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10 Abandoned Theme Parks That Are Hauntingly Beautiful Photos

Blending nostalgia with mystery, these eerily magnificent theme parks once boasted daily rosters of bustling crowds but are now empty, haunting spaces to be explored only by the curious and daring. One such adventurer is Seph Lawless, the pseudonymous photographer who’s turning images of deserted …

Four neuromyths that are still prevalent in schools – debunked

It’s not true that you only use 10% of your brain, nor can you categorise students by ‘learning styles’ – let’s cut this nonsense from classrooms<p>It is no surprise that many teachers have an interest in neuroscience and psychology since areas such as memory, motivation, curiosity, intelligence and …

The Brain

How to Trick Yourself into Doing Tasks You Dread

For some of us, checking off each item on our to-do lists provides the endorphin rush we need to make task completion an intrinsic joy. But most of us need a little extra motivation, especially for boring work like recording billable hours, uncomfortable tasks like facing awkward conversations with …

Human rights reforms: The cases targeted by Conservatives' new plan

Wide-ranging proposals have been unveiled by Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, to give British courts the final say on human rights issues, dramatically reducing the influence of Strasbourg<p>Human rights laws which are deeply unpopular with some Conservative MPs would be dramatically reformed if …

Doctors reveal 'harmful' standards of medical care for asylum seekers

Exclusive: Fifteen doctors write letter detailing 'gross departures' from medical norms towards detainees on Christmas Island<p>A group of doctors has revealed the shocking standard of medical care they are made to provide asylum seekers at the Christmas Island detention centre in a 92-page “letter of …

Mapping the emotions we don’t have language for

Ever wish you had a word for those in-between feelings? Now you do. They’re just not in English<p>English speakers owe a great debt of gratitude to the Japanese for giving us "umami": a word for the savory fifth (and best!) taste. Now, we have a list of other languages to draw from when trying to …

How Educating Yorkshire helped me find my voice - people whinge about the Channel 4 series exploiting us but I was happy to send a positive message to others with a stammer Musharaf Asghar: http://gu.com/p/3jzzp/fb

European Union responds to Lampedusa tragedy by setting up task force to tackle migration crisis

A task force has been set up to tackle Europe’s migration crisis.<p>The issue has been bought into sharp focus by two boat disasters, including one off the island of Lampedusa, which claimed 365 lives.<p>Leaders discussed the issue at the EU summit on Friday but no concrete solutions were found for …