How hiking makes you smarter

Take some time for a walk in the park. The research supports the value of certain kinds of fun time. A recent study was conducted at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Earlier, related research found that people who live near forested Continue reading How hiking makes you smarter

How to Master Any Subject

This science learning tip will definitely help you at the college level and beyond. Use this tip in high school and you’ll be able to learn at a level far above the established curriculum. A physics teacher told me about Continue reading How to Master Any Subject

Zombies, brains, and cutting back on homework

What can you learn from a fictional soap opera about a zombie apocalypse? A lot, apparently. The University of California, Irvine, is offering a course on the subject: “Society, Science, Survival: Lessons from AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead'” One of the Continue reading Zombies, brains, and cutting back on homework

Learning science through sound engineering and acoustics

A recent article in Discover Magazine mentions the evidence that early human civilizations had a lot of skill in the art of sound engineering. For example, at Chavin de Huantar in Peru, there exists a set of temples. Thousands of years Continue reading Learning science through sound engineering and acoustics