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Mount Everest shrank as Nepal quake lifted Kathmandu

The first good view of the aftermath of Nepal's deadly earthquake from a satellite reveals that a broad swath of ground near Kathmandu lifted vertically, by about 3 feet, which could explain why damage in the city was so severe. The data also indicate the tallest mountain in the world, Mount …

Eureka! Complex organic molecules found in a young star system

Our solar system may not be as special as we thought. A new study of a young star's protoplanetary disk finds the same kinds of complex organic molecules that are found on the comets in our own solar system.<p>The findings, published in the journal Nature, show that the same chemical building blocks …

Universe

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Pedagogy

This Chart Shows Just How Much Humans Are Driving Global Warming

But a quick look at the science leaves little doubt that the rising temperatures we've been observing for decades now are our own fault.<p>This chart, published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, shows two different models of climate change's effects in different parts of the world …

Why Girls Tend to Get Better Grades Than Boys Do

New research shows that girls are ahead in every subject, including math and science. Do today's grading methods skew in their favor?<p>As the new school year ramps up, teachers and parents need to be reminded of a well-kept secret: Across all grade levels and academic subjects, girls earn higher …

How A Guy Who Failed Physics Is Reinventing Higher Education

EdX CEO Anant Agarwal is digitizing his teaching—and every student can benefit.<p>As a freshman at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in the late 1970s, Anant Agarwal was one of the only students to fail the physics midterm. The setback, he recalls, made him see that his small high school in …

yogurt panna cotta with walnuts and honey

Guys, I just discovered the ultimate weekend brunch treat/decadent dessert that still contains a whiff of moderation/preschooler snack. The …