Tuesday, May 13, 2014

How climate change should be presented in the media

TV-host John Oliver and Bill Nye, the science guy, gave a interesting demontstration of how climate change should be presented in the media.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Google announces "Google Classroom"

Google Classroom
Google announced a new, free tool for education, aptly named "Google Classroom". This new tool  (expected in September 2014) will combine existing apps for education into one platform. "Google Classroom" weaves together Google Docs, Drive, Plus, and Gmail. The platform promises to make communication between teachers and students easier by handling digital documents in one shared place (sounds like the infamous "paperless office").

Friday, May 2, 2014

Some of the most beautiful libraries in the world

In the age of digital information and eBook readers, one could question the usefulness of storing paper books. However, libraries can be beautiful inspiring places. Libraries often form the shared space for scholarly communities. Today, libraries redefined themselves as learning spaces instead of book storage halls.

See a gallery of beautiful libraries here: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/the-most-beautiful-libraries-in-the-world#

Science Fiction books that predicted inventions

This infograph illustrates how science fiction predicted innovations in science, medicine, and technology.
Source: http://shortlist.com/entertainment/books/books-that-predicted-the-future