Cassi Rose

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Scientists find 'Achilles' heel' of cancer offering hope for most deadly cases

Even tumours which have spread throughout the body could be treated<p>The ‘Achilles’ heel’ of cancer has been discovered by scientists which could lead to treatments for hopeless cases where disease has spread throughout the body.<p>In a finding hailed as ‘groundbreaking,’ researchers found that all …

National Geographic Photographers’ Favorite Wildlife Pictures

In honor of World Wildlife Day, National Geographic photographers share their favorite wildlife photos.<p>In honor of World Wildlife Day, March 3, National Geographic photographers share their favorite wildlife photos from the sea, on land, and in the air.<p>“The future of wildlife is in our hands” is …

National Parks

Why teachers should stop trying to hide their emotions in school

By Valerie Strauss<p>Valerie Strauss<p>Reporter covering education, foreign affairs<p>Email Bio Follow<p>There is a great deal of talk about how schools need to address the social and emotional needs of students, and that is indisputably true. But this post isn’t about that. It’s about teachers, and the hidden …

Teaching

Don't blame teachers for societal ills that impact students

<b>To the editor:</b> Yes, "far too many students are failing or falling behind." And no, it is not the fault of teachers. ("Judges weigh arguments over teacher vs. student rights in landmark tenure lawsuit," Feb. 25)<p>Until the social and economic circumstances of many public school students change, they …

China's high-speed sexual revolution

<b>Over the last 20 years, Chinese attitudes to sex have undergone a revolution - a process carefully observed, and sometimes encouraged, by the country's first female sexologist, Li Yinhe.</b><p>"In the survey I made in 1989, 15.5% of people had sex before marriage," says Li Yinhe. "But in the survey I did …

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

There are always exceptions to the rule, and this boiling Amazonian river is undoubtedly an exception to our current understanding of the Amazon Rainforest. Andrés Ruzo, a PhD candidate in geophysics at SMU, has spent the last several years studying a very peculiar phenomenon in the Amazon …

Geology

Donald Trump pledges to curb press freedom through libel laws

The Republican frontrunner has cast a pall over the first amendment by vowing to ‘open up our libel laws’ to punish publication of ‘purposely negative stories’<p>Donald Trump has pledged to change the libel laws in a way that could undermine the first amendment and the freedom of the press.<p>Related: …

The writer of apocalyptic political satire 'Idiocracy' thinks the movie has 'become a documentary'

One of the film's highlights is actor Terry Crews playing President Camacho — a foul-mouthed brute introduced as a former "porn star and five-time ultimate smackdown wrestling champion."<p>Well, with the 2016 presidential election being filled with strange happenings, topped by Donald Trump's run for …

10 #EdTech Tools to Strengthen Relationships with #Students & #Parents

More and more, educators are embracing tech to end teaching as we know it and open the doors to powerful learning and relationship-building …

Scientists attack their 'muzzling' by government

State-funded scientists could be prevented from lobbying for change in their field under Cabinet Office proposals<p>Senior scientists have denounced a potential move to “muzzle” colleagues whose findings are disliked by the government.<p>Related: British researchers get green light to genetically modify …

Graphene

Sex work and empowerment

To quote Brooke Magnanti, another woman who wrote frequently about sex: “The first thing you should know is that I’m a whore.”<p>I was 22 when I first …

We’re recycling way too much and it isn’t benefiting the economy or the environment — here’s how design can help

But recent research into the environmental costs and benefits and some tough-to-ignore market realities have even the most ardent of recycling fans questioning the current system.<p>No one is saying that using old things to make new things is intrinsically a bad idea, but consensus is building around …

Secret Teacher: I see Ofsted for what it is – a purposeless farce

I love my job and don’t want to waste energy resenting aspects of it, so my new approach to inspections is: don’t panic and never ask for feedback<p>I have a certain sympathy with the concept of accountability: we all want to know if our local school is any good and that our taxpayer contributions are …

Teaching

Would It Be A Bad Thing to Wipe Out A Species ... If It's A Mosquito?

