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Seeing the light

Imagine being in your early thirties, married and excited about what life has in store for you.  One day, you start to notice that your peripheral vision is not as good as it once was.   585 more words


Why Do Kids Say "I am no good at Science" ?

I believe all young children are natural scientists. What is science after all but simply exploring how the world works? It is our very nature to experiment, see the results, and draw conclusions. 1,040 more words


Fleet Feet=Neat Brain Feats

Neuroscientists have known for a while that regular exercise builds brain power.  Now, researchers at Cambridge University believe they may know the reason — exercises like running actually promote the growth of new brain cells. 234 more words

Health Hacks

Fighting Stress: It's NOT a tiger

As researchers delve deeper into the science of longevity, new discoveries about the role cortisol plays in human health has emerged that we can use to enhance our bodies and maybe even conquer fear. 1,092 more words

Health Hacks

Of Dogs and Kids

What can dogs teach us about teaching kids? Quite a lot, it turns out, if we are willing to listen to them.

The beauty of dogs is that they are totally honest, not burdened with “oughts” or “shoulds”. 515 more words


Seeing Other's Dreams: Brain Games Part II

Ever wish someone else could see what your were dreaming?  Now advances in imaging technology have brought that dream closer to reality.  Working in Kyoto, Japan, Professor Yukiyasu Kamitani used… 222 more words

Feel Good

How Technology is Transforming My Students' Learning Experience.

A couple of years ago the Head of School where I work posed this question “If you had the opportunity, how would you use Technology in the Classroom?” My reaction was immediate, visceral and negative and something like “I don’t want any screens between me and my students!” I felt strongly that the classroom was a sacred space for human-to-human interaction and that technology posed a threat to this. 679 more words