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July 22, 2014

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10:00 AM | iLabs: The Museum’s Thursday Night Excitement!
Nothing to do on a Thursday night? Not any more!  Come down to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences and have a GREAT time because every Thursday is SCIENCE THURSDAY And it’s Science Thursday ALL OVER the Nature Research Center. There’s classes, there’s the Science Cafes, Scavenger Hunts, Robot Races, and Game Nights, just to […]
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2:50 AM | SSRN Top Downloads For Cognition & Culture: Culture, Communication, Design, Ethics, Morality, Religion, Rhetoric, & Semiotics eJournal
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1:00 AM | NASA Is Seeking Help In Potentially Finding Life On Jupiter’s Moon Europa (Video)
NASA is confident that underneath Jupiter’s moon Europa there could be more water than in our oceans here on Earth. So naturally, Europa has attracted a lot of attention, encouraging the curious to ask, “Could there be life on Europa?”. Currently, NASA is aiming to send a new mission to Europa by 2025. The White House’s […]

July 21, 2014

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11:28 PM | Why This Man Climbed A 130 Foot Tree With Only A Vine to Steal Honey from Angry Bees (Video)
To the Bayaka people, who inhabit the jungles of the Central African Republic, honey is an extremely valuable commodity. Besides being a rare and delicious delicacy, it provides essential energy and nutrition. So, when a beehive is found in the jungle, some men are willing to take extreme measures to secure the precious honeycombs for their family. […]
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4:50 PM | Intercepted Phone Calls Show Russia Directing Separatists to Seize MH17′s Black Boxes
The Ukrainian government has released recordings of alleged phone calls between pro-Russian separatists discussing the fate of Malaysian Flight MH17′s black boxes. Ukrainian security officials released the tapes on Sunday, claiming that they proved Russia had directed the separatists to find and hide the black boxes. The call is between Alexander Khodakovsky, leader of the […]
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3:54 PM | Hot Weather Science
Too hot to bike? Pool too crowed?  Try some hot weather science! Just find a shady spot in the driveway, pull out the garden hose and you can experiment with siphons, water rockets, and fire-proof water balloons. Click on the experiment names to read directions and learn more about the science. Have fun!
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3:07 PM | It’s being called the greatest letter ever sent home from school. Do you agree?
Earlier this month a primary school in England issued its students’ test results, and with them was...
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2:00 PM | Literature, Ethics, Physics: It’s All In Video Games At This Norwegian School
Teachers at a Norwegian school use video games to teach everything from language and literature, to ethics, art, and science. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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1:00 PM | Thank The Moon, Think of Mars #Apollo45
Image Credit: NASA When US astronauts successfully walked on the moon 45 years ago, it was the culmination of years of science being leveraged to do something that most thought was impossible. Unfortunately, this was not done solely for the sake of science - it was also to have a leg up on the Soviet Union. The US was "behind" in the Cold War space race, since the Soviet Union launched the first satellite (Sputnik) and the first man in space (Yuri […]
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11:02 AM | New annotated journal articles
Research has shown that students can find it difficult to interpret and understand the information in journal articles, which can cause problems when they arrive at university and need to start using journals independently. As an organisation with a market leading journal portfolio and ambitions to encourage the growth of the chemical sciences by the dissemination of chemical knowledge, we decided to tackle this problem by creating an annotated journal article series. The series is […]
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9:33 AM | Apollo 11’s place in the lunar program
Today marks 45 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin left the lunar surface. Apollo 11’s lunar module Eagle lifted off from the Sea of Tranquility at 5:54pm GMT on 21 July 1969. This first lunar landing mission certainly stands out among the ten manned Apollo flights, so much so that it’s easy to ignore […] The post Apollo 11’s place in the lunar program appeared first on physicsfocus.org.
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12:46 AM | Check Out Some Rare Photos from Man’s First Walk on the Moon 45 Years Ago Today (Photo Gallery)
On July 20, 1969, at 9:30 p.m. Houston time (where NASA’s command center is located), American astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong arrived on the surface of the moon aboard their lunar lander the Eagle. Armstrong was the first to exit the Eagle. 600 million people sat glued to their TV screens as he took his first step onto the […]

July 20, 2014

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7:25 PM | States That Increased Minimum Wage Have Seen 40% Faster Job Growth Than Those Who Didn’t
There’s has been a big debate lately about whether or not raising the minimum wage is a good thing for the overall economic health of America. On one side, those in favor say that putting more disposable income into the pockets of consumers would mean that they purchase more stuff, increasing sales and profits for businesses. On […]
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2:00 PM | How One Designer Bridged the Gap Between Play and Learning
An exhibit designer at the Boston Children's Museum says kids are 'natural scientists,' and she wants to create experiences that cater to them. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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12:57 PM | Mathematics: The Most Misunderstood Subject
A post by  Robert Lewis. Much recommended.
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9:58 AM | iLabs: Last Friday’s Question of the Day Revisited
Last week I posted this picture, and asked, “How did we use all of these things in the Micro World iLab?” So for today, let’s talk  motor oil. This past May and June on the first Thursdays of those months,  I taught a class entitled “Pollution, Bioremediation, and Toxicology.”  I framed the class with the […]

