Month: July 2019

TESS discovers three new planets nearby, including temperate “sub-Neptune”

NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, or TESS, has discovered three new worlds that are among the smallest, nearest exoplanets known to date. The planets orbit a star just 73 light-years away and include a small, rocky super-Earth and two sub-Neptunes — planets about half the size of our own icy giant. The sub-Neptune furthest out […]

Indonesian startup Pomona raises $3 million to help brands increase engagement with cashback offers

Pomona, an Indonesian startup that creates omnichannel marketing and sales software for consumer brands, announced today it has raised a Series A-2 of $3 million led by Vynn Capital. The round also included participation from new investors Ventech China and Amand Ventures, and returning ones Stellar Kapital and Central Capital Ventura. (As for why it’s […]

How to Master the Essential Discipline of Stillness

According to the popular StrengthsFinder assessment, my top strength is Achiever. The report that summarized my test results says, “People who are especially talented in the Achiever theme have a great deal of stamina and work hard. They take great satisfaction from being busy and productive.” This strength has served me well, but it also […]

Health effects of China’s climate policy extend across Pacific

Improved air quality can be a major bonus of climate mitigation policies aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. By cutting air pollution levels in the country where emissions are produced, such policies can avoid significant numbers of premature deaths. But other nations downwind from the host country may also benefit. A new MIT study in […]

How to Create Audience-Engaging Content That Drives Results

Driving traffic to your site is hard enough. But what is even harder is converting those visitors into customers or subscribers. Don’t you feel sad looking at your site bounce rate in Google Analytics? Don’t you wish more people chose to stay and read further at least? Do you look at your content analytics wondering […]

Original Content podcast: We’re not on the same page about ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein’

Just to get this out of the way: “Frankenstein’s Monster’s Monster, Frankenstein” is a great title. In fact, it’s probably the best thing about the new comedy special on Netflix . That’s not a complaint about the special itself, which stars David Harbour (a.k.a. Chief Hopper on “Stranger Things”), as both David Harbour Jr — […]

Similar Shapes and Scale Drawings – Lesson 8.1

This lesson introduces a scale, or proportion. Proportions are when a fraction = a fraction. I introduce cross multiplying to simplify the process. Read more:

NASA’s Orion crew capsule is officially complete and ready to prep for its first Moon mission

NASA’s 50th anniversary celebrations weren’t limited to just remembrances of past achievements – the space agency also marked the day by confirming that the Orion crew capsule that will bring astronauts back to the Moon for the first time since the end of the Apollo program is ready for its first trip to lunar orbit, […]

Biologists and mathematicians team up to explore tissue folding

As embryos develop, they follow predetermined patterns of tissue folding, so that individuals of the same species end up with nearly identically shaped organs and very similar body shapes. MIT scientists have now discovered a key feature of embryonic tissue that helps explain how this process is carried out so faithfully each time. In a […]

Writing and Solving One-Step Inequalities – Lesson 7.1

This lesson goes pretty fast. We will solve inequalities, graph the solution on a number line, then check our answers. Read more: