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8/16 15 Curious Facts About Books and Authors in Honor of National Book Lovers Day – Bibliophiles don’t need a holiday to celebrate a good book—or learn fascinating facts about their favorite novels and novelists. @mental_floss

8/16 Harnessing Curiosity: Curate What You Can’t Control. Research shows that curiosity is triggered by our sense that there’s an easy opportunity to learn a lot. That’s a moment-to-moment judgment, which is why curiosity can come and go so quickly. @DTWillingham @TheCharacterLab @Getting_Smart

8/15 Here’s Why The World’s Largest 3D Metal Printer That Builds Full-Sized Rockets Is A Marvel Of Engineering. This is a great rocket science less for middle school on up. @veritasium

8/15 How Your Amygdala Hijacks Your Life – Whether you know it or not, many of your decisions and actions are the result of a tiny part of your brain called the amygdala. @dlhampton

8/15 Ranked: The World’s Fastest-Growing Cities – All of the top 20 fastest growing cities are located in either Africa or Asia, and they are far outpacing growth on other continents, such as Europe, for example. @averykoop @VisualCap

8/14 An interactive map to track (and end) pollution in China China has pledged to be carbon neutral by 2060 — and its citizens are helping industries across the country reach that goal. Their pollution results to a large extent from the stuff we buy. If they clean up get ready to pay more. @MJ_GreenFinance

8/14 Teamwork – not just tech – drives sustainable innovation. Here’s why. Society’s biggest challenges are best addressed by organizations that view themselves not as a business or an industry, but as a diverse collection of people. Does this sound like your school? @wef @thallin83 @Nicochan33 @tobiaskintzel

8/13 YouTuber Details The Process Of Converting A ’95 Military Humvee Into An Electric Vehicle. Zack Nelson is documenting the process of turning the bulky military-grade vehicle meant for warfare into a sunshine-guzzling EV. This is also a good science lesson. @ZacksJerryRig

8/13 Three Ways to Use the Power of Sound to Soothe Your Brain & Body – Whether it’s the whisper of leaves blowing in the wind, the light tapping of raindrops, or the moving melodies of music, sounds can soothe and relax you. @dlhampton

8/13 Italian Museum Uses Cameras to Track How Visitors Engage With Art. A new A.I. system hopes to help curators determine artworks’ “attraction value” and optimize gallery layouts. @mcgreevynora @smithsonian @nigewillson

8/13 This Device Helps Paralyzed People Breathe—and Sing. Called the Exo-Abs, the robotic device uses artificial intelligence to gauge how much pressure to put on a person’s midsection. @kharijohnson @wired

8/12 Study Shows That Bottled Water Is 3,500 Times More Harmful to the Environment Than Tap Water. This number comes from assessing everything from extracting the raw materials (to make the bottles) to manufacturing, distribution, transport, usage, and disposal. @romephotoblog @ISGLOBALorg @mymodernmet @topartistpod

8/12 The Ten Most High-Tech Cancer Hospitals in America – Medical advancements are critical to improving the lives of people around the world. As is true in so many areas of our lives, technology plays an important role in improving the quality, accuracy, and efficacy of modern health care, especially when it comes to addressing the dangers of cancer. @TheMesoCenter

8/12 Gymnasts Make the Wolf Turn Look Easy. Physics Shows It’s Not. The spin seems simple if you’re just watching it on TV. But it’s a complex move that requires understanding your center of mass. @rjallain @WIRED @MacGyverCBS @MythBusters

8/11 Flashback Friday: Benefits of Rosemary for Brain Function – Also see my summary of Dr. Gregor’s book How Not to Die. @nutrition_facts

8/11 Visualizing the Gravitational Pull of the Planets – This shows how long it takes to hit the surface from a height of one kilometer on the sun, planets, and dwarf planets in the solar system. @NLepan @VisualCap @pettet50 @FrRonconi @baski_LA

8/11 The Most Important Lesson for a Writer – And we do mean the most important lesson. There is none greater. You must learn this first. @TAlanHorne @jeffcotrupe

8/10 The Effect of Avocados on Small, Dense, LDL Cholesterol – What are the effects of oatmeal, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, and avocados on LDL cholesterol size? Since I started eating avocados and no meat my cholesterol has gone way down. @nutrition_facts

8/10 The Anatomy of a Diverse Bookshelf – Here are some tips for making your family bookshelf more diverse. @biracialbooks @MCChildsBookDay @pragmaticmom

8/10 Short Lessons on Geothermal Energy and Volcanoes – Here is a new TED-Ed lesson about Iceland released last week. To say the lesson is about Iceland doesn’t tell the whole story. It’s really about why there is so much geothermal energy harnessed and used. @TED_ED @rmbyrne

