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No, Finland isn’t ditching traditional school subjects. Here’s what’s really happening.

Plans to overhaul schools in Finland — whose students have been at or near the top of international exams for years — have sparked stories in the media saying that traditional subjects, such as math and history and art, will be abandoned. A recent story in the British newspaper the Independent, for …


Some of America's Top Teachers Went to Finland. Here's What They Learned

Six state teachers of the year traveled to Finland to see how one of the world's top education systems treats its teachers.


Five Emerging Technologies in Science That Will Shape our Lives in the Coming Years

Credit<p>Most of us don't think we are living in a futuristic utopia. But if you look around at many of the exciting advancements in technology, you will see that life is starting to look more and more like science fiction every day.<p>Cool new technologies are emerging constantly in the science world. …


Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Shutterstock<p>Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way …

World-Famous Scientist: God Created the Universe

Michio Kaku has made a name for himself as a world-leading theoretical physicist unafraid to speak his mind.<p>Kaku, the Henry Semat Chair and …

Five of the best... theatre shows this week

The Destroyed Room | Faith Healer | Unreachable | Into The Woods | The Deep Blue Sea<p><b>1 The Destroyed Room</b><p>Taking its name from Jeff Wall’s famed photograph of a trashed bedroom, which appeared on the cover of a Sonic Youth album, this latest piece from Vanishing Point continues director Matthew …

The Theatre

Van Gogh’s drawings

As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts showcasing some “Not the usual Van Gogh’s” (and here), we are often given the impression that an artist’s …


Baidu's AI Composer translates famous artworks into melodies you can listen to

An artificial intelligence algorithm created by China’s search giant, Baidu, is taking a crack at composing original music inspired by art. Dubbed …


Science: Making Art Reduces Stress (Even If You're Terrible at It)

Even off-key warbling and wonky stick figures help lower stress, a new study shows.<p>As bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert has pointed out, there's no such thing as an uncreative person -- if you're alive, you're creative. Yet as we grow up into serious adults, many of us stop engaging in the …


How One Art History Teacher Solved Two of the Biggest Mysteries about Van Gogh


7 Things to See at MoMA That Aren’t The Starry Night

Picasso’s <i>Les Demoiselles d'Avignon</i>, Dalí’s <i>The Persistence of Memory</i>, Monet’s <i>Water Lilies</i>, Pollock’s <i>One: Number 31</i>, and, of course, Vincent van Gogh’s <i>The Starry Night</i>. Who wouldn’t recognize these iconic works of art? And for those of us lucky enough to live in New York City or just be in town for a …


Why Should We Exist?

<i>“Would the world miss ‘it’ if it didn’t exist?”</i><p>This was the answer that Paola Antonelli, the Senior Curator of Design and Architecture at the Museum …


Old Rusty Ship Turned Into Stunning Building With Trees And Plants

South Korea-based Shinslab Architecture created a stunning pavilion titled ‘Temp’L’ for the Seoul edition of MoMA’s Young Architects Program. It …


This Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Brings Vincent van Gogh Back Into Our Lives

Home » Luxury Watches » This Jaeger-LeCoultre Reverso Brings Vincent van Gogh Back Into Our Lives<p>Part of the watchmaker’s second series of the …