How American Teachers Are Miseducating Kids About Climate Change

A lot of U.S. secondary school teachers are skeptical of climate change—or wary of teaching it. The good news: Many of them are still persuadable.

Banning apps won’t protect kids from predators. They’re in danger offline, too.

Let’s do a better job teaching children about age-appropriate relationships and helping them practice refusal skills.

The Math Revolution

“For students who have an appetite to learn math at a high level,” says Paul Zeitz, a mathematics professor at the University of San Francisco, “something very big is happening. It’s very dramatic and it’s happening very fast.”

3 Timeless Rules for Making Tough Decisions

There are three methods to handle situations of all kinds more efficiently.

The Science Behind Daydreaming and How You Can Retrain Your Brain to Focus

Our brains aren’t designed for the type of work we do, which is why we’re always distracted. But two rules can help you retrain your brain.

Racism in the Kindergarten Classroom

New research finds faces of five-year-old black boys put whites in a more threat-conscious state of mind.

Digital Companies Need More Liberal Arts Majors

Liberal arts skills will be even more in demand in leaders of the future.

In Defense of Flat Earthers

B.o.B’s #FlatEarth tweets illuminate the best qualities of outsider physics: its skepticism and its curiosity. These same values lie at the heart of mainstream science, too. They are what make science special. They are what make science science.

Where Virtual Reality Takes Us

In V.R., we instinctively feel a surge of empathy for those whose experiences we are immersed in. The suffering of people in war zones becomes our suffering, just as the killing of animals in the wild and in factory farms becomes a source of our pain as well.

The Cost of Balancing Academia and Racism

College campuses haven’t shielded students of color from the effects of societal racism—and at times they have exacerbated it.