Jill Webber

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Neutrinos may not be faster than light, but they can shapeshift

About four years ago, CERN made a claim that sent shockwaves through the scientific community. During the course of an experiment, CERN scientists apparently discovered that neutrinos -- tiny subatomic particles that travel near light speed -- could possibly accelerate <i>faster</i> <i>than light</i>. That, …

Avengers director Joss Whedon quits Twitter shortly after record-breaking Age of Ultron premiere

<i>Avengers</i> director, <i>Buffy</i> creator, and noted user of social media Joss Whedon has deleted his Twitter account shortly after the premiere of his latest movie, <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>. Whedon, who used the service heavily and had 1.14 million followers, tweeted a thank-you message to "all the people …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

How One Teacher Changed for the Good of Her Students

I don’t blame the students. The system of school has taught them to feel this way. How dare I say this? Because I was that system. I think about math …

Researchers Present New Findings About Human Brain Plasticity

<b>The brain’s plasticity and its adaptability to new situations do not function the way researchers previously thought, according to a new study</b> …

Neuroscience

The Truth About How Your Brain Gets Smarter

“What’s your greatest fear?” I asked Bill Gates one night, over Tom Yum Gai.<p>“Easy—not getting smarter.”<p>Bill then laid out his plan to ensure he’d always be surrounded by super smart people.<p>Maybe he didn’t know about myelin.<p><b>The Smarter Secret</b><p>Let’s assume “smarter” means making better choices, …

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• Skilled learners go into a listening session with a sense of what they want to get out of it. They set a goal for their listening, and they …

Premium Mathematica software free on budget Raspberry Pi

Not since Steve Jobs' Next computers did Wolfram Research offer Mathematica, its premium mathematics, processing, and analysis software, for free.<p>The Next was an expensive, higher-end workstation. This time around, Wolfram is giving away Mathematica for computers at the opposite end of the …

How to set up WiFi on a Raspberry Pi

Although the Raspberry Pi Model B comes with built-in 100Mbps wired Ethernet, it can also use WiFi via a USB dongle. The Model A doesn’t come with …

How to Clone Your Raspberry Pi SD Card for Super Easy Reinstallations

If you've ever turned a Raspberry Pi into a media center or retro gaming station, you know how frustrating it can be when it crashes and corrupts …

Build your first game using Scratch on the Raspberry Pi

You can use a wide range of programming languages with the Raspberry Pi, but here we're going to use Scratch. It's a great beginner's language, as it …

Ten things your student with autism wishes you knew

These ideas make sense for other kids, too<p><i>Contact the author for permission to reproduce in any way, including posting on the internet</i><p>When my article …

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

Stories like this are about to become more important to educators. As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented …

Six Things I Learned from Teaching That I Still Use in Everyday Life

Teaching is one of the most challenging, underrated, and yet often deeply rewarding professions you could go into. There's a lot you can learn from …

Associated Press News

5 Common Mistakes That Kill Your Motivation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Motivation is the driving force behind our actions. More motivation to do the right things is therefore one of the most common desires people have. …

Baked Fish With Port Wine Sauce (Peixe Oporto). Quick and easy main courses recipes from over the world.

How To Cook:<p><b>1</b>. Prepare the fish and season with salt and paprika.<p><b>2</b>. Bake it with the butter in a covered fireproof dish in a moderate oven (350°F) …

Recipes

A Huge New Crater Is Found In Siberia, And The Theories Fly

The area of Russia is said to be called, ominously enough, the end of the world. And that's where researchers are headed this week, to investigate a large crater whose appearance reportedly caught scientists by surprise. The crater is estimated at 262 feet wide and is in the northern Siberian area …

Students Matter: 3 Steps for Effective Differentiated Instruction

Evaluation, Buy-In, and Strategic Diversity<p>Know Your Students' Strengths<p>Effective differentiation starts with knowing the students' academic …

Pedagogy

What Does the Hippocampus Do?

An attractive way to think of the brain is as an atlas of the mind. Continents of brain cells are given monikers such as “emotion” and “perception.” …

Relativity Isn't Relative

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

Physics

‘Particle Fever’, A Documentary That Follows Six Scientists During the Launch of the Large Hadron Collider

<i>Particle Fever</i> is a documentary film directed by physicist/filmmaker Mark Levinson and written by both Levinson and David Kaplan that follows six …

Watch This Magnet Fall Slowly Through Air

It's witchcraft science.<p>This video from 2012 is making the rounds right now--with good reason. Drop whatever you're doing, leave your desk, quit your job, and find a magnet and copper tube, because, wow. Look at this! It's a _Matrix _time-freeze in your hands.<p>The video is showing a demonstration of …

Magnetism

5 iPad Apps for the Productive 21st Century Student

When I was at school, I struggled badly with random, un-filed bits of paper, leaky ink cartridges in my Parker Pen and terrible hand writing (as well as chronic laziness and an addiction to Cricket). I’m sure this approach to my organisation affected my school work. If I would have grown up in the …

Am I 1% Nacho?

Why you can't travel at the speed of light

A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity<p>Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began the physicist's reputation for tearing apart the classical worldview that had come before. Special …

Even the most boring collisions at the Large Hadron Collider tell us something - this time about cosmic rays

By the time it finished its first run, at the end of 2012, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN was providing about 500 million proton-proton collisions per second to each of the two largest particle detectors, ATLAS and CMS. When it resumes operation in 2015, it will produce collisions at even higher …