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NASA Reveals the Unknown in 2016

In 2016, NASA drove advances in technology, science, aeronautics and space exploration that enhanced the world’s knowledge, innovation, and …

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

50,000-person genomics study reveals untapped medical potential

Christmas came early for geneticists this year.<p>Results from a momentous 50,726-person genomics study were released on Thursday, with some interesting …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Developing Our Understanding Of Personalized Learning

<i>This piece was co-written with</i> <i>Jenny Janovitz</i><i>,</i> <i>Penn GSE</i> <i>Doctoral Candidate.</i><p>“Personalized learning” programs and the use of the term “personalized learning” seem to be everywhere in education today. It is understandable why there is such a “big to-do” about it. The achievement gap between students from …

Pedagogy

Introduction to Computer Science and Programming: A Free Course from MIT

Taught by Professor John Guttag, this MIT course provides an Introduction to Computer Science and Programming. It covers "introductory computer …

Researchers create synthetic cells to isolate genetic circuits

<i>Synthetic biology allows scientists to design genetic circuits that can be placed in cells, giving them new functions such as producing drugs or</i> …

10 of the most mysterious places in the oceans

It is estimated we know only 230,000 of the two million living species in the ocean – so where are they all hiding? Some of these unexplored parts of …

Earth Science

Top 5 Videos for Buddhist Newbies

Here are five videos that are sure to help anyone who is new to Buddhism to learn about the Buddha, and important concepts and teachings.

Meditation

Academic Technology: Nine Apps for Educators

By: Dixie Somers. Technology can be a huge help in the classroom. These nine apps can help teachers increase student engagement and autonomy.The post …

Education Technology