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...
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."...
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...
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,...
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.
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...
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...
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