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Cancer not mainly down to 'bad luck,' finds stem cell study

Last year, a controversial study suggested the majority of cancer cases are down to "bad luck" - that is, random DNA mutations in adult stem cells …

Edtech’s Next Big Disruption Is The College Degree

Aaron Skonnard Contributor<p>Aaron Skonnard is co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Why TechHire needs to continue with the next U.S. president<p>For centuries, the college degree has been the global gold standard for assessing an individual entering the workforce. But after …

Higher Education

Excellent Google Sheets Tools for Assessment and Grading

July 29, 2015<br>Google Sheets add-ons store has a multitude of excellent educational apps teachers can employ to enhance their productivity and improve …

Google Apps for Education

Learn about the apps that Google provides for Lee County<p>Google Drive<p>Google Drive is an online file storage service where you can store your files, …

What Are Students' Biggest Motivation Killers? We Asked Them.

“What can we do to motivate our students who need it the most?” my principal recently asked. Because I am fascinated with motivation, because I love …

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the …

These third graders spend 75% of their day on iPads, and their teacher doesn’t mind a bit

When the 24 third-graders in Morgan Mercaldi’s class arrive at the Jackson Avenue School every morning, they take their iPads out of their backpacks and put them on their desks. The tablets will remain there, or in hands and laps, until the children put them in their packs to take them home.<p>Last …

Education Technology

Scientists just created the coldest substance on Earth, and it has some really weird properties

Scientists have created such superchilled atoms, these are the coldest molecules (which are two or more atoms chemically connected) ever created, the scientists said. The achievement could reveal the wacky physics thought to occur at jaw-droppingly cold temperatures.<p>At normal everyday temperatures, …

Chemistry

This 1km-long Astroid Could WIPE OUT Mankind To Fly Past Past Earth Soon

It has long been speculated that at some point the world will eventually come to an at. The question has been throughout time how will the end of the …

The Argument Against the 'Scientific' Origin of Life

You have heard Creationists and their sympathizers evoke the comment that you cannot assemble life from randomness. What you don't know is that this is an intentional misunderstanding of science that, unfortunately, works to sway millions of people.<p>In his 1983 book, <i>The Intelligent Universe</i>, …

Creationism

Virtually Frictionless Surface Could Smooth Trail to Nanotech

Scientists have developed a technique for creating surfaces that can slide past each other with virtually no friction, and their findings could create new opportunities for engineering in nanotechnology and other areas.<p>Friction is present on Earth anywhere there is movement, and it can affect …

Nanotech

5 Excellent YouTube Channels for Science Videos

June 4, 2015<br>In response to some requests asking about online science video sources, we have compiled here some of the best YouTube channels we …

A Computer Just Solved This 100-Year-Old Biology Problem

A new study argues that computers can independently invent scientific ideas—not just crunch numbers.<p>Big data—and big processing power—is a big deal for science. By crunching massive amounts of data billions of times faster than could be done by hand, computers have allowed scientists to discover …

TED-Ed | Periodic Videos

A lesson about every single element on the periodic table<p>1<p>H<p>Hydrogen<p>2<p>He<p>Helium<p>✚ Lanthanide Series ✱ Actinide Series<p>Alkali Metals<p>Alkaline Earth …

Quantum mechanics 101: Demystifying tough physics in 4 easy lessons

Ready to level up your working knowledge of quantum mechanics? Check out these four TED-Ed Lessons written by Chad Orzel, Associate Professor in the …

10 Surprising Facts About How Our Brain Works

By In5D on June 1, 2015 in Health<p>by Belle Beth Cooper, BufferApp<p>One of the things that surprises me time and time again is how we think our brains …

Some Very Good Google Forms Tools for Teachers

May 31, 2015<br>Google Forms is one of the versatile tools we use for a wide variety of instructional purposes. From creating survey forms to designing …

How to use TED-Ed in your chemistry classroom

Highland Park High School teacher Gordon Williamson uses TED-Ed Lessons extensively in his chemistry classroom to catalyze conversations and …

Periodic Table

Apple warns customers about iPhone effective power crash prank and reveals how to fix it

The company has given a clever fix to sort your phone out if your friends prank you with the notorious text<p>There's a text that you can send to your friends, that will crash their phone instantly, if it's sent from an iPhone to another iPhone.<p>It's been annoying people across the country, as people …

Mobile Technology

A Comprehensive Guide of Everything Teachers Need to Know about Google Classroom

May 26, 2015<br>Since its release awhile ago, Google Classroom has been such a hit in the EdTech world with millions of teachers already incorporating it …

Neuroscience: Searching For God In The Brain

The doughnut-shaped machine swallows the nun, who is outfitted in a plain T-shirt and loose hospital pants rather than her usual brown habit and long …

Scientists just discovered a new state of matter that could revolutionize how we use energy

Most of the time, we can easily distinguish between a solid, liquid, and gas simply by using our eyes. But material scientists who study these three states as well as the more bizarre examples — like plasmas, colloids, and Bose-Einstein condensates— take a deeper look at the properties of each …

Chemistry

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7 Surprising Things About the Universe

Photo Credit: STScI/NASA<p>Slide 1 of 15<p>Introduction<p>From its expansion and acceleration to dark matter and energy, the universe continues to amaze and …

Universe

Dark Matter May Be Less Mysterious Than We Thought

Unlike ordinary particles, dark matter seems to feel only gravity, not the other forces of nature. But new observations show that might not be true after all<p>Astronomers have been struggling for nearly 80 years to figure out what makes up the mysterious dark matter that pervades the universe. They …

13 must-own apps for transforming your phone into the ultimate toolkit

The best utility apps are designed to make your hectic life a little bit easier, and maybe even more enjoyable.<p>From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it’s going to rain, there’s something for every lifestyle.<p>We’ve collected the best of the best in this …