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Google Maps: 5 expert tips you should be using

Google Maps has long set the standard for how maps and navigation apps should function on a smartphone. On your Android device, it’s likely one of the best apps you use, and it’s even better once you start poking and prodding its settings panel. But are you getting everything you can out of Google …

Google Maps

Al Franken Unbound, and the Scaramucci Call

Al Franken spent decades as a comedy writer and performer, but his career in humor became a liability when he ran for Senate. He talks with David Remnick about questioning Jeff Sessions during his confirmation hearing. And Ryan Lizza plays back the late-night phone call from Anthony Scaramucci that …

A Face-to-Face Request Is 34 Times More Successful than an Email

Imagine you need people to donate to a cause you care about. How do you get as many people as possible to donate? You could send an email to 200 of your friends, family members, and acquaintances. Or you could ask a few of the people you encounter in a typical day—face-to-face—to donate. Which …

Pole Reversal Happens All The (Geologic) Time

Earth's magnetic field has flipped its polarity many times over the millennia - but this causes no dramatic effects, and will not lead to problems in …

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How Diversity Makes Us Smarter

<i>(Editor’s note (1/30/17): In response to President Donald Trump’s immigration order to close U.S. borders to refugees and visitors from seven</i> …

5 Calls

7 settings to change right away on iOS 10

Just downloaded the latest version of iOS? Here are seven settings to change now.<p>iOS 10 brings plenty of new features and interface tweaks to improve the performance of your device. But there are some settings you may want to change right off the bat.<p>Stop tracking your location<p>Like previous …

NASA - Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21

Total Solar Eclipse of 2017 Aug 21<p><b>Google Maps and Solar Eclipse Paths</b><p>Your web browser must have <b>Javascript</b> turned on.<p>The following browsers have been …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

5 Books to Read This Summer

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NASA's Gorgeous Retro-Future Posters Celebrate Space Travel

“Visions of the Future” is where design meets the deepest reaches of space. A creative team known within The Jet Propulsion Laboratory as “The Studio” created 14 retro-chic posters to celebrate the work at JPL and NASA here on Earth and way, way beyond. The posters are available for free …

Space Science

Watch the First and Final Frames of Popular TV Shows

Diving into a new TV show is a serious time commitment. While movies tell a finite story over the course of a few hours, TV shows can run for years, …

5 Things You Did Not Know About Google Forms - Teacher Tech

Google Forms Tips<p>Skip Pages<p>Google Forms allows you to create pages so that all of the questions are not all on one screen. In some circumstances the …

Education Technology

It’s Time to Retire Your Trusty Day Planner

Evernote is a 21st century day planner. In Part 4 of his productivity series for school leaders, organization consultant and former principal Frank …

Evernote

Is Solar Power Worth It?

Here's a question: Is solar power worth it?<p>That kind of depends on where you live.<p>Continue Reading<p>If you're in an area that gets lots of sun and …

Solar Power

Carol Dweck Makes Strongest Statement Yet On Growth Mindset Misuse

Professor Carol Dweck has been speaking and writing about what she considers as misuse of the growth mindset concept (you can see links to those …

Self-improvement

7 Schools that have scrapped the traditional preschool classroom for something Better

When kids go outside and play in nature, there are real benefits to both physical health and emotional well-being. The only problem is, kids are …

Kids

How much does it cost to charge iPhones, Android phones and Macs?

Are you worried your smartphone addiction also comes with hidden additional costs, like a higher energy bill? You actually shouldn’t as the yearly …

Android Phones

What's it like to be Jar Jar? Find out from the man who played him

Ahmed Best, the actor who played the bumbling Gungan in the Star Wars prequels, talks about the backlash against Jar Jar and what it's like to get a piggyback ride from Liam Neeson.<p>Imagine that you're a theater actor who's been tapped to play a major role in one of the most anticipated movies of …

You Might Want To Buy A Quadcopter Now

NBC News has reported the US Government may implement regulations in the coming days that would require anyone who buys an unmanned aircraft system …

Drones

This Simple Survey Could Help Close The Achievement Gap

One researcher is "cautiously optimistic" that it could improve student-teacher relationships around the world.<p>Teachers, do you want your students to perform better in school?<p>Then take the survey below, have your students take the survey and compare the answers you have in common.<p>(Full survey can …

Getting Things Done - Trying to explain how to use "The Inbox"

In GTD 3.0 - my updated Getting Things Done workflow, I go through all the steps how I use the GTD methodology and philosophy. You can see the whole …

Brainstorming

Eight great apps for chemistry teachers

Which chemistry apps are worth installing? Teachers talk about their favourites.

Apps

Is Walking as Good a Workout as Running?

There are many reasons why people start running: busting stress, boosting energy, or snagging that treadmill next to a longtime gym crush are just a few. What's more, running can keep your heart healthy, improve your mood, stave off sickness, and aid in weight loss. (1) But depending on your …

Winning astronomy photos of the year show our amazing universe (pictures)

Prominence from the sun<p>Astronomy photo contest overall winner<p>Skyscapes runner-up<p>Silk Skies with aurora<p>Triangulum galaxy glows<p>Face of the moon<p>Star trails<p>Comet crossing a nebula<p>Omega Centauri shines<p>Top youth astronomy photographer<p>Green aurora in Norway<p>Pinhole view of the sun's trails

To better teach physics, let students decide - Futurity

An updated approach to a pendulum experiment in physics suggests that a new approach to lab courses could boost critical thinking.