maria teresa carbone

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sharon davis design organizes women's opportunity center like a village in rwanda

<b>sharon davis design organizes women’s opportunity center like a village in rwanda</b><br>images courtesy of sharon davis design<br>photography by elizabeth …

Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching

By Scott HammResearch into texting between teachers and students shows that it can drive engagement and deliver results.

A Bewildering Crash

Flying time from Barcelona to Dusseldorf is an hour and fifty-six minutes—not a long haul—so there’s no reason to imagine that Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525, could have anticipated that his commander, Captain Patrick Sondenheimer, would get up and leave him alone in the …

Airplanes

Should we thank god for civilisation?

<i>(Image: Vincent J. Musi/National Geographic Creative)</i><p>ABOUT 10,000 years ago, our ancestors began the greatest transformation in human history, …

Life Lines

For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil.<p>Using a pencil and a ruler, Lonni Sue Johnson lovingly traced a blue line across a sheet of graph paper. Skipping down four rows, she drew another line; she repeated this process until she got to the bottom. Then she flipped the …

The Brain

If your memory fails, are you still the same person? – Charles Leadbeater

‘On my good days, I can almost pass for a normal person. On my bad days, I feel like I cannot find myself… I don’t know who I am and what I am going …

Dementia

The Functions of 'Um,' 'Like,' 'You Know'

0<p>SHARES<p>Interestingly enough, that filler language you might associate with, you know, dumb teenagers in, like, Southern California, is totally more …

Neolithic discovery: why Orkney is the centre of ancient Britain

Drive west from Orkney's capital, Kirkwall, and then head north on the narrow B9055 and you will reach a single stone monolith that guards the entrance to a spit of land known as the Ness of Brodgar. The promontory separates the island's two largest bodies of freshwater, the Loch of Stenness and …

You are what you eat

THAT orientals and occidentals think in different ways is not mere prejudice. Many psychological studies conducted over the past two decades suggest …

Public Health

Giving An 'F': Rewriting The History Of FSG

My understanding of what it means to be a publisher has been skewed ever since I first heard the word. My mom was reading <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i> to me—I …

Students Demand the Right to Use Technology in Schools

"We're going to use technology to start a revolution, to improve our lives, and the lives of the upcoming generations, to get our voices heard," said …

6 Traits Humans Inherited From Fish

What’s so fishy about human anatomy? A lot! Just look at these gifts from our aquatic ancestors.<p>1. Embryos<p>Look closely at any mammal, bird, or …

Study: Your Unconscious Mind Is Better Than You Are at Detecting Lies

2<p>SHARES<p>Can you tell if someone is lying to you? Newly published research suggests you actually have that ability—at least to an extent—but accessing …

Lots of us get flu, but few show symptoms. Let's not spread it

Influenza infection is very common – about one in five of us are infected each year. But, surprisingly, the majority of infections don’t cause any …

Pi Day: Shakespeare, Jane Austen and the poet laureate of pi

It is a fact unbeknown to many that the number known as pi has spawned a literary genre.<p>Pi is the number 3.1415926535… The digits continue forever without ever forming a repeating pattern.<p>The genre is to write in such a way that each digit of pi denotes the number of letters in each word.<p>So, the …

Loss, Betrayal, and Inaccuracy: A Translator’s Handbook

I create bridges from the Italian language to English, hoping to convey enough of the magic of the original to draw in overcommitted American …

The Germ Theory of Democracy, Dictatorship, and Your Cherished Beliefs

269<p>SHARES<p>One morning last fall, the evolutionary biologist Randy Thornhill was standing with me in front of the gorilla enclosure at the Albuquerque …

Un nouveau virus géant, âgé de plus de 30 000 ans, découvert en Sibérie

•<p>aA Facebook Twitter Google + Linkedin Pinterest Abonnez-vous au<br>Monde.fr dès 1 €<p>Un nouveau type de virus géant a survécu plus de trente mille ans à …

The Wrong Way to Teach Grammar

No more diagramming sentences: Students learn more from simply writing and reading.<p>A century of research shows that traditional grammar lessons—those hours spent diagramming sentences and memorizing parts of speech—don’t help and may even hinder students’ efforts to become better writers. Yes, they …

School pupils to study maths and English to 18 under Labour

All teenagers will have to study maths and English up to the age of 18 under a Labour government, the party will announce on Monday as it unveils plans for a "national baccalaureate" to better equip young people for the workplace.<p>The move will bring England and Wales in line with most developed …

South American mummy ritually sacrificed

<b>A previously unidentified female mummy was killed in a ritual sacrifice in South America, new research has found.</b><p>A team of scientists analysed the skull to find evidence of a blunt trauma to the head, suggesting she died very quickly from the blow.<p>DNA analysis also revealed she suffered from a …

Why Is Academic Writing So Academic?

A few years ago, when I was a graduate student in English, I presented a paper at my department’s American Literature Colloquium. (A colloquium is a sort of writing workshop for graduate students.) The essay was about Thomas Kuhn, the historian of science. Kuhn had coined the term “paradigm shift,” …

More than a million babies die on the day of their birth every year

More than a million babies around the world die on the day of their birth yearly and a million more are stillborn, according to Save the Children, which argues that most of these deaths are preventable.<p>Although great strides have been made in reducing the numbers of children dying under the age of …

Marsupials with suicidal sex habits: three new species found in Queensland

Three new species of a rodent-like marsupial renowned for its suicidal sex habits have been discovered in Australia’s Gold Coast hinterland.<p>The antechinus made world headlines last year when scientists found the males of the species would die en masse at the end of each mating season, after …

The scribe of Bamako

<b>There are a thousand ways to say "I love you". Alassane Maiga's job is to pick the right one for each customer, reports Alex Duval Smith from Bamako, the capital of Mali.</b><p>He is one of 10 public scribes that sit on benches outside La Grande Poste, the city's main post office. In a country with 70% …

Stuart Hall's cultural legacy: Britain under the microscope

"The very notion of Great Britain's 'greatness' is bound up with empire," Stuart Hall once wrote. "Euro-scepticism and Little Englander nationalism could hardly survive if people understood whose sugar flowed through English blood and rotted English teeth."<p>For the Jamaican-born intellectual, who …

Archaeologists discover 800,000-year-old footprints on an English beach

A team of archaeologists has discovered a crucial clue to human ancestry in a set of 800,000-year-old footprints left in a beachside sediment bed in England. The prints offer an important look into early human habitation in northern Europe, with height estimates suggesting the prints were left by a …

The study of how cities and humans interact – video

Scientists at the University of Waterloo in Canada have designed several 3D scenarios that allow them to monitor the sensory and psychological reactions in people to certain city designs