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8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom

As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in …

Pedagogy

Infographics Show How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together

Ask anyone who's pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they'll almost certainly …

Mathematics

7 Science-Based Hacks to Improve Your Memory

You're reading 7 Science-Based Hacks to Improve Your Memory, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …

What Makes a Great School?

Online Courses Are Harming the Students Who Need the Most Help

A single teacher can reach thousands of students in an online course, opening up a world of knowledge to anyone with an internet connection. This limitless reach also offers substantial benefits for school districts that need to save money, by reducing the number of teachers.<p>But in high schools and …

Online Education

The search for "aha!" moments

In 1988, Matt Goldman co-founded Blue Man Group, an off-Broadway production that became a sensation known for its humor, blue body paint and wild …

General Electric busca frenar su caída

El gigante industrial quiere desprenderse de negocios centenarios en la peor crisis de su historia<p>"Se acabaron las vacas sagradas en Wall Street. Es …

¿Sabes para qué sirven estos detalles de objetos cotidianos?

En raras ocasiones los pequeños detalles están ahí como elemento decorativo.<p>Y es que hay muchos objetos convencionales que utilizamos habitualmente …

Get Ready for a Schooling in Angular Momentum

It's almost always the last topic in the first semester of introductory physics—angular momentum. Best for last, or something? I've used this concept …

10 Ways That Running Changes Your Mind and Brain

<i>By</i> Christian Jarrett“One 60-minute run can add 7 hours to your life” claimed <i>The Times</i> last week. The story was based on a new review in <i>Progress in</i> …

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This Incubator Is Creating The Next Generation Of Farmers

By providing free training and support to socially disadvantaged, aspiring agricultural entrepreneurs, FARMroots is diversifying the (very old, very white) industry.<p>As a child, Chris Wayne grew up watching his father tend to his 40-acre farm on the outskirts of Danbury, Connecticut. While his dad …

Farming

That Virtual Gorillaz House Becomes Real This Weekend, And You Should Go

The world’s most famous cartoon band, Gorillaz, had previously infiltrated our reality by performing as holograms. Now they’re inviting us into <i>their</i> reality.<p>After a seven-year absence, the bouncy, eclectic outfit led by Damon Albarn returns with the new album, <i>Humanz</i>, and a real-life interactive …

Gorillaz

The New York Times Shows Just How Hard It Is To Find The Truth

Droga5 ECD Tim Gordon talks about why the new “Truth Is Hard” campaign ads focus on what it takes to get the hard-hitting stories readers see every day.<p>Back in February, <i>The New York Times</i> debuted its first-ever Oscars ad, a simple spot–just black type on a white screen–that came down to one …

Cuando ya no esté: Iñaki en Asia - Cartógrafo del Futuro (Parte 1/2) | #0

The quest to measure happiness has missed a key metric—and it’s more important than money

Where’s the happiest place on earth?<p>Countries that use measures of wealth and productivity to gauge their performance look curiously to Bhutan, which tracks “gross national happiness” instead. The Nordic nations, with their generous social welfare systems supporting small, homogenous populations, …

Income Inequality

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How Delta masters the game of overbooking flights

<i>This story was originally published on Dec 29, 2015.</i><p>When Delta overbooks a flight, they let their passengers decide how much getting bumped is worth. …

The Measure of All Things: How Two French Astronomers Nearly Lost Their Lives Revolutionizing the World with the Invention of the Meter

“The fundamental fallacy of utopianism is to assume that everyone wants to live in the same utopia.”<p>In her memoir, the trailblazing astronomer Caroline Herschel recounted frequently having to “measure the ground with poles” when she first began making astronomical observations in the 1780s. It …

Guía para luchar contra tu cerebro: los sesgos cognitivos >> Verne >> EL PAÍS

<b>SÓLO ESCUCHAMOS LO QUE QUEREMOS ESCUCHAR</b><p><b>- Sesgo de confirmación.</b> Aceptamos sin más las pruebas que apoyan nuestras ideas mientras que nos mostramos …

10 Hábitos De Las Parejas Felices. El Número 5 Es El Consejo Más Valioso Que He Escuchado

Si bien no existe un secreto mágico para lograrlo, Goulston plantea que su experiencia le ha hecho notar que las parejas más felices suelen tener …

Frases de Alicia en el país de las maravillas para que tu vida sea como un sueño

Lunes, 15 de febrero de 2016 10:06<p>El mundo puede ser completamente ilógico, los discursos de algunos políticos, las muestras de arte cada vez más …

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Should high school be more like the real world? These innovators think so

At Powderhouse Studios, students will work on research projects and go to school year-round. GET Creative

Los anillos de plástico circulares de las latas NO matan a los animalitos (pero circula como leyenda urbana)

Por @Alvy — 19 de Marzo de 2017<p><i>Desde tiempos inmemoriales</i> ha circulado una historia acerca de que <b>no se debían tirar a la basura / reciclaje los</b> …

"The Ideal Education"

In Conversation with the Mystic: Sir Ken Robinson with Sadhguru on “The Ideal Education,” on May 2016, Los Angeles.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Subscribe to the</i> …

Malcolm Gladwell Wants to Make the World Safe for Mediocrity (Ep. 20 — Live at Mason)

Subscribe to the podcast: iTunes / SoundCloud / Stitcher / RSS<p>Journalist, author, and podcaster Malcolm Gladwell joins Tyler for a conversation on …

Jackie Robinson

The History of Zero: How Ancient Mesopotamia Invented the Mathematical Concept of Nought and Ancient India Gave It Symbolic Form

“If you look at zero you see nothing; but look through it and you will see the world.”<p>If the ancient Arab world had closed its gates to foreign travelers, we would have no medicine, no astronomy, and no mathematics — at least not as we know them today.<p>Central to humanity’s quest to grasp the nature …

Mathematics