Animation teaches you all that happened in World War II in 7 minutes

I really wish YouTube and the Internet as we know it today existed when I was in high school. So instead of reading textbooks and taking notes in class, I could just watch YouTube videos and Wikipedia entries on any test I had coming up. Seriously, I could have dozed off in class and just watched this animation… » 5/20/14 9:04pm 5/20/14 9:04pm

This Graphic Is a Rough Guide to Bad (Or Badly Reported) Science

Science is amazing, but science reporting can be confusing at times and misleading at worst. The folks at Compound Interest put together this reference graphic that will help you pick out good articles from bad ones, and help you qualify the impact of the study you're reading. » 4/25/14 10:47am 4/25/14 10:47am

15 Technologies That Were Supposed to Change Education Forever

Every generation has its shiny new technology that's supposed to change education forever. In the 1920s it was radio books. In the 1930s it was television lectures. Here in the second decade of the 21st century, it seems the Massive Online Open Course (MOOC) is the education tech of tomorrow. Let's hope it pans out… » 1/16/14 12:21pm 1/16/14 12:21pm

World's Largest Lego Fleet Sails Into Philadelphia Port

This Saturday, in honor of Coast Day, the world's largest Lego ship collection will be displayed at the Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia. 120 Lego ships will be showcased, from tugboats to aircraft carriers and super tankers. The ships vary in length from 1-ft coastal vessels to 6-ft maritime monstrosities. » 9/06/13 9:07pm 9/06/13 9:07pm

There May Not Actually Be A Shortage Of STEM Workers At All

It's pretty common knowledge that the U.S. isn't producing enough mathematicians, scientists and engineers to support demand in "STEM" fields. And reports come and go that other countries are facing similar shortages. But like all things that are definitely true, it's actually pretty complicated to prove that the… » 9/01/13 11:44am 9/01/13 11:44am

1980s College Dean: Universities Will Collapse Because of Liberals

It's a perennial question that gets people on both sides of the debate pretty riled up — should everyone go to college? With the cost of higher education continuing to climb since the postwar era — a time when many people were able to pay for college with part-time jobs and generous government assistance like the… » 8/14/13 6:12pm 8/14/13 6:12pm