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10/26 How to Stop Painful Memories from Haunting You – None of us get out of this life unscathed. If we’re lucky, we only experience a few deep wounds and even fewer “my life changed in a second” moments. @dlhampton

10/25 If Clouds Are Made of Water, How Do They Stay in the Air? If Clouds Are Made of Water, How Do They Stay in the Air? This is aimed at high school and college physics students. @rjallain @WIRED

10/25 Are BLANKS Powerful Enough To Kill? Some are. After the accidental death involving Alec Baldwin, this is a video kids and adults should watch. @1ShotTV @Digg

10/23 UNTOLD AMERICA – Chicago’s new African American Heritage Water Trail – A little-known river on Chicago’s South Side was once a vital part of the Underground Railroad. This looks like great fun for all. @Waldens_Block @thetriibe @BBC_Travel

10/23 Here’s Everything that Viral 3D Printed Concrete House Videos Get Wrong. Belinda Carr explains why everyone needs to take the videos about 3D printing concrete houses with a huge grain of salt. @belindajcarr_

10/22 How An Igloo Keeps You Warm@ – This is counterintuitive and a good science lesson for upper elementary on up. Watch an igloo being built. This is from 1949 when the term “eskimo” was still used. @okaytobesmart @DrJoeHanson @PBSDS @thenfb

10/22 100 Ways to Live to 100: A Definitive Guide to Longevity Fitness – I do most of this stuff and am very healthy. @TANNERGARRITY @InsideHook

10/22 How Your Neurons Make You A Nervous Wreck (and how to rewire them) – Neuroplasticity is competitive, and functioning areas of the brain not receiving any stimuli will be taken over. @dlhampton

10/21 Seeing This Massive Haul Of Trash Pulled From The Great Pacific Garbage Patch Is Oddly Satisfying. We’re gonna need a bigger boat, but this still is awesome. @TheOceanCleanup

10/21 Apple Finally Remembered What Makes Laptops Great. To build a MacBook Pro for the future, the company has gone back to what worked in the past. I’m happy they returned features I like about my seven-year-old MacBook Pro. @LaurenGoode @WIRED

10/20 Engineer Proves ‘Mythbusters’ Wrong By Building A Water Stun Gun That Actually Works. This is a fun science lesson for middle school on up. @donttrythis @MythBusters @testedcom @siliconsj

10/20 Personal Trainers On the Mistakes You’re Making in Your Home Workouts – This includes buying too much equipment, doing hard workouts every day, and not moving much when you aren’t working out. @_rhysthomas_ @VICE @viceuk

10/20 The Best Thing About Apple’s New MacBook Pros, in Just 5 Words – Give people what they actually want. Oops, that’s six words. I just ordered mine and can’t wait. I’m glad to hear that the HDMI port is back. @JASONATEN @Inc

10/19 Robot dogs now have sniper rifles. A robot dog armed with a sniper rifle was unveiled this week in Washington, D.C. at the annual meeting of the Association of the United States Army. @JuliaElenaMusto @FoxNews @nypost

10/19 How to Write Headlines: a Step-by-Step Guide – If you want your blog posts to perform well, one simple way is to achieve this is by writing magnetic headlines. By playing around with your title after publishing a post, you may significantly increase the post’s conversion rate. @neilpatel @RitikaG69283079

10/19 How to Watch Apple’s October 18, 2021 Event—and What to Expect – I watched it and just ordered my new MacBook Pro 16″ with the M1 Max chip. @BooneAshworth @WIRED @Apple

10/18 Seven Reasons Why People Procrastinate – You need to start by asking yourself “Why am I procrastinating?” @moretime4u2

10/18 The Neuroscience of Building a Resilient Brain – Resilience is the process of adapting in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats or significant sources of stress, such as family or relationship problems, serious health challenges, or workplace and financial issues. @dlhampton @lawrence_wray

10/17 Life on Minimum Wage – A Personal Economics Simulation Game – The purpose of Life on Minimum Wage is for students to recognize how difficult it is to save money when your only job(s) pay minimum wage without benefits. @rmbyrne

10/17 How humanity doubled life expectancy in a century – Steven Johnson If you and your kids only watch one TED Talk this month, be sure to try this one. @stevenbjohnson @TEDTalks

