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How and Why We Age: The Power of Telomeres and Telomerase

Twenty years ago little was known about the aging process. Many ideas existed but nothing was certain. Today we know how and why we age. We cannot control it just yet, but even that may change in the near future.<p>The human body has 100 trillion highly-specialized cells. Each of these cells has sets …


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I will be 40 in 18 months. When I was a child, this landmark birthday meant the start of life with a white cauliflower hairdo and sensible shoes …

Great teachers don't need force because they are one! #edchat #education #teach #quote

Why you should set soft goals for your classroom this year

When you set your goals for the fall, don't forget your soft goals.<p>There are hard and fast things you must do in the classroom. There are tasks, …

Inside the epic, all-night, Goldman Sachs scavenger hunt

One Saturday evening last fall, some 180 Goldman Sachs employees assembled at a dock along the East River of Manhattan, divided into 20 teams. Standing on a platform overlooking the crowd was Mat Laibowitz, an impresario-mad-scientist-type dressed in a red t-shirt printed with the words Game …

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Infographic of learning theories

Click this link to open a remarkable infographic summarising the main academic theories behind how learning happens. I’d heard of many of these, but …

@coolcatteacher Hi Vicky, "5 Minds For The Future" from #HowardGARDNER http://t.co/a1fQWxbkA3

What's Your Passion?

So this post has been mulling in my brain a lot lately. This summer I've already been able to attend two amazing conferences, iPadPalooza and ISTE. …

Sir Ken Robinson On Discovering Your Passions

<i>With Jane Clayson in for Tom Ashbrook.</i><p>Sir Ken Robinson, who gave one of the most watched TED Talks, tells us how to find what really makes us tick …

Angelina Jolie & Breast Cancer

50 Common Misquotations - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.11)

A History of Earth's Climate

Energy & Chemistry: Crash Course Chemistry #17

Why Are There Righties & Lefties?

Top 10 New Species of the Year (NOW WITH PICTURES)!

Food Mold 101

Death! 41 Historic Demises - Summer Bummer Series pt. 3 - mental_floss on YT (Ep.15)

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What is Salvia?

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

Science as art: beautiful world under the microscope

This beautiful image is not an artsy photo of a pink flower. It’s a prize-winning picture of an electrically conductive molecule captured with a …

We're Only Beginning to Understand How Our Brains Make Maps

Alcohol Addiction Relapse Might Be Thwarted By Turning Off Brain Trigger

Researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San Francisco have been able to identify and deactivate a brain pathway linked to …

Plant genes reveal when photosynthesis began - Futurity

UC BERKELEY (US) — New analysis more precisely pinpoints the origin of photosynthesis in plants, …