Mike Davidson

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Infographic – Virtual Reality Surging Into the Classroom

Virtual Reality is being used in classrooms now more than ever. One quarter of the schools are already using VR, and this number is continuing to …

Virtual Reality

6 Things You Must Know About Money and Happiness

If you were offered a well-deserved raise at work or a no-strings-attached wad of money, would you take it? You’ve surely heard that money can’t buy …

10 Habits to Help You Save Money

Saving money doesn’t come naturally to some people.<p>I am one of those people.<p>But there are 10 habits that will help you save money — even if you’re a …

Personal Finance

The 10 best big cities in the US to buy a home instead of rent

In a lot of big cities, buying a home only makes financial sense if you're staying put for a while. In New York City, where the housing market is notoriously competitive, it may not be worth your money to buy a home unless you live there for 18 years.<p>That's according to a recent SmartAsset report, …

Real Estate

How far does $1 go in your state?

A dollar isn’t always a dollar, as a recent report makes clear. Sometimes it’s $1.15. Other times it’s less than 85 cents, and it all boils down to …

11 tricks you can use to score a cheap hotel room

From traveling off-season to booking a stay on certain days of the week, there are a number of ways to save money on accommodation.<p>Business Insider spoke to Cheryl Rosner, co-founder and CEO of the hotel booking website Stayful and former president of Hotels.com and Expedia Corporate Travel, for …

Hospitality

What millennials wish their aging parents would tell them

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Boomer-generation parents, listen: Your millennial kids are willing to offer assistance …

10 Easy Ways to Stop Eating So Much Sugar

“Eat less sugar” may be a short and sweet suggestion, but the USDA’s most recent dietary guidelines have gotten some pretty long-winded responses …

Nutrition

15 Secrets to Traveling Like a Local

Here's how to not to stick out like a sore tourist thumb.<p>There are as many different ways to travel as there are places to visit in the universe. And if you're the type who loves walking around a new city in a herd of people dressed in matching outfits and led around by a person holding a flag, …

The coziest restaurants and bars in NYC

Carving out a comfortable spot to unwind in the city that never sleeps is easy—if you know where to look. Tucked away inside New York's top-notch …

We've Detected Gravitational Waves, So What?

We now live in a universe that we know is humming with gravitational waves -- why is that important?

Gravitational Waves

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

Diomedes Kastanis Contributor<p>Diomedes Kastanis is VP of the Chief Innovation Office at Ericsson, supporting advancement of the company’s technology vision and innovation.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Productive mobility is poised to give business a virtual boost<p>As a driver of technical innovation …

Virtual Reality

13 of the best best science books of 2015

To help sort through 2015's books, the <i>Science News</i> staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine.<p>Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's Pick: Favorite books of 2015.

Books

How to exercise smarter

If you’re serious about your exercise plan, you need to smarten up.<p>Before you head to the gym, here are seven fascinating insights from science to help motivate you and get more from your exercise, plucked from the BBC Future archive:<p><b>1. Why exercise boosts IQ</b><p>Consider this: children who walk to …

Muscle

Classroom technology 'rarely used' by half of teachers

Thousands of pounds worth of classroom technology is going unused as teachers lack the training to integrate it into lessons, survey suggests<p>Nearly half of teachers rarely use the technology in their classrooms, with a lack of training holding many of those surveyed back, new research suggests.<p>Over …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

Discuss Current Events in the Classroom with Flipboard

Many teachers use current events to bring perspective to history lessons, examine government systems at work, demonstrate science in action, or understand cultural and social issues. With a Flipboard magazine, students and teachers can easily collect articles and videos and instantly have a …

Teaching

The 7 Greatest Challenges Facing Education Technology

By D. Frank SmithTight budgets and a lack of professional development are top challenges for education leaders.

Education Technology

The 69 Rules of Punctuation

Learning how to use punctuation properly is essential for communication. However, it is much easier said than done. The 69 Rules of Punctuation …

How to Pick Your First Programming Language

Udacity presents, How to Pick Your First Programming Language infographic. Your decision depends a lot on where and the job you are aiming for. Check …

Programming

22 Easy Ways to Eat Fruits and Veggies Every Day

You've been told since preschool that getting five daily servings of fruits and vegetables is essential for health. Now...forget you ever learned …

A Fun Way of Understanding E=mc2

Many people fail to realize just how much energy there is locked up in matter. The nucleus of any atom is an oven of intense radiation, and when you …

Big Idea of 2014: Our New Robot Economy — NOVA Next | PBS

It started with a trickle, but recently robots have begun flooding the workplace. From Amazon’s Kiva robots that zip goods around its warehouses to …

Robotics

Cute Emergency on Twitter: "Golden retriever bath bomb 😍🐶 http://t.co/1VEaRZgJDZ"

Add this Tweet to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Add this video to your website by copying the code below. Learn more<p>Hmm, there …

11 Ways to Stop Overeating After Your Workout

You must have sweated off hundreds of calories during that Spin class, so it’s totally okay to indulge in a bowl of ice cream when you get …

Japanese Researchers Build Bipedal Running Robot That Can Somersault

Researchers from the University of Tokyo, led by Professor Masatoshi Ishikawa, have developed a bipedal running robot called ACHIRES. ACHIRES stands …

Costa Concordia Shipwreck Refloated Off Italian Coast

The wreck of the <i>Costa Concordia</i>, the enormous cruise ship that crashed near the Italian coast in a disaster that killed 32 people in 2012, was …