10/17 How to love yourself: 21 tips to believe in yourself again – In this guide, you’ll learn everything you need to know about how to love yourself. What to do. What not to do. (And most important of all) how to believe in yourself when you feel like the world is telling you different. @lachybe @hackspiritorg @artofwb @mindfulive

10/16 The Winners Of The 2021 Nature Conservancy Photo Contest Are Breathtaking. The Nature Conservancy recently announced the winners of their renowned annual photo contest, after scouring through 100,000 entries. @jamescrugnale

10/16 Programming in Natural Language is coming sooner than you think. Sometimes major shifts happen virtually unnoticed. On May 5, IBM announced Project CoreNet to very little media or academic attention. @thenextweb @ConversationUS @chidambara09 @PDH_SciTechNews

10/16 Growing Crops Under Solar Panels? Now There’s a Bright Idea. In the new scientific (and literal) field of agrivoltaics, researchers are showing how panels can increase yields and reduce water use on a warming planet. @mrMattSimon @wired

10/14 New tool for energy sector models carbon capture incentives – The U.S. has many existing and operating coal-fired and natural gas power plants, and it would be wasteful to suddenly render them ‘obsolete’ via policy when other paths capable of equivalent CO2 reductions can be lower cost and less socially and economically disruptive. @physorg_com @CarnegieMellon @BetaMoroney @chidambara09

10/14 Top Five Tips That Will Transform Your INQUIRY Projects – It is possible for students to design a variety of ways to show their learning that respects their interests and individuality while all still meeting the same expectations. @madlylearning @thartman2u @TCEA

10/13 A Review of Udacity – Udacity proudly offers aspiring learners across the globe the opportunity to participate in—and contribute to—some of the most exciting and innovative fields in the world. @jmdevlabs @BlkHwk0p

10/12 The Science of Cake! – And 83 Other Food Science Lessons – Baking a Cake With Science is a short video that explains to elementary school students how the ingredients in a cake batter work together to when baked in the oven to rise and become a spongey cake. @SciShowKids @rmbyrne

10/12 Top 10 Data Science Projects for Beginners – Reading though this list will also help you understand what data science is. @blahblahnats @blahblahnats @TDataScience @Eli_Krumova @SourabhSKatoch

10/10 Texas Military Department opens 3D-printed barracks. By 3D printing the 3,800 square-foot bay-style building, TMD delivered the barracks faster and at one-third the cost of traditional construction methods. @byShourjya @DefenseIT @sQC0v89XiUwf5nr @PoseidonTPA

10/10 I’m Vaccinated. When Is It Safe to Take My Mask Off? Mask guidance continues to change. Here’s what you need to know, depending on who you are, to protect yourself—and, most importantly, others. @tarahaelle @WIRED

10/9 Backyard Scientist Demonstrates How To Float A 110-Pound Anvil In A Pool Of Liquid Mercury. Any time you want to teach about density get this video out. Have your kids look up the densities of mercury and iron. @ChemicalKevy

10/7 Have Your Mind Blown By This Visualization Of The Stunning Depths Of Our Oceans. Here’s an incredible visualization of how deep the world’s oceans are — with comparisons to other things to keep it in perspective. @MetaBallStudios

10/7 Cold showers are said to be good for you – here’s what the evidence shows. People who took cold showers had improved circulation and were less likely to miss work.A cold shower may also help relieve symptoms of depression. @BottomsLindsay @ConversationUK

10/5 Michelangelo’s David: Great Art Explained – Please share with arti students, art teachers, and anyone interested in art. I saw this in 2019 in Florence, Italy and it is amazing at 17 feet tall. @Kerrie_Fuller @colinismyname

10/4 Not ready to be vegan? Here are 5 tweaks to make your diet more Earth-friendly. Full confession: I have been a vegan for the last two years and I feel great. @hi_thisissunny @TEDTalks

10/4 Why Carmakers Can’t Just Transition To Newer Chips In Stock – It’s a classic case of two industries that have conflicting needs but still have to work together. @pioneerspine @Jalopnik

10/2 Four Techniques To Induce a Lucid Dream With Just Your Mind, According to a Dream Decoder – Lucid dreams that the dreams you have when you know that you are dreaming. @ericapaigesloan @iamwellandgood

10/2 Over 40? Stop Doing These Things Immediately, Say Experts. Aging naturally comes with compromise. And no one wants to feel limited. However, being realistic about aging can help you embrace it. @EatThisNotThat

