We can’t be alone.

According to the formula that astronomer Frank Drank developed (back in 1961), even if you distort numbers to fractions of reality, there is no chance we are alone in the universe. There is, however, a chance that other life may exist and our civilization (and theirs) may be well gone before any communication can occur between us.

Take a look at this awesome interactive chart that the BBC has up to calculate the possibilities of other civilizations.


Teachers need the “boss”

I just read an interesting article about how Tony Danza is coming out with a book based on his past year teaching high school.

Indeed, if we really want to improve education, what we’ll need is a commitment from everyone—teachers, students, and parents—to make it happen.