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Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Research Says Elementary School Homework Does Not Improve Academic Performance

Harris Cooper, the well-regarded homework researcher at Duke University, recently made the blanket statement that “[t]here is no evidence that any amount of homework improves the academic performance of elementary students.” The statement is a strong one, especially as it completely challenges the orthodoxy that elementary school homework is necessary […]

by February 23, 2017 5 comments Science, Trending
Tesla’s Master Plan Part 2: Gallery of Elon Musk’s New Big Ideas

Tesla’s Master Plan Part 2: Gallery of Elon Musk’s New Big Ideas

Tesla’s Elon Musk is at it again, dreaming up a new slate of vehicles that he hopes will further reduce humanity’s reliance on fossil fuel. The head of Tesla Motors is coming off a victory of sorts for the Mark 3, which scored nearly 400,000 pre-orders for an electric car […]

by February 17, 2017 7 comments Science, Trending
First American Penis Transplant a Success: Offers Hope For Injured Veterans

First American Penis Transplant a Success: Offers Hope For Injured Veterans

Thomas Manning made history last week, becoming the first person in North America to successfully undergo a penis transplant. The 64 year old Boston man went through an extraordinary 15-hour surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, where surgeons used a phallus from a dead man and attached it to Manning. Once […]

by February 11, 2017 8 comments Science, Trending
There’s Something in There: New Scans Suggest Blockbuster Discovery at King Tut’s Tomb

There’s Something in There: New Scans Suggest Blockbuster Discovery at King Tut’s Tomb

The Curse of the Pharaohs suggests that there will be terrible implications whenever humanity dares to open a the mummy of an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh. The idea of the curse started in the 19th century when bad things seemed to happen when the tombs were discovered. The curse became infamous […]

by February 10, 2017 4 comments Science, Trending, World
Scientists May Be Preparing to Announce Discovery of an Earth-Like Planet

Scientists May Be Preparing to Announce Discovery of an Earth-Like Planet

The incredible advancements of scientific instrumentation and technology has led to an exciting new era in the discovery of exoplanets. Now, new reports indicate that scientists may be hiding the discover of an earth-in-waiting. According to German newspaper Der Spiegel, astronomers have discovered a new planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, which […]

by February 2, 2017 5 comments Science, Trending, World
Stone Age Spheroids May Be As Much Weapon as Tool

Stone Age Spheroids May Be As Much Weapon as Tool

Scientists have revised their opinion about prehistoric stones known as “spheroids.” Long thought to have been mere hand tools used by prehistoric people, scientists have now decided that the evidence points to more dynamic uses as projectiles for hunting. The scientists published their findings in an article entitled “A Dynamical […]

by January 30, 2017 6 comments Science
Research Shows Employers Want Students With Skills Honed Through Liberal Arts Education

Research Shows Employers Want Students With Skills Honed Through Liberal Arts Education

Employers prefer to have employees who have liberal arts degrees. That was the conclusion of a Hart Research Associates study which surveyed 318 employers about their hiring preferences. Of the employers, over 90 percent said that “innovation” was a key aspect of their mission, which means they are searching for […]

by January 26, 2017 7 comments Arts, Science
Number of Zika Virus Cases Triples as Congress Holds Funding Hostage

Number of Zika Virus Cases Triples as Congress Holds Funding Hostage

The number of women potentially infected by the Zika virus appears to be growing in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says more than 150 pregnant women in America appear to be currently infected with Zika virus. In addition, there are over 120 women infected by the […]

by January 23, 2017 6 comments Politics, Science, Trending, World
Solar-Powered Plane Completes Groundbreaking Flight Across the Pacific Ocean

Solar-Powered Plane Completes Groundbreaking Flight Across the Pacific Ocean

A solar-powered airplane completed a groundbreaking flight across the Pacific Ocean last week, breaking several aviation records. The pilots also tested the limits of human endurance, demonstrating the body’s capacity to stay awake and alert for 72 hours. The Solar Impulse 2 touched down in Mountain View California, having completed […]

by January 18, 2017 6 comments Science, Trending, World
How Honest is Honest Co.? These are the Chemicals Jessica Alba’s Company is Allegedly Claiming are Organic

How Honest is Honest Co.? These are the Chemicals Jessica Alba’s Company is Allegedly Claiming are Organic

The Honest Co. is a Santa Monica business co-founded by actress Jessica Alba that has grown into a billion dollar company. The Honest Co. sells over 100 consumer products it promotes as organic, healthy and non-toxic. The company’s ethos, which touts its transparency and honesty, is under attack after another […]

by January 16, 2017 4 comments Science, Trending