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  • Let’s Bring Creativity Back to Mathematics

    Let’s Bring Creativity Back to Mathematics

    via The Volante : As a tutor of mathematics here at USD, it breaks my heart when a student says, “I can do math, I just don’t like it.” I can’t necessarily blame them — I too felt that way once upon a time. The way our education system teaches math is sad. For a country such as the United States to lead the world yet perform so poorly in a crucial skill like math demands […]

  • 3 Tips to Solve Problems the Easiest Possible Way

    3 Tips to Solve Problems the Easiest Possible Way

    via Influencive : Whether your boardroom is in a downtown skyrise or at your kitchen table, we all encounter problems that need highly effective solutions. The very nature of problems, though, is that we don’t see them until the damage has already been done. We tend to start by focusing on the damage we need to repair first. With a focus on repairing damage, we push forward and soon, fixing immediate damage becomes our only objective; […]

  • Why College Students Should Seek Out Employers For Career Advice

    Why College Students Should Seek Out Employers For Career Advice

    via Forbes : It turns out the best career advice for college students may not come from high school or college counselors, print or even a growing array of Internet sources. No, the best advice on critical matters, such as picking a major or field of study, comes from employers, coworkers and people with experience in the field. Despite the substantial industry and resources built around formal college advising, these traditional sources are the lowest rated […]

  • Biology Week 2017: 10 Facts About Fungus

    Biology Week 2017: 10 Facts About Fungus

    via OUPblog : Organised by the Royal Society of Biology, Biology Week (7-15th October) is a nationwide celebration of the biological sciences, from microbes to photosynthesis, from yeast to zooplankton. The 8th October is UK Fungus Day, so to celebrate this, and Biology Week as a whole, we’ve put together a list of things you may not know about fabulous fungi! 1. Fungi and fungus-like organisms encompass an estimated 1.5 million species. However, fewer than 5% […]

  • These Volcanic Eruptions Might Slow Climate Change, But Won’t Stop It

    These Volcanic Eruptions Might Slow Climate Change, But Won’t Stop It

    via New York Post : Two volcanoes are set to blow and their eruptions could help cool the Earth. Mt. Agung in Bali, Indonesia, and the volcano on Ambae Island in Vanuatu, an island country west of Fiji, are both set to explode at any time. CNN reports that 144,000 people have already left Bali, and all of Ambae Island’s 11,000 residents have been evacuated. Even though volcanic eruptions can cause death and an immeasurable amount […]

  • Top Five Restaurant Technology Trends for 2017

    Top Five Restaurant Technology Trends for 2017

    via business.com : The latest research indicates restaurants and the technology they rely on are changing quickly. Technology in the restaurant industry is rapidly becoming the new normal. For example, more than 81 percent of restaurants use a point-of-service (POS) or electronic register system, according to a recent study by the National Restaurant Association. More than half of those systems feature card processing, labor management, inventory management and accounting tools. You could be missing out on […]

  • Dr. Oz Reveals His 4 Tips for Boosting Your Brainpower

    Dr. Oz Reveals His 4 Tips for Boosting Your Brainpower

    via GH : In this sneak peek at his new book, Food Can Fix It, Dr. Oz delivers proven ways to improve your memory, sharpen your mind and keep your neurons firing for life. We’ve all had this experience — you can’t remember where you parked, or the last of the four things you needed to pick up at the supermarket … or you blank on the name of your friend’s husband or take an uncomfortable minute to […]

  • How Refugees Overcome The Odds To Become Entrepreneurs

    How Refugees Overcome The Odds To Become Entrepreneurs

    via The Conversation : Refugees face monumental challenges when starting a business. Many lack formal education, capital, social capital (relationships in the community), English language skills, and knowledge of the local market and regulations. Our research into a community of Hazara refugees provides some insight into how they overcome the odds. Over time they saved money from their jobs to raise start-up capital, often starting their business in partnership with friends and family members. Some turned […]

  • Seeing the Invisible World with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    Seeing the Invisible World with the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

    via The New Yorker : Chemistry sits halfway between physics and biology; it’s the middle child in the scientific family, as dependable as it is overshadowed. On Monday, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three researchers who helped elucidate the mechanics of circadian rhythms, the gene-based clocks within our cells; on Tuesday, the physics prize honored the discovery, finally confirmed in 2016, of gravitational waves. By the time chemistry rolled around, […]

  • Researchers Have Designed a Type of Aluminum That’s Lighter Than Water

    Researchers Have Designed a Type of Aluminum That’s Lighter Than Water

    via Futurism : A team of researchers from the U.S. and Russia have discovered a way to make aluminum that’s lighter than water. The team accomplished the task using computational modeling, and replaced the carbon atoms in a diamond with aluminium tetrahedron. A WHOLE NEW ALUMINUM The aluminum we have at our disposal will sink when placed in water, but a team of researchers from Utah State University (USU) and the Southern Federal University (SFU) in […]