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The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. Regardless of age, grade level, …

Pedagogy

Do kids who grow kale eat kale?

It’s back-to-school time in the United States, and for countless children across the nation, it’s also time to get back into the school garden.<p>For …

Scientists Turn Nuclear Waste Into Long-Lived Diamond Batteries

The diamonds are made from radioactive graphite and can generate a small electric current for thousands of years.<p>Researchers at the University of Bristol have developed a method to turn radioactive graphite blocks, a waste product of nuclear reactors, into artificial diamonds that generate …

There’s a Very Specific Reason Medieval Castles Stairs Were All Clockwise

While many of us have never had the privilege of exploring a real medieval castle, they’ve been a popular setting in Hollywood for decades. Almost …

Yeehaw launches 3D printer for kids on Indiegogo

The Yeehaw is a 3D printer aimed squarely at the young geeks market. The company’s Indiegogo campaign, launched today, carries a $249 early-bird price tag and promises to ship the first 50 units in time for Christmas, but there were a few things about the company’s campaign that gave me pause.<p>The …

MIT Develops A.I. That Can Predict Seconds Into the Future

A superhero who was able to see two seconds into the future wouldn’t be invincible, but she’d have a leg up on mere mortals. On Monday, the …

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light is a constant.<p>João Magueijo, of Imperial College London, and Niayesh Afshordi, of the University of Waterloo in …

Physics

learningcommons

It's Scientifically Possible to Boil Water Until It Freezes Solid

Wait, what?<p>If you feel like having one of your fundamental beliefs thrown out the window, try this on for size - under the right conditions, you can …

Forget wearables. In the future, your clothes will connect to the internet

Imagine you’ve just purchased a new jacket from your favorite brand. You put it on for the first time, and scan a tag embedded in the sleeve with your phone. A menu of options pops up.<p>You can find information about the jacket’s design, how the brand selected only sustainable materials, and details …

Internet of Things

New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Genetics