The Science of Cramming [Science]

The Science of Cramming [Science]

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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 »

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Profit vs. Principle: The Neurobiology of Integrity

Profit vs. Principle: The Neurobiology of Integrity

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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.

Algorithmic Education (including the Mathematics of Cramming)

Algorithmic Education (including the Mathematics of Cramming)

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The timing of some studying methods is more effective than others, but results vary from person to person. Mathematician and Social Dimension blogger Samuel Arbesman reports on a new study that boils the options down to a handful of “model student” algorithms.

Gamers Redesign a Protein That Stumped Scientists for Years [Science]

Gamers Redesign a Protein That Stumped Scientists for Years [Science]

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Folding: it’s detestable and boring, as any Gap employee can tell you. But it’s also a totally fun thing you can do in a video game! And today it’s particularly exciting because players of the online game Foldit have redesigned a protein, and their work is published in the science journal Nature Biotechnology. More »

Villa Amanzi by Original Vision Architecture

Villa Amanzi by Original Vision Architecture

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Villa Amanzi in Phuket, Thailand was designed by Original Vision Architecture, a firm specializing in luxuriously modern designs with offices in Hong Kong and Thailand. The villa, which has hints of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Falling Water in that it is multi-level and built into the landscape, went up in 2008. It’s nestled in a cascading, west facing ravine, with a dramatic granite slab at the northern edge, and the sparkling Andaman Sea to the south.
The home is at once solid and airy; it’s meant to seem as if it grew out from the rock, yet, the view over the water stretches to the horizon. Indoor/outdoor living is taken advantage of, with an open air living room and dining room space melding seamlessly with the patio and wood decking of the pool. There are also sliding doors at the front of the house to encourage sea breeze and circulation. The saltwater pool, which juts out from the house, is cantilevered over the lower level in a spectacular feat of horizontal versus vertical layering.

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Opinion: Why Apple’s iBooks Initiatives Won’t Revolutionize Education

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Opinion: Why Apple’s iBooks Initiatives Won’t Revolutionize Education

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There will be a lot of commentary that will make parents and educators think that Apple has done it again. But be wary of reports that say Apple has “revolutionized the education industry.” They haven’t.

 

Sell Your Book in the iBookstore and Apple Won’t Let You Sell It Anywhere Else [IBooks]

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Sell Your Book in the iBookstore and Apple Won’t Let You Sell It Anywhere Else [IBooks]

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Selling a book with Apple’s iBook Author program is now a one-way ticket to Apple being the only place you can sell the book. Maybe selling your book on iBooks isn’t such a great deal after all. More »

 

De nuevo, los problemas que supone la apuesta de Apple por una plataforma cerrada (no podría ser de otro modo, claro).

Science Confirms: Don’t Go to Sleep Angry [Anger]

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Science Confirms: Don’t Go to Sleep Angry [Anger]

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The old anecdotal saying that you should never go to sleep angry just got backed up by science, thanks to UMass Amherst neuroscientists. Their study concludes that if you have a negative emotional response—their examples were for viewing an unsettling picture or experiencing a traumatic event—the response is reduced if you stay awake afterwards. If you go to sleep immediately, the response is “protected,” meaning that when you are exposed to the effect again, your negative response will be just as negative as the first time. More »

You Can’t Afford Apple’s Education Revolution [Apple]

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You Can’t Afford Apple’s Education Revolution [Apple]

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What Apple showed us today was nothing less than the future of education. The future we’d all been imagining for decades, no less. Harry Potter stuff. It’s going to change the way we learn, the way we think, the way we live. More »

 

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