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Here’s How Higher Education Dies

A futurist says the industry may have nowhere to go but down. What does the slide look like?<p>Maybe higher education has reached its peak. Not the Harvards and Yales of the world, but the institutions that make up the rest of the industry—the regional public schools who saw decades of growth and are …

Higher Education

Bald Eagle vs. Red Fox

What will happen when Earth's north and south poles flip

Earth's magnetic field is what protects our planet from harmful space radiation. But our protective shield might soon go into a transformation that could threaten the lives on Earth. This video shows what will happen when Earth's magnetic poles flip. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Did you …

Earth Science

An Incredible World Map That Plots the Literal Translation of Every Country Name In the World

The Literal Translation of Country Names is a remarkably researched map created by Neomam for their client Credit Card Compare, which plots the …

There's No One Way to Explain How Flying Works

Let's be clear—airplanes are complicated. Sure, it's entirely possible to get a piece of paper and fold it in a particular way so that it flies. But …

Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests

Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.<p>Experts have warned that despite the “feverish” trend towards adopting the adjustable desks, there is little solid evidence to support their use, as well as concerns they may do more harm …

Weight Loss

Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

35 science jokes that are so cringe-worthy they might make a scientist groan

Whether it's charting the possible consequences of climate change, helping predict when we might die, or keeping tabs on nuclear weapons stockpiles, their work can take on a huge gravitas.<p>But we all need to unwind, and sometimes nothing feels better than the rush endorphins from laughing at a good …

Jokes

Birth of a black hole witnessed as star vanishes without a bang

For the first time, astronomers have witnessed a star disappear right before their eyes. Known as N6946-BH1, the star appears to have collapsed into …

In 2012, the Earth Dodged a Solar Bullet

In July 2012 the Earth dodged a bullet. Or more accurately, the bullet was misaimed. But had it hit, we’d have been in big trouble.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

What is the Universe’s third most common element?

Hydrogen is #1, Helium is #2. Who’s number 3? Hint: it’s not #3 in the periodic table!<p><i>“It is the function of science to discover the existence of a</i> …

So You Wanna Get Into Physics. Here Are Three Tips and Tricks

For many, it's the start of a new semester of physics labs. That means there are new students in that introductory course. Of course, no one is …

Want to Live Up to 2 Years Longer? Science Says Do This Simple Thing Regularly

Choosing the right kind of beach read could be beneficial to your health.<p>Most of us want to live long, healthy lives, full of purpose and vitality. While there is no fountain of youth, there are certain practices everyone knows help extend your time on earth: wearing your seatbelt, eating fruits …

A Solar Storm Almost Led The U.S. To War With The Soviet Union

In 1967, the sun heated up the Cold War<p>Five years after the Cuban Missile crisis brought the Soviet Union and the United States to the brink of war, another event occurred that brought the two superpowers once again to the brink.<p>This event didn't involve military movements, covert intelligence, or …

Geopolitics

6 TED Talks to Share With Your Kids This Summer

The best TED Talks are the ones that inspire you to take on the world. The messages in these talks are exactly what children need to hear.<p>I know, I know. It's summer, and kids want to keep the ultimate separation of school and play intact. But since they're going to be on their tablets and phones …

Love in the time of climate change: Grizzlies and polar bears are mating and creating pizzlies and grolars

BARROW, Alaska — Most Alaskans and Canadians have a bear story — tales of fearsome grizzlies, even polar bears. But a mix of the two?<p>They’re known as …

Wildlife

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

Physics

These stick-on lenses turn your smartphone into a digital microscope

Thin enough to fit in your wallet, and with up to 100x magnification<p>It's a cliché to say that your smartphone is a pocket-sized computer, but sometimes we forget exactly how powerful these devices are. BLIPS — a set of thin, stick-on lenses that turn your cell phone into a portable, digital …

Why your cat is so weird, explained by an actual scientist

Cover Your Workshop Ceiling in Tin to Hide Ugly Insulation

This beautiful timelapse video shows how installing a tin ceiling and whitewashing the rafters creates a clean and seamless look.<p>Having an open ceiling to reveal rafters makes for a dramatic effect, but the ugly insulation batts ruin the look. An alternative to drywall that looks great in a …

Here's How Your Old Laptop Can Become (Almost) a Chromebook

Or a Chromeishbook.<p>There's no need to throw away an old PC or Mac after you upgrade, even if they seem as slow as Babe Ruth running the bases. Neverware, a company based out of New York City that refurbishes computers, released its own version of the Chrome OS to turn your computer into a Chrome or …

Meet Ashley Graham, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue’s First ‘Plus-Size’ Cover Girl

How a gal went from being discovered at a mall in her native Nebraska to becoming the very first ‘plus-size’ model to grace the cover of SI’s popular …

Intel's Compute Stick Is Small as a USB Drive, More Powerful Than Many Computers

A whole lotta punch in a very small package.<p>Intel announced an upgrade to their Compute Stick at CES today, and it's an impressive one. The tiny computer (only 4.5-inches tall) packs a powerful M3 or M5 processors with Skylake, along with an Atom-based processor . This places them on parity with …

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'The Martian' Movie Review by a Rocket Scientist

As a person who helped build and launch rockets for NASA's Space programs, I naturally became curious about seeing the 20th Century Fox motion picture, <i>The Martian</i> directed by Ridley Scott, starring Matt Damon. As a rocket scientist, I am typically skeptical of science fiction movies dealing with …

Movie Reviews

Stunning images reveal SpaceX's revolutionary approach to landing on Mars

And as mind-blowing as these innovative ideas are, the video animations and illustrations that bring Space X's goals to life are equally impressive.<p>But these animations and illustrations aren't just fiction and propaganda: They are a way for SpaceX to envision the future and make it a reality.<p>For …

Space Travel

You Should Be Coding in Your Physics Course

It's near the start of a new semester of physics. Many faculty are working on their plans for introductory physics courses. How many tests should …

Watch This Leaping Great White Shark Get Some Serious Air

This awesome video shows a shark shooting out of the water like a Poseidon missile launched from an underwater submarine (seen at the 1:37 mark). …

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