While school system governance, school choice and school closings have dominated recent discussions about school reform, the beginning of summer break is a perfect time to highlight the impact summer learning loss has on efforts to close achievement gaps.
NASA: The Arctic Methane Bomb Fuse Is Burning, reports Alan Buis at NASA (Natl Atmospheric & Space Admin). Field data show permafrost, vast frozen pol...
If the NSA is monitoring my phone calls I worry that they might not be correctly hearing what I'm saying. And, if this is the case, I worry even more, about what the resulting impact on my beloved U.S. of A. might be.
As a nation, we must put politics aside to ensure that expanding the space frontier occupies a prominent place on our national agenda. We need strategic, adequately funded and aggressively paced programs to keep America at the summits of technical innovation and exploration.
Nuclear winter was to have been the worst-case scenario following a large-scale nuclear war. Nuclear winter would have meant the darkening of Earth's skies to the point where possibly all photosynthesis could terminate. This sounds very James Bond and it isn't going to happen.
Cicely Tyson. I remember when she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress when I was still in school for Sounder (1972). Yet it wasn't u...
Quite a bit of kerfuffle was generated -- as it always is -- when a DePaul University study, "Tablets Take Flight," released earlier this month, said the National Aeronautics and Space Administration "found no actual evidence that a consumer electronic device can affect airplane operations."
Ecuador's first and only satellite collided with a Russian rocket fragment last week, reigniting the debate over the need for an international organization that would monitor space debris and find those who ignored international norms liable for costs.
You could call it life imitating The Jetsons, but I feel like other portrayals of the future have featured similar contraptions. Regardless, it appears the future is now, people. Science has finally caught up with Hanna-Barbera. We're going to have food machines soon.
Let's watch the video and then discuss how you could use it to inspire and fascinate a student to think about scientific principles and material behavior.
So, how did I get the best seat in the house, an upper box hanging over the front of the stage? Just lucky, I guess.
When will Americans, we of middle age, especially, move on? In the absence of new witnesses or of other fresh and vital information, might it make sense to stop our chattering and to open files on the other parts of our lives?
NASA was recently named one of most engaged brands on Twitter. I recently caught up with NASA's Social Media Manager John Yembrick and Deputy Social Media Manager Jason Townsend to find out what exactly they are doing to engage their audience.
After we waited patiently in line for a couple hours with a jovial crowd of space enthusiasts, Buzz signed his book for us and we asked if he had any advice for my son if he wanted to be an astronaut. Buzz looked slightly puzzled at first, then stared deep into my boy's eyes: "Finish school."
By Melissa Mahony, OnEarthRemember the rovers, NASA's Mars-trekking robots that have been roaming the red planet off and on since 2004? Well, here com...
The time to start planning the next large international space mission is now. That mission should be a human mission to Mars. Despite the troubling economic and budgetary times, there is clear support in the U.S. for human Mars exploration.