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How a Little-Known Mineral Could Beat Out Silicon for Solar Energy Efficiency

Watch out, silicon. Perovskite's coming for you.<p>Perovskite solar cells have been making leaps and bounds in progress over the last several years. A relatively new material in the world of solar, it has come close to its silicon cell siblings in terms of efficiency in a shockingly short period of …

This Is How Good Solar-to-Fuel Conversion Can Be

Photo: iStockphotoIn the artificial photosynthesis world, the recent buzz has been about new records set on water splitting by solar energy to make …

How Sitting Is Harming Your Body and What You Can Do to Counter Its Perils

“Bodies are built for motion — not for stillness.”<p>More than a century after Thoreau’s magnificent manifesto for the rewards of walking and the evils of sitting, we have finally put data around the all too obvious fact that the human body, a marvelous machine animated by motion, is not meant for …

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7 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Creative Skills

Sock Puppets lets you create your own lip-synched videos and share them on Facebook and YouTube. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and …

Helping Teachers Plug Kids into the Maker Movement

<b>New Arduino electronics, powered by the tiny Intel Curie compute module, and easy-to-follow guide offer today’s students hands-on experiences that</b> …

It’s never too early to talk to your kids about social media smarts

<b>NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) -</b> It's the computer-age definition of family time: going through your teen’s Facebook page with them and pointing out things you …

Daughter of Tadich Grill family says she was shunned for marrying a black man - Inside Scoop SF

The <i>Washington Post</i> has a scathing, ugly and sad story about the Buich family, longtime owners of the <b>Tadich Grill</b>, the oldest restaurant in San Francisco.<p>According to Terri Upshaw — maiden name Buich — she was shunned by her Bay Area family when she told them that she was in love with NFL great Gene …

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The Art of Making Coffee the Italian Way

The morning moka: a bleary-eyed ritual involving an aluminum pot (also known as a stovetop percolator or espresso maker), a small mountain of ground coffee, and that gurgling sound that sends people rushing to their kitchen as the coffee begins sputtering and pouring into the top chamber of the pot …

Creating Mental Maps: Learning Routes Alters Brain Tissue

<b>Findings establish critical link between structural and functional brain changes during learning.</b><p>Fifteen years ago, a study showed that the brains of …

Who would you allow to touch you, and where? 'Body map' reveals that chaps won't let male strangers near their feet... but no area is off-limits to the ladies

If you struggle to know when it is appropriate to give someone a hug or even simply pat them on the arm, help is at hand.<p>Oxford University scientists …

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These Are the Top 10 Places in the U.S. to Survive a Zombie Apocalypse

The world has been inundated with all things zombie ever since the novel and movie “World War Z” and “The Walking Dead” series hit the screen, but the jury is still out as to how to safeguard oneself should the undead take over.<p>The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even got in on the act, …

Hitler, Benjamin and Hajj Amin

It's always rather fun when world leaders make historical mistakes. As a historian, I roll over laughing. In 2005, for example, the emir of Qatar got it wrong when counting the presidential elections in Iran. That was a small mistake, of course, but emirs and kings are not supposed to make them, if …

Someone Discovered Google Map Search for ‘Death to the Jews’ Directs to Key Religious Site

Social media users were aghast Saturday night after it was discovered that searching the term “death to the Jews” on Google maps directs you to the holiest site in Judaism — Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.<p>As of early Sunday morning, the genocidal slogan both in English and Hebrew landed map searchers at …

Obama Wants Students To Stop Taking Unnecessary Tests

Today, President Obama and the Department of Education released a Testing Action Plan, calling on states to cut back on "unnecessary testing" that consumes "too much instructional time" and creates "undue stress for educators and students."<p>In a video posted on Facebook, President Obama added, "I …

Want to learn faster? Stop multitasking and start daydreaming

Neuroscientist <b>Daniel Levitin</b> explains how students can avoid letting social media and multitasking ruin their study time<p>Information is being created and disseminated faster than any of us can absorb it. Google estimates that humans have created more information in the past five years than in all of …

Take These Simple Steps To Maintain Bone Health

Make no bones about it. As we approach middle age, the bare-bone truth about your skeleton is that, especially in pre and post menopausal women, you can only maintain or lose bone density. You cannot naturally regain it. There are some strong prescription medicines out there that reverse bone …

The 10 craziest projects Google has acquired

With a market cap of roughly $436 billion, Google has dipped its toe in just about everything. From music streaming (via their 2014 acquisition of Songza) to child-friendly apps (via the Launchpad Toys acquisition in February), Google seemingly has it all with no sign of slowing down.<p>The 10 biggest …

Ben Carson says Muslim president would have to 'subjugate' beliefs

The Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson on Sunday marked his surge to within one percentage point of the frontrunner Donald Trump with a return to his controversial comments about whether a Muslim could become US president.<p>For a teen aspiring to be president, being Muslim is a hurdle in …

How will graphene change the world?

<i>This interview is part of a blog series with Young Scientists ahead of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions 2015, which takes place in Dalian,</i> …

What it’s like to have a child with autism

For parents whose kids have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), that possibility quickly comes into sharp focus.<p>More children than ever are being …

Donald Trump, Vaccines, Autism and Political Theater

Autism prevalence and vaccines are in the spotlight after the most recent Republican presidential candidates' debate, held in California on Thursday.

Kenya's albinos moved away from Tanzania border amid witch doctor threat

Politicians paying witch doctors for charms to bring them luck ahead of forthcoming elections blamed for an increase in attacks on albinos in Tanzania and neighbouring countries<p>Albinos living in Kenya have been evacuated from areas bordering Tanzania for fear they will be targeted by witch doctors …

Syrian Civil War Prompts First Withdrawal From Doomsday Seed Vault In The Arctic

A tall rectangular building juts out of a mountainside on a Norwegian island just 800 miles from the North Pole. Narrow and sharply edged, the facility cuts an intimidating figure against the barren Arctic background. But the gray building holds the key to the earth's biodiversity.<p>The Svalbard …

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