10/1 How Project-Based Learning Can Nurture Student Autonomy – . It makes sense, as teachers and parents we’re often hesitant to allow too much freedom and leash to our students and children for fear something terrible may happen. @dperkinsed @TeachThoughtPD @TeachThought

10/1 Find a private online tutor to learn anything you need. Find Private Lessons • Homework Help • Any Subject • Any Time • Any Place. Be sure to watch the demo if you need a tutor or want to be one. @tutorocean

10/1 Nike’s hands-free shoe is a step forward for inclusive clothing. There are one billion people in the world with some form of disability. Share with disabled people you know. @wef

9/30 Pinkcast 4.13. This is how big-time performers get the feedback they need. Dan suggests that you ask for advice rather than feedback. Good luck with that. @DanielPink

9/30 West Point Chemists Re-Create Medieval Gunpowder Recipes. Following an antique manuscript, researchers mixed up (and then blew up) some early formulations to learn how explosive-making has evolved. I use to make it as a kid in my basement. Consider letting your kids try it outdoors while you supervise. @eniiler @WIRED

9/29 Five Google Earth Features for Teachers – Richard Byrne has created a new video that highlights five features of Google Earth (web version) that teachers should know how to use. @rmbyrne @googleearth

9/29 What are blockchains? A blockchain is a database that contains the history of whatever information it was designed to store. @TheEconomist @mary_gambara @enricomolinari

9/29 Forget Your Weaknesses, Increase Your Strengths. We get the message over and over, “work on your weaknesses”. Do you think Michael Jordan should have studied Spanish instead of practicing basketball? @tim_fargo

9/28 Story planner success: How to organize your novel – Learn how to organize your novel using methods such as online story planners and tools, annotation and story planner templates. @nownovel @1976write

9/27 Here’s Why America Isn’t Quite Prepared To Let Go Of Fossil Fuels Just Yet. Making clean energy isn’t enough: we also have to move it. Here’s why the U.S. isn’t ready for clean energy. @voxdotcom @mattdunnevt @Maddie_Marshall

9/27 The master’s degrees that give the biggest salary boost—up to 87% more money – If you are thinking of getting a master’s degree check this list first. @ABIGAILJHESS @CNBCMakeIt

9/25 What Would We Eat on Mars? Sam the bat would love to visit Mars one day, but he’s going to need more than a few sandwiches if he’s going to stay for long. This is a good science lesson for upper elementary and middle school. @SciShowKids @SciShow @ComplexlyMedia @rmbyrne

9/25 The Outlook for In-Demand IT Jobs – While much remains uncertain, we expect computer-related industries and occupations to see higher demand over the 2020–30 decade due to the increase in telework and hybrid work arrangements, expanded telehealth medical services and enhanced cybersecurity measures to protect information. @USDOL @joe4rialtousd

9/24 Avoid these five phrases that make you sound passive-aggressive—here’s how successful people communicate. It’s important to know what passive-aggressive behavior is. This will help. @ericadhawa @CNBCMakeIt

9/23 The Differences Between the Moderna and Pfizer Vaccines Are Starting to Matter. Moderna’s effectiveness against hospitalization was 93 percent. Pfizer’s effectiveness was significantly lower at 88 percent. Pfizer’s effectiveness against hospitalization was also decreasing over time, while Moderna’s effectiveness held steady. @dr_kkjetelina @Slate

9/23 Nine things to do this morning to make your whole day more productive – Check off this a.m. to-do list and you’ll have more energy and get more done all day long. @NBCNewsBETTER @OncTimes_AsstEd

9/23 We created holograms you can touch – you could soon shake a virtual colleague’s hand. In the 21st century, holograms are already being used in a variety of ways such as medical systems, education, art, security, and defense. @RavinderSDahiya @ConversationUK @nigewillson

9/22 The key to Bhutan’s happiness – This advice from a Buddhist monk should work pretty well in any culture. Share with your friends and kids. @stephaniezubiri @scottawoodward @bbc_travel

9/21 Critical Thinking Quiz – Take this short quiz to see if you understand fallacies that impede critical thinking. @school4thought @rmbyrne

9/21 How to Set Healthy Boundaries With Your Fitness Tracker – A smart wearable can be useful and fun—until it starts to fuel an obsession with numbers. @_JulieGallagher @WIRED

9/21 The UK is building the world’s first airport for flying cars. A pop-up airport for electric flying taxis will be in operation later this year near the UK city of Coventry. @mvollmer1 @wef

9/21 The 20 Fastest-Growing Jobs in the Next Decade – The employment landscape is constantly shifting. While agricultural jobs played a big role in the 19th century, a large portion of U.S. jobs today are in administration, sales, or transportation. So how can job seekers identify the fastest-growing jobs of the future? @BetaMoroney @enricomolinari @VisualCap

9/20 Six things you should know about air pollution and your health – Particulate matter, nitrogen dioxide, ozone and sulphur dioxide…are some of the pollutants billions of us breathe in every day. @wef @JDWood85 @wattrob

9/20 To Win The War For Talent, Amazon Will Pay ‘Full College Tuition For Frontline Workers.’ The giant online retailer said, “More than 750,000 operations employees in the U.S. are eligible for fully funded college tuition, including the cost of classes, books, and fees.” @wecruitr_io @Forbes

9/20 Why the automotive future is electric – Mainstream EVs will transform the automotive industry and help decarbonize the planet. @McKinsey @bimedotcom @TheAdityaPatro @sallyeaves @mvollmer1 @Fabriziobustama

9/20 IBM quantum computing: From healthcare to automotive to energy, real use cases are in play – Companies including Anthem, Daimler-Benz, BP, and ExxonMobil have big plans to deploy IBM quantum computers this decade. @EstherShein @IBM @techrepublic @nigewillson

9/19 Create, study, print and share interactive notecards (flashcards) for your textbooks. You could make your own, but this looks like it’s worth a try. @EasyNotecards

9/19 How drones and data are changing India’s farms – Since its green revolution of the late 1960s, India has made great strides towards achieving food self-sufficiency by leveraging better technologies and agricultural methods. @SaritaNayyar1 @wef @chidambara09 @Sheraj99

9/18 The riddle of experience vs. memory: Daniel Kahneman | 6.6M views This TED Talk is well worth the 19 minutes. Read my summaries of his books Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgement and Thinking Fast and Slow How Your Brain Thinks. @kahneman_daniel @TDTalks

9/18 How To Easily Boost Each Happy Chemicals In Your Brain – Everyone rides the neurochemical roller coaster as they go about their days – just doing the things they normally do — ranging from happy to sad and everything in between. However, we all tend to have a happiness baseline that we hover around and come back to. @dlhampton @lawrence_wray

9/18 Lessons from Depression – If you or someone you know suffers from depression, here are 13 excellent tips and the author saves the best one for last. @Kimberlynwriter @lawrence_wray
9/17 Why Are There 7 Days In a Week? EXPLAINED – Ask your kids if they know before you let them watch this. @okaytobesmart

9/17 US National Book Awards 2021 Longlist: Young People’s Literature – Stylistic formats in these 10 longlisted titles include verse, illustration, and prose. Topics addressed: gender, sexual identity, race, politics, family history, world events. @Porter_Anderson @pubperspectives

9/16 A Top Trainer Shared the Exercises That Will Help You Look More Jacked. Here are the six key muscle groups that you should be targeting for a physique that looks great both in and out of clothes, and the recommended specific exercises for each. @Philip_Ellis @MensHealthMag @trainer2thepros

9/16 Three myths about how people get rich, according to a Vassar economist – To improve your chances of building wealth, don’t buy into these three common misconceptions. This could be good advice for you students and children. @ADITI_SHRIKANT @Grow_mag

9/16 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 @Eli_Krumova @MITSloan

9/16 Here’s What It’s Like To Stand Next To An Open Dam Valve Blasting Water At 20K Liters Per Second. Richard Hammond stands next to an open valve of the Verbund Hydro Power Plant, located in Austria. By the way, 50 meters per second is 112 miles per hour. @RichardHammond @DiscoveryUK @Discover

9/15 Ten Strong Signs that you Need a Laptop Upgrade – PC owners have my sympathy. As a Mac owner since 1984 all I can suggest is to get at least 16 gigabyte of RAM. @ashokkp @CIOL_NEWS @dhinakaranrajan @anilchop @tgeorgeCMR @battle4delhi

9/13 These Are The Startups Applying AI To Tackle Climate Change. Climate change is the most pressing threat that the human species faces today. Artificial intelligence is the most powerful tool that humanity has at its disposal in the twenty-first century. Can we deploy the second to combat the first? @_RobToews @RadicalVCFund @Forbes @Ronald_vanLoon

