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Who am I? Why am I here? Why children should be taught philosophy (beyond better test scores)

In a recent TED talk titled No Philosophy, No Humanity, author Roger Sutcliffe asked the audience whether a flagpole was a place. Around half the audience said yes, the other said no. He went on to describe the response a nine-year-old gave him to that question: to me a flagpole is not a place, but [...]

By |2019-10-04T09:55:38+10:00September 20th, 2019|Categories: Education, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

10 Unsolved Questions In Neuroscience

Interdiscplinarity forces us to think in new ways. Photograph: Helen Pynor/GV Art Due to its incredible complexity, the brain is an immensely challenging subject of study. The average human brain has about 90 billion neurons that make 100 trillion connections or synapses. Scientists believe this staggering number of neurons is responsible for the [...]

By |2016-02-22T11:59:08+11:00February 22nd, 2016|Categories: Science & Research|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Girl Mag Watch Dolly August 2013

Girl Mag Watch Opening Up About Self-Harm: Dolly August 2013 Melinda Tankard Reist As is often the case, I find the most helpful offering for girls in teen girl magazines can be found in the shared experiences of the girls themselves. A passion of mine is opening up safe spaces for girls to talk about [...]