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Chrissy Teigen says she's 'not good with the Bible' -- Neither am I

Chrissy Teigen struck a nerve when she tweeted on Monday that she is “not good with” the Bible.<p>Teigen, a supermodel, is married to singer John Legend, who will portray Jesus Christ in NBC’s forthcoming live rendition of “Jesus Christ Superstar” that airs Sunday. Just before visiting her husband on …

Historical Evidence That Jesus Rose From the Dead

The historical evidence for the resurrection of Christ is very good. Scholars such as William Lane Craig, J.P. Moreland, Gary Habermas, and others …

6,889-mile Amtrak ride provides coast-to-coast look at U.S.

After more than a day of train travel across the desert Southwest, the green woods in Louisiana outside our sleeping compartment's windows were a pleasant change. But we weren't moving. For hours.<p>The Sunset Limited until then had been making good time, even occasionally extending station stops to …

What Is Li-Fi? The New Alternative To Wi-Fi

Li-Fi is likely to reshape the world in ways Wi-Fi didn’t, by transmitting data through lamps, streetlights, and more.<p>Philips Lighting just unveiled a small coup. It’s providing internet to an entire office in France with nothing but its lights. That’s right, a company known for LED bulbs and …

Internet of Things

Stop What You're Doing and Check These Facebook Privacy Settings on Your Facebook Account. I Was Truly Stunned by Mine

It's not quite panic time, but most people will be surprised by just how many apps they've given permission to access their data.<p>In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytics scandal, and the news now that the Federal Trade Commission has opened an investigation into Facebook's use of private …

Why You Should Never, Ever Drain Your Pasta In The Sink

Don't let that liquid gold circle the drain again.<p>If you drain your pasta water through a colander and down the sink, you’re throwing away an invaluable asset that cooks call “liquid gold.”<p>(The term “liquid gold” has also been used to refer to wood cleaner, hair products and of course, urine. For …

Italian Food

Sit? Stay? Really? Surprising lessons from Kitten Kindergarten

The first lesson of Kitten Kindergarten is that there is such a thing as Kitten Kindergarten.<p>“When I told people at work I was coming here, no one …

The Simple Questions to Ask Every Time You Open Your Bible

Written by: Justin TaylorI recently sat down with New Testament professor Matthew Harmon to ask him some questions about his new book, <i>Asking the</i> …

Theology

Total solar eclipses are going totally extinct

In 1695, Edmond Halley discovered that eclipses recorded in ancient history did not match calculations for the times or places of those eclipses.<p>Starting with records of eclipses in his day and the observed motion of the moon and sun, he used Isaac Newton's new theory of universal gravitation …

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Is One of the Few Places to Watch Synchronous Fireflies

Tips on how you can experience this natural phenomenon<p>As dusk deepened into inky darkness, the light show began. At first, it was just a few quick …

Nature

14 Things Ridiculously Successful People Do Every Day | Inc.com

Having close access to ultra-successful people can yield some pretty incredible information about who they really are, what makes them tick, and, most important, what makes them so successful and productive.<p><b>"Whenever you see a successful person, you only see the public glories, never the private</b> …

Time Management

Badlands National Park: 10 tips for your visit to the park

Driving through southwest South Dakota, Badlands National Park seems to appear from nowhere, suddenly appearing in the sweeping valley landscape. Millions of years of erosion have carved out beautiful buttes, canyons and gullies, attracting about 1 million visitors annually from around the world to …

National Parks

Google My Activity shows everything that company knows about its users – and there’s a lot

Google has launched a new site that shows absolutely everything it knows about its users. And there’s an awful lot of it.<p>The new My Activity page …

Must-Have Google Drive Add-Ons for Docs and Sheets - Small Business Trends

Two of the most used office applications are word processors and spreadsheets. And the two software solutions that have most dominated the market and …

Apps

Google opens up its Virtual Reality field trips for all, debuts new apps and services for teachers

On the heels of Amazon’s entry into the learning materials market, Google this morning also unveiled a series of product announcements aimed at expanding use of Google products and technologies in the classroom setting. At the ISTE conference today, the company introduced a number of new tools for …

Will Amazon Change the Way Teachers Find Lesson Plans?

Amazon is launching a new platform with thousands of free lesson plans, activities, and other instructional materials for teachers.

Teaching

Amazon Is Taking On Google in the Battle for the Classroom

Amazon is looking to deepen its ties to the education world with a new online marketplace for lesson plans, curriculum, and other resources that …

LEDs Could Replace Your Wi-Fi

The future of wireless communication is bright<p>Whenever you use Wi-Fi to text or download a <i>Serial</i> podcast, the data travels over radio waves. The trouble is that these waves occupy such a narrow pathway along the electromagnetic spectrum, which limits the available bandwidth for smartphones and …

Wi-Fi

Smithsonian releases Learning Lab for everyone to use museum resources

<b>WASHINGTON, DC</b><b>.-</b> The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access today debuts the Smithsonian Learning Lab, an engaging online toolkit that …

Best Chrome extensions for productivity

Whether you're a notorious procrastinator or just looking to block out some unwanted distractions when you need to buckle down and focus, here are …

Google

Nasa releases retro posters for its voyage to Mars – how to download the free artwork

Nasa has released a series of mock recruitment posters for its future voyages to Mars. The agency has published retro artwork seeking to inspire …

Names of four new elements on periodic table presented for public review

International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry says names will pay tribute to Japan, Moscow, Tennessee and a Russian scientist<p>There will soon be four new names on the periodic table after scientists decided to use recently discovered elements to pay tribute to Japan, Moscow, Tennessee and a …

Chemistry

Not All Teachers Want to Become Administrators

On my first day of summer break, I ran into an acquaintance in the store. He asked how the school year went, what my plans were for the summer, and commented on how he couldn't believe this was already my fifth year of teaching. Then came the question I can't stand.<p>"You seem like such a talented …

Google Forms: Do NOT Duplicate Forms - Teacher Tech

Google Forms One Version<p>Having a single version of things is one of the things that make using Google Apps different from the old days of Office. You …

25 Tips and Tricks for Smart Home Nerdvana

The Internet of Things, or IoT, is a great little buzz word for Internet-controlled home automation equipment. Sensors and chips to control electronics have gotten so small and cheap that they can now be put into most electronics around the house. And apps on phones and tablets have gotten so smart …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching

The Goal of Missions May Not Be What You Think

What happened on January 2, 1998, altered the course of my (Chase’s) life.<p>Along with thousands of other college students, I attended the second …

Schoolchildren with no shoes on 'do better and behave better in the classroom', research shows

Schoolchildren who attend their lessons wearing no shoes are likely to obtain better grades and behave better than those who wear them, a decade-long academic research has revealed.<p>‘Shoeless’ children are more likely to arrive to school earlier, leave later and read more, according to new research …

Northern Europe

A New App Illuminates the Hidden Histories of Everyday Places

'Poetic Places' uses geolocation to hit you up when you happen across a place described or recorded in literature, poetry, and paintings.<p>Walk around any city and you'll find indications of its past, be they buildings, place names, or other markers. But a lot of its stories, both historic and in …

The One Smartphone Hack Guaranteed To Make You More Productive

It's deceptively simple but extraordinarily effective.<p>The other day, around 3 p.m., I had one of those "moments" at work. You know--when you feel overwhelmed by how much you have to do, and at the same time frustrated at how little you've accomplished so far.<p>Just then, my phone vibrated--a text …