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Web-Based, Interactive Learning Helps Middle Schoolers Excel in Science

Teaching & Learning with Tech<p>A new study shows that web-based learning tools in the classroom promote science literacy for underachieving students. …

Education Technology

All About STEM High Schools

What is a STEM school? It used to mean there were a few more science and math classes.<p>These days, the best STEM schools engage students in real …

College & University

The Outbound Journal

One teacher's brilliant idea to stop school shootings has nothing to do with guns

A few weeks ago, I went into my son Chase's class for 
tutoring. I'd e-mailed Chase's teacher one evening and said, "Chase keeps telling me that this stuff you're sending home 
is math—but I'm not sure I believe him. Help, please." She 
e-mailed right back and said, "No problem! I can tutor Chase …

Teaching

When cream hits coffee, the math is magical

There’s some pretty incredible physics happening in your morning cup of coffee. Cream and coffee obviously mix, but when they first come into contact, the cream actually tends to hover briefly on the hot surface—and researchers just figured out exactly how it works.<p>By recording the process at 2,000 …

Coffee

World's Deepest-Living Fish Found Five Miles Beneath the Sea Surface

The oceans’s deepest point is <i>Challenger Deep,</i> a chasm <i></i>almost 11000 meters (36,200 feet) below the surface. Few fish species can stand this dark, …

Donald Trump's Empty Chair Stunt Backfires Hilariously

That didn't go as planned.<p>President Donald Trump’s odd photo op on Tuesday with a pair of empty chairs has quickly turned into a new meme ― and probably not the one he was hoping for.<p>The chairs were supposedly reserved for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader …

A Tiny Island Used as a Nuclear Dumpsite Is About to Be Submerged by Water

By Joe McCarthy<p>The Enewetak Atoll is all but invisible on Google Maps. Halfway between Australia and Hawaii, the ribbon of land is home to a small …

How to Engage Any Student Via Gamification

How students can learn while having fun in class.

Teaching

We should be cautious about classroom tech

education<p>There is an old joke that asks “where does an 800-pound gorilla sleep?” To which the answer is “anywhere it wants”. Today, that large ape is …

The Easiest Effing Soup Recipe Ever — Seriously

I have not always been into cooking. At one time, my diet consisted mostly of Lean Pockets and "salads" made with only carrots and ranch dressing. For my wedding, my husband and I registered mostly for camping gear. We wanted sleeping bags and water filtration systems, not blenders and toasters. As …

7 Ways To Prepare For Your First 5K That Have Nothing To Do With Running

If you've never run a race before—whether it's a 5K, 10K, or full-on marathon—it can be intimidating. It can also be really hard to know where to …

Marathons

Roald Dahl at 100: A Reading List

When I was in elementary school in the eighties, being read to in class was such a treat — and something I really miss. The weekly reading hour that …

Midlife Physical Activity Associated With Better Cognition in Old Age

<i>Summary: A new study reports those who participate in physical activity during middle age showed better cognitive function later in life.</i><p>Source: …

Dementia

9 Side Plank Variations That’ll Help You Get the Abs of Your Dreams

Sorry, can't, we're side planking.<p>Whether you’re looking to sculpt a legitimate six pack or just want to feel like you’re strong enough to lift your purse without totally collapsing in your core, planks can help you get there. While you’re probably familiar with the standard forearm or straight-arm …

Searching for Answers at Sea: 2016 West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise

<i>NOAA’s 2016 Ocean Acidification Cruise was an unprecedented voyage with scientists collaborating to understand a changing ocean environment.</i>NOAA Ship …

Climate Change

Skip the Tuna, Save the Ocean: How Our Appetite for Seafood is Destroying the World’s Coral Reefs - One Green Planet

While oceans were once thought of as limitless in their bounty of fish and other seafood, it is becoming clear that these fragile ecosystems are …

Coral Reefs

Fish escapes from marine farms raise concerns about wildlife

On the dock in Buenaventura, Colombia, the fisherman needed help identifying his catch. “I don’t have any clue what this is,” he said, holding a …

Atlantic Canada is home to weird and wonderful creatures of the deep

Octopus that spends nearly 3 years incubating eggs, 400-year-old shark among interesting species<p>The ocean is full of weird and wonderful creatures. …

Why the next two weeks are critical for the future of high seas marine life, the Ocean, and all of us

By Karen Sack<p>Protecting the health of the high seas is, literally, the biggest global challenge many people have never heard of. It's therefore no surprise that hardly anyone realizes that discussions taking place at the UN over the next two weeks will impact the future of the high seas, the entire …

Ocean Warming Now at Dangerous Level; Wreaking Havoc in Marine Life, Human Health

For so long, the world's seas have gotten the brunt of the heat -- literally. Climate change has heated the ocean to dangerously high temperatures …

Global Warming

New strain of algae produces five times more hydrogen fuel

Scientists have long known that algae releases hydrogen during photosynthesis – but only minute quantities for small amounts of time. Now a team of …

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

NORFOLK, Va. — Huge vertical rulers are sprouting beside low spots in the streets here, so people can judge if the tidal floods that increasingly inundate their roads are too deep to drive through.<p>Five hundred miles down the Atlantic Coast, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., is disappearing …

Climate Change

Did a Solar-Powered Autonomous Boat Just Cross the Pacific Ocean?

I struggle to descend the stairs leading to the sandy beach at Half Moon Bay, California, awkwardly hefting the 60-pound solar-powered boat SeaCharger atop my shoulder. Amid the numerous “what-the-heck-is-that?!” stares of the beachgoers, I perform some last-minute checks of the boat’s propeller …

President Obama Just Created the World's Largest Marine Reserve

Today the White House announced the expansion of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument: quadrupling its size, President Obama has now made …

Conservation

One shower releases 100,000 microbeads into the ocean, MPs warn as they call for ban

A single shower can release 100,000 microbeads into the ocean, MPs have warned as they call for the tiny pieces of plastic to be banned from bathroom products.<p>Many cosmetic companies have made a voluntary commitment to phase out the use of microbeads, found in exfoliating body scrub and toothpaste, …

Pollution

How do you stop invasive lionfish? Maybe with a robotic zapper

“The problem with the lionfish is it’s like Darwin’s nightmare,” Oliver Steeds said, standing on the deck of the Baseline Explorer.<p>A late afternoon …

Fish