52.39K Views11 Comments0 Likes
These days, computers dominate our lives, providing the platform by which we work, play, and communicate with others around the world. As such, knowing how to work with and engineer these often quite complicated systems is a pretty solid skill to have in the modern workforce.
3.69K Views1 Comments0 Likes
When it comes to funding for scientific research, it's a tricky business. Most grants are awarded by the government and have little to no input from the taxpayers. A new startup wants to change that. It's called Petridish and it puts the power in your hands to pick which scientific studies should be funded.
21.14K Views10 Comments0 Likes
It doesn't matter if you're four or 40, when you see Legos they are nearly impossible to resist putting together, pulling apart, and building into something. This is the reason, among many others, that they've become such a valuable tool in classrooms across the nation.
1.89K Views0 Comments0 Likes
Football is a contact sport. Actually, it's a collision sport. That's according to Professor Eric Swartz at the University of New Hampshire. He's working on some incredibly cool new ways to keep kids (and all athletes in general) safer on the field.
2.69K Views1 Comments0 Likes
It's important to understand where your food comes from. During Thanksgiving, even moreso.
4.61K Views0 Comments0 Likes
Have you ever tried to accurately describe what Earth looks like from space? Sure, there are videos of portions of the Earth spinning at its glacial pace. But what about complete time-lapse footage of the entire Earth...
3.06K Views1 Comments0 Likes
Digital connectivity is a requirement for all schools at this point. But staying ahead of the curve is not easy for smaller colleges. So how do these schools keep up with the larger schools? One way is to rethink science labs.
2.30K Views0 Comments0 Likes
Did you just switch your clocks back one hour? Do you know why we all do that?
2.68K Views0 Comments0 Likes
You probably recognize the famous Blue Marble image of Earth. Did you know it's not real? The image's creator is unveiling the true story behind the image's creation.
11.26K Views1 Comments0 Likes
If you measured the entire history of Earth as a 24 hour clock, how long would humans take up? An hour? Two hours? Guess again.
6.61K Views1 Comments0 Likes
Ever since Michael J. Fox hopped onto a hoverboard in Back to the Future II, I've wanted a floating skateboard. The fact that I can't skateboard and have terrible balance is not important. I need that hoverboard. This science lesson gives me hope that hoverboards could soon be a reality.
1.09K Views0 Comments0 Likes
Students know a lot. But do they know exactly how many galaxies exist in our universe? What about how cold space is? If astronauts can burp in space? Thanks to this new infographic, they (and you) now know the answers!
4.96K Views3 Comments0 Likes
Can you name a celebrity who is doing big things to enhance education in the U.S.? Black Eyed Peas member Will.I.Am may not be the first name that comes to mind. That may soon change, though.
1.34K Views2 Comments0 Likes
As a soon-to-be graduate of the Harvard Extension School, I have nothing but good things to say about the program. That's why I was delighted to see that there is a new article on the school's blog that showcased some...
943 Views0 Comments0 Likes
Back at the dawn of the dinosaur era, a quick-moving predator set the stage for the famous and fearsome giants that followed in its footsteps, according to new research. "It was a little dinosaur, but it carried a ...
1.09K Views1 Comments0 Likes
Are you a student who loves science? Do you have a good idea for an experiment that you’d like to share with the world? In 1996, two young computer science students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, had a hypothesis th...