July 19, 2014

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10:20 PM | Visualizing Just How Fast People’s Names Are Being Added to the Terrorist Watch List
Lung cancer is the most common and most deadly form of cancer, accounting for 27% of all cases. This year, an estimated 224,210 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer. Almost all of us can probably think of a family member or friend who has been affected by the disease in some way. Keep that […]
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9:03 PM | The Iodine Clock Reaction Happens So Fast That You Might Not Believe This Video Is Real
If I told you I could make a glass of liquid go from being totally clear to almost completely black in a split second, you would think I was crazy. But science has a way of making crazy things happen. The iodine clock reaction is very real and very awesome. Check it out in the […]
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6:13 PM | The Russian Government Just Edited the Wikipedia Page for the Plane Shot Down In Ukraine
On Thursday, Malaysian flight MH17,  headed to Amsterdam from Kuala Lampur, was shot down by a surface to air missile over Ukraine. All 298 of the passengers were killed. As information started to come out, it became apparent that the missile that took the plane down came from an area controlled by pro-Russian separatist forces […]
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10:45 AM | The Week's Top Science Communication Stories (7.19.2014)
This week’s list includes some great stories looking at social media’s impact on scientific...

July 18, 2014

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11:52 PM | If These Photos of Dogs Underwater Don’t Make You Smile, Nothing Will (Photo Gallery)
Seth Casteel is a photographer based out of Chicago and Los Angeles who specializes in taking pictures of animals. Though he photographs all types of animals, dogs are one of his favorite subjects. A few years back, he shot a series of photos of dogs playing underwater. Check out the pictures below (click an image to enlarge): […]
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7:00 PM | From Parking Space to Parklet: Civil Engineering and City Planning
City parklets provide interesting challenges for engineers, designers, and planners. With software from Autodesk and a fun Digital STEAM Workshop challenge, students can design their own parklets and see what is involved in reimagining a few parking spots as a social space.
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6:31 PM | iLabs: PANDEMIC!!!! (The class)
This past week we hosted the CSI Epidemic summer camp group in the Micro World Investigate Lab on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, and Walt Gurley hosted them once on Friday in the Visual World Investigate Lab. I taught the general introduction to epidemiology on Tuesday, and Walt ended the week this morning with a class […]
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6:07 PM | Saskatoon: A New Kind Of “Super Fruit” Berry Is Making Its Way Into The States
Saskatoon berries may look like blueberries, but the shrub is actually more closely related to an apple tree. According to NPR’s The Salt, the berry, “…is pretty common in Canada but hasn’t been grown by farmers in the U.S. until recently. Here [in the U.S.], the berry, also sometimes called the serviceberry, has been collected […]
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3:56 PM | Studying Food and Culture with Chemistry
Earlier this week a team of researchers from the United Kingdom, Italy and Spain published a paper in the journal PLOS ONE with new details about the diets of ancient people who lived in what is now Sudan. They are by no means the first researchers to try and piece …
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3:37 PM | ABC News: Canola virus wipes out crops in South Australia (2014)
Scientists say an outbreak of beet western yellows virus is one of the worst cases ever seen in Australia.Early estimates suggest up to 10,000 hectares of canola have been affected, in South Australia's lower north, mid north and lower mallee regions. The virus is transported by green peach aphids, which have thrived in the state's recent warm and humid weather. Ag consultant Mick Faulkner says agronomists felt like they'd been "blind-sided" after not being able to work out what had been […]
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2:00 PM | A Land Where Kids Roam Free
A playground that seems dangerous to many adults provides a brand of freedom for kids to take risks through play that is gradually going extinct. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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8:38 AM | Larger body size – less retroviruses?
Larger animals exert greater control over endogenous retrovirus proliferation. The post Larger body size – less retroviruses? appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.
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8:08 AM | Helicobacter pylori and stomach lesions
How H. pylori initially interacts with and irritates gastric tissue is not well understood. The post Helicobacter pylori and stomach lesions appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.
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6:41 AM | SSRN Top Downloads For Cognition & Culture: Culture, Communication, Design, Ethics, Morality, Religion, Rhetoric, & Semiotics eJournal
Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim and Marjan Mohammadjafari University of Duisburg-Essen, Islamic Azad University, Najafabad Branch, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Education, National University of Malaysia, National University of Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Department of
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