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An Analysis of Trump Supporters Has Identified 5 Key Traits

The lightning-fast ascent and political invincibility of Donald Trump has left many experts baffled and wondering, “How did we get here?” Any …

Psychology

Whether or not you’ll be successful in school comes down to one surprising factor

In order to be successful, many people believe, one must be passionate. Passion makes challenges enjoyable. It bestows the stamina necessary to excel. However, there are telling counterexamples where passion doesn’t seem to be a necessary ingredient for success. One such case is academic success. …

Self-improvement

Think empathy makes the world a better place? Think again …

The renowned psychologist’s new book is overturning received wisdom. Here, he explains the flaws in feeling others’ pain<p>It is often said the rich don’t make enough effort to appreciate what it is like to be poor and if they did we would have more equality and social justice. It’s said that whites …

Empathy

Clinically Tested

Reading Time: 3 minutes.Should schools engage in clinical supervision? We have a lot to learn from other professions but we all tend to

Ask Ethan: What Is Spacetime?

When it comes to understanding the Universe, there are a few things everyone’s heard of: Schrödinger’s cat, the Twin Paradox and E = mc^2. But despite being around for over 100 years now, General Relativity — Einstein’s greatest achievement — is largely mysterious to everyone from the general …

Physics

The push to teach coding in school reflects our digital world

Learning programming can empower students by showing how things work<p>As kids head back to school this fall, which class should they enroll in? French …

Education Technology

Great Teachers are Learning-Activists not Learning-Pacifists

<i>I have recently began a new chapter in the PhD research project team: ILETC – Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change at Melbourne</i> …

Pedagogy

Genes are not destiny: environment and education still matter when it comes to intelligence

Recent research has suggested that academic performance, reading ability and IQ have a genetic basis. This reinforces the popular notion that …

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Consciousness

Puzzles of evolution: Are some of us hybrids?

COMPARING modern human DNA with ancient hominin sequences has revealed that between 1 and 4 per cent of the genome of everyone of non-African descent …

Forget cut-throat competition: to survive, try a little selflessness

A new study has claimed that, contrary to received wisdom, it is in fact altruism, not cut-throat competition, that confers real evolutionary advantage.<p>Extreme altruism: should you care for strangers at the expense of your family? - Podcast<p>Read more<p>Research that attempts to link human morality with …

Princeton University

Ask Ethan: Where Did The Big Bang Happen?

Of all the concepts and topics that get tossed around, the Big Bang is one of the most controversial. Sure, it’s a scientific theory that’s quite old — it’s been around since the 1940s — and the evidence in favor of it has been overwhelming since the 1960s. The idea is simple: that the Universe had …

Universe

Forget relaxing - use your stress to become a high achiever

Take a slow deep breath, puff out your chest like Superman and read this story. It might just save your life.<p>For one of Europe’s most eminent neuroscientists has devised a simple, four-point plan for channelling stress and turning it to one’s advantage.<p>Professor Ian Robertson’s “four-step brain …

Great Depression

Who are these idiot Donald Trump supporters? Trump loves the poorly educated — and they love him right back

Urban poor are parasites who need personal responsibility. Trump fans are victims of economic forces. Yeah, sure<p>For all of his buffoonery about “telling it like it is,” Donald Trump is the most politically correct and cowardly candidate in the presidential race. If he actually had the strength to …

Donald Trump