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Excellent Story Writing Apps for Students

July 31, 2015<br>Below is a short collection of some interesting iPad apps students can use to help them with their writing and more specifically, …

Fox News wore Jon Stewart down: How 16 years of debunking right-wing lies exhausted the last honest man

Stewart is stepping aside because he’s exhausted by our petty, dangerous politics. Now we’re really screwed<p>If you are feeling withdrawal after the first week of Jon Stewart’s two-week break from “The Daily Show,” then consider how you will feel after his run ends on Aug. 6.<p>As he explained on July 2 …

Civil Rights

Google will offer free internet to public housing residents in its Fiber markets

Google is about to make the Web easier to access for many people: it’ll offer free internet to public and affordable housing residents in its Fiber markets.<p>The move is part of the new federal ConnectHome project, announced today, which aims to bring the Web to 28 public housing communities across …

The 15 most amazing women in science today

But that doesn't mean they aren't making some of the most important and inspiring contributions out there.<p>We've highlighted 15 female scientists who are doing amazing things, pulled from our recent list of groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world.<p>From a woman who …

Princeton University

Problem-based Learning Explained for Teachers + 6 Great Books to Read

July 12, 2015<br>Problem based learning ( PBL) is a teaching strategy that involves the minimum amount of direct and formal instruction characteristic of …

The Roads of the Future Are Hollow, Replaceable, and Made of Plastic

Driving beyond asphalt.<p>The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren't maintained). So why not makes roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs?<p>Working with the city of …

8 Mysterious Van Gogh Theories That Haunt Us To This Day

Today is the birthday of one of the art world's most beloved outsiders, the iconic post-Impressionist whose melancholic spirit and rapturous paintings forever colored our notion of the "tortured artist." Yes, we're talking about Vincent van Gogh, a man whose life is as widely renowned as it is …

Art

Water Theft on the Rise as California Drought Drags On

As the Californian drought drags on and on, water theft is on the rise around the state. Given the severity of the situation – with almost 60 percent …

Outperforming All Expectations, World’s First Solar Road Lights a Path Into the Future

Netherlands – An ambitious solar road project in the Netherlands, where the world’s first solar road has been built, is outperforming the …

Pennsylvania Manufactures Massive Test Failure

Brace yourself, Pennsylvanians. The new cut scores for last years Big Standardized Tests have been set, and they are not pretty.<p>It was only this week the State Board of Education met to accept the recommendations of their Council of Basic Education. Because, yes -- cut scores are set after test …

Education
Renewable Energy

Food Forests Could Bring Free Healthy Organic Food To Everyone For The Same Cost As Roadside Grass

• Home<br>• ><br>• Permaculture<br>• ><br>• Food Forests Could Bring Free Healthy Organic Food To Everyone For The Same Cost As Roadside Grass<p>posted 2 years ago<br>Categories: …

Swooping Hoover Dam Re-Design Creates Spectacular Views for Visitors

The Hoover Dam is one of the world's most impressive man-made structures. A staggeringly large concrete barrier measuring 222 meters high and 379 …

Design

The solution to feeding the world's growing population doesn't require any sunlight or soil

According to Philips, the answer may be indoor farms that grow plants with LEDs. The company has recently opened its GrowWise City indoor farm in the Netherlands, and the facility has the potential to revolutionize the way we cultivate food, and maybe even solve world hunger issues.<p>At the …

Aquaponics

10 Foods That Make You Look Younger

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Skin Care

Denmark just generated 140 percent of its electricity needs from wind power

A particularly windy 24 hours over northern Europe kicked Denmark’s wind turbines into high gear, enabling the country to not only generate all the …

Weight Loss: How to Shed Belly Fat Without Exercising For Women.

Belly fat may be more damaging to your health than fat that is stored around the hips and thighs, warns the Harvard School of Public Health. Even if …

Wonder Woman's new costume on display at Comic-Con: Check out her gladiator heels

Behold Ben Affleck’s Batsuit -- both of them. Last night<p>San Diego Comic-Conput the costumes from their next big superhero flick “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” out for all of Comic-Con to see. And there was quite a lot to take in, especially Wonder Woman’s whole new getup with some original …

Solar panels aren't just for roofs anymore — the world's first road paved with solar panels is working better than expected

Now, six months into the trial, engineers say the system is working even better than expected, with the 70-metre test bike path generating 3,000 kWh, or enough electricity to power a small household for a year.<p>"If we translate this to an annual yield, we expect more than the 70k wh per square metre …

Clean Energy

Kenya’s New Wind Farm Will Provide Nearly One Fifth Of The Country’s Power

Last week Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta broke ground on a major renewable energy project for the country and for the African continent as a whole: …

Professional Development Tools Created by Teachers for Teachers

Get a variety of PD resources here, from podcasts to screencasts to articles and more.<p>Listen to a vast network of education podcasts from notable …

You Will Never Guess How We Repurposed This Chocolate Breakfast Sweet!!

Connect with Us<p>On Pinterest<p>You Will Never Guess How We Repurposed This Chocolate Breakfast Sweet!!<p>The first time we tried this we thought we’d died …

Kenya is building Africa’s biggest wind energy farm to generate a fifth of its power

Kenya set in motion the construction of Africa’s biggest wind power farm this week, near Laisamis, 550km north of Kenya’s capital Nairobi.<p>Known as the Lake Turkana Wind Power Project, the wind farm site covers 40,000 acres (162km2), which will be powered by the ‘Turkana Corridorwind.’ It is a …

Renewable Energy

The crazy story of the man who fought for Finland, the Nazis, and US Army Special Forces

Born in Finland in 1919, Törni enlisted at age 19 in his country's army and fought against the Soviet Union in the Winter War of 1939-1940, according to the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.<p>In 1942 he was severely wounded after he skied into a mine, but that didn't slow him down. In 1944, during what …

Military

Ancient bobcat buried like a human being

About 2000 years ago in what is today western Illinois, a group of Native Americans buried something unusual in a sacred place. In the outer edge of …

Anthropology

Having a Sofa in the Middle of the Living Room is the Latest Trend

A Museum Let Street Artists Do Whatever They Want On Its Walls. Here’s The Result

Street artists began painting on the walls of the Long Beach Museum of Art on June 26th of this year. The project, titled “Vitality and Verve: …

The Wonderfully Mundane Lives Of Animals, Captured By Simpsons' Animator Liz Climo

In Liz Climo’s world of animals, rats and snakes are BFFs, dinosaur dads are simply awesome, and narwhals have the best Halloween costumes.<p>Climo is a California-based illustrator and animator. By day, she works as a character artist and storyboard revisionist for “The Simpsons;” but it’s a …