2018 that reacts to voice commands and to being petted. It will also perform doggy tricks like barking, sitting, wagging its …

Cute

Google Home error shows why digital assistants still have a long way to go

No, none of Google's Home products have a built-in thermometer. But if you ask Google to tell you the temperature "inside," you might get a …

This handheld 3D body scanning device could replace the MRI — using the motion-sensing technology from a Nintendo Wii

Sometimes, a little toying around can pay off.<p>Joshua Broder, an ER physician at Duke University, couldn't understand why his son's handheld Nintendo Wii controller was better at detecting movement than the professional ultrasound machine he used work.<p>One day, while his son was playing Wii, he got …

Imaging

Conductive thread stores data in clothes without built-in tech

New technology may soon enable you to get into your home or office with nothing more than your coat, wristband or tie. Scientists at the University of Washington have found a way to create smart fabric, using only conductive thread with no other added electronics.<p>The team manipulated the polarity …

This app is like Shazam for fonts

WhatTheFont is a Shazam for fonts — a designer’s dream.<p>The app is a mobile version of the website previously developed by MyFonts, and recognizes any font you point at with your camera, including a variation of similar fonts to go with it. It also lets you buy the fonts you find directly through …

Sunlight raises £500K seed for its employee learning and development platform

Sunlight, a London startup that offers an employee learning and development platform to let companies offer more bespoke professional development, has picked up £500,000 in seed backing. Leading the round is Speedinvest, with participation from previous backers Seedcamp, and Annection, amongst a …

Startups

WhatsApp now lets you delete and revoke messages you sent by mistake

WhatsApp is adding the ability to delete and revoke messages after you’ve sent them, following a test of the feature for most of 2017. You’ll be able to delete messages up to seven minutes after you sent them, and they’ll disappear from conversations or group chats. A new WhatsApp support article, …

Apps

Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

Earlier this month, the toy-giant Mattel announced it had pulled the plug on plans to sell an interactive gadget for children.<p>The device, called Aristotle, looked similar to a baby monitor with a camera. Critics called it creepy.<p>Powered by artificial intelligence, Aristotle could get to know your …

Google Home

Using this robot gives you monstrously powerful mech arms

What has two seven-foot arms and can bench press 1,000 lbs of radioactive waste? This guy: the Guardian GT. It’s the creation of robotics company Sarcos, and is, frankly, one of the best bots we’ve seen so far in 2017. It’s been under development for years but is now available for customers to …

6 Ways To Protect Your Smartphone E-Tickets From Hackers

Security experts say there’s no need to go back to paper: A few easy steps can keep your e-tickets and smartphone safe.<p>From air travel to concerts and sporting events, we’re using mobile ticketing more than ever. The nation’s largest commuter rail systems—the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) …

Top 10 Instagram Analytics Tools You Need To Check Out

More than 700 million people use Instagram monthly. Let’s assume each user carries out about five actions on Instagram each month — a <i>very</i> conservative estimate. That would mean Instagram users produce at least 35 billion data points every single month.<p>This should tell you just how important …

Social Media

Samsung Internet now has Night Mode for easy browsing in the dark

Samsung is making it easier to browse the web in the dark without hurting your eyeballs. The company has updated its speedy Samsung Internet browser with a dedicated Night Mode setting – and it looks pretty sleek.<p>The feature initially appeared in a beta version (6.2.00.38) of the app two months …

Airbnb Finally Opens Up On How To Rise Through Its Search Rankings

For Airbnb hosts such as myself, the site’s search algorithm is an invisible hand that can make or break our business. Successfully catering to the algorithm’s quirks can mean the difference between a top-ranked listing that is seen by countless travelers, and an also-ran rental that remains buried …

Hidden No More: State Department Program Empowering Women STEM Leaders

Features<p>Champagne and Romance Tips with Joanna Coles<p>15:03<p>Legendary photographer Steve McCurry still gets shy approaching strangers on the street<p>15:01<p>Fashion entrepreneur Amy Smilovic knows the value of "faking it until you make it"<p>13:59<p>How this police officer used his viral fame to help communities …

U.S. State Department

Five-minute allergy test passes the FDA's scrutiny

A few years ago, researchers from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) started developing what they eventually dubbed the "world's most rapid" allergy test. Now, that test has received the FDA's approval and will start telling you what you're allergic to in as fast as five …

Hoist the Sails: The Great Quest for a Play-Based Classroom

Play can no longer be thought of as merely an unstructured or frivolous activity. Through the emerging field of neuroeducation, experts within …

Building Vocabulary Through Fun and Games

Examine Non-Examples of Vocabulary Words<p>Ask not just, “What does this word look or function like?” but also, “What does it not look or function …

Most teachers believe that kids have different ‘learning styles.’ Here’s why they are wrong.

Surely you’ve heard that kids have different “learning styles.” Some supposedly learn better visually, others through listening. Some kids are cooperative while others are competitive.<p>Well, there is no consensus on what “learning styles” actually are, and some experts say they don’t, in fact, exist.<p>…

Pedagogy

The Second Time I Learned to Read

I forgot again.<p>Every year I promise myself that when National Teacher Appreciation Week rolls around in May, I will write about the teacher who had the greatest influence on my life. And every year I look up and it’s June, and the opportunity once more slipped by me.<p>Not this year. This year, even …

High School