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Elderly termites are sent into battle to die first

Even the old are asked to make a final sacrifice for the colony.<p>We’re always marveling at the complex and wondrously efficient social organization …


Just 10 and she wanted to die

March 18, 2018 5:00 AM<br>She felt so down after a quarrel, she thought of killing herself and fantasised about "how good" it would be if she was dead.


Business, Meet Design

Global, digitalised, and now subject to disruption and change in unprecedented ways, businesses today face challenges they admittedly feel …

Design Thinking

Hackers learn to hurdle two-factor authentication

For years, cyber security experts have been urging users to add a second layer of authentication to their accounts, often a code sent by text message …


How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant | MindShift

• Does the activity, strategy, task, or idea allow for the student to personalize his or her response? Can they bring their life experiences into the …


Astronaut Scott Kelly's DNA Did Not 'Change in Space' the Way You Think

It seems like pure science fiction. NASA astronaut Scott Kelly goes to space for nearly a year, comes back, and suddenly has turned into a mutant …


Design thinking changes lives, All stories

<i>Solve real-world problems by putting users first</i><p><b>Feb 26, 2018</b><p>Many people think of “design” as just aesthetics and style.<p>But design also refers to an …

Design Thinking

How to Use Design Thinking to Solve Problems

Design thinking is a term for a specific approach to problem solving. Whether you’re a designer, a developer, a business owner, anyone really, I’m …

Design Thinking

Masturbation hacks and consent advice: how YouTubers took over sex education

With UK schools increasingly falling short, vloggers such as Hannah Witton and Laci Green have stepped up to offer guidance on everything from body confidence to sexual pleasure<p>When Lily was at school, she remembers the boys and girls being separated for a sex education class. The boys were given …


How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …


People are loving airline’s sassy reply to complaint

Passenger Gus Dolding took to Facebook to criticise budget airline Norwegian Air about an extra fee he was charged on a recent flight.<p>But the …


OMG Becky. PD is Getting So Much Better!!

<b>Listen to this post as a podcast:</b><p>Sponsored by Pear Deck and Peergrade<p><b>I literally can’t even wrap my head around all this stuff.</b> Just a few days ago, …


This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain -- and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Pokémon Go

The Man Who Knew Too Little

GLOUSTER, Ohio — At first, the experiment didn’t have a name.<p>Right after the election, Erik Hagerman decided he’d take a break from reading about the hoopla of politics.<p>Donald Trump’s victory shook him. Badly. And so Mr. Hagerman developed his own eccentric experiment, one that was part silent …

Kim Jong-un

Porn Is Not the Worst Thing on

My daughter is ten. She wants me to download the app on my phone so she can make funny lip-sync videos. <i>Everyone has it,</i> she whines, <i>even</i> …

Social Media

Enjoyment of reading, not mechanics of reading, can improve literacy for boys

Year 3 reading outcomes of 2017 NAPLAN testing once again demonstrate a gender gap, with boys underachieving compared to girls. A focus on teaching …


US cancer network recommending expensive drugs based on weak evidence, study finds

Study raises concerns about National Comprehensive Cancer Network, which publishes guidelines for American oncologists<p>Guidelines for American oncologists often recommend expensive and harmful cancer drugs for patients based on “weak evidence”, according to a new study in the British Medical Journal.<p>…


Learning is not linear! But sometimes we pretend that it is #sketchnote by @SGroshell and @MrZachG #edchat #learning #teachchat

Media Literacy in the Era of Fake News

We all must navigate a confusing and charged landscape teeming with media of every caliber and intention, including intensely partisan sources and …


How Weinstein And The Hollywood Machine Created ‘Good Guy’ Matt Damon

Shortly before “Good Will Hunting” hit theaters in December 1997, Matt Damon bought two duffel bags from Walmart. The movie’s buzz had escalated. Its benefactor, Harvey Weinstein, was plotting an awards campaign, and Damon was suddenly spending a lot of time in hotel rooms, with access to four-star …

Matt Damon

The 15 biggest differences between French and American parenting

There are few things that the mythos of the French lifestyle — which purports that everything the French do, from eating to wearing clothes to putting on weddings— hasn't touched.<p>It also extends, unsurprisingly, to parenting. And, as it turns out, there are a few distinctive differences in …

Google Maps

The Bandung tech startup aiming to use mushrooms to help grow houses

BANDUNG, Indonesia: A simple farm in the misty hills above the Indonesian city of Bandung is not the place one might expect to find a budding …

South-east Asia

This idyllic 15-acre farmhouse is the world’s second ‘Living Building’ residence

A picturesque farmhouse on 15 acres in Ann Arbor, Michigan was just officially crowned the world’s second “Living Building” residence by the …


Book clinic: how do I get my teenage son interested in reading?

From a modern classic by Nick Hornby to a rock memoir, our expert suggests books for reluctant bibliophiles<p><b>Q: How do I get my 15-year-old son interested in reading? He likes football, listening to music and the history of the Greco‑Persian wars.</b><br>Gaverne Bennett, London<p><b>A: Alex Preston is an</b> …


Apparently I’m Completing a “Design A Better Future” Project, Too

Each year, the company that sponsors this blog also sponsors a scholarship for high school seniors, which I have the privilege of maintaining. I have …

UX Design

7 Ways To Support English Language Learners

When working with English Learners, educators often hear such phrases as:<p>Model. Watch your rate of speech and offer wait time. Use non-linguistic …


The growth we seek happens when we remain true to why we teach, not what we test. #edchat #FridayFeeling #Education #teaching

How to stop websites from using your computer to mine Bitcoin (and more)

Some websites may use your computer to mine cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Monero. Here's how to stop them.<p>Mining cryptocurrencies is a great way to earn small amounts of residual income (that could possibly be worth much more in the future). This is becoming an alternative revenue source some …