Christina Zaccagnino

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Pluto's deepest mysteries may be revealed on July 14

Pluto, get ready for your closeup.<p>NASA's New Horizons probe — the first-ever spacecraft designed to study Pluto and its many moons — is about to fly …

Solar System

A Call to Conversion

Help us expand our reach! Please share this article on social media<p>The power of the Christian announcement is something capable of renewing man and …

Six crew members in Nasa-sponsored study venture outside dome on dormant Hawaii volcano after eight months of close-quarters living<p>Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation.<p>The crew …

Peaches

Philae, Europe's comet lander, wakes up after seven months

Jubilation at European Space Agency as signal picked up after comet lander goes into sleep when solar-powered battery ran flat in November<p>A comet probe which ran out of power seven months ago, leading scientists to fear that crucial data about the early solar system had been lost, has woken up and …

Teacher Network,Education,Australian education,US education,Professional development,Schools,Primary schools,Secondary schools,Teaching,Teacher training<p>Teacher Matt Esterman talks about his dream schools with no boundaries and why he’s developing a Tinder-style app for professional development …

Teaching

Physicists Warming Up the LHC Accidentally Create a Rainbow Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

After two years of extensive upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider was warming up on March 21 for another round of experiments when a circuit …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Stanford’s Most Popular Class Isn’t Computer Science–It’s Something Much More Important

It’s called “Designing Your Life,” a course that’s part throwback, part foreshadowing of higher education’s future.<p>Before Kanyi Maqubela became an investment partner at the Collaborative Fund, an early-stage venture capital firm focused on social enterprises, he was a typical Stanford student in …

We’re educating our kids all wrong: The progressive argument against standardized-test mania

Backlash against overtesting, “accountability” and Common Core is right on. Here’s how we empower teachers and kids<p><b>Failing grades for the accountability movement</b><p>I’ve been delighted to watch a popular backlash building against an educational “accountability” movement that has robbed students of …

Distant planet has four suns

Were it possible to see the skies from this world, the four parent stars would look like one small sun and two very bright stars visible in the …

Google Announced A Free Online Education Conference

March, 2015 <br>Google has recently announced Education on Air which is a free online conference about leading for the future and shaping today’s …

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

Gamification Is On Track To Take Over Your Classroom

It’s easy to knock computer games as a distraction, but a growing number of educators are seeing the potential in their ability to keep students engaged. The result is a gamification of learning that is on track to become a cornerstone of the classroom.<p>Gaming encourages many of the behaviours we …

Education Technology

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds

Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere-extending protein to cultured human cells. Cell proliferation capacity was dramatically …

Genetics

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Universe

Mysterious 'Planet X' may really lurk undiscovered in our solar system

"Planet X" might actually exist — and so might "Planet Y."<p>At least two planets larger than Earth likely lurk in the dark depths of space far beyond Pluto, just waiting to be discovered, a new analysis of the orbits of "extreme trans-Neptunian objects" (ETNOs) suggests.<p>Researchers studied 13 ETNOs — …

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

<b>25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area</b><p>Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can blend those sounds …