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July 03, 2014

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3:50 PM | The Algerian Team Will Be Donating Their World Cup Earnings to the Poor in Gaza
The Algerian soccer team had their best showing ever at the World Cup before losing in extra time to global powerhouse Germany in the first knockout stage. They made it out of group play for the first time in their country’s history and gave us an extremely exciting and competitive game with the Germans, who outranked Algeria […]
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2:49 PM | Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee
Getty Part 10 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning. Most people involved with games and learning are familiar with the work … [visit site to read more] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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10:33 AM | Honing in on enteric fever
The use of metabolomics could lead to improved diagnostics for enteric fever. The post Honing in on enteric fever appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.
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8:46 AM | Thinking of teaching chemistry? You can get £25,000 to support you while you train
You might have heard about the RSC Teacher Training Scholarships. We’re offering a £25,000 tax-free bursary, and a great support package, to people with the potential to become exceptional chemistry teachers. If you, or someone you know, are starting a teacher training course in September, you can still apply for a scholarship until Sunday 27th July. Everything you need to know about applying for a scholarship can be found on our website . We’re looking for […]
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12:33 AM | Muslim Countries Are Becoming Increasingly Concerned About Muslim Extremism and Terrorism (Graphs)
On a number of occasions, I’ve heard people talking about how the Muslim world is sympathetic to the cause of extremest militant groups like the Taliban and Al Qaeda. Well, the Pew Research Center recently carried out a study on the global attitudes towards Islamic extremism. The study (which was carried out between April and May, before […]

July 02, 2014

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7:05 PM | 73 Million Reasons Why Hobby Lobby Doesn’t Give A Shit About Christian Values
I’ll keep this brief. Since the Supreme Court ruled that Hobby Lobby could not be forced to provide contraceptives to its employees based on the company’s religious affiliations, everyone has been championing the company as a bastion of morality and Christian values. I’m sorry to burst that bubble, but that is simply not the truth. […]
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4:32 PM | Ripe Bananas
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4:04 PM | summer leaf
Walking around Montreal this morning. Not the best light but I tried! via 500px
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4:00 PM | Girls, Boys, Video Gaming, and Summer Survey Science
What variables make a game popular with players, and do boys and girls choose different types of games? Design a survey-based science project this summer and do some statistical analysis of the data you gather. Your results might be eye...
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3:38 PM | The 15-Year Old Girl Who Refused to Give Up Her Seat 9 Months Before Rosa Parks
Rosa Parks is a hero of the African-American Civil Rights Movement- some people even call her the “first lady of civil rights”. She gained fame after she refused to move to the back of a segregated bus on December 1, 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. The act helped spark the Montgomery Bus Boycott, one of the […]
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3:11 PM | Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms?
Maker Faire has catalyzed a global interest in tinkering to understand. Is it only a matter of time before this approach to learning makes it into mainstream classrooms? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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1:49 PM | Wordless Wednesday: I study the most adorable species in the world – Pouched Rats
We can’t all study the most adorable, photogenic rat ever known, so I generously share all of the cuteness with you. Pouched Rats – the most adorable little beasties! -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:00 PM | Action Items from Blogging While Brown 2014
If you have a question at a conference, ask it!  I'm asking about how churches handle technology and social media in the modern age The Blogging While Brown conference, now its 7th year, is a great place for bloggers of color to convene, learn, and have fun.  I attended for the second time, and while it was fun to return home to the New York area, I wanted to leave with some action items to implement.  I'm going to make the list […]
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11:30 AM | Rats on the brain: U of I researchers chase a stress-memory connection
When I talked with Jason Radley, he was nearly back home in Iowa City after a weekend trip to Minnesota with his wife and two children, ages seven and 10. Fortunately, the kids were riding in another car with grandma and grandpa, so Radley was feeling pretty good. The grandparents are “probably the ones who […]
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10:00 AM | iLabs: Those CRAZY Mind Maps – or How DO We Decide the Plan for the Year?
I mentioned that over the next several months we’re going to be featuring updates on room activities, classes we’ll be doing etc.  For today, I thought I’d give a glimpse into what goes on behind the scenes to even decide what will be happening in the lab over the next year. Ever wonder how we […]
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2:16 AM | Kickstarter – the future of funding geoscience research and education?
Crowdsourcing, the process of seeking assistance for work or funds from a large group of people (typically online), seems to be quite popular these days (note that this blog post will focus specifically on crowdsourcing funds).  From getting funds to film the documentary Bridegroom to translating Moby Dick into Japanese emoji icons (now in the Library of Congress), it is amazing to see the range of ideas and innovations that …
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1:36 AM | Communication Barriers in the Virtual Teams | Unique Solved Assignments
Source: http://uniqueassignments.com/communication-barriers-in-the-virtual-teams/ Communication Barriers in the Virtual Teams AbstractVirtual teams are widely used as a solution to the challenges of organizational complexity and high competitive markets (Ebrahim, Ahmed, & Taha, 2009). The companies realize the effectiveness of the virtual teams and invest in the development of virtual teams. Development of virtual teams is an answer to many organizational issues but there […]
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1:06 AM | Virtual Teams: a Literature Review - ZENODO
Virtual Teams: a Literature ReviewAle Ebrahim, Nader ; Ahmed, Shamsuddin ; Taha, Zahari(show affliations)In the competitive market , virtual teams represent a growing response to the need for fasting time-to- market, low-cost and rapid solutions to complex organizational problems. Virtual teams enable organizations to pool the talents and expertise of employees and non-employees by eliminating time and space barriers . Nowadays, companies are heavily investing in virtual team to enhance their […]
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12:31 AM | The Amazing Iron Gut of Frank “Cannonball” Richards (Video)
Frank “Cannonball” Richards may have the strongest gut in history.  Richards earned his fame with his death-defying 12 pound cannonball to the gut act. Taking a spring-loaded cannonball to the belly is no easy feat. Richards had to gradually work himself up to this infamous act. He started with hard punches, slowly working his way […]

