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Second-Language Curriculum Models and Program Design: Recent Trends in North America on JSTOR
The advent of "communicative" second-language teaching has implications not only for classroom methodology but also for curriculum development. In Nor...
Benefits of Language Learning
We believe that all students should learn or maintain at least one world language in addition to English. Therefore, language learning should be a central part of any curriculum. In the 21st Century knowing a second language is not only beneficial, but necessary for success in life.
ADHD medication for kids: Is it safe? Does it help?
When prescribed by an experienced clinician, methylphenidate can help many kids with ADHD.
Pros and Cons of ADHD Medication
Learn more about ADHD drugs from the medical experts at Consumer Reports Health.
Should you give your kid ADHD drugs?
For parents, it can be a difficult decision to put a child on medication. Here are some tips.
6 Most Dangerous Megalodon Enemies Ever Existed
Megalodon was the biggest shark of the ocean 23 million years ago. It could grow up to 60 ft, and its jaw bite was stronger than a T. Rex’s. So you might thi...
Facebook’s attempts to fight fake news seem to be working. (Twitter’s? Not so much.)
Plus: How YouTubers spread far-right beliefs (don't just blame algorithms), and another cry for less both-sides journalism.
Daniel Libeskind tells the NYT what he would do on the Moon if brought along on SpaceX
Last week saw the announcement by Elon Musk that Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa would be the first private passenger aboard the Tesla CEO's Big Falcon Rocket. Alongside, it was also suggested that Maezawa would invite a group of artists to come along on his trip to the moon, expected to...
Facebook Hacked: Up to 50 Million Users Affected
An attack on Facebook's network led to a breach affecting nearly 50 million of the social network's users, with 40 million more possibly vulnerable.
15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter
Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or want a brain-boost while you clean up, these science podcasts will teach you new, fascinating things.
The Pyramid Principle – Lessons from McKinsey – Medium
At McKinsey, one of the lessons I learned was the importance of structured thinking and communication. We often had to crisply present a recommendation to busy executives. Many times, we only had a…
Practical Frameworks for Beating Burnout
After leading a massive division at LinkedIn, and now running three groups at a startup, Roli Saxena knows about burnout. Here's how she fights it with logic.
How Sheryl Sandberg keeps one-on-ones personal and efficient
Personalized meetings aren't easy whether you're overseeing just a handful of people or thousands of them.
Sperm Whales Sleep Very Strangely
You spend most of your day vertical, and only go horizontal when you want to rest. Sperm whales are the opposite: they spend most of their day horizontal, ...
Could Megalodon Shark Still Be Alive?
Giant shark Megalodon is the largest shark ever to have lived, weighing 50 tonnes and measuring 18 feet long
Ricetta Torta di carote senza glutine
Una torta semplice, gustosa e veloce da cucinare. La ricetta della torta di carote e mandorle del Cucchiaio d'Argento non contiene né farina né burro
Tool for journalists: Mix, an online portfolio for sharing and curating your favourite articles
The free platform is designed to help you get your work seen, while you browse and discover other articles on the web
Core Practices for Effective Language Learning | ACTFL
PRESENTER Dr. Eileen Glisan, Distinguished Professor of Spanish and Foreign Language Education at Indiana University of...
Why Is Jupiter's Great Red Spot Shrinking?
The mystery behind the solar system’s most famous storm
What's The Largest Planet In The Universe?
A great debate is raging among scientists for just how large a planet can truly be... and still be a planet.
What is the Biggest Star in the Universe?
If our Universe could be likened to a playground, our Sun would be one of the little kids playing in it. And the big kids, it turns out, are really big!
The Unbearable Sensation of Being: Living With Sensory Processing Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder, or SPD, causes some children to find everyday stimuli excruciating. Scientists are finally shedding light on what causes the disorder and what can be done about it.
Throughout history there are instances where fine young men and women who survived infancy were destined to be king but died before they ascended the throne. As historians, it’s always an intriguin…
Why It's Important To Encourage Predators Into Your Garden | Growing Guides
In todays world there is too much emphasis on quick results obtained by any means with no thought to the damage caused to nature.
Why the Curiosity Rover Stopped Singing 'Happy Birthday' to Itself
The answer, a NASA engineer warned, “will sound rather cold and unfeeling.”
