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Teachers’ gestures boost math learning

Students perform better when their instructors use hand gestures – a simple teaching tool that could yield benefits in higher-level math such as algebra. A study published in Child Development, […]


Even singles want a life outside the workplace

A memo to employers: Just because your workers live alone doesn’t mean they don’t have lives beyond the office. New research at Michigan State University suggests the growing number of […]


Captive hyenas outfox wild relatives

When it comes to solving puzzles, animals in captivity are, well, different animals than their wild brethren. Testing animals’ ability to solve new problems has been historically conducted on animals […]


Brief interruptions spawn errors

Short interruptions – such as the few seconds it takes to silence that buzzing smartphone – have a surprisingly large effect on one’s ability to accurately complete a task, according […]