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First Biological Superlens Created Using Spider Silk - MIT Technology Review

Back in 1873, the German physicist Ernst Abbe discovered a fundamental limit in the performance of imaging systems such as microscopes or camera …

Nanotech

The World’s Most Expensive Medicine Is a Bust - MIT Technology Review

The most expensive drug in history is a money loser that’s not reaching patients. In fact, it’s only been paid for and used commercially once since …

Biotechnology

Oculus Rift Is Too Cool to Ignore - MIT Technology Review

I strapped an Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset to my face and was teleported to the <i>Apollo 11</i> spacecraft’s cramped command module, circa July 1969, …

Three Finalists Announced for Tel Aviv University Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center Design Competition

Three finalists have been selected for the Tel Aviv University Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Center Design Competition.<p>The competition called for …

Nanotech

Developing Interactive Content with the Help of Picture Books

One of my graduate school professors told a story about watching a baby interacting with the picture book <i>Goodnight Moon</i>. She spoke of how, even …

Books

Our Favorite Picture Book Dads of 2015

When I read a picture book with my daughter — usually in bed, after an achingly precise number of read-aloud books have been negotiated and agreed …

What are the best children's books to read at Christmas?

<b>Andy Stanton, author of Mr Gum</b><p>For me it’s not a book, but the poem ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ by Clement Clarke Moore. I love the sense of excitement and anticipation that it conveys. And I love hearing it read out when you’re indoors all cosy and warm, with lots of holly and other Christmas …

Books

Reading Through the Best PD

Professional development takes many forms. School districts provide professional development to educate teachers about curricular adoptions or broad …

This tutor in Hong Kong is so good he was offered a job worth $11 million, but he said no

A Hong Kong school took out an ad in a paper last week offering Lam Yat-yan, a tutor, $11 million (£7.1 million) to quit his job and work for them.<p>Modern Education's attempt to poach Lam away from rival school Beacon Group illustrates the growing trend for what are dubbed "super tutors" in the …

How to engage with sullen students

<i>Sullen: “Of persons, their attributes, aspect, actions: characterized by, or indicative of, gloomy ill humour or moody silence.”</i><i><br>Oxford English</i> …

Teaching

2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Results

Feature<p>2015 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Results<p>Celebrating Youthful Curiosity, Discovery and Learning through Books and Reading<p>Jenkins Group is …

Lost My Name is a customizable children's book for the internet age

With the trend in personalization continuing to grow in apps and gadgets, it’s refreshing to see one company apply the same tech principles to something even more impactful: children’s books.<p>Lost My Name is a publishing startup that specializes in personalized books. And it’s not just slapping your …

Why Kids Need Non-Fiction Picture Books

Last week I got to interview Duke University professor turned picture book author Alan W. Biermann as part of the book tour for his new non-fiction …

Meet the man behind the book that promises to put your child to sleep. What's the secret?

The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep became a viral bestseller, promising harassed parents it would put their children in a slumber. Harry Wallop talks to the Swedish author.<p>When “Go Set a Watchman,” was published in July, the surprise sequel to To Kill a Mocking Bird was described as the “biggest …

Books

16 Inspirational Quotes from Children's Literature

<b>Embed this image on your site:</b><p>No matter your age, children's literature is bursting with timeless gems of wisdom. If your heart needs fine-tuning or …

A Delightful 1912 Children’s Book About a Wayward Rocket

<i>The Vault is</i> <b>Slate</b><i>'s history blog. Like us on</i> <i>Facebook</i><i>, follow us on Twitter</i> <i>@slatevault</i><i>, and find us on</i> <i>Tumblr.</i> <i>Find out more about what this space is</i> …

The Sonar System: a children’s book about sound systems, Tesfarians and the power of music

In The Sonar System, a new children’s picture book by singer and MC Ras Mykha, the planets orbit a gigantic, pulsating speaker instead of a sun. The story is simple, familiar and classic: the conflict between two peoples (the Tesfarians and the Malake) who once lived in peace, with an overarching …

Books

Why Picture Books – 5 Reasons Why They Belong in Every Classroom

I don’t remember when I fell out of love with picture books, but I do remember wondering why any teacher would invest any money in them if they were …

Children's Books to Explore the World - Adventures in Learning

Whether you’re traveling the world or just want to take a vacation from the comfort of your home, bring out your child’s inner explorer with this …

Smartphones are hurting our children - but the real culprit is bad parenting

Unless we get control of the screens which now absorb so much of our kids' time, their health and their schooling will suffer<p>"Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning." That was the conclusion of a recent University of Derby …

InterAct

Comment: Dr Seuss' children's books have a commitment to social justice still relevant today

Donald E Pease<i>, Dartmouth College</i><p>On February 18, Random House announced the discovery of What Pet Should I Get?, an unpublished – and heretofore …

Translating Steve Jobs’ Life into a Graphic Novel

Jessie Hartland (Photo: Isabelle Dervaux)Jessie Hartland knew many people interested in Steve Jobs wouldn’t read Walter Isaacson’s 630 bio, so she …

A Year of Nonfiction Picture Books Revisited

I read a lot of nonfiction aloud to my class. I never get to as many titles as I intend to – the “must share” stack is always growing. It’s not …

Books

15 of the best books for kids in National Children's Book Week

Book Trust has released its Best Book Guide 2015 in time for National Children’s Books Week.<p>With so many options out there it can be hard for parents …

Books

6 Tips on Writing for Children

I hadn’t read a children’s novel in an embarrassingly long time when I landed my first deal to write exactly that. Naturally, I went into it with all …