8/10 Watch Out, Beyond Burgers—the Fungi Renaissance Is Here. While the popular plant-based meats grab all the headlines, a much more humble foodstuff is poised to lead the next wave of alternative proteins. @mattsreynolds1 @WiredUK

8/9 A Field Guide for Nature-Resistant Nerds – After a while, you realize that science is just an API to nature, a bunch of kludges and observations that work well enough to get the job done. @ftrain @WIRED

8/9 One way to create cooler, cleaner megacities? Plant rooftop gardens – A lot of cities don’t have the space to plant trees, but they have lots of rooftops. @mariannedhe

8/7 Optimising the world’s first underground farm – In the heart of London there is a farm like no other. It’s subterranean, sustainable and energy smart. It also has a digital twin looking out for its every need. @turinginst @BrankoBoro @Paula_Piccard

8/7 Five ways AI is doing good in the world right now – With AI adoption on the rise, the technology is addressing a number of global challenges.
Dr. Marcell Vollmer #StaySafe @wef @mvollmer1 @MariaFariello1 @sallyeaves @SabineVdL

8/6 Electric Cars Powered by Tidal Energy Are Driving Scotland Toward Net Zero Emissions. The future of electric vehicle charging is already in Scotland, and it’s helping push the country toward net-zero carbon emissions. @TiffMakesWaves @EcoWatch @mvollmer1 @Shi4Tech @wef

8/6 Seven Strategies to Stop Worrying and Start Living – I’m convinced that both of my parents worried themselves into an early grave. If you worry at all you need to read this. @carthagebuckley

8/6 18 AI Applications / Examples in Healthcare in 2021 – AI, computer vision, and machine learning systems proved that machines are better and faster than humans analyzing big data. Today, organizations have large datasets of patient data and insights about diseases through techniques like Genome-Wide Association Studies (GWAS). @aimultiple @HarbRimah @ingliguori

8/5 The World Population Pyramid (1950-2100) – Back in the 1960s, global population growth peaked at a 2.1% annual rate, but since then it has been on a historic downtrend. @jeff_desjardins @VisualCap @nancyrubin

8/5 AI everywhere: How AI is being applied in 4 different fields. Teaching, perhaps more than ever before, is an administration-heavy role. Education professionals aren’t simply able to spend their time passing valuable knowledge onto students — there’s lesson planning, budget considerations, grading papers, evaluations, and that’s barely the tip of the iceberg. @attcyber @AI_Miam

8/4 Six Ways to Master Coding at Home – Interest in programming is growing day by day. Both adults and children are taking part in the marathon for mastering coding skills. @chidambara09 @Philip_D_Hughes @CaliforniaNews_

8/4 A Game and a Crash Course on Weathering and Erosion = The Crash Course for Kids YouTube channel offers overviews of various topics including weather. Weathering and Erosion is the topic of one of the more recent releases on Crash Course for Kids. @CrashCourseKids @rmbyrne

8/4 Leisure Activity and Dementia Risk: When Does It Matter? Longitudinal study raises questions about earlier findings. @MedPageNeuro @MedPageToday @dlhampton @LEAD_Coalition

8/4 How Dancing Gives Your Brain and Mood a Big Boost – It doesn’t matter if you are a professional dancer or if you just like to move on the dance floor on Saturday night. @dlhampton

8/3 Emerging Technologies That Are Transforming Healthcare – Emerging technology in healthcare includes all tools, medications, vaccines, procedures, and systems to streamline healthcare processes, cut costs, and improve patient quality. @automeme @chidambara09 @TrendingNews_7

8/3 Nine Ways You Can Train Your Brain to be Smarter – Here are some solid tips and tricks that will certainly get your brain on the right track. @IntEngineering @RagusoSergio @paw

8/3 How to Keep Your Indoor Air Quality Under Control – Different climates and seasons call for different solutions. Here’s what you need to know about pollutants and particulates, and the gear that might help. @medeajulianna @WIRED

8/2 If You Accidentally Time Traveled To The Past, Here Are The Signs To Help You Tell What Time Period You’re In. We’ve all been there, right, getting accidentally stranded in the past? Here are some things you can look out for to get a better understanding of what time period you’re in. @RealLifeLore22

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8/2 Poker and the Psychology of Uncertainty – The game has plenty to teach about making decisions with the cards we’ve been dealt—on and off the table. Check out my summary of The Biggest Bluff. @mkonnikova @newyorker @WIRED

