You know when an old idea that was good is blended with something new and the results are surprisingly ill conceived? (Thinking of the Hamdogger, the hot dog shaped hamburger. Or Diet Coke.) Ohm Connect has done the opposite by turning your electricity bill, a dead-boring thing into a level-up challenge.
San Francisco’s pension system avoids kicking the big oil habit. If it can’t beat an early retreat, this issue is likely to end up on the June 2018 election ballot for the voters to decide.
Today, the fashion industry is in a phase of rapid evolution, with young designers distancing themselves from unsustainable practices and reaching for new fabrication methods.
Climate change skeptics confuse uncertainty with imprecision and that, friends is a mistake.
A personal account of a truly total eclipse.
Einstein used a total solar eclipse to prove one of his early hunches about gravity. On August 21st, another total solar eclipse was viewable only in the United States. This view of the Sun affords new opportunities for theories about that incandescent ball of hydrogen that our lives depend on.
A story about what happen when we put scientific inquiry into the hands of the people.
As infrequently as seeds are the subject of dinner conversation, when we do take notice, it’s mind-bending to think about all that is happening underneath our noses (and feet).
The long-awaited sequel to An Inconvenient Truth is just the beginning.
California’s size and wealth makes it the sixth largest economy in the world. But when the state goes toe-to-toe with the federal government, a protracted fight calls on the state’s ingenuity.
What has become of Obama’s green legacy makes this piece seem nostalgic two years later.
Daniel H. Pink, the No. 1 bestselling author of Drive and To Sell Is Human, reports that education is one of the fastest growing job categories in the country. Guided by findings in educational research and neuroscience, the emphasis on cognitive skills like computation and memorization is evolving to include less tangible, non-cognitive skills.
Author Paul Tough makes the case that persistence and grit are the biggest indicators of student success. Being resilient against failure, he says, is the fundamental quality we should be teaching kids.
Dominic Randolph, headmaster at a school in the Bronx is steering students away from “gaming” the system. “We have got to change the educational system to think about different outcomes and different capacities,” he says.
In the Future We Will Drive Teslas
Can Gamers Add to Our Collective IQ?
The Innovation Engine
Alleyoop Releases New STEM Program
How Children Succeed
Summer Projects: Mind/Shift education technology blog
Awesome Outdoor Ideas: Mind/Shift education technology blog
From Noise to Signal A seismic humming and what it could mean for the Earth Sciences community [Berkeley Science Review]
On the “Death of Environmentalism” [Berkeley Ecology Center’s Terrain Magazine]
The Last Refuge of Democracy The “State of the Cinema” address at the SF International Film Festival
Agent of Change [Terrain Magazine]
A Brain of Solid Popcorn: Women in the Motion Picture Business
Seed Magazine The 50th Anniversary issue of DNA’s discovery
On Intelligence San Francisco Bay Guardian