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How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries - Adam Savage

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries - Adam Savage

10 Incredible Things That Happen Every Second Khan Academy Table of Contents abduction (Igor Douven) Abelard [Abailard], Peter (Peter King) Abhidharma (Noa Ronkin) abilities (John Maier) Abner of Burgos (Shalom Sadik) Abrabanel, Judah (Aaron Hughes) abstract objects (Gideon Rosen) accidental properties — see essential vs. accidental properties action (George Wilson and Samuel Shpall) action-based theories of perception (Robert Briscoe and Rick Grush) action at a distance — see quantum mechanics: action at a distance in actualism (Christopher Menzel) adaptationism (Steven Hecht Orzack and Patrick Forber) Addams, Jane (Maurice Hamington) Adorno, Theodor W. (Lambert Zuidervaart) advance directives (Agnieszka Jaworska) Aegidius Romanus — see Giles of Rome Aenesidemus — see skepticism: ancient aesthetic, concept of the (James Shelley) aesthetics aesthetics of the everyday (Yuriko Saito) affirmative action (Robert Fullinwider) Africana Philosophy (Lucius T. Outlaw Jr.) B [jump to top] C [jump to top] D [jump to top] Damian, Peter (Toivo J.

The so-called “startle reflex” is probably the Coursekit is now Lore. What’s the Story? The so-called “startle reflex” is probably the fastest response you can have. The science of why certain sounds scare us – another great illuminator from Joe Hanson. This might explain why Dickens and Babbage waged a war on noise… Pair with Alfred Hitchcock on the fright complex and Vi Hart’s animated explanation of the science of noise. #scinece and technology#science#Halloween#biology 641 notes

Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class - SimpleK12 The following is a guest post from Michelle Doman, a 7th and 8th grade Language Arts teacher at Brandon Middle School in Wisconsin. Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class Many people get a little squeamish, wiggly, and offer a scrunched expression when I respond to the question, “What grades do you teach?” I teach middle school, and with heart and honesty, I find great joys (and challenges) in teaching the group referred to as “tweens” and adolescents. So, I invite you into the quirky world of middle school. Do not fear…you will become comfortable in a beanbag, find a new young-at-heart-love-for reading air, and (at times chuckle) as I give you a sneak-peek into the crevices (oh, look out for that dirty sock) of the teenage minds. Here are the Top 10 Ways to Wake-up Students in Class... 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. If anyone has more ideas to capture the wondering, daydreaming, (hormonal) minds of middle school students, I would love to read about them. P.S.

iTunes U - Aprende todo, en cualquier momento y lugar. Galactic perspective The human species is great, but its tendency to claim superiority may be its affliction. View these photos and challenge your perspective. The human race has an affliction of assumed superiority. What didn’t happen with this ‘so-called’ jump in evolution, however, was the capability to live from a space of compassion, commune with nature, and respect (or easily perceive) the innate force that ties all together. While human beings continue to transcend previous levels of innovation, intellect, and comprehension in self and the ‘Spirit’ of life, as a collective their air of superiority still reins supreme. Which is why we suggest everyone take a good, long look at the photos gathered by diply below and really size up their existence in proportion to the majesty which exists in the rest of the universe. First, let’s start off with YOU. Credit: Diply At 30,000 feet, this is what you look like: Credit: Flickr / Benjy At 100,000 feet, this is you: Credit: Wikipedia Credit: Gen Beta Credit: Iz / Smile

Chimp Logic Chimpanzees are highly social primates. They form communities with dominance hierarchies and subgroups. But while chimpanzees may be influenced by group mentality, they know a better deal when they see one. Researchers at Wolfgang Kohler Primate Research Center in Germany reported that when presented with a choice between rewards, logic, not popularity, prevailed. Edwin van Leeuwen and colleagues from the MPI's for Psycholinguistics and Evolutionary Anthropology devised an experiment to test the strength of social influences. Since things are going so well, the researchers decided to mix things up and see how the groups respond. The researchers stress that conformity still has a major role in chimpanzee social interactions in the wild.

Free Technology for Teachers e-book ligas Higiene en la Edad Media | La Bujería ¿Cómo era la higiene de las personas en la edad media europea? ¿a qué olían las ciudades, las casas y las personas de esa época? Hasta hace muy poco tiempo los europeos eran conocidos en México por su falta de baño y los olores que desprendían. Quién no recuerda el dicho “hueles a francés”, utilizado para expresar que una persona desprendía un tufo desagradable derivado de falta de baño. Según he podido constatar en mis visitas y vivencias en aquél continente, esta costumbre afortunadamente ha cambiado. Al parecer, a la caída del imperio romano decayó la costumbre del baño y muchas otras relacionadas con la higiene, aunque se mantuvo durante algún tiempo. Como este post no tiene ánimo académico ni de investigación profunda, decidí recopilar y editar algunos datos curiosos sobre este tema que encontré en la red y que pueden resultar entretenidos. Baño Baños medievales El baño era también una parte importante en los rituales de los caballeros medievales. Fuentes (entre otras): Me gusta:

100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hlizifikh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience? Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Culture My Year of TED: How 54 talks changed a life By Kylie Dunn What do you get when you cross a 39-year-old perfectionist with 54 TED Talks and far more honesty than any person probably needs to experience?

We Don't Like "Projects" So I recently quit my job and started my own school with the support of a local media company, the second largest school district in Iowa, and a groundswell of community interest. Our philosophy boils down to a fairly liberal project-based learning environment. As I began the marketing push to enroll students, I uncovered some frankly stunning assumptions that many students have about learning: The word "project" is not a happy word. I'm not complaining -- in fact, these assumptions are the reason that I struck out on my own in the first place -- but I was flat-out surprised by their ubiquity. Let’s break each assumption down. 1. The word "project" gets thrown around quite a bit and literally could mean any person, place or thing depending on who's doing the talking. In short, we seem to have students who believe that projects are for assessment purposes only. To appeal to the concreteness of most teenagers, we've begun sharing examples, workflows and projects with potential applicants.

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