Ang Hoeltke

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How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: courtesy of Colin Price and the Designer Fund.<p>Every morning Khan Academy’s lead designer, Jason Rosoff, spends the …

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Texas Overhauls Textbook Approval To Ease Tensions Over Evolution

The Texas Board of Education, which has long been an ideological battleground for the teaching of evolution, says it will limit the use of citizen review panels and instead give priority to teachers in determining science and history curricula.<p>Because Texas public schools represent such a large …

Bill Nye: Future of U.S. economy at stake in Texas Board of Education evolution debate

The Science Guy weighs in on how teaching kids about evolution will impact the U.S. economy well into the future<p>Members of the Texas Board of Education who don't want evolution taught in the state's schools have to contend with there being a legend on the other side of the issue — none other than …

Bill Cosby, Still Himself After All These Years

Comedian Bill Cosby has been in show business for 50 years, and he celebrated on Comedy Central over the weekend with a stand-up special — his first in 30 years — called <i>Far From Finished.</i><p>That earlier special, called <i>Bill Cosby Himself,</i> inspired one of the most popular sitcoms in TV history: <i>The Cosby</i> …

Photo Series Captures the Stunning Beauty of Siamese Fighting Fish

A few years ago, Bangkok-based photographer Visarute Angkatavanich started selling his work through microstock sites, and so he went in search of …

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3 Pilates Moves for Bikini Abs

As the weather gets beachier and beachier (or, if you're like me and live a gajillion miles away from a beach—poolier and poolier), the possibility of having to wear a bathing suit goes up by about 97 percent. So if you want to prep your midsection for sun exposure, add this series of ab-blasting …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut | Colossal

<p>Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own …

Photographer Documents His Beloved Wife’s Heartbreaking Battle with Cancer

I guess this is one of those posts where I’m supposed to tout the power of photography, to congratulate myself and all of you for taking part in an …

Nonprofits

VIDEO: Russell Brand And His Call For Revolution

A BBC interview with comedian/actor Russell Brand is getting attention today because, it's said, he speaks for many younger adults who are fed up with politics and politicians.<p>Brand, who seems almost proud to say he's never voted, makes the case that "the lies, treachery and deceit of the political …

5 Deadly Mistakes To Avoid When Shooting Portraits

Portrait photography is one of the most popular varieties of photography in part because it allows the photographer to be diverse, creative, and tell …

Street Photography

Chilean men carved swastikas into body of gay man they killed

Four men convicted of murder of Daniel Zamudio, which sparked national debate in Chile about hate crimes<p>Four Chilean men have been convicted of first-degree murder for beating to death a gay man and carving swastikas into his body.<p>Daniel Zamudio's death set off a national debate in the country …

Five Stories You'll Care about in Politics Next Week

It's a new era in Washington, but somehow it feels like an old era – members of Congress have skipped town, President Obama is calling for a new …

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Fossil Find Points To A Streamlined Human Lineage

Fossils of human ancestors are rare. You could pile all the ones that scientists have found in the back of a pickup truck.<p>But a remarkable site in Georgia, in the former Soviet Union, has produced a rich group of bones dating back almost 2 million years — and the discovery is shaking the family …

Magnificent Shots of Lightning Zapping the Grand Canyon

Photographer Rolf Maeder was able to capture some magnificent multiple lightning strikes zapping the Grand Canyon under atmospheric stormy skies, …

National Parks

Why House Stenographer Dianne Reidy Snapped

The shutdown upset Dianne Reidy, her husband says. Something else kept her up at night. By Michael Daly.<p>The husband of the 48-year-old woman who is …

Why A Swiss Proposal To Give Every Citizen $2,800 Each Month Is So Radical

Switzerland has a very direct style of democracy. For example, changes to the constitution, or "popular initiatives," can be proposed by members of the public and are voted on if more than 100,000 people sign them. If a majority of voters and cantons (Swiss states) agree, the change can be come law.<p>…

Income Inequality

What We Learned From The Shutdown

Americans learned a lot during the partial government shutdown. Folks realized, for example, that they took the Smithsonian Institutions and Washington D.C.'s famous monuments for granted, and that you don't truly appreciate a Panda Cam until it's gone.<p>We all also learned about some surprising …

We all know it's a good idea to grab a snack after you hit the gym—but what, exactly, happens to your body if you don't?<p>"As a result of ongoing discussions, Netflix and the producers have written Danny Masterson out of 'The Ranch," a spokesperson for Netflix said<p>Whether they've managed to always …

F.lux Helps Computer Addicts Sleep Better

I discovered F.lux earlier this year, and it has changed how I work. F.lux is a program that sits quietly on your Mac, Windows or Linux computer removing the blue light emitted by your screen which can cause your body to subconsciously delay its natural timings — and adversely affect your sleep.<p>In …

The Dumbest Reaction To The Nonsense Yet

Leave it to our old pal, Huckleberry J. Butchmeup, to take home the House Cup for stupid.<p>"We won't be the last political party to overplay our hand. It might happen one day on the Democratic side. And if it did, would Republicans, for the good of the country, kinda give a little? We really did go …

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Conservative Activists Don't Really Care If They're Hurting The Republican Party

At the Values Voter Summit, no one is worried about polls showing their anti-Obamacare crusade doing damage to the GOP's image. "I consider myself more of a conservative than... a straight Republican."<p>WASHINGTON — On the eve of the Values Voter Summit — an annual pep rally for devout social …

Opportunity Lost: How Schwarzenegger failed to rescue California GOP

Arnold Schwarzeneggerhas a story he has often told about the lightning-strike moment he became a Republican.<p>He had just arrived in the United States in the roiling year 1968, with the closely fought<p>Richard Nixon-Hubert Humphrey presidential race in full swing. He remembers watching television as a …

European Union

In Ariz., A Solar Plant That Powers 70,000 Homes Day Or Night

Outside Phoenix, Ariz., on Wednesday, a power company turned on one of the largest solar power plants of its kind in the world. But unlike other solar farms, this plant continues giving power to 70,000 Arizona households long after the sunset.<p>The Solana plant uses 3,200 mirrors that are tilted so …

APOD: Cometary Globules (2013 Oct 12) Image Credit & Copyright: Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) & DSS; Assembly and Processing: Robert Gendler http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131012.html Explanation: Bright-rimmed, flowing shapes gather near the center of this rich starfield toward the boarders of the nautical southern constellations Pupis and Vela. Composed of interstellar gas and dust, the grouping of light-year sized cometary globules is about 1300 light-years distant. Energetic ultraviolet light from nearby hot stars has molded the globules and ionized their bright rims. The globules also stream away from the Vela supernova remnant which may have influenced their swept-back shapes. Within them, cores of cold gas and dust are likely collapsing to form low mass stars, whose formation will ultimately cause the globules to disperse. In fact, cometary globule CG30 (upper right in the group) sports a small reddish glow near its head, a telltale sign of energetic jets from a star in the early stages of formation. http://www.robgendlerastropics.com/ http://www.naoj.org/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131012 #APOD

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