As schools embrace new ways to engage, an old question returns: Why aren't they comfortable raising their hands in the first place?
Half a century later, the simple (and ubiquitous) wooden structure can still carry up to 1,500 pounds of weight. The pallet's look and function has never been modified.
It's an old belief validated again in recent studies. But sometimes, directors of laboratories inadvertently stifle innovation.
John Hopkins drops its high-tech new faucets after realizing they permit even more contamination than the old-fashioned kind
Economic laws keep most industries running smoothly. But medicine can be different—and right now it's out of control.
Don't dismiss calligraphy as silly Luddism. Handwriting has been surprisingly relevant technologically. The skill offers countless benefits, from better fonts to better thinking.
Institutional safeguards, whether financial or nuclear power regulation, need to evolve and change hands every two or three decades
Decades after the genius' death, the question of who controls his publicity rights continues. Even his prodigious imagination could not predict the media world of the early 21st century.
Recent research suggests that there's a good reason why Franklin, Jefferson, Adams, and Madison were so healthy. Conscientiousness is tied to longer life.
The birthers' urban legends might arise less from fears of race, Islam, or immigration and more from Obama's brand of coolness as a threatening alien value
Why those who link suicide and mortality rates to unemployment statistics and recessions are oversimplifying
A down-to-earth application of Eric von Hippel's concept, in which (urgently needed) single-person, pothole-filling trucks may soon take to a street near you
How military carnage advances civilian medicine, even if it's no consolation to devastated families
Greater access to firearms may mean people are at greater risk of killing themselves
The country wants to prevent TV shows from featuring time travel and "monstrous and weird plots"
Missouri's immigrants brought their state to join the North during America's Civil War
Cantor Gaming's mobile devices allow gamblers in affiliated casinos to wager not just before but during games, making possible a series of bets on individual plays
One of the 19th century's most striking technological breaks with religious tradition was the non-rise of square, machine-made Passover matzo in Europe
The architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright proves impressively sturdy amid the seismic activity of an earlier Japanese disaster