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Why are we still ignoring @SirKenRobinson?

It’s 10 years since Ken Robinson’s infamous talk on how schools kill creativity. In it, he mentions the entrenched hierarchy of subjects with Math …

De-Grading: Why Do Schools Use Grades That Teach Nothing?

<i>First published in The Hechinger Report</i> A few years ago I was speaking to a group of parents whose children had just started Hampshire College. A father asked a question that was on many minds: "How can your college be rigorous without grading student work?" Before I could respond, another parent …

This Gujarat businessman wants to offer education to children of all 18 Uri Martyrs

The effect of the Uri attack which claimed the lives of 18 unsuspecting jawans are yet to leave the minds and hearts of the people ofIndia.<p>Touted as …

Elementary School Sends Kids To Meditation Instead Of Detention And The Results Are Astounding

As a conventional method of punishment, most students are sent to detention, subjected to undesirable after-school activities, or even suspended when …

Wireless 'Neural Dust' Could Monitor Your Brain

Sand-sized sensor implants give instant feedback from nerve cells<p>Science fiction that features wires connecting brains to computers might now be obsolete. Wireless powered implants, each smaller than a grain of rice, could serve as "neural dust" that can one day scan and stimulate brain cells. Such …

The Weird Ways Of Superfluid Helium

As helium is cooled to lower and lower temperatures, greater and greater fractions of it demonstrate quantum effects.<p>With a temperature below -268 degrees Celsius, liquid helium keeps MRI machines and particle accelerators properly cooled (yay!). Take liquid helium's temperature even lower than …

There’s new hope for blood cancers, and it comes from umbilical cords

Jessie Quinn of Sacramento was 36 years old when loss of appetite, weight loss, some eye issues and finally pelvic pain sent her to the emergency room in 2010. Tests quickly revealed she had acute myeloid leukemia — a type of blood cancer that progresses quickly — and doctors told her that …

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