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In Just 2 Minutes, This Video Will Make You Want To Go Out And Start Really Living

Everything is Posibl. from Posibl. on Vimeo.<p>We can all use a little reminder to stop ignoring our dreams.<p>The video above from social networking site Posibl. does just that. Consider this a two-minute burst of inspiration -- a quick push to keep going after what's important to you.<p>"Your wildest …

Does ‘discovery learning’ prepare Alberta students for the 21st century or will it toss out a top tier education system?

Over the next two years, Alberta is preparing what may well be the most dramatic overhaul of Canadian school curricula in modern times.<p>Alberta …

Remote Antarctic Trek Reveals A Glacier Melting From Below

Scientists watching Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier from space have noticed with some alarm that it has been surging toward the sea.<p>If it were to melt entirely, global sea levels would rise by several feet.<p>The glacier is really, really remote. It's 1,800 miles from McMurdo, the U.S. base station …

Mixed messages: Why women and men miscommunicate

Part way through a presentation I was making to a CEO of a mid-sized company, I noticed him look down and away. He stopped asking questions and turned quiet. "I've lost him," I thought and went home feeling dejected that I had bored someone I tried hard to impress. When he followed up a week later …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …

Do we need to change the way we are thinking about mental illness?

NO Simon Wessely, member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists<p>Next week the American Psychiatric Association is publishing its fifth take on the …

Dyslexic girls have different brain anatomy from dyslexic boys

The study found less gray matter volume in parts of male brains used to process language. It found less gray matter volume in parts of females brains …

The Brain

Enough Shakespeare. Kids want pop culture, said one Alberta teacher after a visit to Finland

When Allan Deck visited a classroom in Finland, the first thing he noticed was the autonomy the teachers had. "Teachers created their own courses," says Mr. Deck, head of the English department at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton. "As long as students wanted to take the class and they covered …