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Want Smart Kids? Make Sure They Learn to Do This

There's a brain-building skill schools are teaching less and less.<p>If you have kids in school, how much time do they spend learning cursive handwriting? Probably not much, especially if they're beyond first grade. The Common Core standards dominating education these days only call for teaching …

The Brain

Educators debate whether some math basics are 'a dead issue in the year 2016'

Canadian students' math performance in all but 2 provinces declined between 2003 and 2012<p>When it comes to improving the math skills of Ontario …

Everything We Know About Drug Addiction Is Wrong

Ask most people what causes drug addiction, and they’ll probably say drugs. According to this line of conventional wisdom, the pharmacological …

The 12 best hidden features in the new iPhone update

Although Apple is advertising some of the new abilities your phone just received, like a new mode that makes reading easier at night, many of the best tweaks go unadvertised. Often iPhone users have no idea they even exist.<p>After a week of using iOS 9.3, I went through the change log and forums to …

iOS

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

What Comic Book Rookies Should Know About The Differences Between Marvel And DC

Marvel vs. DC Comics: It’s a war that has been raging for decades, and one still being waged today in theaters and on TV. <i>Daredevil</i>‘s second season premiered last Friday, <i>Batman v. Superman</i> releases wide this Friday, and we can barely go a week without a new <i>X-Men: Apocalypse</i> or <i>Suicide Squad</i> promo. …

Comics

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Richard Feynman

There is a 'game changer' technology on Wall Street and people keep confusing it with bitcoin

Goldman Sachs says the technology "has the potential to redefine transactions" and can change "everything."<p>JPMorgan last month announced it was launching a trial project with the blockchain startup led by its former executive, Blythe Masters.<p>Her company, Digital Asset Holdings, has secured funding …

Blockchain

Watch the 'Sesame Street' crew skillfully perform Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's 'Tha Crossroads'

This is not a mashup we expected, but we're glad it exists.<p>Adam Schleichkorn, the same guy who expertly mashed up the Muppets and the Beastie Boys, …

My Wet and Wild Bitcoin Weekend On Richard Branson's Island Refuge

At an exclusive summit on Necker Island, men in flip flops plotted how to overturn the global economy.<p><i>Hannes Grassegger of Das Magazin reports from the Blockchain Summit on Necker Island and discovers how the global economy is being overturned by men in flip flops.</i><p>A young woman waved from a red …

Richard Branson

Samsung Galaxy S7: Should you upgrade?

If you've got a previous Galaxy phone, is Samsung's new flagship worth your money?<p>Samsung's Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are the phones to beat. When they hit the shops on March 11, they'll be the best pocket computers you can buy -- just read our Galaxy S7 review to see what I mean. But do you really …

Can IBM's Watson Beat Cancer at Its Own Game?

Teaching computers to play games has taught us a lot about AI, but the next challenge is working on real-world problems.<p>Late tonight, Google's AI program AlphaGo will take on Lee Se-Dol, the second-ranked Go player in the world, in a five-day, live-streamed match that will test the limits of …

Artificial Intelligence

25 Reasons Why The Galaxy S7 Can Save Samsung

Mobile World Congress 2016 is over, and now the question is which smartphone manufacturer will come out on top as the handsets go on sale. Samsung is leading with its trump cards in the form of the Galaxy S7 and the S7 Edge. These two smartphones are the dual flagships of the South Korean company’s …

Mobile

Apple Macs targeted by KeRanger ransomware for first time

Experts say some Macs may have their files encrypted on Monday if computer has been infected<p>Apple customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks have …

What is Student-Centred Learning?

A recent job vacancy for a leading position in a New Zealand school asked for a focus on <b>genuine student-centred learning.</b> What fascinated me was …

Teaching

Homework is wrecking our kids: The research is clear, let’s ban elementary homework

Homework does have an impact on young students — but it’s not a good one<p>“There is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.”<p>This statement, by homework research guru Harris Cooper, of Duke University, is startling to hear, no matter which side …

Macroscopic quantum entanglement achieved at room temperature

In quantum physics, the creation of a state of entanglement in particles any larger and more complex than photons usually requires temperatures close …

Quantum Mechanics

Everything You Need To Know About The Deep Space Station NASA Has To Build By 2018

Here’s a bit of news that came out late last year and didn’t get enough attention: as part of a spending bill passed by Congress, NASA got a nice …

String Theory Might Merge With the Other Theory of Everything

Author: Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine Hossenfelder Science<p>Date of Publication: 01.16.16.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Eight decades have passed …

Ocean is an amazing pocket-sized battery powered server

Today the wraps came off Ocean, a full server that’s the size of a mobile phone, with a built-in battery, so it can fit in your pocket and go where you do.<p>It’s a tiny computer that’s powerful enough to run a server — Node.js, to be precise — pre-loaded with Linux, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, …

Raspberry Pi

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.<p>"The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we …

Physics

Genius Netflix socks automatically pause your videos when you fall asleep

Nope, Netflix isn't punking everyone. Netflix socks are real... and actually kind of ingenious.<p>Instead of throwing bags of money at a corny TV …

This Adult Coloring Book App Will Help You Stay Relaxed And Focused

All the de-stressing benefits of coloring, on-the-go. Your choice whether you want to stay in the lines.<p>“Coloring in” as an activity <i>may</i> be as therapeutic as knitting, or hooking a rug, or even something as mundane as polishing all of your shoes while you binge-watch an entire series of <i>Better Call</i> …

Coloring Book

The 13 Naughtiest Hotels in the World, Ranked

Thanksgiving has passed and you now have less than a month to redeem yourself for your holiday debauchery before Christmas. (Santa saw that you had a few too many glasses of spiked cider, and got into an argument with your uncle over gun control -- again.) We think you stand a chance, but some …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

AOL

Earth May Wear An Invisible Fur Coat Made Of Dark Matter

Mysterious substance may form hairs that are hundreds of thousands of miles long<p>Regular matter--the stuff that makes up everything humans have ever seen or felt--makes up just 5 percent of the universe. The rest is made up of dark matter and dark energy.<p>Although we’ve never detected dark matter, …

Teach your kids to code with this neat Minecraft lesson

Minecraft, which innocently started out as a vast open-world block-based game, is probably the closest thing to crack cocaine for kids. Its popularity with the grade school set is likely what helped it become one of the best-selling games of all time, turned the game’s developers, Mojang, into a …

Kids

7 Reasons why we should all be moving to Romania right now

1. The internet is fast and cheap.<p>When many people think of Romania, they think of horses and carts, orphanages and vampires. They don’t think of …

Europe

Can you spot EARTH in this stunning image? If you think you can, prepare to be ASTONISHED

GETTYOur sun, the tiny white speck bottom left, shown next to red hyper giant VY Canis Majoris<p>This staggering image shows how our sun - which is so …