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Here's What Scientists Think Video Games Are Actually Doing To Our Brains

Are video games and other screen technologies "rewiring" people's brains, as media reports suggest? We asked five psychologists and neurologists.<p>If you read the newspapers, you may get the impression that video games and other forms of digital technology are damaging our brains. They cause …

I Let My 9-Year-Old Read The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Other Parenting Confessions

I would like to convince you that this was a one-off parenting lapse. But truth be told, my husband and I have a bit of rap sheet when it comes to …

California high school student gets into all Ivy League schools

It would have been a success story if Fullerton High School senior Fernando Rojas, the son of Mexican immigrants whose schooling stopped in the eighth grade, was accepted to college. But the 17-year-old achieved a surprising clean sweep — he was accepted to every elite Ivy League school.<p>"I didn't …

Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

Thanks to the careful work of archaeologists, we learned more in the past year about Stonehenge's hidden monuments, Richard III's gruesome death and …

Archaeology

How 3D Printed Bones Are Revolutionizing Forensics And Bioarchaeology

On the most recent episode of <i>Bones</i>, a team of forensic anthropologists scanned and uploaded a skeleton to the cloud, so that another team could download and print the bones halfway around the world and solve a murder. This is, of course, a TV show, but the technology employed is not far from …

The Future Of Education: Truths, Lies And Wishful Thinking

<i>Part of our series of conversations with leading teachers, thinkers and activists on education issues</i><p>Jordan Shapiro's recent post in <i>Forbes</i> in which he laid out four misconceptions about the future of education, caught my attention because, like much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to …

Dallas teacher gets time out for X-rated, profanity laced rant at 6th graders

A Dallas teacher who threatened his sixth-grade class in a profanity-laced rant that included graphic references about his genitals was suspended Thursday by administrators who were "horrified" after hearing a recording made on a pupil's cell phone.<p>The shockingly graphic, 7-minute lecture by a …

What MOOCs Have and Haven't Done for Education

When I began writing about MOOCs a couple of years ago, much of the furor revolved around the imminent demise of classroom education. That hasn’t happened. For example, they are a valid, complementary offering at institutions of higher education like Pennsylvania State University. For businesses …

Extraordinary teacher offers extraordinary look at her job. We need to support rather than undermine her efforts.

<i>An extraordinary teacher writes an extraordinary explanation of her job and her concerns. This is a lengthy piece that every policymaker in the state</i> …

Teaching

Ignoring the arts won't prepare pupils for employment

A leading headmaster will warn that 'soft skills' developed by studying the arts are being ignored in favour of an "overly utilitarian vision of education"<p>A leading headmaster will warn that "questionable" reforms to GCSEs may not be developing the qualities valued by employers.<p>Michael Windsor, …

7 of The Best Chrome Apps for EFL and ESL Students

February 27, 2015<br>Today we are sharing with you some useful Chrome apps to help your students with their language learning. These apps are …

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' discovered in ancient text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or encouragement to people seeking help for their problems, according to a researcher who has studied the text.<p>Written in Coptic, an Egyptian language, …

Why the “Elite” Colleges Have No Choice But To Google College Candidates

The Numbers Speak for Themselves<p>AN ABRIDGED VERSION OF THE FOLLOWING ORIGINALLY APPEARED AT BUSINESSINSIDER.COM<p>The annual college hunting season is …

Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors

Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias<p>Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how …

New Skull Reveals A Simpler Family Tree — NOVA Next | PBS

It took just one skull, but it allowed anthropologists to drastically simplify our evolutionary family tree. The 1.8-million-year-old specimen was …

Did violence shape our faces?

What contributed to the evolution of faces in the ape-like ancestors of humans? The prehistoric version of a bar fight —over women, resources and …

Child Skulls Unearthed In Bronze Age Settlements May Have Been Gifts To The Lake Gods

Children's skulls found at the edges of Bronze Age settlements may have been a gruesome gift for the local lake gods.<p>The children's skulls were discovered encircling the perimeter of ancient villages around lakes in Switzerland and Germany. Some had suffered ax blows and other head traumas.<p>Though …

'Hobbits' or Down Syndrome? Scientists Revive Fossil Debate

Researchers have fired a fresh volley in the back-and-forth debate over the fossil skeleton of a scaled-down "Hobbit" human, found more than a decade ago on the Indonesian island of Flores. The prevailing view is that the 15,000-year-old fossil known as LB1 represents a species distinct from us …

9,000-year-old man yields secrets of America's earliest inhabitants

Eighteen years after his near-complete skeletal remains were found along the bank of the Columbia River in eastern Washington, Kennewick Man is finally telling his 9,000-year-old story -- and reshaping our knowledge of how North America was first populated by humans.<p>The prehistoric man's bones have …

Scientific Study: Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species

A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one …

Stonehenge dig finds 6,000-year-old encampment

<b>Archaeologists working on a site near Stonehenge say they have found an untouched 6,000-year-old encampment which "could rewrite British history".</b><p>David Jacques, from the University of Buckingham, made the discovery at Blick Mead in October, and said the carbon dating results had just been confirmed.<p>…

World Brain Size Map. Map over cranial capacity in indigenous populations of Homo sapiens from 1984 study Brain Size, Cranial Morphology, Climate, and Time Machines. More ‘anthropology’ maps

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

The Brain

'When pupils know more than teachers'

With 68 per cent of teachers concerned that pupils have a better understanding of computing than they do, Jason Budge says more training is needed<p>In my experience teachers are always up for a challenge, and the challenge this year is to successfully implement a brand spanking new Curriculum – along …

Zeroing in on the 'Work' in 'Work-Life Balance'

In the quest to help employees attain "work-life balance," efforts often focus only on one half of that equation (life), ignoring the other half (work). Certainly it is worthwhile to create flexible work arrangements and ways for employees to carve out time away from work -- something the Boston …

One in five students awarded firsts by universities

Number of undergraduates awarded a first class degree more than doubles in a decade, according to figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Authority<p>One in five graduates was awarded a first-class degree last year, prompting claims that <b>universities</b> are handing out more top grades to boost …

A Country Where Teachers Have a Voice

In the Netherlands, educators decide what happens in their classrooms—not bureaucrats.<p>UTRECHT, The Netherlands—This summer, when the Dutch government debated mandating that all schools provide three hours of physical education a week to students, Jasper Bunt, the principal at a Montessori school …

Top 10 Sites/Apps for a Flipped Classroom

0<p>SHARES<p>A "Flipped Classroom" is a classroom that uses class time to do activities/lessons (guided by the teacher) and "homework" time for guided …

Welcome to the Body Farm

<b>By Rene Ebersole</b><p><i>Beyond the border of an ordinary parking lot lies the most cutting-edge graveyard in the world … and a hands-on lab for cops and</i> …

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