Astronomy for 8-10 year olds – and adults too!

On Tuesday, History Future Now gave a talk to the local Cub Scout troop, where my two eldest children are members, about astronomy. The talk explained the origin of the universe, stars, our sun, planets and our bodies, plus the days of the week and astronomical distances of our solar system. Before I did the talk I wrote down some speaking notes to More...

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By Tristan Fischer On Wednesday, October 17th, 2012
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How To Make Sure The Next Generation Is Better Off Than We Are – Mohamed A. El-Erian – The Atlantic

Everybody is writing about the youth unemployment crisis and has a series of prescriptions to cure the problem.  Writing in The Atlantic, Mohamed A. El-Erian, CEO and co-chief investment officer of Pimco, one More...

By Tristan Fischer On Thursday, September 27th, 2012
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The Crisis in Higher Education – Technology Review

Higher education is absurdly expensive and no longer good value for money.  Many programmes focus so much on the “lifestyle” aspects of University that they are more akin to country club resorts for More...

By Tristan Fischer On Monday, August 20th, 2012
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Will Creationism damage US competitiveness?

Conservative Christians helping evolutionary biologists get closer to God Survey after survey show that Americans are uneasy about the Theory of Evolution and prefer to believe that creationism, as revealed in the More...

By historyfuturenow On Saturday, July 28th, 2012
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Go to college so you can afford to pay your college debts

Thanks to Post Growth Institute for the cartoon.  More...

By historyfuturenow On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012
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Palo Alto High School Club Fosters Would-Be Tech Moguls – NYTimes.com

High School students in the US are setting up technology start ups whist still at class.  What should we be teaching our children at school? Click here to read more: Palo Alto High School Club Fosters Would-Be More...