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By Carlos Moreno | diseño + tecnología + arte + educación

The secret to getting in to a top university? Piano and ballet lessons

Giving students university admissions points for skills such as dance and music as well as A-level grades restricts choice and hinders social mobility<p>The university application season has just drawn to a close. I’ve met thousands of potential students at university open days, as they arrive …

Education

The Simple System For Planning Project Based Learning Experiences

<b>The most successful teaching begins, therefore, with clarity about desired learning outcomes and about the evidence that will show that learning has</b> …

Teaching

How Marijuana Use Can Alter Brain Function and Induce Psychotic Behavior

Long-term smokers are at a higher risk for negative effects.<p>Filed Under Drugs & Neuroscience<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

The Brain

Ancient Throne and Ceremonial Hall Unearthed in Peru

The two-chambered complex would have held Moche ceremonies.<p>PUBLISHED<p>More than 1,500 years ago, an ancient Andean society of desert dwellers ruled the northern coast of Peru. Before Incan civilization and Hispanic conquest, the sophisticated Moche people lived from the 1st to the 8th centuries. They …

Archaeology

Will Traditional Colleges and Universities Become Obsolete?

Artificial intelligence and automation are bringing changes to higher education that will challenge, and may even threaten, in-person …

Higher Education

Prague's famous astronomical clock stops

The 15th-century astronomical clock in Prague's centre, which draws crowds of tourists every hour, was halted on Monday morning for six months of …

Europe

Climate Change Is Suffocating Large Parts of the Ocean

A new study says warming has reduced the oxygen levels in large swaths of the deep ocean, threatening marine life around the world.<p>One day more than a decade ago, Eric Prince was studying the tracks of tagged fish when he noticed something odd. Blue marlin off the southeastern United States would …

Oceans

10 Reasons To Visit Bulgaria In 2018

Bulgaria is not on the bucket list of most travellers and many would find it difficult to place the country on a map. This is a shame because …

Europe

Isolation and Empanadas in the Desert of Northern Argentina

<b>Isolation and Empanadas in the Desert of Northern Argentina</b><br>Story and photos by Tim Leffel<p><i>In the northern Salta Province of Argentina, a dirt road</i> …

List-Worthy

When Designers Can't Get Their Way: Photographs of a Mega-Library in China

…with one disappointing rejection of a crucial design element<p>In Tianjin, China is this massive Tianjin Binhai Library, designed by Dutch architecture …

Design

The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerised by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that …

Creativity

How beginners can learn to read music more efficiently

Many music students find it difficult to learn to play an instrument, and struggle with music reading. Even after long practice, few children are …

Teaching

New Delhi: Where to eat, drink, shop and stay in the Indian capital

Tourists don’t usually stop long in New Delhi, continuing on to the Taj Mahal just four hours away, or Varanasi a little further to the east. But the …

India

Guatemala Is the Latest Must-Travel Romantic Location

There are not all that many places in the world where you can be on a black-sand beach, a gorgeous volcano-surrounded lake, hiking to waterfalls, climbing Mayan pyramids and temples in the rainforest, wandering on 16th-century cobblestones and eating world-class cuisine all reachable within a few …

Copyright and Fair Use in Online Teaching

Duke Learning Innovation partnered with the Office of Copyright & Scholarly Communications and the Academy for Health Professions Education and …

You Can't Get Closer to Picasso's "Guernica" Than This 436-Gigabyte Image

The new “Rethinking Guernica” website also includes 2,000 documents and photos charting the painting’s 80-year history<p>Comment on this Story

How graffiti artists turned former warring areas into a giant artwork for peace

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lebanese graffiti artists Mohamed and Omar Kabbani were born during the dark years of their country's civil war, which raged between 1975 and 1990.<p>In recent weeks, fears of a return to violence have surfaced in the wake of Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri's shock resignation and …

Middle East

World’s Most Dangerous Countries Revealed, And It May Change Your Travel Plans

Just like last year, International SOS and Control Risks have released a map that shows just how tourist-friendly all countries are, and it’s worth …

World Health Organization

AASL National Standards: A few essentials to get started! — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

As a member of the AASL National Standards Implementation Taskforce, I was honored to take part in the rollout in Phoenix.<p>Whether you were in Phoenix …

8 Reasons to Put the Blue City on Your Bucket List

The word <i>magical</i> is fairly overused today, but if there’s a place that truly epitomizes the mystical adjective it’s Chefchaouen, in the northwest of Morocco. It’s a destination known by many—especially Instagram and Pinterest addicts—as simply the “Blue City,” and it’s perched amid the Rif …

Travel

The University is Dead, Long Live the Academy! Reflections on the Future of Knowledge

<i>Chad Wellmon is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Virginia. This is a revised version of the Hansford M. Epes Distinguished</i> …

Philosophy Of Education

25 Things Solo Travelers Must do on a Trip

No matter where you’re setting off, here’s the ultimate checklist for a party of one.<p>Traveling alone is a one-of-a-kind experience. Ask anyone who …

These Are the Cheapest Cities to Visit

New York is–surprise, surprise–the second most expensive city.<p>If you’re thinking about going on vacation, your best bet might be to go east.<p>In a new …

Travel

Street artist paints giant butterfly specimens on buildings

The trompe l’oeil murals play with a sense of scale, nature, and beauty<p>At the recent Festival Asalto 2017—an urban art festival in Zaragoza, Spain—self-taught painter and street artist Mantra created a series of building-sized trompe l’oeil murals of butterfly specimens.<p>The France-based artist used …

Street Art

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

<i>Note: This post is directly related to my work at the International Center for Leadership in Education</i><p>Efficacy has been on my mind a great deal as of …

It's Official: These are the Best Museums in the World

Before traveling, it's important to do your research - but how do you decide which reviews are legit and which aren't? Rather than scanning the web …

Museums

Is This the Future of Kitchen Design?

Open kitchens are mainstays these days, as many Americans want homes that are airy and welcoming versus closed off and formal. But an open layout …

Houses

The digital transformation of learning: Social, informal, self-service, and enjoyable

Technology has long been used to improve how we learn, but today's digital advances, particularly with social media, have taken learning in powerful …

Learning

An error made in 1925 led to a crisis in modern science—now researchers are joining to fix it

In 1908, the Guinness brewer William Gosset published a revolutionary paper titled “The Probable Error of the Mean.” Gosset, who published under the pseudonym “Student” at his employer’s request, often conducted experiments on the impact of new ingredients on the composition of his beer—such as the …

Research