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Redefining Failure

Teachers who are designing inquiry-based learning for their students take the essential feedback from failure and make sure there are multiple …

Teaching

‘I Feel Your Pain’: The Neuroscience of Empathy

Whether it’s watching a friend get a paper cut or staring at a photo of a child refugee, observing someone else’s suffering can evoke a deep sense of …

Mathematicians Explore Mirror Link Between Two Geometric Worlds

Decades after physicists happened upon a stunning mathematical coincidence, researchers are getting close to understanding the link between two …

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

If you want to bring up a kid to be a successful investor or entrepreneur, the current education system says they should be studying STEM subjects, …

The process of building trust works in the opposite way that you think it does

<i>Wharton psychologist and author Adam Grant recently sat down with Daniel Coyle, author of the new book</i> The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups<i>, to talk about the surprising truth about how trust works, and how we can build it in groups large and small. This article is a condensed</i> …

Self-improvement

Metaphors can change our opinions in ways we don’t even realize

What has the ability to influence your opinions, in some cases, even more than your own political party? A metaphor, as it turns out.<p>When we think about metaphor, we might think about how we typically learn about metaphor in school: as a poetic device or a rhetorical flourish. But, metaphors are …

You can actually learn to be wise, and it can help you feel less lonely

Most people were either stunned or amused when British prime minister Theresa May appointed a Minister of Loneliness a few months ago, acknowledging that, “for far too many people, loneliness is the sad reality of modern life.” Yet, this should not have come as a surprise or a joke. In study after …

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

Big data a scuola per educare alla sostenibilità | Agenda Digitale

Il <b>Piano di Educazione alla Sostenibilità</b>, presentato a fine luglio dal Ministero dell’Istruzione dell’Università e della Ricerca, rappresenta una …

"Riconnessioni", l'importanza delle competenze digitali a scuola | Agenda Digitale

Di cosa abbiamo bisogno per fare della scuola un laboratorio di innovazione che risponda ai bisogni dei cittadini? Di metterci alla prova e fare …

Love, quantum physics and 'entanglement'

Love. Quantum physics. Completely unrelated, and yet strangely parallel.<p>For one thing, they're both mysterious — we don’t really understand how either one of them works. But they share something else — what scientists call "entanglement."<p>People get entangled with each other when they fall in love, …

50 libri da leggere quest'estate - Wired

L<b>‘estate</b> avanza inesorabile e con essa la fatidica domanda di amici e conoscenti ai lettori più o meno appassionati: “<i>Cosa mi consigli di leggere</i> …

Come funziona LEGO Life, il social network dedicato ai più giovani - Wired

Lanciato a febbraio di quest’anno e finora disoponibile solo in Stati Uniti, Gran Bretagna, Francia, Danimarca, Austria e Svizzera, LEGO Life è …

These Scientists Have a Plan To Cheat Death. Will It Work?

Nothing is as certain as death. Yet humans have come up with ways to push it further and further. The heart stops beating? Do CPR. The lungs fail? Use a mechanical ventilator. These techniques have saved the lives of millions. There is a point of no return, however: when the brain dies.<p>One company, …

Medicine

Miliardi di oggetti connessi: la sfida dell’Internet delle cose fra innovazione e pericoli

[Tempo di lettura stimato: 9 minuti] “<i>Svegliati Matthew, è tardi”</i> <i><br>Matthew sente una voce provenire dal fondo della stanza, ma non vede nessuno. Si</i> …

Disappearing Glass Rods

You can make glass objects disappear.<p>Video Demonstration<p>Tools and Materials<p>A beaker<br>• Vegetable oil (we've found that Wesson brand works best; don't use …

Le parole in lingua araba diventano disegni che illustrano il loro significato letterale

L’architetto e graphic designer <b>Mahmoud Tammam</b> ha trovato un modo semplice ed efficace per far imparare la lingua araba anche a chi pensa di non …

Song of Two Worlds: Alan Lightman’s Poetic Ode to Science, the Unknown, and Our Search for Meaning, Illustrated by an 18-Year-Old Boy in India

“One thousand questions, and each gives an answer, which then forms a question.”<p><i>“You will not concede me philosophical poetry,”</i> Ada Lovelace — the world’s first computer programmer, maverick daughter of the poet Lord Byron — wrote to her mother, a mathematician bent on eradicating the father’s …

Friend of Foe?: A Lovely Illustrated Fable About Making Sense of Otherness

A playful illustrated inquiry into whether mutual attentiveness is enough to dissolve enmity into friendship.<p><i>“The more you know about another person’s story, the less possible it is to see that person as your enemy,”</i> the wise and wonderful Parker Palmer wrote in his treatise on healing the heart of …

Literature

How Do You Create Quantum Entanglement?

One morning last week, I arrived on campus at the same time as a colleague from the History department who studies the history of physics. As we were walking toward the center of campus from the parking lot, he asked the title question of this post: “How do you create quantum entanglement?” He …

Quantum Physics

Setting, Tension, Explanation, Metaphor: A Storytelling Approach for Early STEM Learning

Opinion | Technology in School<p>Setting, Tension, Explanation, Metaphor: A Storytelling Approach for Early STEM Learning<p>By Susan Nall Bales     Feb 10, …

Fatti non foste, ma solo interpretazioni

. Qual è il filo conduttore che lega tra loro Brexit, Donald Trump e i 35 euro che migranti e rifugiati riceverebbero ogni giorno dal governo …

Study reveals for first time that cognitive-behavior therapy changes the brain's wiring

A new study from King’s College London and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust has shown for the first time that cognitive behaviour …

11 TED Talks That Show How Weird The Human Mind Really Is

You have less control over your decisions than you think.<p>We use our mind every second of every day, but it's safe to say no one understands exactly …

Psychology

Camminare nel mondo

Allargare la distanza, aumentare la comprensione, con un profondo rispetto per la sofferenza degli altri. Così si esprime, commentando il proprio …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

“Lo and Behold” Werner Herzog

<i>Lo and Behold</i> è un documentario di Werner Herzog sull’impatto di Internet, della robotica e dell’Intelligenza Artificiale sul futuro delle società …

Google Arts&Culture cos'è e come funziona il museo virtuale più grande del mondo

Il colosso statunitense rivoluziona il mondo dell'arte rendendo accessibili virtualmente tramite i controlli di Google Street View decine di musei in …

7 memory skills that will make you smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues. ... If you're good at …