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March 21, 2014

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10:21 AM | Interesting letter to the editor re interpretations of rice weediness paper...
A good one to add to your files for your class discussions about GM, post-publication peer review etc. The last paragraph is very interesting, paraphrasing guidelines on the "potential misuse of inappropriately presented and described work"See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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8:27 AM | Feedback on our new online course for the chance to win a Kindle Fire HD!
At the Royal Society of Chemistry we have been working to develop a series of online professional development courses that complement our face to face courses and can be accessed via our new online platform. We need your help to test it out - your honest feedback will help us to ensure that these courses are as useful as possible. Enter the prize draw by reviewing the Quantitative Chemistry module and completing our feedback survey by midnight on the 24th of March 2014. Thank you for your […]
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8:18 AM | Science: Contribution of NAC Transcription Factors to Plant Adaptation to Land
Conserved roles for NAC transcription factors in development of water-conducting cells in mass and vascular plants. Nice story and images!See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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1:54 AM | Citizen Science on the Radio: WHYY Features Spring Projects!
This week on The Pulse and SciStarter’s segment about citizen science, producer Kimberly Haas highlights some spring projects that you can get involved in this season. Spring is in the air, and so it citizen science! As SciStarter founder Darlene Cavalier told WHYY, ”Springtime is the time for citizen science [...] So you can find, in […]Find more posts like Citizen Science on the Radio: WHYY Features Spring Projects! by Lily Bui - Executive Editor on the SciStarter […]

March 20, 2014

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11:48 PM | Homeschool Chemistry 101 – Day 3
Introduction to Chemistry By Daniel H. Vestal, AmeriCorps Museum Investigate Lab Educator Wednesday, March 19, 2014 marked the third installment of the homeschool chemistry series in the Natural World lab.  Dr. Holly reviewed a few things in Week #2. One of the topics was phase changes between solids, liquids, and gases. She reminded the chemists […]
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10:09 PM | The World Wide Web: Deeper Than You Think?
Last night as I was watching Netflix, something mentioned in the show intrigued me. In episode 2 of the new season of “House of Cards”, journalist Lucas Goodwin tries to use the Deep Web to hack a politician’s phone records and find evidence for the murder of his girlfriend. Lucas learns of the Deep Web […]
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8:27 PM | Materials
Bought some of my materials today:  
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8:10 PM | Spring is Here!
The equinox is upon us. Budding trees and baby birds will soon greet us. As the weather gets warmer, be ready to Spring into action with these five springtime citizen science projects! Project BudBurst Help scientists understand the impacts of global climate change! Report data on the timing of leafing, flowering, and fruiting of plants […]Find more posts like Spring is Here! by Jenna Lang on the SciStarter Blog. Your source for citizen science and other science you can do.
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5:35 PM | Annual Review Plant Biol. Biotech Crop Development: From Idea to Product
"The development of genetically engineered crops is complex and based on rigorous science that must be well coordinated to create a plant with desired beneficial phenotypes. This article describes the general process by which a genetically engineered crop is developed from an initial concept to a commercialized product."See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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4:15 PM | [GUEST POST] Citizen Science, Mobile Technology, and the Next Generation Science Standards
How one science educator used SciStarter to inform pre-service teachers how to use citizen science in the classroom and in curricula. This is my first attempt to enter the blogosphere, so please bear with me. As part of my duties of assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma, I teach science education methods to elementary […]Find more posts like [GUEST POST] Citizen Science, Mobile Technology, and the Next Generation Science Standards by Lily Bui - Executive Editor on the […]
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4:00 PM | Home Sweet Bug Microenvironments: Weekly Science Project Idea and Home Science Activity Spotlight
School and family science weekly spotlight: which microenvironments will pillbugs and sowbugs choose and why?
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3:54 PM | HIV cure research – advances and prospects
Recent strategies that have been developed in the search for an HIV cure and to improve life quality of people living with HIV. The post HIV cure research – advances and prospects appeared first on MicrobiologyBytes.
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3:31 PM | The vacuity of ‘excellence’
This post has been simmering and in gestation for quite a while. This week, however, a number of documents arrived in my inbox to finally catalyse me into putting pen to paper. (Literally. I wrote this out long-hand before editing while typing it up. If you think that it’s vitriolic and ranty now, you should […]The post The vacuity of ‘excellence’ appeared first on physicsfocus.org.
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1:07 PM | Feeling Clumpy?
Citizen scientists can help ID the progression of bacterial infection in plant cells by determining how “clumpy” plant cell images are. Explore the microbiome around and inside you with these citizen science projects! The language on the Clumpy homepage might be considered a challenge for the average citizen scientist: “The model plant-pathogen system comprising the […]Find more posts like Feeling Clumpy? by Ian Vorster on the SciStarter Blog. Your source for citizen […]
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9:42 AM | We need more scientific mavericks
Letters: Mavericks once played an essential role in research. Indeed, their work defined the 20th centuryMary Williams's insight:Top UK researchers call for more mavericks in science, as exemplified by Richard Feynman (shown here). Read their letter for more on why this is needed and how to go about it - for example, making funding agencies more receptive to new or creative ideas would helpSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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6:27 AM | Relationship Among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison Among ASEAN and World's Best Countries
Relationship Among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison Among ASEAN and World's Best CountriesHossein Gholizadeh University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringHadi Salehi Islamic Azad University, Najafabad BranchMohamed Amin Embi Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of EducationMahmoud Danaee affiliation not provided to SSRNSeyed Mohammad Motahar Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia - Faculty of Information Science […]
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4:06 AM | Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries : Nader Ale Ebrahim : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive
Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries (March 14, 2014)(this item is currently being modified/updated with a "derive" task)Author: Nader Ale EbrahimKeywords: ASEAN countries; publication productivity; citation; internet user; collaboration; economic growthLanguage: EnglishCollection: opensourceDescriptionGholizadeh, H., Salehi, H., Embi, M. A., Danaee, M., Motahar, S. M., Ale Ebrahim, N., . . . […]
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2:21 AM | Isn’t Math Beautiful?
In the spring, the flowers are blooming and nature is absolutely beautiful. To celebrate springtime I will write about nature, flowers, fruit and more. But, as I associate math  with essentially everything, this will be about the hidden math  in the beautiful plants and flowers around us.  There are some obvious geometric patterns in nature […]
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1:43 AM | Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries
Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best CountriesHossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu Osman AbstractPublication productivity, as measured by the number of papers, has been regarded as one of the main indicators of reputation of countries and institutions. Nevertheless, the relationship among research […]
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1:29 AM | Modern Applied Science, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, e-Version
Vol 8, No 2 (2014)Modern Applied Science, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, e-Version FirstTMTable of ContentsArticlesFatigue Investigation of the Interface Shear Performance in Asphalt Pavement PDF Cristina Tozzo, Antonio D'Andrea, Domingo Cozzani, Andrea Meo p1Volatility Estimation via Jump Indicator PDF R. Aboulaich, H. Ben Ameur, M. Lamarti Sefian p12Validation of an Instrument for Measuring Quality of Life amongst Malaysian Youth PDF […]
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1:27 AM | Modern Applied Science - Vol 8, No 2 (2014)
Vol 8, No 2 (2014)Modern Applied Science, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, e-Version FirstTMTable of ContentsArticlesFatigue Investigation of the Interface Shear Performance in Asphalt Pavement PDF Cristina Tozzo, Antonio D'Andrea, Domingo Cozzani, Andrea Meo p1Volatility Estimation via Jump Indicator PDF R. Aboulaich, H. Ben Ameur, M. Lamarti Sefian p12Validation of an Instrument for Measuring Quality of Life amongst Malaysian Youth PDF […]
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1:24 AM | Unmanned Intelligence Classifier – MYC ICT Problem 2014
So, I’ve fallen a little behind on blog posts. For the past month, I’ve been working on my second-phase application to the Millennium Youth Camp. We were given a very open-ended project, and I spent a lot of time researching and searching for holes in my solution – and of course I couldn’t post anything, […]
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1:24 AM | Three publications describing the Open Citations Corpus | Open Citations and Related Work
Three publications describing the Open Citations Corpus Posted on January 24, 2014 by davidshotton Last September, I attended the Fifth Annual Conference on Open Access Scholarly Publishing, held in Riga, at which I had been invited to give a paper entitled The Open Citations Corpus – freeing scholarly citation data.  A recording of my talk is available here, and my PowerPoint presentation is separately available here.  My own […]
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1:05 AM | Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best Countries | Gholizadeh | Modern Applied Science
Relationship among Economic Growth, Internet Usage and Publication Productivity: Comparison among ASEAN and World’s Best CountriesHossein Gholizadeh, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Mahmoud Danaee, Seyed Mohammad Motahar, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Farid Habibi Tanha, Noor Azuan Abu OsmanAbstractPublication productivity, as measured by the number of papers, has been regarded as one of the main indicators of reputation of countries and institutions. Nevertheless, the relationship among research […]
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12:00 AM | Brain Plasticity and learning
It is known that during development the architecture of brain associative and progressive connections are susceptible to modifications from the experience, however these changes become be apparently stationed in adulthood. Eventually, progressive connections also seem to lose plasticity while the synapses of associative connections remain one susceptibility for experience-dependent changes. The persistent adaptability of reciprocal connections is probably the key to the acquisition of skills […]

