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‘How we became a top 1% school for reading’

When the headteacher started a recent staff meeting brandishing a letter from the Department for Education, you could feel the collective sense of …

Supermarket urges shoppers to bring reusable containers to take fresh meat and fish home

Supermarket shoppers wanting to bag a steak or salmon for dinner are being urged to bring reusable ­containers to take them home.<p>Morrisons hopes to …

Neuroscience is unlocking mysteries of the teenage brain

How would you describe an average teenager? For most people, the following characteristics might come to mind: moody, impulsive, risk taking, likely …

Watch how quickly humans are changing the planet in these animations of NASA satellite images

From rising sea levels to an increase in wildfires.<p>A new website, EarthTime, aims to shows how humans have dramatically changed the planet — such as how glaciers are melting and where refugees are migrating — through time-lapse satellite photos.<p>The site’s interactive maps use images taken by NASA …

'Reading is the cornerstone of a valuable education – but in secondary school it is a mere footnote'

In the wake of GCSE results day this year, there has been a predictable focus on the change of assessment system in the "core subjects". Clearly, …

Creating a sustainable future

How is China's sustainable agenda influencing projects along the Belt and Road?

Rare Photos of a Shark Feeding Frenzy

<i>National Geographic</i> contributing photographer Laurent Ballesta was diving in the waters of French Polynesia when he finally saw a sight that he had …

A hammerhead shark death could spark change in Florida's regulations

Of the instantly recognizable organisms in the animal kingdom, the hammerhead shark is probably among the top three.<p>That distinctive skull design, molded by 400 million years of evolution, gives the large coastal shark its perfectly suited name. But many a tarpon fishing guide in Florida can also …

Fish

Bells across the nation toll 39 times to honor Martin Luther King Jr.

<b>(CNN) —</b> Crowds grew silent Wednesday evening as bells rang out 39 times in Atlanta and Memphis, Tennessee, to mark the age of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. at the time of his assassination.<p>Cities across the United States honored King with ceremonies and performances, as well as reflections on …

Black History

China's 'social credit' system bans millions from travelling

It sounds like the plot line from an episode of Black Mirror set in a dystopian future, but China's “social credit” system has already seen over 12 million people slapped with domestic travel bans as punishment for bad behaviour.<p>Nine million Chinese have been banned from buying domestic flights, …

Social Media

North Korea to host first K-Pop concert since 2005 with Red Velvet and Cho Yong-pil

North Korea is set to host it’s first K-Pop concert in over a decade.<p>South Korea played host to a number of North Korean acts during the 2018 Winter …

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

13 Successful People on the Books That Changed Their Lives

Get these on your shelf now.<p>Need a book recommendation for a young, out-of-work, or fledgling wild-card on your Christmas list? Or some words of …

Billionaire CEO Sara Blakely Says These 7 Words Are the Best Career Advice She Ever Got | Inc.com

Sara Blakely founded Spanx in her late 20s. The company made $4 million in sales in its first year and $10 million in its second year. In 2012, <i>Forbes</i> named Blakely the youngest self-made woman billionaire in the world.<p>She is clearly massively successful. Yet when asked what the best advice she ever …

Dining Rooms

I gave up Starbucks for a week and drank this high-fat, buttered coffee drink instead — here's the verdict

<b>• Bulletproof Coffee, a "biohacking" wellness brand, is bringing a bottled version of buttered coffee to market.</b><p><b>• The ready-to-drink product will roll out to over 400 Whole Foods stores nationwide this fall.</b><p><b>• The drink taps into a Silicon Valley diet craze that has techies eating lots of fat.</b><p>This …

This Needle-Covered Patch Dissolves Excess Body Fat Wherever You Stick It

Would you try it?<p>A skin patch that effectively melts excess body fat wherever you decide to apply it sounds too good to be true, but this thing …

