EDUCATION








SHELL SHOCK
BY: NATURE.COM ... A biologist’s quest to save the endangered painted snail. In my laboratory at the University of Oriente, in Santiago de Cuba, we study the six species of Polymita, known as painted snails, which are endemic to eastern Cuba and are in danger of extinction. The shells’ vibrant swirls and stripes look as if they’ve been painted by hand … continue reading



The Investigative Reporting Technique That Can Change How You Read The Bible
BY: TIM HIBSMAN ... The five W’s and one H is often referred to as a basic journalist technique. Whenever a Biblical passage is read there should be a quick analysis using the W’s to help comprehend the meaning and understanding. Journalists often love to ask questions. Likewise, intuitive readers of the Bible can use this technique to enhance their critical analysis of the material … continue reading



How a Dead Professor Is Teaching a University Art History Class
BY: TAMARA KNEESE ... The fact that the dead can literally replace living faculty members is a perfect metaphor for what is happening across higher education. When a Concordia University student went to email his professor recently, he found out something startling … continue reading



How COVID Has Actually Improved Some Elementary Schools
BY: KATHERINE MARTINKO ... I'm a firm believer in trying to find the positive in any situation, but this philosophy has been hard to maintain at times during the coronavirus pandemic. Especially as my kids prepared to return to school in September after six months off, I felt anxious about what school would be like. Were they going to spend their days swathed … continue reading



9 Ways that SOCIALISM Will Morally Bankrupt America
BY: THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION ... 1. Socialism is being marketed to young people as kind, selfless, and community-focused, 2. Many people are unaware of Socialism’s dismal record, and 3. Young people are not being taught America’s founding principles, so they are unprepared to combat the narratives they hear in their schools and colleges … continue reading



Smart Dust
BY: MAIZE. ... Smart Dust is a system of many tiny microelectromechanical systems such as sensors, robots, or other devices, that can detect light, temperature, vibration, magnetism, chemicals and other stimuli. In 1965, Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel, predicted that the number of components that could fit on a single chip could double every 2 years … continue reading



4 Reasons to Repair Instead of Recycling or Replacing
BY: MELISSA BREYER ... 4 reasons to repair instead of recycling or replacing, it's time to jump off the consumption train and embrace the art of repair. Mending, darning, patching, painting, rewiring, gluing – we used to be a people of repair, of resourcefulness, of taking pride in our ability to tinker and the longevity of our things. Nowadays? Not so much. We may try to recycle, but that's an imperfect science at best ; most of all, we just toss and replace … continue reading



After the Rapture - Left Behind
BY: EDITOR ... What happens to life on planet earth after the 'Rapture' has been talked about, debated, given to fiction & nonfiction; but almost certainly never discussed at the dinner table. Talking about life after the 'Rapture' makes many people uneasy & usually ends up upsetting the reader or listerner or simply boring someone to death. But, it is a topic of controversy & needs to be approached carefully & thoughtfully, but at the same time with with a nuts & bolts approach with biblical truth … continue reading




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