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September 11, 2014

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4:09 PM | Meet “Cassius”, The Largest Crocodile In Captivity In The World (Photos)
84-year old George Craig is referred to by many as “the-real Crocodile Dundee”. Craig had 17 years of experience hunting and capturing crocodiles in Papua New Guinea before saving Cassius. According to GrindTV… “In 1987, a year after “Crocodile Dundee” hit theaters, George Craig saved Cassius from being hunted down and killed by locals in Northern Territory, Australia, where the saltwater crocodile was terrorizing the population. The huge […]
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3:27 PM | So Apparently Wood Pile Art Is A Thing. And It’s Pretty Amazing (Pictures)
When you think about wood and art, you might think of carving, whittling or some other form of wood sculpting or carpentry. What you probably wouldn’t think of is the cutting, splitting and stacking of lumber itself. Luckily for us, there are some super creative people in this world who see art where others see nothing. And though it may seem like a pretty dull medium for art, lumber can have all sorts of different colors and textures that can be
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3:00 PM | From Wooden Train to the Magic of Maglev
Science Buddies in Action: For a third grade student with an interest in science and pinewood derby cars, the Maglev Train project combined a fun DIY activity with engaging science.
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2:00 PM | A Parent’s Message: School Is Choking the Creativity Out of Kids
A glimpse inside the education of two "unschooled" boys. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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12:09 PM | Epigenetic Regulation in Plant Responses to the Environment (Baulcombe and Dean)
"In this article, we review environmentally mediated epigenetic regulation in plants using two case histories. One of these, vernalization, mediates adaptation of plants to different environments and it exemplifies processes that are reset in each generation. The other, virus-induced silencing, involves transgenerationally inherited epigenetic modifications."Mary Williams's insight:Free from Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology - good for your teaching!See it on Scoop.it, via Plant […]
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11:28 AM | Keeping Up With The Plant Destroyers
From PlantVilliage, a guest post by Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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9:00 AM | Science Cheerleader Jessica (chemist) leads citizen science project with Pop Warner cheerleaders
Jessica, a chemist and former Dallas Vigilantes cheerleader, joined youth cheerleaders, their coaches, and parents, to lead a citizen science project to help get people involved in NASA’s Asteroid Initiative! Special thanks to the North Texas Pop Warner Region and to the Oak Cliff Titans, Oak Cliff Redskins, and Fair Park Cardinals! Learn more about Jessica’s interest in science and cheerleading, here! What turned you on to science and when? I have always been curious […]

September 10, 2014

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11:37 PM | My Two Cents On Ray Rice, Janay Palmer, and American Society (Opinion)
This week, pop culture conversations in the United States have been dominated by discussions of the recently released video of Ray Rice knocking out his then-fiancé (and now wife) Janay Palmer. There are so many different facets of this discussion which I could address, but I’ve chosen to focus on the two which have been the most prominent in my mind. Cent #1: Domestic violence is a widespread problem in professional sports American society is reactionary. As a result, so […]
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8:00 PM | Could Personal Videos Become the Heart of College Applications?
Soon Goucher's admissions office will plow through thousands of essays, recommendations — and, for the first time, video applications. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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7:22 PM | Why Do the Majority of Chinese Citizens Think A War With Japan Is Imminent?
Recently, Genron, a Japanese non-governmental organization, teamed up with the state-run Chinese newspaper China Daily to conduct a survey about how people living in Japan and China felt about the two countries’ relations with one another. The results of the poll were a bit shocking. 53.4% of Chinese citizens believe that a conflict between China and Japan will happen in the near future, with a significant portion saying they believed it would happen within […]
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5:34 PM | Science Cheerleaders lead citizen science at Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum: Informing NASA’s Asteroid Initiative
This Saturday, meet the Science Cheerleaders at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and learn from them about NASA’s Asteroid Initiative  in celebration of “Women in Aviation and Space Heritage Family Days” 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lauren: Financial Analyst with Northrop Grumman and former Washington Wizards and Washington Redskins Cheerleader
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5:02 PM | Stalking Squirrels for Science
How do squirrels react to being stalked by humans? The answer might surprise you. Have a look at this fun video that addresses this exact issue, with the ultimate purpose of raising some funds for a... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:49 PM | This Awesome Artist Mom Turns Her 2-Year Old’s Scribbles Into Works of Art
Ruth Oosterman is an author, an artist, and a contributer for the popular website BoredPanda. But she is also a devoted and dedicated mother. So when her 2-year old daughter Eve started to become increasingly interested in her mother’s art, Ruth decided it was time to start doing some mother-daughter collaborations. She starts out by letting her daughter make an ink sketch, giving her no direction or instruction. Then once Eve has finished, Ruth turns the sketches into […]
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2:00 PM | Taking Classroom Tech Use to the Next Level: Specific Traits to Look For
Dissatisfied with existing frameworks used to judge the effectiveness of classroom tech a group of instructional coaches are trying to build their own tool with help from other educators. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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12:02 PM | Bring the field to students with live webcams
If you can't get your students to the geology, bring the geology to your students via webcams.

