Tay Lee Yen

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Three bizarre (and potentially brilliant) ideas about music and health from TEDMED

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. — Walking around TEDMED 2016, I couldn't help but think of The Lonely Island song “Incredible Thoughts.” You know, the faux-philosophical rap that pokes fun at the world of Silicon Valley and big ideas with lines like “A Milk Dud sitting in the acid rain,” “Imagine if a fish …

Biographies

Another School Starts No Homework Policy Because Yes, Parents Can Change Things

Brooklyn school moves to play-based learning and adopts no homework policy<p>Parents and teachers at P.S. 118 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, have made the …

Teaching

An App to Help Save Emissions (and Maybe Money) When Buying a Car

How much is your car contributing to climate change? A new study can tell you.<p>The research looks at 125 cars on today’s roads and measures not just their mileage and the type of fuel they use, but also the greenhouse gases generated in making the cars and, if they are electric vehicles, the …

Electric Vehicles

World's first baby born using DNA from three parents

Experts welcome news of successful mitochondrial transfer but caution against operating in countries beyond regulations<p>The world’s first baby to be born from a new procedure that combines the DNA of three people appears to be healthy, according to doctors in the US who oversaw the treatment.<p>The …

Genetics

Siri answers your questions. This bot will understand your emotions.

The proliferation of bots equipped with artificial intelligence has humans interacting with machines in more emotionally charged situations than ever before. Consider every time you call your bank, as I did yesterday to report a missing debit card.<p><i>How can we help you? You can say log-in support,</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

Tough Teacher Interview Questions Answered

You can do this, you are ready, or so you think. You have your teaching resume completed and up-to-date, your teaching portfolio is up to perfection, …

How do you charge your phone when the sun doesn't shine?

<b>Seeing our mobile phone running low on juice can induce near panic in many of us these days - we've become so reliant on them.</b><p>So imagine what it's like living in a remote village whose only electricity comes from solar power. What do you do when the sun doesn't shine?<p>Not only might your phone die, …

West Africa

Rio 2016: Ahmed Kelly's remarkable journey to the Paralympics

<b>Every Paralympian has a story of how they battled the odds to compete in the sport they love, but few have a tale as remarkable as Australian swimmer Ahmed Kelly.</b><p>Kelly, 24, is from a family of amazing resilience.<p>His adoptive mother is a world-renowned humanitarian, his brother - who was born with …

Rio De Janeiro

Teenage hormones 'turn pupils off school for three years'

<b>Adolescence and boredom can turn pupils off learning for three years in early secondary school, suggests a study.</b><p>The overwhelming majority of pupils start secondary school with "initial enthusiasm" but this wanes during the first two years, figures suggest.<p>The proportion who "feel good about …

Education

Procrastinate Better

Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.<p>Why is it that the more work I have to do, the more the internet beckons me into its endless maw of distraction? <i>Oh Lord</i>, I will say, appealing both to myself and to …

Procrastination

New Zealand gets 'ATM for mood deposits'

<b>A city in New Zealand now features a cash machine-like terminal that asks people about their feelings instead of dispensing money.</b><p>The machine has been installed in Whangarei as part of an art project called Moodbank, after previous stints in other cities. It has a touch screen that allows …

New Zealand

10 Habits That Help You Learn Twice as Fast

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The world is in constant change due to advances in technology, science, and innovation. What was considered “hot” a year ago may no longer be relevant today. Just look at all the new social media platforms that have sprouted since …

Learning

No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Anton Oberländer is a persuasive speaker. Last year, when he and a group of friends were short of cash for a camping trip to Cornwall, he managed to talk Germany’s national rail operator into handing them some free tickets. So impressed was the management with his chutzpah that they invited him …

Education
Africa

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Finally, A Robot That Can Do Your Chores

In case a robot that folds your laundry isn’t enough, there’s now a dog-bot that can do your dishes for you.<p>Boston Dynamics, makers of the kinda …