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Silicon Valley parents are raising their kids tech-free — and it should be a red flag

It's 9 a.m. in Sunnyvale, California and Minni Shahi is on her way to work at the Apple headquarters in Cupertino. Her husband, a former Googler named Vijay Koduri, is meeting his business partner at a local Starbucks to discuss their startup, a YouTube clip-making business called HashCut.<p>Shahi and …

Silicon Valley

‘Worst case scenario’: Underwater magma chamber ‘could kill 100 million people’

A magma reservoir potentially hidden behind an underwater volcanic crater could have civilization-ending results if it ever erupts, according to …

Geology

Empowered Kids Have Parents Who Use These 3 Strategies

The principles are simple enough, but you can't quit, and you have to tell your reptilian brain to shut up.<p>By far the biggest irony of being a parent is that, while it's human nature to want to feel needed, if we're doing our job as a mother or father, we have to empower our kids, at least on a …

Parenting

These Innovative Startups Take Education to the Next Level

Gamified learning, apps that let you study on your phone, blockchain-based edtech companies, personalized learning, teaching robots… the list goes on.<p>…

Education Technology

Acting out, acting their age or something more serious? Dealing with difficult behaviour in children

<i>This series draws on the latest research on back to school transitions. In it, the experts explain how best to prepare children for school, and</i> …

Autism

Can blockchain democratize education? This startup seems to think so

Without much fanfare, recent advances in technology have helped provide quality education to people across the world. Cloud applications helped us create classrooms that defy geographical barriers and span across thousands of miles. Artificial intelligence and machine learning helped make up for …

Blockchain

Ancient supercontinent mysteries revealed after 1.7 billion year-old chunk of Canada found stuck to Australia

A chunk of what is now Canada broke away from the rest of North America and collided with Australia around 1.7 billion years ago, according to a new …

Earth Science

Telltale rocks suggest that part of Australia was once part of North America

Also known as Columbia, Nuna was a supercontinent that geologists believe existed from approximately 2.5 to 1.5 billion years ago. Now, there's new …

Suspensions Are Racist

Harsh, exclusionary discipline in public schools disproportionately affects students of color. This is a combination of biases and policy.<p>By<p>Jan 22 …

These are the scientific terms you need to know to understand life in 2018

It’s a fool’s errand to try to predict what the future holds for the scientific trends that dominate the headlines today. Instead, Quartz’s science team has compiled a list of science terms and concepts that can help you better understand social and political life in …

Li Ka-shing

You too can be an astrophysicist with your new telescope

A telescope can reveal the beauty of the universe, such as the Moon’s craters, Saturn’s rings, and the glowing gas of the Orion nebula. But a …

Astronomy

What Is A Bomb Cyclone? Bundle Up, Because This Is Gonna Suck

2018, thus far, has been one freezing day after another. <i>It's only been two days!</i> you might be saying, which, fair? (Actually, it's been 10 days since …

A Look Back: Study Finds Adding More Periods Of Instruction That Didn’t Work In First Place Doesn’t Help High School Readers

<b>Over the next few days, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing</b> …

Have NASA scientists discovered GOD 17,000 light years away?

A TERRIFYING image captured by specialist NASA telescopes aimed at a galaxy 17,000 light years away has sparked online speculation the Creator of …

Obama’s lax discipline policies made schools dangerous

Since President Barack Obama pressured educators to adopt a new code of conduct making it harder to suspend or expel students of color, even kids who …

There’s Now a Place in the U.S. Just for Gazing at the Stars

If you can’t remember the last time you looked up at a night sky unadulterated by artificial light, good news. On Tuesday, a 1,400 square mile area …

The Milky Way Galaxy

Our Little Corner of the Cosmos<p>When we stare up into the heavens on a clear night, away from light pollution and other distractions, we can see a …

Two Billion Year Old Fossils Of Earth’s Oldest Organisms Found In India

Fossils that date back to two billion years ago have been found in India. According to <i>Newsweek,</i> these are prokaryotic fossils which were left behind …

Earth Science

Geologists discover fossils from 13 ancient tree species in Antarctica

It may be hard to believe, but forests once sprawled across Antarctica. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) geologists recently climbed the …

Earth Science

The ingenious technology behind Blue Planet II

Enlisting a killer whale as a camera operator is a big ask. But for the crew of the BBC's <i>Blue Planet II</i>, it was just another problem to solve. The …

Blue Planet II

When Classroom Technology Impedes Student Learning

My big concern is that today's frenzied enthusiasm for computer-assisted "personalized learning" will lead us to heedlessly charge into some …

Education Technology

How to Visit Earth's Newly Discovered Continent Zealandia

Adventurous travelers may tell the world they’ve been to every continent except Antarctica. The most intrepid will include the seventh continent in …

Earth Science

There's still time to save the Great Barrier Reef from dying

We're killing one of the world's most spectacular natural wonders. It's not too late to change.<p>This is part of our series "Rebooting the Reef" on efforts to save one of the world's greatest natural wonders.<p>No one would challenge the majesty of Australia's Great Barrier Reef.<p>Nearly 1,500 miles long, …

A Gallery of Constellation Pictures

Constellations are patterns of stars in the sky that skygazers have used since antiquity to navigate and learn about space. Sort of like a game of …

NASA says it’s hard to ignore the evidence of a ‘Planet Nine’

We might not actually know how many planets are in our solar system — and no, this isn’t a trick regarding Pluto’s status. For years, scientists have …

10 Characteristics of Learner Centered Experiences

Education Reimagined defines the paradigm shift from teacher-centered to learner-centered as shifting how we see learners and their critical role in …

Pedagogy

Scientists reveal secrets of lost continent Zealandia

Scientists have just returned from a major expedition to Zealandia, a “hidden” Earth continent, likely submerged beneath the sea surface more than 80 …

Earth Science

Awesome new animation envisions Earth in 250 million years

Earth in 250 million years won’t be the planet we know and love today. Plate tectonics theory reveals how plates comprising Earth’s outer shell glide …

Controversy Over Confederate Statues Inspires Betsy DeVos to Google Civil War

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—The raging controversy over Confederate statues has impelled Betsy DeVos to Google the Civil War, the Education Secretary confirmed on Thursday.<p>“People have been going on and on about the Civil War, and I was like, Betsy, what the heck are they talking about, …

How to make a pinhole projector to view the solar eclipse

It's easier than trying to find eclipse glasses. And better for your eyes than staring directly at the sun.<p>Eclipse day has arrived! If you've waited this long to purchase a pair of eclipse glasses in order to view the big event, you've probably waited too long. Inventory is low and prices are sky …