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Baby-Led Weaning: The Right Approach to Starting Solids?

One of the most exciting times during your little one’s first year is transitioning to solid food. There are many opinions about the best way to …

The Higher Ed Learning Revolution: Tracking Each Student's Every Move

On campuses today almost every educational interaction leaves digital traces. Assignments and feedback are given through online portals; debates and discussions happen via learning management systems as well as in classrooms, cafes and dorm rooms.<p>Those and other digital crumbs give technologists …

This Stop-Motion Animated Film Looks as Beautiful as It Does Heartbreaking

Last year was filled with lots of fantastic animated films, but when the Oscar nominations come out, we’ll be very surprised if <i>My Life as a Zucchini</i> …

Animation

This Abstract Short Film Imagines a Rock with Consciousness

Ryan Harding and Winston Duke’s short film ‘Moss’ follows the migration of living rock.<p>By preserving the fossils of things that previously existed, rocks have played a huge role in shaping humanity’s understanding of life on earth. In an abstract science fiction short, filmmaker Ryan Harding and …

Habitats

Trick to Help You Learn Scales Fast

2<p>SHARES<p>Learning a scale isn’t just memorizing a pattern. In fact, it’s memorizing lots of patterns, but there’s more to it than that.<p>Unless you …

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students<p>Updated on November 17, 2015<p>Surefire Ways to Make Your Lessons More Fun<p>If you've ever taught English …

Understand Quantum Entanglement in 7 Minutes Flat

For many, Quantum Entanglement just frustrates people who try to understand it. Even Albert Einstein was skeptical about this property in quantum …

20 Steampunk Novels to Read If You're Looking For Something Different

We've included the steampunk genre in our 2017 reading challenge, but some readers may be wondering: what even is a "steampunk novel"? According to the <b>Oxford Dictionary</b>, steampunk is "a genre of science fiction that has a historical setting and typically features steam-powered machinery rather than …

Science Fiction

Four Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …

“Young Writers Program” Looks Like An Excellent Online Site To Assist Student Writing

The longer I teach, the more I realized I don’t know…<p>I just learned that November is National Novel Writing Month, and that there is a fabulous new …

Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?

<b>How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world?</b><p>The question gets to the heart of a lot of parental angst about hard work and too much pressure on children in school.<p>Parents facing all those kitchen table arguments …

Education

These students’ animated short film about a sad robot who washes dishes will leave you breathless

Chapman film school over-achiever Tom Teller is the director behind <i>Hum</i>, a stunning and award-winning short film. Here, a sad robot relegated to a …

19 Wonderful Short Books and Stories to Read Now

<i>This week we’re providing a series of Vulture Hacks: expert advice, gear guides, and recommendations to help you maximize your entertainment</i> …

We’re designing schools of the future with tools of the past—and it’s hurting our education

The way we learn has changed dramatically over the past few decades—so it makes sense that the places where we learn should change dramatically as well. Continuing to create concrete boxes with fixed walls and rigid classroom spaces makes as much sense as investing in floppy disks.<p>It’s been a few …

Pedagogy

This Free Software Can Upscale and Enlarge Photos Better than Photoshop

Upscaling a photograph always means trading resolution for size. And while Photoshop’s “preserve details” scaling does a pretty good job, there’s a …

Advocates say it creates delight in learning. But amid calls for more monitoring of home schooling, how do authorities work out if they’re getting an education?<p>It’s Tuesday morning in Coventry and three children are making clay seal pups on the dining table at home. Zephan is four, so his looks a …

Boston College

‘Shadow World’: The War Documentary the U.S. Government Doesn’t Want You to See

A new film chronicles America’s role in the international arms trade. Plus, watch an exclusive clip outlining the post-9/11 plan to attack seven …

How This First-Time Author Successfully Self-Published His Book

Over the last four years, I’ve published four books, with the first being self-published. As a writer, I’ve continued to release projects on my own, …

Writing

This is How You Stop Taking Bad Landscape Photos

It doesn’t matter if you’re picking up a camera for the first time or if you’ve been at it for decades - sometimes the photos you take are just plain …

Thanks, 'Hunger Games': Why Cautionary Sci-Fi Isn't Fun Anymore

Because dark dystopias are no longer unimaginable, a whimsical gap has closed.<p>In the 1976 film version of <i>Logan’s Run</i>, a dystopian 23rd century world …

Mad Max

'Voyager' animated short warns against a tech-obsessed future

The best science fiction mixes unlikely events with reality in ways that make us ask big questions, and in the case of <i>Voyager</i>, the film brought a …

Animated Movies

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China's most popular science fiction writer, Cixin Liu, brings his spectacular trilogy to an end

It's a good time to be an alien hunter. In August astronomers discovered Proxima b, a potentially life-supporting planet only 4.2 light-years away. Not long after, news surfaced of a possible signal coming from HD164595, a star in the Hercules constellation, first noticed by Russian scientists in …

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story<p>Updated on August 5, 2016<p>Do you love science fiction and want to know how to write your own stories? …

‘My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea’ Review: Dash Shaw Delivers the Most Original Animated Movie of the Year — Toronto

This is not your average coming-of-age story.<p>As its unwieldy title suggests, “My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea” is much more than your …

Watch Researchers Use Sound to Move Multiple Objects With Precision

By playing carefully constructed melodies, researchers were able to move small objects toward their intended target.<p>A team of researchers at Aalto University in Finland has devised a method for the controlled movement of multiple objects using a single sound source, a development which may find use …

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Born in Ireland, raised in Alabama, Caitlín Kiernan now lives in Rhode Island. Each of these evocative locales has influenced her science fiction and …

'Ghosts' Takes On A Tough Topic For Children

Raina Telgemeier's new graphic novel <i>Ghosts</i> is about death. But it's written for children.<p>Telgemeier tells NPR's books editor Barrie Hardymon that stories serve as a way to begin difficult conversations. "Stories are such a powerful way of communicating ideas and in comforting people," she …

Graphic Novels