8/1/2021 Who Are the Unvaccinated in America? There’s No One Answer. One segment of people who have avoided shots is vehemently opposed to the idea. But there is a second group, surveys suggest, that is still deciding. Use the interactive map to see where your county stands. @juliebosman @JanHoffmanNYT @sangerkatz @tarangoNYT @nytimes

8/1/2021 Why You Should Try Refining Search Results According to Domain. Find out why this is a good idea and how to do it. @rmbyrne

7/30 Why Do We Itch? This is an excellent science lesson for upper elementary school on up. @okaytobesmart @rmbyrne

7/29 Tom Scott Attempted To Film Iceland’s New Volcano. Things Did Not Go Well. Science teachers and students should like this. It’s important to understand that science can be messy. @tomscott

7/28 Everything You’ll Lose From Windows 10 When You Upgrade to Windows 11 – Windows 11 has a lot to offer, but a few features are going by the wayside. @davidnield @Gizmodo

7/28 Hundreds of Ways to Get S#!+ Done—and We Still Don’t. You want to be productive. Software wants to help. But even with a glut of tools claiming to make us all into taskmasters, we almost never master our tasks. @pomeranian99 @WIRED

7/28 The Emerging Paths Of Quantum Computing = What were once thought of as science fiction fantasies are now technological realties. @ChuckDBrooks @Forbes @Ronald_vanLoon

7/28 Don’t Buy ‘Stupid Stuff:’ Essential Advice for Technology Purchasing. Now that the dust is settling, a new question is emerging for district leaders: What are we going to do when we run out of money to pay for maintaining and replacing these devices? @MarkALieberman @educationweek

7/27 Am I safe, or am I being scammed? These are tips that I just received from the Bank of America where I have an account. @BankofAmerica

7/27 The KOOV Challenge – The KOOV Challenge is an international robot contest where children are challenged to design and collaborate with their peers using KOOV’s building blocks along with programming through code. @mykoovs @SonyEDU

7/26 Ten Physical Symptoms of Stress – These are all bad. If stress is a problem for you or your loved ones, be sure to read my summary of Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind by Judson Brewer. @carthagebuckley @moretime4u2

7/26 The 2 things Warren Buffett calls ‘the best protection against inflation’ – Consumer prices are rising at their highest rate in more than a decade, stoking fears that inflation may be poised to wreak havoc on the economy. This has left many average Americans wondering what it means for them. @atNickVega @CNBCMakeIt

7/25 World’s first 3D-printed steel footbridge unveiled in Amsterdam. Construction technology continues to evolve, including the creation of a variety of infrastructure, including three-dimensional (3D) prints. 3D printing allows you to create free-form structures in a single piece, which reduces the consumption of materials. @AshuSakharkar @Inceptive_Mind @Paula_Piccard

7/24 IBM’s new AI tool figures out exactly how much carbon each tree can capture. Using lidar to calculate the size and species of each tree gives a more exact picture of how big an offset trees are providing. @adele_peters @FastCompany @IDM @PawlowskiMario @Shi4Tech

7/24 How To Start Learning Python For Free – Python is one of the fastest-growing and most popular programming languages in the world. It has gained popularity in a short span of time for being beginner-friendly and its wide scope of applications. @theclickreader @BlkHwk0ps @ipfconline1

7/22 Here’s The Logic Behind How Interstate Highways Are Numbered. While it might seem random at first sight, there is a system behind the number of the US highway interstate system. @DayEngineering @Digg

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7/22 Remove these 7 things from your resume ‘ASAP,’ says CEO who has read more than 1,000 resumes this year. Also know that most people get jobs thanks to people in their network recommending them. @thepeteryang @CNBCMakeIt

7/19 Flashback Friday: Controversy Over the Trans Fat Ban – The food industry fought tooth and nail to retain partially hydrogenated oils, even though they were killing 50,000 Americans a year. @nutrition_facts

7/19 Four Things to Do Every Day for Your Mental Health – Make time in your schedule for these core human needs. @DrElizMarkle @GreaterGoodSC @aDolphinCries @dlhampton

7/19 Connected autonomous vehicles make intersections safer. Autonomous vehicles are becoming increasingly common across the United States and with them come safety concerns and mixed public perceptions about self-driving automobiles. One of the major worries focuses on the places where the majority of traffic accidents occur — roadway intersections. @asunews @chidambara09 @guidaautonoma

7/19 Microsoft launches Windows 365 as a simpler option for cloud-based PCs. Windows 365 is a new alternative that requires fewer technical skills and comes with greater controls for administrators. Pricing is also more predictable. @jordannovet @CNBC @RitikaG69283079

