Kids of the 1% are 10 times more likely to become inventors

A new study warns of millions of "lost Einsteins".

([Jelleke Vanooteghem])
  • A new study reveals the economic class from which most U.S. inventors come.
  • Wealth, race, and gender are all factors in innovation.
  • Exposure to innovators and inventions in childhood can bridge the gap.
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Scientists claim the Bible is written in code that predicts future events

The controversy around the Torah codes gets a new life.

Michael Drosnin
  • Mathematicians claim to see a predictive pattern in the ancient Torah texts.
  • The code is revealed by a method found with special computer software.
  • Some events described by reading the code took place after the code was written.
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Authai is an Asian elephant. She can count like us.

She's not held back by other animals' numeracy limitations.

(Japan Ethological Society and Springer Japan KK, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Asian elephants and African elephants diverged, evolutionarily, more than 7.6 million years ago.
  • In a recent study, an Asian elephants named Authia, was found to count numbers.
  • Authia seems to not be held back by other animals' numeracy limitations.
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Think you’re bad at math? There’s a reason for that.

People often say, "I'm just not a math person," but the truth is that no one's brain is hardwired for math.

  • "I'm just not a math person." This trite statement suggests some people don't have an innate ability to succeed at math.
  • But math ability is not genetically determined and this myth only strengthens America's growing math anxiety.
  • How do people get so good at math? In a word, practice.
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A home library can have a powerful effect on children

A new study finds that simply growing up in a home with enough books increases adult literacy and math prowess.

([John Jones])
  • A child growing up in a home with at least 80 books will have greater literacy and numeracy in adulthood.
  • A home library can promote reading and math skills more than college alone can.
  • Growing up in a pro-learning home leads to a lifetime of knowledge-seeking.
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