What Is COVID Learning Loss? There’s an intense debate over the term “COVID learning loss” and whether to use those words at all. Some people fear that students will despair if we pay too much attention to perceived deficits or that the phrase will stigmatize less-advantaged students, who suffered the greatest setbacks. For these reasons, … Continue reading How Covid has Impacted Education
It’s been almost two years now since we decided to expand our math and science tutoring services in my favorite city; New York. I loved the prospect of working there and set out to see if I could find a tutor that lived up to our very high standards. I interviewed dozens of candidates and … Continue reading Tutoring from Coast to Coast
The Physics of a meteor Shower We’ve all seen a meteor shower, but do you understand the physics behind it? A giant rock hurdling through space? Nope. It’s actually dust burning up in the atmosphere. Most meteors are no larger than a grain of rice. The most interesting thing about a meteor shower is that … Continue reading Unicorn Meteor Shower!
Stephen Hawking’s Doctoral Thesis Interest in “Properties of Expanding Universes” is at an all-time high: Stephen Hawking’s doctoral thesis of that name crashed Cambridge University’s open-access repository on the first day the document was posted online. The Cambridge Library made several PDF files of the thesis available for download from its website, from what it … Continue reading Stephen Hawking’s Ph.D. Thesis Crashes Cambridge Site After It’s Posted Online
Some 130 million years ago, in a galaxy far away, the smoldering cores of two collapsed stars smashed into each other. The resulting explosion sent a burst of gamma rays streaming through space and rippled the very fabric of the universe. On Aug. 17, those signals reached Earth — and sparked an astronomy revolution. The … Continue reading Scientists detect gravitational waves from a new kind of nova, sparking a new era in astronomy