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These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Machine Learning

Another Study Shows That The Brain Changes Physically When Learning Something New

Inspired by Carol Dweck, I regularly teach lessons so that students can see that they can physically strengthen their brain by learning something new …

A 3D-Printed Robot Actuator

Somehow, walking robots at our level never really seem to deliver on the promise that should be delivered by all those legs. Articulation using hobby …

Parent's Use of Screen Time During Family Time Linked to Bad Behavior

New US research has found that parents who spend a lot of time on their phones or watching television during family activities such as meals, …

Your smartphone habit is turning your kids into monsters

You can’t phone it in when parenting.<p>Parents and caregivers who spend a lot of time on their smartphones during family bonding moments like meals or …

Why 14 is the riskiest age for a teenager

The most dangerous age is 14.<p>If you know any teenagers this might not come as a surprise, but research has confirmed that risk-taking peaks during …

How to 3D print your own DIY motorised tracking 2-axis camera slider

I’ve been getting into 3D printing quite a bit this year. Mostly with regard to how it can help me with my own photography and video challenges. One …

3D Printering: Which Raspberry Pi is Best at Slicing in Octoprint?

OctoPrint is arguably the ultimate tool for remote 3D printer control and monitoring. Whether you simply want a way to send G-Code to your printer …

Soundproofing A CNC Mill Conversion

The Proxxon MF70 is a nice desktop sized milling machine with a lot of useful add-on accessories available for it, making it very desirable for a …

Top 7 Science Websites for Kids

Websites can give kids a great introduction to science, and there are some wonderful kid-friendly science websites to check out. Not only do kids …

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>Many students do their homework and revision while listening to music. Many of them will swear that …

15 Things All Parents Should Know, According To Teenagers

"Don't compare me to other kids. It hurts a lot." H/T Reddit<p><i>Responses have been edited for length or clarity.</i>

3D print your own DIY thermal camera

Well, the Ruiz Brothers from over at Adafruit have done it again: made another awesome and fully reproducible project that combines 3D printing and …

3D Printing

Heated DryBox Banishes Filament Moisture for Under $20

There has been a lot of activity from [Richard Horne] regarding 3D printing filaments lately; most recently he has shared two useful designs for …

Printing

Nagging Isn’t Necessary: How to Improve a Child’s Behavior Without It

Sometimes we convince ourselves that the only way we can get our kids to do anything is to ask them over and over and over again.<p>In other words… …

New insights into teen risk-taking – their “hot” inhibitory control is poorer than children’s

<i>By</i> Emma YoungKids who are better at resisting unhelpful impulses and distractions go on later in life to perform better academically, professionally …

Psychology

Here's The Science Behind Why Teenagers Make Such Bad Decisions

How do we even keep them alive?<p>From getting beyond drunk at a friend's party, to some seriously questionable outfit choices, teenagers often do …

Teen-agers need more sleep. That takes good policy as well as good parenting.

We need to overcome resistance to later school start times. More rest improves teens' well-being, public safety and academic performance.<p>As school districts across America plan their calendars for the next school year, many have been grappling with the critical question of what time the morning …

Study finds link between dads who treat daughters like 'princesses' and anxiety

Rough and tumble play is commonly understood as high energy play that can happen in collaboration or individually.<p>Previous research has shown, the …

The Scientific Case for Obnoxiously Early Bedtimes

From improved school performance to reduced obesity risk, putting kids to bed early is what's best for them.<p>Getting your kid ready for bed as early …

Sacrificial Bridge Avoids 3D Printed Supports

[Tommy] shares a simple 3D printing design tip that will be self-evident to some, but a bit of a revelation to others: the concept of a sacrificial …

Bridges

How to protect your child from being abducted as kidnapping expert reveals how stranger dangers change with age

Thousands of children are abducted each year.<p>Even parents living in comparatively safe environments may devote a lot of energy to ensure their …

Psychologists studied 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here are their 6 key takeaways

Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half decades, and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Kids Should Not Be Punished For Simply Being Human

Part of my daily routine after I get the kids off to school is to shut my daughter’s bedroom door. Every time I look in there, it makes me stabby. …

What Your Kids Most Need to Hear You Talk About (But You Never Do)

Research shows that parents are ignoring teenagers' reality when it comes to talks about online safety.<p>Every parent wants his or her children to be safe. We teach our children not to play with matches and not to get into cars with strangers offering candy. But, when it comes to teenagers and online …

“Answer Me When I’m Talking to You!” What to Do When Your Child Ignores You

If your child deliberately ignores you, pretends not to hear your requests, and refuses to greet you or others, read on to see how you can deal with …

Child psychologist: This is how to raise human beings who are ready for the real world

By Ross W. Greene<p>People are a little worried about the human species these days. Maybe it’s the rash of terrorist attacks throughout the world. Maybe it’s the tone of the presidential campaign. Maybe it’s because so many of us are suffering from a nasty case of empathy fatigue in response to the …

What Happens When We Shield Kids from Boredom

From books, arts, and sports classes to iPads and television, many parents do everything in their power to entertain and educate their children. But …

The "Me, Me, Me" Epidemic: A Step-By-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Overentitled World

Whenever Amy McCready mentions the "entitlement epidemic" to a group of parents, she is inevitably met with eye rolls, nodding heads, and loaded …

The Reward Chart That Changed Everything In My House

Right when we become fooled into believing that we have mastered a certain tricky stage in our child’s development, a new one smacks us right in the …