Education is meant to enrich students, and part of that experience is ensuring that they learn in a quality environment.
This year's shortlist for the World Architecture Festival, held over three days in November in Berlin, Germany, include feats of educational design from the US, France, Vietnam, India, and everywhere in between.
Here's a sampling of the most beautiful schools in the world.
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Permanent markers aren’t so permanent after all, scientists now report. All you need to peel the ink from glass is water. Oh, and you also need a whole lot of patience!
When glass marked with permanent ink is slowly dipped into water, the writing lifts off the glass. It then floats intact atop the water. Scientists have now uncovered the physics behind the surprising phenomenon: The water’s surface tension breaks the seal between ink and glass.
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The wildfires in Northern California cut across a wide swath of the state — including dozens of school districts, hundreds of schools and hundreds of thousands of students. At one point, classes were canceled for 260,000 students in 600 schools.
And while schools are slowly coming back on line, there remain many that may not resume classes for days or even weeks.
It's the latest in a series of crises across the country — including hurricanes in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico — that have left millions of children, teachers and parents scrambling both to resume teaching and learning and to confront the emotion and trauma that disasters like these can leave in the minds of children.
Read Article: http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/10/21/558754511/california-wildfires-have-disrupted-school-for-a-quarter-of-a-million-students
A baby lamb is separated from its family. Somehow, in vast herds of sheep that look virtually identical, the lost youngling locates its kin. Salmon swim out to the vast expanses of the sea and migrate back home to their precise spawning grounds with bewildering accuracy.
Scientists have long known about such animal kinship attachments, some known as "imprinting," but the mechanisms underlying them have been hidden in a black box at the cellular and molecular levels. Now biologists at the University of California San Diego have unlocked key elements of these mysteries, with implications for understanding social attraction and aversion in a range of animals and humans.
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Sesame Street's trading zombies for cookie-snatching gingerbread in its new parody of AMC's The Walking Dead.
In this dystopian Sesame Street reality, Cookie Monster (or in this case, Sheriff Graham) must learn to exercise control over his cookie cravings lest he attract the attentions of the dreaded Crumbies.
As Sheriff Graham's number one vice proves more and more difficult to resist, he'll have to turn to his pals for moral support. How hard could it be?
A new era in education between charter schools and the city’s public school district will be the focus of a conversation Wednesday night as top education leadership takes the stage for a discussion on the State of Schools in Detroit.
Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of Detroit Public Schools Community District; Rob Kimball, associate vice president for charter schools at Grand Valley State University and Cindy Schumacher, executive director of the Center for Charter Schools at Central Michigan University, will speak on education from 6-8 p.m. at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit as part of a forum created by 482Forward, a citywide education network in Detroit.
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An Electronic Book or E-Book as they are universally known, is a text-based publication in digital form. While they may contain images and graphs of some kind, mostly their formats lead them to be text-based.
E-books are designed to be read off an electronically compatible device either an IReader, a Kindle EReader, tablet or personal computer. While E-Books are the actual text and document being read, an E-Reader is the device that makes this possible. E-books are stored as electronic files, they are small and easy to share and purchase.
They are convenient, light and have a huge storage capacity, that allows for incredible travel reading, electronic notes, and character summaries. However, they were not always like this.
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Every dog owner is familiar with the ‘puppy dog eyes’ expression. As the inner brow lifts, the eyes get bigger and bigger … It’s tempting to interpret this as a plea from a sad dog for a scrap of the family dinner. Now, a small study provides support for the idea that dogs do indeed produce facial expressions to communicate with people — although perhaps just to engage us, rather than to manipulate us.
Read Article: https://www.nature.com/news/the-science-of-puppy-dog-eyes-1.22867
WASHINGTON — Let’s just get this out of the way: There are other matters of consequence going on in the world.
But in these fractious times, a series of puppy photos sent by none other than the fun-loving scamps at the Central Intelligence Agency qualifies as a feel-good, stick-it-to-the-man moment, shared by thousands of people who are marooned in office jobs. Meet Lulu, the black Labrador retriever and free spirit who bucked expectations and flunked out of the C.I.A.’s explosive detection “puppy class.”
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Two ultradense cores of dead stars have produced a long-awaited cosmic collision, showering scientists with riches.
The event was the first direct sighting of a smashup of neutron stars, which are formed when aging stars explode and leave behind a neutron-rich remnant. In the wake of the collision, the churning residue forged gold, silver, platinum and a smattering of other heavy elements such as uranium, researchers reported October 16 at a news conference in Washington, D.C. Such elements’ birthplaces were previously unknown, but their origins were revealed by the cataclysm’s afterglow.
“It really is the last missing piece” of the periodic table, says Anna Frebel, an astronomer at MIT who was not involved in the research. “This is heaven for anyone working in the field.” After the collision, about 10 times the Earth’s mass in gold was spewed out into space, some scientists calculated.
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