9/13 Six Ways Music Gives Your Brain a Big Boost – Music is one of the few activities where people around the globe respond in a common way. @dlhampton

9/13 The Impact of Robotics in the Healthcare Industry – 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

9/11 Forty Fun Facts About Tesla Motors That Might Surprise You. There’s a lot of cool things about Elon Musk’s plucky electric car upstart that might surprise you. This is also a good science lesson. @Mrwhosetheboss

9/11 Solved end-to-end Data Science projects – Get ready to use Data Science projects for solving real-world business problems. @Iconiq

9/10 hree things the most persuasive people do differently to get what they want, according to a social psychologist – Whether it’s negotiating a salary, interviewing for a job, sharing an idea, or simply asking for a favor, we often assume that our actions, input, and requests will be overlooked or rejected. @profbohns @CNBCMakeIt

9/10 “The Divided Brain” – Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It’s not simply “emotion on the right, reason on the left,” but something far more complex and interesting. @dr_mcgilchrist @TDTalks

9/10 This “golf ball” story shared in the video has been passed around for a while. Science teachers have done this to teach scientific principles. Here it is used to help us focus on the important things in life. @MeirKay @gcouros

9/8 Why Fitter People Drink More Alcohol – Regular exercisers drink more, a new study confirms, but are less likely to be problem drinkers. I exercise and drink daily, but never in excess. @sweatscience @outsidemagazine

9/8 How to Prevent and Treat Face Mascne – Just in case you needed more to worry about, mask-related acne is also breaking out nationwide. Here’s how to get it under control. Share with teen students you know. @l0uryn @WIRED

9/6 a href=”https://bit.ly/3BKghj2″>Someone Captured Insane Footage Of Ida Completely Wiping Out This Basement In New Jersey. If you are wondering how some people living in basements died during hurricane Ida this will explain it. @ABC7

9/6 How Exercise May Help Keep Our Memory Sharp – Irisin, a hormone produced by muscles during exercise, can enter the brain and improve cognition, a mouse study suggests. @GretchenReynold @nytimes

9/3 College graduate starting salaries are at an all-time high—and these 10 majors earn the most – You can probably guess what many of these are, but your teenagers should read this. @AbigailJHess @CNBCMakeIt

9/2 This Volcano Experiment Is Definitely Cooler Than The Run-Of-The-Mill One You Did In School. James Orgill introduces us to the ammonium dichromate volcano. I use to do this when I taught chemistry. @theactionlabman

9/2 What personality are you? How the Myers-Briggs test took over the world. Deemed ‘astrology for businessmen’ for some, lauded as life-saving by others, the personality tests are a ‘springboard’ for people to think about who they are. @elle_hunt @guardian

9/2 The Only Icebreaker You Need to Spark Interesting Conversations With Absolutely Anyone – Make small talk more bearable. Make no assumptions. @BETSYM @SitAtTheTable @Inc @nprfreshair

9/1 5 Steps to Boost Real-World Learning in Your System – “In a Real World Learning community, learners are prepared for work, school, and life after high school graduation. By gaining immersive experiences across a multitude of interests, industries, and employers through real-world projects and internships, learners gain the skills to navigate their future. @tvanderark @Getting_Smart @ziegeran

9/1 India’s flying taxi startups are ready to take to the skies. India’s new drone policy paves the way for air taxis in the future. Now, two Chennai-based startups are aiming to take big strides in the sector. @nitinsreedhar7 @Mint_Lounge @livemint @PawlowskiMario @JeroenBartelse

8/31 Top 10 AI Innovation Trends for You to Experience in 2021 – AI is the hottest trend when it comes to technology and innovation that transforms the daily lives of people across the world. @analyticsinme @botosynthesis @Ronald_vanLoon

8/31 Five Brain and Mental Health Conditions Linked to Your Gut – It’s a relatively new scientific discovery that the bacteria living in your gut influence your overall health and according to a growing body of research, your mental health too. @dlhampton

8/30 Someone Unearthed This 1976 Clip Of Arthur C. Clarke Predicting The Future Of Technology, And It’s Amazing How Much He Got Right. He saw laptops, the Internet, and phone on your wrist coming. @atttechchannel

8/30 The Neuroscience of Changing Your Behavior – The more often you perform an action or behave a certain way, the more it gets physically wired into your brain. This amazing adaptive quality of your brain is known as neuroplasticity. It can work both for and against you. @dlhampton @DrHubaEvaluator @LEAD_Coalition @FatherBob

8/30 Six Things You Need to Do to Prevent Getting Hacked – You are your own biggest weakness, but changing just a few of your behaviors can reduce the chances that your online accounts get breached. @mattburgess1 @wireduk

8/27 Investor’s guide to electric vehicle ETFs – The transportation industry is in the middle of a massive transformation that could potentially bring trillions of dollars to the global economy. At the center of this shift are electric vehicles (EVs), where the products are designed to be more energy-efficient and connected than traditional automobiles. @GiovannyMoreano @Bankrate @Genpact

8/27 Amazon’s Department Store Of The Future Could Look Like These Three Scenarios. Last week’s reports of Amazon planning to enter the department store game sent shockwaves through the retail community. @OmniTalk @Forbes @ProfRetail @StevenPDennis

8/27 Visualizing the Critical Metals in a Smartphone – Share this with science and social studies students and teachers you know. @BrunoVenditti2 @bimedotcom @tobiaskintzel @VisualCap

8/25 Interoception: the hidden sense that shapes wellbeing. There’s growing evidence that signals sent from our internal organs to the brain play a major role in regulating emotions and fending off anxiety and depression. @d_a_robson @BBC @TheAtlantic @TheGuardian

8/25 Data Science Trends of the Future 2022 – Data Science is an exciting field for knowledge workers because it increasingly intersects with the future of how industries, society, governance and policy will function. @MichaelKevinSp2 @chidambara09 @nigewillson

8/25 Pinkcast 4.12: This is how a tiny toilet can help you move beyond your screwups. The Pinkcasts are short and always worth your time. @DanielPink

8/24 Two Sleep Experts Debunk 13 Common Myths About Sleep. If you or a loved one has sleeping problems be sure to listen to this. Also, if you use a snooze alarm it’s time to stop. @gjeanlouis1 @rebeccasrobbins

8/24 How a Simple Smile Benefits Your Brain and Body – Science has shown that smiling increases your health and happiness on the spot and long-term – maybe even to the point of helping you live longer. Your smile also benefits the people around you. @dlhampton

8/21 101 Sleep Tips – The quality of your sleep plays a significant role in all aspects of your mental and physical health, from your emotional well-being to repairing muscle tissue. Having good, sustained sleep allows your body to repair blood and heart vessels. Therefore, if you’re not having good sleep on a regular basis, you could be at a higher risk of heart disease. @TheSlumberYard

8/21 Scientists show that cuddling with a dog significantly improves your well-being. Loving your dog can change your mood. I don’t have a dog and don’t think I need one, but I understand how this works. @SpencerABC7 @TheHillTimes @dhinakaranrajan @thehill

8/21 The Store Of The Future: What Retail Could Look Like In 2030 – From shopper emotion detection to in-store robotic warehouses, we highlight the technologies and trends bringing retail stores into the future. @cbinsights @chidambara09 @R_Demidchuk

8/21 The ‘Second Brain’ in Your Gut Might Have Evolved Before The Brain in Your Head. The enteric nervous system (ENS) in our gut operates a lot like other neural networks in the brain and the spinal cord. @davidnield @aDolphinCries @dlhampton

8/20 Here’s Why This Pedestrian Walk Button Might Be One Of The Most Brilliant Things Australia Ever Designed. It’s so brilliant that Billie Eilish copied it. @julianoshea

8/20 Computer Networking Career Guide – If you can leverage the many valuable certifications out there, if you can learn vendor-agnostic networking and its fundamentals, if you know how to design, build, and bring any network up when it fails, then you are well on your way to a successful career. @pcwdldcom

8/20 Now That Machines Can Learn, Can They Unlearn? Privacy concerns about AI systems are growing. So researchers are testing whether they can remove sensitive data without retraining the system from scratch. @tsimonite @WIRED

8/17 How much money a single person needs to earn to get by in every U.S. state. Have your students figure out the hourly wages and work out a budget for what it would cost to live in their location. @_franvela @CNBCMakeIt

8/17 Resources to Help Students Recognize Logical Fallacies and Cognitive Biases – This is an important lesson for all students. @rmbyrne

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

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