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“Crio” Is Going To Become A Favorite Online Tool Of Many Teachers

I have previously blogged about SAS Curriculum Pathways many times (forty times, in fact).<p>I use it in all my classes and, particularly, in my Social …

Education Technology

The Yazidis believe in one God (Xode) and seven angels. They also believe in four sacred: fire, water, earth and wind. During prayer the #Yazidis should face towards the sun, which is one of the reasons why they were often called “sun worshipers”. https://t.co/UR0aYB19av

Ask Ethan: If The Universe Is Expanding, Why Aren't We?

One of the biggest scientific surprises of the 20th century was the discovery that the Universe itself is expanding. Distant galaxies recede from us and from one another more quickly than the nearby ones, as though the fabric of space itself is being stretched. On the largest scales, the matter and …

One Map That Explains the Dangerous Saudi-Iranian Conflict

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia executed Shiite Muslim cleric Nimr al-Nimr on Saturday. Hours later, Iranian protestors set fire to the Saudi embassy in …

The best telescopes you can buy

As anyone who has ever peered through a telescope knows, there are few sensations quite like your initial, firsthand look at another astral body. For …

Photos of evolution in action

For his new book, Evolution: A Visual Record, photographer Robert Clark has collected dozens of images that show the varying ways in which plants and …

Birds

History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump

It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. I am sketching out here opinions …

World History

From Chicken Guns to Testing Cobra Venom: The Strange World of Military Science

<i>The following is an excerpt from</i> Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War <i>by Mary Roach.</i><p>The chicken gun has a sixty-foot barrel, putting it solidly …

The latest trailer for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 finally unleashes Krang

Look. No one really thinks that <i>Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows</i> is going to be any good. With Michael Bay producing, it looks like a high-octane mess of a movie. But I'm at this point willing to hope it'll be fun in a dumb way, especially given the onscreen antics of Bebop and …

Film Industry

What Yeast Reveals About the Origins of Multicellular Life

Until one or two billion years ago, life on Earth was limited to a soup of single-celled creatures. Then one fateful day, a lonely cell surrendered …

See Which Animals Have the Most Enormous—and Tiniest—Babies

A giant panda mom is 900 times more massive than her baby, while a giraffe baby is one-tenth the size of its mom.<p>When the National Zoo’s giant panda Mei Xiang gave birth to a miniscule baby on August 23rd, it looked like the tiny, hairless infant just tumbled right out of her. A couple hours later, …

Octopus genome: Suckers and smarts

Scosche MagicMount – Magnetic Mounting System For Smartphones

Editor's Rating<p>4.8?<p>Discovered on 2015-05-24<p>Get to experience a convenient mounting system for your smartphones by using the Scosche MagicMount. All …

Successful People Start Before They Feel Ready

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>In 1966, a dyslexic sixteen-year-old boy dropped out of school. With the help …

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus review: bigger and better, but with stiffer competition

To say that Apple's doing things differently would be an understatement. With the 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus, the company introduced two new high-end phones at the same time, both with a complete redesign and a much larger screen size than any iPhone that came before. Gone are …

LG G3 review

People now buy phones the same way they do clothes: prioritizing looks, size, and brand over basic utility and functionality. That’s a problem for LG. The Korean company’s new flagship smartphone doesn’t look better than the HTC One, isn’t any smaller than the Sony Xperia Z2, and lacks the brand …

A closer look at the LG G3

You've read the review, you've seen a few of the pictures, but now it's time for a full serving of LG G3 eye candy. The new flagship from Korea's second biggest chaebol is one of Android's finest this year. Combining a super high-resolution 5.5-inch screen with a fast and capable camera, the G3 has …

iOS 8 is the dramatic redesign that iOS 7 promised

Apple adds substance to last year's style<p>It’s been 51 weeks since Tim Cook introduced the world to iOS 7’s "stunning new user interface." We thought then that the radical redesign of iOS would be the biggest update in the platform's history. But in some ways, we were wrong. While iOS 7 brought a …

LG G3 review: the company's best phone yet

Bigger, higher resolution, simpler to use. That's how we described LG's latest flagship, the G3, when we finally got our hands on it last week. The headline feature is, without a doubt, that Quad HD (2,560 x 1,440) screen. I've been gazing at it intensely since the review unit landed in my hand. …

EverythingMe's New Android Homescreen Learns What you Want

We were excited when Aviate brought us its vision of a ‘contextual’ Android homescreen last year, and now EverythingMe is launching a fresh take on the idea of a phone that knows what apps and information you want, when you want them.<p>EverythingMe released the first version of its Android launcher …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: when smaller is better

For the longest time, the prevailing trend with mobile phones was to take last year’s handset and make it smaller. Shave a few millimeters off, shed a couple of grams, and give users the same experience but in a leaner shell. The rise of smartphones and their incessantly improving spec sheets …

Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga review: a good (if slightly heavy) Ultrabook for business users

It's pretty clear that Lenovo made a bit of a mistake with its original Yoga laptop. Don't get us wrong, we liked -- no, loved -- it, but we could never get over how awkward it was to use in tablet mode: Every time you folded the screen over, you had your fingers pressed against the loose keys on …

Sony Xperia Z1 Compact review: a good thing in a small(ish) package

Last year, Sony finally reached the end of the alphabet with its Xperia Z. It wasn't just that the company ran out of letters, though: With the Xperia Z, we saw Sony streamline its scattered phone strategy, piping all its attention into a single high-end device. Then, it followed up with the Z1, …

Razer’s Project Christine: A Modular PC Prototype

It’s my last CES post (finally, I know), but I saved one of the more innovative ideas for the end. Coming courtesy of Razer, Project Christine ran …

North Korea: Where Everything's Amazing and Everyone Is Happy

I spent my New Year's Eve in North Korea, where everything is perfect, no matter what<p><b>"Welcome to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea,"</b> our host beamed. The plane had barely landed, and the propaganda had already started. I was officially part of the first tourist delegation to ever visit …

The Navy's Newest "Pickup Truck of the Sea" Just Launched

The USNS <i>Fall River</i>, the fourth vessel in the US Navy's new <i>Spearhead</i>-class of high-speed, shallow-draft transport catamarans launched for the first …

Moto G review: an affordable smartphone, done right

Since Motorola was acquired by a certain tech giant last year, its new owner hasn't had a particularly strong impact on the way it does business. Not too long ago, in fact, Motorola dealt another brag-hand of Droids, but there was something distinct about the Moto X that followed them. The first …

LG G Flex review: a promising phone, but not one you should buy right now

It's not too often we get to review a product with a completely new form factor, but we relish the opportunity when we do. This time, we're taking a closer look at the LG G Flex, one of two curved smartphones that have come out of Korea over the last two months. The idea of a curved device is …

Dell Venue 8 Pro review: a good Windows tablet, but wait for the bug fixes

And then there were... four? Once considered a novelty, 8-inch Windows tablets are now everywhere: Lenovo has one; so does Toshiba; and Acer is already on its second. Not to be left out, Dell recently started shipping the Venue 8 Pro, which costs about the same as its competitors ($300), but adds …

At long last, small hamburgers will be delivered in a pneumatic tube

A mainstay of drive-up bank tellers for decades, a New Zealand cafe is finally taking the pneumatic tube to its logical conclusion: as a delivery mechanism for delicious, nutritive sliders. <i>The Press</i> reports the story of Christchurch's C1 restaurant, which is in the midst of installing a network of …