Trayvon Martin shows being black still a “crime”

By Melissa Harris-Perry (The Nation) Trayvon Martin was not innocent. He was guilty of being black in presumably restricted public space. For decades, Jim Crow laws made this crime statutory. They codified the spaces into which black bodies could not pass without encountering legal punishment. They made public blackness a punishable offense. The 1964 Civil Rights Act removed the legal… More →

How video games help

They may be able to teach problem-solving skills better than textbooks. James Paul Gee is a leading proponent of developing video games for education and a professor of literacy studies at Arizona State University. His most recent book is Good Video Games and Good Learning. Read more:      

The Scale of the Universe

An interactive look at the size and scale of the universe can be found here. This helps us consider one of the big questions in philosophy: Are we alone in the universe? Our trip to AMNH in New York City will help us figure it out even better.