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Parts of Oklahoma now have the same earthquake risk as California — and a new study found a scarily direct link to fracking

Over the course of a few days in August, Oklahoma was pummeled by seven earthquakes.<p>The wave started on a Tuesday night, when five quakes struck the central part of the state in less than 28 hours. The shaking continued extended into the early hours of Thursday as two more hit.<p>Although none of …

Geology

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Death metal: how nickel played a role in the world's worst mass extinction

Around 250 million years ago, life on Earth nearly came to an end, in a mass extinction between the Permian and Triassic periods known as the Great …

Four Delicious Asian Noodle Soups to Warm You Up This Winter

GIF<p>There’s something uniquely satisfying about a flavorful soup that’s filled to the brim with noodles and topped with meat, vegetables, and spices. …

Five simple lessons to help de-stress your stressed-out teen

Sleep is one of the most important elements in managing stress and anxiety. (iStockphoto)<p>Stress has become the soul-sucking virus of the modern age. So a recent large-scale Ontario study should come as no surprise: Teenagers are also becoming infected in growing numbers. In August, the …

Mental Health

Earth - What is the point of saving endangered species?

In 1981, mountain gorillas were at rock-bottom. Confined to a small mountain range in central Africa, with humans encroaching on their habitat bringing poaching and civil war, their population was estimated at just 254. They would all have fitted into a single Boeing 747.<p>Today things look a little …

Ecology

Career Coach: Leadership lessons from a legend

The accolades have been pouring in for Coach Pat Summitt of the University of Tennessee’s Lay Vols basketball team – all-time college basketball leader with 1,098 career wins (the most in NCAA Division I history), an .841 winning percentage (with a win percentage of .913 at home games), seven-time …

Leadership

Poor nutrition now affects a third of the human race, says report

Being malnourished is the new normal, expert warns, as global nutrition report reveals heavy toll of poor diet, from stunting to diabetes<p>Malnutrition has become “the new normal” and now affects a third of humanity, according to a study that warns of the devastating human and economic toll of …

Diabetes

In pictures: 10 iconic rail journeys you must do in your lifetime

Trans-Siberian<p>Marrakech Express, Morocco<p>Indian Pacific, Australia

Trains

Engaging Professional Development: One District's Success With EdCamps

EdCamps are based upon the desire for participant-led professional development. The session topics are determined on the day of the event.

Education Technology

The Danger of Teacher Nostalgia

<b>“This is the worst group we’ve ever had.”</b><p>When I hear a teacher say this, I know those students are in trouble: The person in charge of their …

Using Technology To Help Students Lead Their Own Learning

...The post Using Technology To Help Students Lead Their Own Learning appeared first on TeachThought.

The Post

13 apps that helped me break my worst habits at work and at home

If your answer is a resounding YES, then let me tell you - I empathize!<p>Between work commitments, money managing, keeping your health in order and an ever-demanding social calendar, it can be difficult to achieve some sense of balance.<p>Or prioritize the things you actually want to do with your time… …

Productivity

10 Strange Animals You Didn't Know Lived in the United States

Watch out for those freshwater jellyfish ...<p>Hellbenders, jaguars, alligator gars—they all make their home right here in the USA.

Green Eggs, Ham And Metaphysics: Teaching Hard Ideas With Children's Books

What is language? What is beauty? Who gets to decide?<p>Philosophers have grappled with these questions for centuries, and they've generated a pile of long (and often tortured) books in their efforts to answer them.<p>But for Tom Wartenberg, some of the best books about philosophy are much shorter and a …

Kids

10 Characteristics of a LeadUp Teacher

A LeadUp Teacher undoubtedly possesses many characteristics! Innovative, inspiring, and empowering just to name a few. What would you add to these 10 …

How to Trick Your Brain Into Working When it Doesn't Want To

<i>How do you get yourself to work effectively/focused when the motivation isn't there or you don't feel like it? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Charles Duhigg, Staff Writer, New York Times</b> …

The Top 5 Lessons I've Learned After Reading 500+ Self-Help Books

By the time I was 15 years old, my mom, sister, and I had moved homes at least 25 times. My father was an alcoholic. I was getting government-paid …

Desert cactus purifies contaminated water for aquaculture, drinking and more

Farm-grown fish are an important source of food with significant and worldwide societal and economic benefits, but the fish that come from these …

Cactus

This beautiful electric bike will charge itself with built-in solar panels

Leaos<p>Electric bikes are all the rage these days, especially among urban dwellers — and for good reason, too.<p>E-bikes are a green mode of …

Mental Floss

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Pop Culture

These Are the 30 Happiest Cities in the U.S.

Surprise: There's a lot of California here.<p>The annual Well-Being Index by Gallup-Healthways shows the best communities in the company to find happiness by looking at the 190 biggest communities in the U.S. to determine the most comfortable place to call home.<p>The rankings analyzed five different …

California

14 Unexpected Moves That Work Your Abs Better Than Crunches

When it comes to bodyweight abs exercises, crunches aren't always the way to go. In fact, research has shown the classic crunch isn't even that …

Workouts

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

How to Protect the Ocean From Us?

Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) -- the national parks of the seas -- are being designated all over the globe. Which is fantastic news. Who doesn't want to give fish species verging on extinction a break? But while MPAs provide ecosystems a chance for regeneration, there's no stopping other bad things …

Climate Change

Meet NASA’s Newest Ocean-Exploring Satellite Before it Launches Tomorrow

SpaceX is launching the planet’s newest oceanographic satellite tomorrow morning. Here’s the scoop on Jason-3, and how “sea level” is one of those …

Ocean acidification: the forgotten piece of the carbon puzzle

Ocean acidification – the rise in ocean acidity due to the increased absorption of carbon dioxide (CO₂) – is often thought of as consequence of …

Coral Restoration Research Findings Bring Positive News for the Future of Coral Reefs

Changing Planet<p><i>Guest post by Mark Schick, collections manager, Shedd Aquarium</i><p>There was grim news for the world’s coral reefs this October, when the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) declared the third global coral bleaching in history. This event signifies major changes in …

The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016

Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. With a strong dollar, exotic locales can offer a lot of bang for your buck and an off-the-beaten path experience.<p>Here is a compendium of the coolest budget destinations for 2016 from some of the best travel bloggers on the web. From a family of four traveling …

Asia Travel