7/18 How to Back Up Your Digital Life – Backups are boring, but they’ll save your digital bacon. Here’s how to make sure your data lives on, even when your PC doesn’t. @wired

7/18 Elon Musk’s Ten Rules For Success – They seem to have worked for him. @elonmusk @RitikaG69283079

7/18 Summer 2021 Favorites – Things You Need to Try This Summer – Many of these products are food-related. Enjoy. @BlogginandLivin

7/17 700 Space Math Problems – Space Math is a NASA website containing space-themed math lessons for students in elementary school through high school. @rmbyrne @NASA

7/17 10 Best Websites to make money online as a freelancer in 2021 – This might be a way for students to make money from home. I can’t vouch for any of these sites, however. @Moneymanch

7/17 Eight Tips for a Positive Living – I live a very positive life and these tips all look good to me. @carthagebuckley

7/16 A New AI Study May Explain Why Deep Learning Works. MIT researchers’ new theory illuminates machine learning’s black box. @tweetycami @PsychToday @BlkHwk0ps @MFordFuture

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7/15 Top 3 Positive News Stories, JULY 2021 | Some Good News | Positive Vibes – If your news is making you feel angry try watching this. @ernest6words

7/14 Watch a Chicken Embryo Change Into a Chicken in a Glass Egg. Never before have we seen the development of a chicken embryo with such transparency. This is a great K-12 science lesson. @SlivkiShowKuki

7/14 Mental health: What is doomscrolling and how can we stop it? Doomscrolling is continually looking for bad news online and it has grown during the pandemic. @wef @KWhitingReads @Nicochan33 @Shi4Tech

7/14 Why Cloud Technology Is Expected To Dominate 2021 – Cloud technology is nothing new, but the disruption resulting from Covid-19 showed the importance of having key services available online. @DavidPhonexa @Forbes @chidambara09 @HaroldSinnott

7/14 Building solar panels over canals can save billions of gallons of evaporating water. In a highly efficient effort toward the generation of renewable energy, solar panels are being suspended overhead man-made irrigation canals. @designboom @letter_op

7/13 How To Choose a Bicycle Route Across the USA! You also want to check out Trail Link to find trails near you. Also, check out RailsToTrails.org for more information. @duzer @TrailLink @railstotrails

7/13 African American Spelling Bee Champ Makes History With Flair. Zaila Avant-garde understood the significance of what she was doing as she stood on the Scripps National Spelling Bee stage, peppering pronouncer Jacques Bailly with questions about Greek and Latin roots. @Basketballasart @Educationweek

7/13 What’s The Secret To Taking Good Selfies? Well, the answer is something you probably wouldn’t expect. No, it’s not getting a new smartphone. No, it’s not running out and buying a super fancy pro camera. No, it’s not buying new outfits. The simple answer to taking good selfies is… light. @JonathanTilley5

7/12 Mystery Solved: How Plant Cells Know When to Stop Growing. The discovery could have a profound effect on cell research for many species of plants and animals, as well as the future of crops. @JohnInnesCentre @WIRED

7/12 What Cyber Threats Await Us In 2021? 2020 was the year of data breaches. Here’s what to look out for in 2021 in terms of cybercriminal tactics, as well as the wider information security industry. @Forbes @DavidBalaban1 @chidambara09 @jamesvgingerich

7/11 How to Take a Post-Pandemic Road Trip – Not ready for an all-out island vacation just yet? Hit the road instead. @medeajulianna @WIRED

7/11 How Music Streaming Transformed Song Writing – ABBA co-founder Björn Ulvaeus calls for the industry to support its most valuable asset, breaking down how the streaming revolution impacts creator royalties, careers, and craft — and outlines what can be done to truly thank artists for the music. @UlvaeusBjorn @TEDTalks

7/11 Here’s How the Richest Americans Get Away Without Paying Taxes – Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos paid no income taxes for at least two years between 2006 and 2018. And Elon Musk got away with paying federal income taxes in 2018. Here’s how rich Americans are able to circumvent federal income taxes. @Maddie_Marshall @adamplease @BridgettHenwood @voxdotcom

7/9 Forget Mars. What if we terraformed Venus? This is a cool science lesson that should interest students from upper elementary on up. @Kurz_Gesagt @KendyllHillegas

7/9 IBM unveils first quantum computer in Germany. It is Germany’s first quantum computer, and it is capable of bending the laws of physics and computing in order to work. IBM hopes to have a quantum computer that is 37 times faster in two years. @dwnews @ibm @nigewillson

