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The Beauty of Mathematics: It Can Never Lie to You

A few years back, a prospective doctoral student sought out Sylvia Serfaty with some existential questions about the apparent uselessness of pure …

Obama’s Hidden Legacy

Behind the headlines, he rebuilt American policies in ways the Trump team will have hard time undoing—and may not even want to.<p>Amid President-elect Donald Trump’s wildly contentious transition, the notably civil hearing over Elaine Chao’s nomination to be his transportation secretary did not get …

Obama Administration

8 Literary Travel Destinations You'll Want to Visit

When it comes to the world's greatest escapes, traveling and reading are right up there. And because they go together so well, we merged the two to …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

National Parks

Men without Pants: Masculinity and the Enslaved

Although nearly fifty-seven years have passed since Stanley Elkins’ provocative thesis on the effects of slavery rocked the historical community, …

25 Purchases You'll Never Regret

Over the years, I have made many a purchase. Some were big-ticket; some were under $15. Of course, there were occasions when buyer's remorse soon …

Frugal Living

Soma, Spice and Substance D: A History of Drugs in Science Fiction

Ever since humans have been telling stories, we've been telling stories about drugs.<p>As long as we've been telling stories, we've been telling stories about drugs. At 4,000 years old, the <i>Epic of Gilgamesh</i> is generally considered the oldest known work of literature. And ultimately, it's about drugs: …

Science Fiction

16 GIFs That Will Actually Help You In Maths Class

The one time it's actually productive to be reading BuzzFeed in school.

These Surprising Carbs Will Accelerate Your Weight-Loss

<b>Myth:</b> If you’re trying to lose weight, you have to deprive yourself of the foods you love and feel hungry all the time.<p><b>Fact:</b> You can lose weight AND …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

<b>1. The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan (1678)</b><p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.<p><b>2. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (1719)</b><p>By the end of the 19th century, no book in English literary history had …

Literature

When Parents Are the Ones Getting Schooled by the Common Core

Grownups are hitting the books and taking classes just so they can help their kids with their math homework.<p>“It feels like a dark time,” wrote the comedian Louis C.K. in a tweet last April. “I’m pissed,” he wrote in another, a few minutes later. C.K. was, indeed, very, very angry. And this time, it …

Education

This is how the clowns took over: The sad history leading to the spectacle of a Fox News debate starring front-runner Donald Trump

The road to Fox and Trump was paved by decades of right-wing loathing of the media, facts and reality<p>Fox News will air the first Republican presidential debates this week, choosing 10 out of 17 current candidates according to unspecified polls and permitting each candidate just one minute to answer …

Political Science

The Children of Strangers

Sue and Hector Badeau adopted twenty children who needed a home—but there were always more.<p>When Sue Hoag was twelve, she read a book, “The Family Nobody Wanted,” about a couple in the nineteen-forties who adopted a multiracial posse of twelve children, despite having very little room or money. Sue …

Empathy

Too much TV could raise the risk of Alzheimer’s, study suggests

It turns out that too much TV might damage your brain and also raise the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease — and that the effects could show up much sooner than previously believed, a new study suggests.<p>Researchers at the Northern California Institute for Research and Education in San …

Dementia

A New Collection of Educational Web Tools for Teachers

<b>1- Quiver:</b><p>Formerly colAR Mix, this augmented reality app takes pictures that students colored and gives them life.<p>Play or create your own online …

Education Technology