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The Brexit vote has already wiped £440 million a week from Britain's economy

LONDON — Brexit has slashed Britain's public finances by £440 million a week, according to new research, which found the UK economy is already 2.1% weaker than it would have been if the country voted to stay in the European Union.<p>A report from the Centre for European Reform (CER) found that — …

UK Economy

Author who studies millionaires: 240 minutes a day separates the rich from everyone else

There are 1,440 minutes in each day. That is the one common denominator we all share. With respect to time, we are all on equal footing. And most …

Self-improvement

18 Gmail settings that will change how you think about your inbox

Make your inbox more efficient and effective with these easily overlooked options.<p>When it comes to managing email, you need every advantage you can get.<p>Google recognizes this. The company has packed Gmail with dozens of advanced options that can save you time and add powerful possibilities into …

Google

Brexit: this poll reveals a sad truth about Britain and Northern Ireland

Recent polling from Conservative peer Michael Ashcroft suggests that two-thirds of pro-Brexit voters would rather leave the Customs Union than avoid …

Northern Ireland

Airbus has delivered a body blow to Brexit Britain. It won’t be the last

A few days ago, I wrote about how big businesses were no longer just frustrated with Theresa May and her Brexit bumblings. Instead, they were turning hostile. “Soon the headlines will be not just about a few hundred jobs moving out of the City – but of firms scrapping their expansion plans, or …

Great Britain

MIT researchers have figured out a way to see through walls and we’re terrified

A team of scientists at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) has managed to develop technology capable of tracking …

Machine Learning

BCG vaccine can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, eight-year study shows

The BCG vaccine against tuberculosis can reverse Type 1 diabetes to almost undetectable levels, an eight-year study has shown.<p>US researchers found that just one jab, followed by a booster four weeks later, brought down average blood sugar levels to near normal within three years, and the effect …

Diabetes

This app you’ve never heard of lets you watch shows and movies for free that aren’t even on Netflix

People often think that when it comes to streaming TV shows and movies online, there are only three options: pay for the good stuff, steal the good …

TV shows

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Trump Administration

This scandal should cause uproar but the BBC and Labour just change the subject<p>The first duty of the leaders and citizens of a democracy is to defend its elections from subversion. Yet a country that boasts of giving the world free parliaments feels no obligation even to look at allegations that …

UK Politics

Brexit dividend? New reports show UK will suffer for years

Two new reports show just how much economic pain Britain's exit from the European Union is causing.<p>The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) on Monday slashed its growth forecast for the UK economy this year to 1.3%, which would be its weakest performance since the financial crisis.<p>And the consultancy …

Great Britain

The planet is on edge of a global plastic calamity

Plastic pollution has grabbed the world’s attention, and with good cause.<p>More than 100 years after its invention, we’re addicted. To pass a day without encountering some form of plastic is nearly impossible. We’ve always been eager to embrace the promise of a product that could make life cheaper, …

Sustainability

The Key to 21st Century Classrooms Isn't Tech. It's Evolved Teaching.

I often hear people question whether teachers are willing to embrace technology, but if we really want to transform teaching and learning, I think …

Pedagogy

Can you learn a language with an app? What the research says

Language learning apps are very popular in app stores worldwide – and are said to be revolutionising language learning. These apps offer …

Language Learning

Prostate cancer breakthrough as new drug keeps men with previously 'untreatable' cases alive

Men with previously “untreatable” prostate cancer are being kept alive by a new drug in what experts believe may be a breakthrough for patients with the worst form of the disease.<p>A British trial has for the first time shown that state-of-the art immunotherapy can be used to target prostate …

Cancer

Researchers Have Invented an Awesome And Scary Nuclear Battery Pack

Is the world ready for it?<p>Batteries powered by radioactive materials have been around for more than a century, but what they promise in power they …

Clean Energy

12 Of The Best Learning Apps For 2018

12 Of The Best Learning Apps For 2018 by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been sponsored by Kdan Mobile Software America, Inc., who asks us …

Education Technology

These 5 Social Media Habits Are Linked with Depression

You might be familiar with the experience of scrolling through your Facebook feed, only to feel like everyone else's lives are better than yours.<p>But …

Social Media

Half of the teens who think social media has a negative effect on people say it's because of bullying, rumors, or harmed relationships

A greater focus on the effects of social media on users has made people question its psychological and social impacts, particularly on teenagers.<p>While companies like Facebook push the narrative that its platform is intended to bring people together, many consumers fear that teenagers — who spend …

Research

Trump's 'cruel' measures pushing US inequality to dangerous level, UN warns

The policies pursued over the past year seem deliberately designed to remove basic protections from the poorest Philip Alston<p>Donald Trump is deliberately forcing millions of Americans into financial ruin, cruelly depriving them of food and other basic protections while lavishing vast riches on the …

Economics

2 forms of exercise are the best way to stave off the effects of aging. Here's how to incorporate them into your life.

One of the most powerful means of reaping these benefits is exercise — and in many cases, you already have everything you need to get it: a body.<p>As we age, two forms of exercise are the most important to focus on: aerobic exercise, or cardio, which gets your heart pumping and sweat flowing, and …

Exercise

A new laser eye surgery fixes your vision without any gnarly eyeball slicing

As someone who wears glasses, the idea of corrective laser eye surgery is certainly tempting. But then you start reading about how the invasive …

Columbia University

Check Out Audible’s Lecture Courses If You’re Sick of Audiobooks

Have an Audible subscription but not sure what to listen to next? I know the feeling well. My credits were starting to pile up to the point I thought …

Western Philosophy

Teens are abandoning Facebook in dramatic numbers, study finds

Teenagers have abandoned Facebook in favour of other social media platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram, according to a study from the Pew Research Center.<p>Just 51% of US individuals aged 13 to 17 say they use Facebook – a dramatic plunge from the 71% who said they used the social network in …

Social Media

Mysterious neutrino surplus hints at the existence of new particles

Neutrinos show up in greater numbers than expected in an experiment, possibly bolstering the idea of a fourth type of the particle.

Physics

Donald Trump Gushes Over Kim Jong Un's 'Very Nice' Letter, Then Admits He Didn't Read It

<i>Welcome to Barf Bag, a daily politics roundup to help you sort through the chaotic Trumpian news cycle.</i><p>Please enjoy this video of our great</b> …

Donald Trump

This teacher's reaction to a sleeping student has gone viral for all the right reasons.

A teacher's message has gone viral after he let his student sleep in class — for the kindest reason.<p>Teachers spend time preparing lesson plans and …

Teaching

7 Amazing Facts about Flipped Learning

Flipped Classrooms have been around as an offshoot of blended learning methodology for more than a decade, now. In the flipped classroom, your …

Education Technology

Is the placenta the missing link connecting genes, environment and schizophrenia?

A compelling new study suggests that activity in the placenta could be the missing link connecting environmental factors with genetics in relation to …

Neuroscience