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September 08, 2014

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12:36 PM | A tough year for Australian science
Yesterday marked a year since Australia’s conservative Liberal-National Coalition were swept to victory in the country’s federal election. For Australian scientists, it’s been a tough 12 months. Prime Minister Tony Abbott started by announcing a cabinet that, for the first time since 1931, did not include a dedicated Science Minister. Speaking to Fairfax Media at […] The post A tough year for Australian science appeared first on physicsfocus.org.
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11:00 AM | The Higgs boson
Particle physics usually has a hard time competing with politics and celebrity gossip for headlines, but the Higgs boson has garnered some serious attention. That’s exactly what happened on July 4, 2012, though, when scientists at CERN announced that they’d found a particle that behaved the way they expect the Higgs boson to behave. Maybe... Article by asdfScience - The Science Blog
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6:47 AM | What’s in Your Hair Texture?
For the first three years of my life, I was semi bald and was mistaken for the boy twin while my brother was the “pretty girl”.  At long last, once I finally grew hair, I had ringlets that were very Shirley Temple-esque that gradually relaxed into wavy, then mostly straight locks as my hair got […]
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5:48 AM | Revealing the Dirt on Garbage
A few weeks ago, I, along with 23 other eager students from Metro Vancouver, headed off to Camp Capilano in North Van for a weeklong camp called a “Sustainability Toolbox.” To those who may find this concept intriguing, let me explain. This camp aimed to inspire and empower youth from across the region in their […]
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5:34 AM | Acupuncture – Does it really work?
  A couple of days ago, my mom had a terrible backache. Even after gulping down two Tylenols, her back still hurt just as much. And being a concerned daughter, I did the most convenient thing: I searched on Google “how to get rid of back pain.” After a bit of searching, I came across 3 […]
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4:54 AM | Why does 1+1=2?
So I wanted to do my first blog post on math since I really, really like math, but I just couldn’t think of a good topic. By brain was is summer mode and I wasn’t able to think of anything interesting or difficult so I had an idea. Why don’t I do a blog post […]
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4:37 AM | Blood Transfusion and ZMapp: Promising New Treatments for Ebola?
Though I’m planning to blog mostly about engineering and tech, first I wanted to write about something that’s been on my mind for a while: the ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Like many others, I have been following the outbreak with a mixture of shock, sympathy, and apprehension since it started in December 2013. […]
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4:00 AM | Do You Want to Build a Snowman?
Remember the fluffy artificial snow that could almost replace the real one? Oh, last year’s movie Frozen with its wonderful soundtracks made winter even more anticipated. But hey, the snowman built with fake snow is also almost identical to Frozen’s snowman, Olaf, in the sense that they are both indestructible. The reason behind is due to the its […]
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3:40 AM | Women in Science
      Summer is gone and Fall has finally returned. The leaves are changing colour, sweaters will be back out and worn in no time, and Future Science Leaders is back in session. Most people know Future Science Leaders as an afterschool program which challenges and inspires youth, but I see it as a […]
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2:29 AM | Understanding Empathy
Now I’m going to warn everyone that this particular post won’t be as humorous/snarky/sarcastic as my previous ones. Mainly because it deals with an important and sometimes sensitive topic, but also due to the fact that my brain has been all but fried from a combination of coding practice, calculus and chemistry self-study. So please, bear […]
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1:02 AM | The Arab League Has Joined The United States and Europe to Destroy ISIS
Earlier today, the Arab League elected to endorse the U.S./NATO coalition that was formed at a NATO meeting (which was mostly about the Russia issue) in Wales this past Friday. The League condemned the Islamic State’s crimes against humanity and vowed to provide any and all support to the United States and Europe. In another important move, the Arab League also voiced support for a UN resolution to stem the flow of weapons to rebel groups in Syria which was passed last […]

September 07, 2014

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11:53 PM | Should You Keep Using Your Colgate Total Toothpaste?
I use Colgate Total and am trying to separate the hype from fact. I thought the FDA was supposed to review the safety of triclosan, but that was a while ago. Is there any consensus on whether or not we should avoid triclosan? The post Should You Keep Using Your Colgate Total Toothpaste? appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
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8:14 PM | These NFL Cheerleaders Thought It’d Be Fun To Zipline Across Their Stadium (Video)
With the 2014 NFL season officially underway, fans across the United States are feverishly talking fantasy football, team spirit, favorite players and more. But as excited as people are everywhere, nobody seems to be having more fun supporting the league than the Jacksonville Jaguars mascot (Jaxson DeVille) and some of the Jaguar’s cheerleaders. Aerial Concepts teamed up with the Jaguars to create an epic zipline ropeswing that launched from the stadium lights over the stadium. Check out […]
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4:20 PM | What Does It Cost to Completely Turn Around A Rough Neighborhood?
Harris Rosen was born in a tough neighborhood of Manhattan in 1939. Through personal grit and lots of hard work, he made it to Cornell University, where he attended the School of Hotel Administration. Now he’s the owner of seven resort hotels in and around Orlando. But if you ask Rosen what his proudest achievement in life is, he won’t tell you its his success as a businessman and hotel mogul. Rather, he’ll tell you the story of a small
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8:00 AM | Inside the Cell - National Institute of General Medical Sciences
This science education booklet explores the interior design of cells and vividly describes the processes that take place within its organelles and structures.See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)