July 01, 2014

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10:01 PM | San Men of the Kalahari Show What A “Fair Chase” Hunt REALLY Looks Like (Video)
Earlier today, I discussed the controversy surrounding Kendall Jones, a 19-year-old Texas Tech leader who hunts big game in Africa and posts the pictures to Facebook. In the caption of a picture of her with an African leopard, Kendall described the hunt as a “fair chase”. I feel the need to disambiguate that term. Let me […]
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7:26 PM | Questions are raised about “unclick” reaction
Click chemistry, a term used to describe a number of high yield reactions, is used far and wide by chemists. The azide alkyne Huisgen cycloaddition typifies click chemistry and awhile back, I described it as my favorite reaction. Continue reading →
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7:00 PM | Jello Brains and DNA: High School Students Launch Innovative STEM Program
The following guest post is by Roy Rinberg, a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. and an incoming freshman at New York University. He is co-founder... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:00 PM | Nick and Tesla Explore Robotics
Twins Nick and Tesla wind up in the middle of robotics intrigue while staying with their scientist uncle over the summer.
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4:50 PM | Chat with Particle Fever’s Monica Dunford
If you’ve seen the movie, Particle Fever (You haven’t? You can get it live streaming on iTunes today, and at other VOD services July 15), then you are acquainted with the ebullient... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:38 PM | Should People Be Outraged By A Texas Tech Cheerleader Hunting Big Game In Africa? (Poll)
Kendall Jones is a 19-year-old from Cleburne, Texas, a small town about 45 minutes southwest of Dallas. When she was nine, she started following her father on his big game hunts in Africa. Kendall quickly took a liking to the hunts, and at the age of 13, she shot her first animal: a White Rhino. From her […]
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2:00 PM | A School Built Entirely Around the Love of Math
Designers of the new, non-profit Proof School intend to provide mathematically gifted youth an intensive and complete education in grades 6-12 that typical schools can't muster. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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10:03 AM | Plain Language Checklist
Related topics: SciComm Copywriting: Fact Checking 10 Steps to Plain Language Plain Language Checklist Plain Language Advice: Redundancy The post Plain Language Checklist appeared first on Plain Language Science.
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7:12 AM | SSRN RCRN: Design of Communication (Topic)
Managing Communication in New Product Development Process: Virtual R&D Teams and Information TechnologyUnited Kingdom - Malaysia - Ireland Engineering Science Conference, pp. 495-502, 2011Nader Ale Ebrahim ,Shamsuddin Ahmed ,Salwa Hanim Abdul Rashid andZahari Taha Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya (UM)Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring (IPPP), University of […]
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1:10 AM | Factors Influencing Accounting Outsourcing Practices among SMEs in Pakistan Context: Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Resource-Based Views (RBV) Prospective | Hafeez | International Journal of Business and Management
Factors Influencing Accounting Outsourcing Practices among SMEs in Pakistan Context: Transaction Cost Economics (TCE) and Resource-Based Views (RBV) ProspectiveAjmal Hafeez, Otto Andersen Abstract The present study was conducted to identify factors that affect Pakistani manufacturing SMEs decisions tooutsource management accounting practices in terms of transaction cost economics (TCE) and resource-basedview (RBV). A survey of 302 SMEs was carried out using convenience sampling, a personal […]
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12:46 AM | VIRTUAL AND COLLOCATED PROJECT TEAMS IMPACT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:http://hdl.handle.net/1903/15441Title: VIRTUAL AND COLLOCATED PROJECT TEAMS IMPACT ON PRODUCTIVITY IN MEDICAL DEVICE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENTAuthors: O'Connor, MichaelAdvisors: Baecher, Gregory BDepartment/Program: Civil EngineeringType: DissertationSponsors: Digital Repository at the University of MarylandUniversity of Maryland (College Park, […]
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