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5/24 Please Enjoy This First-Person Ride Down The Llangollen Canal, A Victorian Engineering Marvel. I love slow canal rides and this has to be one of the best. Machine Thinking

5/24 Easy Ways to Sell, Donate, or Recycle Your Stuff – If you’re spring cleaning or just need to get rid of things, here’s how to do it sensibly and safely—and perhaps make a profit. @davidnield @WIRED

5/22 Map Coloring Challenge – Can you use just four colors to color the US States without having the same colors touch each other. This should work for upper elementary on up. The image here is my effort to solve the US map problem. @MathigonOrg @PhilippLegner

5/22 All The Construction Required To Turn One Of The World’s Smallest Countries Into A F1 Racetrack Here’s how the world’s second-smallest country hosts a Formula 1 race every year. @TheB1M

5/22 The Most Radical Thing About Ford’s F-150 Lightning? The Price. After tax credits, the base model of the electric pickup will be cheaper than its gas-fueled sibling, removing what has been a big barrier for EV sales. @AarianMarshall @WIRED

5/21 A Birthday Milestone: Turning 80! The secret to a happy and vibrant old age? Strive to do what you love for as long as you can do it. This is good advice for people of any age. Jane E. Brody @nytimes

5/21 Virtual Field Trip for Students: A Tour of Washington, D.C. Even without the pandemic most of your kids couldn’t do this live so check this out. @classtechtips

5/20 Obama offers parenting tips for fathers with daughters. Former President Obama has some words of advice for fathers of girls: treat their moms right. @JudyKurtz @thehill @tperran

5/19 Effective Science Learning Means Observing and Explaining. There’s a Curriculum for That. Researchers say grappling with problems beats out traditional approaches. @EducationWeek @CoachDar

5/18 Top Ten Websites to Learn Python Programming for FREE in 2021 – Python is currently the world’s #1 programming language and its popularity is growing every passing day, thanks to Data Science and Machine learning and awesome Python libraries like Pandas, NumPy, and TensorFlow. @javinpaul @yoga_and_more @AI_Miami

5/18 Italy Unveils New Hi-Tech Floor Design for Rome’s Colosseum Area. The ancient Roman Colosseum is once again going to have a floor thanks to a new, hi-tech project announced by the culture ministry. @dariofrance @Nicochan33 @ShiCooks

5/17 Colonial Pipeline Paid a $5M Ransom—and Kept a Vicious Cycle Turning. Stopping payments would go a long way to stopping ransomware. But the choice is never quite so easy. @lilyhnewman @WIRED

5/17 Basketball Mathematics—and Four Other Ways to Mix Movement and Learning – Getting students to be physically active while they’re learning can deliver significant cognitive and academic benefits, a new study confirms. @GonserSarah @Edutopia

5/15 The Differences Between Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality – Be sure to watch Richard Byrne’s short [3:35] video. @rmbryne

5/15 Did you know curiosity comes in different forms? P.S.: One of them can help you deal with anxiety. This includes a step-by-step method for dealing with anxiety. Also, see my summary of Unwinding Anxiety by judson Brewer

5/15 Apple’s AirTags Are a Gift to Stalkers. The tiny new tracking devices can be easily hidden in the cars and bags of victims. And exploiting them is dead simple. This shouldn’t stop you from using them yourself. It just means that anyone can operate like James Bond in Goldfinger. @FoxCahn @WIRED

5/14 What Happened When I Switched From Mac to Windows – Fed up with the rising cost and declining quality of Apple laptops, I migrated to Microsoft. It has been both a total joy and a complete pain in the neck. (Full confession: I’ve been a Mac user since I purchased the original Mac in 1984. @brentrose @WIRED

5/14 Everything works out better when you start with a mind map. Use mind maps to plan your projects all the way from beginning to end. Mind Genius has products to help with free trials. @MindGenius @barvasapp

5/14 Learning from the Inspiration of Others and Yourself – In reality, we often don’t see the process of the work being done by others but can quickly want their results. @gcouros @sylviaduckworth

5/13 Playground Physics This is just one of many learning tools from NYSCI. Also, consider Joinging Their Project. @nysci

5/13 Fred Dust on Making Conversation: Seven Essential Elements of Meaningful Communication – Fred is a former Senior Partner and Global Managing Director at the legendary design firm IDEO and in his new book he shows how to design conversations and meetings that are creative and impactful. @f_dust @tvanderark @Getting_Smart

5/12 Guy Asks People In India What They Think Of Apu From ‘The Simpsons.’ Here Are Their Reactions.@asianbossmedia

5/11 High-Quality Video Games Can Rival Good Books. Narrative video games are often overlooked in ELA instruction, but many are rich, sophisticated, and deeply engaging. @hubert_ham @edutopia

5/11 Keep Moving Through The Pain. There will be ups and downs and you strive towards your goals so keep moving. @seocontentcopy @bexxmodd @chidambara09 @RitikaG69283079

5/10 Machine learning, explained – This pervasive and powerful form of artificial intelligence is changing every industry. Here’s what you need to know about the potential and limitations of machine learning and how it’s being used. @SaraMarieBrown @MITSloan @bexxmodd @IainLJBrown

5/10 Want to Grow Your Own Food? Try a Hydroponic Garden. Today’s home kits are stylish, smart, and easier to use than ever. Here’s how to get started. @LiaPicard @wired

5/9 Why stocks soared while America struggled – For a year that’s been so bad, it’s hard not to wonder why the stock market has been so good. @EmilyStewartM @voxdotcom

5/9 3D-printed homes build hope for U.S. affordable housing. The technology can build cheap, climate-resilient structures in a fraction of the time of traditional construction. @clbtea @TRF_Stories @MarioCucinella @wef

5/8 Introduction to Quantum Computing – Understanding what quantum computing is is definitely not an easy task. Indeed, since this is a new science there are a few places where you can find a quality introduction course about this topic. @Udemy_Coupons1 @bexxmodd

5/7 The International Date Line, Explained. This is very well done. Teachers may not want to show this to their entire class, but it would be a good video to suggest. Could Google Maps be wrong? There is an ad at the end. @johnnywharris @expressvpn

5/7 The Statistical Secrets of Covid-19 Vaccines – They’re really very good, and they’re the only way out of the pandemic. But a tour through the numbers could bring the vaccine-hesitant into the tent. @jetjocko @wired

5/5 Richard Byrne’s Ten Favorite “Hidden” Office 365 Features – If you don’t use this product you probably know people who do. Please share it with them. @rmbyrne

5/5 Tom Scott Bravely Shows Us How To Take The Emergency Exit From A Wind Turbine. This five-minute video will give you a good look at the insides of a 50′ wind turbine. @tomscott @EnergyOxford

5/4 Apollo 11: Mission Out of Control. This is the inside story of how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin struggled to touch down on the moon, while their guidance computer kept crashing. Again and again. This is a gripping read for tech-savvy readers. @stephenwitt @wired

5/4 The 20 best (and real) work-from-home jobs – Long before the Covid-19 pandemic forced businesses to vacate their offices, working from home was on the rise. Nearly a year since the first coronavirus lockdowns, telecommuting is here to stay for millions of workers. @EAWells77 @Bankrate @bexxmodd @CatherineAdenle

5/3 Here’s Why The United States Uses Two Fonts On Their Highway Signs. This is a good introductory lesson on the subject of fonts. Share with art teachers and students you know. @AntonellaCres @BridgettHenwood @japsendaydiego @monalalwani @voxdotcom

5/3 Healing Through Diet – Dean Ornish talks about simple, low-tech, and low-cost ways to take advantage of the body’s natural desire to heal itself. This TED Talk with over 1.5 million views is well worth your time. @DeanOrnishMD @TEDTalks

5/1/2021 The Percentage Of Each State’s Population That Lives In The Capital City, Visualized – Any classes dealing with US geography should find this to be a useful resource. @pang_chieh

5/1/2021 New Farming Robot Uses AI to Kill 100,000 Weeds per Hour. The autonomous weeder could soon replace weed laborers with high-power lasers. @IntEngineering #LoukiaPapadopoulos

5/1/2021 The Amazing Ways “Wild Me” Uses Artificial Intelligence And Citizen Scientists To Help With Conservation – Thanks to the efforts of the non-profit organization Wild Me, the gargantuan task of wildlife preservation is getting a much-needed assist from citizen scientists who photograph and video wildlife when traveling the world, plus high-tech solutions such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and machine vision. @BernardMarr @Forbes

5/1/2021 Level 4 aerial autonomy: Drones can now fly themselves. Firm achieves the highest level of aerial autonomy yet documented. Why that’s a game-changer. @gcnichs @ZDNet @trlyadventurous

