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Inside the mind of a former radical jihadist | Manwar Ali

Innovative sound therapy treats hypertension and migraine

An innovative, non-invasive neurotechnology balances the brain frequencies in the left and right hemispheres, reducing blood pressure and removing …

EcoCor brings Swedish building tech to the USA to produce passivhaus prefabs

When we wrote about high tech wood prefabs in Sweden, readers asked “why can’t we have this in America?” In fact, you now can. Not only that, you can …

Wristify: Thermoelectric Wearable Would Reduce Energy Consumption

Could a wearable reduce air conditioning costs? Yes, say makers of Wristify Image: EMBR LabsAn artist's rendering of EMBR Labs' thermoelectric …

Wearable Tech

Scientists Develop 'Bionic Leaf' That Turns Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel

The days of drilling for oil are numbered.<p>Westend61 via Getty Images<p>Scientists at Harvard University have found a way to create liquid fuels using …

Photosynthesis

How the world will look in 2100

IN 1975, NASA commissioned a team of researchers to illustrate potential space colonies of the future. Their ideas are out there.

Universal cancer vaccine on horizon after genetic breakthrough

A universal cancer vaccine is on the horizon after scientists discovered how to rewire immune cells to fight any type of disease.<p>The potential new therapy involves injecting tiny particles of genetic code into the body which travel to the immune cells and teach them to recognise specific …

Children in China who climb 2,500 foot cliff to get to school may be given stairs

A group of children in who climb 2,500 feet (762 metres) up a mountain to get to school in China may finally be given stairs.<p>The 15 schoolchildren …

High School of the Future: Cutting-edge model capitalizes on blended learning to take personalization further

There are no bells at Salt Lake City’s Innovations Early College High School, and no traditional “classes.” Students show up when they like, putting …

Education

Exploding The Myth Of 'Unengaged' Students

Jordan Shapiro drew a lot of attention this year with his four misconceptions about the future of education. As with much of his work, he tries to take a cattle prod to the conventional education narrative.<p>In an era of highly polarized ed debates, Shapiro doesn't fit neatly into any of the …

Teaching

No Child revision easily clears House, heads to Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Long outdated and widely criticized as unrealistic, the 2002 No Child Left Behind education law is on track for a major revision …

The Air In Your Office Is Making You Bad At Your Job

Gulp.<p>Everyone knows that too much carbon dioxide is bad. It warms our planet, raises sea levels, and generally wreaks havoc on our environment (why leaders all over the world have gathered in Paris this week to talk about carbon emissions). Now, scientists have discovered a different way that CO2 …

Climate Change

Tablets out, imagination in: the schools that shun technology

Parents working in Silicon Valley are sending their children to a school where there’s not a computer in sight – and they’re not alone<p>In the heart of Silicon Valley is a nine-classroom school where employees of tech giants Google, Apple and Yahoo send their children. But despite its location in …

Silicon Valley

Why Binge Watching is to Blame for Kids Not Learning

Craig Blewett, <i>University of KwaZulu-Natal</i><p>The Collins English Dictionary unveiled a thoroughly modern concept as its word of the year for 2015: binge watching. It usually refers to consuming endless hours of movies or series on Netflix, one after the other. But binge watching is about the more …

We Sailed Across the Ocean in 30 Days With 2 Children -- And Lived to Tell About It

Thirty days. That's all it took. That's how long it took. It's all kind of how you look at it. One month in a lifetime is a blip. One month in the middle of the ocean, with nothing but water in front of you, behind you, all around you can be a long time... yet it really wasn't.<p>Our goal -- our …

Water-Activated Street Murals Come to Life When It Rains

PANTONE recently collaborated with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago‘s designers and art directors to transform Seoul, Korea's streets during the dreary monsoon season. The appropriately titled Project Monsoon venture began with the creative team painting Seoul's somber roads with …

41 Most Innovative K–12 Schools in America

Across the country, 41 innovative schools are transforming K–12 education.<p>They are doing away with dusty chalkboards, heavy textbooks, one-sided …

First seed withdrawal from 'doomsday' vault prompted by Syrian civil war

Scientists are preparing to make the first ever withdrawal from the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a seed bank built in an abandoned Arctic coal mine that's designed to preserve crops and plants in the event of global disaster. The civil war in Syria has prompted the withdrawal, with researchers in …

Middle East

Indian Guides, Princesses must drop Indian theme or leave YMCA

Not long after Andrea Barnwell moved to La Grange earlier this year, she heard about a local YMCA group designed to strengthen the bonds between fathers and their children. The program, beloved by many of her neighbors, sounded terrific — except for its name.<p>It's called Indian Guides and …

Native Americans

Energy | Off The Grid

Articles in Energy<p>An Indian entrepreneur has created a refrigerator made entirely from clay that keeps food cool without using any electricity. …

Beautifully Endless Looping GIFs Created by a Legally Blind Artist

Native American artist George Redhawk creates eerily beautiful gifs even though he's legally blind. With help from computer software, the designer utilizes the art of gif-making to show others how he sees the world as a man who suddenly lost his sight. “It's an artistic expression of the confusion …

24 American Customs That Are Considered Offensive In Other Countries

If you’ve traveled much–make that, AT ALL–overseas, then you’re probably very much aware that not everything about North American culture translates …

Here's what happened when these colleges ditched SAT scores

Bombed the SAT? Not to worry.<p>A growing number of schools -- about 850 and counting -- no longer require applicants to submit their scores. And college officials say that a test-optional policy helps them attract strong applicants that may not have previously applied -- including students of color, …

The mysterious neuroscience of holy buildings - CNN Style

Written by Meera Senthilingam<p>Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind was CNN Style's guest editor for July 2015. Exploring the theme of architecture and emotion, he commissioned a series of features on the relationship between the buildings we create and the way they make us feel.<p>Picture in your …

Major cancer breakthrough: Doctors solve long-standing mystery of how to stop cancer from growing

Cancer is a terrifying disease that researchers around the globe are obsessively working to cure. Now scientists from the USA have made a …

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

In his fourth book, "American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures in North America," award-winning author Colin Woodard identifies 11 distinct cultures that have historically divided the US.<p>"The country has been arguing about a lot of fundamental things lately including state …

The Roads of the Future Are Hollow, Replaceable, and Made of Plastic

Driving beyond asphalt.<p>The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren't maintained). So why not makes roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs?<p>Working with the city of …

Top 10 'Impact Investing' Opportunities Identified for K-12 in Report - Market Brief

Where can foundations, companies, and even governments get the most social impact “bang for their buck” in K-12 education?<p>A new report attempts to …