Heather Ellis

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How German-born ‘Ritchie Boys’ helped America defeat Hitler

The slight American soldier sat down across from the tough old Nazi sergeant. The German wasn’t talking. Only name, rank and serial number. The …

Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child

Even Einstein was unexceptional in his youth. Now a new book questions our fixation with IQ and says adults can help almost any child become gifted<p>Join us on <b>Thursday 3 August</b> for an online Q&A looking at what parents and teachers can do to boost children’s brainpower<p>When Maryam Mirzakhani died at …

Nobel Prize

Unearthing the mysteries of the 'battle that created Germany'

Archaeologists have launched a new drive to explore an ancient Germanic-Roman battlefield. Nationalists spun the carnage into a myth about Germany's …

Archaeology

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Ancient shipwreck in Florida waters linked to French artefacts from colonial period

Three shipwreck debris fields dating back to the mid-16th to 17th century may have been discovered in the waters of Cape Canaveral, Florida, by …

The Teen Girl Who Met With President Lincoln 30 Minutes A Day

Hearing about a teen girl who met with President Abraham Lincoln for thirty minutes a day over a five month period may make you think of affairs, …

Sculpture

The 10 Best Modern World War II Movies

The films made in recent years that continue to illuminate specific corners of one of history's darkest chapters.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is</i> …

33 Olympic Quotes to Inspire You to Do Better and Be Better

The Olympics celebrates the human spirit and our ability to achieve our dreams.<p>The Olympics are here! This is the biggest event in the world that celebrates the human spirit and our ability to achieve our dreams. Looking for some motivation? Looking for that push to help you reach your goals? These …

Motivation

Ancient Rome’s Darkest Day: The Battle of Cannae

In 216 B.C., the Roman Republic was embroiled in the second of what would eventually be three devastating wars with the North African city-state of …

Mozart doesn't make babies smarter — and other brain myths debunked

The brain is the most amazing organ in the human body. Somehow, this collection of billions of cells gives rise to thoughts, feelings, action — all the things that make us who we are.<p>So it's no wonder that there are lots of misconceptions about how this three-pound hunk of flesh actually works. …

Secrets of the Silk Road emerge from ancient latrine pit in China

The ancient Silk Road is widely known as the main route for tea, silks and spices to be transported from the ancient world to Europe 2,000 years ago.<p>But new research - conduced in an ancient toilet - confirms that travellers may have been taking more than just goods for market along huge distances …

Is It Time To Ban Computers From Classrooms?

Every semester, college instructors face a choice: whether to restrict the use of laptops and other devices in their classrooms or to, instead, let students decide for themselves.<p>And for classrooms that do allow devices, students face an ongoing set of choices: to take notes electronically or by …

Pedagogy

Why Economics Is Really Psychology on Steroids

<i>By Jonathan Rowe</i><p>What is called “economics” is really psychology on steroids. It starts with a model of human nature and extrapolates an entire …

Civil Rights

10 Rules That Explain Everything You Need to Know About Writing--and Reading--Email

These tips will clear up a lot of problems we all have over email.<p>I've been critical of email in the past, partly because I'm inundated with so many messages. I'm hoping someone invents a hybrid that replaces email and yet isn't just a closed messaging system like Convo. Until then, we're stuck …

Productivity