4/30 How Pixar Uses Hyper-Colors to Hack Your Brain. The animation studio’s artists are masters at tweaking light and color to trigger deep emotional responses. Coming soon: effects you’ll only see inside your head. @jetjocko @WIRED

4/30 Visualizing the Most Used Languages on the Internet – It looks like a lot of the Internet isn’t available to people who can’t read English. @GVindBts @VisualCap @nancyrubin

4/30 The Most Popular Summer Travel Destinations This Year, According to Flight Data – As Americans venture back out and flight deals persist, some clear summer travel hotspots are emerging for 2021. @shanmcmahon_ @CNTraveler

4/30 How Exercise and the Simple Act of Moving Your Body Can Improve Mental Health – Whether you enjoy a rigorous workout or prefer a spot of light yoga, researchers say exercise can have a positive impact on your mental health. This certainly works for me. @UofT @DrLynneKenney @kinestheticlass

4/29 How Pfizer Makes Its Covid-19 Vaccine – The is highly illustrated and very detailed. High School and college biology students should study this. @EmmaCottNYT @elliotdebruyn @13pt @nytimes

4/29 Pinkcast 4.09. This is how to get others to take a chance on you. Suneel Gupta’s book is Backable: The Surprising Truth Behind What Makes People Take a Chance on You. @suneel @DanielPink

4/29 The Supreme Court’s “cursing cheerleader” case could reshape students’ First Amendment rights. A case about a high school student acting like a high school student raises difficult First Amendment questions. This could foster a good class debate. @imillhiser @voxdotcom

4/28 Bio-in­spired ro­bot­ics: Learn­ing from drag­on­flies – Now, for the first time, scientists at Kiel University (CAU) have completely decrypted the biomechanical functional principle of what is known as the labial mask of dragonfly larvae. @sci_SB @mvollmer1 @ipfconline1 @kieluni @techxplore_com

4/28 Electric cars: What will happen to all the dead batteries? EV batteries are larger and heavier than those in regular cars and are made up of several hundred individual lithium-ion cells, all of which need dismantling. They contain hazardous material and have an inconvenient tendency to explode if disassembled incorrectly. @EmmaWoollacott @BBCNews

4/28 Why It’s Imperative We All Learn To Be ‘Emotion Scientists’ – Our lives are saturated with emotions – sadness, disappointment, anxiety, irritation, enthusiasm, and even tranquility. @marcbrackett @MindShiftKQED @pcroskey3 @ReadByExample

4/27 Discover the interiors of TECLA, a 3D-printed home made of clay by Mario Cucinella. 3D-printing with clay ensures that the dwelling can be built anywhere in the world using local resources, particularly in rural areas where it’s not easy to find construction materials. Will you live in one someday? @MarioCucinella @designboom @MandalaySamui

4/26 What Homer’s ‘Odyssey’ can teach us about reentering the world after a year of isolation – Homer can help guide us as we return back to our normal worlds after a year of minimizing social contact. He can also, offer guidance on how people can heal. @ConversationUS @sentantiq

4/26 The easiest way to fool artificial intelligence – Plaster dollar signs on a picture of anything, from a poodle to a chainsaw to a horse chestnut, and, with a charmingly artless naivety, CLIP mostly returns the answer “piggy bank”. @newscientist @bexxmodd @IainLJBrown

4/26 How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity – In filmmaking and many other kinds of complex product development, creativity involves a large number of people from different disciplines working effectively together to solve a great many inherently unforeseeable problems. @HarvardBiz @PIXARKEENCOIN

4/25 How do wind turbines work? How can we harness this incredible amount of energy, and is it possible to create a world powered entirely by the wind? Rebecca Barthelmie and Sara Pryor dig into the science of wind turbine technology. @gav_edwards @TED_ED @rmbyrne

4/25 Why Do Cats Act So Wierd? If you own a cat you need to watch this TED-Ed animation. Also share with anyone interested in animation. @Ad_Anderson @tooningout @ParamountPlus @TED_Ed @LocalEmpireTV

4/24 Python is devouring data science. In fact, as a recent Terence Shin analysis of more than 15,000 data scientist job postings suggests, Python adoption keeps growing even as the more specialist R language is in decline. @mjasay @infoworld @HarbRimah

4/24 Rick Steves at Binghamton University (NY) – I’m a member of a campus organization that hosted Rick for a Zoom meeting last night. While I’ve seen tons of his work, I think this is Rick at his best. Check it out and “keep on traveling.” @RickSteves @RickStevesEur @binghamtonu @backupball

4/23 A Brief History of American Tits | Chloe Russell Kent | TEDxColumbiaUniversity – This is an excellent TED Talk for women of all ages to watch. It ends with great advice about accepting your own body. @thefakechloe @TEDTalks

4/23 What is the Internet of Things (IoT)? From fitness trackers to smart heating systems, the Internet of Things (IoT) describes the growing network of internet-enabled devices. @taliena @wef @HaroldSinnott @Ronald_vanLoon

4/23 Is Machine Learning The Future Of Coffee Health Research?If you drink coffee daily as I do you might find this interesting. @sprudge @joeltalks @bexxmodd @FabienBrodie

4/22 Sony’s Virtual Robotics and Coding Program Bundle Includes SONY’s Virtual Camp – Act now and save $75. This is a good way to keep your kids busy learning this summer. @SonyElectronics

4/22 ‘Why Do You Want This Job?’ Is A Trick Question–Here Is How To Intelligently Answer It. Here is a cheat sheet on how to answer the question. @wecruitr_io @Forbes

4/21 The World’s Top Ten Most Spoken Languages – With over 1.1 billion speakers worldwide, English is currently the closest we’ve come to a lingua franca, a common language that connects people from different backgrounds. @VisualCap @nancyrubin

4/20 10 Types of Innovation: The Art of Discovering a Breakthrough Product – After examining over 2,000 business innovations throughout history, Doblin uncovered that most breakthroughs don’t necessarily stem from engineering inventions or rare discoveries. Share with business teachers and students you know. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @mvollmer1 @globaliqx @fabri

4/20 Three Simple Habits to Improve Your Critical Thinking – The good news is that critical thinking is a learned skill. Good teachers should be able to interpret this for their students. @BouyguesLee @HarvardBiz @pettet50

4/19 Flashback Friday: Gut Dysbiosis – Starving Our Microbial Self – If you are looking for reasons why you need to eat more plant fiber you will find them here. Note: Dr. Doug is a vegan at home. He only eats animal products when they are served at friends’ houses. @nutrition_facts

4/19 Is WiFido true blue or just a cop-out? This article presents the pros and cons of using robot dogs as police. Have your students read both sides and see which side they take. Give them a chance to do some critical thinking. Pat Smith and @christianbrits @nypost

4/19 The Multitasking Myth: What It Means, Why it Hurts, How to Stop. Many experts agree that multitasking is actually an impossibility. We don’t really multitask–we simply switch between tasks very quickly. @Carol_Stephen @JeanetteJoy

4/17 Want to Buy a Climate-Friendly Refrigerator? Leading Manufacturers Are Finally Providing the Information You Need. The vast majority of refrigerators come with hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), chemical refrigerants that are thousands of times more potent at warming the planet than carbon dioxide. @mckennapr @InsideClimate

4/17 GeoGuessr – People Are Playing a Guessing Game in Google Maps. For most people, GeoGuessr is a fun way to pass the time. For others, it’s a way into the record books. Read a WIRED story on GeoGuessr here. @geoguessr @will_backus1 @WIRED

4/16 Improve Your Critical Thinking – Socrates wasn’t feared for claiming to have all the answers, but rather, for asking too many questions. Your students should see this. @EFW48 @skomdra @Ad_Anderson @RED_ED @rmbyrne

4/16 Middle School Voie
How Your Birth Month Affects The Rest Of Your Life – Here’s what science says about how the month you’re born affects you for the rest of your life. @HalfInteresting @CuriosityStream @WatchNebula @Calendar_Girl

4/16 Three Ways You Can Surf Anonymously – When you are using the internet, do you know how much sensitive data is getting leaked? When we use the internet, our browser leaks sensitive information such as your IP address, your geological coordinates, your internet service provider, and much more. Here is how to stop this. @jhankar_mahbub @ProgrammingHero @bexxmodd @mnaotech

4/15 How Long Do Covid-19 Vaccines Protect You? We don’t fully know yet. But more data is coming in that provides clues. Here’s what we know so far. @rddysum @WSJ

4/15 Here’s How Orcas Became Known As Killer Whales. If an orca takes on a great white shark it’s bad news for the shark. This is a good science lesson for upper elementary on up. @VersusWild

4/13 A Video Tour of 17th Century London in 3D – The tour is based upon historical drawings and maps that the Pudding Lane Productions team researched. @gamecity @britishlibrary @Crytek @rmbyrne @cryingtheoretic @lynne_1978

