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Melissa Wert

PRI's The World: Science - 52 views

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    includes a weekly science podcast and interactive online science discussions with expert hosts
Ann Steckel

BBC News - Is multi-tasking a myth? - 36 views

  • What that suggests, the researchers say, is that multi-task are more easily distracted by irrelevant information. The more we multi-task, the less we are able to focus properly on just one thing.
  • A raft of studies has found that, actually, multi-tasking is a good way to do several things badly.
  • We're not really multi-tasking. We're switching between tasks in an unfocused or clumsy way."
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  • Amazing, but as it turns out, quite logical. "The brain has very specialised modules for different tasks, like language processing and spatial recognition. It stands to reason that two similar tasks are much harder to do simultaneously, because they're using similar bits of tissue."
  • Driving and talking doesn't use the same bits of brain. Answering an e-mail while chatting on the phone does. In effect, we are creating information bottlenecks.
fishy65

BBC - Radio 4 - So You Want To Be A Scientist? - The Experiments - Homing Snails Experi... - 37 views

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    Take part in some real science. The question was asked by a young girl, "Do snails have a homing instinct" and it turns out no one really know. So BBC Radio 4 is asking people to help find out by getting involved and conducting the experiment. What a great opportunity for young science students.
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    Take part in some real science. The question was asked by a young girl, "Do snails have a homing instinct" and it turns out no one really know. So BBC Radio 4 is asking people to help find out by getting involved and conducting the experiment. What a great opportunity for young science students.
Dimitris Tzouris

BBC News - Schools must embrace mobile technology - 30 views

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    "BETT"
Martin Burrett

World News For Schools - 56 views

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    A podcast of world news from the BBC for children aged 7 - 14. Download daily Mon-Fri. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/PSHE,+RE,+Citizenship,+Geography+&+Environmental
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