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4 practical ways to teach critical thinking in the classroom

19 December 2016<p>There’s an often-touted debate in modern education about the nature of the teaching in schools. For a long time, it has been believed …

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

Motivation

37 Techniques to Calm an Anxious Child

Imagine you are driving in the car. You look in the rearview mirror and see your child trying to shrink into her seat.<p>“What’s wrong?” you ask.<p>“I don’t want to go to the birthday party.”<p>“But you’ve been excited all week. There will be cake and games and a bounce house. You love all of those things,” …

Mindfulness

Is There Another 'You' Out There In A Parallel Universe?

One of the most exciting and enticing topics to speculate about is the idea that our reality — our Universe the way it is and the way we experience it — might not be the only version of events out there. Perhaps there are other Universes, perhaps even with different versions of ourselves, different …

Dark Matter

Interactive periodic table finally clues us in to what elements are used for

Looking at the periodic table, most of us have no issues identifying the use of certain elements. Sodium, carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and others are no-brainers but what about the less talked about elements.<p>Seriously, do you know what Vanadium is used for? How about Polonium? Of course you don’t. …

Chemistry

Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN turned on, it’s brought with it an incredible slew of results. Large numbers of rare, exotic and unstable particles have been created, and their decays have been measured to unprecedented precision. The Higgs boson has been created and observed to have a mass …

Physics

What makes a good teacher? Why certifications and standards don’t guarantee quality educators

Nations across the globe are undergoing education reform to improve teacher quality<p><i>This piece originally appeared on The Conversation.</i><p>Most of us know the difference a good teacher makes in the life of a child. Many global institutions working to improve access to education, such as the United …

Education

Plato Questioned Whether the Beauty of Math Could Makes Us Better People

This is the second diablog* with Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. RNG is a philosopher, novelist, certified MacArthur “genius,” winner of a National …

PLATO

The 20 Most Important Battles of World War II

The clashes that shaped the course of the deadliest war of all time.<p>World War II was the greatest conflict in history, carried out on a scale almost impossible to grasp. In many ways it was the first modern war, in which airpower played a vital role both on land and at sea, but many actions were …

Researcher finds possible evidence for a human sixth sense

Could it be possible that humans have a sixth sense after all? A researcher who has dedicated his life to analysing how human’s interact with the …

7 rules-of-thumb to follow in aquaponics

19 Aug 2015<p>From a media bed unit start-up in Bangkok to a fully developed 120 households deep water culture (DWC) unit in Ethiopia, aquaponics is …

Aquaponics

Playing An Instrument Is Like Training Your Brain Tremendously, Science Says

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”<p>— Ludwig van Beethoven<p>Beethoven intuitively knew what recent research has discovered; …

The 4 Newest Elements on The Periodic Table Have Just Been Named

Tennessee, represent!<p>Back in January, officials announced that four new elements had earned a permanent spot on the periodic table, with elements …

University of Tennessee

DNA of Ancient Phoenician Could Make Us Reconsider History of Human Migration

05/27/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>A rare genome has been identified in an ancient body pulled from a sarcophagus on a site near ancient Carthage, in a discovery which could throw new light on the history of human movement. …

Why Is The Expansion Of The Universe Always Drawn Like A Cylinder?

<i>Why is the shape of the universe depicted as a cone?</i><p><i>If the universe is expanding with all points moving away from each other, how come it is depicted as cylindrical with the expansion outward mostly in one direction?</i><p>I have gotten a <i>lot</i> of questions about diagrams of the Universe’s expansion. I must …

Universe
Apps

Physicists Just Found a Link Between Dark Energy And The Arrow of Time

Is dark energy the reason time moves forward?<p>For years, physicists have attempted to explain dark energy - a mysterious influence that pushes space …

Dark Matter

23 Easy Baking Tips That'll Make Your Dessert Dreams Come True

Life should always be this sweet.

3tags.org

Ancient Irish musical history found in modern India

Related images<br>(click to enlarge)<p>An archaeologist studying musical horns from iron-age Ireland has found musical traditions, thought to be long dead, …

India

Global warming won’t just change the weather—it could trigger massive earthquakes and volcanoes

Bill McGuire is not optimistic about humanity’s future. In his book, <i>Waking the Giant: How a changing climate triggers earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes</i>, he explains why.<p>By his estimation, carbon dioxide emissions from human activity since industrialization began have changed the trajectory of …

Climate Change

5 hobbies that will make you smarter

Work is never enough.<p>We all need to have hobbies other than our work to add value to our lives.<p>Finding activities that are rejuvenating is important, because it helps us maintain a proper work-life balance.<p>To prevent mental and emotional burnout, we need to disrupt our routines with a spark of …

Self-improvement

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire Your Happiness and Success | Inc.com

We all want to be happy and successful, but no matter how positive we try to be, sometimes events can overtake us--bringing us down. When you feel uninspired, take a few minutes to read the words of some very inspiring people. You just might get the lift you need to take you to your happy (and …

Motivation

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Holds True for Early Universe, 3D Map Confirms

Just over one hundred years after Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity, scientists have mapped nearly 3,000 ancient galaxies to …

A Huge Unnamed Dwarf Planet, Almost the Size of Pluto, Has Been Hiding in Our Solar System

In a universe full of planets, 2007 OR10 is something special. It’s big, just slightly smaller than the size of Pluto. And it’s close, within our …

Daedalus

Daedalus is a figure from Greek mythology famous for his clever inventions and as the architect of the Minotaur’s labyrinth on Crete. He is also the …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Music Can Help You Be Productive, As Long As It’s The Right Music

Lots of people <b>use music</b> to make themselves more <b>productive</b>. For some of us it works, for others, not so much. Maybe those who can’t listen while they …

Productivity

3tags.org

The Anatomy of a Personality

In the Enneagram system of personality, one of the 9 types is our main one. We also have a special connection to four other types: our two wings and …

Psychology