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A deep flaw has been discovered in thousands of neuroscience studies. So why aren’t neuroscientists freaking out?

Modern neuroscience would be impossible without functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI. The technique is barely 25 years old, but thousands of studies that use it are published each year. When you see headlines such as “Vegetative state patients can respond to questions” or “This is your …

Apollo astronauts dying of heart disease at 4-5X the rate of counterparts

Deep-space radiation damages cardiovascular system in mouse-astronaut model.<p>Deep-space travel takes a toll on the body—and it’s apparently something …

Cure for asthma on horizon as scientists find genetic cause

A cure for asthma is on the horizon after scientists discovered a genetic switch which prevents the condition.<p>The research carried out at the University of Southampton, discovered that the gene ADAM33 plays a crucial role in causing the twitchiness and inflammation of airways that triggers an …

Bloated belly? Why your hormones might be the secret cause

If you feel like there’s an inflatable inner-tube wrapped around your belly, you’re far from alone.<p>Bloating — that feeling of abdominal fullness that seems to be the bane of every woman — is a common misery.<p>One review published in International Scholarly Research Notices, Gastroenterology, noted …

15 Words That Mean Something Totally Different When You Have A Chronic Illness

"Spoon."

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted since …

13 Life Lessons All Parents Should Teach Their Kids

<i>by the editors of Prevention</i><p>Forget the Mom guilt--these basic health, nutrition, fitness, and happiness 101s are easy to impart to your family. In fact, you've probably ingrained most of them already! But it never hurts to reflect on how well your kids are hearing--and adhering to--these life …

NASA Finds More Than 100 New Planets, And Some May Support Life

The Kepler telescope.<p>NASA has just discovered 100 new exoplanets — and they say some could support life.<p>NASA recently announced that an international …

Universe

4 Proven Ways to Show Yourself More Love

Whether we’re high-powered executives or stay-at-home parents, self-criticism is a tendency that many of us share. In fact we often think of …

Helium shortage could be solved by new life-saving discovery

Scientists might finally have overcome a global shortage of helium – potentially saving millions of lives in the process.<p>Helium might be best known …

Chemistry

Science: Here's How You Motivate People to Do Really Boring Tasks

Recent research reveals the best way to motivate your team to do donkey work.<p>Every job in the world has boring bits. That's true no matter how impressive the job title or exciting the industry. So as a manager, how do you best motivate your people to slog through the necessary but stultifying …

New NASA find suggests Mars resembles Earth more than previously thought

High levels of manganese oxides discovered by NASA’s Curiosity rover on Mars may indicate that oxygen was once abundant there. With last year’s …

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Successful? Here's What You Need at Home

What's more important than how much money you make or where you live.<p>Parents are eager to do everything they possibly can to help their children be successful. If you want your kids to earn big salaries as adults, what should you buy them now? Piano lessons? Coding camp? Mandarin class?<p>None of the …

The science of suffering: Why chronic pain is so difficult to treat

A whopping 50 million Americans wrestle with chronic pain. Our bodies are trying to tell us something, but what?<p>Robert Caudle<p>June 5, 2016 10:00pm (UTC)<p>A recent study by the National Institutes of Health found that more than one in three people in the United States have experienced pain of some sort …

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Universe is expanding up to 9% faster than we thought, say scientists

The universe is expanding faster than anyone had previously measured or calculated from theory. This is a discovery that could test part of Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, a pillar of cosmology that has withstood challenges for a century.<p>Nasa and the European Space Agency jointly announced …

Universe

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The Most Effective Way To Take Notes

If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that's because we tend to lose almost 40% of …

If Math Is The Aspirin, Then How Do You Create The Headache?

Several months ago, I asked you, “You’re about to plan a lesson on concept [x] and you’d like students to find it interesting. What questions do you …

Memorizers are the lowest achievers and other Common Core math surprises

It’s time to debunk the myths about who is good in math, and Common Core state standards move us toward this worthy goal. Mathematics and technology …

AQA 90 problems to solve- perfect for 9-1 Maths GCSE

AQA have recently released their ’90 problems’ to support teachers in delivering the problem-solving element of the new 9-1 maths GCSE. It’s a …

Here Is How to Use PowerPoint to Create Educational Infographics

July 16, 2015<br>Here is an interesting short video from Microsoft in Education showing you how to use PowerPoint 2013 to create educational infographics …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Why Are They Disengaged? My Students Told Me Why

I used to think that when students were disengaged it was their own fault, and while sometimes that is still true, I have found in my years of …

The best way to learn math is to learn how to fail productively

Singapore, the land of many math geniuses, may have discovered the secret to learning mathematics (pdf). It employs a teaching method called productive failure (pdf), pioneered by Manu Kapur, head of the Learning Sciences Lab at the National Institute of Education of Singapore.<p>Students who are …

Juno spacecraft crosses Jupiter / Sun gravitational boundary

Since its launch five years ago, there have been three forces tugging at NASA's Juno spacecraft as it speeds through the solar system. The sun, Earth …

Try This Old Memory Hack That Just Got A New Smiley Face From Science

Right now you’re probably relaxing, maybe thinking about getting some beer and barbecue, and not worried about remembering anything. But when you get back to your responsibility-filled week, here’s a simple memory hack to help out. It’s actually an old trick that’s gained some recent scientific …

Productivity

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

When she gazed into a microscope and saw these ubiquitous cells with their spidery tentacles, she did what most neuroscientists had been doing for generations: she looked right past them and focused on the rest of the brain tissue, just as you might look through specks of dirt on a windshield.<p>"What …

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The sky is falling: The truth about doomsday asteroids

It seems every few months, <b></b>there’s a report somewhere about an asteroid that is about to pass “dangerously” close to Earth, one that might even impact …