Len Peters

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The Curse of America’s Illogical School-Day Schedule

It starts too early for teens’ sleep patterns, and ends too early for working parents. Does the country have to be stuck with it?<p><i>The world does not revolve around you</i>, teens are often told. Indeed it doesn’t, as they are reminded every school-day morning when disabling their alarms. The average …

High School

How to hack your memory and remember almost anything

My foray into the world of memorisation began with a single memory — a startling, gut-wrenching memory, at that. I was in France, visiting my …

Living Rooms

Government Study Of BPA Backs Its Safety, But Doesn't Settle Debate

Government scientists have presented new evidence that the plastic additive BPA isn't a health threat.<p>Low doses of the chemical given to hundreds of rats, "did not elicit clear, biologically plausible adverse effects," said K. Barry Delclos, a research pharmacologist at the Food and Drug …

Immune System

No Apple Presenter Speaks for Longer Than 10 Minutes, and the Reason Is Backed by Neuroscience

The brain is easily bored. This one fact explains why Apple does what it does in its product launches. A presentation based on the fundamentals of neuroscience includes frequent changes to keep people interested. But how frequent is "frequent" change?<p>The answer: 10 minutes.<p>Neuroscientists say our …

Apple Watch

One of The Most Widely Used Antidepressants Has Just Been Implicated in Breeding Antibiotic Resistance

The plot thickens.<p>In recent years, bacteria have been growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics – our strongest weapon against them.<p>It's …

Medicine

Love lager – but want to drink less? Adrian Chiles’s guide to great alcohol-free beers

Moderating your drinking is a tricky business. I wondered many times this summer if it might be simpler just to give up alcohol completely. This isn’t because I’m getting into trouble when I do drink, or craving it when I don’t. It’s just that it takes so much more mental effort to organise …

Alcohol

The Largest Ever Clinical Study on Vitamin D Shows We're Wrong About Its Benefits

"We have created another pseudo-disease."<p>We are still in love with vitamins a century after they were discovered, with half the US and UK population …

Wellness

Neurotransmitter-Rich Foods Will Fuel Your Body and Brain

These Neurotransmitter-Rich Foods Will Fuel Your Body and Brain<p>Fuel your body with these foods in order to raise neurotransmitter levels.<p>September …

Neuroscience

The ‘me’ illusion: How your brain conjures up your sense of self

LOOK into a mirror and you may see pimples, wrinkles or unruly facial hair, but beneath the superficial lies something far more interesting. Every …

The Brain

The dark secret of Thailand’s child brides

A girl raped in her village was taken to a shelter, but the Islamic Council visited to try to make her marry her rapist<p>One day this summer, 11-year-old Ayu married 41-year-old Che Abdul Karim Che Hamid at a small pink mosque on the banks of the Golok river in the far south of Thailand. Earlier that …

Fish

3 Surprisingly Simple Ways You Can Learn More in Less Time, According to a Cognitive Psychologist | Inc.com

College students are notorious for cramming. They'll stay up late and study for final exams, stuffing weeks and even months of material into their brain just so they can spit it out the next day on the test.<p>Some students manage to get good grades this way, but the process they go through to get …

Pedagogy

What to Know About Thai Folk Musician Prayoon Yomyiam

Beneath a row of palm trees, Prayoon Yomyiam and her singing partner take turns belting out the playful lyrics of a classic Thai tune in a new Google …

Thailand

Why modern medicine is a major threat to public health | Aseem Malhotra

Most patients will derive no health improvement from medication. We should tackle the root causes of disease instead<p>When former airline pilot Tony Royle came to see me last year to seek reassurance that it was OK to participate in an Ironman event, having stopped all his medications 18 months after …

Public Health

A New Way to Detect Breast Cancer

Not long before Mihir Shah was to be married in 2007, his soon-to-be mother-in-law got a diagnosis of breast cancer. She underwent chemotherapy and survived, wearing a wig to the wedding.<p>But while the women in Mr. Shah’s family — in both India and the United States — were able to get breast cancer …

Cancer

Eating chocolate can slash risk of heart failure

Eating chocolate regularly is good for your heart, scientists have revealed.<p>They found that moderate consumption — up to three bars monthly — cut a …

Holistic Medicine

Air Pollution Exposure Harms Cognitive Performance, Study Finds

Researchers investigating the effects of air pollution conducted math and verbal tests over the course of multiple years on more than 25,000 people in 162 Chinese counties. They matched those results with pollution conditions at the time of each test, and found sobering results.<p>In paper published …

Pollution

How the Dutch Do Sex Ed

In the Netherlands, one of the world’s most gender-equal countries, kids learn about sex and bodies starting at age 4.<p>Stepping into Nemo, Amsterdam’s science museum, visitors encounter the usual displays: bubbling vinegar, kinetic games, chain reactions, hydropower demonstrations, and experiments …

Teen Pregnancy

The 5 Best Ways to Banish Stubborn Belly Fat, Scientifically Proven

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 69 percent of American adults are overweight and 35 percent are obese.<p>Aesthetics …

Diabetes

Distracted? Work Harder!

When it comes to focusing at work, there is no shortage of scapegoats to blame for our wandering minds. Social media, the ever-churning news cycle, chats with colleagues — these distractions can lead to a working state of mind that is far from focused. But there’s one possible cause of frequent …

Opinion

Spaghetti mystery that stumped famous physicist is finally solved

<b>(CNN) —</b> Richard P. Feynman was one of the brightest minds of the 20th century. He was a key player in inventing quantum electrodynamics, which describes the behavior of light and matter. He invented what are now called Feynman diagrams, hieroglyphic scribbles that make it easier for lesser minds to …

Richard Feynman

Alcohol: One drink a day is one too many, scientists say

A study of drinking around the world warns that even an occasional glass of wine can increase your chances of disease and an early death. Scientists …

Alcohol

Coconut Oil Is "Pure Poison", Says Harvard Professor

Healthy superfood? Nah.<p>A 50-minute German lecture becoming a viral hit on YouTube might sound unusual, but the title of the talk by Karin Michels, …

Coconut

Are you actually healthy? A doctor explains how to know for sure

<i>You probably know that you should have an annual physical exam, but does that mean you’re healthy? It depends, says Robin Berzin, MD, the CEO of the</i> …

Wellness

Happy Children Do Chores

Children should do chores. That’s a controversial premise, though not everyone will admit it. A few parents will declare outright that their children are “too busy for chores” or that “their job is school.” Many more of us assign chores, or say we believe in them, but the chores just don’t get done.<p>…

How incy-wincy spider could show if your child is autistic

Autismcan be spotted in babies as young as four months old simply by monitoring their response to games such as peek-a-boo or incy-wincy spider, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that babies who will go on to diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as toddlers show lower levels of brain …

New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>There are estimates that 13 percent of adolescents in the United States experience at least one episode of major …

Research

Comedian Leslie Jones has some advice for victims of cyberbullying

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Saturday Night Live" comedian Leslie Jones has a message for anyone who has found themselves a victim of online bullying: "Block the evil."<p>In an interview with Van Jones on "The Van Jones Show," airing Saturday at 7 p.m. ET, the standup comedian told the CNN host that she knew exactly how …

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, New Research Shows

Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 …

How to Make Students Care About Writing

Pirette McKamey, a veteran English teacher, spent 30 years investigating what helps young people to view themselves as writers.<p>Editor's Note: In the next five years, most of America’s most experienced teachers will retire. The Baby Boomers are leaving behind a nation of novice educators. In 1988, a …

Teaching