7/8 A Massive Water Recycling Proposal Could Help Ease Drought – Members of Congress from Western states are pushing for $750 million to turn wastewater into pure water. Here’s how that works. @mrMattSimon @wired

7/8 Exploring Perceptions About Identity Through Self-Portraits – When students learn about each other’s identities, it helps them understand their own biases and prejudices, as well as build a space of respect and tolerance for all. @ShanaVWhite @edutopia

7/8 Thirteen Hard to Learn Skills That Will Help You Succeed – These skills require a big-time commitment to acquire but will pay off in the long run. @RGillett23 @Inc @ValuedMerchants

7/7 Rest Time, the Foundation of Performance. Rest time underpins everything we do and allows us to perform optimally when it matters. Are you and your kids getting enough? @moretime4u2

7/7 How Many Robots Can Run A Grocery Store? This short video (5:00) show an amazing robot-controlled shipping warehouse in action. You kids need to see this. @tomscott @larysatym

7/6 Ten First-Time Home Buyer Blunders To Avoid – Unless you’ve been through the process at least once, there are plenty of mistakes many people make on their journey to property ownership. @lightersideofre @RitikaG69283079 @aDolphinCries

7/6 The affordable 3D-printed home that could transform African urbanization – The walls were printed in less than 12 hours and it emits way less CO2 than traditional houses. @wef @chidambara09 @enricomolinari

7/6 The Pandemic Changed Sleep Habits. Maybe That’s a Good Thing. A growing body of research shows that to optimize health and productivity, workers should adjust their workdays to their sleep schedules. @atsaraharrison @WIRED

7/4 Which Crops Can Survive Drought? The technique can be used to track how water flows through plants—which could be key to breeding more resilient crops in an increasingly hot, dry climate. @Keith_Gillogly @WIRED

7/4 How to Trick Your Brain into Remembering Almost Anything – Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis and psychological scientist Julia Shaw explain how to boost your memory skills. @mattsreynolds1 @WIRED

7/4 Forget Tesla: Experts say these four tech companies are the future of self-driving cars. WE WERE PROMISED SELF-DRIVING CARS before the end of the last decade, and those predictions are turning out to be wildly, hilariously wrong. @inversedotcom @PawlowskiMario @JeroenBartelse

7/3 This Sniper “Super Bullet” Adjusts Its Path After It Has Been Fired. The Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordnance system, or EXACTO, will allow snipers to hit their moving targets with great accuracy. @DarkFootageEnt

7/3 Global Happiness Levels in 2021 Mapped – What can you and your students conclude from looking at this map? @mvollmer1 @FrRonconi #Happiness @VisualCap

7/3 Top 5 POSITIVE News Stories, JUNE 2021 | News Stories That Give Us Hope – If you are tired of the “if it bleeds it leads” news channels, give this a try. @ernest6words

7/3 Eight Tips To Slow Down Summer – You may not slow it down, but you will have more fun and learn more. @TeacherAndAdmin @Jonharper70bd @KFelicello @ERobbPrincipal @Jonharper70bd @IgniteYourSHINE @basil_marin @DisruptEdToday @casas_jimmy

7/2/2021 Can You Boost Your Imune System? This TED Talk by Dr. Jen Gunter is a good science lesson for middle school on up. @DrJenGunter @TEDTalks

7/2/2021 What your money habits reveal about you This is an excellent TED Talk that can help you with how tracking your expenses can improve your life. @Robert_A_Belle @TEDTalks

7/2/2021 The 20 Best Scenic Drives in America – If you are looking for a road trip in the lower 48 this summer, here are 20 winners. Two are in Upstate New York where I live. @InsideHook

6/30 How Important is Drafting in Cycling? If you go for a ride with others you can take advantage of this, but don’t get too close. @thecyclingpulse @OfficialCycling #rmbyrne

6/30 What Gaming Does to Your Brain—and How You Might Benefit – Here are some ways to think about addiction, improved neurological function, and your overall relationship with video games on a better, more intuitive level. @thomjamescarter @WIRED

9/29 How to Cook Greens – Cooking tends to lower nutrient value, but not all types of cooking have the same impact. @nutrition_facts

9/29 Four Skills Will Set Apart Tomorrow’s Data Scientists – Skilled data scientists are in high demand as businesses adopt data-driven strategies. Certain skills will make them indispensable. @InformationWeek @ryguyrg @chidambara09 @shanebrighton

9/29 How mRNA went from a scientific backwater to a pandemic crusher – For decades, Katalin Karikó’s work into mRNA therapeutics was overlooked by her colleagues. Now it’s at the heart of the two leading coronavirus vaccines. @neurobongo @WIRED @MITIBMLab @IBMResearch @Harvard

