Carrie Buscher

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Neuroscience should be taught to all teachers to help pupils learn, academic says

Neuroscience should be taught to all teachers before they step into a classroom, an academic has said.<p>Barbara Oakley, professor of engineering at …

Education

10 Scary Movies Streaming on Netflix You May Not Have Seen

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Entertainment

Difficulty Vs. Complexity: What's the Difference?

Along with rigor, education is calling for us educators to increase the complexity in the questions we pose, the problems we present, and the tasks …

5 tools and toys encouraging science and logic in the classroom

The education system is an evolving beast, with subjects supposedly reflections of what children need to learn to give them suitable preparation for …

Computer Science

Teach Kids STEAM with Hands-On Coding Blocks - Worlds of Learning

In January of 2016, President Obama announced his bold "Computer Science for All" initiative. This plan calls for all students across the country to …

Eco-Cooler air conditioner cools a home without using electricity

Air conditioning units are expensive devices both to buy and to run. When they stop working, that’s also an expensive problem to solve. Even so, if …

A Chess Grandmaster Shares a Remarkably Effective Trick for Solving Any Problem | Inc.com

How do <i>you</i> go about solving problems?<p>My father grew up playing chess in his native Philippines, where the game is hugely popular. He became fairly skilled, and even won a few tournaments after immigrating to the U.S. Of course he was eager to teach me, his firstborn son, the rules of the game.<p>This …

New York City

11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

Cuba

A Black Police Officer’s Fight Against the N.Y.P.D.

Every morning before his shift, Edwin Raymond, a 30-year-old officer in the New York Police Department, ties up his long dreadlocks so they won’t brush against his collar, as the job requires. On Dec. 7, he carefully pinned them up in a nautilus pattern, buttoned the brass buttons of his regulation …

Justice

A researcher may have found a way to treat sleep-paralysis, the terrifying experience of waking up unable to move

Annalia first heard the creature slip into her bedroom when she was six years old. It — whatever <i>it</i> was — jumped onto her sleeping body, stifling her movement and speech with its weight. She awoke frightened, seeking an explanation.<p>Everyone in Abruzzo, a small city in southeastern Italy, told said …

6 stories you should read as you listen to ‘Serial’s’ Bowe Bergdahl season

Finally. After months of anticipation, season 2 of “Serial” dropped Thursday morning. The subject: Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who was captured by the Taliban and released last year through a prisoner swap.<p>Since then, he’s been charged with misbehavior before the enemy and desertion “in …

Bowe Bergdahl

Can you solve it? Are you smarter than a Japanese schoolchild?

Hello Guzzlers.<p>It is with huge pleasure that I introduce today’s puzzle, which is already a big deal in Japan. It’s called Menseki Meiro, or Area Maze, and I hope you find it as brilliant as I do.<p>Can you solve it? How can you engineer a country with more girls than boys?<p>Read more<p>Area Maze is the …

Equations

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician

On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left home with a trunk on his back. He was a skinny 18-year-old, with long, unkempt hair – a sort of proto-hippie – and although he generally preferred to go barefoot, on this occasion he wore strappy Jesus sandals. He travelled by steam train …

Mathematics

The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset<p>I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a …

Creativity

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

Books

10 Best Chrome Extensions You May Not Have Tried

Beste Chrome extensions<p>I’m a huge fan of adding functionality to my browser, and we’ve featured some great extensions to supercharge Chrome in the past. Here are a few more Chrome extensions that you might not have heard of, but are certainly worth a try.<p>Jot<p>If you’re constantly working in your …

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

6 Free Writing Podcasts

Connect with Us<p>6 Free Writing Podcasts<p>It’s rare to come across writing tools that are completely free and actually useful. You can ring up quite a …

First Listen: She & Him, 'Classics'

Classics<p><b>Audio for First Listens is no longer available after the album is released.</b><p>Back in 2011, an album called <i>A Very She & Him Christmas</i> joined the eternal glut of holiday music. As might be expected, it featured a string of agreeably executed staples — "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree," …

The P.G. Wodehouse of environmental writing: Why Lydia Millet is the funniest literary writer you may never have read

A comic thriller about mermaids, the natural world and ruthless capitalism? Yes, it’s possible and it’s great<p>I never expected anyone to write an environmental thriller about mermaids in the comic vein of a modern-day P.G. Wodehouse because, really -- who would? Certainly I wouldn't have picked …

Drastically Reduce Learning Time With Intervals (Part 2) | Guitar Lesson

The main goal of this article is to provide you with a set of visual shapes (interval shapes formed by your fingers, and seeable in your mind's eye) …

The Simple Trick That Can Boost Your Confidence Immediately

Smile, don't slouch. And don't cross your arms. Your parents probably taught you to use certain body language to appear friendly and polite.<p>But new research shows that your body language does much more than change the way other people see you -- it can change how you see yourself. Psychologists …

Faecal capsules 'may help stop gut infection'

<b>Capsules containing frozen faecal material may help clear up C. difficile infections, research suggests.</b><p>Twenty people were given the therapy, using material from volunteers, in an attempt to treat serious diarrhoea caused by Clostridium difficile bugs.<p>The work builds on previous studies showing …

Microbiology

The Power of Sleep

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