Lucy Masterman

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Here’s why kids fall behind in science

Globally, the US is at risk of declining economic competitiveness due to its continuing lower levels of educational attainment in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).<p>The US currently ranks 44th according to the quality of its mathematics and science education.<p>A “leaky STEM …

How Friendships Change in Adulthood

“We need to catch up soon!”<p>In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first.<p>This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families. When Emily Langan, an associate professor …

Relationships

A photographer restored old NASA photos to show outer space in incredible detail

The unedited photos, which can be viewed on Flickr under the Project Apollo Archive, offer an incredible look at both the close quarters inside space shuttles, as well as expansive views of space.<p>But some of the photos are over-exposed and hard to see clearly. To rectify this, photographer Jeremy …

Space Science

5 Good Places to Find Educational Video Content for Your Class

‘SchoolTube.com is the nation's largest K-12 moderated video sharing platform, specifically designed for students and educators - exclusively …

QUIZ: Would you pass the English Grammar School entrance exam from the 1940s and 1950s?

They come from the 11 Plus entrance exams, a entrance exam issued by British grammar schools 60 years ago. The questions have been republished in the "Eleven-Plus Book."<p>The exam was taken by 11-year-olds hoping to get into grammar school, the selective tier of the English state school …

Flickr

A 17-Year-Old Created This Insanely Detailed "Map Of Stereotypes"

No offence, but this is brilliant. Via Martin Vargic.

A New Mammal Has Just Been Discovered and It's Called the Hog-Nosed Rat

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One gender is more likely to suffer from insomnia because of genetics

Women are known to suffer more from sleep disturbances, partly thanks to raising young children and hormonal fluctuations. But it turns out there’s also a genetic reason for exhaustion in women.<p>A study of data on 7,500 male and female twins found that women have a higher genetic risk of developing …

Sleep

19 amazing untranslatable words

Buckminster Fuller's futuristic "buckyballs" have just been discovered in space

Today we can genetically engineer life and stitch atoms together to create new chemicals. Yet, we still don’t know how life started a few billion years ago on Earth. One hint is that it got help from outer space, where some molecules seeded life on Earth.<p>One such molecule implicated in the …

Chemistry

Long-term study shows why bullying is a public health problem

Bullying may be responsible for nearly 30% of cases of depression among adults, a new study suggests.<p>By tracking 2,668 people from early childhood through adulthood, researchers found that 13-year-olds who were frequent targets of bullies were three times more likely than their non-victimized peers …

Public Health

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Thinking About Learning<p>In 2005, the National Academy of Sciences reviewed everything we know about learning in a paper called <i>How Students Learn</i>. In …

Could Same-Sex Marriage Reunite Ireland?

The Irish have become the first people in the world to legalize same-sex marriage by referendum. It’s an astonishing statement about the pace of …

Same-sex Marriage

Google finds that security questions aren't really secure

If you've ever thought that "what was your first pet's name?" is a lousy way to keep intruders from resetting your password, you now have some evidence to back up your suspicions. Google has published research showing that security questions aren't that secure at all. In many cases, your answers …

Can we save the rhino from poachers with a 3D printer?

Photograph: Stefan Heunis/AFP/Getty Images<p>Kruger National Park staff move a white rhino out of a high-risk poaching area in 2014 – poachers killed an average of three rhinos a day that …

UK says no referendum vote for most other EU nationals in Britain

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron told the president of the European Commission that the country needed a new deal on Europe, before he presses his case for reforms to the bloc with other national leaders this week.<p>The Big Ben clock tower and the Houses of Parliament are seen …

Why One of the World's Most Catholic Countries Might Approve Gay Marriage

Ireland’s gay-rights movement has rejected the Church’s authority, even while embracing its values.<p>Last summer, I sat inside Dublin City Hall on a dazzlingly bright day and watched a succession of LGBT choruses from around the world sing their hearts out to an audience that spilled over onto the …

LGBTQI

Humans have shorter attention span than goldfish, thanks to smartphones

The average human's attention span is... oh look, a bird!<p>According to scientists, the age of smartphones has left humans with such a short attention span even a goldfish can hold a thought for longer.<p>Researchers surveyed 2,000 participants in Canada and studied the brain activity of 112 others …

Why Did We Lose Our Appetite for Lunch?

Lunch was the meal-time of business leaders and inveterate gossips, and for everyone else a necessary break from the desk. But it’s come to be …

A Fortune In Folios: One Man's Hunt For Shakespeare's First Editions

Two of the most important books in the English language were printed four centuries ago: the King James Bible and William Shakespeare's first folio. Today, that first collection of Shakespeare's plays would fetch a king's ransom; and in the early 1900s, one man was willing to spend his entire …

11 Cookbooks Every Millennial Should Own

It’s well known that after graduation comes THE REAL WORLD. That includes finding a job, getting a place and, wait for it… cooking for yourself. So what better way to congratulate the graduate than with an awesome cookbook to help them hone their skills? Here are 11 cookbooks that’ll get them ready …

The day when roads will harness solar energy is drawing near

There are some 60 million kilometers (37.3 million miles) of roadways in the world, just sitting there. But adapting these surfaces to do anything besides passively carry traffic has proved difficult and prohibitively expensive.<p>Past attempts include trying to convert the vibrations on roads into …

Clean Energy

5 Reasons Why Origami Improves Students' Skills

Geometry<p>According to the National Center for Education Statistics in 2003, geometry was one area of weakness among American students. Origami has …

Changing What We Teach

<b>Changing What We Teach: Shifting From A Curriculum Of Insecurity To A Curriculum Of Wisdom</b>by <b>Terry Heick</b>Increasingly, the idea of computer coding is …

Pedagogy