4/13 Playground Physics: Teach Science Through Play – They are looking for teachers who want to be part of this project. This page lets you sign up and ask questions. @nysci @AIRInforms @NYSCATE

4/12 Are There Risks and Benefits of Energy Drinks? It looks like you are better off with drinks that just contain caffeine rather than the propriety ingredients in energy drinks. As principal, I did not allow them in my school. @nutrition_facts

4/12 Drones to replace helicopters for electricity tower inspections. SP Energy Networks said it is making the switch to reduce costs and to deliver ‘environmental benefits’. This also has to be less expensive and safer. @Jenster13 @STVNews @mvollmer1 @JeroenBartelse

4/12 How Animators Are Using Artificial Intelligence For ‘The Simpsons’ – A few weeks ago, “The Simpsons” included a voice not heard in years using AI. @NPRMichel @amitkatwala @WiredUK @WSKG @PBS @NPR

4/10 A garden’s potential impact on your mental health – This is also something you get your kids involved in. Fresg air and exercise are also benefits. @Doris_Weather @WBNG12News

4/10 Ten Steps To Become an Ethical Hacker Share with any student you know who is interested in programming. @jhankar_mahbub @ProgrammingHero @Programming1Pro

4/10 Liberate Yourself – This organization offers a host of outstanding practitioners who can help reduce stress and add value to your lift in a number of ways. It is a center for Mind Body and Spiritual Health located in Los Angeles, California. Hypnotherapy, Psychic, Tarot, Astrology, Palm Readings, Reiki, Meditation & more! @liberateurslf

4/9 Stunning Visualization Puts Global Island Sizes Into Perspective With a 3D Comparison. From the smallest, Hub Island, to the largest, Greenland, this 3D visualization lets you see how big each mass of land really is. @MetaBallStudios

4/9 Amazon is snapping up disused shopping malls and turning them into fulfillment centers. Malls that buckled due to e-commerce or suffered during the pandemic are being given new life by the very entity that precipitated their decline — Amazon. @leticia @NBCNewsBusiness

4/9 How Robotics in Healthcare are Changing Our Future – Robotics being used in healthcare can be defined as the application and use of robotic technology to diagnose, treat, correct, restore, or modify a body function, body part, or disease. @Exxactcorp @Nicochan33 @ipfconline1

4/8 Verse by Verse is an experimental AI from Google research. I composed the poem above in a few minutes using this tool. This should work for upper elementary on up. @GoogleAI @rmbyrne

4/8 Serve Food in Far-Away Restaurants—Right From Your Couch. A growing number of robots are operated remotely, often by workers thousands of miles away. Could it be a job of the future? @willknight

4/7 How One Runner Manages to Stay Healthy While Running Over 100 Miles a Week. At the age of 74 I only run 30 mils a week, but I adhear to most of the advice given here. @bexwade89 @InsideHook @flynnsports

4/7 The Rise of Kitchen Technology And What To Expect In Future Homes – Kitchen technology has always been at the forefront of consumers’ minds. After all, who doesn’t want to reduce the amount of work they have to do in the kitchen? @hippo_insurance @RossHudgens

4/6 Car Reviewer Shares The 10 Worst Cars He’s Critiqued. Skip to the 2:45 mark if you want to get right to the worst cars. @DougDeMuro @CarsAndBids

4/5 Virtual Immersion: How to Make the Most of a Virtual Space. Here are four options. Some of them are easy to get started with and don’t require much instruction. You can learn from them faster. @Rdene915 @Getting_Smart

4/5 What is the Combination of Emotional Intelligence and AI? Can AI take emotional decisions as well considering the fact that it is a replica of human intelligence? @WhitsonGordon @analyticsinme @HarbRimah

4/3 NASA Has a Plan to Punch an Asteroid With a Spaceship to Protect Earth. Planetary astronomer Andy Rivkin talks to VICE News about the first flight demonstration of planetary defense, called the Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. @beckyferreira @asrivkin @VICE

4/3 Online translators are sexist – here’s how we gave them a little gender sensitivity training. The artificial intelligence (AI) behind them is far from perfect, often replicating rather than rejecting the biases that exist within a language or a society. @mlamonica @ConversationUK @ConversationUS

4/3 The Next Generation of Robots – Boston Dynamics gave 60 Minutes a rare look into how it created some of the most agile robots in the world. It starts with “Behind the Scenes” and then offers the longer 60 Minutes bit. @kzubrow @60minutes @BostonDynamics @andersoncooper @Levatas

4/2 To Scale: The Solar System – On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends builds the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. If you make the Earth your kids can do this in your neighborhood. Here is another scale model. @ramseymeyer @MarkRober

4/2 IBM’s first ‘retail’ quantum computer is headed to the Cleveland Clinic. The new tech could help with breakthroughs in genomics, single-cell transcriptomic, and population health. It’s not exactly a desktop, but this seems like really big news. @eightiethmnt @engadget

4/2 Here’s The Shocking Extent To Which China Has Out-Built Every Country In The World In High-Speed Rail. If you think the US can keep up with China you need to watch this. It’s an amazing eye-opener. @TheB1M

4/1/2021 HARD Geometry Puzzle In The Simpsons – See if you can solve all of the problems in this “Simpsons” episode. If you can’t Presh Talwalkar will help you out. @preshtalwalkar @TheSimpsons

4/1/2021 Pinkcast 4.08. This is how to capture your great ideas and still get work done. – This is easy to do, but can pay off big. Use it to avoid losing your good ideas. @DanielPink

4/1/2021 When you quit weed, here’s what happens to your mind and body. Signs of cannabis withdrawal can include anxiety, depressed mood, irritability, lowered appetite, difficulty sleeping, restlessness, and various uncomfortable physical symptoms. This is new information that should inform your use of this substance. @mmpandika @mic

3/31 A Sexy New Theory of Consciousness Gets All Up in Your Feelings. The Hidden Spring by Mark Solms doesn’t just talk about anatomy and electrochemistry. It also puts forth an entirely new theory of consciousness, sexed-up with input from the original sexpert himself, Sigmund Freud. @jkehe @Mark_Solms @WIRED

3/31 See How Well You Can Steer Through The Suez Canal In This Game. Navigating the Suez Canal is a high-stress, complicated feat that requires master piloting skills. Try your hand at it. @CNN_PAHO
3/30 How to Build a More Resilient Brain – Your executive control center has helped your mental health survive the pandemic thus far. Here’s how to strengthen it for the future. @SmithDanaG @elemental

3/30 The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race by Walter Isaacson – She is the person most responsible for the development of CRISPR and the race to create vaccines for coronavirus. Isacson previously did best-selling biographies Da Vinci, Einstein, and Steve Jobs. @WalterIsaacson @DoudnaJennifer @simonschuster

3/30 Here Are The Printers You Can Buy Whose Cartridges Won’t Break The Bank. Ink is hella expensive, but these printers are ink sippers, as explained by the Wall Street Journal. @JoannaStern @kgw @pjessee52 @mfriend1998 @WSJ

3/30 Video Game Anxiety Is Real. Here’s How to Manage It. Even games that used to be soothing can trigger negative feelings when you fail to level up, or when you feel like you’ve let down your team. @foodbythebite1 @wierd

3/29 What Is Disruptive Innovation? Twenty years after the introduction of the theory, we revisit what it does—and doesn’t—explain. @claychristensen @meraynor @HarvardBiz @LLLloyd1

3/29 Why You Stay Up So Late, Even When You Know You Shouldn’t – There are certain traits that lend themselves to “revenge bedtime procrastination.” There’s also a way out. @ashley_lauretta @thesleepdoctor @wired

3/29 If You Like Shares + Tech, Here are Best AI Stocks to Buy. Best AI Stocks range from chip creators to software companies. See if you and your students can guess which ones are recommended here. @priyadialani @analyticsinme @machinelearnTec @GoogleNews @SusanHayes_ @Corix_JC

3/28 Whales are vital to curb climate change – this is the reason why. They are majestic, massive and mysterious – and they could hold a secret for combating climate change. @wef @HaroldSinnott @chboursin @andi_staub @jblefevre60 @kalydeoo @ipfconline1

3/27 Five Games That Could Improve Your Health – Research proves several benefits linked to gaming. @alex_kid7 @superjumpmag

3/27 Why you should get a COVID-19 vaccine – even if you’ve already had the coronavirus – Immunity after infection is unpredictable. @ConversationUS

3/26 How to measure how much pee is in your pool – This is a very good science lesson that should interest most students. @MarkRober

3/26 Homeless man becomes the first person to live in a 3D-printed house. On the outskirts of Austin, Texas, 70-year-old Shea has settled into his 400-square-foot home constructed by 3-D printing. His new home is situated in the Community First! Village site. @MaryKJacob @brannonveal @nypost

