Next Generation Science Standards,
Students And Engineering,
While math and science are important tools for engineers and a way for us to attract many students to engineering, I can't help but wonder how many students we are losing along this narrow path.
HuffPost Aspen Institute,
Women In STEM,
Women In Leadership Roles,
Women In Manufacturing,
Women are increasingly outperforming men in acquiring advanced skills, but are under-represented in both the manufacturing workforce and in the specialized S.T.E.M. fields most in demand in today's industrial economy.
National Science Foundation,
Representative Lamar Smith,
Representative Larry Buschon,
U.S. House Of Representatives,
Funding Social Sciences,
Lamar Smith Peer Review,
Peer Review Research,
Publically Funded Research,
Scientific Peer Review,
Social Science Research Budget,
Cherry-picking grants awarded by the National Science Foundation is not an effective use of time or money. Investment in scientific research has never been more important than the present.
In our modern world, language still reigns supreme. Every aspect of our existence is dependent on the ability to think and speak using a conceptual ruled-based linguistic code.
Attention Deficit Disorder,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder,
Attention Deficit Disorder Overdiagnosis,
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Overdiagnosis,
We are ADHD in kids and giving many of them stimulant drugs they don't need. Some kids, especially boys, are more active than others; most of what passes for ADHD these days is really no more than normal variation or developmental difference.
In AA and other recovery programs, willpower is an unreliable tool for abstinence. Effortful self-regulation can and does fail us, and such failures can leave us vulnerable to impatient decision making. A better alternative can be seen in another practice well known in the rooms of recovery -- the gratitude list.
I have taken what I earned in the games industry to open a path for my other life dream, going into space.
New research suggests a tantalizing hypothesis: that the dark matter in the Milky Way caused the mass extinction 65 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs, as well as other mass extinctions, which seem to take place somewhat regularly, with a period of some 35 million years.
The primary function of religion is to help people feel better about their lives. Competing feel-good products include psychotherapy, anti-anxiety drugs, and entertainment. As the number of competitors grows in developed countries, religion declines in importance.
At the same time that astronomers stole back Pluto, they delivered a bounty of new worlds to ponder. Thanks to arduous ground-based studies of nearby stars, and to the dazzling successes of NASA's Kepler mission, we now have a catalog of over 1,700 "new" planets orbiting hundreds of other stars.
As you might have heard last month, "three-parent babies" might soon become a living and breathing reality in America. U.S. health officials are examining the possibility of using DNA from three people as a solution for genetic illnesses passed down through the mitochondria.
New York Times,
The rest of us don't need to have absolutes declared about nature. Is the predator absolutely the big force, or is the vegetation absolutely the big force? Wait a minute, maybe the hippos are the big force?
Girls In Stem,
The Explorers Club,
We live on an ocean planet and the U.S. is an ocean nation. Our country includes more land underwater than above. It might behoove us to remember those facts as we set our country's spending priorities going forward.
Birth Control Abortion Rates,
Birth Control Obamacare,
Birth Control Risky Sexual Behavior,
Birth Control Sexual Partners,
Birth Control Study,
Birth Control Unintended Pregnancy,
Free Birth Control Risky Sexual Behavior,
That researchers and health advocates need to presume harsh judgement of sexually active women to convince skeptics of birth control's utility just reminds us how far we have to go.
Crying In Space,
Neil Degrasse Tyson,
Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan discuss the new show "Cosmos," and how it feels to walk in the footsteps of Carl Sagan. Tyson also shared "Gravity" hits and misses, and what really happens when you cry in space.
Higher Education Reform,
Multiple Choice Tests,
The SAT became the standard since 1926. Yerkes' brainchild became Frankenstein.
Marco Tempest Ipod,
Marco Tempest Ipod Magic,
Marco Tempest Ted,
Ted Weekends Video,
Truth Lies And Magic,
TED Weekends News
What if deception is in the eye of the beholder? And what if lies can help us tell the truth? Enter into the multimedia world of magician Marco Tempest and decide for yourself.
The logistician Ludwig Wittgenstein said "nothing's so difficult as not deceiving ourselves." Clear heads are hard to come by, common sense is rarely common, and perception isn't always reality.
Aubrey De Grey,
Michigan State University,
Transhumanism is an idea that we can transcend mortal definitions of our lives. There are already discussions about uploading consciousness and memory to computer networks to enable the human experience to continue even if only in an incorporeal form.
This Vs That,
NOTE: At the end of this post, there are two experiments for you to test your own memory to determine which information you are better at recalling: what you hear vs. what you see. A few nights ago -- around 8:00 p.m. or...