It’s Easier to Leave the Solar System Than to Reach the Sun
The center of the solar system is a tricky destination, but NASA is going.
Who Says Cappuccinos Are for Mornings Only? The Italians.
Assessing the capp as a drink of refine luxury, or an everyman’s beverage ordered at the gas station or corner bodega.
Are Aliens Plentiful, But We’re Just Missing Them? – Starts With A Bang! – Medium
Are we looking for life in all the wrong ways, like SETI with smoke signals?
MEDIA Protocol And The Future Of Blockchain — Part 6
The team here at MEDIA Protocol are deeply committed to creating a more direct, transparent and secure ecosystem for content creators…
Who Should Pay for the Mistakes on NASA’s Next Big Telescope?
The space agency has always coughed up the extra cash, but some politicians wonder if the contractor responsible for major errors should pitch in.
The Origins & Future of Consciousness – subversive tech – Medium
I regard consciousness as fundamental. I regard matter as derivative from consciousness. We cannot get behind consciousness. Everything…
Scientists Find a 245-Million-Year-Old Horseshoe Crab Fossil That Resembles Darth Vader
They named it Vaderlimulus tricki.
The Hilarious (and Terrifying) Ways Algorithms Have Outsmarted Their Creators
Evolutionary algorithms can turn up ingenious, unexpected solutions. They also love to cheat.
Female Mice are Immune to Cognitive Damage from Space Radiation
Most studies of galactic cosmic radiation have used male mice, but new research suggests that female mice may have innate protection against this deep space hazard.
Machine learning reveals crazy advertising ideas that actually work
So many advertising and creative decisions are based on guesses and preconceived ideas. AI can discover new approaches humans would miss.
An executive’s guide to machine learning
This article was written by Dorian Pyle and Cristina San Jose on McKinsey&Company. Dorian Pyle is a data expert in McKinsey’s Miami office, and Cristin…
These 'Indestructible' Animals Would Survive a Planet-Wide Apocalypse
Even the most catastrophic astrophysical events couldn’t wipe out the hardy tardigrade, researchers report.
Scientists Have Uncovered a Frightening Climate Change Precedent
During the rise of mammals, Earth's temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon.
Seven Alien 'Earths' Found Orbiting Nearby Star
The Earth-size worlds orbit a star just 39 light-years away, and most may have the right conditions to host liquid water on their surfaces.
Why I ‘Believe’ in Climate Change — and Why it Doesn’t Matter
In total, 536 humans have been in space. Ever. They’re the only ones who have seen our spheroid planet from above. And yet most of the seven billion of us alive today would agree that the earth is…
We Could Be Weeks Away From The Very First Image Of A Supermassive Black Hole
In April last year, an international collaboration attempted to do something humans have never done before: take an image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. The final shipment of data was received by the collaboration last month and they have now begun analyzing it in full, meaning we may soon have the first ever image of a black hole.
How to Start a Start-Up: A Free Course from Y Combinator Taught at Stanford
If you have any entrepreneurial aspirations, you've likely heard of Y Combinator (YC), an accelerator based in Silicon Valley that's been called 'the world's most powerful start-up incubator' (Fast Company) or 'a spawning ground for emerging tech giants' (Fortune).
Information environmentalism research: Fake accounts and mis/disinformation on Pinterest
Pinterest has a mis/disinformation problem. To be fair, this does not make Pinterest any different from other popular social media sites, like Facebook and Twitter. But Pinterest has largely escape…
Smallest Black Hole Found
Astronomers find the lightest black hole yet weighed.
30 Amazing Machine Learning Projects for the Past Year (v.2018)
For the past year, we’ve compared nearly 8,800 open source Machine Learning projects to pick Top 30 (0.3% chance).
Parents of Generation Alpha Say They Trust AI to Keep Their Children Healthy
IEEE survey shows they’re comfortable with health trackers and surgery robots, particularly in Asia
Loneliness in Time: Physicist Freeman Dyson on Immigration and How Severing Our Connection to the Past Shallows Our Present and Hollows Our History
An antidote to today’s perilous self-expatriation from history.
Top 15 Scala Libraries for Data Science in 2018
In our previous articles, we have discussed the top Python libraries for data science. This time we will focus on Scala, which has recently become another prom…