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The Secret to Raising Smart Kids

HINT: Don't tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on “process”—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life...

January 26, 2015 — Carol S. Dweck
Why Do People Sometimes Give Up Their Dogs?

We Surrender Our Dogs. Help Scientists Understand Why.

"We would love to tell you that every dog can flourish in every home, but the truth is that, no matter what you do, sometimes a dog and family are not a good fit." ~ Patricia McConnell and Karen London, Love Has No Age Limit: Welcoming an Adopted Dog into Your Home My first dog [...]..

January 21, 2015 — Julie Hecht

Accidental Genius

A blow to the head can sometimes unmask hidden artistic or intellectual gifts. Might we all have hidden capacities that could be unleashed without brain injury?

January 16, 2015 — Darold A. Treffert

Gestures and Eye Movements Will Control Cars

Carmakers are working on ways to let drivers interact with their cars using presumably safer hand gestures and eye movement in addition to voice controls and touch screens. Larry Greenemeier reports


January 16, 2015 — Larry Greenemeier
Ocean Giants: How Big Are They Really?

Ocean Giants (Actual Size)

Just how big is a giant squid? Not quite as big, perhaps, as you might think. This fabulous new graphic from the Deep Sea News crew and several other scientists represents *a lot* of research to find out the true largest sizes of 25 ocean creatures of giant repute...

January 13, 2015 — Jennifer Frazer
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