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Literacy, Multiple Intelligences, and the Brain

By now, you will have probably recognized that this story is a thinly disguised attempt to describe the history of literacy acquisition and the …

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

<i>Sacha Vega/iStock</i><p>The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is …

Bitcoin Mining Guzzles Energy—And Its Carbon Footprint Just Keeps Growing

<i>This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>If you’re like me, you’ve probably been ignoring the bitcoin …

Curriculum Mapping: Definition, Purpose, and Tips

Curriculum mapping is a reflective process that helps teachers understand what has been taught in a class, how it has been taught, and how learning …

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100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

Meet the High Schooler Shaking Up Artificial Intelligence

Since its founding by Elon Musk and others nearly two years ago, nonprofit research lab OpenAI has published dozens of research papers. One posted …

Jim Carrey Says He Has Sailed a 'River of Sorrow' in Emotional Stage Appearance

Jim Carrey has a message about surviving tough times: “Give up hope.”<p>The 55-year-old comedian stopped by documentarian and activist Michael Moore‘s …

Not All Teachers Want to Become Administrators

On my first day of summer break, I ran into an acquaintance in the store. He asked how the school year went, what my plans were for the summer, and commented on how he couldn't believe this was already my fifth year of teaching. Then came the question I can't stand.<p>"You seem like such a talented …

10 Weird and Wonderful Words about Literature and Reading

Interesting words related to literature and reading We love to collect interesting words, especially those related to literature, reading, and other …

10 books that will change the way you think about the future

1/<p>"The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History" by Elizabeth Kolbert<p>Amazon<p>Combining science and history, Kolbert highlights humans' impact on the …

There Is No Frigate Like A Book: A Life Spent Reading

I balance books precariously, pile them high on my bedside table: fiction, memoir, children's stories, volumes of poetry, professional reading all stacked up. Too many books, no matter how many shelves my mother or husband build. I've tried and rejected the Kindle, the Nook, other electronic …

The 35 Best Jane Eyre Quotes And Lines From Charlotte Brontë's Novel

<i>Jane Eyre</i> is my favorite classic novel of all time. It’s hauntingly beautiful, eloquently written, daringly progressive, and a terrific love story to …

This Tiny Detail Will Help You Unlock Buddhist Art

Here are just some of the meanings of Buddhist mudras, or hand gestures.<p>Buddhist artwork is infused with layers of meaning. Every posture and gesture has a special significance, intended to inspire devotion and reflection. But it's easy to miss these subtle cues without a guide.<p>Most images of the …

Microsoft is carrying out a massive social experiment in China — and almost no one outside the country knows about it

In a report for Nautilus, the researcher, Yongdong Wang, outlined what the company was doing with Xiaoice — pronounced "Shao-ice" and translated as "little Bing" — in China.<p>The Turing test, created by British scientist Alan Turing, is a test that looks to see if a human can detect whether the …

What if Schools Taught Kindness?

<b>Laura Pinger</b> and <b>Lisa Flook</b> of the Center for Healthy Minds share their lessons from creating a "kindness curriculum" for young students.<p>Walking to class one day, one of us (Laura) saw a young student crying and waiting for his mother to arrive--he had split his chin while playing. When Laura got to …

Why people get nostalgic

If you ever find yourself wishing you could go back in time, that's nostalgia: It's what Don Draper called "the pain from an old wound: ... a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone."<p>Now, science can explain why you get it — and whether that's a good or a bad thing.

This startup was named the best place to work in NYC thanks to a unique Japanese philosophy

"Provide omotenashi."<p>Say what?<p>"The easiest literal translation is the ability of the host to predict what his or her guest wants before he or she asks for it," explains Button's CEO Mike Jaconi.<p>"What it speaks to, though, is if given or demonstrated authentically, there's an ability that you have …

The 24 Best Science Fiction Books Of 2015

What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories.<p>Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson has outdone himself with <i>Seveneves</i>, an ambitious and far-reaching tale of humanity at its …

Mind Your Dishes – Mundane Tasks to Improve Mental Health

Most people would never consider housework an appropriate or effective stress reliever, but a new study shows that washing dishes can improve …

Scientists, ethicists tackle gene editing's ethics, promise

The debate has brought hundreds of scientists and ethicists from 20 countries to a highly unusual, three-day meeting in Washington on the ethics of human gene editing.<p>"We could be on the cusp of a new era in human history," Nobel laureate David Baltimore of the California Institute of Technology …

How and why exactly did consciousness become a problem? – Margaret Wertheim

Growing up in Australia, I loved to lie on the grass, immersed in the scent of wattles, and stare up at the sky. A sky like no other; a deeper, …

Marie Curie radioactive papers

Marie Curie, known as the "mother of modern physics," died from aplastic anemia, a rare condition linked to high levels of exposure to her famed discoveries, the radioactive elements polonium and radium.<p>Curie, the only woman to win a Nobel Prize in two different fields (physics and chemistry), …

25 years, 36,000 postcards: how one doctor’s gesture helped India’s rural poor stay healthy

While in his teenage years, a poor village boy in the south Indian state of Andhra Pradesh wanted to join the postal service. With no money for higher education, a job with the government agency could have made his life secure.<p>But a relative supported him financially and sent him to medical school. …

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Why Coloring Is Good for the Mind, Body, and Soul

Trendiness is rarely next to Godliness. Occasionally though, every once in while, a trend comes along that is interesting, uplifting, and actually helpful. One of those trends is adult coloring books. Coloring books for adults have become so popular lately that they have topped the <i>New York Times</i> …

6 world-changing innovations by teenage geniuses

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>Solutions to some of the world's most challenging problems are coming from an unlikely place: teenagers. Around the world, young inventors are developing gadgets and techniques that address issues ranging from ocean pollution to biofuels to food production. These incredible …

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Amazon opens first physical bookstore in Seattle

It may feel odd associating Amazon with a brick-and-mortar store, but you'll get used to it. The online marketplace will open its first physical outlet at University Village, an open-air shopping center in Seattle, on Tuesday. It won't be selling everything under the sun like its website, though: …

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This bizarre experiment just produced the best evidence yet of the universe's 'spooky' side

Well, almost.<p>The idea is part of quantum mechanics, a theory of physics that describes how the cosmos works on the tiniest of scales. Specifically, scientists are squirming over a bizarre phenomenon of quantum mechanics called "entanglement," where one particle can instantly influence another — …

I thought that returning to the classroom after leadership would give me a better work-life balance. Then I remembered how hard teachers have it<p>I have recently completed a quest. This quest took several years and led me from the panic-stricken landscape of the newly-qualified teacher (NQT), through …

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