3/26 Five Tech Commandments to a Safer Digital Life – We can survive a world of ever-changing tech if we remember these principles. @bxchen @nytimes

3/25 This Timelapse Of Ants Eating Away At A Tangerine Slice Is Both Gross And Engrossing. Watch 50 hours of action in less that three minutes. @TEMP0NAUT

3/25 The Four Brain Superpowers You Need to Be a Successful Leader, According to Neuroscience. Leaders who understand how brains work can make themselves and their teams more nimble, innovative, and resilient. @LeighEBuchanan @Inc @jeffcotrupe

3/24 Here’s Why Every Boat Makes This Same Wake Pattern. The fascinating physics behind why every object in the water ends up making the same wake pattern. @minutephysics @WatchNebula

3/24 Guy Creates A Big Mac Literally From Scratch Using All 54 Ingredients. This feels less like a food video, and more like a chemistry lesson. Share with science teachers and students you know. @FoodInsider @thisisinsider

3/24 50+ Vegan Cheese Recipes – You’ll find vegan cheese recipes made from almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, tofu, cauliflower, potatoes, carrots, walnuts, beans, pistachios, and oats so I’m sure there is a recipe in there for you and your kids to try. @yoga_and_more @veganfuture

3/23 John Oliver Reveals Myth Behind Plastic Recycling And Explains How Much We Really Waste. Oliver breaks down the business of plastic recycling and explains why certain plastic objects don’t get recycled, and how they might even end up back on our plate. If you are teaching recycling your students should watch this and take notes. (WARNING: There are a few s-words and f-word at the very end.) @LastWeekTonight @iamjohnoliver @timcarvell @HBO

3/23 Here’s What It’s Like To Hike Right Up To The Icelandic Volcano In Person. Journalists at the Reykjavik Grapevine visit the new volcano in Fagradalsfjall, Iceland. This is almost like being there. The best scene is near the end. Here is a live feed./a> @BSteinbekk @verityjx @BeckePhysics @somafm @rvkgrapevine @EinstokBeer

3/20 Here’s How Pixar Made The Movements Of Their Computerized Characters Look So Realistic. The fingers playing the piano in “Soul” look so lifelike. Here’s how Pixar perfected these details in their movies. @IanReelDeal @thisisinsider

3/20 Toxic friends: Ten common signs and what you can do about it – Do you have friendships that bring you more stress than joy? You’re not alone. The sad reality is that we are all at least partly surrounded by toxic friendships. @hackspiritorg @artofwb @mindfulive

3/20 How The World’s Fastest Trains Compare To Each Other, Animated – FleetLogging, a firm that helps manage fleets in the United States, crunched the numbers and calculated how fast the average US passenger train is compared with the fastest trains in the world. @jamescrugnale @digg @weatherchannel

3/19 Disruptive Innovation will Drive Exponential Growth in Technology. Digital disruption entails established companies and startups alike enlisting new technologies in the fight to dislodge incumbents, protect entrenched positions, or re-invent entire industries and business activities. @analyticsinme @Damien_CABADI @MariaFariello1

3/19 3D printing method turns goo into a hand in minutes. Be sure to watch the seven-second video. The picture above is a 3D printed liver. @FuturityNews @Bomoimajid @wef

3/18 Here’s All The Countries That Claim Ownership Of Antarctica. This topic gets little attention in schools so this will help you and your kids understand it a bit. WARNING: The last two minutes are an ad. @markcooperjones @jayforeman

3/18 Warren Buffett says do this with your $1,400 stimulus check. Buffett says whenever any extra money lands in your lap, your first move should be to pay off credit card debt. Though he says “the world is in love with credit cards,” they’re too costly. @dougwhiteman @Yahoo @MrWarrenBuffet

3/18 Four Short Lessons About the Arrival of Spring – Two are lessons about birds and two are lessons about why we have seasons. @rmbyrne @TED_ED @Feederwatch @SciShowKids @CrashCourseKids

3/17 How The Interstate Highway System Transformed America – The interstate highway system allowed for the post-war growth of the economy in America. But its construction had significant social costs. This is an excellent shot history lesson that can be used to start a class discussion. @Carl_E_Mueller @Zomb_Queen @tasiajensen @cheddar @CuriosityStream

3/17 The Paper Airplane Guy – John Collins, better known as “The Paper Airplane Guy,” has devoted himself to designing, folding, and flying the world’s finest paper airplanes. Kids from elementary on up will like this physics lesson. @PprAirplnGuy @wired

3/17 The Best 16 Minutes on Nutrition w/ Scott Adams – Scott Adams talks about the systems he has set up to be in great shape at the age of 62. We also discuss why systems will beat goals every single time, and how you can apply this practice to improving anything you want in life. @ScottAdamsSays @heyseankim

3/15 Here’s A Useful Geography Lesson About Which Countries Hate Each Other From Around The Globe. It might be good to know the next time you go overseas which countries don’t get along with each other. @roywoodjr @TheDailyShow

3/13 A Sweet Science Project – Is it time to make some rock candy with your kids> @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

3/13 How CRISPR lets you edit DNA – Learn how this new tool works in a few minutes. @AndreaHenlePhD @escooler

3/12 Here Is An Eye-Popping Video Of The Earth Rising Over The Surface Of The Moon In 1080p. Japan’s Kaguya lunar orbiter captured this extraordinary footage of the Earth rising over the moon back in 2008. It’s only 1:14 and very cool. @JAXA_jp

3/12 How to Return to Running After a Break – Look, just because you could run a five-miler every weekend last fall doesn’t mean you can bust one out today. @BethSkw @lifehacker @VitalsLH

3/11 Engineer Breaks Down Everything You Need To Know About The Eight Main Types Of Roller Coasters. That’s right kids. Being a roller coaster engineer is a real job. @KoreyGravity @GravityTheGroup

3/10 Unwinding Anxiety – New science shows how to break the cycles of worry and fear to heal your mind by Judson Brewer. @penguinrandom

3/10 How to Tell Which Emails Quietly Track You – Your emails know more about you than you might think, like when you open them or when you forward them to others. But you can reclaim your privacy. @davidnield @wired

3/9 See How the Vaccine Rollout Is Going in Your State – This interactive map compares % first dose and % second dose for each state. @CDCgov @nytimes

3/9 Can Exercise Make You More Creative? To spur innovation and ideas, try taking a walk. You do want creative kids, don’t you? @GretchenReynold @nytimes

3/9 AI program claims to predict COVID-19 death rate with 90 percent accuracy. A team of Danish researchers claims that artificial intelligence software they have developed can predict – with 90 percent accuracy – whether an uninfected person will die from COVID-19. @ysteinbuch @EurekAlert @KU_GlobalHealth

3/9 Coronavirus News: Long Island teen creates crafts program for kids in homeless shelters. A Long Island teen went from being “lonely and bored” at the start of the pandemic, to busy when she launched “Craft With Me.” What can your teen do? @LaurenGlassberg @ABC7NY

3/8 What Will Happen to Your Body If You Walk Every Day – Walking is a totally free, easy exercise that requires little effort, and benefits not only your physical but also your mental well-being. If you’re looking for a simple yet very effective way of losing weight and improving your overall health, walking is something just for you. @bright_side_me

3/8 Visualizing How Much Countries Spend on R&D This infographic comes to us from HowMuch.net, and it compares R&D numbers for nearly every country in the world. It uses data from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics adjusted for purchasing-power-parity (PPP). @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @mvollmer1 @FrRonconi

3/8 Animating Kids’ 10-Step Animated Storytelling System – These are good steps to use for telling any kind of story. @AnimatingKids

3/7 These Smart Insoles Fixed the Author’s Running Form—and Aching Hip. These pressure-sensing insoles are a great diagnostic tool for leveling up training or addressing painful running woes. @pwhall @wired

3/7 Why we misunderstand virtual reality? Virtual reality has the unique capability to engage with all our senses at once. For that reason, it can offer an immersive experience not found in other mediums. @bdtechtalks @kashyapvyaas @ipfconline1

3/6 How to get your resume past Artificial Intelligence (AI) screening tools: 5 tips – Most resumes must pass through an automated test – based on AI or RPA – before humans ever see them. Career experts share tips, from language to formatting, on how to build a resume that clears that first AI screening tool hurdle. @kevinrcasey @4enterprisers @shehzadyounis

3/6 The Future Of Work Will Demand These Eight New Skills<./a> The future of work is upon us and while we’ve been entrenched at home, the world has changed significantly. Getting back to work won’t be getting back at all, it will be a new game. And success in the future will require new skills—some of which may come as a surprise. @TracyBrower108 @Forbes @HaroldSinnott

