Jim McDougall

118 Flips | 13 Magazines | 21 Likes | 6 Following | 10 Followers | @JimMcDougal2015 | Depute Head  and Geography teacher, Glasgow. Interested in Archaeology, Ideas, Music, Reading, Politics, walking and cycling

This Awesome Periodic Table Tells You How to Actually Use All Those Elements

Americium could save your life.<p>Thanks to high school, we've all got a pretty good idea about what's on the periodic table.<p>But whether you're looking …

From the Soviet Gulag to the UN Security Council: Kazakhstan’s emergence as a middle power has lessons for Canada

The federal government is spending $158,200 on headhunters to help it staff up Canada’s new foreign investment promotion agency, part of $1.1-million …

Opinion: Is the end near for Iran's theocracy?

The protests in Iran are entering their second week. With the regime also organizing demonstrations, the situation is confusing. But DW's Matthias …

How One Teacher Is Revolutionizing the Way Her Students Learn

At Pioneer Elementary, a K-3 school in Quincy, Wash., a rural district 150 miles from Seattle, all 450 students visit Jones every other week for …

Humans reached America 10K years earlier than previously thought

Scientists have discovered staggering evidence confirming humans lived in the Americas 10,000 years earlier than previously thought.<p>Genetic analysis …

Michael Gove outlines plans to change 'unjust' £3 billion EU farm subsidies after Brexit

• <b>Video report by ITV News Correspondent Rupert Evelyn</b><p>The Environment Secretary has outlined plans to make radical changes to farming subsidies after …

Volcanic eruptions are incredibly hard to predict. Here's why.

After 54 years, a Bali Volcano erupts.<p>The Indonesian volcano Agung on the island of Bali is rumbling, shooting a mix of gases and sharp fragments of ash in a column thousands of feet high into the sky. Airports are closed , and Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management announced on Monday …

Geology

What the Pliocene epoch can teach us about future warming on Earth

By simulating the changes that occurred during the warm Pliocene epoch, researchers are trying to predict Earth’s future hundreds of years from now.

An erupting Indonesian volcano may alter global climate.

Over the weekend, Indonesia raised the alert on Mount Agung to level IV — its highest level — as a huge plume of ash and steam began to pour from the …

How to unlock your inner Leonardo da Vinci

Would you hire this guy?<p>The candidate is hopeless with deadlines and alternates between undisciplined meandering and grandiose hyperactivity. When he isn’t sketching birds, he’s making fruitless plans to reroute rivers, build cities or create absurd flying machines. When he does focus on a project, …

Leonardo Da Vinci

Your brain tries to hijack every decision you make — but you can fight back

You walk into your first yoga class. You're a little insecure about your weight and how your yoga clothes cling to your body revealing every flaw. You're nervous about making a fool of yourself.<p>Your eyes instantly zoom onto the fit model-esque people chatting in the corner. As you walk past them, …

Psychology

40 Hard Things You Need to Hear

I’m sitting here on the tenth anniversary of a dear friend’s passing, thinking about the last conversation I had with her. With a soft, weak voice …

Sitting

'Hard' Brexit offers '£135bn annual boost' to economy

<b>Removing all trade tariffs and barriers would help generate an annual £135bn uplift to the UK economy, according to a group of pro-Brexit economists.</b><p>A "hard" Brexit is "economically much superior to soft", argues Prof Patrick Minford, lead author of a report from Economists for Free Trade.<p>He says …

The city that just can't stop growing

<b>Thirty years from now the population of Nigeria will have doubled. How can Lagos - Africa's largest city - cope with its spiralling numbers?</b>

A second Brexit referendum? It’s looking more likely by the day

The election changed everything and now deadlock in parliament looms. The final deal may have to go back to the people<p>• Vernon Bogdanor is professor of government at King’s College London<p>Negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU have now begun in earnest. They are required, according to …

United Kingdom

Energy Production & Changing Energy Sources

I. Introduction<p>Access to energy is a key pillar for human wellbeing, economic development and poverty alleviation. Ensuring everyone has sufficient …

Fossil Fuels

It goes completely against what most believe, but out of all major energy sources, nuclear is the safest

Our World in Data presents the empirical evidence on global development in entries dedicated to specific topics.<br>This blog post draws on data and …

Nuclear Energy

First Object Teleported from Earth to Orbit - MIT Technology Review

Last year, a Long March 2D rocket took off from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Centre in the Gobi Desert carrying a satellite called Micius, named …

Does it matter if the UK leaves Euratom?

<b>On 29 March Theresa May sent a six-page letter notifying the EU of the UK's intention to leave. The Article 50 letter contained a clause little discussed at the time - notifying the EU of the UK's withdrawal from the European Atomic Energy Community, also known as Euratom.</b><p>But this previously …

Human rights group condemns Prevent anti-radicalisation strategy

Rights Watch UK says scheme could prove counterproductive in classrooms, as Ofsted warns of lack of compliance by colleges<p>The government’s Prevent strategy aimed at combating homegrown terrorism is stifling freedom of expression within the classroom and risks being counterproductive, a human rights …

Education

52 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You

The struggle is real — especially for students and recent grads.<p>I know because once upon a time I was a college student, and it wasn’t exactly fun. …

The cognitive trick that elite athletes use to achieve seemingly impossible goals

In July 2011, I was crawling down the aisle of a plane on my hands and knees while passengers screamed around me. We were on a flight from Spain to the US, and we thought our number was up.<p>The plane had hit a bout of extreme turbulence just as I’d left the restroom, causing the aircraft to shake …

New Hampshire

The Single Greatest Personal Growth Tool At Your Disposal…

And You Won’t Find It In A Book<p>Put away your self help books. This one daily practice puts you on the fast track to making smarter decisions. You’ll …

How Leaders Can Know They Are Successful (Even When It Doesn’t Look Like)

It’s always difficult to be wise and ambitious at the same time. Ambitious people crave perfect results. They work hard to achieve the things they …

This is How to Do Things You Don’t Want to Do

The author is a certified mental trainer and writer. The commonThe post This is How to Do Things You Don’t Want to Do appeared first on iamwire.

Startups (India)

Brexit and the weak pound are driving an online boom for British exporters

The online payment firm found that small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) — those turning over less than £1 million a year — saw international PayPal sales more than treble after the June referendum, boosted by a weak pound which makes products cheaper for foreign buyers.<p>Sales from SMEs to …

The questions parents of children with special needs should be asking

Dyslexia, Autism, Auditory Processing Difficulties and Dyspraxia to name a few: the range of what constitutes a ‘special educational need’ is wide and varied. There is one aspect however that they all have in common: when parents and teachers work well together a child’s needs will be best met.<p>Your …

Teaching

Online bullying counselling on increase, says Childline

<b>The number of children and young people needing counselling about online bullying has increased by 88% over five years, according to a helpline.</b><p>The NSPCC's Childline service said it counselled more than 4,500 children in the past year compared to about 2,400 in 2011-12.<p>The total number suffering …

Tomb cult and the ‘Greek renaissance’: the past in the present in the 8th century BC | Antiquity

Abramson, H. 1979. A hero shrine for Phrontis at Sounion?, California Studies in Classical Antiquity 12: 1–19.<p>Benton, S. 1934/5. Excavations in …

School system does not reward the best head teachers

<b>The school system systematically fails to recognise the head teachers who make the biggest impact in improving pupils' chances, research suggests.</b><p>Heads who focus on short-term success, even at the expense of the long-term, tend to be rewarded by the system.<p>The study looked at 160 schools in England …