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Lack of Education as Deadly as Smoking: Study Estimates Number of Deaths Attributed to Low Levels of Education

A new study by researchers at the University of Colorado, New York University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates the number of deaths that can be linked to differences in education, and finds that variation in the risk of death across education levels has widened considerably. The findings, published July 8 [...]

Breast-Fed Babies Grow Up Smarter and Richer

Babies who were breast-fed for at least 12 months have higher IQs and could earn an extra £200,000 in their lifetime compared with bottle-fed youngsters, scientists have suggested. Researchers followed 3,500 infants for 30 years, recording how long they spent in education, their employment and earnings and their level of intelligence. They found that breastfeeding [...]

Is the internet making us stupid?

Reading online could be making us dumber, a University of Victoria study has found. The study of offline and online reading behaviour found spending hours glued to a computer screen had a negative impact on cognition, concentration, comprehension, absorption and recall rates. People were reading more text than ever, but retaining less of it. -  APNZ [...]

Dolly September 2013

The Impossible Goal of Pursuing Perfection: Dolly September 2013 Melinda Tankard Reist   ‘The ultimate guide to being yourself’ is about self-acceptance. It offers girls three lessons in how to be themselves: Fall in love with you; Quit Faking It and Get inspired, not obsessed. The first encourages girls to recognise and love themselves for [...]

US to Research Growth Mindsets in Education

Earlier this year in the US, the White House issued a statement on their website saying that enhancing methods for measuring students’ mindsets should be a key focus in future educational research.   This signals a shift away from the traditional approach of purely assessing students based on their grades, or improvements in grades.   [...]

Researchers discover a biological marker of dyslexia

Though learning to read proceeds smoothly for most children, as many as one in 10 is estimated to suffer from dyslexia, a constellation of impairments unrelated to intelligence, hearing or vision that make learning to read a struggle. Now, Northwestern University researchers report they have found a biological mechanism that appears to play an important [...]

By |2013-03-03T17:14:06+11:00March 3rd, 2013|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Noted authority says women now have higher IQ than men

Psychologist James Flynn, who resides in New Zealand and is considered one of the foremost experts on intelligence testing, has aroused people’s attention around the world by proclaiming that women are now smarter than men, at least according to a standardized IQ test. via Noted authority says women now have higher IQ than men.

By |2012-08-31T15:28:30+10:00August 31st, 2012|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Clothes can make you smarter

People who wore white lab coats made half as many mistakes on attention-related tasks as those wearing their regular clothes, according to a study published this year by Hajo Adam, a visiting assistant professor at Northwestern University, along with colleague Adam Galinsky.  It isn't clear if the effect wears off over time, or if knowing [...]

By |2012-08-31T16:01:50+10:00August 28th, 2012|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , |2 Comments
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