Kyle Mcalister

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5 Awesome Google Docs Add-Ons

When you think about what Google is doing with their cloud services, it might be one of the most exciting things in technology, and it has a dramatic …

Education Technology

White Matter and Your Brain

White Matter Function and Disorders<p>The brain's white matter is situated under the surface gray matter or cerebral cortex of the brain. White matter …

The Brain

Temperature Is Not What You Think It Is

What is temperature? This question comes up quite a bit—especially in introductory science courses. The most common answer is something like</i> …

Types Of Blood: Why AB Negative And Positive Are So Rare

You’ve probably donated blood at least once in your life so, along with free apple juice, the American Red Cross gave you a card identifying your …

Why Do We Have Blood Types?

The story of an amazing discovery.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in …

Diabetes

Learn About the Body's Connective Tissue

As the name implies, <b>connective tissue</b> serves a connecting function. It supports and binds other tissues in the body. Unlike epithelial tissue, which …

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Oldest Known Case of a Creepy Liver Parasite Has Been Found in 375-Year-Old Mummy

People can still get this infection today.<p>An autopsy on a 375-year-old mummy from South Korea has turned up a rather grisly find: the corpse was …

Why Americans Think So Poorly of the Country's Schools

Are public schools generally meeting Americans’ expectations? Or are they teetering on the brink of failure?<p>Each year, parents responding to the Phi Delta Kappan poll report high levels of satisfaction with their kids’ education. Asked to assign letter grades to their children’s schools, the vast …

Education

Amazon Makes Its Teacher Resource-Sharing Site Public Today

Amazon unveiled its Amazon Inspire teacher resource-sharing site about a year ago. At that time, you could request access to it (see Amazon …