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Evaporative off-grid toilets don't need plumbing, water or electricity

2.6 billion people around the planet don’t have access to safe toilets. Not only does this impact health, but empowerment as well: women and girls …

Off-grid

A Bunch of Bizarre Deep-Sea Creatures Have Been Found in Javan Waters

Go home, ocean, you're drunk.<p>The first scientific expedition to the depths of the Indian Ocean southwest of Java has returned with some amazing …

Zoology

Want to Raise Creative Kids? Science Says Do This With Their Toys (but Most Parents Are Afraid to)

No, it's not just "throw the toys out," like my dad once pretended to do<p>When I was little, my dad once got annoyed at my brother for not cleaning his room. So he took all the toys, announced he was donating them to the Salvation Army--and drove around with them in the trunk of his car for a few …

Kids

A Beginner’s Guide to Zero-Waste Living: 10 Tips from Lauren Singer

Lauren Singer is an advocate for the zero-waste movement who leads by example—and by very engaging videos (“DIY deodorant,” “What do you do about …

Sustainability

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Pollution

Something weird is happening to the Gulf Stream current

And that could mean trouble.<p>The ocean currents that help warm the Atlantic coasts of Europe and North America have significantly slowed since the 1800s and are at their weakest in 1,600 years, according to new research my colleagues and I have conducted. As we’ve set out in a new study in <i>Nature</i>, …

Global Warming

This self-sustaining Australian home harvests its own food, energy, and water

Building a self-sustaining home can involve a higher upfront investment, but it usually pays off in the long run thanks to increased efficiency and …

Aquaponics

The demise of the nation state

After decades of globalisation, our political system has become obsolete – and spasms of resurgent nationalism are a sign of its irreversible decline. By Rana Dasgupta<p>What is happening to national politics? Every day in the US, events further exceed the imaginations of absurdist novelists and …

Political Science

How babies learn – and why robots can’t compete

If we could understand how the infant mind develops, it might help every child reach their full potential. But seeing them as learning machines is not the answer. By Alex Beard<p>Deb Roy and Rupal Patel pulled into their driveway on a fine July day in 2005 with the beaming smiles and sleep-deprived …

Parenting

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Learning

Getting Started with Project Based Learning (Quick Reference Guide)

Getting Started with Project Based Learning (Quick Reference Guide) <br>Next Available Date - 05/01/2018<p>John Larmer<p>Description<p>In project-based learning …

Teaching

Crispr’d Food, Coming Soon to a Supermarket Near You

For years now, the US Department of Agriculture has been flirting with the latest and greatest DNA manipulation technologies. Since 2016, it has …

Genetics

5 foods of the future

<b>This is what National Geographic thinks you'll be eating 30 years from now.</b><p>The world's population is expected to reach 9 billion by the middle of the …

Agriculture

Benefits of Play Revealed in Research on Video Gaming

In previous posts, and in <i>Free to Learn</i>, I described the decline in children’s opportunities to play and explore freely that has occurred over the …

Psychology

Scientists say we’re on the cusp of a carbon dioxide–recycling revolution

Every year, the billions of metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) we release into the atmosphere add to the growing threat of climate change. But what …

Protons

7 Compelling Reasons to Have More Sex

Everyone knows that, along with eating chocolate and drinking wine, having sex is one of the best things you can do for your health…<p>In all …

Immune System

How One Strange Rock Made Our World A Bit More Otherworldly

“Strange” is a hard adjective to earn in 2018.<p>Whatever the content, the safe bet is that audiences have seen stranger. This poses a special challenge …

David Bowie

New Lithium-Air Battery Lasts Hundreds of Cycles Longer Than Past Designs - ExtremeTech

By on March 26, 2018 at 7:08 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>The slow rate of battery …

Clean Energy

The Need for Pretend Play in Child Development

<i>[This post was co-authored with Jerome L. Singer and Dorothy G. Singer]</i><p>Many people often think of play in the form of images of young children at …

Psychology

Play

Daria’s and Marcy’s stories speak to the differences between school world and real world. In Marcy’s world learning is abundant and artists become …

Computer Science

Carl R. Rogers, Freedom to Learn (1969)

<b>Personal Thoughts on Teaching and Learning</b> (1952)<p>I wish to present some very brief remarks, in the hope that if they bring forth any reaction from …

Pedagogy

When ‘personalised learning’ forgets to be ‘personalised’

How educators slip into aggregate judgements<p>Education has yet to resolve a paradox.<p>As educators we are responsible for addressing the individual …

Education Technology

The hot poop on the Cinderella incinerating toilet

<b>Got some clean electricity? Then you can cremate your crap.</b><p>Years ago when we first got a cabin in the woods, we had an Incinolet incinerating toilet. …

Composting

The Third Education Revolution

Schools are moving toward a model of continuous, lifelong learning in order to meet the needs of today’s economy.<p>When the giant Indian technology-services firm Infosys announced last November that it would open a design and innovation hub in Providence, the company’s president said one of the key …

High School

Inclusive Education

IncludEd<p>All learners welcome.<p>Empowering the future of our diverse students, inside and outside of the classroom, with tools to help all learners …

Education Technology

To save the Earth, stack humans in green cities and leave the wilderness for other animals

Science fiction writer and ecologist Kim Stanley Robinson (previously) writes that we need to "empty half the Earth of its humans" to save the planet …

Sustainability

A new school in India will prioritize happiness instead of grades — take a look inside

Around the world, most secondary schools share a similar design: There are hallways that lead to classrooms, a front and back entrance, a cafeteria, and a gymnasium.<p>Near Chennai, India, a new boarding school called Riverbend aims to rethink traditional architecture — and curricula — in education. …

Pedagogy

Why Ravens and Crows Are Earth’s Smartest Birds

Their brains may be tiny, but birds have been known to outsmart children and apes.<p>Until the 21st century, birds were largely dismissed as simpletons. How smart can you be with a brain the size of a nut?<p>And yet the more we study bird intelligence, the more those assumptions are breaking down. …

Drowned in sound: how listening to music hinders learning

In his series of articles on how psychology research can inform teaching, Bradley Busch picks an academic study and makes sense of it for the classroom. This time: listening to music while studying<p>Read more Lessons from Research<p><i>There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to</i> …

Teaching

How the Heck Do You Manage a Project-Based Classroom?

You’ve read the blog posts, tweets, and articles. Maybe you’ve even attended some conferences or seen someone speak live. They say, “Project-based …

Teaching