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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Book Of The Day: William Shakespeare's Star Wars

Ian Doescher’s new book, William Shakespeare’s Star Wars, translates the entirety of A New Hope into Shakespearean<p>proseform.<p>“Pray, R2-D2, where art …

The End of California?

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

As Human Crisis Takes Priority After Nepal Quake, a Nation’s Treasures Become Its Scrap

How schools kill creativity: Forget standardized tests, here’s how we really engage our kids

Test makers rake in bucks, students and teachers chafe under the strain. Here’s a better way forward for everyone<p>I’ve now worked in education for more than forty years as a teacher, researcher, trainer, examiner, and adviser. I’ve worked with all sorts of people, institutions, and systems in …

The Future Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

<i>English teacher Michael Godsey writes in The Atlantic what he envisions the role of teachers to be in the future. In a nutshell, he sees virtual</i> …

Draw on Student Interests to Make the Common Core Work for You

As the new school year begins, articles and resources dedicated to helping teachers develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core …

Re-Claiming a Moral Profession in Unethical Times

A bitter irony unfolded in New York's budget process this year as Governor Cuomo, in his allegiance to hedge fund campaign contributors, managed to push through ethics reforms alongside an education reform package that stands as the most unethical affront to public education in recent memory.<p>The …

The Easy Way Teachers Can Earn Passive Income

Teaching is a noble profession. However, for all of the important work that is done and the countless young minds that will benefit from their …

New Orleans ended veteran homelessness. Let's do it across America

Ours was the first city in the US to get all veterans off the streets. But there is still much work to do against homelessness across the community and country<p>On any given night, 50,000 of our nation’s veterans are without a safe place to sleep. As First Lady Michelle Obama said: “When a Veteran …

Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal was the "big one" experts have been expecting, based on the region's history and geology.<p>The magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, toppled homes and historic buildings, and killed more than 2,500 …

Natural Disasters
Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson has a lot to say about U.S. school reform (it isn’t good)

The previous post is an excerpt from a new book by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica, titled “Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Changing Education.” Changing education is what Robinson has been all about for some years, as a professor, author, and adviser to governments and numerous …

Education

Why Do High School History Teachers Lecture So Much?

<b>Why Do High School History Teachers Lecture So Much?</b>by <b>Grant Wiggins</b>, Authentic EducationWhy do high school teachers lecture so much?Almost every high …

Teaching

The Secret Art Life of E.E. Cummings

The great modernist poet had a sideline passion—creating a multitude of visual art: 1,600 sketches, drawings, watercolors, and oil paintings during …

Literature

Why a pro photographer shoots on an iPhone

We talk to professional photographer Julian Calverley about making art with a phone -- and the importance of Instagram.<p>Taking photos has long been one of the main selling points of the iPhone, but mobile photography has largely remained the realm of enthusiastic amateurs, populating Instagram and …

The ‘most powerful’ classroom innovation — by the $1 million teaching prize winner

Nancie Atwell is the renowned founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning, an award-winning non-profit independent K-8 demonstration school in Edgecomb, Maine, where she teaches seventh- and eighth-grade writing, reading and history. She is the author of numerous books, including the classic …

Teaching

National Geographic Travel

Nancy Ellen Abrams On A God That Scientists And Philosophers Can Believe In

WASHINGTON (RNS) When she was a teen, Nancy Ellen Abrams told her rabbi that humanity created God.<p>She’s still at it.<p>And according to her new book — “A God that Could Be Real: Spirituality, Science and the Future of Our Planet” — this God emerges from us, not the other way around.<p>Abrams grew up to …

We’re Comfortably Numb and It’s Robbing Us of Our Creativity

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15+ Breathtaking Photos Of Starry Skies That Will Inspire You To Look Up

These stunning photos celebrate Astronomy day, an annual event for astronomy enthusiasts and the general public to share the sky together. Started in …

All about Portrait photography « photography

Portrait photography lighting set up is nothing fancy. It is just the solid portrait lighting that is favorable to the business community. There are …

Cognitive lives scientific

The BBC Radio 4 series <i>The Life Scientific</i> has recently profiled three four, count’em, three four, cognitive scientists.<p>Because the BBC find the …

Europa: Facts About Jupiter's Icy Moon and Its Ocean

Europa is one of the Galilean moons of Jupiter, along with Io, Ganymede and Callisto. Astronomer Galileo Galilei gets the credit for discovering …

Astronomy

National Geographic Travel

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