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Brain circuit that supports smoking cessation identified

Quitting smoking is hard. Yet success is more likely with strong communication between parts of the brain that inhibit and execute automated …

Neuroscience

BioLite’s new CampStove 2 improves on the original in just about every way

Previous Next<p>1 of 9<p>When BioLite first introduced the CampStove in 2012, it was seen as an innovative product designed mainly for use by casual …

5 Essential Effective Blended Learning Best Practices

<b>Tips and Tricks I’ve Learned from Experience</b>Online and face-to-face spaces blend to create a today’s classroom. Most schools have physical buildings. …

#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking

<i>10MT | A 10-Minute Teacher Interview with Adam Bellow</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Learn the …

Teaching

Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab

<i>Sponsored Post by SMART Learning Suite</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Formative assessment and game …

5 Simple Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

<i>10MT | Jessica Gordon shares her tips on the 10-Minute Teacher Show</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter You …

W.B. Yeats’ Classic Poem “When You Are Old” Gets Adapted Into a Beautiful Short Film

W.B. Yeats’ 1891 poem "When You Are Old" is widely considered a commentary on his unrequited lifelong passion for actress, Irish Republican and …

Literature

Positive Strategies to Avoid Stress, Anxiety, and Burnout

5 Positive Strategies<p>Research suggests that happy people are more likely to have positive relationships with family, friends, and colleagues; to …

Essential reading: nine experts on the books that inspired them

From film to philosophy, from music to history and economics, masters of their crafts pick the five books they could not live without<p>Author Alain de Botton is known for applying philosophical concepts to everyday life; his books include <i>How Proust Can Change Your Life</i> (1997), <i>Status Anxiety</i> (2004) …

Emotional Intelligence

This Surreal Alien World Is Full of Monsters, Robots, and Pinups

Pascal Blanché takes a break from art directing video games to create darkly beautiful science fiction illustrations.<p>For the past 12 years, Pascal Blanché has worked as an art director at one of the AAA gaming industry’s most successful studios, Ubisoft (<i>Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs</i>), all the while …

Greet the New Year With January's Must-Read Scifi and Fantasy Books

It’s a new year, so it’s time to add some new books to your shelf, too. January brings a bumper crop of science fiction and fantasy, with a little …

America Is Finally Ready to Change the Way It Talks About Drugs

America needs to find a new way to talk about drugs. Clearly, not all illegal drugs are bad—more than half of US states have bucked federal rules …

Brain, Mind, Body And The Disease Of Addiction

The standard definition of drug or alcohol addiction is that it's a chronic, incurable disease of the brain.<p>In a comprehensive report on the topic, published last month, the surgeon general gives this familiar definition a more positive spin. He eschews the "cure" word and focuses instead on the …

Consciousness

Research categorizes depression in to 4 subtypes based on fMRI scans

Patients with depression can be categorized into four unique subtypes defined by distinct patterns of abnormal connectivity in the brain, according …

The Brain

Two New Raspberry Pi Online Training Courses Announced

The Raspberry Pi Foundation has today announced two new Raspberry Pi online training courses which will start during mid February 2017 and include …

Boredom, alienation and anxiety in the maths classroom? Here's why

Brian Hudson, <i>University of Sussex</i><p>The quest for appropriate teaching and learning practices for children and young people is ongoing and ever present. A major challenge is to make maths teaching more inclusive and maths itself more accessible to a wider cross section of children and young people. …

Mathematics

Drugs & Genetics: Why Do Some People Respond to Drugs Differently than Others?

Experimental Procedure<p>Determining How Genetics Change Drug Responses<p>You can choose any common drug to study for this science project. Table 1 lists …

CENTURY dives deep to track student performance and help teachers build custom curriculum

When Priya Lakhani went to pick up her daughter from school one day, she asked her teacher how her daughter was doing. It was when she was walking home with her daughter that same day that she realized she wouldn’t always be able to have those types of opportunities to engage with teachers.<p>That …

Teaching

The Best Science Books Of 2016

IRA FLATOW: I’m Ira Flatow. This is Science Friday. Welcome back to our program. I want you to know that we are very happy to begin our actual book …

MDMA rolls onto the psychotherapy scene as FDA greenlights Phase III clinical trial - ExtremeTech

By on December 1, 2016 at 4:39 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Remember the commercial? <i>This is</i> …

8 Bucket-List Hikes That Will Transform You

Hiking is a unique and special activity that usually guarantees pretty scenery, well-earned endorphins, and even some spiritual goodness. It will …

Hiking

Study: Marijuana Can Help Battle Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, and Addiction

The most comprehensive research review ever done on the topic found that marijuana can help battle depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress …

How To Rewire Your Brain For Happiness And Success

<i>Success does not lead to happiness. In fact, study shows that the external world only predicts 10% of our long-term happiness. So while buying new</i> …

This Foolproof 5-Minute Exercise Will Cure Your Procrastination

It's so simple there's no excuse not to try it.<p>There's no shortage of procrastination cures out there, but few of them come with the sort of detailed instructions that make them easy to put into practice. Be kind to yourself, suggest psychologists, for instance. Which sounds nice, but if that were …

Get A Free Topographical Map

It does not matter one bit whether you are embarking upon a weekend camping trip with the family or trying to navigate through the mess left …

5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices

Technology in School<p>5 Ways Teachers Can Encourage Deeper Learning With Personal Devices<p>By Jennifer Pierrat     Aug 7, 2016<p>Image credit: …

The best health and science books to read this summer

Got a vacation coming up but not sure what books to toss in your beach bag? <i>STAT</i> has you covered with a roundup of great reads in the realms of …

30+ amazing resources for reading (and learning!) Spanish

With Spanish as your target language, you know how important it is to learn lots of Spanish words and pick up basic grammar.<p>One of the best ways …