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Google launches three new photography apps for testing experimental technology

Google today is launching a trio of new photo apps – a part of new series of what it has dubbed photography “appsperiments.” (Get it? Ha ha.) The apps, some of which are available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play, give Google a way to test out more experimental features to see how users …

Video gamers tasked with helping develop new molecule for controlling CRISPR

A few years ago, a team of researchers at Stanford University launched a video game called <i>Eterna</i>. The game was designed to harness the brain power of …

Why Millennials Are So Entitled (Parents Are Partly Blamed) | Inc.com

<i>Entitlement</i> is perhaps the top word associated with the Millennial generation. In fact, 71 percent of American adults think of Millennials as "selfish," and 65 percent think Millennials are "entitled." Whether or not you believe the "entitlement" label is accurate, perception is reality.<p>Some of the …

Leadership

'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

As a new parent, Jack Gilbert got a lot of different advice on how to properly look after his child: when to give him antibiotics or how often he should sterilize his pacifier, for example.<p>After the birth of his second child, Gilbert, a scientist who studies microbial ecosystems at the University …

Immune System

Poor night's sleep triggers brain chemical linked to Alzheimer's disease, scientists find

Just one night of poor sleep is enough to trigger a spike in a brain chemical linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has shown.<p>Although scientists knew there was a link between dementia and lack of sleep, it was unclear whether the disease was driving insomnia or vice versa.<p>Now researchers at …

Dementia

Interactive Periodic Table Shows the Uses of Every Element

The Periodic Tables of Everything<p>Explore the Best Brews of 2016 With This Interactive Periodic Table of Beer<p>This Table of Exercises Shows You How to …

10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew he loved …

Parenting

Kids Notice Things That You Miss Completely

If you've ever spent time with a toddler, you know that they're easily distracted, and even when you think they're oblivious, they seem to hear</i> …

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on …

A letter to … my husband, who has a mind all of his own

It has taken me 30-odd years of marriage to realise this, but the clues have always been there. There are the many car journeys where you will drive, and I will spend hours bashing the console and rearranging the door-pocket, in search of a minute noise that I can hardly hear but that is driving …

Relationships

6 rituals that ancient wise men used to stay calm

People have enormous respect for ancient wisdom. They just don’t read it. Funny thing is, we’re more likely to live happier lives when we visit the …

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

The most insidious type of cheating isn't physical — and it's increasingly common

When you think about an affair, you probably think of something physical. Your mind may go to two people meeting in a grimy hotel room to secretly hook-up behind their partners' backs. The narrative about affairs is most-often about sex.<p>Emotional affairs are defined as platonic or friendly feelings …

Emotional Intelligence

The real problem with standing desks, according to evolutionary psychology

Nope, it’s not the back aches or foot pain. If you can’t concentrate while working at a standing desk, it’s probably because your primal brain is subconsciously making eye-friends with all your coworkers.<p>We have evolved to do this because being attuned to others’ emotions is essential for creating …

Psychology

Girlfriend Turns Life With Her Boyfriend Into Ridiculously Cute Comics

Relationship goals in comic form. 💕<p>Who needs grand gestures when there’s so much romance to be found in everyday life?<p>Since November, artist Catana Chetwynd has been using her relationship with her boyfriend John as fodder for her adorably relatable Catana Comics series.<p>“Every day there is …

Comics

MIT's mobile 3D printer built the largest structure to date

Your next house could be built by a robot. Following the recent success of San Francisco-based startup Apis Cor, a team of MIT researchers have created a mobile autonomous 3D printer of their own. And to prove that the prototype works, the team had it build a 12-foot tall, 50-foot-wide igloo out of …

6 People That Need to Be on Every Middle School Teaching Team

Middle school teachers hear a lot about consistency—how every member of the middle school teaching team needs to be on the same page about every …

Why do programmers wear headphones? For the same reason that you can’t juggle.

Some call it eliminating distractions. Some call it <i>flow</i>. Tuning out of your immediate surroundings has been shown to increase focus on internal …

8 Tiny Changes to Make Your Life 10 Times More Enjoyable

Don't underestimate the cumulative power of small, steady changes in your daily routines.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I think we are all open to making changes in our lives that make us happier and more successful, but few of us follow-through because committing to …

25 Powerful Quotes From Confucius That Will Blow Your Mind

These Confucius quotes are incredible! If you haven’t heard of Confucius yet, he was a Chinese social philosopher whose teachings have a strong basis …

Are You the Pursuer or the Distancer in Your Relationship?

Do you ever find yourself longing for your partner, wishing you could feel more connected, even when you’re both in the same place? Or, have you ever …

What It Looks Like When The Planet's Biggest Creature Gets Hungry

"It’s just an amazing sequence of events.”<p>Researchers who captured the rare moment when a blue whale decides to gobble up a patch of krill now hope their drone video will help them better understand the largest animal on Earth.<p>Scientists at Oregon State University observed the feeding off the coast …

5 Truths That Will Get You Through Hard Times

“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.”~Bob Riley Maybe it happened to […]The post 5 …

The Post

11 Powerful Mantras That Will Give You a Push When Life is Tough

Life can be hard sometimes.<p>No matter who you are or what your circumstances, we all get lost in the humdrum of life.<p>During these times, sometimes you …

Mindfulness

25 Profound Quotes From Thich Nhat Hanh That Will Make You Rethink Love, Life and Happiness

Ever heard of Thich Nhat Hanh? If you haven’t, he is master Buddhist teacher who is renowned for his amazing wisdom on self-compassion, mindfulness …

10 Habits of the Most Confident People | Inc.com

When I look back on my 20s, I see two different versions of myself. The first five years were dominated by feelings of insecurity and anxiety. I was living a life I did not want, and I wasn't confident enough to stop it. Then, in the second half of my 20s, I learned to embrace my purpose and began …

Self-improvement

4 reasons why people ignore facts and believe fake news

The new year has brought us the apparently new phenomena of fake news and alternative facts, in which black is white, up is down, and reality is up for grabs.<p>The inauguration crowds were the largest ever. No, that was not a "falsehood," proclaimed by Kellyanne Conway as she defended Sean Spicer's …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

The Next Big Thing in 3-D Printing? Shapeshifting Materials | Inc.com

Three-dimensional printers have brought major advances to every corner of manufacturing: Scientists have used the process to engineer human tissue, print a rubber material to make drones less dangerous to people on the ground, and create a lightweight material that's 10 times stronger than steel …

3D Printing

Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom<p>A new feature makes it easier to assign different things to different students. This allows you to …

Education Technology