“Big History” is an unusual college course taught by a jovial, gesticulating professor from Australia named David Christian… “Big History” did not confine itself to any particular topic, or even to a single academic discipline.... Read More | Share
Katie teaches at Shuksan Middle School in Bellingham, a couple hours north of Seattle. Shuksan is a low-income school where two thirds of the students get free or reduced-price lunches. It used to be the kind of school that parents tried to keep... Read More | Share
Technology has changed a lot about the way we live and work, but one area stands out as an exception: education. Many teachers still have to use the same tools—blackboards, textbooks, overhead projectors—that their own teachers used decades... Read More | Share
Bill Gates responds to Zuckerberg’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge in a technology inspired humorous manner. He also nominates Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest and Chris Anderson from TED to participate.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou... Read More | Share
285 million people suffer from blindness or poor eyesight. More shocking: Many times, all they need is a pair of glasses or simple cataract surgery. The problem is that 90 percent of those affected live in developing countries that have only a... Read More | Share
There is nothing like a recession to throw economists into a despondent mood. Much as happened in the late 1930s—when there was a fear of so-called secular stagnation, or the absence of growth due to a dearth of investment opportunities—many of... Read More | Share