Sarah Cottrill

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“Extinct” animals are rediscovered more often than you may think

A pair of Australian sea snakes just scored a couple points against the Sixth Extinction. Scientists had given them up for extinct after the two species—the short nose and the leaf scaled sea snakes—disappeared from their homes on the Timor Sea’s tropical reefs more than a decade ago.<p>Strangely, …

Extreme Improvement: Want To Get Good Fast?

Extreme lessons are only for those willing to suffer a bit<p>Walk on most practice tees today and the random lesson being given won't look much different from one you might have seen in 1970 or 1990. The teacher might be using a camera—or an iPhone—to record some video, but other than that, the …

This high school student just won $400,000 for making absurdly complex physics make sense

When high school student Ryan Chester heard that Silicon Valley's prestigious Breakthrough Prize would include a new category for an outstanding …

Scientists Explain Why Interval Training Works

If you really want a workout, try interval training. Nearly every gym now offers what’s called high intensity interval training, or HIIT; sessions …

How to Enter The ‘Flow State’ Any Time: 4 Simple Steps

Imagine yourself climbing a great mountain. High above the ground, you cleave to the rocks. You move very deliberately, aware of every placement of …

This Is Your Brain on Exercise: Why Physical Exercise (Not Mental Games) Might Be the Best Way to Keep Your Mind Sharp

In the United States and the UK, we've seen the emergence of a multibillion-dollar brain training industry, premised on the idea that you can improve …

The Brain

You May Be Musical and Not Even Know It, Psychologist Find

<b>The old adage says practice makes perfect, but a new study from the University of Cambridge has shown that personality also plays a key role in</b> …

This Magnet Can Change Your Faith in God

When researchers used magnetic energy to shut down the brain’s threat perception, nearly a third of patients were more tolerant to immigrants. More …

Podcast: The Happiness Industry | The Art of Manliness

In the past ten years, there’s been an increasing emphasis on happiness in our culture. You can find countless books, blogs, and podcasts on how to …

Eight great apps for chemistry teachers

Which chemistry apps are worth installing? Teachers talk about their favourites.

Study Shows Why Kids Sink or Swim in Math Education

Reading Time: 3 minutes<p>There’s a lot to be said about parenting like crazy until your child is in first grade and then keeping the kid safe, active …

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Risk Decision Making

20 Cognitive Biases That Affect Risk Decision Making Republished by request Thanks to Rob Long for sharing this – originally published here on …

Why Chile's Huge Earthquake Wasn't Much Worse

We actually can learn from the past<p>The quake that struck just off the coast of Chile last night was huge by any standard. It measured a magnitude 8.3, shaking considerably more than the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal earlier this year.<p>So why did over 8,000 people die in the Nepal …

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

Scientists explain underlying cause of unhealthy brain aging

Doctors commonly recommend patients increase their intake of calcium as a means of combating osteoporosis for aging bones.<p>But calcium also plays an …

Math Tutoring Reduces Anxiety and Alters Fear Circuits in Kids

<b>Individualized math lessons improved kids’ arithmetic performance and made them feel more comfortable with the subject.</b><p>Anxiety about doing math …

Neuroscience

Best Way to Take Notes In Class Isn’t On Your Laptop, Research Finds

• Facebook<br>• Twitter<p>For incoming college freshmen, one of the biggest academic challenges is learning ... well, learning how to learn. And experts say that using a laptop to take notes in class is a step in the wrong direction.<p>The research is clear: Typing out your notes results in decreased …

Teaching

Would more girls study computer science if classrooms were 'less geeky'?

As recent Twitter campaigns like #ILookLikeAnEngineer have shown, stereotypes are powerful — perhaps especially in high school, where students are …

Liquid water elsewhere in our solar system?

If so, where are we likely to find it? Could we ever get to it? Would we be able to drink it? A planetary geoscientist explains.<p>Science fiction …

Butter In Your Coffee And Other Cons: Stories From A Fitness Insider

Three years after co-founding Fitocracy, we launched a new online coaching service to start bringing in money. We needed a way to hook people in, but …

Almost Fully-Formed Human Brain Grown In Ohio State University Lab Could Further Alzheimer's And Autism Research

Scientists have grown an almost fully-formed brain in the lab that has the maturity of a 5-week-old fetus.<p>Formed from skin cells it is estimated to …

A Harvard neuroscientist told us the 3 major ways meditation changes your brain

Moyan Brenn / Flickr<p>Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now.<p>While there is an ever-increasing amount of academic research around the …

7 surprising facts that can help you learn anything faster

But some people keep studying — and thinking — the same way all their lives.<p>Thankfully, cognitive science has taken a look at how people actually learn. The results are surprising and super helpful.

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …