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How to teach all students to think critically

By Peter Ellerton, The University of Queensland

All first year students at the University of Technology Sydney could soon be required to take a compulsory maths course in an attempt to give them some numerical thinking skills. 1,193 more words

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Raising Ambitions: The Challenge in Teaching at Community Colleges by GINIA BELLAFANTE


By GINIA BELLAFANTE

Two-year colleges enroll nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States. How to better educate them is critical to increasing economic mobility. 15 more words

Evan J. Zimmer MD

The Potsdam Gravity Potato

This is a picture of the Earth with the Eyes of Gravity. You can see the silvery continents of Europe of Africa, the North and South Atlantic and the Indian Ocean. 195 more words

NASA

Do you mishear lyrics? The science of "Mondegreen."

Jimi Hendrix at the Isle of Wight Festival, August, 1970. Credit Photograph by Evening Standard via Getty 322 more words
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Paid Notice: Deaths GERSHBERG, DR by Unknown Author


By Unknown Author

GERSHBERG–Dr. Myron R. Gershberg, 80, of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Pawling, NY, died suddenly Tuesday, December 9. Dr. Gershberg retired from private practice & North General Hospital in Harlem, where he was Head of Psychiatry; he designed and… 13 more words

Evan J. Zimmer MD

American Kennel Club Welcomes Four New Dog Breeds

Four new breeds have been added to the American Kennel Club, bringing the total number to 184. Two Italian breeds, the Cirneco dell’Etna, also known as the “Sicilian greyhound”, and the Bergamasco, similar to a collie or sheepdog and added to the herding group, were amongst the new breeds. 68 more words

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Twenty-Eight Element Expression

In previous discussions I concluded that life can only truly be defined as a specific pattern, this was the logical end to the materialist stance. However I alluded to the the Buddhist principle of Annicca, which states that the universeĀ is in a constant flux. 385 more words