During sleep, the brain weakens the connections among nerve cells, apparently conserving energy and, paradoxically, aiding memory
Physicists speak of the world as being made of particles and force fields, but it is not at all clear what particles and force fields actually are in the quantum realm. The world may instead consist of bundles of properties, such as color and shape...
Introduction to a special report on the ways technology is remaking every aspect of education—bringing top-notch courses to the world's poorest citizens and reshaping the way all students learn...
An inside look at a daring global experiment: using freely available online courses to bring top-tier instruction to the neediest parts of the planet
How thousands of online students can get the effect of one-on-one tutoring
Technology can humanize the classroom
Online courses may help alleviate faculty shortages and improve education
The future of on-campus learning lies in the right combination of digital and traditional tools
Schools and universities are embracing technology that tailors content to students' abilities and takes teachers out of the lecturing business. But is it an improvement?
Technology can inspire creativity or dehumanize learning
What the world's most addictive video game will teach us next
Greater broadband access will bring the latest digital tools to more teachers and students
One in five science students surveyed by Nature and Scientific American has participated in a MOOC—and most would do so again
Being active is good for us for many reasons beyond the old familiar ones
The smallest mistake in refloating the crippled Costa Concordia cruise ship will sink it, creating an environmental disaster
Scientists are exploring how organisms can evolve elaborate structures without Darwinian selection
For some of the world's tiniest and most abundant creatures, moving through water is a fantastically difficult feat
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