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Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

Robo-Maggots Will Munch Through Brain Tumors

Gross, but great for minimally invasive surgery.<p>Creepy, crawly maggots might be making their way into people's brains. Robot maggots, that is. Inspired by a TV show where plastic surgeons use maggots to eat away dead tissue, neurosurgeon J. Marc Simard of the University of Maryland School of …

Treating Kids' Cancer With Science And A Pocket Full Of Hope

Try to imagine someone who is supremely calm while at the same time bursting with energy, and you've got a pretty good idea of what Jim Olson is like.<p>He's a cancer researcher, physician, cyclist, kayaker and cook, not always in that order. He approaches each activity with incredible passion.<p>But to …

Why music is good for the heart

Doctors have discovered what music-lovers always guessed – music touches places nothing else can reach, says Ivan Hewett<p>In its onward march, science is always trampling over folk-wisdom. But sometimes a piece of research comes along which shows folk-wisdom might have a point after all. There’s been …

Fact: You Carry Around Enough Bacteria To Fill A Large Soup Can

BARF<p>How much bacteria do people carry around?<p>Enough to fill a big soup can. "That's three to five pounds of bacteria," says Lita Proctor, the program coordinator of the National Institutes of Health's Human Microbiome Project, which studies the communities of bacteria living on and in us. The …

Why popular painkiller could be making headaches worse

Taking the popular painkiller codeine too often could make a headache worse, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found the more of the over the counter medication people take the worse their pain gets, a particular problem for chronic sufferers.<p>A study that compared the effect of codeine and …

Dogs Are Perfectly Happy To Socialize With Robots

Dogs will interact with social machines. But will dogs assist the robots in taking over the world?<p>In the centuries-old best friendship between dogkind and humankind, humans are apparently easily replaced with robots. Seemingly loyal canines are totally willing to interact with cold, hard machines, …

Predicting The Future : TED Radio Hour : NPR

<i>"I do spend time trying to think about what I cannot imagine."</i> -- Nicholas Negroponte<p>Visions of the future don't just have to come from science fiction. There's very real technology today giving us clues about how our future lives might be transformed. So what might our future look like? And what …

What Predictions From 1984 Came True?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Nicholas Negroponte's TED Talk</b><p>Back in 1984, technology leader Nicholas Negroponte was able to predict, with surprising accuracy, e-readers, face to face teleconferencing and the touchscreen interface of the iPhone.<p><b>About Nicholas</b> …

Will Sequencing Your Genes Change The Way You Live — And Die?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Richard Resnick's TED Talk</b><p>In this talk, Richard Resnick shows how cheap and fast genome sequencing is about to turn health care (even insurance, and politics) upside down.<p>Everybody...could live an extra five, ten, twenty years just …

How Do You Predict The Future?

<i>Part 7 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Nicholas Negroponte's TED Talk</b><p>I do spend time trying to think about what I cannot imagine.<p>How do you predict the future? Technology leader Nicholas Negroponte accurately predicted some of the most prevalent devices we use to day — back …

What Does The Future Of Crime Look Like?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Marc Goodman's TED Talk</b><p>Marc Goodman paints a portrait of a grave future, in which technology's rapid development could allow crime to take a turn for the worse.<p><b>About Marc Goodman</b><p>Marc Goodman heads the Future Crimes Institute, a think …

When Will Driverless Cars Be A Part Of Our Everyday Lives?

<i>Part 6 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Sebastian Thrun's TED Talk</b><p>Researcher Sebastian Thrun helped build Google's amazing driverless car, which he says will not only revolutionize how we get around, but also save lives.<p>I'm really looking forward to a time when generations …

How Personalized Will Medicine Get?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> Predicting The Future.<p><b>About Nina Tandon's TED Talk</b><p>Wouldn't you rather test to see if those cancer drugs you're going to take are going to work on your cancer?<p>Call it extremely personalized medicine. Tissue engineer Nina Tandon explains how in the future, we'll be …

Why time travellers cannot kill Hitler

Our pick of the week’s science and tech stories, including the recruitment drive for hackers and the problem with going back in time to assassinate leaders.<p>Why you can’t travel back in time and kill Hitler<br>Lauren Davis | i09 | 7 September 2013<br>All kinds of reasons, according to writers who have gamed …

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Ig Nobel prize for discovery that opera is good for a mouse's heart

Stargazing dung beetles, mice that survive for longer after heart surgery when they listen to opera, and whether or not you could walk on water on other planets – all of them are serious scientific questions that researchers sweated over for years. On Thursday, their hard work was honoured with …

Video: The science of heartbreak

New video from asapSCIENCE addresses the question: Why is a broken heart so painful?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She …

Why do innocent people confess to a crime?

The innocent are often less stressed than the guilty during interrogations. And that could put them at greater risk to admit to a crime they didn’t …

Crime

Are bilingual classrooms better than ESL?

Bilingual classrooms have unexpected benefits for native speakers, and may be better than ESL programs for foreign speakers, researchers say.<p>Texas …

Education

What’s in Your Genes? Join a Twitter Chat with Geneticist Spencer Wells

When National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard, best known for his discovery of the R.M.S. Titanic, first participated in the Genographic Project, he expected to confirm what he already knew of his British-Dutch ancestry. But could his DNA tell him more about his ancient …

The 2013 Ig Nobel Prizes: Drunk People Feel Sexy, And More Of The Year's Silliest Science

The Ig Nobel Prizes are in! Here are the winners of the strangest science awards of the year.<p>Last night were the Ig Nobel Prizes, the most important of Nobel Prize ceremonies. The ceremony honors the year's strangest--but also very good!--scientific research, in 10 different categories. Past …

Chemistry Research Roundup

Why are bed bugs so resistant to pesticides? How do whiskey, rye, and bourbon develop their unique flavor profile? What compounds in the natural world could be used for insect repellant or for treating AIDS? For the answers, we turn to the American Chemical Society conference. We'll discuss a few …

Ig Nobels 2013: from attaching penises to stargazing beetles

This year's Ig Nobel prizes were awarded on September 12 at a meeting of nerds at Harvard University. The prizes are given for genuine scientific research that "first makes people laugh and then makes them think".<p>So, at first glance, the research may strike you as somewhat baffling, surreal or even …

How Common Are Sadists?

People who enjoy being cruel are scarily prevalent, new research says.<p>There may be more sadists lurking in our midst than we'd like to think, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia and the University of Texas at El Paso. After offering a group of college students the …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

• <b>Author:</b> Douglas Adams<p><b>“Extremely funny . . . inspired lunacy . . . [and] over much too soon.”—The Washington Post Book World</b><p>Seconds before the Earth is demolished to make way for a galactic freeway, Arthur Dent is plucked off the planet by his friend Ford Prefect, a researcher for the revised …

Warming trend may lengthen season for West Nile virus

The US South may see the season for virus-carrying mosquitoes get longer, but see fewer of the pests during mid-summer as the climate …

Public Health