3/6 How Artificial Intelligence Can Slow the Spread of COVID-19 – Wharton’s Hamsa Bastani spoke with Wharton Business Daily on SiriusXM last July about a new machine learning approach to COVID-19 testing at the Greek border. @hamsabastani @Wharton @Penn @bexxmodd @marcusborba @whartonknows

3/4 Two Science-Based Ways to End a Conversation – The team analyzed data from two experiments consisting of 932 conversations in all. @inversedotcom

3/4 Almost everyone in the workplace will become a data professional. Medb Corcoran, Ireland lead for Accenture Labs talks about her career journey and why data skills will be critical for businesses going forward. Could this be the same for schools? @ElseeArdill @siliconrepublic @nigewillson

3/3 JavaScript 101: Into Programming – A program is often referred to as source code or just code. Program is a set of special instructions to tell the computer what tasks to perform. Code usually is saved to the file but with JavaScript, you can write code directly into a developer console in a browser. @bexxmodd @spot_code

3/3 Two Search Refinement Tips That Helped Richard Byrne’s Students – By excluding “Bluetooth” from the search results and choosing “filetype PDF” in the advanced search menu students are able to get past a lot of their initial frustration. @arduino @rmbyrne

3/2 Five Things You Didn’t Know About Artificial Intelligence – While it might appear to be a fairly new concept, it’s actually been around since the first computer was built back in the 1930s. @BBNTimes_en @bexxmodd @HarbRimah

3/2 How To Brag Bravely And Boost Your Career Transition In 2021 – What’s one reason women don’t get ahead in their careers? It’s not for lack of expertise or experience. It’s that they don’t market themselves and their achievements. @SitAtTheTable @ForbesWomen @JudySchoenberg @LindaLautenberg

3/2 The 7 Real Reasons for Laughing – The circumstances in which we laugh are many and varied, but, deep down, we laugh for one (or sometimes several) of just seven reasons. @NeelBurton @PsychToday @BethFratesMD

3/1/2021 It’s Maple Syrup Time, Yay! This is something that you and your kids can do in you have any maple trees nearby. It’s also a great school project. @Highlights @rmbyrne

3/1/2021 Post-COVID: Five Ways Your Job Could Change – This is a good time to be a creative thinker and innovator. @itsdesign @cnaintelligence @meisshaily @octaveanalytics @ziplgp

3/1/2021 The Rumored Apple Car Is Bad News for Elon. Could Apple succeed with a car? Well, the company’s recent Macintosh was distinguished not only by speedy chips but unprecedented battery life. So it’s not surprising that we’ve heard the Apple car will have groundbreaking battery tech. @StevenLevy @WIRED

2/28 Autonomous Driving Dataset Visualization with Python and VizViewer – Explore the Lyft Prediction Dataset with a novel visualization toolkit. @TDataScience @epuujee @Eli_Krumova #Dataset #Python #Analytics #MachineLearning #ML #AI

2/28 Pinkcast 4.07. This is how to carve out an hour a week to think big. Pink casts are short and contain big idea. This is no exception. @DanielPink

2/27 Four-year-old girl discovers 220 million-year-old dinosaur footprint at a beach in Wales. The creature probably stood about 29.5 inches tall, was about 8 feet long, and walked on its two hind feet. Tell your kids to keep their eyes open. @Adela_Suliman @NBCNews @philshapiro

2/27 Here’s what happened when AI and humans met in a strawberry-growing contest. In Pinduoduo’s Smart Agriculture Competition, four technology teams competed with traditional farmers over four months to grow strawberries. @LLLloyd1 @wef

2/27 What is bias?“Bias” is an overloaded term that means remarkably different things in different contexts. It is also something that you and your students should understand. @TDataScience @quaesita @HaroldSinnott @ipfconline1

2/26 GeoQuiz – How Many Countries Can You Identify in Fifteen Minutes? You can play solo or against someone else online. The hard part for me is the spelling. @geoquiz @GeoQuizApp @iQuonik @rmbyrne

2/26 This $20 Python Programming Bundle Preps You for a Career in AI. True to its namesake, Python snakes through numerous areas of the tech industry. Nearly every time we open an app, click on an ad, or even speak to our voice assistant, we can be sure there’s some Python code making it happen. @StackCommerce @PCMag

2/24 The road to electric is filled with tiny cars. So what do a lot of Chinese and a lot of older people in Florida have in common? @lavender_au

2/24 Eight advantages of IoT in banking – It is estimated that by 2025, there will be 64 billion IoT devices worldwide. This figure is a big jump from the 10 billion gadgets in 2018. Further, according to McKinsey, 127 new tools worldwide are attached to the web each second. @TechNative @YvesMulkers

2/23 Three requirements for successful artificial intelligence programs – Many AI programs do not generate business gains. For successful deployment, make sure there’s scientific, stakeholder, and application consistency. @MITSloan @epuujee @KeaneDA1

2/23 Steve Jobs: One Thing in Life Separates the People Who Do Things From Those Who Just Dream About Them – The co-founder of Apple screwed up, big time, and often. But he left us with a profound lesson. @MarcelSchwantes @Inc

2/23 FBI, Secret Service investigating cyberattack on Florida water treatment plant. Local officials said someone took over their TeamViewer system and dangerously increased the levels of lye in the town’s water. @TechRepublic @RagusoSergio

2/22 What is the Highest Point in Each State of the USA? This is an excellent US geography lesson and just a fun tour around the US. Some are really easy to get to while others require some serious climbing. @ChicagoGeoYT

2/22 What is Python Used For: a Comprehensive Guide Learn what is Python used for these days: find out why it’s the best programming language for AI, machine learning, and its other uses. @bitdegree_org @epuujee @Sirlupinwatson

2/22 The Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Be Meaningful After All. By digging out signals hidden within the brain’s electrical chatter, scientists are getting new insights into sleep, aging, and more. @lizlandau @WIRED

2/21 Own Your Body’s Data – Talithia Williams, a statistician, makes a compelling case that all of us should be measuring and recording simple data about our bodies every day — because our own data can reveal much more than even our doctors may know. @Dr_TalithiaW @TEDTalks

2/21 Learn to Code: What’s the Best Programming Language to Learn First? To help you get to grips with learning to code and to help you make your mind up here is an amazing infographic with helpful information for complete coding novices. @makeawebsitehub @HaroldSinnott @ingliguori

2/21 How Jakarta Became The Fastest Sinking City In The World – Jakarta, population 10.77 million, is sinking into the ocean fast. How did things get this bad? This is a good history and science lesson. @xtinathornell @zazein @rajaaeli @voxdotcom

2/21 Here’s The Physics Behind How Drop Towers At Amusement Parks Work. This is a good STEM lesson that your kids will find interesting. @aoEngineering

2/20 How This Invention Saved A Million Boats From Being Shipwrecked – The Fresnel lens helped sailors see lighthouses from significant distances than before, saving countless lives. This is a good physics lesson for middle school and up. @BridgettHenwood @dionlee__ @voxdotcom

2/20 The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen – “Hans Rosling makes data come alive like no other speaker. This is an incredible talk that changed my understanding of the world. It’s mesmerizing.” Chris Anderson – TED Curator @TEDchris @HansRosling @Gapminder @GlobalHealthKI @OlaRosling

2/19 These are the programming languages most in-demand with companies hiring. Survey of 15,000 developers and HR managers reveals JavaScript, Java, and Python as the most sought-after languages, while knowledge of React, Node.js and .NET Core are also in high demand. @owenrdhughes @techrepublic @bexxmodd @ipfconline1

2/19 Four Work-From-Home Tech Tricks I Learned From Twitch Streamers – These are some great tips for anyone working at home. @cindella204 @wired

2/18 The Geography of Spices and Herbs – This is a great cooking and geography lesson combined. Share it with students and parents. @theatlaspro

2/17 Human Population Through Time – It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion? @AMNH

2/17 What are the Skills Needed to Become a Data Scientist? The data science job market is far from saturated, with an estimated shortage of 190,000 specialists in the US only. @ValchanovIliya

2/16 Want to Fix Urban Sprawl? Ditch the Cul-de-Sac. Streets arranged in grids, with few dead-ends, encourage walking and transit. But in developing countries, growing cities are taking the opposite route. @flaviehalais @WIRED @elpaavo

2/16 The Eight Parts of Speech: Examples and Rules – If you know someone who is struggling with grammar as I did please share this with them. It gives a look at the forest to someone who is lost in the trees. I also recommend Grammarly to any writer. @Grammarly

2/15 Here’s A Nifty Visualization Showing How Expanding Highways Makes Traffic Significantly Worse. The concept is called induced demand. See how if works. @lebult @BridgettHenwood @dionlee__ @monalalwani @amazur @voxdotcom

