Policy that would make it easier to carry concealed weapons into schools could have meant “the difference between life and death for many innocent bystanders,” a spokesman for Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger said after last week's shooting at Sandy Hook. Does research bear that out?
What is the sexiest job of the 21st century? If you said "data scientist," you're probably an editor at Harvard Business Review and probably not anyone else. The HBR has named the emerging practice of sifting through data to find hidden, below-the-surface meaning and otherwise extrapolate underlying knowledge the "sexiest" job of the new century. But while we love Big Data here at PopSci (we dedicated a whole issue to last year), we're going to have to argue semantics here.
The winners from the PopSci/InnoCentive challenge--check out these amazing classes any middle-school kid would love to take
By Popular Science EditorsPosted 08.14.2012 at 11:54 am 4 Comments
A year ago, our Popular Science/InnoCentive challenge here on PopSci asked for lesson plans that could be used at the middle-school level in each of five areas of science that will be vital in the future. Materials couldn't cost more than $50, and the lesson needed to fit into no more than three 50-minute classes. Here, we proudly announce the winners and runners-up.
FIRST PLACE Name: Lisa Schmidt, Australia Lesson: Study models of animal bone to understand how to engineer stronger building materials