All over the country are schools that demonstrate the power they have to help students from all backgrounds learn to high levels. They don't often attract attention, in part because they are busy doing
As clever as smart thermostats can be, they usually have only a limited sense of what's going on in your home. They may know that it's cool in the hallway, but not that it's roasting in the living room.
Angkor Wat may be covered in graffiti—but don’t worry, it’s invisible. Built in the early 12th century, Cambodia’s architecturally iconic temple is known for its intricate carvings, some of them stretching
Wild, windswept, rocky and remote, Astypalaia is not an obvious place for the unearthing of some of the world's earliest erotic graffiti. Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a specialist in prehistoric
New fossil dates show our ancient cousins disappeared 40,000 years ago. The Neanderthals died out about 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, new fossil dating suggests, adding to evidence that
Johnathan Leow is the author of “The Crowdfunded Kit.” This post originally appeared on his blog. I commonly get asked what is the best crowdfunding website for your startup. In order to answer this question,
Researchers struggle to find the most efficient—and least expensive—way to bring solar energy to consumers even when the sun isn't shining. While engineers build cheaper and more efficient solar panels
Helicopter parents, rejoice: FiLIP’s technology lets you keep track of your kids. An estimated 60% of parents in the United States get their pre-teens cell phones, for reasons like peace of mind and safety.
Forget what you've seen in the movies, the biggest cause of snowslides might surprise you. Despite what you may think, yelling isn't likely to trigger an avalanche. Neither will a sonic boom or a low-flying
In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, scientists have found evidence of a period of an unusual stretch of warmth and wetness in Mongolia between the years 1211 and 1225 — the exact time that Genghis
Created by MIT Media Lab, GIFGIF is a new project that tries to analyze the emotive power of GIFs. Which GIF better expresses happiness? This one of Ren and Stimpy bouncing up and down, or this one of
In this Royal Institution animation about a group of revolutionary thinkers who changed the way we see mathematics, we see that maths isn't just about performing calculations, but a way of understanding
Nick Ballard has had heart palpitations on and off since high school. Always tech-savvy, Ballard started tracking his health with gadgets like glucose monitors, pedometers and heart rate monitors to see
Bob Horan creates video and motion graphics content at Ticketleap. You can read occasional things he says on Twitter or look at things he eats on Instagram. This post originally appeard on his Medium Here
Thinking about the end of the world is something that most people try to avoid; for others, it’s a profession. The Future of Humanity Institute at the University of Oxford, UK specializes in looking at
Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at ooomf, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and
Jason Freedman is the co-founder of 42Floors, making it easy for everyone to rent office space. He’s a two-time Y Combinator alum and blogs regularly on humbledMBA. This post was originally published the
We assume that enthusiastic words motivate children to try harder. But when you look at the evidence, it’s not that clear-cut. It all depends on the wording. Your child presents you with their latest creation.
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