2/15 How Writing Down What You’re Thankful For Can Be Good For Mental and Physical Health – Noting your gratitude seems to pay off: There’s a growing body of research on the benefits of gratitude. @maanvissingh @ThaddeusBTeach @MindShiftKQED

2/14 Why Are American Homes So Much Less Sturdy Compared To Other Places? Here’s why American homes are so flimsy despite not being that old. Can your students answer this before they watch? @iamjohntejada @Zomb_Queen @Carl_E_Mueller @cheddar @TheAtlantic @Medium

2/14 What Would Happen If You Never Showered With Soap? Learn what soap does and how you can live without it. @WeAreMel @delia_cai @fillegrossiere

2/14 Indoor Air Expert Tests The Most Popular Air Purifiers On The Market To See Which Cleans The Air The Best. You can go to the 18-minute mark to learn how to make your own air purifier that out-performs some of the commercial ones tested here. You can also learn why humidifiers and essential oil diffusers are not recommended. @nilkoksalcbc @cbcmarketplace @CBC @cbcgem

2/13 The World’s Top Ten Most Spoken Languages – See if you and your students can guess what they are. @VisualCap @automeme @FrRonconi

2/13 Predicting cardiovascular risk with Artificial Intelligence – An automated Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithm is using deep learning to predict damaging cardiovascular events such as heart attacks. @HealthEuropa @bexxmodd @asokan_telecom

2/12 Here’s A Cool Visualization Of Herd Immunity With 500 Mouse Traps That Demonstrate Why Vaccines Work. The more contagious a disease the higher the percentage you need to vacinate. This is great for middle school on up. @okaytobesmart @DrJoeHanson @PBSDS

2/12 Chemical HumanHere is the chemical breakdown of the human body. Note proteins and fats are equal and carbohydrates are only 1%. Also, only six elements comprise 99%.

2/12 What’s Stopping Americans From Buying An Electric Car? Electric cars got a lot of attention at the Super Bowl, but Americans remain skeptical of making one their next vehicle. What’s holding us back? @CuriosityStream @wendoverpro @WatchNebula

2/12 Nutritionists Debunk The Most Popular Food Myths We Have. Is red wine really good for your heart? Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? Two dietitian nutritionists explain and debunk 19 of the most popular food myths out there. @ScienceInsider @NewsfromScience @ScienceMagazine

2/10 Forget Blood—Your Skin Might Know If You’re Sick. This glowing microneedle test could catalyze a transition from blood-based diagnostics to a stick-on patch. I like that medical tests are becoming less invasive. @laxmevy @WIRED

2/10 Top five AI gadgets for your home – AI is an incredible technology that can improve your daily life. We’ve rounded up the best five AI gadgets to purchase this year for safety benefits and daily improvements. @gadgetflow @nigewillson

2/9 Make Your Essay Structure Rock-Solid with These Tips. In high school and college, it’s not enough to just write strong essays. One of the most important skills to develop is writing strong essays efficiently. @grammarly

2/9 If I had to start learning Data Science again, how would I do it? The author’s favorite way to learn is going from simple to complex gradually. This means starting with practical examples and then moving to more abstract concepts. @TDataScience @johanstn

2/7 Musical Explorers World Map – This is very cool. Let your kids play with this if they like music. @carnegiehall @rmbyrne

2/7 The Surprising Decline in Violence – Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence. @sapinker @TEDTalks

2/7 Here’s What Learning to Juggle Does to Your Brain. First of all, you have to stop thinking and kind of become a robot. I taught myself to juggle and found it to be good for my brain. @tomvanderbilt @WEIRD
2/6 How Do mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines Work? This one-minute animation is a good place to start if you or your kids are trying to figure this out. @VaccinateNY

2/6 Snow and Ice Pose a Vexing Obstacle for Self-Driving Cars. Most testing of autonomous vehicles until now has been in sunny, dry climates. That will have to change before the technology will be useful everywhere. If there is a lot of snow and ice may be your self-driving car shouldn’t be driving either. @willknight @WIRED

2/3 How to Support Vocabulary Building in Science Classes – With carefully crafted statements that incorporate vocabulary and prompt discussion, students learn scientific terms and concepts more readily. @edutopia

2/3 Biden Wants the Government to Run on EVs. It Won’t Be Easy. This is interesting. As a renter, I really can’t consider an electric vehicle yet. Note that WIRED trends liberal. @AarianMarshall @WIRED

2/3 A six-year-old became the world’s youngest computer programmer. Now 7, Kautilya Katariya set a new Guinness World Record for completing IBM’s AI certification. @EstherShein @techrepublic @nigewillson

2/1/2021 Researchers propose AI system that summarizes historical texts. The sheer volume of archives can make interpreting historical text challenging even for experts. @Kyle_L_Wiggers @VentureBeat

2/1/2021 What 5G promises for IoT – Right away 5G looks promising for high-density Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, but future releases of the cellular technology have even greater potential. @BobViolino @networkworld @AndyHorvitz @ipfconline1

1/31 Fifty Cognitive Biases in the Modern World – You need to be aware of biases if you want to be your best or at least better. They show up a lot in the literature I read. @VisualCap @Nicochan33 @RicardoSGulko @PawlowskiMario

1/31 These are the top impacts from The Davos Agenda. Read down to scan the topic headlines before you get lost in the weeds. These are the items that are capturing the focus of world leaders. @kirstensalyer @wef @PVynckier

1/31 How to Feel Better Now – Try one of these scientifically-backed techniques to get a quick mood boost. @PsychToday @TariqAAHassan

1/30 Five Reasons Why Swedish People Are So Attractive – I think it comes down to fact they are more likely to be fit and care about their appearance. (Full Confession: I am a Swedish-American.) @stefanthyron

1/30 The music project helping people with dementia find their voice during lockdown – A Manchester orchestra has taken its care home music sessions online, as staff and families sing the benefits for memory and wellbeing. @faywert @MancCamerata @guardian @chucksedwin1 @LEAD_Coalition

1/30 GM Plans To Phase Out Gas And Diesel Cars By 2035. GM set the date as its target but hedged on a full commitment, describing the move as “an aspiration to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new light-duty vehicles by 2035.” Is this bad news for people who rent and don’t have any place to plugin? @Jerryhirsch @ForbesWheels @Forbes @mtbarra @GM

1/29 What Are Giant Blue Ponds That You Can See From Space Doing In The Utah Desert? This is a good practical chemistry lesson. At 4:00 you get a very cool potassium + water explosion. @veritasium @b_meagher @Bachner37 @googleearth

1/29 These Doctors Are Using AI to Screen for Breast Cancer. During the pandemic, thousands of women have skipped scans and check-ups. So physicians tapped an algorithm to predict those at the highest risk. @willknight @wired

1/28 The Frightening Economics Of The Tesla Semi – This is a good practical math lesson. See if your students can devise a way to compare the Tesla Semi to the Diesel version before they watch this. @BahlFranke @Tesla @elonmusk

1/28 Data is the New Oil. Data has transformed the face of our current industries. Data is what we gift to our world. It can also be your form of a gift. @thestartup_ @AnikaChhabra__ @thestartup_ @bexxmodd @RichardEudes

1/27 Is It Time for an Emergency Rollout of Carbon-Eating Machines? Facilities that suck carbon dioxide out of the air could be powerful weapons for fighting climate change. But their deployment requires a huge wartime-style investment. @mrMattSimon @wired

1/26 19 Books Successful People Read – Here’s a pile of books recommended by high achievers. One of these books is “The Element” by the late Ken Robinson. Read my summary here. @SALUBRIOUSDISH @Inc @JanetJlake

1/25 The pandemic is speeding up the mass disappearance of men from college. The decline in enrollment has been seven times as steep among men as among women. Women now make up about 60% of college students. @JonMarcusBoston @hechingerreport

1/25 Cameras can protect the elderly with intelligent fall detection. So can my Apple watch. @armediapublish @PawlowskiMario @RagusoSergio

1/25 These habits paved the road to success for Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, and more. Researchers have identified 22 “flow triggers,” including having clear goals, immediate feedback, a rich environment, and a task at hand that challenges our skillset just enough. Flow follows focus. There is a lot of good advice here for young and old alike. Consider reading The Art of Impossible. @haileyeber @steven_kotler @nypost

1/24 Nine Neat NASA Resources for Students and Teachers – Updated – Have nine teachers or students each check one out and report back. @rmbyrne @NASA

1/23 Dialect Coach Seamlessly Switches Between More Than 15 Local US Accents. Accent expert Erik Singer is a whiz at imitating accents from Bostonian to Appalachian. This could be used by ELA teachers. @accentvoiceguy @wired

1/23 Not ready to be vegan? Here are 5 tweaks to make your diet more Earth-friendly. – I’m a vegan except when my friends feed me meat. I’m a vegan for health reasons, but if it helps the planet that’s great. @hi_thisissunny @TEDTalks @BruceGFriedrich @GoodFoodInst

