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20 handy things you didn’t know Google Photos could do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.<p>Like most Google services, Photos is overflowing with helpful features, which can manipulate, …

Will Letter Grades Survive?

Public Domain<p>Choate Rosemary Hall in Connecticut is one of 157 private schools that are part of MTC.<p>Somewhat independently, schools and lawmakers …

Pedagogy

How One Teacher Is Revolutionizing the Way Her Students Learn

At Pioneer Elementary, a K-3 school in Quincy, Wash., a rural district 150 miles from Seattle, all 450 students visit Jones every other week for …

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks)

The good news is, every company -- and every leader -- can instantly adopt this one practice.<p>Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are …

The Real Future of Work

Forget automation. The workplace is already cracking up in profound ways, and Washington is sorely behind on dealing with it.<p><b>In 2013, Diana Borland and 129 of her colleagues</b> filed into an auditorium at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Borland had worked there for the past 13 years as a …

Labor Economics

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Ice Age

The First Americans: Ancient DNA Rewrites Settlement Story

A genetic analysis of a baby's remains dating back 11,500 years suggests that a previously unknown human population was among the first to settle in …

Anthropology

In the DNA of an ancient infant, scientists find traces of the very first Americans

Across a span of 11,500 years, a baby is speaking to us.<p>Although she was just an infant when she died, her diminutive remains are helping researchers understand how ancient people first entered and then moved around the Americas.<p>The little girl recently was given the name Xach’itee’aaneh T’eede …

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

DNA from an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago is giving scientists the best look yet at the genetics of the ancestors of today's native peoples of the Americas.<p>Decoding the infant's complete set of DNA let researchers estimate the timing of key events in the ancestral history of …

Discovery of Unknown Ancient Population Changes Our Understanding of How North America Was Settled

She died 11,500 years ago at the tender age of six weeks in what is now the interior of Alaska. Dubbed “Sunrise Girl-child” by the local indigenous …

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

New York City

Top 5 travel apps you need to know about

1WiFi Map<p>(c) Wifi Map<p>If you have ever been abroad, desperate to get online and tempted to splash out on data, first download WiFi Map. This ingenious …

Apps

Samsung Email hits 100 million downloads on the Play Store

Samsung has slimmed down the number of its apps in recent devices, but there are still a couple that come preinstalled. Its email app, appropriately …

Apps

What the Psychology of Human Memory Tells Us about How to Learn Better

Have you ever stayed up all night, cramming for exams, practicing two of the worst ways to study, namely, 1) consuming a large amount of information …

Humanity