Bringing Maths Into Bedtime Stories Can Help Children Learn And Make The Subject Less Scary For Parents Too

http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/%5Bnid%5D/4hf94swm-1446598075.jpg?itok=NzBbOrNX
http://www.scienceofwonder.org/bringing-maths-into-bedtime-stories-can-help-children-learn-and-make-the-subject-less-scary-for-parents-too/

As parents, we know how important it is to read to our children. Many families include this as a regular part of the bedtime routine.

While we feel confident this is contributing to our childs literacy development, new research shows that this nightly routine could also be used to help improve maths skills.

How Reading Can Help Your Child Learn Maths

The study by <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6257/ Continue reading Bringing Maths Into Bedtime Stories Can Help Children Learn And Make The Subject Less Scary For Parents Too

New Device Helps Facilitate Communication Between Humans and Dogs

http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/%5Bnid%5D/talk%20to%20dogs.jpg?itok=GBQblDQi
http://www.scienceofwonder.org/new-device-helps-facilitate-communication-between-humans-and-dogs/

Charles Muntz, the villain of the Pixar movie Up, owns a pack of dogs who wear special collars that allow the dogs to speak English with humans. Though your dog isn’t likely to learn that trick anytime soon, a group of researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a device that help bridge the communication gap between dogs and humans. David Rober Continue reading New Device Helps Facilitate Communication Between Humans and Dogs

Trees Operate A Below-Ground Carbon Trading Network

http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/2016-04/shutterstock_34244413.jpg?itok=ZpgpQixV
http://www.scienceofwonder.org/trees-operate-a-below-ground-carbon-trading-network/

Trees in temperate forests share carbon through their root systems, with up to 40 percent of the element in finer roots coming from their neighbors, a new study published in Sciencerevealed. The finding may lead to better ways to protect forests or bolster the storage of soil carbon.

Living in a forest can force trees to fight for nutrients and sunlight with often larger neighbors. However, University of Basel’s <a href="https://botanik.unibas.ch/en/staff/profile/person/klein Continue reading Trees Operate A Below-Ground Carbon Trading Network

Scientists Map Four Billion Years Of Ribosomal Evolution

http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/%5Bnid%5D/ribosome.png?itok=ZMUogM6j
http://www.scienceofwonder.org/scientists-map-four-billion-years-of-ribosomal-evolution/

Funded by NASAs Astrobiology Institute, a team of researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology has retraced the development of the ribosome back almost four billion years, unlocking the chronology of its evolution from its primordial form to its present structure. The ribosome provides a site for protein synthesis in all living cells, and is therefore crucial for the existence of life. By unravelling the secrets of its formation, the new research has shed light on the pre-conditions for life, provi Continue reading Scientists Map Four Billion Years Of Ribosomal Evolution

These Four Things Could Cut U.S. Cancer Deaths In Half

http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/2016-05/shutterstock_286024589.jpg?itok=jr-oGMsT
http://www.scienceofwonder.org/these-four-things-could-cut-u-s-cancer-deaths-in-half/

Cancer is complicated. There are over 200 known types, and some variants are more treatable than others. Although medical science has been making leaps and bounds in chemotherapy treatment, and there are huge associated <a href="h Continue reading These Four Things Could Cut U.S. Cancer Deaths In Half

Public Support For Strong Climate Change Action Is In Decline

http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/%5Bnid%5D/shutterstock_69494287.jpg?itok=HKVpr_G3
http://www.scienceofwonder.org/public-support-for-strong-climate-change-action-is-in-decline/

The United Nations Climate Change Conference is about to begin in Paris, and political leaders from across the world will gather in an attempt to reach a binding, effective agreement aimed at mitigating dangerous climate change. Unfortunately, a poll conducted by <a href="http://www.globescan.com/news-and-analysis/press-releases/press-releases-2015/101-press-releases-2015/367- Continue reading Public Support For Strong Climate Change Action Is In Decline

This Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Will Completely Mess With Your Sense Of Perspective

http://www.iflscience.com/sites/www.iflscience.com/files/styles/ifls_large/public/blog/%5Bnid%5D/3d.PNG?itok=yqN0WwvK
http://www.scienceofwonder.org/this-mind-bending-optical-illusion-will-completely-mess-with-your-sense-of-perspective/

This video from the YouTube channel Brusspup shows a mind-melting optical illusion that will get you thinking about the limits of your perception.

The effect is called an anamorphic illusion. It uses a distorted perspective or projective to reconstitute the perception of an image. Its a technique often used in works of art to challenge the Continue reading This Mind-Bending Optical Illusion Will Completely Mess With Your Sense Of Perspective