September 06, 2014

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11:04 PM | UK Sets Plans To Launch Their First Commercial Spaceport As Soon As 2016
At the Farnborough International Airshow’s Space Day Conference this past July, UK Space Agency Director General David Parker announced a timetable which laid out the groundwork for the Agency’s first commercial spaceport. The Agency made the decision to build a spaceport in anticipation of the growing demand for space tourism and the expanding space plane industry. The timetable estimates that by 2030, space tourism will be bringing in about $65 […]
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10:59 PM | Review: Crest Be Adventurous Mint Chocolate Toothpaste
Crest Be Adventurous Mint Chocolate toothpaste contains all the flavor and none of the properties of chocolate that actually strengthen teeth and prevent tooth decay. The post Review: Crest Be Adventurous Mint Chocolate Toothpaste appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
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9:28 PM | YAY SEWAGE!
Photo from here Whenever we need to go to the washroom, many of us just go find a toilet and flush everything down good and clean after we’ve done our business. However, it wasn’t always this way. If you had lived in the lovely 18th century Europe, you would be enjoying the quaint villages, beautiful […]
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9:11 PM | 2014/2015 Future Science Leaders
We started the fourth year of Future Science Leaders (FSL) this week and are excited by the energy and possibilities! Student writing will start populating this site with interesting science and technology information. Plus, each student will have a journalist role to provide summaries of sessions (highlighted on this site) so please read these pieces to see what […]
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6:08 AM | Choosing a Major
The last four years have flown by and I cannot believe that I am in my last year of high school! Grad year is suppose to be exciting; but with applications to universities approaching, I have to admit, I am kind of stressed. However, I am not stressed yet about the amount of writing to do […]
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5:17 AM | The Lone Survivor of An Islamic State Massacre Tells His Story (Video)
Ali Hussein Kadhim is an Iraqi soldier and a Shiite Muslim. Back in June, he was captured (along with hundreds of other Iraqi military recruits) by the Sunni jihadist group ISIS. After taking the captives to Saddam Hussein’s old complex in Tikrit, the militants separated the soldiers: Sunnis were given an opportunity to repent for their service to the Iraqi government while all the Shiites were lined up in groups and marked for death. Kadhim was 4th in the execution line.
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4:26 AM | Bricks Over Barbies: Lego Surpasses Mattel As World’s Largest Toymaker
Earlier this week, Lego published its earnings report for the first half of 2014. It was good news for the company’s investors: Lego’s revenues for the first half of 2014 were 11% higher than they were for the same period a year ago. The company reported sales of 11.5 billion Danish krone (a little more than $2 billion) for the first half of 2014, surpassing Mattel’s total first half sales and making Lego the world’s largest toy manufacturer. They also said in

September 05, 2014

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10:05 PM | The State Dept. Just Released A Video That Looks A Lot Like ISIS Propaganda
Warning: This article contains some graphic images. In recent weeks, the U.S. government has been working feverishly on trying to figure out ways to combat the growing threat of the Islamic State. One of their main focuses has been ISIS’s highly-successful internet recruitment campaigns. In an attempt to counteract the success of these ISIS recruiting videos, the State Department’s branch of Strategic Counterterrorism Communications made a mock ISIS recruitment video. […]
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9:00 PM | What If Teachers Were Charged With Setting School Direction?
It may take awhile to come to consensus on tough issues, but teachers at Mission Hill School say the process helps them air out bad feelings that can poison the community. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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6:44 PM | Amazonian Warriors Capture and Strip Illegal Rainforest Loggers (Photos)
The Amazon Rainforest is the world’s largest rainforest. It is home to an estimated 400 billion trees from 16,000 different tree species, as well as approximately 10 million species of animals. But the Amazon is also home to a number of indigenous tribes who only recently made contact with the outside world. Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for this contact was the encroachment of illegal loggers and drug traffickers, who have moved into their […]
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4:30 PM | Rosetta Pulls Alongside Jupiter Family Comet: Student Space Science Projects
The Rosetta spacecraft may help provide information about the formation of the solar system and planet Earth. Students and classes explore comets and space science through hands-on science projects.
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4:14 PM | Economic Growth and Internet Usage Impact on Publication Productivity
Economic Growth and Internet Usage Impact on Publication Productivity among ASEAN’s and World’s Best UniversitiesHossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Ali Ordi, Farid Habibi Tanha, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Noor Azuan Abu Osman AbstractMeasuring the number of papers which are published each year, publication productivity is the factor which shows the reputation of universities and countries. However, the effect of growing economy and using internet on the […]
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3:22 PM | A “Burn the ISIS Flag Challenge” Has Gone Viral in the Arab World
First there was the ALS ice bucket challenge. Then, India introduced their own creative version, the rice bucket challenge. Now, yet another social media challenge is rapidly gaining momentum: the burn the ISIS flag challenge. It began a couple days ago when three young men from Lebanon took pictures of themselves burning the Islamic State flag in the middle of Sassine Square in Lebanon’s capital Beirut and then posted the pictures to social media. Not long afterwards, a Lebanese […]
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3:00 PM | Flipped Water Glass Experiment from Beakman
My book, “Kitchen Science Lab for Kids,”is finally out, and over Labor Day weekend, I traveled to Dragon Con in Atlanta to talk about it and do science with the kids at the convention. At the convention, I got to meet lots of fantastic scientists, science writers, science entertainers and science enthusiasts. One of them was […]
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2:00 PM | Using Games for Learning: Practical Steps to Get Started
Check your hardware, find suitable games, play and learn from colleagues - tips for getting started with game-based learning. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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