Paul Laurence Beier

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20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

NASA And Google Just Announced They've Found Another Solar System Like Ours

It also has 8 planets.<p>NASA and Google announced a "major discovery" on Thursday: another solar system with eight planets.<p>That finding is due to the …

Machine Learning

Milky Way is not only being pulled—it’s also “pushed” by a void

Its repulsive "force" is as significant as the attractive one.<p>You may not notice it, but our Milky Way galaxy is cruising along at 630 kilometers …

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The Care of One Teacher Can Make a Lifetime of Difference

Sometimes, if we're fortunate, a person can briefly enter into our lives and end up redirecting its entire course for the better. It's a powerful truth, and a common theme I'm noticing in our <i>Inspired2Educate</i> program, which asks educators to share stories about the teachers, administrators and …

Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.<p>Here are …

Teaching

She May Solve One of the Oldest Problems in Surgery

Wherever Maria Pereira goes these days—her office in Paris, a conference in Boston, or back home to Portugal—she carries around a thumb-size vial of …

This New Injectable Foam Can Repair And Regrow Degenerating Bones

This is awesome.<p>Researchers in France have developed a special kind of injectable foam that could be a significant help in repairing bones damaged by …

Scientists create world's first biologically powered computer chip

The dream of melding biological and man-made machinery is now a little more real with the announcement that Columbia Engineering researchers have …

We are surrounded by tiny particles, and scientists have no idea how they are affecting us

In recent years, efforts to develop the Next Big Thing—whether in medicine, computer technology, pollution prevention, or high-performance materials—have turned to some really, really small things: nanomaterials.<p>Working at the nanoscale—which can mean the near-atomic scale, with substances a …

Exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal created

A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal …

The scientist who discovered one of the universe's most important forms of matter hasn't received the Nobel Prize for a disturbing reason

After a two week hiatus (we had our usual modulo(10) outtakes reel, then a week off for Thanksgiving), Crash Course Astronomy is back on the air!<p>This week, I take a look at dark matter.<p>Well, not a "look" <i>per se</i>, since you can't really see it. But it's there! Here's how we know.<p>Writing this one was …

Ten Things Every Educator Should Say More Often

In a previous post, I shared eight things a successful educator should never say. Admittedly, that is a negative way to think about the impact of …

A Better Way to Grow Cells

It turns out the agar is the problem, says microbiologist Yoichi Kamagata at Hokkaido University in Japan.<br>The standard recipes require mixing agar …

The Coconut Oil Secret Exposed

9 Reasons to Use Coconut Oil Daily<p>(3 of these are shocking)<p>Plus, Four “Common Yet Dangerous” Oils You Should Never<br>Eat... If You Want to Heal, …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

8 Ways to Become a Better Educator Every Day

<i>Great teachers self-assess. Poor teachers change nothing.</i>From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Test …

Teaching

STEM Education And Equity For Women

<i>By: Catherine (Kit) Nugent</i><p>Image Source: ThinkStock<p>Why is advocating for STEM education and equity a gender issue? The answer is simple. STEM is where the jobs are, both globally and in my home state of New Jersey.<p>Culturally, the gender divide in STEM fields arises out of intimidation and the lack …

13 free online resources that will make you smarter

Learning the new skills necessary to start a new business can be expensive, but fortunately the initiative for free, high-quality, educational resources online has only continued to grow in the past few years.<p>Below are some of the resources available to learn more about marketing, entrepreneurship, …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

A world-famous chemist tells the truth: there's no scientist alive today who understands macroevolution

Professor James M. Tour is one of the ten most cited chemists in the world. He is famous for his work on nanocars (pictured above, courtesy of …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

Dizzying optical illusions by Akiyoshi Kitaoka – in pictures

Professor Akiyoshi Kitaoka from Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan, has spent more than a decade creating his collection of moving optical illusions. Images: Caters News Agency

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

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Scientists Turn Cigarette Butts Into Electrical Storage

By burning them. No, really.<p>The electrical power of the future just might be waiting in ashtrays across the world. Researchers in South Korea discovered that, with a one-step conversion process, cigarette filters turn into great supercapacitors. This is great news for anyone who wants new …

Get ready for virtual reality — here's why it will soon be our norm

Unless you’ve been living in a cave this past year, you’ve probably already heard that Virtual Reality (VR) is coming at us – and fast.<p>Thanks to Facebook’s recent acquisition of VR company, Oculus Rift, for $2 billion there’s no doubt VR technology is going to change the way we work, play, and …