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From Killer Fans to Jettisoning Jet Lag: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.28.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the new law making Times Square illegal, legendary killer fans in Korea, and an innovative cure for jet lag.

The Largest EdTech Opportunity No One is Tackling

XPRIZE | Posted 08.26.2015 | Education

There are 36 million adults in the United States -- nearly 15% of the adult population -- who read at what are called "basic" and "below-basic" levels.

From Bacon-Flavored Seaweed to Crushing Rubik's Records: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.21.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the discovery of bacon-flavored seaweed, evidence finally supporting "hot streaks" in sports, and the teen who crushed the Rubik's world record in a mind-blowing 5.25 seconds.

Can You Tell Me How We Got Here, From Sesame Street?

David Kleeman | Posted 08.17.2015 | Media
David Kleeman

Right now, no one is neglecting kids' TV -- it's all over TV, newspapers and magazine, blogs and social media. So, let's use this moment to defend media content (not just TV) that delivers flexible, proven, cost-effective, equitable and engaging teaching and learning.

From Cat Videos to Self-Healing Concrete: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.14.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the math mistake that caused the Western drought, self-repairing concrete, and the Norwegian settlement that banned death.

From Suit Psychology to Soapy Cilantro: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 08.07.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered why cilantro tastes like soap for some people, the psychology of suits, and the life-saving Plimsoll line.

The Global Search for Education: Online Educational Tools

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"Privacy is of course critical, but at the moment the dialogue nationally is focusing far too much on the privacy aspects surrounding data rather tha...

The Global Search for Education: 7 Teachers 7 Continents #EdChat on #EdTech

C. M. Rubin | Posted 08.03.2015 | Education
C. M. Rubin

On August 4, EdmodoCon 2015 will be streamed live from San Mateo, California. Thousands and thousands of teachers from all over the world will log on to share the ways they are using Edmodo and other tech tools to personalize learning.

From Everest Melting to the "Science" Behind 10,000 Steps: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.31.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the "not a morning person" gene, dubious 10,000 steps, and melting Everest.

8 Steps To Living Your Passion Full-Time

Danielle Sabrina | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Danielle Sabrina

"Do what you love." It's simple advice, yet so many of us find ourselves taking on jobs we don't enjoy, spending our valuable time half-asleep in front of our desks, and living our day-to-day lives with no real sense of passion or purpose.

Why Right Brain Thinkers Will Rule the World

Amber Kane | Posted 07.31.2015 | Business
Amber Kane

When I first sat down at the loom, after a few years away, I was excited to create, but didn't trust my own voice or vision, I felt like I had to follow a pattern, and a put a check after each step on the very long list of weaving directions.

Every Move You Make, Every Bond You Break

Jay Halfond | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
Jay Halfond

Students tell us not to trust them. About three-quarters of all students self-report in various surveys that they are prone to cheat in their classes. And the many well-publicized scandals at some of America's most renowned institutions only prove they mean what they say. Why is this?

From the Worst Day to Fly to Life-Saving Pizza: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.24.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the worst day to fly, life-saving blood, and a massive new billion dollar home.

From Grasshopper Tacos to the Fraudulent Tonge Map: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.17.2015 | Science
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered saving the world with grasshopper tacos, the Mad Men stock market drop, and the fraudulent tongue map we learned in school.

From Elevator Toilets to the Birth of Sliced Bread: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.13.2015 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered stealing the Declaration of Independence," the 87th birthday of sliced bread, and Japan's plans for elevator toilets.

The Next Education Revolution

Dan Butin | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
Dan Butin

We in the United States are thus not the only ones having this conversation. We are all, whether we realize it or not, discussing and debating what we mean by "education."

8 Steps To Doing The Work You Love

Grace Bluerock | Posted 07.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Grace Bluerock

Many people are starting to wake up to their passions and realize the importance of doing work that brings a sense of fulfillment; however, the transition phase to doing meaningful work, especially as an entrepreneur, can be a difficult one to navigate. These are the eight steps that worked for me in transitioning to doing the work I love.

From Fly-By Babies to Sunscreen Pills: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 07.06.2015 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered the citizenship of "sky babies," the Golden Gate Bridge's accidental color, and the future of sun protection in a pill.

Supply and Demand Dictate the Future of Higher Education

Tracy Lorenz | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Tracy Lorenz

Given the current landscape in higher education, we need to provide options that meet the needs of all types of students. Otherwise, we might find ourselves on the wrong end of the supply/demand curve.

From Goose Bumps to a Tight Rope Village: This Week's Curios

Justin Kitch | Posted 06.29.2015 | Education
Justin Kitch

Last week's Curios covered why we forget things when we walk through doorways, the purpose of goosebumps, and a Russian village where every resident can walk a tightrope.

When a 'Good Enough' Higher Education Isn't Good Enough

Dan Butin | Posted 05.21.2015 | College
Dan Butin

Technology offers us the chance to provide a "good enough" education. While the new and shiny model of online learning is incredibly powerful for the transmission model of education, it stinks at the transformational model of education.

How Oprah Built Her Influence In The Marketplace

Alex Pirouz | Posted 05.20.2015 | Business
Alex Pirouz

Whether you're about to start your own business or operate an existing one, remember when building your online authority simply ask yourself one question: What would Oprah do?

So Much to Learn, So Little Time

Robin Raskin | Posted 05.01.2015 | Technology
Robin Raskin

Curious about where the long-past college set goes to learn, I asked 4,000 of my closest Facebook friends if they'd ever taken an online class. The re...

What Is Engineering? Learn About Engineering Through a MOOC

Vicki May | Posted 06.24.2015 | Education
Vicki May

A desire to help people of all ages, particularly K12 students, better understand engineering led me to develop a massive open online course, or MOOC. MOOCs are online courses offered by universities for free to the public.

The Education Innovators

Steven M. Gillon | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Steven M. Gillon

There has been lots of talk the past few years about the coming "disruption" in higher education. Technology, critics suggest, will present traditional colleges and universities with daunting challenges. Some have estimated that half will be forced to close their doors in the next 15 years.