So, What’s the State of the Union?

POLITICS “Let’s make this a year of action,” President Barack Obama said in his 2014 State of the Union address. What issues was he talking about, and what actions can the government take? (New York Times) Use our resources to better understand the U.S. government. Discussion Ideas Discuss key issues in the debates surrounding the five key issues addressed in the New York Times article. … Continue reading So, What’s the State of the Union?

A Screaming Comes Across the Sky

SCIENCE Key details about a large meteor’s fiery passage over Chelyabinsk, Russia, were inadvertently captured by satellites originally tasked to study Earth’s weather, scientists say. These environmental satellites could help researchers study potentially dangerous near-Earth objects, or NEOs. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to better understand meteors and weather satellites. (No, this video—of the Chelyabinsk meteorite being recovered from Lake Chebarkul—has no sound.) Discussion … Continue reading A Screaming Comes Across the Sky

Around the World in 2,557 Days

In Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days, protagonist Phileas Fog sets out to circumnavigate the globe. First published in the year 1873, Verne’s story is considered a classic adventure book. Fast-forward to today, more than a hundred years later and people look to create similar stories. In our fast-paced world where quality is measured in speed and efficiency, one would think that a … Continue reading Around the World in 2,557 Days