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What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?

column | Technology in School<p>What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking?<p>By Sheena Vaidyanathan (Columnist)     Aug 6, 2016<p>Sheena …

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility of an Armed Revolt

“A standing military force, with an overgrown Executive will not long be safe companions to liberty.”—James Madison<p>America is a ticking time bomb.<p>All that remains to be seen is who—or what—will set fire to the fuse.<p>We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with …

8 books you must read to become a better writer

All good writers know the best way to improve your writing is to write. And the second best way?<p>Study the craft.<p>Reading books can take you farther  —  and faster  — on your journey toward becoming a better writer. For a few dollars and a few hours of your time, you can absorb the strategies and …

Writing

The Beauty of Mathematics

In this short film, we see three panels. At left, an equation or set of data. In the center, a diagram visualizing the left panel. At right, video …

Donald Trump’s vision of “religious freedom” is a totalitarian nightmare

<b>Donald Trump (AP/Rich Schultz)</b><p>The GOP frontrunner wants to shut down mosques and require Muslims to wear IDs. The parallels are disturbing<p>Bob Cesca<p>November 19, 2015 4:50pm (UTC)<p>It was only months ago when the American political debate was almost entirely commandeered by the story of a Kentucky …

Paris Attacks Reignite Debate Over Encryption Practices by Apple, Google, Facebook -- Basically, All Tech Companies

The latest attacks are sure to put pressure on tech companies.<p>The terrorist attacks on Paris have reignited the debate over the use of encryption in everyday communications, pitting companies like Apple, Google and Facebook against efforts by law enforcement agencies to detect terrorist threats and …

Privacy

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

Bodyweight exercises are gaining ground in the fitness world due to the practicality and simplicity of getting in shape using your own body weight. …

22 Amazing Apps That Will Revitalize Your Love Of Reading

*Disappears with phone for months*<p><i>Thumbnail photo credit sam74100 / ThinkStock</i>

The world's leading futurist wants to live forever — here's why

Google's resident futurist and famed inventor Ray Kurzweil says humans are just a few scientific breakthroughs away from achieving eternal life. During a visit to our office, the Google director of engineering talked to us about the future of health and medicine and his case for why we should live …

Singularity

Let Them Eat (Micro)Chips: The Second Machine Age and the Spectre of Technological Unemployment

<i>We are in the midst of the greatest economic upheaval since the industrial revolution.</i> This is the premise of The Second Machine Age by Erik …

Economics

How To: The Coffee Press

A step-by-step video<p>Starbucks® partner Chad Moore explains why the coffee press is his favorite brewing method, and shows you how to make a great cup.<p>…

Coffee

We Asked an Expert What Would Happen if Russia Cut the Pipeline to the Internet

An expert in mass communication and author of the book 'The Undersea Network' explains why we shouldn't be too worried about Russia cutting our internet cables.<p>It's sometimes easy to forget (if, in fact, you ever knew) that the information superhighway travels mostly in huge cables buried deep at …

Boating

How Each Myers-Briggs Type Handles Feelings of Betrayal

Everyone has been betrayed in their life, it can be a truly painful experience. Some people weather those feelings of betrayal much better than …

Myers-Briggs

The man who warned us about Donald Trump, Fox News and the rise of the idiocracy

<b>(AP/Charlie Neibergall/Fox News/Salon)</b><p>With a new biography out and a recent documentary still making waves, it’s time to consider Gore Vidal’s legacy<p>David Masciotra<p>October 26, 2015 11:17pm (UTC)<p>Gore Vidal, one of America’s greatest literary renaissance men and the master of the acerbic witticism, …

The Search for the God Algorithm

So far no one has discovered the Master Algorithm that can reap and sort all knowledge, but not for want of trying. A new book details the hunt for …

I Was Embarrassed by the Bible

Underneath the towering steeples and “Jesus Saves” billboards, this little slice of Eden is not unlike other buckles of the Bible Belt or areas …

Alleged hacker for the Islamic State has been arrested

A 20-year-old man from Kosovo, Ardit Ferizi, was arrested in Malaysia for supplying the self-declared Islamic State with personal information of U.S. …

Why You Should Calibrate Your HDTV

For those easily satisfied, you’re probably a-okay with your high-def TV. After all, it sure looks a heck of a lot better than the standard-def tube …

23 Body Language Tricks That Make You Instantly Likeable

You send people signals all day, without paying attention to them. The way you move your eyes, the way you shake a hand and so on. There are things …

No, Christianity Should Not ‘Welcome’ or ‘Include’ Your Sinful Lifestyle

I got this email a few days ago insisting Christians need to be more “inclusive” of open homosexuals. It’s a popular notion these days, so I thought I’d share this with you and respond here publicly:<p>Matt, you put yourself on a pedestal as this “great Christian” but you do more harm to the religion …

Data Retention Protection Guide

What You Can Do<p>The new impending Data Retention regime in Australia puts you and your family's privacy at risk. To assist in preventing your personal …

7 start-ups that are driving social change

A standing joke in Silicon Valley is that the smartest people go into online advertising, virtual currency, or dumb online games. And you surely have …

Best personal finance apps to invest in for New Year!

When it comes to New Year's resolutions, things like health and fitness and relationships can be obvious places to start. Yet saving, budgeting, and …