TED Talks From rockets to stock markets, many of humanity's most thrilling creations are powered by math. So why do kids lose interest in it? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.
TED Talks TED collaborates with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton's provocative theory on beauty -- that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply "in the eye of the beholder," are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.
It's a little kludgy, but it's also an amazing way to read books like 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' without spending a dime or driving to the library. Read this blog post by Rick Broida on iPhone Atlas.
Designed for multi-PC families, the bundle lets you upgrade three XP and/or Vista systems to Windows 7 Home Premium (32 bit or 64 bit). That works out to $40 per PC. Read this blog post by Rick Broida on The Cheapskate.
Education historian Diane Ravitch gave a speech at Rice University about school reform in which she directly challenged officials from Teach for America and the Knowledge Is Power Program who were present -- the very people who had invited her.
We know about the 10 kinds of people. (You know, those who can read binary and those who can’t.) This is PC Speak: An Abney and Associates Internet and Technology Research Lab - Technology related to every day life!
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