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In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, whether those dark clouds will linger or …

Autism

Pharaoh’s statue restored 3,200 years after collapse in earthquake

12.9-metre statue of Amenhotep III stands again at northern gate of king’s funerary temple in Luxor<p>Archaeologists have unveiled a restored statue of Amenhotep III that was toppled in an earthquake more than 3,000 years ago at Egypt’s temple city of Luxor.<p>The statue was re-erected at the northern …

Remembering Pearl Harbor at the USS Arizona Memorial

This year marks the 73rd anniversary of the Japanese attack on military forces at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. December 7th falls on a Sunday, just as it did on that "Day of Infamy" in 1941 when the sun dappled base was just waking up to another relaxing weekend day.<p>Despite the passage of time a visit …

5 reasons why we need physical education in schools

As schools and districts attempt to continue improving student learning opportunities, there's a frightening trend emerging that might not have the …

6 Reading Comprehension Problems & What To Do About It

Ancient stone toolmaking didn't just spread out of Africa with humans

An advanced way of crafting stone tools, once thought to have only originated in Africa, may have been invented elsewhere independently, according to a new study. The finding provides evidence that this ancient technology did not spread across the world solely as a result of humanity's exodus from …

The Experts The Ebola Response May Need: Anthropologists

As the Ebola outbreak gains steam, experts continue to deploy to the region.<p>Teams from Doctors Without Borders, the World Health Organization, the U.S. military and others are in Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia assembling treatment centers and fighting the deadly virus.<p>There's one group of experts …

Samsung can’t stop gloating about Apple launching a big phone

It started with a relatively gentle jab on Twitter. Then Samsung brought in the heavy guns – six spots mocking the new iPhone for everything from the botched event live stream, to the lack of a stylus, to the bigger screen that Samsung has had for years.<p>But Samsung isn’t satisfied yet. In another …

Mobile

The truth hurts, Apple fans: You can thank Samsung for your big new iPhone displays

Now that Apple has finally taken the wraps off the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple fans are going crazy with anticipation over the largest …

2,000-year-old mystery of China's Terracotta Army solved

8/01/2014 07:00:00 PM<p>Even as he conquered rival kingdoms to create the first united Chinese empire in 221 B.C., China's First Emperor Qin Shihuang …

Accuracy measurements put Google Now slightly ahead of Siri

Mobile voice assistants continue to improve. Both Apple’s Siri and Google’s Now are a far distance from emotional and compelling Samantha, voiced by Scarlett Johannson in 2013’s double Oscar and Golden Globe winning <i>Her</i>. But both show clear and continuing improvement.<p>Piper Jaffray analyst Gene …

Miami, the great world city, is drowning while the powers that be look away

Low-lying south Florida, at the front line of climate change in the US, will be swallowed as sea levels rise. Astonishingly, the population is growing, house prices are rising and building goes on. The problem is the city is run by climate change deniers<p>A drive through the sticky Florida heat into …

When your Mac runs slow, give it a tuneup

Macs are solid machines, but just like their owners they have a tendency to get lethargic as they age. Launching and switching programs takes longer, simple tasks become arduous, and the dreaded beach ball of doom appears more often than it did when your machine was new. The operating system just …

5 Reasons to Buy a PS4 Over an Xbox One or PS3

In short order, the PS4 has taken the gaming world by storm, selling millions of consoles and tons of games to go along with those consoles. Since …

KQED

What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what …

Pedagogy

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert: America's Anchors

They faked it until they made it. Now they may truly be the most trusted names in news<p>I thought Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert might be a little …

Comedy

Augustus rules again as Rome acts to restore lost mausoleum

On the 2,000th anniversary of the emperor's death work will finally start to reopen historic site to visitors<p>He was Rome's first emperor, the founder of a world-dominating imperial dynasty, and a builder of roads and stunning temples who brought peace to a far-flung empire; a man so powerful the …

KQED

Do you think you’re creative?”<p>Ask this question of a group of second-graders, and about 95 percent of them will answer “Yes.” Three years later, when …

Samsung airs its first Galaxy S5 and Gear 2 commercials during the Oscars

Just look at the way the light glints off that heartbeat sensor...<p>Step aside, Academy Award winners, there's something more important happening on TV …

Electronics Industry

Samsung goes back to trashing Apple with latest commercials

After some innovative advertising campaigns, Samsung's latest commercials once again find the company setting its sights on Apple. In a new ad for the Galaxy Note 3, Samsung calls upon an old friend, NBA star LeBron James to highlight the massive size difference between its 5.7-inch "phablet" and …

How did ancient Greek music sound?

<b>The music of ancient Greece, unheard for thousands of years, is being brought back to life by Armand D'Angour, a musician and tutor in classics at Oxford University. He describes what his research is discovering.</b><p>"Suppose that 2,500 years from now all that survived of the Beatles songs were a few of …

Ancient History

5 Surprising Facts About Otzi the Iceman

Scholars continue to be amazed by the ancient man found frozen in the Alps.<p>A report that Ötzi the Iceman has 19 genetic relatives living in Austria is the latest in a string of surprising discoveries surrounding the famed ice mummy. Ötzi's 5,300-year-old corpse turned up on the mountain border …

Anthropology

Recent Polls: Do Educators Support the Common Core?

There is a lot of misinformation being spread about the Common Core. And some of it the public believes. The 2013 PDK/Gallup Poll of the <i>Public's</i> …

KQED

Often frustration with the public education system is directed at teachers, even when they are following the standards and guidelines set out by the …

Teaching

12 Things Kids Want from Their Teachers

Click here for my resources on how to make mattering THE agenda in your classroom, school, district or organization. It will change the culture, for …

What Your Emotional Health Has in Common With Cinderella

How much do you care about your emotional health, your life satisfaction, and your happiness? You might think you care about these things, that they are important to you, and that you pay attention to them -- but your actions probably say otherwise.<p>Allow me to prove it to you.<p>Let's compare your …

Emotional Intelligence