Daniel Flavin

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6 Products You Should Consider Abandoning

Every day, Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars on goods, groceries, clothes and food, often with little thought to the environmental and …

Sustainability

Advice For Future Physicists

I recently received an email from a high school student. It basically went something like this (I am rewriting it in my own words):<p><i>"I am currently a</i> …

Galaxy bends light to create 4 views of supernova - Futurity

Just as Albert Einstein predicted, astronomers have found a massive galaxy bending and magnifying light from a supernova to create four separate …

Albert Einstein

40 maps that explain outer space - Vox

Space is uniquely difficult for us to wrap our heads around. It's bigger, by many orders of magnitude, than anything we ever experience firsthand, and involves processes that unfold over the course of billions of years. One thing that can help you visualize space is maps and graphics like these — …

Why Doesn’t the Church Engage Race Issues?

A conversation with Latasha Morrison about why Christians should take the lead in working toward reconciliation.<i>[Editor's Note: In honor of Black</i> …

Race Relations

A Second Chance: Education's Role in Reversing Mass Incarceration

Why it's important to lift formerly incarcerated black men out of the crime cycle<p>The <i>American Journal of Men’s Health</i> published a study this month titled "I Want a Second Chance" that explores the challenges faced by formerly incarcerated men as they seek to redeem themselves in the eyes of their …

Vitamin B.S.

How people came to believe the myth that nutritional supplements could make them into better, healthier versions of themselves<p>In 1941, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt summoned hundreds of scientists, doctors, and food manufacturers to Washington, D.C. to discuss a weapon that would help the …

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Teacher hopefuls go through big data wringer

The Obama administration has proposed yanking funding from weak-teacher training programs in an effort to improve the pipeline of rookie educators. But school districts aren’t waiting for that federal intervention.<p>Instead, they’re increasingly turning to consulting firms that promise to harness the …

Scientists Are More Creative Than You Might Imagine

But original thinking could be declining among students because of the growing emphasis on test-taking in schools.<p>Scientists don’t usually have a reputation for being very creative. They have to adhere to the scientific method, use statistics and data, and carefully measure their results—activities …

'Twisted light' beamed across Vienna

<b>Physicists have sent a beam of twisted light 3km through the air above Vienna.</b><p>It is the first time that information has been transmitted outdoors using the "twist" of a visible light beam.<p>This twisting property could allow very fast communication because light with different amounts of twist, …

Quantum Mechanics

Since Sochi games, Russia has gained territory, but not many tourists

Who's itching to visit Russia right now? Anybody?<p>Less than nine months after the Sochi<p>Winter Olympics-- which were supposed to usher in a new era of tourism for that region and Russia as a whole -- the flow of Americans and other foreigners is slowing, not quickening. In some cases, tour operators …

Russia