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10 Internet Hacks Every Student Should Know

If you are a student and want some cool hacks and tricks, you came to the right place. Today we collect best apps, hacks and websites that will …

Scientists say this ridiculously simple strategy can help you learn anything

In other words, instead of reading and rereading a list of vocabulary words, you should read it once and then test yourself repeatedly.<p>The same strategy works for pretty much anything you're hoping to commit to memory, and there's a growing body of research behind it. Psychologists call this …

The Brain

When you or your partner are most likely to cheat

<b>(IVY PHOTOS via Shutterstock)</b><p>New psychological research suggests that as our relationships unravel, we tend to grow more deceitful<p>Daniel Yudkin<p>September 16, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Life, for better or worse, is full of endings. We finish school, …

Psychology

Swiss Company Will Take Your Loved One's Remains and Turn Them into a Diamond

It's common for people whose loved ones request cremation to spread their ashes in a place they loved after they pass. Sometimes the deceased will …

Futuristic Headset Translates Your Dog's Thoughts Into Human Language

For centuries, man has tried to communicate with his canine companions through commands, gestures, and best guesses. Now a team of designers from the …

Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.<p>Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon dioxide in their atmospheres.<p>In a paper …

Chemistry

Google unveils major upgrade to search algorithm

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1014000/1014088_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524618260_cf6428e91915c55802ff02167fcd1326<p><b>Google has unveiled an upgrade to the way it interprets users' search requests.</b><p>The new algorithm, codenamed Hummingbird, is the first major upgrade …

Duolingo Takes Online Teaching To The Next Level, By Crowd Sourcing New Languages

The makers of language-learning software Rosetta Stone should take heed: the crowd is coming.<p>Duolingo, a free, language learning app with 5 million monthly active users, could soon go into overdrive with the number of languages it can teach by opening up its teaching system for anyone to install a …

Google Summer of Code: 50 million Lines of Open Source Code

Google today announced a big milestone for its Google Summer of Code program: 50 million lines of open source code, and counting. Since 2005, the company has managed to get over 8,500 student developers interested in contributing to open source software.<p>For those who don’t know, Google Summer of …

California approves self-driving cars by 2015

If California rules regarding autonomous cars are any indication, they could be on the streets as early as 2015.<p>If you've seen one of Google's 'chandelier' topped autonomous cars driving down the street, you may have assumed the technology is legal. But up until now, Google has been operating the …

Autonomous Cars

Will Google Glass Live Up To Its Hype In The Classroom?

Technology has had a massive impact in the classroom over the last decade but rarely has the arrival of a new device been so hotly anticipated. While it is still early days, trials of Google Glass are already giving an insight into whether it will live up to its hype as a teaching tool.<p>Google Glass …

Panopticam makes virtual reality movies a possibility

When it comes to virtual reality headsets, their remit so far has primarily been for use in gaming or for game-like experience, but soon you could be …

Want to learn quicker? Use your body

Waving your arms, wriggling your fingers and striding around a room can help you learn faster, says Colin Barras. How does it work?<p>Ever got to grips with a problem? Picked up a new skill? Grasped a difficult concept? The language of learning is full of references to parts of the body outside the …

University of Iowa

Our Growing Obsession With Screens Is Killing Our Brains

Paperback readers, rejoice! It turns out reading books on e-readers doesn’t give your brain the same experience as those paper books gathering dust on your bookshelf.<p>A new study by European researchers found that recollection of plot points and story lines were “significantly” worse for readers who …

Earth's Mantle Isn't Quite What We Thought It Was, Study Shows

Maybe we were mistaken about Earth's mantle, the layer of our rocky planet that lies between its core and the thin crust on which we live.<p>For years, earth scientists were convinced that the mantle's entire lower region--which stretches from 400 to 1,800 miles below the surface--was composed of a …

Findster’s GPS Tracker Locates Missing Kids Or Pets, Without A Monthly Fee

There are a number of gadgets, both new and old, that allow parents to geo-locate their children – or let puppy parents track down a wandering Fido – but many of these either fall short of the task at hand by relying on Bluetooth alone, or require a monthly fee, like the FiLIP smartwatch for kids …