Remember when Stanford offered those college-level Computer Science courses for free? Now the professor who ran them is leaving Stanford to start a project that will offer nothing but free CS online classes. More »
Many of us don’t learn in optimal ways. We know that we forget new material, neglect to review older material, and study in ways that elevate cramming and procrastination to art forms. But there is research about how to be more efficient in these things. For example, dating back to 1885, there is a rich literature that explores how timing our learning of new and old material can affect education. More »
Are the values we hold most dear truly sacred? Or are they merely cost-benefit analyses masquerading as noble intent? Let your better self rest assured: Sacred values truly are special, concludes a new study on the neurobiology of moral decision-making.