Dr. Anne Helen Petersen argues that millennials struggle with "adulting" (a word coined by millennials to describe the duties required for independent, self-sufficient life) because they have internalized the notion that they should always be working.
“The world is awash with bullshit, and we’re drowning in it.” So begin Carl Bergstrom and Jevin West in their new book, Calling Bullshit: The Art of Skepticism in a Data-Driven World. This work began as a course at the University of Washington, where Bergstrom is a biologist and West a data scientist. The course and book both identify what surrounds us in the age of “big data” and provide the reader strategies for defusing its influence.
A growing movement toward open educational resources (OERs) provides some financial relief for students and supports a vision of education that would have all students flourish.
The harmful effects (and how to combat them) of technology are the focus of computer scientist Cal Newport’s new book Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World.
With all the brokenness in the world, is the study of the mathematical aspects of Creation worthwhile? Are we right to pursue the beauty of pure mathematics, or should we focus our energy on studying "practical"' mathematical concepts which have immediate, obvious application to solving the world’s pressing problems?
In passing by his disciples, Jesus is reveals his divinity and utter mastery of the Creation.