1/23 Innovation Incubator – Idea to Digital Product at rocket speed! We drive the way you dream. @InnovationIncua

1/21 Take a Virtual Tour of Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Home – This is something your students might enjoy playing with. @HullFilmFest @MountVernon

1/21 The 6 Questions I Ask Before I Say ‘Yes’ to Anything – It’s okay to value your time and energy — in fact, it’s important. @jess_ekstrom @Entrepreneur @gcouros @headbandsofhope

1/21 Five Technologies That Will Transform Medicine In Post-Pandemic America – From the wreckage and devastation will emerge something few contemporary observers would expect: a brighter future for American healthcare. See if you can guess what they are. @RobertPearlMD @Forbes @EvanKirstel @jameyedwards

1/20 Seven AI-Based Movies To Look Forward To In 2021 – This year has just begun, and just like the previous year, 2021 is also going to be super exciting for AI-based movies. @SejutiDas @bexxmodd @nigewillson @Analyticsindiam

1/20 Will a Brain-Computer Interface based technologies pave the way to new opportunities? Imagine if in the future we can order food as soon as we think of it, or if a Netflix series gets downloaded after we mentally decide which one to binge-watch during the weekend. Brain-computer interface (BCI) promises to make these things become reality someday soon. This looks like a good topic for a class discussion or a writing assignment. @analyticsinme @PVynckier @HarbRimah

1/20 Eight Rewarding and Highly Sought-After Tech Careers – These rewarding eight tech careers will help if you are changing your career, looking to go into tech or if you’re thinking of the best tech career path to take. @CatherineAdenle @YvesMulkers

1/20 How The EU Is Leading The Way In AI-Powered Social Innovation – In 2020, cross-industry AI adoption skyrocketed like never before, as people-oriented solutions became the sole focus and priority of technology entrepreneurs, enterprises, and governments. @MMinevich @Forbes @smwidubai @TADigitalInc @jamesvgingerich

1/19 MIT neuroscientist Nancy Kanwisher bares all to teach neuroanatomy. This short video [1:29] features a female neuroscientist shaving her head to show where various function areas of the brain are located. You can also watch Nancy Kamwisher’s TED Talk. Here’s her website at MIT. @MIT

1/19 Quick Steps to Learn Data Science As a Beginner – Before understanding the basic concepts and algorithms in data science and machine learning, you must learn a language. This author chose to learn the Python language. @AnalyticsVidhya @epuujee @webAnalyste @bexxmodd @dsguide_

1/19 How Has Artificial Intelligence Risen in the Healthcare Sector – The healthcare sector has seen immense transformations over the years and the extent to which life has become convenient cannot be merely put into words. @analyticsinme @automeme @bexxmodd @Hitavarma

1/18 Development of the COVID-19 Vaccine – This short animation [4:41] should be useful for science teachers in middle school and up. @OsmosisMed

1/18 How English Ended Up With Multiple Words Meaning The Same Thing – This short video [2:19] is a language and history lesson combined. I suggest pausing as some words go by pretty fast. @arikaokrent

1/18 Can Artificial Intelligence Help Us Fight Fake News? Can algorithms that exacerbate the effects of fake news also be used to counter it and foster critical thinking at a mass scale? @VirajZero @TDataScience @bexxmodd @wiwer77

1/17 Here’s An Eye-Popping Time-Lapse Of A Couple Building A 3-Acre Farm In One Year From Scratch. This 21-minute video tells the story of how a young couple bought land in Panama without water or electricity and turned it into a self-sufficient home. This is essentially a big learning project. Here is their YouTube channel. @N0MADICM0VEMENT

1/17 Watch Sony test drive its Vision-S prototype on public roads. @IgorBonifacic @engadget @PawlowskiMario @Nicochan33 @CES

1/17 Six Cutting-Edge Applications of AI – See how artificial intelligence is substantively reshaping industries, from e-commerce to insurance. @quintendo64 @BuiltIn @epuujee @Deep_In_Depth

1/17 Full Episodes of National Geographic Specials – Recently Nat Geo releases full episodes of some of the most popular specials that they have aired. Consider showing segments as parts of your lessons. @NatGeo @rmbyrne

1/16 Guys Try To Get Snow Off Roof, Get Way More Than They Bargained For When Avalanche Happens. You know what’s likely going to happen at the end of the video, but still, it was way more than you expect. @theawesomer

1/15 The Top 50 Most Valuable Global Brands – This infographic is very interesting. See if you and your students can guess the top four. @VisualCap @PawlowskiMario @AndrewinContact @GuyKawasaki

1/14 Disc Golf for Beginners with Nate Sexton – I took up this game during the pandemic and love it. People with widely different abilities can play together and it’s a true life-long sport. Schools should consider adding to the PE curriculum. @InnovaDiscs

1/14 Top Data Science Careers of the Future – This is in response the author received when he wrote the original article as readers suggested many other jobs in this field. @rpdesai24 @epuujee @DD_NaNa_

1/13 Veganuary, the 1-Month Veganism Challenge, Exceeds a Half-Million Participants. The surge of interest in this annual event is attributed partly to the pandemic. Also, see my summary of How Not to Die if you want more reasons to eat plants. @feistyredhair @Treehugger

1/13 Here Are Fast-Growing Jobs For The Future. As the American population gets older and technology continues to dominate, there will be a plethora of new, exciting, and high-paying opportunities in these sectors. @wecruitr_io @Forbes @SitAtTheTable

1/13 Five emerging trends to drive tech innovation for the next decade – Gartner has identified social distancing technologies, composable enterprise, AI-assisted design, differential privacy and biodegradable sensors as the five key emerging trends that will drive technology innovation over the next decade. @ishers123 @InformationAge @Gartner_inc

1/11 37 Children’s Books to help talk about Racism & Discrimination – Talking to our children about racism and discrimination is as necessary as it is uncomfortable for most parents. Necessary because racial bias in children starts as early as from the age of 3; uncomfortable because it means we have to address our own racial biases. @coloursofus @MCChildsBookDay @pragmaticmom

1/11 How Much Should You Exercise? This short [4:24] video points out that diet and not smoking are more important, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be active. @nutrition_facts

1/11 The Secret To Couch To 5K’s Long-Running Success – If you are still at the couch stage it may be time to try this program. As an avid runner, I can assure you that once you start you will be glad you did. @quinmyers @WeAreMel

1/11 Foods that fight inflammation – Doctors are learning that one of the best ways to reduce inflammation lies not in the medicine cabinet, but in the refrigerator. By following an anti-inflammatory diet you can fight off inflammation for good. @HarvardHealth @bar_zie

1/10 Top 15 Largest European cities in history (1 AD – 2019) – Anyone teaching or taking European history should watch this. Be sure to stop it from time to time. Get ready for some surprises. @HubRankings

1/10 A Final Tribute To Alex Trebek – This video featuring “Once Before I Go” by Peter Allen was played at the end of Alex Trebek’s last Jeopardy show on 1/8/2021. It’s worth another watch or a first watch if you missed it. Have a tissue ready. @Jeopardy

1/10 The Seven Types of Rest That Every Person Needs – Sleep and rest are not the same thing, although many of us incorrectly confuse the two. @DrDaltonSmith

1/8 See the Most Mind-Bending Optical Illusions of 2020. You can create your own version of the winning design with a free, printable kit. Be sure to watch all three short videos. @theresakmach @smithsonianmag @ScienceMagician

1/8 The Roadmap of Mathematics for Deep Learning – Instead of reading through in one sitting, We recommend using this article as a reference point through your studies. Go deep into a concept that is introduced, then check the roadmap and move on. Share with math students you know. @TivadarDanka @epuujee @Deep_In_Depth

1/8 This Is Unarguably The Best Way To Cut A Bell Pepper. Chef Ming Tsai shows off a simple and effective cutting board hack that will make prepping bell peppers an absolute breeze. If you have been cooking more at home this will help. @mingtsai

1/8 How Google Is Using AI & ML To Improve Search Experience – Recently, the developers at Google detailed the methods and ways they have been using artificial intelligence and machine learning in order to improve its search experience. @Analyticsindiam @epuujee @ipfconline1

1/7 Your Brain on Music – Neuroscientist and musician Alan Harvey takes us on an interactive journey showing live on stage what music does to our brain waves, and explains how music is more than just entertainment. You’ve never seen music like this before @TED_ED

1/7 How playing an instrument benefits your brain – Anita Collins – This should convince every parent to engage there kids in music. @Ad_Anderson @Grace_OT @TED_ED

1/7 How to hide from a drone – the subtle art of ‘ghosting’ in the age of surveillance – One way that’s within reach of nearly everyone is learning how to simply disappear from view. @achoifitz @ConversationUS @Nicochan33 @ipfconline1