Mosquitoes have a nasty reputation.<p>The species <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, for example, is currently responsible for spreading the Zika virus through the Americas and also infects humans with dengue fever, chikungunya and yellow fever.<p>This raises the question: Should there be an effort to get rid of <i>Aedes aegypti</i> …

Mosquitoes

Meet the internet maths guru who could become the next million-dollar teacher

Colin Hegarty says Global Teacher prize nomination is down to ‘working like a dog’ – and he tries to instil same work ethic in students<p>At the back of Colin Hegarty’s classroom, on a display made from wavy pieces of blue sugar paper, is something he calls his “wall of inspiration”. It features …

Malala Yousafzai

Why Science Teachers Are Struggling With Climate Change

Many middle and high school science teachers are getting climate change wrong.<p>That's according to the results of a new, national teacher survey backed by the National Center for Science Education and published in the journal Science.<p>Before we get to those results, a quick, climate science refresher …

You Will Find This Iraq War Story Very Hard to Stomach

A few words about the burn pits.<p>If you read no other interview, read the one in Salon with author (and former soldier) Joseph Hickman about his new book, <i>The Burn Pits: The Poisoning Of American Soldiers.</i> You once again will want to bury Dick Cheney in a fire ant nest. You once again will wonder why …

Meet Ashley Graham, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s First ‘Plus-Size’ Cover Girl

The first time Ashley Graham made front-page news wasn’t so pretty. She’d starred in a commercial for Cacique, Lane Bryant’s new line of sexy …

Fashion Modeling

The Nude Painting That Facebook Really Doesn't Want You To See

At least, not on its platform.<p>Almost every story of Facebook censorship sounds the same. Man or woman posts nude painting to Facebook. Facebook removes painting, marking it as "suggestive content." Man or woman posts unhappy response to said censorship, but eventually gets over it and resumes …

‘We respect Islam and gay people’ … The gay teacher transforming a Muslim school

Primary teacher Andrew Moffat left his job after a backlash over his sexuality. Now he’s bringing his message of equality to a 99% Muslim primary in Birmingham<p>It took one complaint from a parent “as a Christian” to undo all Andrew Moffat’s work teaching children respect for people of different …

LGBTQI

Nude Photos Prove 'Big And Beautiful' People Have Love Stories Too

"Fat femme" photographer Substantia Jones is back with a series just for Valentine's Day.<p><i>Warning: This post contains nudity and me be inappropriate for work.</i><p>"Romantic love, for me, is a most intoxicating state of being," photographer Substantia Jones told The Huffington Post. "So I appreciate it …

Rewrite The Constitution? Several States Are Trying To

<i>The story was first published by Nashville Public Radio.</i><p>Since the Bill of Rights, there have been just 17 changes to the U.S. Constitution.<p>On Thursday, Tennessee's House of Representatives voted 59-31 to call for a constitutional convention, becoming the fifth state in recent months where lawmakers …

Marco Rubio

Scientists are scrambling to come up with ways of getting plastics out of our oceans — and they’ve proposed some pretty unusual ideas

Located on the southern tip of the Pacific island chain of Hawaii, Kamilo Beach is an isolated stretch of black volcanic shoreline in the middle of nowhere.<p>Just a few hundred yards from shore, humpback whales rise up from the depths, colorful fish fill the reefs and rare sea turtles swim in to nest …

Pollution

Record Numbers Renounce Their U.S. Citizenship

Once again, the number of Americans renouncing U.S. citizenship has gone up, up 560% from its Bush administration high. In 2015, there were approximately 4,300 expatriations according to the published names of individuals who renounced. The name and shame list is published quarterly, with the most …

U.S. Politics

Power to the poop: one Colorado city is using human waste to run its vehicles

Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s a largely untapped market in the US<p>No matter how you spin it, the business of raw sewage isn’t sexy. But in Colorado, the city of Grand Junction is making huge strides to reinvent their wastewater …

Natural Gas

I Did My Best Job Teaching A “Growth Mindset” Today – Here’s The Lesson Plan

As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping …