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JPL is developing simple, cheap, rapid-development spacecraft called “cubesats” (VIDEO).

The video above from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratories introduces us to “cubesats,” short for cube satellites.<p>When most of us think about …

The Productivity Obsession

In today's always-on workplace, employees crave any app that promises a chance at regaining control over their time.<p>In a hotel room on a recent business trip, nestled next to the telephone on the work desk, a little cardboard sign beckoned: “Help us make your stay more productive.” Not “restful” or …

Transgender? A Doctor Won’t See You Now

Trans patients face do-or-die situations when trying to find transition care. But the medical community is not ready for them.<p>In August 2014, Kailey …

Health Care

Talk like a pirate day – an essential guide!

Avast ye landlubbers, it’s Talk like a pirate day today, so get savvy with our hornswaggling guide brought to you by Space Jackers author Huw Powell<p>Ahoy there, shipmates!<p>All hands on deck, batten down the hatches and roll-out the big guns for International Talk Like a Pirate Day today. This …

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Ursula K. Le Guin on myths, Modernism and why “I’m a little bit suspicious of the MFA program”

Salon talks to the literary legend about her new craft book and why sci-fi writers should read Virginia Woolf<p>It’s hard to think of another living author who has written so well for so long in so many styles as Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known as a novelist of science fiction (“The Left Hand of …

Life After No Child Left Behind

How Congressional rewrites of the federal education law would—and wouldn’t—solve some of the most pressing issues facing schools<p>No Child Left Behind is really, really unpopular. Roughly three in 10 Americans think the George W. Bush-era federal education law has actually worsened the quality of …

Common Core consequences: “What currently passes for reform’ has caused considerable collateral damage to schools and teachers”

California flipped education-reform script, knowing sanctions/test-driven accountability helps no one. Here’s how<p>Politicians from across the political spectrum have made public schools and schoolteachers the favored whipping post of the day.<p>In blue state New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has vowed to …

Vibrant new publication about education (and how to fix it)

Congratulations to my colleagues at Medium on the launch of BRIGHT, a new pop-up publication focused on the future of education.<p>(Dig the design? …

The Deconstruction of the K-12 Teacher

When kids can get their lessons from the Internet, what's left for classroom instructors to do?<p>Whenever a college student asks me, a veteran high-school English educator, about the prospects of becoming a public-school teacher, I never think it’s enough to say that the role is shifting from …

Diverse Appendix B Supplement | Lee & Low Books

When the Common Core Standards were created, the authors included a list of titles in Appendix B that exemplified the level of text complexity …

Entrepreneurs Are Changing The Future Of Education By Starting New Schools In New Orleans

For the past four years, Matt Candler has obsessed over students, families and teachers, despite the existing, outdated school system around them. Finally with 44 education startups under his belt, he’s starting to see the future of schools change in ways he had only imagined with 4.0 Schools, a …

Education

World’s oldest art found in Indonesian cave

The findings challenge the assumption that creativity has European roots<p>The oldest sign of human creative art has been found in an Indonesian cave, according to a new paper published in the journal Nature. Dating back at least 40,000 years, the painting is older than work found in European caves. …

White privilege: An insidious virus that’s eating America from within

Ferguson offers white people a chance to understand the price of our privilege<p>In one of the most famous passages of the New Testament, the apostle Paul writes to the Christians of Corinth, employing a complicated series of metaphors on the theme of transformation: from childhood to adulthood, from …

Jealous of what? Solving polyamory’s jealousy problem

Everyone asks my polyamorous family how we handle the jealousy. It’s easy, because that’s not how it works<p>The first question people ask my polyamorous family is “How do you handle the jealousy?” Befuddled, we answer, “What jealousy?”<p>I am lucky; I live with the two loves of my life. I am smitten …

Prescription drugs can make you believe your partner is cheating on you

Othello Syndrome manifests itself as an irrational certainty that one's spouse is sleeping around. Sometimes it comes out of nowhere, and usually …

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