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100 Products That Will Make Your Home Smarter

You might need a minute to pick your jaw up off of the floor after seeing these seriously cool home tech products.<p>Moen’s Magnetix showerhead …

Home Automation

Canada’s new radio telescope just picked up a strange signal from deep space

Canada’s shiny new radio telescope is up and running, and it just heard something very, very odd coming from deep space.<p>The Canadian Hydrogen …

Here’s How America Uses Its Land

Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million acres<p>Pasture/range<p>Forest<p>Cropland<p>Special Use<p>Miscellaneous<p>Urban<p>= 1 million …

Exports

7 things we’ve learned about Earth since the last Earth Day

Our understanding of Earth — and how we’re changing it — just keeps expanding.<p>Earth Day turned 48 on Sunday, April 22, and Google celebrated it with a Google Doodle of conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall, who nudged us in a video to “do our part for this beautiful planet.”<p>When Sen. Gaylord Nelson …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

The Fight Over Teacher Salaries: A Look At The Numbers

The teachers strike in West Virginia may have ended last week when Gov. Jim Justice signed a law giving educators a 5 percent pay increase, but the fight in other states is just warming up.<p>"You can make anywhere from $5,000 to $20,000 more by driving 15 minutes across the state line," said Dale …

Salaries & Wages

Betsy DeVos' Florida Shooting Response? Arm More Teachers

As education secretary, Betsy DeVos is in a singular position to respond to America's most recent mass shooting in a school setting. And in an …

The 10 Hottest Coursera Courses of 2017

There are more than 8,000 online courses out there. These are some of the best.<p>There are more than 8,000 online courses available, in every subject from artificial intelligence to visual arts. More than 50 million students signed up for one this year.<p>This bounty is a gift for anyone who wants to …

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?<p>No man can serve two masters, the Bible teaches, but Mike Pence is giving it his all. It’s a sweltering September afternoon in Anderson, Indiana, and the vice president has returned to his home state to …

Person of the Year 2017:TheSilenceBreakers

Movie stars are supposedly nothing like you and me. They're svelte, glamorous, self-­possessed. They wear dresses we can't afford and live in houses …

Year in Review: The Biggest Stories of 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to look back at the stories and news that defined the past year. There is much to cover, but at a high level these are the issues and events that stand out to us:<p>• <b>The first year of Donald Trump’s presidency</b> was marked by high tensions as the country and world …

Curriculum Mapping: Definition, Purpose, and Tips

Curriculum mapping is a reflective process that helps teachers understand what has been taught in a class, how it has been taught, and how learning …

31 ways to optimize your smartphone

Be ready for anything life throws your way.<p>Studies show that we're spending half our waking hours with our smartphones, and it's clear that the devices have changed how we interact with our world. So why not optimize your device to get yourself a easier, more productive, more relaxing life? Below, …

How to Build Great Teachers

<i>Dan Brown on episode 184 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterDan Brown …

Lost and Found

After a cemetery crew removed the casket on a chilly, cloudless morning this past spring, a 62-year-old geologist named Jim Reed lowered himself into …

Rocky Mountains

What we know from the JFK files

The 2,800 newly released, previously classified files on President John F. Kennedy's assassination reveal the internal chaos and suspicion in U.S. …

Incredible photos of New York City when it was covered in farmland

Most New Yorkers today are living on what was once farmland.<p>As early as the 17th century, before Manhattan formed its famous 1811 street grid, the island contained farms in neighborhoods from Midtown to the Upper West Side.<p>The Museum of the City of New York's online collection reveals what the city …

New York City

10 things to try after you install iOS 11

What to do after you upgrade<p>iOS 11 is available, officially, today. It's coming to every iPhone and iPad made in the past few years, and chances are, you're going to upgrade. When you install it on your iPhone, you'll find that some things are very different than what you're used to, but the core …

Wind and solar power are saving Americans an astounding amount of money

Not getting sick and dying from pollution is worth quite a bit, it turns out.<p>Wind and solar power are subsidized by just about every major country in the world, either directly or indirectly through tax breaks, mandates, and regulations.<p>The main rationale for these subsidies is that wind and solar …

Natural Gas

Voyager: Inside the world's greatest space mission

In 1977, two spacecraft started a mission that has redefined our knowledge of the Solar System – and will soon become our ambassadors on a journey into the unknown. BBC Future looks at their legacy, 40 years after launch.<p>In a beige-coloured cubicle, on the ground floor of a nondescript suburban …

The world’s largest floating solar farm is producing energy atop a former coal mine

The Chinese city of Huainan is rich in coal—very rich. By one 2008 estimate, it has nearly a fifth of all of China’s coal reserves.<p>Now the city has become home to the world’s largest floating solar farm. Appropriately, it has been built atop a former coal mine, which had become a lake after being …

Best and worst public schools by state

Massachusetts has the best public schools in the country, per WalletHub, which looked at the overall quality and safety of public schools in each …

Trump’s Boy Scouts speech broke with 80 years of presidential tradition

By Katie Mettler and<p>Katie Mettler<p>Reporter covering breaking news and features<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Derek Hawkins<p>Derek Hawkins<p>National reporter focused on cybersecurity<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For 80 years, American presidents have been speaking to the National Scout Jamboree, a gathering of tens of thousands of …

George Washington

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

History’s Most Misleading Maps

Last spring, a 23-year-old woman was driving her car through the Ontario town of Tobermory. It was unfamiliar territory for her, so she was dutifully …

Obama’s secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault

Early last August, an envelope with extraordinary handling restrictions arrived at the White House. Sent by courier from the CIA, it carried “eyes only” instructions that its contents be shown to just four people: President Barack Obama and three senior aides.<p>Hacking Democracy<p>The White House …

Who Are the Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee?

Who are the people who questioned James Comey?<p>Mr. Comey, the former director of the F.B.I., testified in front of the members of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday. Here’s a brief list of the senators on the committee, their backgrounds and their history with Mr. Comey.<p><b>Richard Burr,</b> …

In Three Minutes, We Can Teach You How to Create Your Very Own Flipboard Magazine

If you’re just getting started with Flipboard magazines — or just thinking about getting ready to maybe possibly create your very own Flipboard magazine someday — this walkthrough video is a great way to get oriented.<p>The video is just three minutes long, but it demonstrates everything you need to …

Using Multimedia to Power Up Classroom Magazines on Flipboard

How to Go From “Cool” to “Awesome”<p>Erase from your mind any image you may have of one of those loose leaf binders filled with photocopies of source …