Slime mold, a unicellular organism at the bottom of the food chain, can learn, a finding that has important implications for understanding the evolution of learning, as well as how many creatures can be 'smart' and successful without a brain.
The ways that the brain uses its resources to complete tasks changes with the seasons.
Ahaan Rungta obtained his elementary and high school education exclusively through online courses from MIT. Now he's been accepted into the class of 2019.
Are you a visual learner? How about auditory? Do you like to read all of the instructions or just dive in, hands-on? It turns out there are more than 70 different styles of learning.
Germany has made sex education part of the school curriculum. Many parents support the plan, but others worry teaching children about sex at such a young age will have harmful effects.
Learning new things can be tough, even for the sharpest knives in any drawer. It might be that thinking too much about what you're trying to learn gets in the way of actually learning it.
Speed readers look pretty cool -- zipping along at warp speed, turning pages and swiping screens before most of us have even read a couple of paragraphs. Are these speed demons in need of a traffic stop and a ticket for poor comprehension?
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