Cody Blevins

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Why Do All The Planets Orbit In The Same Plane?

Our Solar System is an orderly place, with the four inner planets, the asteroid belt, and the gas giant worlds all orbiting in the same plane around the Sun. Even as you go farther out, the Kuiper belt objects appear to line up with that same exact plane. Given that the Sun is spherical and that …


10 websites every school computer lab should bookmark

It’s homework time, and these online tools can provide information, build skills, inform, and entertain<p>When kids visit the computer lab after school, they're usually there to finish homework and pass the time productively, so you want them to access the best tools possible. These math, reading, …

Education Technology

The forgotten Christians of Nigeria -- faithful while enduring incredible persecution

“Don’t go. I swore I would never go back there,” came the voice of my friend Jay Smith on a trans-Atlantic Skype call. “I’ve been in over sixty countries. I’ve been all over Africa. I lived there, and I’ve never felt unsafe the way I did in <i>that</i> country. There is something especially terrifying …


Watch: What if we could literally rewrite the human genome?

Some years ago, basic science research led to a remarkable new tool, one that gives us the power to edit DNA—the source code of life itself. Here, …


Biological Chemistry I | Chemistry

Instructor(s)<p>Prof. John Essigmann<p>Prof. JoAnne Stubbe<p>Dr. Bogdan Fedeles<p>Level<p>Undergraduate<p>Welcome!<p>This is one of over 2,200 courses on OCW. Find …


What the Octopus Knows

A scuba-diving philosopher explores invertebrate intelligence and consciousness.<p>My love affair with octopuses began when I was 9. On a summer holiday by the sea, I found <i>Octopus and Squid: The Soft Intelligence</i> (1973) in my great-aunt’s bookcase. Written by Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the great pioneer …


More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question

Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. The real issue is the process of learning.<p>My husband Ken likes to tell a story about his middle-school trigonometry class in the late 1970s, when the first solid-state, pocket-sized electronic calculators were coming onto …


Evidence Shows Natural Selection Is Working Right Now to Cull Bad Genes in Humans

Yep, we're definitely still evolving.<p>Genes associated with Alzheimer's disease and heavy smoking are broadly less prevalent in people with longer …


Here's Elon Musk's Secret for Learning Anything Faster |

Elon Musk has one of the most incredible minds around. How did he get so smart? Of course, he was probably born gifted, and according to those who know him, he definitely reads a ton, but Musk's brilliance isn't all down to innate talent and a massive input of raw knowledge.<p>He has also learned how …

Computer Science

CRISPR-Cleaned Piglets Have Been Cloned for Organ Donation

Recent headlines have heralded the arrival of gene-edited piglets free of viruses that could stand in the way of safe transplantation of porcine …

A mysterious disease has plagued this family for generations

NOXEN TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A quick glance around the picnic tables was enough to tell who had the genetic mutation and who didn’t. A few of the relatives gathered here before the start of their 75th family reunion fidgeted constantly, brushing away the insistent bugs. Others didn’t seem bothered at all. …


Science Bits

About the Project<p>Science Bits is a repository of multimedia science lessons grounded in educational research that promotes the change from an …

NASA Captures New Satellite Pictures of Mysterious Ancient Earthworks

In the remote plains of northern Kazakhstan, colossal and ancient earthworks may have been used to track the rising and setting of the sun.<p>In the Turgai region of northern Kazakhstan, archeologists have documented five massive geometric shapes, hundreds of meters across, constructed from mounds of …


30 chords acoustic guitar players need to know

Introduction<p><b>ACOUSTIC WEEK</b><b>: If there’s one thing guaranteed to take your songwriting skills to new heights, it’s arming yourself with a bunch of new</b> …

Electric Guitar

Why Don't Scientists Believe In God? - Religion - Nigeria

<b>osamaBUSH</b>:<br>Science is all about making sense of things and frankly most things in religion don't make any sense unless ofcourse you put up against …


Can God Be Sovereign over All Sin and Still Be Good?

In episode 697, Pastor John discusses God’s sovereignty over sin.


A tumor stole every memory I had. This is what happened when it all came back

My brain tumor introduced itself to me on a grainy MRI, in the summer of 2009, when I was 28 years old.<p>It had been with me from the day I was born. Tumors like mine develop in utero. They are usually discovered in children, but no one could tell me why mine had only been found once I was an adult. …


Let's Talk About Sin

Because it's been a while.<p>I have all but ousted the word "sin" from my Christian lexicon, referring instead to the more palatable-sounding, "brokenness," or the human "problem". As a bilingual, cross cultural worker, and a writer -- I believe as Christians we have much liberty to constantly …


Bound: Essays on Free Will and Responsibility // Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews // University of Notre Dame

Shaun Nichols offers a provocative and original approach to the problem of free will. Drawing from psychology, experimental philosophy, and …


Finding God's Plan for Your Life | John Bevere

Did you know there’s a book about you? God wrote it before you were conceived in your mother’s womb:<p>You saw me before I was born. Every day of my …


The dark side of Google's focus on massive world-changing projects

Instead of improving something by 10%, the company strives to work on projects that are 10 <i>times</i> better than anything else out there.<p>"A big part of my job is to get people focused on things that are not just incremental," CEO Larry Page told Wired in 2013.<p>Getting to chase big ideas instead of simply …

Google Glass

Construct a mini 3D printer for less than $60 using recycled electronic components

Nov.7, 2014 | By Alec<p>Instructables user Mikelllc has shared a handy <b>tutorial</b> to help you to construct your very own low-budget 3D printer out of … urban beats tempo: Electronics