6/27 Why It’s So Rare For Food To Be Blue – Why is it so rare to find naturally blue-colored foods in nature? Adam Ragusea goes on a deep dive behind our lack of blue foods. This is a good science lesson for middle school on up. @aragusea

6/27 The world’s data explained: how much we’re producing and where it’s all stored. Humans achieved more technological development in the past 150 years than during the previous 2,000 years. Arguably one of the most important developments in human history was the invention of digital electronics. @ConversationUS @chidambara09 @AltoGain @Kpaxs

6/27 How Seashells Are Made – This is an excellent science lesson for middle school on up. @ACSReactions @CuriosityStream @rmbyrne

6/27 The Most Important New Features in Windows 11 – After leaks and rumors, we got our first look at the future of the platform. Here’s what you have to look forward to this fall. @LordRavenscraft @WIRED

6/26 Short Lessons on the Science of Fireworks – There are three short videos that should work for middle school on up. Share with kids and chemistry teachers you know. @ACSReactions @NatGeo @NPRskunkbear @rmbyrne

6/26 Build the Best Solar Oven Ever! | Engineering Project – This looks like a good summer project for your kids. This is a good elementary project. @SciShowKids

6/25 If You Accidentally Time Traveled To The Past, Here Are The Signs To Help You Tell What Time Period You’re In. We’ve all been there, right, getting accidentally stranded in the past? Here are some things you can look out for to get a better understanding of what time period you’re in. @RealLifeLore22

6/25 Poker and the Psychology of Uncertainty – The game has plenty to teach about making decisions with the cards we’ve been dealt—on and off the table. Check out my summary of The Biggest Bluff. @mkonnikova @newyorker @WIRED

6/24 A Full-Body Strength Workout That Has Just 5 Moves – If you want to start lifting heavier weights, a full-body strength workout is a must to add to your routine. And you don’t need to go overboard on the number of exercises to get it done. @christasgobba @SELFmagazine

6/24 Building Climate Literacy With Community Science Projects – Digital tools allow students to monitor changes in our environment over time and see the impact of climate change firsthand. @edutopia

6/22 The Crucial Thing Professional Tennis Players Are Looking For When They Choose Tennis Balls When tennis players are picking a ball at tournaments, the fluff is what they’re looking for. @AntonellaCres @BridgettHenwood @japsendaydiego @voxdotcom

6/22 All the drone companies in China — a guide to the 22 top players in the Chinese UAV industry – China makes most of the world’s non-military drones and most of those are made by one company: DJI. Be sure to read the list of all the markets that drones are in. @Changxche @supchinanews @mvollmer1 @JeroenBartelse

6/21 Is Miso Healthy? Miso is packed with sodium, which is linked to both stomach cancer and high blood pressure. It seems that the soy serves to counteract this effect. Use miso in place of salt when you cook. @nutrition_facts

6/20 Why seagulls are making their homes in our cities – Their cries are most commonly associated with the seaside, but as their natural homes come under threat, will gulls increasingly move inland to take up residence in our cities? @BBC_Future

6/20 Can you actually boost your immune system? Here’s the truth. This is a shot and interesting TED Talk. @DrJenGunter @TEDTalks

6/18 Plastic Rain Is the New Acid Rain. Researchers find that over 1,000 metric tons of microplastic fall on 11 protected areas in the US annually, equivalent to over 120 million plastic water bottles. @mrMattSimon @WIRED

6/17 How to Test Your Drugs for Fentanyl – Test strips are easy to use and can turn up synthetic opioids in heroin, cocaine, and other powders before you actually put them in your body. If you decide to use these drugs you are not likely to use this test. @suzannahweiss @VICE

6/16 Here’s What Tattoos Actually Do To Your Skin. This is an outstanding biology lesson that all young (and old) science students should watch. The Institute of Human Anatomy @Saniderm

6/16 Surgery digitized: Telesurgery becoming a reality – Digitizing the interface between surgeon and patient will upend the traditional medical paradigm. @ZDNet @gcnichs @trlyadventurous @ChuckDBrooks @Paula_Piccard

6/16 How Some Americans Are Breaking Out of Political Echo Chambers – A growing number of people are seeking a wider diversity of news sources or opinions contrary to their own to combat information silos within social media. This is something I have been doing for a long time. Be sure to teach this to your kids. @FuchsWriter @WIRED @JonHaidt @SairaBlairWV @sharon_says_so

6/15 Eight Simple Proofreading Tips for Writers – High school and middle school teachers should share this with their students. @1976write @dhinakaranrajan

