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Psychology: the man who studies everyday evil

Why are some people extraordinarily selfish, manipulative, and unkind? David Robson asks the scientist delving into the darkest sides of the human mind.<p>If you had the opportunity to feed harmless bugs into a coffee grinder, would you enjoy the experience? Even if the bugs had names, and you could …

Psychology

FYI: Can Anything Move Faster Than Light?

Yes, the universe itself will eventually outpace the speed of light. Just how this will happen is a bit complicated, so let's begin at the very beginning: the big bang. Around 14 billion years ago, all matter in the universe was thrown in every direction. That first explosion is still pushing …

50+ Ways a Tablet Can Make You a More Effective Teacher

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

<b>50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014</b><p>by <b>Sara Briggs</b><p>The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues …

20 of the Best Productivity Apps of 2013

2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, we have plenty of choices for calendar and to-do apps that are well-designed, useful and fast.<p>Here are 20 of our …

The True Story Of The Great Marijuana Crash Of 2011

Buying marijuana in Denver is a downright pleasant experience.<p>Customers wait in a well-appointed waiting room. There's a variety of reading material — feel free to choose between the gardening magazine and the Cannabible on the coffee table — and plenty of information about the product.<p>When their …

5 Cool Ways to Become a Citizen Scientist

The rise of modern hacker culture is putting science back in the hands of curious laypeople.<p><b>It's easier than ever for creative types to perform serious science as a hobby.</b> You don't need a doctorate or the backing of a federal agency to ask a novel, worthwhile scientific question. You just need …

Learn To Read Chinese In Eight Minutes

To a non-Chinese speaker (like me), and especially to a Westerner (like me), Chinese is the most impenetrable family of languages on Earth. While there may be only an eighth as many syllables as in English, the tonal variations for each syllable in Standard Chinese impute vastly different meanings. …

Boundless textbooks get paid study guides, iOS apps

Free-textbook service Boundless is delving into paid services this week, all designed to more fiercely compete with textbooks from major publishers.<p>On Tuesday the Boston-based company rolled out what it considers the second phase of its service: textbooks that can very nearly mirror the titles …

Apps

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

Music

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

Dyslexia: Not the only reading disorder

<b>VANDERBILT (US) —</b> A lesser-known but common reading comprehension disorder, S-RCD, can easily be missed in early readers, experts warn.<p>Dyslexia, a …

Autism

How a Bitcoin Transaction Actually Works

At this point, you probably have a working understanding of what bitcoins are (at the very least your handle of bitcoins is like how you can kinda, …

Bitcoin

Loose the Calories, Keep the Drinks!

How Colleges Are Selling Out the Poor to Court the Rich

A new report finds hundreds of schools are charging low-income students obscene prices, even while lavishing tuition discounts on their wealthier classmates.<p>(Reuters)<p>Neat fact: If the federal government were to take all of the money it pours into various forms of financial aid each year, it could …

Teachers, Youth, and Social Media: Experiments

While young people are often adept at navigating networked spaces for social purposes in their everyday lives, it is less clear what role schools and …

Most data isn’t “big,” and businesses are wasting money pretending it is

Big data! If you don’t have it, you better get yourself some. Your competition has it, after all. Bottom line: If your data is little, your rivals are going to kick sand in your face and steal your girlfriend.<p>There are many problems with the assumptions behind the “big data” narrative (above, in a …

Big Data

7 reasons MOOCs will Work Wonders for Homeschoolers.

<b>Home schooling</b><p><i>I am a teacher and mother.These roles are interchangeable and they have become my way of life and guiding light to all inspiration and</i> …

Love It Or Hate It, Ripoff Report Is In Expansion Mode

Ed Magedson lives at a secret location in Arizona, convinced that some people not only fantasize about killing him but would actually do so if they got the chance. His home – he has moved repeatedly in recent years — sits fortified behind fences with cameras watching for intruders. He makes special …

Imported Beers Corona And Heineken, Along With Sam Adams, Beating Big Names Like Bud And Coors

U.S. beer sales have slowed sequentially in the month through mid-April as drinkers switched from the most recognizable brands like Budweiser and Coors to imports like Corona and Heineken, and Sam Adams.<p>In the four weeks to April 13, off-premise beer sales (which make up about 60% of the market) …

Adding an electric car cut the payback point of our solar panel investment in half

When we discussed our home solar panel project in mid-2011 with friends, one of the first questions everyone asked was, “What’s the payback period …

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 …

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 …

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

WHO says new coronavirus may be passed person to person

<b>The World Health Organization says it appears likely that the novel coronavirus (NCoV) can be passed between people in close contact.</b><p>This comes after the French health ministry confirmed a second man had contracted the virus in a possible case of human-to-human transmission.<p>Two more people in Saudi …