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Islands propose ban on western junk food

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In an attempt to improve the health of its citizens, a group of islands in the South Pacific have pledged to restrict imported junk food in favour of organic, homegrown produce
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This is your brain on communication

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Neuroscientist Uri Hasson researches the basis of human communication, and experiments from his lab reveal that even across different languages, our brains show similar activity, or become "aligned," when we hear the same idea or story. This...
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Urging students to teach themselves

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The Hole in the Wall experiment, carried out in the slums of India by education professor Sugata Mitra in 1999, suggested that children, without direction, will seek out new knowledge. More than 15 years on, primary school teacher Sarah Leonard...
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Plastic whale unveiled in London outlines ocean plastic p...

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A ten-metre whale made entirely of plastic has been unveiled near Tower Bridge to raise awareness about ocean pollution. The huge marine mammal has been covered with the same amount of plastic that pollutes the ocean every second. Explorer Sir...
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Re-evaluate your identity

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I totally identify with this re-evaluation of who I would like to emulate and with whom I identify. Of course, I admire Elon Musk and Richard Branson et al., but I have been re-thinking my entire approach here. To be honest, I do not want to...

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New school rules? Swotting up on ‘positive education’

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With both youth depression and youth unemployment on the rise, calls are growing for a different kind of learning. Could ‘positive education’ enhance not just wellbeing, but academic performance too?
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Reading between the waves: mindfulness and surfing

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Could riding the waves be the ultimate meditation? Professional surfer and author Sam Bleakley suggests what the oceans can teach us about our place in the natural world
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Yuan Pu | International Exhibition of Calligraphy

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Calligrapher, Associate Professor, Beijing Institute of Graphic Communications; Chief Editor, "Print China" publishing house
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Watch the secret to a squid’s crystal clear underwater vi...

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Study unveils molecular dynamics behind the feat
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Changing education paradigms

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In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.