6/15 Financing solar panels 101 – Adding solar power to your home can have many financial and environmental benefits. Not only can solar panels reduce or eliminate your electric bill, but the investment can also pay off in terms of increased property value. @ClubThrifty @Bankrate

6/12 An entrepreneur shares the exact template she used to craft an attention-grabbing professional bio. Jen Glantz says including personal details, like hobbies, can make your bio more memorable. @JenGlantz @gdeimz @bexxmodd @chidambara09

6/12 How a Classics Education Prepares Students for a Modern World – With modern challenges, such as cyber-bullying or the increasing cost of medicine, a classical education, with its focus on philosophy and inquiry, can offer students the opportunity to gain knowledge and develop innovative thought while examining issues through a moral lens. @EdSurge

6/12 Five things to know about the future of electric vehicles – With even bolder climate programs and emission reduction targets, there could be up to 230 million electric vehicles on our streets – 12% of all road transport – by 2030. @waleazeez @wef @mvollmer1 @TheAdityaPatro

6/11 Watch a Drone Swarm Fly Through a Fake Forest Without Crashing. Each copter doesn’t just track where the others are. It constantly predicts where they’ll go. You have to scroll down a bit to find the video. @laxmevy @DFloreano @EnricaSoria @WIRED

6/11 2021 Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery ASVAB tests – This is an ad for a test prep service. I’m not being compensated for this. I’m running it as this is the first time I knew such a product existed. @udemy @Udemy_Coupons1

6/11 Mapped: The 25 Richest Countries in the World – This is per capita ranking. Are you surprised who came in first? I was there in 1989 at the start of that year’s Tour De France. @VisualCap @mvollmer1

6/11 Twelve Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners – These are activities that will get students talking in a language they’re still learning. @TeacherDianeESL @edutopia @Faten_Romdhani

6/10 Our Brains Have 86 Billion Neurons, But What Exactly Are They? The tiny processing units in our brain do a lot of work. This is a good science lesson for upper elementary on up. @michaeljtabb @AGawrylewski @sciam

6/10 Your Clothes Spew Microfibers Before They’re Even Clothes. The clothing supply chain releases some 265 million pounds of microfibers that wash into the environment each year. @mrMattSimon @WIRED

6/9 Two Kayakers Expertly Rescue A Moose Calf Trapped In A River. These two kayakers rose to aid of a distressed moose calf that was stranded in the Sheep River in Alberta, Canada. @paddlingmag

6/9 Five Myths About Flexible Work – In reality, flexible work policies can work in any industry. The last twelve months of the pandemic have proven this. @ManarMorales @IvanMisner @HarvardBiz

6/8 What Causes Cancer to Metastasize? It seems like anyone diagnosed with cancer should strongly consider a vegan diet. I’ve been a vegan for the last two years and never have I felt better. @nutrition_facts

6/8 The All-Seeing Eyes of New York’s 15,000 Surveillance Cameras – Video from the cameras is often used in facial-recognition searches. A report finds they are most common in neighborhoods with large nonwhite populations. What does your city have? @sidneyfussell @WIRED @NYPDnews

6/7 Top 10 Websites to Learn Python Programming for FREE in 2021. From what I’ve seen learning Python is a really good idea for high school students. @javinpaul @Strat_AI

6/7 Ten Physical Symptoms of Stress You Need to be Aware Of – If you have stress in your life you need to read this. @carthagebuckley

6/6 Ten Unique Hobbies to Try Right Now – Have you ever thought of taking some time out to disconnect from the daily grind and do something that inspires you to make meaningful moments? You could even start a blog. @imagine_sunsets @Home_and_Loving

6/5 Why You Should Stop Using Times New Roman (Research Explains) – When it comes to fonts the only way to make them more readable is to make it bigger. @Brain_Craft @PaolaKassa

6/5 Your kids might live on Mars. Here’s how they’ll survive. In this provocative talk, Petranek makes the case that humans will become a spacefaring species and describes in fascinating detail how we’ll make Mars our next home. @Petranek @TEDTalks

6/4 What Happens When You Use A Hydrophobic Straw To Suck Up Water – Here are all the weird ways a hydrophobic straw interacts with water compared to a regular straw. @theactionlabman

6/4 Doctor Subjects Himself To An 80 Percent Ultra-Processed Food Diet For 30 Days And Sees What It Does To His Body. As you might guess it’s not good. How much processed food to you and your kids eat? @DoctorChrisVT @UCLH @HTropDis @UCL @MiradorMgmt @RCWZW

