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Hurricane Irma: Powerful storm blamed for three deaths

<b>(CNN) —</b> Hurricane Irma -- one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic -- hammered Puerto Rico on Wednesday night after smashing a string of small northern Caribbean islands where at least three people were killed.<p>CNN's Leyla Santiago, in the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan, said …

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21 Hidden Roku Tricks for Streaming Success

We help you discover hidden features in your favorite streaming device.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn affiliate commissions …

Smart TV

This DIY Vortex Tube Turns Your Compressed Air Cold

Build your own vortex tube, which cools compressed air with no electricity or moving parts.<p>So you've hooked up a source of compressed air in your shop. It's super useful for blasting away dust and stuff, but wouldn't it also be great if you could control the temperature? If you had easy access to …

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment

Technology in School<p>Why We Need to Move Away from SMART Goals and Towards New Forms of Classroom Assessment<p>By Jeremy Murphy     Aug 4, …

These Are the Four Stages of Your Brain on Math

Have you ever wondered what your brain is really doing as you sweat your way through a math test? Now you can see for yourself, thanks to a new brain …

Top-performing Asian countries use the 'mastery approach' to teach math in schools — and now it's spreading

For example, half of primary schools in England are getting £41 million (roughly $54 million) over the next four years to teach the method, according to the UK government.<p>It's a vast departure for the UK, that, like the US, has embraced a different method for teaching math: the "mindset …

Education

The 1919 Solar Eclipse That Proved Einstein Right

Watching space-time warp from a tiny island off West Africa.<p>When it comes to matters of time and space here on Earth, we are as we see each other. Clocks around the globe sync to the picosecond, and our shared measures of distance are just as precise. These things, we might conclude, are immutable. …

Science says parents of unsuccessful kids could have these 9 things in common

Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world.<p>There are so many things that can affect a child's success, including socioeconomic status, the environment they live in, and their parents' education level.<p>Though it can be difficult for studies to determine what parenting techniques are ideal …

Mami Talks: 3 Methods That Will Encourage Your Child's Learning

Are you looking for new ways to educate your children?<p>The last thing dedicated teachers want to think is that they’re fulfilling all the duties of a babysitter and not much else, explained educator <b>Mac Bogert</b>. “I’m often reminded of Mark Twain’s quote: ‘I never let my schooling interfere with my …

Hacklet 105 – More Mind and Brain Hacks

A mind is a terrible thing to waste – but an awesome thing to hack. We last visited brain hacks back in July of 2015. Things happen fast on …

The Brain

Why Space and Time Might Be an Illusion

This past fall, the world of physics celebrated the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity, which forms the foundation of our modern understanding of the force of gravity. Einstein's creation has been the ultimate antidote to a blasé, seen-it-all attitude that sometimes …

The Most Motivational TED Talks of 2016 | Inc.com

TED talks can inspire you to do your best work, reach for the stars, or even try a new way of tying your shoes. With the 2016 TED Conference wrapped up last month, the folks at TED have gone to work putting some of the best talks they've hosted recently online. Delivered by a TV mogul, the leader …

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7 science-backed tips for reading faster and retaining more

But as modern readers, it's hard to find time to spend in their company.<p>Adding to that is the fact that, even when we do find the time, it's not always a given that we'll retain what we've read.<p>But what if we could? Would you feel more confident at work? Would you start a new project? Would you be …

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

Psychology

These Are the Most Inspirational Videos Ever Made

These 13 videos will motivate and inspire you to succeed no matter where you are in your journey.<p>Last week, I posted the most motivational books ever written. Today, I'm posting videos that will inspire and motivate you each time you watch them. Enjoy!<p>1. <i>Dream</i><p>In order to achieve great things, you …

2015: the year in science - in pictures

From the excitement of the Pluto flyby to the discovery of new dinosaurs, we take a look back at some of the biggest science stories of the past 12 months

Research

60 of the best Android apps from 2015

This year was full of excellent app releases for Android and we found tons of tools to trick out your device for work and play.<p>If you’re looking for some quality apps for your new phone or want to breathe new life into your old one, our list of the best apps from this year has you covered.<p><i>Prefer</i> …

Apps

5 Viral Math Problems That Blew the Internet's Mind in 2015

Psh, who needs math when you have the web?!<p>For whatever reason, people loved to share the problems they could not solve this year. Some of those major life-changing, brain-melting problems were of the math variety. Below, an assortment of math questions that people just seriously could not with …

5 Powerful Practices to Expand Your Awareness and Harmonize Your Brain

While the brain and consciousness are inextricably linked, groundbreaking research into the nature of consciousness is revealing that their …

The Science Books We Loved Most in 2015

Looking for a good holiday read? There was no shortage of excellent popular science books this year, from memoir, alternate science histories, and …

Climate negotiators complete first draft of global agreement

Text arrives on time, but leaves big decisions for the government ministers next week.<p>On 5 December, negotiators at the United Nations climate talks …

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How To Take Advantage Of Your Brain’s Hidden Productivity Powers

Your mental lists are distracting you from other, more productive uses of your brain. Here’s how to do a weekly brain dump instead.<p>If you think keeping everything you need to know neatly packed away in your head is a smart way to run your life, you’re probably hurting your productivity and stifling …

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Area Maze is the a-mazing new game from prolific puzzle inventor Naoki Inaba. For the solutions to today’s puzzles, follow this link<p>Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you …

Equations

8 Motivational Quotes To Remind You To Persist

We’ve all been there before, in the deep valley that is the darkest time of our lives. It seems that all hope is gone and we would like to just roll …

Motivation

The Best Shows On Netflix You’ve Never Heard Of

Netflix original programming has grown from one series in 2012 to 36-plus series in the years to come, which means that Netflix is as full-fledged a network as FX or AMC (in fact, they’ll provide even more programming by 2016). As they ramp up their original programming, expect to see fewer series …