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The secret philosophy of language: Searching for the origins of human thought

Since the time of Socrates and Plato, humans have pondered the origin of our words. Now we’re closer to an answer<p>How did all the various things in the world get their names?<p>And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought <i>them</i> unto Adam to …

Mindfulness Mitigates Biases You May Not Know You Have

Researchers can’t seem to get enough of mindfulness. Studies have linked it to heightened creativity, improved concentration, lower stress, better working memory, and increased compassion. Now, new research also shows that it helps us overcome biases we’re not even aware we have.<p>The study, …

Apocalypse or golden age: What machine intelligence will do to us

Some luminaries of our age have warned recently that machine intelligence is evolving at a breakneck pace. So breakneck, in fact, that machines might soon decide the world would be a better place if all our necks were broken. Thus begins the Machine Apocalypse, we’ll all rue the day we decided to …

A Critical Analysis Of Learning Styles and Pedagogy In Post-16 Learning

<b>A critical analysis of Learning Styles and Pedagogy in post-16 learning: A systematic and critical review by Coffield F., Moseley D., Hall E., &</b> …

How to Grow Stronger Without Lifting Weights

We yearn to believe that we can get fit without effort. We build “ab belts” to electrocute our muscles to give us six-packs. We invent chocolate-chip …

The Brain

Smashing Snow Globes: A Writer On Essays, Novels And Translation

Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City, but she'll admit with a laugh that where she's from is a complicated question. She lived there for only two years before packing up for, at various times, Costa Rica, South Korea, South Africa, India, Spain and France.<p>These days, Luiselli lives in Harlem. …

Whistle Blowers tell of Mars Moon bases Alien Human combined Hybrid Space Program

Milton William "Bill" Cooper (May 6, 1943 – November 6, 2001) was an American conspiracy theorist, radio broadcaster, and author best known for his …

Does High IQ Increase the Risk of Depression and Mental Disorders?

Blame it on movies or books, but we have fallen into the habit of stereotyping. Popular culture portrays highly intelligent men and women as moody, …

Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching

In the past, I have covered many studies that look at the efficacy of game based learning. But a recent study from A-GAMES, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, is significant because it looks at the way games impact the learning experience and the …

Is Consciousness A Product Of The Brain Or Is The Brain The Receiver Of Consciousness?

Published on December 14, 2014 by admin · 1 Comment<p><b>“I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We</b> …

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Hemingwrite - A Distraction Free Digital Typewriter

<b>The Hemingwrite is a distraction-free writing tool.</b> It combines the simplicity of a typewriter with all of the modern conveniences of living in 2014: …

The NASA UFO Question: Space Station Astronaut Refuses To Talk About UFOs In Space — Or Does He?

A NASA astronaut appears to nervously avoid a question about UFO sightings in space in a recently uncovered video clip that UFO researchers believe …

Is There A Scientifically Valid Way To Interrogate People?

Even if torture were condonable, it doesn't work, says a research psychologist. What does?<p>The release of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program documents the use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) against terrorism …

Study Suggests Sugar Is Worse For Blood Pressure Than Salt: Really?

In recent years, salt has become somewhat less of a culprit in heart disease, and sugar has, at least in some researchers’ eyes, taken its place. Now, authors of a new study in <i>Open Heart</i> argue that sugar consumption may be considerably worse for blood pressure than salt intake. In fact, they say, …

Get More Energy In 3 Minutes: The Brain-Based Way

Do you want more energy? We all have 24 hours in a day and people, places, projects that need our attention.<p>While we may not be able to eliminate our entire list of responsibilities, we can monitor our energy. Like hours in a day, our energy seems finite – but it doesn’t have to be that way. We are …

The mind-bending effects of feeling two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

Psychology

Things 21st Century Teachers Should Be Able to Do

November 29, 2014<br>Today as I was wading through my bookmarks I came across this resource which I have saved awhile ago. This is a chart featuring what …

Make The Turn Weekly Challenge #37: Bomb It Big

Kevin Weeks: Hit Putts Dead Center

Jason Guss: Ace Your Setup

Print Friendly: A Handy Chrome Extension for Teachers

November, 2014 <br>Print Friendly is a handy Chrome extension that allows you to print your webpages in a print-friendly format. It also removes all the …

Metacognition and the utility of Self-awareness

<b>Q. How do you define metacognition?</b> <br>Metacognition means thinking about thinking — the ability of the human brain to monitor its own cognition in …

321 Free Tools for Teachers - Free Educational Technology

Archive’s audio and MP3 library This library contains over two hundred thousand free digital recordings ranging from alternative news programming, to …

Spooky Discovery About the Largest Structure in the Universe (Today's Most Viewed)

Quasars are the nuclei of galaxies from the early days of the universe that undergo brief periods of extremely high brightness that make them visible …

25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching

<b>25 Simple Examples Of Mobile Teaching</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><i>This is part 2 of a 2-part series on Mobile Teaching. Part 1 was Making The Shift To</i> …