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Are video games bad for your kids? Not so much, experts now believe

Ask any parent how they feel about their kids' video gaming and you'll almost certainly hear concerns about all the hours spent in a virtual world and the possibility of antisocial or even violent behavior. But are these concerns valid?<p>My teenage son is a gamer — bigly — and I've wrestled with how …

Gamification

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

Math Class Doesn’t Work. Here’s the Solution

I love math, but I know that I’m unusual. Math anxiety is a rampant problem across the country. Researchers now know that when people with math …

Today’s teens are the first generation to spend their entire adolescence with smartphones — and they're getting a lot less sleep because of it

Something is stealing teens' sleep.<p>In a newly released analysis of two large national surveys, my co-authors and I found that the number of U.S. teens who reported sleeping less than seven hours a night jumped 22 percent between 2012 and 2015.<p>Sleep experts agree that teens need at least nine hours …

Teens

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Immune System

Even teachers now say that academics are not the key to kids’ success

To many, increasing automation and the unprecedented pace of technological changes mean kids need more than just academic skills to succeed. They need confidence and motivation to tackle problems, interpersonal skills to work with others and the resilience to stay on task when things fall apart.<p>New …

Education

Long-term sexual satisfaction: What's the secret?

Once the flutters of a new relationship are over, for many, the slog of everyday life sets in. But how do you keep the spark alive?<p>Sex is a key …

Ten books every teacher should read

In the last decade, a wealth of books has brought together ideas to help teachers have the greatest impact on student learning. Here are just a few<p>Plato’s Republic, Rousseau’s Émile and Dewey’s Democracy and Education – there’s a strong case to be made, as Dennis Hayes has, that these are the only …

Pedagogy

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Researchers Track an Unlikely Culprit in Weight Gain

For middle-aged women struggling with their weight, a recent spate of scientific findings sounds too good to be true. And they may be, researchers caution.<p>Studies in mice indicate that a single hormone whose levels rise at menopause could be responsible for a characteristic redistribution of weight …

Diabetes

Scientists have edited the DNA of human embryos using CRISPR – now we need to work out the ethics

With headlines referring to "groundbreaking" research and "designer babies," you might wonder what the scientists actually accomplished. This was a big step forward, but hardly unexpected. As this kind of work proceeds, it continues to raise questions about ethical issues and how we should we react.<p>…

Stressful experiences can age brain 'by years', Alzheimer's experts hear

Child’s death, divorce or job loss linked to poorer cognition in later life, study finds, with African Americans more susceptible<p>Stressful life experiences can age the brain by several years, new research suggests. Experts led by a team from Wisconsin University’s school of medicine and public …

The Brain

Preview the Dan Auerbach-soundtracked graphic novel Murder Ballads

Comic books are a visual medium, obviously. But in his upcoming graphic novel <i>Murder Ballads</i>, writer Gabe Soria tried to invest the format with music …

Strip Panel Naked: Deconstructing the Art & Design of Comic Book Layouts [ARTICLE]

Creative comic book layouts work with other artistic choices to tell stories that go well beyond what narration or dialogue could accomplish alone. …

Comic Books

What It Would Have Been Like If DC Comics Published Marvel Characters in the 1960s

Artist Kerry Callen created a series of funny comic book covers (part 1 and 2) in 2010 that imagine what it would have been like if DC Comics …

Check Out These Classic Strange Marvel and DC Subscription Ads

This is “I Saw It Advertised One Day,” a feature where I take a look at old comic book advertisements that interested me for whatever reason.<p>Today, …

Dangen Entertainment, a new Osaka-based publisher, wants to support new indies of all kinds

A conversation from BitSummit<p>There are a few things that cause more stress and consternation for budding independent game developers. Finding the right publisher that supports them and the game from working prototype to finished product is hard enough if the developer isn’t business savvy. Along …

10 Amazing Things Scientists Just Did with CRISPR

1 of 12<p>CRISPR technology<p>It's like someone has pressed fast-forward on the gene-editing field: A simple tool that scientists can wield to snip and …

Genetics

Sleeping In on Weekends Could Have a Surprising Benefit

So you should definitely do it.<p>If your weeknight sleep schedule leaves you feeling downright exhausted by the time Friday rolls around, the last thing you want to hear is that catching up on sleep on weekends is no good for your health, as states recent research from the University of Arizona in …

Our gut talks and sometimes argues with our brain. Now we know how.

Scientists finally have a better idea why certain meals send you running for the bathroom. The discovery provides insight into the connection between your gut and brain and may point toward new therapies for intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.<p>The team behind this is led by Holly …

Medical Research

A Short History of U.S. Presidents Explaining Islam to Muslims

In giving a speech about the religion in Saudi Arabia this weekend, Donald Trump is poised to adopt one of Barack Obama’s errors, and likely to make it worse.<p>Islam, like many other religions, values exegesis. Historically, Muslims were expected to be learned in Arabic, the Qur’an, <i>hadith</i>, and …

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think, behave, and react? And even if we come to know how the brain …

Secret Teacher: we're not reading – so why do we assume children will?

English teachers at my school don’t have time to read whole books, and are told to rely on extracts in class. This is no way to inspire a love of literature<p>On the rare occasion that the staff in our English department surface from their marking pile long enough to enjoy a cup of tea together, I’ll …

Teaching

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

Video Games Are Good For Your Brain [Infographic]

In 2015 at the University of California, Irvine, a study was made to test the effects of playing video games on a part of our brains called the hippocampus, which is part of the limbic system and helps spatial memory and the transition of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. The …

The Brain

Science shows the way schools punish poor kids just makes their bad situations worse

Such strong punishments are likely based on the assumption that when kids act out, reprimanding them has the potential to remedy the psychological impulse that caused the bad behavior in the first place. But recent research suggests this assumption might often be wrong. According to a panel of …

Major weaknesses of New Orleans charter schools have been laid bare

Louisiana state standards are among the lowest in the nation, and the charter school lobby is only making it worse<p>New Orleans is the nation’s largest and most complete experiment in charter schools. After Hurricane Katrina, the State of Louisiana took control of public schools in New Orleans and …

Are converts to Islam more likely to become extremists?

The process of conversion to any religion is best thought of as a journey, and this is how it is often described to others by those who undergo it. …

Why Do Some People Get Autism? Genes Linked to Development Of Spectrum Disorder Also Improve Brain Power, Scientists Say

Is autism becoming more prevalent because it’s good for the future of humanity? New research suggests evolution is favoring the disorder: A study in</i> …

How long does passion last? Science says...

Falling in love is nature's greatest high. Movies convince us we'll feel this way forever, but romance has an expiration date for everyone.<p>Falling in love is perhaps nature’s greatest high. Just seeing your beloved can make your heart race, your legs weak and your face flushed. Touch him, and …