Education

Physics Expert Examines Superhero Film and TV

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Physics professor Rhett Allain breaks down amazing feats of physics from superheroes in movies and television and explains how accurate their depictions really are. How realistic are “superhero” landings? Is the kinetic energy suit from “Black Panther” possible? Even with superpowers, is it physically feasible for Superman to lift a large building? Rhett Allain is an Associate Professor of Physics at Southeastern Louisiana University.

Psychiatrist Daniel Amen Answers Brain Questions

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Dr. Daniel Amen uses the power of Twitter to answer the internet’s burning questions about how the human brain works. Why do we sometimes completely forget common words? Why does our brain seem to work best in the shower? Why is our anxiety through the roof during quarantine? Dr. Amen answers all these questions and much, much more!

NFL Coach Teaches Social Distancing In New Books

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Jen Welter, the first female coach in the NFL, talks to the 3rd hour of TODAY’s Sheinelle Jones about the children’s books she wrote to help kids understand social distancing. She also comments on the NFL player’s powerful video calling on the NFL to recognize systemic racism and honor players rights to peacefully protest.

Principal Makes Sure Students Aren’t Left Behind

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NBC’s Cynthia McFadden shines a light on Jacqueline Dungey, an extraordinary school principal in Detroit going above and beyond to keep tabs on every one of her students while school is closed. At New Paradigm Loving Elementary, all students are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch, and Principal Dungey is determined to help every child in need.

Mother-Daughter Doctor Duo Makes History

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After supporting each other through medical school and graduating at the same time, Dr. Cynthia Kudji-Sylvester and daughter Dr. Jasmine Kudji were shocked and excited to find out they would be reuniting when they both matched with Louisiana State University Health to complete their residency training.