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Reading is basically a form of brainwashing

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are some things that neuroscientists know but most people don’t?</i> <i>Answer by Lidia Stanton, psychologist, teacher, tutor, lecturer.</i><p>Neuroscientists and cognitive psychologists joke that reading is a form of brainwashing—one that is good for people, …

Demonstration

Millennials leaving church in droves, study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

Overloaded Circuits: Why Smart People Underperform

David drums his fingers on his desk as he scans the e-mail on his computer screen. At the same time, he’s talking on the phone to an executive halfway around the world. His knee bounces up and down like a jackhammer. He intermittently bites his lip and reaches for his constant companion, the coffee …

5 Best Apps to do Programming on Android Platform

Are you a great programming lover? If yes, then you will surely love the apps that I have shared in this article. Because they will let you do …

Apps

5 DIY hardware platforms for physiological computing

Physiological computing focuses on the use of biosignals for the development of interactive software and hardware systems capable of sensing, …

The Future and History of Learning to Code

Much of the discussion around ‘learning to code’ is couched in futuristic terms. By learning to code, we are told, young people will be equipped to …

Computer Science

Reviewing the second year of OCaml Labs in 2014

The OCaml Labs initiative within the Cambridge Computer Laboratory is now just over two years old, and it is time for an update about our activities …

Hung Up

Here's MIT's Free Course on Math For Computer Science

In January, the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> shared a study that showed that the average entrepreneur did not study a STEM field while in college. But, …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics

What If The World Can't Cut Its Carbon Emissions?

Many people, including more than a few prominent politicians, accept that global warming must be limited to no more than two degrees C above the …