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Letter From a Bed in Cape Town

Conspiracy theories and pee etiquette in a South African drought<p>A month ago my doctor told me to get into bed and stay there. My sudden, eye-popping …

Snorkeling

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

Reading with Pictures: Serious Learning Through Comics

Creating Reading With Pictures<p>That's why I connected with Josh Elder, an award-winning graphic novelist and nationally syndicated cartoonist who, in …

Teaching

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Spirituality

These record-breaking pictures were taken by the farthest camera from Earth

They may not look like much more than blue-green smudges, but the images are record-breakers. The machine that took these photos was farther from Earth than any other functioning camera in existence.<p>NASA released the pictures, captured at the end of 2017 by the Long Range Reconnaissance Imager, on …

Astronomy

David Mitchell: ‘I like to be the first to give a child The Very Hungry Caterpillar’

The Cloud Atlas novelist on the inspiration of Italo Calvino and learning from Chinua Achebe and Simone de Beauvoir<p><b>The book I am currently reading</b><br>I’m juggling, as usual. <i>Madame Zero</i>, Sarah Hall’s recent collection of short stories, which I can’t praise highly enough; <i>Thank You for Your Service</i> by …

Books

Scientists studying psychoactive drugs accidentally proved the self is an illusion

Philosophers and mystics have long contemplated the disconcerting notion that the fixed self is an illusion.Neuroscientists now think they can prove it or, at least, help us glimpse this truth with some help from psilocybin, the psychoactive property in magic mushrooms.<p>Researchers around the world …

Consciousness

Five Things To Know About Screen Time Right Now

After another round of holidays, it's safe to assume, a lot of children have been diving into more media use than usual. Some may now have new electronic toys and gadgets, or have downloaded new apps and games. Managing all that bleeping and buzzing activity causes anxiety in many parents. Here's a …

How Bill Gates aims to clean up the planet

It’s a simple idea: strip CO2 from the air and use it to produce carbon-neutral fuel. But can it work on an industrial scale?<p>It’s nothing much to look at, but the tangle of pipes, pumps, tanks, reactors, chimneys and ducts on a messy industrial estate outside the logging town of Squamish in western …

Bill Gates

Comparison between 5,000 and 50,000 prime numbers plotted in polar coordinates https://t.co/fy3vZ8nT32

This Is the Most Useful Trait You Can Give Your Child for Future Success

Childhood is the best time to start building resilience for happiness and a successful future an ever-faster changing world.<p>From social media, virtual reality, the gig economy, crypto-currencies, changes in global balance of power and soon quantum computing, one thing is sure: Our world is changing …

Self-improvement

Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

Dysgraphia is a language-based learning difference that affects a student’s ability to produce written language. In the early grades, students with …

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Blockchain

Here Is How To Prune Your Tomatoes For A Harvest Galore

It is tomato season and you need to pay good attention to your tomato plants! What they need is timely pruning and topping.<p><b>Here are 3 reasons to</b> …

Gardening

How NASA Plans to Send Humans Back to the Moon

The U.S. space agency is rigorously testing its Orion spacecraft in hopes of launching its first mission to the moon as early as 2019.<p>NASA has been subjecting its Orion space capsule to a battery of tests designed to tell whether the spacecraft is ready to ferry humans into orbit and beyond. So …

Space Exploration

The 19-year-old who made his fortune in bitcoin says if you don't become a millionaire in the next 10 years, it's your own fault

German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he realized school wasn't his future. Most of his classmates felt the same, of course, but Finman took action: He made a bet with his parents.<p>His parents promised that if he became a millionaire before his 18th …

Cryptocurrency

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to the American Enterprise Institute

10 Golden Lessons on Parenthood & Life from the Original Mom-Blogger.

Some of what you had to say is a bit out-dated, but so much of your humor and witty observations remain relevant to the business of child-rearing …

Parenting

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Method Promises Maximum Productivity

It’s called the Ivy Lee Method.<p>When you’re writing your to-do list, it’s tempting to write down all the tasks you might <i>possibly</i> get done the …

Time Management

Barack Obama Names Kendrick Lamar, Jay-Z, U2 to 2017 Favorite Songs List

Bruce Springsteen, Harry Styles, SZA, Frank Ocean and Chance the Rapper also among former president's picks<p>Barack Obama continued his annual …

Kendrick Lamar

12 Knots Everyone Should Master

<i>Last Updated December, 2017: We’ve updated the formatting on this post for clarity. Links have also been updated.</i><p>Our Go-To: Water Knot<p><b>Climbing</b> …

Fishing

Heard of Sex Diet? Here is a list of food items to eat and AVOID to maintain your sex drive

Nutritionist Sarah Fowler reveals her top tips on the kind of food one should opt for and stay away from to keep their libido intact and to recover …

22 Skills Every Kid Should Have By the Time They’re 10

Sponsored by<p>By<p><i>The following was produced in partnership with our friends at</i> <i>New York Life</i><i>, who are committed to helping families be happy, successful,</i> …

KQED

<i>Excerpted from BORN TO BE WILD: Why Teens Take Risks, and How We Can Help Keep Them Safe by Jess P. Shatkin with the permission of TarcherPerigee, an</i> …

Psychology

Bizarre, Enormous 16th-Century Map Assembled for First Time

The largest known world map of its time—made of 60 individual sheets—can finally be seen as the mapmaker intended.<p>This colorful and intricately detailed map from 1587 is more than nine feet by nine feet when fully assembled. For the last 430 years, its 60 individual sheets were bound together as an …

Southern Ocean

The Dirty Secret of the World’s Plan to Avert Climate Disaster

In 2014 Henrik Karlsson, a Swedish entrepreneur whose startup was failing, was lying in bed with a bankruptcy notice when the BBC called. The …

Paris Climate Agreement

3 bad mistakes even the best parents make

There are plenty of bad parents out there, but if you're reading this article, you're probably not one of them.<p>Truly bad parents don't show much of an interest in scientifically validated parenting practices, nor are they generally much inclined to introspection and self-criticism.<p>But just because …

Self-improvement

This camera app requires users to wait three days for pictures to ‘develop’

Thanks to the convenience of smartphones, snapping photos has become second nature. Anyone can grab a phone and take as many pics as they want. Even …

Mobile Photography

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Here’s how to use mindfulness to make better decisions

A lot of the time you know what the smart thing to do is. But you’re still worried about how it might turn out. Or regrets about a past decision are …