NASA will broadcast over the Internet a discussion between the STS-125 astronauts and students in several middle schools across the United States. However, all students and peoples around the world can watch the discussions centering on career diversity and the Hubble Space Telescope mission.
Researchers from Ohio State University find that when students learn math with concrete examples (story problems) it is difficult for them to apply it to other real-world situations. They suggest first using abstract symbols (such as x, y, and z) to learn and understand math concepts.
New planets around other stars (called extrasolar planets or exoplanets) are being discovered all of the time by astronomers, however, a new mathematical study by an English environmental scientist states that intelligent extraterrestrial (ET) life in the universe is “probably rare.”