6/4 Can Poker Help You Win at Life? This week on The Cut, Jazmín Aguilera talks to professional poker player and strategic adviser for Poker Powher Melanie Weisner about how she uses her card-playing skills to navigate life decisions and understand her emotions. @ascentofjazmin @melanieweisner @thecut

6/4 Peanut the Waiter Robot Is Proof That Your Job Is Safe. Restaurants are struggling to hire people, so one Jersey Shore grill employed a machine. It confirms that humans remain indispensable. @mrMattSimon @WIRED

6/3 Mini Countries Abroad: How Embassies Work – This is an excellent social studies lesson. Share with social studies students and teachers you know. @wendoverpro @audible_com

6/3 Now proven against coronavirus, mRNA can do so much more. The messenger RNA, or mRNA, platform may be new to the global public, but it’s a technology that researchers had been betting on for decades. Now those bets are paying off, and not just by turning back a pandemic that killed millions in just a year. @maggiemfox @CNN @Rjrhotmailcom2 @ellenthoen

6/2 Marques Brownlee Gives His First Impressions Of The Ford F150 Lightning Electric Truck, And It Was Better Than He Thought. At zero to 60 in 4.5 seconds, it is the fastest truck. Car nerds will like this as will other people who just drive cars. @MKBHD

6/1/2021 60 Minutes Bill Whitaker traveled to the Geldingadalir valley in southwest Iceland. In March of 2021, more than 30,000 earthquakes shook this southwest corner of Iceland. This is a “must-see” video for any Earth science class from upper elementary on up. There are two other videos here. @BillWhitakerCBS @krjonsdottir @60Minutes

6/1/2021 Scientists Trace The Intricate Oscillations Our Brains Use to ‘Save’ Memories in Sleep. There’s already a strong link between sleep and memory, and scientists have just found out more about how that relationship works. @davidnield @ScienceAlert

5/31 Yoga Ed. Addresses Trauma Through Teacher, Student Self-Care. Teaching self-care to educators, who in turn can teach this to their students, is the mission of Yoga Ed. @mwniehoff @Getting_Smart @julzbond @brynnecaleda

5/31 10 Reasons to Ditch Java and Start Learning Python Today Some languages and technologies have seen a downfall, whereas some of them have broken the bars! Python is one of those languages that is at its peak and does not seem to stop in this race in the near future. @jhankar_mahbub @Programming1Pro

5/30 Here is a Comprehensive Breakdown of How Uber is Screwing Over Its Customers and Workers. There may be another side to this story. Let me know if you find it and I will post it too. @bigblackjacobin @GravelInstitute @VICE

5/30 The Economics of IKEA – At 300,000 sq. ft. an IKEA visit is also a workout. People have more positive feelings toward things they put effort into. Plan on eating there as the food is inexpensive and tastes great. I bring my own wine in a soda bottle as they don’t sell alcohol. @SarahNassauer @WSJ @IKEAUSA

5/30 WIRED’s Picks for the 9 Books You Need to Read This Summer – From sci-fi to queer magic, these tomes have what you need when you’re headed to the beach—or anywhere else. @WIRED

5/29 Let’s Talk About Sex: The Reality of the Sexual Pleasure Disparity | Grace Wetzel | TEDxStLawrenceU – This could be used for high school sex ed. @grace__wetzel @RutgersU @StLawrenceU

5/28 How Doomed Are We If The Yellowstone Supervolcano Actually Erupted? The worst-case scenario for Yellowstone’s supervolcano could cripple our economy and transform the world’s climate. This is a good science lesson for upper elementary on up. @RealLifeLore22 @skillshare

5/28 This is the Highest-Ever Resolution Photo of Atoms. This doesn’t just set a new record, It’s reached a regime that is effectively going to be an ultimate limit for resolution. @jaronschneider @PetaPixel @BusinessInsider @IGN @DigitalTrends

5/27 Version Zero by David Yoon – From the brilliant mind of New York Times bestselling author David Yoon comes a lightning-fast and scorchingly observant thriller about how we can save ourselves from the very real perils of a virtual world. @davidyoon

5/26 Short Lessons About Memorial Day – Next Monday is Memorial Day. Students often confuse the origin and purpose of Memorial Day with those of Veterans Day. The following videos can help students understand the origins and meanings of Memorial Day and Veterans Day. @rmbyrne

5/26 How to Stay Cool Without Air-Conditioning – Whether you’re sweltering outdoors or in, we’ve got tips on what to wear, how to hydrate, and the best portable cooling gadgets. This is also a good K-12 science lesson. MATT JANCER @WIRED

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 s

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