Topic: Education

June 29, 2017 Affirming Essays - Brief, self-affirming writing exercises can help minority students excel in school.
February 24, 2017 Hawkmoth Flight - Insects called hawkmoths eat enormous amounts of sugar, but they don’t use it all for energy.
February 21, 2017 Talk Pedometer - “Talk pedometers” measure how many words children hear throughout the day in the home.
January 30, 2017 Brilliance Stereotypes - Gender stereotypes about extreme intelligence take hold in the early school years.
April 28, 2016 Babies & Music - A new study suggests musical games with their parents could not only boost babies’ musical development, but could help them recognize speech patterns, too.
April 27, 2016 Discipline & Empathy - A little empathy goes a long way when it comes to improving discipline problems in school.
February 19, 2016 Children & Noise - Research suggests that children can’t filter out noise the way adults can, with profound implications for learning.
February 16, 2016 Hands-on Physics - Experiencing physics phenomena first-hand can boost students’ learning of the subject, and leads to changes in the brain.
February 14, 2016 Children & Noise - Research suggests that children can’t filter out noise the way adults can, with profound implications for learning.
January 12, 2016 Bullying & Social Networks - Enlisting the help of influential students to reduce bullying and other conflict in schools.
November 25, 2015 Focusing in on Attention - Functional MRI brainscans could identify attention deficit disorders in the resting brain.
October 12, 2015 Parents, Kids & Math - An educational app helps parents with math anxiety help their kids excel in the subject.
July 21, 2015 Music & Literacy - Neuroscientists find that music class can boost students’ reading proficiency.
April 22, 2015 Race & School Discipline - Do African American students get labeled as troublemakers more quickly than other students do?
October 13, 2014 Curiosity to Learn - Heightened curiosity about one subject primes people to learn less interesting information as well.
January 23, 2014 Net Zero Dorm - A Florida college dormitory recycles its water.
October 7, 2013 Fiction & Social Perception - Reading literary fiction, more so than other types of books, improves performance at gauging others' mental states.
October 4, 2013 Personal Experiments - A researcher is promoting “personal experiments” that make self-care more scientific.
September 9, 2013 Ugly Animal Preservation Society - The Ugly Animal Preservation Society uses humor to raise awareness about nature's less attractive endangered animals.
May 17, 2013 Electric Math - Electrical stimulation to the brain can improve math performance.
May 1, 2013 Computer Programming Game - A fun video game teaches college-level computer programming skills to 10-year-olds.
January 21, 2013 Newborn Language - Newborn babies have a preference for their mother's language over foreign languages.
January 17, 2013 Technology vs. Reading - Chinese children's reading development has gone downhill since electronic communication technologies became common.
March 2, 2012 Podcast for 2 March 2012 - ALL ABOUT LANGUAGE - Neuroscientists are beginning to reconstruct what we've heard by listening to brainwaves, how scientists measure language delays around the world, using technology to keep endangered languages vibrant, and a musical instrument that allows you to sing...with your hands, Also: decoding the secret language of worms.
February 23, 2012 Endangered Voices - Digital technology and social media are helping save endangered languages.
February 1, 2012 Lip-Reading Babies - Reading adults' lips may help babies learn to talk.
December 21, 2011 Eye Training for Surgeons - Surgeons, like athletes, may benefit from learning to use their eyes like experts.
November 11, 2011 Podcast for 11 November 2011 - ANIMALS & HEALTH - Why one insect's mating habits could lead to its downfall, why predators are literally scaring dragonflies to death, and pythons reveal the benefits of having a big heart. Also: why animals swimming in the ocean may be affecting the global climate.
November 9, 2011 Changing IQ - Contrary to expectations, some teenagers' IQ scores changed significantly over a four-year period.
November 4, 2011 Podcast for 4 November 2011 - THE SCIENCE OF LIGHT & VISION - A pacemaker that restarts the heart with light, and a secret code made from fluorescent bacteria. And, could a lack of outdoor activity be making kids more nearsighted? Also: new research suggests that IQ might not be as stable as once thought.
June 7, 2011 Healthy Handshakes - A new study investigates whether shaking hands spreads germs.
May 31, 2011 Gender-Biased Children’s Books - Children’s books are dominated by male characters.
April 8, 2011 Psychology Roundup - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) may be linked to creativity.
March 22, 2011 Screening for Autism - EEG brain scans may someday allow doctors to identify – and treat – babies at risk for autism.
February 25, 2011 Podcast for 25 February 2011: Language & Behavior - The surprising way the brain processes Braille, bilingualism staves off dementia, and new research on stuttering. Also: why being lonely could change how your immune system works, and the relationship between popularity and bullying.
February 2, 2011 Birth Order & Achievement - Birth order has a limited effect on academic achievement.
January 28, 2011 Science Illiteracy Roundup - A new study reflects an alarming lack of science literacy among U.S. college students.
November 19, 2010 Social Smarts Roundup - Friendly conversations can boost performance on cognitive tasks.
May 28, 2010 Music Intelligence Roundup - Can listening to Mozart really make you smarter?
April 15, 2010 F is for Fail - Exposing students to the letter "F" before taking a test makes them more likely to fail it.
April 9, 2010 Podcast - The world's strongest insect, why showering could pollute, tests that fail the grade and sampling the early solar system.
March 8, 2010 Learning Evolution - An innovative exhibition helps children learn the concepts behind biological evolution.
March 4, 2010 Science Theater - Scientists and artists collaborate to bring science out of the lab and into the theater.
March 3, 2010 Teaching Math Anxiety - Female teachers may pass their own math anxiety to the girls they teach.
March 1, 2010 Physics of Superheroes - Superhero comic books offer surprising lessons in physics.
February 26, 2010 Podcast - COMMUNICATING SCIENCE: The physics of superheroes, teaching evolution to children, science in the theater, and math anxiety in girls.
January 27, 2010 Writing the Brain - Scientists have pinpointed the brain region responsible for efficient reading, writing and spelling.
October 2, 2009 Scary Kafka Roundup - Reading disturbing, surrealistic stories may make you smarter than reading stories with straightforward plots.
September 25, 2009 Podcast - Torture gets a failing grade from neuroscience, a new benthic rover explores the ocean floor, how surrealism makes you smarter, and putting full moon folklore to the test.
April 6, 2009 Sleep & Memory - Different stages of sleep may play separate, crucial roles in memory formation.