In Kenya, the authorities struggle to keep track of low-fee non-government schools.
Low-fee non-government schools are a permanent part of achieving education for all. They should be treated as such.
Once there was water….
Some atomic ratio detective work on our solar system neighbors tells us a lot about their watery pasts. That Venus and Mars are mostly dry now could be a cautionary tale for us on the Blue Planet.
A vigil at Charleston’s AME Church.
The history of the AME Church represents a preeminent case of collective action in the name of social justice.
Who wouldn’t want to hang with this guy?
With billions upon billions of stars out there and probably at least as many planets, it seems almost silly to think there isn't life somewhere else. Where are all our ET friends (or overlords)?
What are the limits to academic freedom?
Recent cases of tweets by a Boston University professor about racism and others have raised questions about what might be the limits to academic freedom.
Helping kids learn patterns can develop math skills.
Poughkeepsie Day School
Patterns are simple sequences that repeat over and over again in a certain order. Supporting children's ability to recognize patterns can improve mathematical skills.
A TWA annual report from the early 1960s featured its gleaming new terminal.
With air travel no longer possessing the romantic allure it once did, the structure is slated to become a hotel.
I can get you there fast!
There's a cosmic speed limit that unfortunately means you aren't going to be firing up warp drive anytime soon.
Negative stereotypes hamper the success of black males in STEM fields.
Student image via www.shutterstock.com
Black male kids who start out by excelling in STEM gradually lose interest due to low teacher expectations and racial stereotyping. The result? Blacks hold only 6% of all STEM jobs.
In this photo James Holmes and his defense attorney Daniel King sit in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, June 4 2013.
Jurors will likely be presented with conflicting notions of sanity and insanity. And they will be forced to confront widely held cultural assumptions about mental illness and violence.
A woman holds a picture of her relative missing in the Rana Plaza collapse.
The horrific collapse of a factory in Bangladesh that killed hundreds sent American scrambling for ways to ensure this doesn't happen again. A professor explains why boycotts are not the answer.
How do we think about something we can’t see and don’t experience in our everyday lives, but seems to be pushing our universe apart ever faster?
NASA, ESA, G. Illingworth, D. Magee, and P. Oesch (University of California, Santa Cruz), R. Bouwens (Leiden University), and the HUDF09 Team
Einstein's theory of gravity says dark energy must be out there, accelerating the expansion of our universe. But what is it and how can we try to figure out more about it?
Hubble in orbit.
The Hubble Space Telescope launched 25 years ago in 1990. But O'Dell started on the project in 1972, garnering support for the world's first telescope free of Earth's atmosphere's blurring effects.
Gay couple Andrew Wale (on right) and Neil Allard hold hold each other as they are interviewed by the media after marrying in the first same-sex wedding at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, southern England March 29, 2014.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) vote to allow gay marriage will have multiple consequences now and in decades to come.
A volunteer receives a trial Ebola vaccine at the Centre for Clinical Vaccinology and Tropical Medicine in Oxford, southern England January 16, 2015.
Prior to the 1970s, almost all Phase I and II drug trials were conducted on prisoners. Our standards have gotten better since then, but still need revision.
Two views of Ceres acquired by NASA’s Dawn spacecraft ten hours apart on Feb. 12, 2015, from a distance of about 52,000 miles as the dwarf planet rotated.
With increasing knowledge and familiarity, we'll no longer be able to identify meaningful criteria to keep these good planets down.
Former US Poet Laureate Philip Levine (1928-2015) was down to earth and humble. But he spared no rage towards those he deemed selfish and narcissistic.
Brooklyn Book Festival/Flickr
Kate Daniels, the director of Vanderbilt's creative writing program, recalls the life and work of her mentor, a man "devoted...to creating gritty and empathetic portraits of American blue collar workers."
Some consolidation for what ails you?
Big organizations don't always lead to lower costs or better care.
Willie O'Ree, the first black NHL player, debuted for the Boston Bruins in 1958.
Last week’s release of Black Ice – the memoir of Val James, the first African American to play in the NHL – brought me back to when I was a teenager living in Boston. It was the winter of 1978 – the year…
An aha moment at Truckee Meadows Community College.
Not since the 1960s has a sitting President engaged in issues around higher education as frequently as Barack Obama. He’s had little choice. With runaway student debt, diminishing state and federal investments…