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13 Wild Science Facts You Probably Didn't Learn in High School

Show kids the good stuff!<p>We learn about some awesome science in high school - like Einstein's theory of relativity, the Periodic table, and DNA …

Black Holes

The Standard Model of particle physics: The absolutely amazing theory of almost everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Top 5 Misconceptions About Evolution And Why They're Wrong

Most science lovers are used to defending the evidence when the subject of evolution comes up. But even the most enthusiastic of us can get tired of …

Atoms

What We Know (And Don't Know) About The Very Beginning Of The Universe

<i>If Science can’t figure out how the universe began, doesn’t that confirm that there is a supernatural force behind the creation of the universe? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by</b> …

A New Way to Measure How Fast the Universe Is Expanding

Colliding neutron stars could settle the biggest debate in cosmology.<p>To many cosmologists, the best thing about neutron-star mergers is that these events scream into space an otherwise close-kept secret of the universe. Scientists combined the gravitational and electromagnetic signals from the …

Universe

Physics is taught badly because teachers struggle with basic concepts

Kinematics describes the motion of objects through numbers, diagrams, words and equations and is taught in schools around the world as part of the …

Pedagogy

New definitions of scientific units are on the horizon

Metrologists are poised to change how scientists measure the Universe.<p>Revamped definitions of scientific units are on their way. In the biggest …

11 Scientific Advances Of The Past 100 Years Gave Us Our Entire Universe

Exactly 100 years ago, our conception of the Universe was far different from what it is today. The stars within the Milky Way were known, and were known to be at distances up to thousands of light years away, but nothing was thought to be further. The Universe was assumed to be static, as the …

Universe

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

A Gorgeous Flyby of Jupiter Made with Photos from NASA’s Juno Spacecraft

Every 53 days, NASA’s Juno spacecraft flies close to Jupiter and travels from the giant gas planet’s north pole to and past its south pole, shooting …

What If Cosmic Inflation Is Wrong?

All scientific ideas, no matter how accepted or widespread they are, are susceptible to being overturned. For all the successes any idea may have, it only takes one experiment or observation to falsify it, invalidate it, or necessitate that it be revised. Beyond that, every scientific idea or model …

Is Time Travel Possible, According To Science?

Have you ever dreamed of traveling through time? Not at the standard, “boring” rate that we normally do — at one second per second — but either:<p>faster, so that you wound up far into the future while remaining the same age,<br>• slower, so that you could accomplish much more than anyone else over the same …

Physics

How To Prove Einstein's Relativity For Less Than $100

The idea of special relativity is still one of the most difficult for people to wrap their heads around. We’re so used to thinking of space and time as fixed, unchanging entities — you can take a map and a clock anywhere, after all — that it’s hard to imagine that they do change dependent on how …

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Review – After 200 Hours Of Gameplay

Nobody, even the most creative artists, lives inside a perfectly sealed bubble. Writers, oftentimes unconsciously, pick up cues and stylistic choices …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

10 Best Horror Movies of 2016

10<p>‘The Love Witch’<p>In gloriously lurid technicolor, a foxy witch (Samantha Robinson) concocts potions with which she can ensnare a man through …

Horror

A Controversial New Gravity Hypothesis Has Passed Its First Test

Einstein might have been wrong.<p>A controversial new hypothesis that suggests our understanding of gravity is wrong has just passed an important first …

Dark Matter

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

This week’s haul includes a rocket engine that breaks the laws of physics, a look at the serious side of putty, and astronauts who are about to go …

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

20 Scintillating Beatles Covers That Stand Up To The Originals

Click or tap to zoom into this image<p>This is an image <i>1</i> of 20<p>Michael Jackson – ‘Come Together’<p><b>Michael Jackson - 'Come Together'</b>: The King of Pop …

Soul Music

All the water on Earth fits into a shockingly small space

Since most of the Earth's surface is literally covered with water, it's easy to assume that we have a useable surplus of the stuff. But the total …

Small Spaces

Watch: 9 Science-Backed Tips to Help You Study Smarter, Not Harder

Not all cramming is created equal.<p>If you're working a job you love and can leave behind once you walk out of the office each night, then …

Study Skills

Why Cosmic Inflation's Last Great Prediction May Fail

One of the greatest scientific achievements of the early 20th century was the discovery of the expanding Universe: that as time goes on, distant galaxies are receding from us, as the space between us expands according to Einstein’s General Relativity. In the mid-20th century, a great idea was put …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

BBC Radio 1 - Live Lounge, Little Mix

Little Mix performed their Number 1 single ‘Black Magic’ and an amazing mash up cover of Jason Derulo’s “Want To Want Me” and Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” with a gospel choir too!

Chernobyl 31 years on: Photographs from inside the exclusion zone

Nuclear Energy

The 6 Most Popular Google Docs Templates for Teachers

July 23, 2015<br>In today’s post we are sharing with you a set of handy document templates created and provided for free download by the folks in Google …

24 Things A Teacher Should Never Ask A Student To Do

by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p><b>1. Meaningless work</b><p>It’s fine to start with an academic standard, but standards aren’t meaningful to students and should never …

Teaching

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

<b>27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding</b><p>Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.<p>Whether you’re using formative assessment for data …

Teaching

Emoticons are improving the English language

txt msgs r running language<p>*ruining<p>^lol, jk!! :)<p>In many casual discussions of language and the internet, it’s not uncommon to hear about how such “textspeak ruins language”—how technology has made everybody lazy with their speech and writing. Major media outlets such as the LA Times, the BBC and …

Language