Caleb Smith

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Five books to fire my passion for science

Is there a book that can find the answers to life, the universe and everything? Well, probably not! But there are a lot of books out there that can shed some light on our existence, from the smallest atoms to the secrets of the universe. And they can make it fun, too! Here secret site member <b>Secret</b> …

World Beard and Moustache Championships: Pictures

Austria

Secret Teacher: brilliant eccentrics are a dying breed in education

As I look around the staffroom I am struck by the fact that, among the piles of exercise books and unwashed coffee cups, there is an endangered species, dwindling to the point of extinction.<p>I’m not talking about the semi-corporate teachers who look like they’d be more at home in a boardroom than a …

Extinction

26 Pictures That Are Too Real For People Going Back To College

I'm tired.

14 Inspirational Movie Quotes for Entrepreneurs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We recently decided to “cut the cord” at our house, meaning we spend a lot less time watching live TV and more time watching movies. Recently while watching some of my all-time favorite movies, I picked up on some great quotes that extend …

Paramount Pictures

Schools are starting to teach kids philosophy—and it's completely changing the way students think

It's here that standardized testing creeps behind students like a shadow and where fun experiments take a back seat to rote memorization.<p>But in some ambitious K-12 schools across the country, philosophy courses have made tangible improvements to the way students learn.<p>In these classrooms, teachers …

Teaching

Warren Buffett and Elon Musk are about to make one periodic element the hottest commodity in the world

It has been easy to take lithium for granted. This wonder mineral is the backbone of our everyday lives, popping up in everything from the glass in our windows to our mountains of electronics.<p>And while investors have long appreciated the steady rise in demand for this preferred mineral, the number …

Energy

Why is the Scale of the Universe so Freakishly Large?

“Space is big,” said Douglas Adams. “You just won’t believe how vastly, hugely, mind-boggingly big it is.” But why must this be so? And why does our …

These Lego-Like Roads Are Made From Plastic Trash

“The concept is based on the use of all kinds of waste plastic, but mainly the part of the waste stream that doesn’t already have ‘high end’ …

Elon Musk’s Space Dream Almost Killed Tesla

By Ashlee Vance | May 14, 2015<p>Illustrations by The Red Dress<p>SpaceX started with a plan to send mice to Mars. It got crazier from there.<p>In late …

How to Think Like Steve Jobs, Innovate Like Elon Musk, and Act Like Bill Gates

A recipe for success from three central figures of entrepreneurship.<p>A wall-mounted battery that can power your entire house? An electric car that can drive three times as far as its competitors? A train that runs on air pressure?<p>These are just a few of the ideas Elon Musk has invented or promised. …

Bill Gates

Quit Saying 'I'm Just Not a Math Person'

It started with a fairly simple problem. The class of elementary education majors were looking at energy and efficiency. This course is specifically …

The ‘most powerful’ classroom innovation — by the $1 million teaching prize winner

By Valerie Strauss<p>, Reporter<p>Nancie Atwell is the renowned founder of the Center for Teaching and Learning, an award-winning non-profit independent K-8 demonstration school in Edgecomb, Maine, where she teaches seventh- and eighth-grade writing, reading and history. She is the author of numerous …

19 Hilarious Dog Comics That Every Dog Owner Will Understand

If you have never read “Off The Leash” by Rupert Fawcett, you are really missing out! These comics are perfectly suited to make every dog owner …

9 images that shows the sheer immensity of our universe

In the words of American astronomer, cosmologist, and astrophysicist Carl Sagan, “Our home is called Earth. It is but a tiny dot in the black empty …