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Study questions whether 'high impact' practices yield higher graduation rates

“High-impact” educational practices widely promoted and adopted to improve learning by college and university students and increase graduation rates …

Higher Education

Social Innovation - Reports - World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation, an advisory body comprised of leading practitioners, thought leaders and …

Innovation

Pulitzer Prize Winner Andrew Sean Greer Shares How He Wrote an Award-Winning Novel

The author of Less reveals his secret: "The nervous breakdown happened before I wrote the book, which made the writing much easier."<p>With his tremendous fifth novel, Andrew Sean Greer has landed the big fish. Last week, Greer was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for <i>Less</i>, an unforgettable comic …

Books

Hands-on science learning teaches critical thinking important to student growth

Young children like to learn about the world around them. Experts at the Center for Science and Industry “COSI” said hands on science education can …

Education

NREL discovers enzyme domains that dramatically improve performance

It was more than 10 years in the making, but when it came to uncovering the secrets of the molecular structure of enzymes, perseverance paid off. By …

Nature Communications

How artificial intelligence is transforming the world

By Darrell M. West, John R. AllenMost people are not very familiar with the concept of artificial intelligence (AI). As an illustration, when 1,500 …

Artificial Intelligence

Provost Garber discusses efforts to deepen community in neuroscience

The Harvard Provost’s Office hosted a symposium last month on neuroscience as part of an effort to create a greater sense of community among faculty …

Harvard

How To Make A Game: Four Great Online Resources for Aspiring Designers

<i>Love board games? So do we! Join host Becca Scott here on Geek & Sundry for Game the Game, where she breaks out the best games in tabletop and plays</i> …

Board Games

How AI Can Shape the Future of UX

Artificial intelligence (AI) gathers data to interpret and predict human behavior, and user experience (UX) does the same thing — it reads human behavior to anticipate what people will do next.<p>With the same end goal in mind, AI has the power to shape the future of UX, offering new insights and …

Artificial Intelligence

4 Ways To Build A Data Infrastructure To Inform Business Decisions

All data is not created equal. In the era of big data, businesses have to first build the right infrastructure to support it.<p>Machine learning is becoming ever more prevalent in business today, but we're still only at the beginning of unlocking its true potential. There is still a tremendous amount …

Big Data

There Is More Than One Kind Of Déjà Vu

Some are so intense you might realize you have never experienced them, even if you consider yourself a déjà vu veteran.<p>In 1999, a 42-year-old woman went to the doctor for what she described as a popping noise in both her ears. The noise was so loud it had started to keep her up at night. The woman …

The Brain

Tofu Nutrition Information

Tofu or soybean curd is a food of Asian origin. Production of tofu involves soaking soybeans in water and creating soy milk, then curdling the milk …

Nutrition

What IS Nut Cheese, Exactly, and Can't We Call It Something Else?

Here's how the vegan cheese gets made.<p>It’s no surprise that the food world has long looked down on nut cheese. Made from nut milk instead of animal milk, supermarket-brand vegan cheese often lacks the creaminess, depth of flavor, and, yes, cheesiness of its dairy-filled counterpart. (The somewhat …

Vegan

These 3 countries are more prepared for automation than anyone else, here's why

A study found that every country is grappling with how to respond to AI and automation, writing that "societies are...in for a long period of trial …

Artificial Intelligence

How I finally Practiced Yoga after a Decade of Attending Classes.

And then one morning I attended a Vinyasa class at a cozy studio on a quiet residential street in my new neighbourhood. I had done hundreds of …

Yoga

One-Legged Crow: 3 Strength Drills and 3 Ways to Get Into It

One-legged crow pose has a reputation for being one of the hardest arm balances to get into (let alone sustain!). It requires a tremendous amount of …

Yoga

Your Guide to Mosquito and Tick Diseases

Mosquitoes and ticks are spreading more rapidly than ever, both across the U.S. and around the globe. And with each new season, the list of diseases …

Public Health

What Recruiters Are Really Thinking In These 8 Scenarios

From what happens to your application when you hit “submit,” to what it takes to stand out–recruiters demystify a candidate’s evaluation process.<p>For many job seekers, it can be confusing and downright frustrating to try to understand what a recruiter is thinking when he or she reviews a resume, or …

Employment

The best method for cooking asparagus is 2,000 years old

I used to think I didn’t like asparagus, but it turned out to be—as these aversions often are—a textural problem. Their stalks would remain fibrous …

Asparagus

How Gabriel García Márquez Created a World in a Sentence

The novelist Mary Morris explains how the opening line of One Hundred Years of Solitude shaped her path as a writer.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries from Colum McCann, George Saunders, Emma Donoghue, Michael Chabon,</b> …

Literature

These 4 Stability Ball Exercises from Jillian Michaels Will Strengthen Your Entire Body

Fair warning: These are not beginner-level moves.<p>Jillian Michaels isn’t gonna lie—these stability ball exercises are pretty challenging. They will …

Workouts

The Full-Body Strength Move That Helped Blake Lively Lose 61 Lbs. After Giving Birth

This is the full-body exercise that helped the actress tone up after baby.<p>The blonde beauty recently revealed that heading back to the gym after …

New York City

3 Basic Yoga Poses You’ve Been Doing Wrong—and How to Fix Your Form

It’s so easy to improve your yoga practice.<p>Before you say namaste, it’s important to understand the basics during your yoga practice. If you aren’t …

Yoga

A timely reminder that using data to make decisions can go very wrong

I love data. I have dedicated my life to the analysis and communication of it. But our society has a data problem. We’ve gone overboard. In some cases, we may love data too much.<p>In nearly every part of society, the obsession with collecting data and assessing people and institutions based on those …

Management

Map Reveals How the World Could Switch to Solar Using a Tiny Amount of Land

An all-renewables future is not as outlandish as it seems.<p>A solar-powered society is not as unreasonable as it may seem. While Tesla CEO Elon Musk …

Central African Republic

These 3 Personality Traits Affect What You Earn — but Only After Age 40

We often hear about the power of personality, and how some traits are beneficial for our careers while others are more harmful. For example, we know that being more conscientious (hard-working, driven, reliable, and organized) is associated with better job performance, and that being nice (more …

Psychology

This Neurologist Found Out What Happens to Our Brains When We Die

Only to realise 'Star Trek' had already explained the process in a 1988 episode.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany</i><p>If we had paid closer attention to <i>The Simpsons</i> 18 years ago, the election of Donald Trump might not have come as such a shock. And if German neurologist Jens Dreier had …

Star Trek

New insights on the neurobiology of dying - Einstein Center for Neurosciences Berlin

<b>A new Annals of Neurology study provides insight into the neurobiology of dying. For the study, investigators performed continuous patient monitoring</b> …

Neuroscience

Kate Middleton reportedly used hypnobirthing for royal baby number 3 — and it could be the secret to her 'effortless' delivery

The Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to her third child on St George's Day.<p>After being admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital in London, Kate Middleton reportedly endured a five-hour labor, without pain relief, before delivering her baby boy, weighing 8lb 7oz at one minute past 11.<p>And just …

Angelina Jolie

Understanding different types of settings in stories

<i>The setting is both the</i> <b>time</b> <i>and</i> <b>geographic location</b> <i>within a narrative or within a work of fiction. A literary element, the setting helps initiate the</i> …

Creative Writing