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Which are the most educated cities in the US — and why?

As education policies are being reviewed across the country, a recent survey shows us the most educated cities in the U.S. and their not-so-fortunate counterparts. It presents a clear picture of which states and schools districts have been...

source: By Archita Datta Majumdar
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When it comes to stating the obvious, sometimes it takes a child to make the case. Take 7-year-old Charlotte Benjamin, who earlier in 2014 wrote a letter to Lego to point out a major fault with its minifigures: "There are more Lego boy people and barely any Lego girls."...

source: CBS News

Researchers have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin material, molybdenum disulfide, resulting in a unique electric generator and mechanosensation devices that are optically transparent, extremely light...

source: Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science via ScienceDaily

Whether or not we realize it on a conscious level, music is a universal language. It's as old as time, it communicates what words alone cannot and it speaks to each and every one of us in a deeply personal way. The tragedy of music,...

source: Forbes

We assume that we can see the world around us in sharp detail. In fact, our eyes can only process a fraction of our surroundings precisely. In a series of experiments, psychologists have been investigating how the brain fools us into believing that we see in sharp detail.

source: Bielefeld University via ScienceDaily

Brain scans showing that human responses to our dogs are not unlike those evoked by our children suggest a deep evolutionary bond, according to a recent study. The findings are in line with dogs' special place as mankind's best friend, and may support the benefits of dog-assisted...

source: PLOS ONE via Reuters

Andy Lewis' dream died when he was 16. Just out of school, the Englishman had been accepted for an elite traineeship when he was hit by a truck, which resulted in most of his left leg being amputated. The available prosthetics were basic and uncomfortable, severely restricting...

source: CNN


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