Jessica Kamvar

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When moms ‘tune in,’ babies show empathy later

Mothers who are “mind-minded,” or able to “tune in” to their baby’s thoughts and feelings by engaging in baby talk, may be able to help their child …

Eight powerful ways to mold your children into leaders

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>We all want our children to become leaders.<p>Whether they spend the bulk of their days in the mailroom or the corner office, we want our children to grow to be courageous, passionate, and authentic. We want their actions to inspire …

Emotional Intelligence

Good Parenting Skills: 7 Research-Backed Ways to Raise Kids Right

<b>I’ve posted about the research behind happy families and solid marriages, but what does science say about good parenting skills?</b><p>Po Bronson and Ashley …

Parents in San Francisco are using an Uber-like app to hire private drivers for their kids

When Paige Simmons was looking for a way to get her teenage son and daughter to school, she went with Shuddle, a ride hailing service for kids that has been operating in the the San Francisco Bay Area since October of last year.<p>A few years ago, Simmons might have hired a part-time nanny to drive …

End in sight for diabetes injections as scientists develop smart patch

A smart patch which senses rises in blood sugar and delivers tiny amounts of insulin could replace painful injections for diabetics<p>Millions of people suffering from diabetes could be spared painful injections after scientists invented a smart patch which monitors glucose levels and delivers insulin …

This cockroach-inspired robot will scurry right into your nightmares

Crawling soon to a rescue squad near you<p>Things that scurry are hard to predict. They're nervous and quick — and no one likes a small, nervous, quick thing. But one robot seems to be going against the grain. It's a cockroach-inspired machine, and it might give you nightmares.<p>Before it was round, the …

4 New Parenting Tips That Will Make Your Kids Awesome

Parenting tips are everywhere but most have zero legitimate research behind them. So what does science have to say? And how can you remember what’s …

Chew On This: The Science Of Great NYC Bagels (It's Not The Water)

One of the first life lessons I picked up in college was this: The secret to the shiny crust and chewy bite prized in New York bagels is boiling. Any other way of cooking them, my Brooklyn born-and-raised, freshman-year roommate told me, is simply unacceptable.<p>Now, many years later, it turns out …

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

The worst foods to eat when you're sick, and the best ones

<b>(CNN) —</b> When you're under the weather the last thing you want is to eat something that makes you feel worse. But what if the last thing you want is chicken soup or crackers, and you're craving ice cream or a glass of wine? It depends on what's wrong with you, experts say. Here are common symptoms …

Wellness

Here’s What Kids Around The World Are Eating For Lunch At School

Most kids don’t have the freedom to dictate their own meals, let alone understand what’s really in the stuff they’re eating. Here’s an organisation …

Healthy Eating

February 2015

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …

New amazing metal is so hydrophobic it makes water bounce like magic

Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a metal that is so extremely hydrophobic that the water bounces on it as if it were repelled …

X-Rays Reveal Snippets From Papyrus Scrolls That Survived Mount Vesuvius

Buried by a volcano, the scorched papyri may yet yield their secrets.<p>The charred scrolls of ancient Herculaneum may yet yield their secrets, suggests an x-ray analysis released Tuesday of one previously impenetrable roll of papyrus.<p>The volcanic Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 A.D., destroying the …

Scientists create GM organisms reliant on artificial compounds for survival

Genetically recoded organisms could be safe enough to use outside, for example to clean up oil spills<p>In a drive to improve the environmental safety of genetically modified organisms, scientists have created the first GM microbes that can only survive in the presence of designer compounds not found …

Biology

Celestial Buddies: plush planets and sun

Celestial Buddies sells huggable plush planets that are pretty danged adorable -- they come with little information booklets to nurture kids' …

A Sticky Sensor That Attaches To Internal Organs

Capable of measuring electrical activity when affixed to rats' hearts<p>Eww, what's that on this guy's hand? It's a sticky sheet designed to attach electronic sensors onto organs in the body. See how the sheet holds up a 100-yen coin?<p>A team of researchers based at several Japanese universities made …

Nature Communications

Stretchy Artificial Skin Lets Prosthetic Hand Sense Heat, Humidity, and Pressure

It's so sophisticated, it can even tell the difference between a dry and soggy diaper<p>Prosthetic limbs that can be controlled by an amputee’s thoughts or muscle movements already exist. But what if they could also sense the environment and then send that information back to the amputee’s nervous …

Nature Communications

Locked Away for Years, Skeleton's Secrets Rewrite Prehistory of North America

People came to the New World thousands of years earlier and by different means of locomotion than expected, says the Sherlock Holmes of old bones.<p>In the summer of 1996, while wading in the shallows of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington, two students stumbled onto a skeleton. Dated to …

Raddish Cooking Club for Kids

When I was first introduced to Raddish, my children and I fell in love with their thoughtful and beautifully designed cooking kits (mailed right to …

7 Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation: Psyche

Long Reads<p>Is the Chinese government behind one of the boldest art-crime waves in history?<p>By Alex W. Palmer21 hours agoView More<p>News<p>Drew Magary on how …

This Solar-Powered Electric Bike May Be Even Greener Than A Regular Bicycle

The design isn’t the first to build solar power into an electric bike, but it uses unique technology that makes it possible to charge the bike even …

Couples Who Kiss Each Other Frequently Make Better Parents

Photo: Getty Images<p>The old saying is consistently proven true: happy wife, happy life. According to a new British study, couples who have better love lives are more likely to have positive interactions with their kids.<p>The study was conducted by the NatCen Social Research, the University of East …

Scientists Finally Crack The Code Of The Ancient 'Phaistos Disk'

Scientists have been trying to decipher the mysterious "Phaistos Disk" ever since the 4,000-year-old clay disk was discovered in 1908 on the Greek island of Crete.<p>But no one seems to have been able to translate the mysterious language inscribed on the disk, which dates back to 1700 B.C. and the …

Mystery of Earth's Water Origin Solved

Instead of arriving later by comet impact, Earth's waters have likely existed since our planet's birth.<p>The water that makes Earth a majestic blue marble was here from the time of our planet's birth, according to a new study of ancient meteorites, scientists reported Thursday.<p>Where do the oceans …