1/6 Benefits of Flax Seeds for Inflammation – I add a table spoon of ground flaxseed to my morning drink daily and I feel great at the age of 73. @nutrition_facts

1/6 Six Gut Instincts to Never Ignore – Here we dive into the topic of knowing when your feelings mean protection mode has kicked in with gut instincts or not. @brandyellen @liveluvtx

1/5 Watching How Titleist Makes Golf Balls Is Oddly Satisfying. I love watching how things are made. In a sense, this factory is one big specialized robot. @GolfTown @Titleist

1/5 These are the world’s most innovative economies. There is a 40-second video that lists the top ten. See if you can guess which countries make the list. @bar_zie @wef

1/4 Archaeology is going digital to harness the power of Big Data. Combining traditional “pick and trowel” field work with a sweeping birds-eye view. @JenLucPiquant @arstechnica

1/4 Six Free Graphic Design Tools For Entrepreneurs At No Risk – They are also good for students and teachers. Canva is the real deal here. @apollineadiju @canva

1/4 Performance Marketers Need to Watch These 5 Consumer Trends in 2021. Consumers should watch them too. After a year of chaos and uncertainty, these are some of the interests and behaviors that are here to stay. @hawthornecastro @Adweek @TrippBraden

1/3 This Revolving Window Illusion Tricks Our Sense Of Perception. This YouTuber Attempted To Get Our Brains To Unsee It. This video is an excellent lesson in perception. Share with art teachers and students you know. @veritasium @NordVPN

1/3 Google’s Wing warns new drone laws ‘may have unintended consequences’ for privacy. This past week, the US government made the single biggest, most impactful set of changes to drone law we’ve yet seen — ruling that almost every drone in US airspace will need to broadcast their locations, as well as the location of their pilots. @StarFire2258 @verge @Nicochan33 @Hana_ElSayyed

1/3 How Israel Became a World Leader in Vaccinating Against Covid-19 – Badly hit by the coronavirus, Israel has distributed the first of two vaccine doses to more than 10 percent of its population. This is way ahead for every other country. @IKershner @nytimes

1/3 When Ideas Have Sex – Matt Ridley shows how, throughout history, the engine of human progress has been the meeting and mating of ideas to make new ideas. It’s not important how clever individuals are, he says; what really matters is how smart the collective brain is. @mattwridley @TEDTalks

1/2/2021 Can You Solve Abraham Lincoln’s Math Homework? This is a good problem for middle school and high school students. I’m happy to say that I got it right away. @preshtalwalkar

1/2/2021 Veganuary is a pledge to try a vegan/plant-based lifestyle for the entire month of January and hopefully beyond. I eat a vegan diet when I not dining at friend’s houses. I also exercise almost every day and I’m very healthy and happy. @ABlogAboutStuff @themomtessorian

1/2/2021 How to Find Your Peace While Being at Home – Are you finding it hard to be at home, either by yourself or the whole family is there with you? This can help. @JustSimpleHospi @themomtessorian

1/2/2021 Seattle’s Space Needle Put On A Light Show For New Year’s That Was A Total Acid Trip. If you can figure out how they did this let me know. @space_needle @TMobile @KING5Seattle

12/30 Twenty Five Brilliant Life Hacks You Need to Try – I have used some of these and they work great. @StephieRockwell @mental_floss

12/30 Korea’s Artificial Sun Just Ran for Twenty Astonishing Seconds. Fusion may be a decade away, but even a few seconds make a big difference at this stage. Let’s take a closer look—from a safe distance, of course. @PopMech @Mehran64256772

12/30 Neural’s AI predictions for 2021 – AI is already here in many forms so you and your kids should probably check this out. @mrgreene1977 @thenextweb @Neural @machinelearnTec @automeme @gp_pulipaka

12/30 Insecure wheels: Police turn to car data to destroy suspects’ alibis. Looser privacy standards for vehicle data are a treasure chest of data for law enforcement. @oliviasolon @NBCNews @sivavaid

12/29 PulverEdu a Global Community School Where Inspired Learners Meet Passionate Educators – Are you passionate about a topic or subject you would love to teach? Do you enjoy interacting in a LIVE class? We have a place for YOU in our Global Community School! @jeffpulver

12/29 Simple Linear Regression in the Field of Data Science – Understanding linear regressions is important in a lot of fields. This should help you and your students with the concept. @UniteAi @epuujee @HarbRimah

12/29 What Self-Awareness Really Is (and How to Cultivate It) – Research suggests that when we see ourselves clearly, we are more confident and more creative. We make sounder decisions, build stronger relationships, and communicate more effectively. @tashaeurich @HarvardBiz @TrippBraden

12/29 How do A/B tests work? Here is a look inside one of the most powerful tools of the tech trade. @quaesita @Nicochan33 @ipfconline1 @TDataScience @SpirosMargaris

12/28 The Best Language-Learning Software for 2021 – PC Magazine tested all the major apps for learning a language; here are your best picks for studying a new language no matter your budget, prior experience, or goals. @jilleduffy @PCMag @duolingo

12/28 Where Good Ideas Come From – People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web. @stevenbjohnson @TEDTalks

12/28 Five Simple Ways to Stay Focused On Your Goals – If you struggle to reach your goals this advice might help. Also, share with your students. @moretime4u2

12/28 Top Books On AI Released In 2020 That One Should Get Their Hands On – After the pandemic, the world is witnessing an accelerated adoption of AI. As this is happening, people find it difficult to comprehend what all this means and how it will affect them. @raibagikashyap @epuujee @Analyticsindiam

12/27 Best Job Ever – National Geographic Stories About Interesting Jobs. Best Job Ever is a YouTube playlist that features short stories about people who have interesting jobs that are primarily in the outdoors. @NatGeo @rmbyrne

12/27 Nine applications of AI You May Not Know – AI is already very present in our daily lives making things much easier for us in a multitude of fields. @reworkAI @epuujee @ipfconlinel @teamrework

12/27 Automation: the key to accelerating change in an increasingly uncertain marketplace – Whilst businesses continue to battle the ongoing ramifications of the pandemic, many are moving away from firefighting mode and thoughts have now turned to future planning. @TechNative @machinelearnTec @automeme @jblefevre60 @AkwyZ @chboursin @pascal_bornet

12/27 What Are The Fastest Growing Cybersecurity Skills In 2021? Cybersecurity professionals with cloud security skills can gain a $15,025 salary premium by capitalizing on strong market demand for their skills in 2021. @LouisColumbus @forbes @AndyHorvitz @ipfconline1

12/26 Watching What We Flush Could Help Keep a Pandemic Under Control. In private nearly everyone does produce a biological sample every day that is then voluntarily sent to a central location to be processed — when they flush the toilet. @ejalm @nytimes

12/26 Playing a Bagpipe with Helium – This is a very fun science lesson. This gets pretty historical as it goes on. Try to get some to play with at your school. There is a King of Avalon ad that you can skip. @thekingofrandom

12/25 The Growth of Mount Everest – A Math and Geology Lesson – There are multiple links here that math and science teachers can use to create and engaging lesson. It also talks about the career of land surveying. @rmbyrne @NavinSinghKhadk @BBCNews @cbbc @SciShowKids

12/25 Seven predictions for how technology will shape healthcare in 2021 – From the COVID-19 vaccine to advances in machine learning, AI, improved W-Fi and 5G, and telemedicine, experts expect a move to “patient-centric” health next year. @vmcombs @techrepublic @Nicochan33 @automeme @machine_ml @jmespinar @DeepLearn007

12/24 How to Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique (Example Included) – If you want to cut your study time, using the Feynman Technique is a great way to do it. Named after the physicist Richard Feynman, it revolves around explaining a concept in simple language as if you were teaching it to someone else. @TomFrankly @WatchNebula

12/24 Elon Musk’s Two Rules For Learning Anything Faster – This is the best short video that I HAVE EVER SEEN on the subject of learning. Share with all teachers and students you know. @jdaghe @TheArtOfImprove @elonmusk

12/23 Watch This Red Bell Pepper Plant Grow From A Single Seed In Mesmerising Time Lapse. @boxlapse @HeidiNakanishi

12/23 Best Ways of How to Learn Python For Data Science – Indeed reviewed that the average pay of a data professional is around $125,00, which sounds good as this number is increasing day by day. The specialists at IBM forecasted a 28% jump in the market for data experts by 2021. @StatAnalytica @epuujee @_qu4nt @machinelearnflx @pak_aims @vishalpanchal85

12/23 Magic is Something You Make – What you do IS special. You’ve mixed learned ideas with your own unique skills, personality, & creativity to create something beautiful. You are unrepeatable. Your genius can’t be replicated. @t

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