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Phrases That Politicians Use Addressing Young People in Russia

‘Traditional values’ ​​are the main theme of the government's rhetoric targeting the younger generation.

How Smartphones Help Study

Teachers should be more tolerant of the fact that children check their phones and tablets during classes. Moreover, these devices should be more actively used in the learning process.

Motor Cortex Influences Word Comprehension

Researchers from HSE, Northumbria University, and Aarhus University have experimentally confirmed the hypothesis, whereby comprehension of a word’s meaning involves not only the ‘classic’ language brain centres but also the cortical regions responsible for the control of body muscles, such as hand movements. The resulting brain representations are, therefore, distributed across a network of locations involving both areas specialised for language processing and those responsible for the control of the associated action. The results have been published in the journal Neuropsychologia.
February 15

Risk-prone Students More Likely to Drop Out

Students with high levels of risk acceptance are more likely to have problems with adapting to academic life and making it to graduation.

How Extracurricular Clubs and School Progress Correlate

Academic progress and the leisure time of schoolchildren are strongly linked. High-achieving schoolchildren usually go to clubs and studios after classes, while lower achievers spend their free time in the street, HSE researchers have discovered.
February 13

HSE Experts Investigate How Order Emerges From Chaos

Igor Kolokolov and Vladimir Lebedev, scientific experts from HSE’s Faculty of Physics and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics of Russian Academy of Sciences, have developed an analytical theory, which binds the structure of coherent vortices formed due to inverse cascades in 2-D turbulence with the statistical properties of hydrodynamic fluctuations. Uncovering this link can be useful in identifying the causes of the particular characteristics of such atmospheric phenomena as cyclones and anticyclones. Their research is presented in an article published in the ‘Journal of Fluid Mechanics’.
February 10

How to Engage Children in Literature

Attention to detail and deep involvement in a literary text can help children fall in love with Russian literature, according to educator Evgenya Abelyuk's new book.

One’s Ability to Make Money Develops Before Birth

Researchers from the Higher School of Economics have shown how the level of perinatal testosterone, the sex hormone, impacts a person’s earnings in life.
February 02

Who Finances Charities

Each year, charitable foundations in the US and in Europe spend around 54 billion dollars in each region to address social need. But where do foundations get their money to spend?

Just How Many Nicknames Does Donald Trump Have?

The new US President's name, appearance and behaviour have earned him more than three hundred nicknames.
January 30

Piggy Bank in Crisis, or How Russians Save

One in two Russian families have no savings and one in three have no outstanding loans.
January 30

How Exam Results Regulate Housing Prices

Real estate near good schools is valued higher.