11 Things We Learned This Week!

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What did you learn this week? This week, we learned …

… your middle-school teacher was wrong about Wikipedia.

Photograph by Blend Images/Shutterstock Photograph by Blend Images/Shutterstock

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Wikipedia: Here are our 10 reasons teachers should be using Wikipedia as a resource.

… the most effective weapon on the modern battlefield is concrete.

U.S. Army soldiers guide a concrete barrier down into position as a crane lowers it to a street opening near the Joint Security Station in Shula, Iraq in 2008. Photograph by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez, U.S. Air Force U.S. Army soldiers guide a concrete barrier down into position as a crane lowers it to a street opening near the Joint Security Station in Shula, Iraq in 2008.
Photograph by Staff Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez, U.S. Air Force

How has concrete been a crucial part of conquest throughout history?

Canada just launched the first tidal generator in North America, and is planning to phase out coal-powered electricity by 2030.

Tidal energy is a renewable energy powered by the natural rise and fall of ocean tides and currents. Illustration by Nick Kaloterakis, National Geographic Tidal energy is a renewable energy powered by the natural rise and fall of ocean tides and currents.
Illustration by Nick…

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