Kim Smith

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Smigin Is a Foreign Language Tool That Doesn’t Make You Sound Like A Tourist

If you’ve ever tried to learn a foreign language, you probably know that most existing methods focus on aspects of the language that aren’t very helpful in everyday life. For example, newcomers to a language are often first taught the names of animals or colors, words that aren’t normally …

Language Learning

8 doctor-approved ways to banish menstrual cramps and migraines

For many women, several days out of every month bring wrenching cramps, excruciating migraines and painful backaches during their menstrual cycles. Women used to lose days of school and work when their periods came, but nowadays there are remedies that can ease painful menstrual symptoms for many, …

Women's Health

Four Women Doing Fine After Getting Vagina Implants Made From Their Own Cells

The women have Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome, which gives them underdeveloped vaginas and uteruses.<p>So. Yes. A team of doctors is reporting that they grew vaginas in a lab and implanted them in four girls who had underdeveloped vaginas and uteruses because of a rare genetic condition. This …

Wake Forest University

What is the moon illusion?

Ever noticed a rising full moon appear huge on the horizon? It’s called the “moon illusion,” and it’s a trick your brain is playing.<p>We’ve all seen a …

'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says

There's a saying going around that sitting is the new smoking. It's a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of us who spend a lot of time on our rear ends for work and pleasure. But Dr. James Levine, who is credited with it, is dead serious. In fact, he says, sitting could be worse …

These Fishermen Make 'Sea Chairs' From Plastic They Haul In... While They're Still Fishing

Most of us know there are unfortunate amounts of plastic floating about in the world's oceans and that the ubiquitous substance is even making its way into Earth's permanent geological record.<p>However, one project seeks to bring attention to the ever-growing problem through this beautifully filmed …

10 tips to minimize moon and optimize 2017’s Perseid meteor shower

A waning gibbous moon will do its best to drown out the 2017 Perseid meteor shower. Here are some tips for enjoying the moonlit Perseid meteors in …

Bible Videos - The Life of Jesus Christ - Watch Scenes from the Bible

Use these resources to enrich your study of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. The free app or inexpensive DVD will enrich your personal or …

Bible.is Apps

Read<p>Bible.is makes it easy for you to read, study, and share God's Word with friends and family around the globe.<p>Listen<p>Hear the Bible brought to life …

How to delete old iPhone backups

Manually backing up your iPhone or iPad, or taking advantage of iCloud automatic backups, is the best way to guarantee that you will be able to get …

How to remember all your passwords and keep them safe

In the days after the Heartbleed story broke, Internet users were strongly advised to change the compromised passwords on their online accounts to protect their data.<p>For anyone who’s been a web user for a significant amount of time, the number of such accounts is high, unmanageable even: email …

Information Systems

How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Americans love the Internet, with 87% of us active online. We have accounts everywhere, letting us kill time at work on Facebook, check Twitter for …

Privacy

Science Fair Projects: Winning Tips From Intel And Google Judges

We talked with judges from two of the world's most prestigious science fairs to get some tips on how to put together a great project and have an even better time.<p>Graphing calculator? Check. New binders? Check. While you're getting ready to go back to school, don't forget to start planning an …

10 Apps to Get Kids Excited About Science

1. The Elements: A Visual Exploration<p>2. SkySafari<p>3. Moon Globe HD<p>4. Rocket Science 101<p>5. Video Science<p>6. Muscle System Pro III<p>7. 3D Brain<p>8. Kid …

Tackling creationism head-on in science lessons – video

Are some science teachers failing their pupils by not confronting creationist arguments when they come up during lessons on evolution? In this film presented by science journalist Dr Adam Rutherford – made to mark the 150th anniversary of Darwin's Origin of Species in 2009 – Prof Michael Reiss from …

Eat McDonald's for 3 months, lose 37 pounds?

Science teacher goes on McDonald's-only diet to prove it's not where you eat, but what you eat (and how much you exercise) that matters.<p>McDonald's executives aren't just loving it — they're eating it up.<p>Roughly one decade after the film <i>Super Size Me</i> skewered McDonald's for selling food that the hit …

Teacher 'slices' student with knife for science

A classroom experiment in Russia reminds us that science isn't for the faint of heart. But don't worry, no students were actually harmed in the making of this chemistry lesson.<p>When I was forced to study science, we had to cut up frogs. Some found this enormously thrilling. I found it like trying to …

Science

What Do We Do About Poor Science Scores? Take Kids Outside

It’s Teacher Appreciation Week, so let’s start this column with a nod to my 9th-grade science teacher, Bruce Butler, who lit a spark in me by making …

The Way The U.S. Teaches Science Doesn’t Work

Here's how to fix it<p>In 2012, a shocking 69 percent of American high-school graduates failed to meet college-readiness benchmarks in science. And in a 2010 paper about math and science achievement, the U.S. ranked last out of the eight countries studied (including England, South Korea, and Hungary). …

Science, Religion, and the Big Bang: An Animated Clarifier

The friction between science and religion stretches back millennia and has been addressed by some of humanity’s greatest minds. <b>Galileo</b> paid a high price for his dissenting opinions. <b>Richard Feynman</b> channeled his views in an ode to the universe, while <b>Albert Einstein</b> articulated his beautifully in a …

The best hidden features in iOS 7

One hundred days and several hundred bug fixes after its announcement, iOS 7 is now available to download for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, and the fifth-generation iPod touch. Apple claims there are "over 200" new features in its new OS, and by now you've probably heard all about the big …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

FEATURE-EMPTY<p>Energy Kinder Morgan readies for legal action in Trans Mountain pipeline feud Subscriber content<p>Morning Business Briefing How the loonie fares when the VIX spikes. (Well, there’s a reason it’s called the ‘fear index’) Subscriber content<p>Streetwise Flurry of deals in cannabis industry …

Bitcoin ban means one less option for bribing Thai officials

Thailand isn't exactly known for its unquestionable ethics; activities that would quickly be labeled as illegal in the West are practiced in plain view in Bangkok. Loose regulations mean that a nearly limitless array of goods and services can be purchased with cash and even credit -- a currency …

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