Category Archives: Science

Tulsa Teacher discovers calculus flaw

Jonathan Bartlett

Sometimes new discoveries just require asking the right questions. Jonathan Bartlett, a software developer for software development firm ITX, spends his free time teaching at homeschool student co-op programs. Recently, Bartlett discovered a flaw in calculus while trying to find the best way to describe one of the concepts to his students.

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Private moon landing set next

Art depicting SpaceIL’s Beresheet Lander on moon.

The moon’s next visitor is different. SpaceIL’s Beresheet — Hebrew for “In the Beginning” — will become the first privately funded mission to launch from Earth and land on the moon, and the first spacecraft to propel itself over the lunar surface after landing by “hopping” on its rocket engine to a second landing spot.

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How schools weaponize protection

Schooling is adept at rooting out individuality and enforcing compliance. In his book, Understanding Power, Noam Chomsky writes: “In fact, the whole educational and professional training system is a very elaborate filter, which just weeds out people who are too independent, and who think for themselves, and who don’t know how to be submissive, and so on—because they’re dysfunctional to the institutions.”   Continue reading

President Trump makes climate sense

President Trump disagreed with dire economic projections in the U.S. government’s latest climate report. In response to a press question he said, “Right now, we’re at the cleanest we’ve ever been, and that’s very important to me. But if we’re clean but every other place on Earth is dirty, that’s not so good,” Trump said. “So I want clean air. I want clean water—very important.”  Continue reading