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How To Get Ripped, According To Jason Momoa

Whether it's as Aquaman in <i>Justice League</i>, Khal Drogo in HBO's <i>Game of Thrones,</i> Declan Harp in Netflix's <i>Frontier</i> or as the fearsomeConan The Barbarian, …

Workouts

Something's Off About This Slow-Motion Bullet Video

Who doesn't love a good slow motion video? The Slow Mo Guys—Gav and Dan—sure do! In this video of theirs, they use a high speed camera to capture the …

The Physics of One of the Craziest Big Air Snowboard Tricks Ever

Behold the stomach-clenching spectacle of the quad cork 1800. The dizzying snowboarding trick—first landed by British Olympian Billy Morgan, …

How Much Kinetic Energy Could Black Panther Collect From Bullets?

A new clip from the upcoming movie <i>Black Panther</i> was recently shown during an episode of <i>Ellen</i>. In the scene (which I assume isn't a spoiler, since it …

10 Types of Digital Activities to Engage Teenagers

“The adolescent mind is essentially a mind or moratorium, a psychosocial stage between childhood and adulthood, and between the morality learned by …

This Circuit Practically Guarantees a Ripped Upper-Body | Men’s Health

Maximus' 50 QR—or quality reps—workout will make you a master of some of the most important, foundational upper-body moves.<p><b>Directions:</b> Perform the exercises below in the order listed.<p>1. <b>Pushups: 5 Reps</b><br>Pushups are one of the benchmarks of fitness that every guy should master. Make sure your chest …

Can an Arrow Fired Straight Up Fall Fast Enough to Kill You?

In a recent episode of Mythbusters, Brian and Jon (the new MythBusters) wanted to see what happens when you shoot an arrow straight up into the air. …

North Bay man captures incredible images of light pillars dancing in the sky

When a northern Ontario man recently woke to his two-year-old crying, he wasn’t expecting to witness a new natural phenomenon.<p>Last week, Timothy …

The Physics in Star Wars Isn't Always Right, and That's OK

<i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is finally in theaters (or at least it's close enough). I wanted to take a moment to clear up a few points. Don't …

The Physics of When, Exactly, Star Wars Takes Place

WHEN<p>Episode IV, opening scene<p>WHERE<p>The galaxy<p>CHARACTERS<p>Before their time<p>PHYSICS CONCEPTS<p>Gravity, big bang theory<p>When watching a Star Wars film, you …

13 Incredible Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn at High School

Science just gets better.<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

New Study Could Explain The Elusive Reason Hot Water Freezes Faster Than Cold

The Mpemba effect is even weirder than predicted.<p>If you want to freeze your water faster, heat it up first. This counter-intuitive piece of advice …

The Defenders Could Punch Better if They Learned Some Physics

I haven't seen <i>The Defenders</i> yet, but it's high on my list of things to watch. I am super excited about it, and why not? It brings Luke Cage, Iron …

How Color Vision Came to the Animals

Animals are living color. Wasps buzz with painted warnings. Birds shimmer their iridescent desires. Fish hide from predators with body colors that …

How on Earth Did Aaron Judge Bean That Stadium Roof? Physics!

During a recent Home Run Derby, Aaron Judge did something that no one thought was possible. He took a swing and hit a ball so hard that it collided …

Swift Tutorial: Native Machine Learning and Machine Vision in iOS 11

It has arrived. With iOS 11, Apple finally introduced a native machine learning and machine vision framework. This opens up a whole host of new …

Machine Learning

5 Questions to Ask Your Students To Start the School Year

Schools are about more than learning; they are about experience(s). They help shape us in our present and future and those experiences stick with us …

Teaching

Critical thinking: how to help your students become better learners

Encouraging students to build awareness, understanding and control of their thought processes – also known as metacognition – has been identified by the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Toolkit as one of the most cost-effective ways to improve learning. It’s also thought to help boost …

Pedagogy

Let’s Play Around With Two Big Ideas in Physics. It’ll Be Fun

The first semester of an undergraduate physics course invariably spends a lot of time on two big ideas: The momentum principle and the work energy …

Let’s Geek Out With the Physics of Spider-Man’s Webs

When I get excited about a movie, my only way of calming down is to do a little physics. That explains why I found myself pondering Hooke's law and …

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017

The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are …

Education Technology

How to Empower Students with One Simple Phrase (that can boost student effort by 40%)

Daniel Coyle, the author of The Talent Code, recently looked at a study on feedback from teachers. This study showed that one simple phrase could …

Teaching

Hacking Children's Learning: Why Gamification Technology Has The Answer

The problem with learning in recent years across all levels of schooling is that, somewhere along the way, we lost how to make it fun. Instead, it’s become a chore or punishment to kids and their parents. In reality, learning should be fun as it once had been.<p>There is hope that fun can be put back …

Education Technology

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future | Inc.com

Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do well, you are promised to get into a good college, have a successful career and live a happy, prosperous …

Communication Skills

Yes, Spider-Man Can Jump 6 Meters Onto a Moving Ferry. Physics Says So

The only way I can deal with my excitement over the <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming</i> trailer is to do what I do best—apply some physics to the cool stuff I see …

Artificial Intelligence

Iron Fist Can Totally Break His Fall With a Pole. Physics Says So

I love Iron Fist, so of course I watched the new Netflix series <i>Iron Fist</i>. I'll withhold comment on whether it's any good because I'm a physicist, not …

How to create a video - student guide: Planning & storyboarding your video

When making a video, one the most important elements is to plan your video using a storyboard technique.<p>A 'storyboard' is a "graphic representation …

Dark Matter

Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom - Teacher Tech

Differentiate Assignments with Google Classroom<p>A new feature makes it easier to assign different things to different students. This allows you to …