September 09, 2014

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11:18 PM | Did You Know You Can Take A Virtual Tour of One of The US’s Coolest Museums!?!
The Smithsonian National Museum Of Natural History located in Washington, D.C. opened in 1910 and is still one of the United State’s most visited and celebrated museums. The museum itself is pretty massive. According to Smithsonian’s website… “The main building on the National Mall contains 1.5 million square feet of space overall and 325,000 square feet of exhibition and public space; altogether the Museum is the size of 18 football fields, and houses over 1000 […]
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10:42 PM | Eclipsing Binaries
Background information: I went to a summer camp called COSMOS in UC Santa Cruz in 2014 and eclipsing binaries was the project I did with a group. Before we start talking about eclipsing binaries, it’s important to know what binary stars are – two stars rotating around each other about a common center of mass. […]
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9:51 PM | There Are More Single Americans Than Married Ones for the First Time On Record
The U.S. government first began collecting data on the number and proportion of single and married citizens in America back in 1976. In this first year of record-keeping, 37.6% of people reported being single. Since then, that number has been steadily rising year by year. This summer, single Americans officially became the majority. As of August, 124.6 million Americans (~50.2% of the population) are single, marking the first time since record-keeping began that there are more single […]
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6:54 PM | Apple Just Unveiled the iPhone 6- Here’s What’s New
At an exclusive Apple event in California earlier today, Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed the company’s designs for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, which will both be available for purchase on September 17th. The first major difference between this iPhone and the last is the size of the phone. The iPhone 5 screen measures 4″ diagonally. The 6 measures 4.7″ diagonally, and the slightly larger 6 Plus measures 5.5″. Apple also altered the basic design of the iPhone. […]
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4:27 PM | Never Alone
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2:00 PM | Can Students ‘Go Deep’ With Digital Reading?
Textbooks and other student reading material are increasingly going digital, but can students still interact with the text in ways that promote deep reading? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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1:15 PM | Google Hangout on Air with Sally Ride’s Biographer, Lynn Sherr
When Sally Ride first took to space on June 18, 1983, I was working in Japan and missed the inevitable media coverage surrounding her historic flight. I was aware, of course, but didn’t see the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:00 PM | Boosting Biotechnology Learning in Local Schools
With support from Amgen and the Lawrence Hall of Science, high school biology in the Bay Area has gotten a world-class boost of biotechnology. The Amgen Biotechnology Experience gives teachers and students the opportunity to experiment with sophisticated hands-on science...
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10:50 AM | Journal of Visualized Experiments (JOVE) Cell Specific Analysis of Arabidopsis Leaves using Fluorescently Activated Cell Sorting (FACS)
A method for producing Arabidopsis leaf protoplasts that are compatible with fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS),...Mary Williams's insight:Great video here!See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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4:18 AM | Brain Training
Healthy eating is a concept my parents have tried, mostly successfully, to encourage me to follow since I was little. However, I’ve heard (and said myself) so many times, phrases like “Why does unhealthy food have to taste so good?” and “How come vegetables can’t taste like chocolate?”. I always thought it was just something […]

September 08, 2014

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10:06 PM | Is Obama’s Economy Really Better Than Reagan’s? A Closer Look
In an article published by Forbes this past Friday, business news contributer Adam Hurting made a pretty bold claim. Hurting said that President Obama has outperformed former President Ronald Reagan (who is widely considered by conservatives as the best economic president ever), “on jobs, growth and investing”. To support his jobs claim, he used this graph, which compares the unemployment rate in the first 67 months of Obama’s and Reagan’s respective […]
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7:14 PM | Math Summer Camp – SIMUW
This summer, I had the opportunity to participate in an amazing six-week math camp at the University of Washington, SIMUW. It was the first time I was away from home for such a long time, but the experience I gained was for a lifetime. I was able to take a glimpse into graduate level math […]
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6:31 PM | An 11-Year Old Chinese Boy Just Stumbled Upon A 3000-Year Old Sword
A little over a month ago, 11-year old Yang Junxi was washing his hands in the Laozhoulin River in Gaoyou County, in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu (just north of Shanghai along the coast). Suddenly, Yang felt something rough and metallic under the water. When he pulled out the object, he discovered it was an old rusted bronze sword. Yang took the sword back home, where it quickly drew excitement from the locals before he and his family ultimately decided to have
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2:50 PM | This Red Bull Daredevil Took It to the Next Level With A Ridiculous Stunt (Video)
Red Bull has a long history of sponsoring some pretty crazy and extreme endeavors, from their annual cliff-diving competitions, to Felix Bumgartner’s “space jump“, to Robbie Madison jumping his motorcycle onto the Arc de Triomphe in Paris in 2008. But even for Red Bull, this stunt is pretty insane. In the video, parachute and skydive master Paul Steiner casually switches gliders in mid-air, hanging off the wing of one to drop onto the top of the other. If that […]
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2:00 PM | Making Students Partners in Data-Driven Approaches to Learning
Increasingly educators are relying on student data to make instructional decisions, but how much more useful could that information be in the hands of students themselves? [[ This is a content... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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