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An Oxford maths professor explains how an unsolved mystery of prime numbers makes the internet a safer place

Marcus du Sautoy, mathematician and author of The Great Unknown, explained how "the more we understand about primes, the more insecure our codes are on the internet."<p>He told Business Insider: "If there is a pattern [with prime numbers] it might have very big implications because internet …

The Hunt For Lost Logos Of The U.S.S.R.

With keen detective work, one designer is compiling the lesser-known graphic history of the Soviet era.<p>Some people collect stamps or postcards. The Lithuanian graphic designer Rokas Sutkaitis collects logos from the Soviet Union–and then posts them on Instagram.<p>Sutkaitis began hunting for …

Graphic Design

A Visual Guide To Statistics

A Brown University student creates math lessons for the more visually inclined among us.<p>Statisticians are one of the fastest growing jobs in the country–and for good reason. “As data becomes more and more a part of people’s lives, statistics is becoming more a part of people’s lives,” says Daniel …

Data Visualization

Y Combinator opens registration for its free Startup School online course

Y Combinator is making its Startup School event available to more people in the form of a massively open online course (MOOC). Starting today, you can register for a spot to watch the various industry leaders and entrepreneurs that the startup program has lined up to guest lecture during this …

Startups

Germ History: Milkmaids Inspire Vaccines, But The Germs Keep Coming

<b>What Causes Pandemics? We Do</b><p>NPR explores the causes behind our new hyperinfectious era. Join the conversation with the hashtag #KillerViruses or tweet us @NPRGoatsAndSoda<p>For most of human history, we had a lot of bad ideas about how we were getting sick. We also had plenty of bad ideas about how to …

Want to Be a Better Learner? Consider How Pilots Train to Fly a Plane

Research shows it's possible to improve even the most elusive skills through targeted training and a focused process.<p><i>In his book,</i> Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything<i>, Ulrich Boser discusses methods for</i> …

Learning

Undulating wave of LEGO colors is completely mezmerizing

<b>Berthil van Beek</b> loves making some of the coolest LEGO machines around. Just a few week ago we highlighted his awesome LEGO ball maze that …

How Being Married To A Novelist Has Made Me A Better Entrepreneur

One startup founder on learning from his wife’s career that “creative people are ruthless, incisive entrepreneurs” by necessity.<p>I’m the founder of a video marketing platform, but my wife grew up without a TV.<p>As a kid, Donna spent her days scanning <i>Reader’s Digest</i> with her grandmother, reading …

Entrepreneurship

How a dermatologist prepped her skin for her own wedding

<i>Dr Geeta Mehra Fazalbhoy</i><p>Behind every radiant, blushing bride is a squad of skin experts and make-up artists. While the foundations and highlighters …

7 Quotes of a Lifetime

Quotes that make a difference cause us to think. They become our mantra.<p>Many of us have our favorite quotes, and I have often wondered, what makes some statements so powerful that they stick out? What makes some phrases relevant for generations?<p>Experts tell us that humans are aspirational, and when …

Leadership

Amazon's Alexa can teach you something new via an app from Curiosity

For those moments when dinner conversation stalls, Amazon's voice assistant Alexa can now throw out quirky facts on demand through an app by Curiosity, a Chicago-based media company.<p>Curiosity introduced the free app — known as a "skill" on the Alexa platform — in December. It's one of the first …

Amazon Echo

The diet that can relieve hypertension and high blood pressure

Ever wondered why diets never work? For one, they’re sometimes so convoluted, you can only make it for a few days until you eventually break and …

How Four Physicists With Disabilities Shaped Our World

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Physics

What to say if your child asks, 'what's the point of maths?'

Reports suggest that young people’s negative attitudes towards maths are increasing, even as early as primary school. This is largely due to the …

Mathematics

Get Your Damn Novel Written Already! Three Critical Rules

This post doesn’t have anything that is new. It just cuts to the chase and lets you in on the bare essentials of writing.<p>First things first….there …

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2016 – Part Two

Time for another end-of-year ”The Best…” list.<p>As usual, In order to make it on this list, games had to:<p>* be accessible to English Language Learners.<p>* …

How to Factor a Number

A number's <i>factors</i> are numbers which multiply together to form it as a product. Another way of thinking of this is that every number is the product of …

Mathematics

Using Technology to Teach the Art of Asking Questions (Blog)

By Eileen McGivney & Paul KimTechnological innovations have the potential to transform education, but only if they encourage a more active learning …

Amazing Health Benefits Of 20 Fruits And Vegetables!

Fruits and vegetables are a vital part of a person’s diet, reducing the risk for a variety of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer, even …

7 Starbucks Copycats You Can Make Way Healthier (and Cheaper) at Home

There’s something about treating yourself to a holiday drink or fancy caffeinated beverage that puts a little more pep in your step than an average …

5 takeaways from Trump's first 5 days

The president-elect is learning what he's up against — and so is the country.<p>This is what winging it looks like, America.<p>Donald Trump is compulsively improvisational and ran the most successful back-of-the-napkin operation in American political history, but the challenge confronting him is, by his …

Donald Trump

Tube map for A-level maths aims to drive smart thinking

All aboard the Number line!<p>Mathematics is the most popular A-level in the UK. But it’s not turning out the right kind of mathematician.<p>“There is a frustration in maths faculties that students are arriving with top marks and yet they can’t bring together different ideas. They are so very fluent but …

Cambridge University

8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students Better

A Teacher’s New Best Friend: Amazon Inspire

Amazon Inspire is a marketplace of free resources for teachers and educational institutions. What does this mean for the future of online …

Education Technology

How to Convert Images to Text (OCR) With Google Drive

Let’s say you have a scanned copy of your textbook in image format and you want to convert them into text where you can edit it in your text editor, …

Great Google Search Strategies Every Student Can Use - Infographic

A couple of years ago I published 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use. In that post I included a small PDF to distribute to students. The …

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

<b>10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>For the Google Generation, information isn’t scarce, and knowing has the …

Is Free-Range Better Than Cage-Free? What You Should Know Before Buying Eggs

As mindbodygreen readers, we're well-informed about how to lead a healthy and sustainable life. Perhaps you buy only organic produce, compost in your …

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2016

The apps recognized as Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the AASL's</i> …