Melissa Ramos

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Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg Think This 1 Teaching Method Will Shake Up Education. Here's Why You Should Care | Inc.com

We currently don't have the silver bullet to education. We're not quite sure what works and what doesn't. Maybe it's because we all learn differently. But whatever the reason, "personalized learning" is on the right track -- and Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think so too.<p>We can all acknowledge the …

Bill Gates

Florida Power and Light lobbyists made it illegal to use solar during outages

Florida Power and Light's grid did not fare well under Hurricane Irma, despite the company's assurances that it had spent billions hardening its …

Solar Power

Is California's Drought Really Over? Scientists Say Not So Fast

The California government may have declared the drought over, but scientists say the land still has a lot of catching up to do. A new study has found …

Climate Change

As sea levels rise, where will all the people go?

Climate change could do a number on inland cities<p>Shishmaref, Alaska. Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. The Outer Banks, North Carolina. These are the locales often trotted out to represent the vast swathes of the United States teetering towards inhabitability due to rising sea level caused by …

Climate Change

Eating Meat Is Bad For The Planet: But What About Just Eating Less Meat?

The new book The Reducetarian Solution makes the case that easing our carnivorous tendencies will curb climate change and probably make us all healthier—and is a better solution than trying to make a vegetarian world.<p>Around seven years ago, Brian Kateman was eating a hamburger on a plane as he flew …

Agriculture

Farmer suicides soar in India as deadly heatwave hits 51 degrees Celsius

India has set a new record for its highest-ever recorded temperature – a searing 51 degrees Celsius or 123.8F – amid a devastating heatwave that has …

Climate Change

Climate Change: A Deadly Threat to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef

In the wake of the April 29, 2017, Climate Change March, which drew tens of thousands of protesters alarmed by the Trump Administration's views on …

Climate Change

The Daily Show - Gun Control Whoop-de-doo

A huge international study of gun control finds strong evidence that it actually works

Does gun control help reduce gun deaths? It's a crucially important question in light of the horrible news out of Texas, but even for PhDs, it's a tough one. There's been a mountain of research on the subject, but these dozens of studies conducted over many years and in many different countries …

How are gun laws in these countries different from the U.S.?

50 maps that show how guns are trafficked into every state

It should come as no surprise that 2015 was a strong year for gun sales.<p>The FBI processed more than 23 million background checks in 2015 through the National Instant Background Check System (NICS), shattering the previous record set in 2013.<p>The total number of background checks conducted is …

Guns
Social Media

Why can't we all sing well? Eurovision and the science of song

The Eurovision final raises many questions, but here’s a scientific one: why, when we’re all capable of song, are some of us are Abba whilst others are Scooch?<p>The Eurovision Song Contest, the continent’s annual carnival of the wacky and the weird, celebrates its 60th birthday in Vienna on Saturday …

Flute

The Happiest Countries In The World Might Also Be The Prettiest

(Photo Credit: Getty Images)<p>If you're looking to take a trip to the happiest places on Earth, then here's your bucket list.<p>Every year, the World Happiness Report analyzes a number of nations and then ranks them in order of happiness. Countries are measured based on factors like living standards, …

New Zealand

The Science Behind Why Tony Stark’s Iron Man Suit Doesn’t Kill Him

The New 'The Little Prince' Trailer Is Emotional and Gorgeous

A new international trailer for "The Little Prince" takes viewers on a fantastical voyage, offering breathtaking visuals and evoking lots of heartstring tugging along the way.<p>The flick is the first feature-length, animated adaptation of the classic French novella, "Le Petit Prince," by Antoine de …

Animation

This Robotic Hand Is Inspired By A Chameleon’s Tongue

For creatures without opposable thumbs, chameleons are exceptionally good at reaching out and grabbing things. That’s thanks to their very special tongues. At one and a half times a chameleon’s body length, these tongues can dart out and snatch prey on impact with sticky, gripping flaps of skin. In …

Credit Cards

Meticulously Handcrafted Paper Objects by Zim & Zou | Colossal

<p>Master paper crafting duo Lucie Thomas and Thibault Zimmermann of Zim & Zou (previously) continue to create some of the most eye-catching paper …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

The slow, unsettling burn of Owl Cave's indie horror

Owl Cave popped onto the indie scene in 2013 with a macabre, witty point-and-click adventure called <i>Richard & Alice</i>, which received a slew of rave reviews. Studio co-founder Nina White specializes in crafting vaguely horrific stories packed with tension, and her latest creation, <i>The Charnel House</i> …

The Ultimate Slow Cooker Pudding, Plus 6 Great Pudding Recipes

Fast or slow, pudding is never a thing we don’t want for dessert, an afternoon snack, or hell, even breakfast, eaten cold while standing at the open …

Slow Cookers