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How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

Woolly mammoth will be back from extinction within two years, say Harvard scientists

"Woolly mammoths" could be brought back from extinction within two years, the scientists behind a groundbreaking resurrection project have said.<p>World-renowned geneticist Prof George Church and his team at Harvard University have been working for the past two years on recreating the DNA blueprint of …

The 2 most dangerous numbers in the universe are threatening the end of physics

It's the idea that we are reaching the absolute limit of what we can understand about the world around us through science.<p>"The next few years may tell us whether we'll be able to continue to increase our understanding of nature or whether maybe, for the first time in the history of science, we …

Christians Are Bad at Science When You Remind Them a Lot of People Think Christians Are Bad at Science

You may not be familiar with the term <i>stereotype threat</i>, but chances are high you are familiar with the thing itself. It’s when you inadvertently …

Earth Has A Layer No One Knew About

Just like onions and cartoon ogres<p>Our perspective of Earth tends to be very shallow--literally. Everything we experience, from the deepest depths of the ocean to the highest mountain peaks, only skims the top of the outermost layer of the Earth, the crust, which is about 4 miles thick under the …

What is the Penrose Inquiry?

Thousands of NHS patients were inadvertently infected with deadly diseases after being given contaminated blood in the 1970s and 1980s - now the Government is set to apologise<p><b>What is the Penrose Inquiry?</b><p>Back in the 1970s and 1980s, thousands of National Health Service patients were inadvertently …

Electrifying secrets behind killer eels

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, UNITED STATES (Reuters and Vanderbilt University) - Researchers have started to unravel the mysteries of how eels hunt, shock, and kill their prey. The findings come at the end of a nine-month study of the way in which the electric eel uses high-voltage electrical discharges …

Biology

Crystal amaze: how a chameleon changes colour revealed

Altering the space between tiny crystals allows lizards to reflect a specific wavelength of light and camouflage themselves, study finds<p>It is one of nature’s most spectacular displays and now scientists have shown how the chameleon changes colour.<p>A study has found that the lizards possess a layer …

New Goodyear Tires Harness Friction To Help Power Your Car

Where the rubber meets the road, there's energy to be gained<p>When it comes to energy, heat is a big waste. Sometimes we can put waste heat to good use, like by redirecting steam from power plants to heat homes. But a lot of other times, heat is just lost. Take, for instance, when your car tires run …

Thoth Hermes Trismegistus and his Ancient School of Mysteries

Thoth Hermes Trismegistus is portrayed by the Egyptians as the moon god with the body of a man, head of an ibis, and a crescent moon over his head. …

6 Advanced Ancient Inventions Beyond Modern Understanding

By Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times<p>We’ve lost the secret to making some of history’s most useful inventions, and for all of our ingenuity and discoveries, …

The Zero in Math—Why Nothing Matters

The discovery of zero—apparently the brainchild of several cultures worldwide—gave mathematicians not just a counting aid but a means to far more …

Genetic Memory: How We Know Things We Never Learned

I met my first savant 52 years ago and have been intrigued with that remarkable condition ever since. One of the most striking and consistent things …

Molecular Biology