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How a Lincoln High teacher gets all his students to pass the AP Calculus exam

Yom, as the students call their Lincoln High calculus teacher, is at the blackboard with marker in hand.<p>He can't be stopped.<p>Left to right he works, light on his feet, flicking out triangles, stacking towers of numbers, turning Room 754 into a gallery of cave art.<p>And here's the really impressive …

Apple and Google surprise Daimler with their progress on cars

You'd think that the head of Daimler would have little to worry about from Silicon Valley right now given his company's technological progress, but there is apparently a good reason to be nervous. CEO Dieter Zetsche tells <i>Welt am Sonntag</i> that a visit to tech companies in the Valley left Daimler …

15 Great YouTube Channels To Learn Science From

If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that science actually is all around.

Interactive Video

Why the Beginning of the Universe Cannot Be Explained from “Inside the Room” (FREE Bible Insert)

I’ve learned something important in the many homicide trials I’ve worked over the years: There’s always more than one way to explain evidence. Jurors …

Dark Matter

Map reveals ghostly antineutrinos lurking within Earth

A look inside of Earth has revealed the hiding places of weird antimatter particles that are nearly massless, resulting in a global map of the planet's so-called antineutrinos.<p>Antineutrinos are the antimatter versions of neutrinos, particles so light and insubstantial that they rarely interact with …

Physics

Researchers Make Artificial Cells That Can Replicate Themselves

To better understand how life might have started on Earth<p>Scientists have a pretty good theory for how life on Earth began: Meteorites that bombarded our planet brought simple carbon-based compounds called amino acids. Eventually, slowly, these chemicals combined to make cells, which were then able …

Could the Universe Be Lopsided?

One hundred years ago, Einstein re-envisioned space and time as a rippling, twisting, flexible fabric called spacetime. His theory of general …

Universe

These Enormous Fans Suck CO2 Out Of The Air And Turn It Into Fuel

Carbon Engineering has one idea for taking dangerous greenhouse gas emissions out of the air. It sounds like it’s from a cartoon, but it’s real life.<p>CO2 pumped out of tailpipes in New York City traffic could eventually be sucked up by an air capture plant in the desert in Australia or North …

The A=432 Hz Frequency: DNA Tuning and the Bastardization of Music

Brendan D. Murphy, <i>Guest</i><p><i>GA=440Hz: Not Quite Music to My Ears</i><p>Humankind is the largely unwitting victim of a frequency war on our consciousness that has …

10 hacks that will change the way you use Gmail

Some of you are fortunate to be young enough that you don’t know what email was like before Google came along and launched Gmail. Suffice it to say, …

Apps

Quantum Mystery of Light Revealed by New Experiment

Is light made of waves, or particles?<p>This fundamental question has dogged scientists for decades, because light seems to be both. However, until now, …

Windows 10 Is Tracking Your Every Move… Unless You Do This

With hackers getting into jailbroken iPhones, the notorious Ashley Madison personal user data dump and even The Hacking Team breach, we’re all exceedingly aware of how important tech security is these days. You might even consider switching over to the iPod Touch for greater privacy in digital …

Privacy

The 24 best public colleges in America

Here, we've narrowed down our results to look at the best public schools in the country.<p>To determine the rankings, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their students for success after graduation. We then combined those results with each school's …

College & University

17 Facts About Time That Will Hurt Your Brain

"Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so."<p><b>1.</b> Time passes faster for your face than for your feet (assuming you're standing up). Einstein's theory of relativity dictates that the closer you are to the centre of the Earth, the slower time goes – and this has been measured. At the top of Mount …

5 Green Myths You Probably Believe, Totally Busted

The current debate over the environment often reaches a fever pitch, which often can cloud the reality of what’s really going on. In partnership with NRG, we scrutinized five persistent myths concerning the environment, looking for truth behind the rumors.<p>Myth 1: For a lot of environmental …

Fossil Fuels

How Do Motorcycles Lean So Far Without Tipping Over?

Riding a motorcycle is just like riding a bike except it's much faster—oh, and you don't have to pedal. In both cases, the two wheeled vehicle can …

Sydney scientists have created a chip which uses quantum physics to stop hackers

Australian physicists have developed the holy grail of secure communication, a chip using photonic entanglement and small enough for phones and …

Quantum Mechanics

Earth's Population Will Reach 11 Billion Just in Time for the Entire Universe to Start Fizzling Out

As <b>science</b> has already warned us, twice this month alone, children are coming for you and your livelihood and will spare no drastic measure in …

The search for the missing planet: Our early solar system may have had a fifth gas giant that disappeared after a crash with Neptune

• <b>Group of rocks known as the kernel has a mysterious orbit in Kuiper belt</b>• <b><br>Astronomer David Nesvorny used a simulation to rewind 4 billion years</b>• <b><br>He</b> …

Astronomers discover a 10th transiting "Tatooine"

San Diego State University (SDSU) astronomers have discovered the 10th known "transiting circumbinary" exoplanet, which orbits two stars and …

A Lightning Bolt and Rainbow Captured in One Shot

Tucson, Arizona-based photography enthusiast Greg McCown recently managed to capture a shot of a lifetime. While shooting landscapes near the small …

Photography

6 Google Apps Tools Every Entrepreneur Should Be Using

Efficiency is your best friend if you are trying to squeeze as much productivity as you can out of a 24 hour day. When you are building a lean …

Google Apps

A Million Plastic Balls to Halt Carcinogens

Plastic spheres block sunlight—and cancer<p>If you make a mess, just cover it up. That's the theory behind the Department of Water and Power's latest project in Los Angeles, which aims to prevent the formation of a carcinogen in two drinking-water sources, the Ivanhoe [pictured] and Elysian reservoirs.<p>…

An astronomer has made music out of a star’s vibrations

Some people like to chill out at night to whale song or YouTube video clips called "lullaby of the ocean" or "mystical woodland world". Did you know stars make sound? They do.<p>“Starquakes” are the waves that ripple through a star and cause it to emit light. But Burak Ulas at Izmir Turk College …

MIT

Understanding quantum tunnelling

Quantum tunnelling sounds like science fiction, and does indeed feature quite often in the genre. But it is real, and plays a role in nuclear fusion, chemical reactions and the fate of the universe. Here’s how it works<p>The recent claim from Stark Industries Lockeed Martin that a compact fusion …

271 Years Before Pantone, an Artist Mixed and Described Every Color Imaginable in an 800-Page Book | Colossal

<p>In 1692 an artist known only as “A. Boogert” sat down to write a book in Dutch about mixing watercolors. Not only would he begin the book with a bit …

10 Phrases Great Speakers Never Say | Inc.com

While it's really hard to immediately win over a crowd, it's really easy for a speaker to lose the room within the first few minutes of a presentation.<p>To make sure you don't lose your audience, here's Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, serial entrepreneur and founder of TwitterCounter and The Next Web, …

Public Speaking

Shrimp's shell-smashing punch hands researchers a lead on tougher materials

Design of crustacean's club-like weapon could inspire new durable composites for use in cars, aircraft and body armour<p>The title of fastest punch in the animal kingdom firmly belongs to the peacock mantis shrimp, whose club-like appendages reach the speed of a .22-calibre slug, shatter clam shells …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Internet of Things