Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
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Israeli forces have stopped a Palestinian humanitarian convoy on its way to the Jordan Valley. Convoy members were planning to deliver aid to Palestinians who've been living there in tents. Israel has prevented them from building new infrastructure and is trying to send them to a specially-reserved area in the east of Bethlehem.
Press TV's Hanna Qassis reports from Ramallah.
Leonids Over Monument Valley
Image Credit & Copyright: Sean M. Sabatini
Explanation: What's happening in the sky over Monument Valley? A meteor shower. Over the past weekend the Leonid meteor shower has been peaking. The image -- actually a composite of six exposures of about 30 seconds each -- was taken in 2001, a year when there was a much more active Leonids shower. At that time, Earth was moving through a particularly dense swarm of sand-sized debris from Comet Tempel-Tuttle, so that meteor rates approached one visible streak per second. The meteors appear parallel because they all fall to Earth from the meteor shower radiant -- a point on the sky towards the constellation of the Lion (Leo). Although the predicted peak of this year's Leonid meteor shower is over, another peak may be visible early tomorrow morning. By the way -- how many meteors can you identify in the above image?
Alluvial fans (river exits) are present in California, just as they are on the Red Planet. Curiosity Rover is nearing one the first target sites in the Gale crater to study where water once flowed on ancient Mars.
A Silicon Valley startup plans to revolutionize the mobile device industry with its morphing button technology. Tactus Technology has designed a thin invisible layer of liquid-filled channels that can generate keyboard-like buttons on command. Ben Gruber reports.