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Try Out This Physics Problem With a Baseball and a Neighbor

The best questions are always the ones that don't have a single clear answer. In my physics classes, I like to present students with problems that …

Hung Up

A drug derived from marijuana has become the first to win federal approval, and experts predict an avalanche effect

A new drug derived from marijuana just became the first of its kind to get the green light from the US government.<p>Called Epidiolex, the drug is designed to treat two rare forms of childhood epilepsy using a cannabis compound called cannabidiol (or CBD).<p>British-based GW Pharmaceuticals makes the …

Cannabis

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

12 Science-Backed Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

From chewing gum to having more sex, here are some things you can do to boost your brain power.<p>6 min read<p>There are a variety of things a person can do, at any age, to make themselves smarter. And they're easier than you think.<p>One simple way to make yourself smarter is to believe that it's possible …

The Brain

7 Smart Habits of Bosses That Show Emotional Intelligence

They make room daily for laughter and joy, and aren't afraid of expressing frustration, uncertainty or sadness. In short, they're human.<p>The best boss I've ever worked for did what any good leader with a high degree of emotional intelligence (EQ) does: He invested in my development. In short, he set …

Emotional Intelligence

NASA’s Maps of Global Soil Conditions Are the Future of Farming

Find water anywhere.<p>The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is now using data collected from the first NASA satellite mission dedicated to measuring …

Farming

Use Our Free Posters to Teach Students About the Scientific Method

What are the steps of the scientific method, and what questions are important to ask at every stage? Our free scientific method posters answer these …

According to Harvard, This 1 Leadership Trait Separates Exceptional Leaders From the Rest

Better team collaboration, stronger employee commitment, and lower staff turnover are possible, if you can lead with compassion.<p>When researchers Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter looked at the factors that separated exceptional leaders from the pack, one trait stood out above the rest: …

Leadership

The Best Free Stargazing Apps Of 2018

Any space-loving backyard astronomer should have a trusted sky map to reference when stargazing or peering through the viewfinder of their telescope, and app developers have stepped up to offer a wide array of options for Android and iOS users. Although the earliest star map, a carving of the …

Newsletter

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?<p>George Musser is a …

Physics

6 Easy and Fun Science Experiments for Kids

Kids are natural-born scientists. They love to experiment, ask questions, and see how things work. So why not indulge their curiosity? There’s no …

How to understand Stephen Hawking's final paper. Or at least try

It all started with a Big Bang. But then what?<p>Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been trying to answer that and other questions …

Quantum Mechanics

31 Forgotten Native American Herbal Remedies That Work Better Than The Pills

Maybe you are one of those who deem that the herbal remedies are not as useful as pharmaceutical ones, but the real truth is that these herbal …

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauß Changed History With His 17-Sided Shape

He famously called math "the queen of the sciences."<p>Monday’s Google Doodle honors Johann Karl Friedrich Gauß, a math super-genius who, assuming …

Mathematics

US House moves to block spill of dam water to aid salmon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House approved a bill Wednesday that would effectively stop the spilling of water from four Pacific Northwest dams to help …

The Congressman Who Warned Us About Climate Change in 1864

George Perkins Marsh wrote a best-selling book warning about the devastation of man-made climate change in the 19th century. We've been backsliding …

Physics Explains Why No One Can Beat the Freeze

The only thing I know about the Freeze is that no one can beat the Freeze (except with a generous head start). And he's awesome. In case you haven't …

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Dramatic Photo Captures Rare Sight of 65-Foot-Tall Lava Dome in Hawaii

With an incredible duration of 1,774 days, the Mauna Ulu eruption of Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii spread across five years. At the time, it was Kilauea's longest running eruption and produced about 460 million cubic yards of lava. From 1969 to 1974, the astonishing eruption was readily viewable to the …

If you can’t explain something in simple terms, you don’t understand it

In the early 1960s, Richard Feynman gave a series of undergraduate lectures that were collected into a book called the Feynman Lectures on Physics. …

Your Strategic Plans Probably Aren’t Strategic, or Even Plans

It happens all the time: A group of managers get together at a resort for two days to hammer out a “strategic plan.” Done and dusted, they all head home. But <i>have</i> they produced a plan with a strategy?<p>At the start of my public seminars on strategic planning I ask attendees, who rank from board …

Management

Earth Likely Had Water Prior to Moon-Forming Collision

Analysis of moon rocks collected during the Apollo missions and volcanic rocks from Earth’s oceans reveals water was present before an impact with a …

Earth Science

Best Practices for Effective Leadership

Yes, leadership can be learned and practiced just like any other business skill.<p><i>By Sam Bahreini, serial entrepreneur and growth marketer.</i><p>The phrase "born leader" gets thrown around frequently, and it has led many people to erroneously assume that you either have what it takes to be a great leader …

Leadership

Time Management Tools Won't Buy You More Time. Get More Done by Doing This Instead

Your relationships at work are more important than you think.<p>We all need to get more done in a day -- especially managers who juggle tactical, administrative, and strategic work simultaneously. As responsibilities increase, so does the pressure to maintain a high level of performance.<p>Although we …

Self-esteem

10 Reasons Why Teams Need Emotional Intelligence

Teamwork is very popular and a necessity in organizations, but it is an unnatural act that takes a strategy, discipline and practice. Most …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

Solving L.A.’s Water Problems By Turning It Into A Giant Sponge

As California’s drought problems continue, every drop of water that hits the ground needs saving.<p>When rain falls in Los Angeles, most of it flows away–despite how desperately the city needs water. As the drought continues, and as climate change threatens future water supplies, some experts think …