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'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

15 Memoirs About Writing That Every Young Writer Needs To Read

If there's anything that writers like more than writing, it's writing <i>about writing</i> (that, and talking about writing about writing). And it makes …

Books

Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize

<b>Short Inspirational Quotes to Memorize</b> will help give you the tools to transform your situation with ideas to propel you to greater heights. …

Motivation

The best books about science from the last 15 years that everyone should read

From discussions of human-machine hybrids to lost civilizations in the Amazon and octopus brains, scientists and writers have produced some amazing works of nonfiction in the past 15 years.<p>If you're in the mood to learn something new, as well as be entertained by riveting storylines, look no …

Books

How Reading Novels in Math Class Can Strengthen Student Engagement

Every January, Nashville teacher Joel Bezaire reads <i>The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time</i> aloud to his students. Sounds pretty standard, …

Teaching

Three books Stanford asks every new student to read

Fresh off the excitement of gaining acceptance into the most competitive university in America, Stanford University incoming freshmen will likely …

Books

Multiverse: have astronomers found evidence of parallel universes?

To many these past 12 months seem as if we have already slipped into a parallel universe but Brexit and Trump are nothing compared to the alternate universes some astronomers are contemplating<p>They call it the multiverse. It’s a cosmos in which there are multiple universes. And by multiple, I mean …

Dark Matter

For The First Time, Physicists Have Observed a Giant Magnetic 'Bridge' Between Galaxies

Whoa.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected evidence of a magnetic field that's associated with the vast intergalactic 'bridge' that links our …

Universe

Picking a new language[1]

Putting aside matters of employability, teaching yourself a new tongue is an invaluable skill: It can increase your mental health and general …

Language Learning

7 Mental Strategies That Will Make You More Successful

7 Brain Hacks That Will Dramatically Improve Your Intelligence and Success<p><b>To stay ahead in life, you need to be a constant learner. These hacks will</b> …

Bill Gates

Scientists Have Invented a Graphene-Based Sieve That Turns Seawater Into Drinking Water

Holy crap.<p>Researchers have achieved a major turning point in the quest for efficient desalination by announcing the invention of a graphene-oxide …

Water

How To Have Breakthrough Ideas

<i>You can learn to cultivate great ideas. That’s the bold promise</i> of The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking<i>, by</i> …

Creativity

Scientists Have Developed a New One-Dimensional Supermaterial

Move Over, Graphene?<p>When graphene was finally extracted from graphite and discovered to be a potential “wonder material,” researchers were quick to …

Chemistry

UK wage growth outpaces inflation

<b>Wages grew faster than the rate of inflation at the end of 2016, official figures show.</b><p>In the three months to December, wages grew 2.6% on an annualised basis in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).<p>However, that was slower than the previous period, leading analysts to …

Economics

Upfront charges for NHS foreign patients in England

<b>NHS hospitals in England will have a legal duty to charge overseas patients upfront for non-urgent care if they are not eligible for free treatment.</b><p>From April this year, foreign patients could be refused operations unless they cover their costs in advance.<p>NHS Improvement, which oversees the trusts, …

United Kingdom

Unexpected mental health deaths up 50% in three years

<b>The number of unexpected patient deaths reported by England's mental health trusts has risen by almost 50% in three years, figures suggest.</b><p>The findings, for the BBC's Panorama programme, are based on FOI results from half of mental health trusts.<p>Unexpected deaths include death by suicide, neglect …

Mental Health

Oily alchemy: Turning soybeans into graphene

Graphene, a thin film of crystalline carbon generally just one atom thick, is being slated as the new wonder material and shows high promise for …

Graphene

Growth in UK house prices weakens, Nationwide says

<b>Annual UK house price inflation fell to its weakest level since November 2015 in January, according to mortgage lender Nationwide.</b><p>The 0.2% rise in house prices last month was down from a 0.8% rise in December, although that left prices 4.3% higher than at this time in 2016.<p>"The outlook for the …

Housing

New to deep learning? Here are 4 easy lessons from Google

Google employs some of the world’s smartest researchers in deep learning and artificial intelligence, so it’s not a bad idea to listen to what they …

Home ownership falling in major English cities, says think tank

<b>Major English cities - particularly Manchester - have seen the sharpest falls in home ownership since a peak in the early 2000s, analysis suggests.</b><p>The Resolution Foundation said homes were becoming increasingly unaffordable for struggling potential buyers.<p>The proportion of home owners dropped from …

Housing

5 strategies for remembering everything you learn

• Knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• Knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system often skips one of them. This is problematic, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Pedagogy

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Have you ever felt at peace when you’re walking by the ocean? A sense of rejuvenation when you stand by a waterfall? How about taking in the view of …

Microwaves

Blended Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

July 10, 2016<br>Here is a short visual we created for teachers explaining the core notions behind the concept of Blended Learning. We have also included …

10 Helpful Websites for Protecting Your Photography Copyrights

Being a photographer in the digital age presents a number of excellent advantages along with a collection of new concerns. Sharing your images with …

Tutorials

How to Improve Your Photography By Going Back To Basics

Cameras and camera gear are becoming increasingly more complex in this digital era of photography. The more complex the equipment is, the more …

How to Get Better Landscape Photographs By Controlling Perspective

This article has been necessitated by the countless debates I have with photographers about the kind of lenses that should be used for landscape …

National Geographic Travel

15 Free Online Learning Sites Every Entrepreneur Should Visit

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Being a successful entrepreneur means you have to wear a lot of hats, especially when your company is just starting out and you don’t have enough employees to cover all the areas you need.<p>Learning the new skills necessary to start a new …

Entrepreneurship