The robots are coming for Mozart

They’re everywhere now: in your office, your bed, your kitchen toaster. Of course, they’d make it to the philharmonic at some point.<p>At a robotics showcase in Pisa, Italy on Sept. 12, a robot—for the very first time in history—conducted an entire orchestra. The dual-armed robot, which was designed …

The Japanese concept of Ikigai could be the secret to a long, meaningful life

Just trying to answer such a big question might make you want to crawl back into bed. If it does, the Japanese concept of ikigai could help.<p>Originating from a country with one of the world's oldest populations, the idea is becoming popular outside of Japan as a way to live longer and better.<p>While …

Challenge launched to find Ireland's fittest school

Concern has been raised over the fitness of Irish children as new figures show 90% of secondary schools provide less than two hours of physical …

Ireland

Meet The Jury Of The 2017 Innovation By Design Awards

Judges hailed from Google, Amazon, Ikea, Airbnb, Adidas, Slack, MoMA, and more.<p>Nearly 30 designers, executives, and thought leaders helped judge the 2017 Innovation By Design Awards, <i>Fast Company</i>‘s sixth annual celebration of creativity in design. Meet the illustrious cast below.*<p>Katie Becker<p>Becker …

Intelligent machines will replace teachers within 10 years, leading public school headteacher predicts

Inspirational teachers of the future will be intelligent machines rather than humans, the influential head of one of Britain's most famous public …

Education

Private University in North Korea Reopens Despite Travel Ban

SEOUL, South Korea — The only foreign-funded private university in North Korea started a new semester on Monday, but without its usual American professors because of Washington’s ban on travel to the country, university officials said.<p>The travel ban, which took effect Friday, has threatened the …

Stress doesn't have to be a killer — here's how to use it to your advantage

Brad Stulberg, coauthor of "Peak Performance: Elevate Your Game, Avoid Burnout, and Thrive with the New Science of Success," explains how looking at stressful situations as challenges rather than threats can help you perform better. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>So stress, in a very</i> …

A free, teacher-less university in France is schooling thousands of future-proof programmers

Paris<p>When you walk into École 42, a teacher-less coding school in Paris, a few things leap out at you: a killer collection of provocative street art, including an illustrated condom machine at the front desk; iMacs as far as the eye can see; and a palpable buzz from the roughly 1,000 students …

Swimming Pools

What If (Almost) Every Gene Affects (Almost) Everything?

Three Stanford scientists have proposed a provocative new way of thinking about genetic variants, and how they affect people’s bodies and health.<p>In 1999, a group of scientists scoured the genomes of around 150 pairs of siblings in an attempt to find genes that are involved in autism. They came up …

Genetics

Meet the four new MPs who are still in their 20s

By Hannah Moore <i>Newsbeat reporter</i><p><b>Some of Britain's youngest new MPs have been telling Newsbeat what it feels like to be elected in their 20s.</b><p>"The first few days here have been manic, so much to take in," says one.<p>Another says entering parliament feels a bit like "being Harry Potter".<p>The House of …

This is who’s running Uber now that CEO Travis Kalanick has resigned

Kalanick announced on Tuesday that he was resigning from the company.<p><b>Update</b>: Uber CEO Travis Kalanick gave into pressure from five major shareholders on Tuesday and announced he was resigning from the company.<p>That comes exactly a week after he decided that he would take some time off, just as the …

Inside Microsoft's AI Comeback

<b>Yoshua Bengio has never been one</b> to take sides. As one of the three intellects who shaped the deep learning that now dominates artificial …

Artificial Intelligence

DIY Father's Day Gift Ideas

01 of 49<p>DIY Father's Day Cupcake Topper<p>Celebrate your dad this Father's Day by baking a batch of cupcakes and decorating each cupcake with a handmade …

10 I.M. Pei Buildings We Love

In celebration of the architect's 100th birthday, we're taking look at 10 I.M. Pei buildings that we admire.<p>Born in Suzhou, China, on April 26, 1917, Chinese-American architect Ieoh Ming Pei grew up in Hong Kong and Shanghai before moving to the United States to study architecture at the University …