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In high school I enjoyed writing about conspiracy theories. Who killed JFK? Did aliens crash land in Roswell? Does Chipotle put crack in their burritos to make them so addictive and delicious? The last one is more of a personal pondering. The government seems to be the central focus of the vast majority of conspiracies, likely due to its imposing size, societal ubiquity, and all the money they feel the need to take out of my diminutive paycheck. But I think the government is a bit too scatterbrained to be able to pull off all these feats of conspiratorial prestige. Let us look at a former top secret government endeavor, the Manhattan Project. Blowing things up is intriguing, and from my experience with fireworks, it is pretty exciting. Ignoring the social and ethical implications, the atomic bomb is a scientific wonder. But perhaps even more impressive is the work of G.I. Taylor in exposing the carelessness of the government. The government tested the first atomic bomb on July... read more

In elementary school, every teacher had one of those pull-down maps of the world to teach geography. On occasion, I thought the largest land masses, known as continents, reminded me of pieces in a jigsaw puzzle. They just seemed like they should fit together, somehow. Not until I took Earth Science, in 8th grade, did I discover my earlier idea was correct. My teacher explained about a phenomenon, known as The Continental Drift Theory. He said that some German had the same idea I did. The man my teacher mentioned, Alfred Wegener (Vay gen ner), developed The Continental Drift Theory in 1915. He was a meteorologist and a geologist. His theory basically said that, at one time, there existed one large “supercontinent,” called, Pangea, pan meaning all-encompassing, and gea meaning the Earth. He went on to suggest that, seismic activity, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis, also called tidal waves, eventually created fissures, or cracks in the Earth. As these fissures... read more

Ken B., known as "The Best Little Tutor In Texas", has just surpassed the 400 hour tutoring mark in Houston, Texas! What makes Ken so good and popular in Houston? It is because of his diverse background and of being able to do the following: mathematics, statistics, chemistry, physics, computers, and computer programming. He can help a student in many many different areas. Ken does both high school and college and does regular, honors, IB, PAP, AP, etc... All that is quite a talent. Ken says that the subject most tutored in the past several months is statistics, and the reason for that is that most teachers use the 'dump' method...they 'dump' a copious quantity of power point files onto the student but the teachers do not really teach how to 'do' the problems...he has seen the same trend with other subject areas, and this is most unfortunate for students taking the, if you need to get on top of your mathematics and science courses (except of biology), then Ken... read more

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