In a quest to learn how two-legged dinosaurs moved, scientists watched their descendants — birds — run around on a race track. After all, chickens were once carnivorous dinosaurs that stalked the Earth on giant drumsticks.
For all the movies that show dinosaurs chasing after humans, we don’t actually know much about what a walking or running dinosaur looked like. Footprints and fossils, for example, can’t tell us whether a dino strode or strutted. “They’re static records of an animal or its movement,” says Peter Bishop, a scientist at the Queensland Museum. For movement, he says, “That’s when you’ve got to study animals that are living today.”
Only, there aren’t any dinosaurs wandering around anymore. So Bishop and his colleagues turned...
When was the last time you saw (or heard) a hurdy-gurdy, ratchet, sheng, lapa, helicon, erxian, czakan, or cor anglais? Head to the Yale Collection of Musical Instruments and you’ll find those intriguing instruments and more. The eclectic assortment of musical marvels introduces you to an ensemble of historic devices from around the world.
The offbeat collection is replete with a quirky assemblage of Western and and non-Western instruments. It was established in 1900, after the university was gifted a collection of historic keyboards by Morris Steinert. Its stock has since expanded and now contains instruments spanning many different time periods and cultures.
The museum is built around a celebrated core collection of organs, clavichords, harpsichords, spinets, virginals, and pianos from the past three centuries. There are also gorgeous string instruments with looks that rival the beauty of their sounds, a piano small enough to play with your thumbs, colorful bells, and even instruments that date back more than 2,000 years.
Even the building that houses the collection is historic. The Romanesque structure was built in 1895 for a fraternity. The collection moved into the space in 1961. The facilities host the occasional concert, which you can attend—if you’re quick enough to snag a ticket.
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A Facebook post by a teacher in Ghana has gone viral and won the hearts of many people, thanks to his unusual and improvised methods of teaching ICT (Information and Communications Technology), without a computer!
Owura Kwadwo, originally from Kumasi, Ghana, spoke to Bored Panda about his experiences teaching ICT in a rural farming community, which lacks basic equipment and resources for the task. “Every teacher has a way of presenting his subject to his students. This is my way,” he told us.
Having studied visual arts he decided to put his skills to good use when teaching the creation of a Word document, by drawing a complete screenshot on the chalkboard for his students to copy and learn from. “I do it to make my students understand what I‘m teaching, he said. “At least to give a picture of what they will see assuming they were behind a computer.” His method seems to work well, as the kids enjoy his classes a lot and are able to learn effectively. “I do make sure they understand everything well before they leave the class.”
The post has provoked heated discussion in Ghana. While most people rightly praise Mr. Kwadwo for his dedication to his students and genius improvisation, there has been outrage as to why he should have to go to these lengths in the first place. Why, in 2018, are schools still without a computer? Mr. Kwadwo himself thinks that things are slowly improving. “The government is helpful and I believe in them, they are trying to make ICT better for the teachers and students,” he said. While in the big cities like Accra and Kumasi this may be happening, progress is clearly slow in coming to rural areas. “We need well-equipped infrastructures and teaching and learning aids, and a government who has education at its heart.”
Since his post went viral, Mr. Kwadwo has received offers of donations for laptops and projectors, which is great news for the kids and the school. Mr. Kwadwo is grateful for any assistance in making a better experience for his students, and also plans to help out other schools in the region. “There are many schools facing this same problem,” he told Bored Panda. “I can also help out and give some of the donations to them, so they can also benefit through teaching ICT.”
Mr. Kwadwo’s efforts and commitment are a good example for teachers in developing countries like Ghana, when sometimes a bit of improvisation is needed to fill the gaps that governments are unable to provide. ICT is a vital subject for the next generation to be proficient in if Ghana is going to compete in the global marketplace, and with teachers like Mr. Kwadwo there to inspire students, things are looking up!
Owura Kwadwo from Kumasi, Ghana, has to improvise when teaching ICT to kids without access to computers
When teaching Microsoft Word, he draws a complete screenshot on the chalkboard for his students to copy and learn from
Mr. Kwadwo studied visual arts and he puts his skills to good use
“I do it to make my students understand what I‘m teaching. At least to give a picture of what they will see if they were behind a computer,” he told Bored Panda
Sadly, “there are many schools facing this same problem”
His Facebook post has captured the hearts of many people, impressed with his commitment and dedication to his students
Since his post went viral, Mr. Kwadwo has received offers of donations for laptops and projectors!
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John Oliver's legal tussle with a man he once called a "geriatric Dr. Evil" is over and the HBO late night host has every reason to be happy.
West Virginia judge Jeffrey Cramer has dismissed the defamation lawsuit filed against Oliver by Robert Murray, the coal baron behind Murray Energy Corp.
Murray, along with his company, had sued HBO in June over a Last Week Tonight with John Oliver segment which focused on American coal mining, and took a particularly close look at Murray's role within that industry.
The (rather hilarious) lawsuit did not come as a surprise to HBO. In that same segment, Oliver revealed that Murray had already sent him a cease-and-desist just for investigating. "I know you are probably going to sue me, but you know what, I stand by everything I said," he said, addressing Murray through his show. Read more...More about Tv, Lawsuit, John Oliver, Last Week Tonight, and Robert Murray