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The Value of Failure in Science: The Story of Grandmother Cells in Neuroscience

The annals of science are filled with successes. Only in footnotes do we hear about the failures, the cul-de-sacs, and the forgotten ideas. Failure is how research advances. Yet it hardly features in theoretical perspectives on science. That is a … Continue reading

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Science Teaching as a Dialogue – Bakhtin, Vygotsky and some Applications in the Classroom

The theory of dialogism, developed by the Russian linguist Mikhail Bakhtin (1895–1975) with regard to literature and everyday communication, can be used to improve the teaching of science. Some of Bakhtin’s conceptual instruments are helpful in analysing the teaching process, and it … Continue reading

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The Unity of Science

The topic of unity in the sciences can be explored through the following questions: Is there one privileged, most basic or fundamental concept or kind of thing, and if not, how are the different concepts or kinds of things in … Continue reading

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Trust in Science Essential in Battle Against COVID-19

The trust people have in the medical advice and health information they receive — and who they trust to provide them — is always critical but is particularly important now as the world is scrambling to combat the spread of … Continue reading

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Science: How the Arts can help students who struggle most

Incorporating the arts—rapping, dancing, drawing—into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning, finds a new study by Johns Hopkins University. The findings were published on … Continue reading

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Breakthrough scientific discoveries no longer dominated by the very young

Scientists under the age of 40 used to make the majority of significant breakthroughs in chemistry, physics and medicine – but that is no longer the case, new research suggests. A study of Nobel Laureates from 1901 to 2008 in these … Continue reading

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Scientific Progress

Science is often distinguished from other domains of human culture by its progressive nature: in contrast to art, religion, philosophy, morality, and politics, there exist clear standards or normative criteria for identifying improvements and advances in science. For example, the … Continue reading

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Science Anxiety

Psychologists who conduct the experiment describe these respective behavioral patterns as a secure and anxious-ambivalent attachment. The latter is the product of inconsistent parenting, neglect mixed with intrusive attention. The child’s inability to depend reliably on its parent prevents the … Continue reading

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Articles showcasing accessible science for kids

At the Editorial Office of Frontiers for Young Minds, we support scientists in making their research accessible for a younger audience. As a community, we thereby help to create a library of freely accessible scientific articles that are simplified, yet … Continue reading

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Science for Kids curious Minds

We seek to connect curious minds to the experts and information that will motivate them to ask informed and critical questions about real science throughout their lives. By working directly with scientists, we ensure that our content is of the … Continue reading

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