March 19, 2014

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11:41 PM | Are Community Colleges Failures?
On March 3, the Chronicle of Higher Education published an article titled “2-Year Colleges are Urged to Capitalize on their Time in the Spotlight” (sorry but the article is available only to subscribers). A few things in this article really annoyed me so I thought I'd comment.The article is a report on the comments of Dr. Terry O'Banion, president emeritus of the League for Innovation in the Community College and chair of the graduate faculty at National American University (a […]
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9:34 PM | Me, Myself, and My Microbes
Participate in American Gut to find out what bacteria live in your body and help scientists gather data on the diversity of microorganisms that affect our health. Explore the microbiome around and inside you with these citizen science projects! Bacteria usually get a pretty bad rap. Perpetrators of strep throat, food poisoning, hospital infections, the […]Find more posts like Me, Myself, and My Microbes by Sheetal R. Modi on the SciStarter Blog. Your source for citizen science and other […]
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8:30 PM | Jennifer: former Carolina Panthers cheerleader, mechanical engineer!
What does it mean for you to be an engineer? For me, an engineer is someone who applies their knowledge of science and math to develop solutions to problems. Engineers are consistently trying to improve on things or make things better, both of which are valuable characteristics in today’s world. Technology is changing so quickly and we are continuing to find ways make the world more energy efficient in order to conserve the world’s natural resources. I just hope in my engineering […]
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8:19 PM | Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE)
Mary Williams's insight:These are mainly geared for primary and secondary grades, but there are a few plant modules you might find useful!See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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4:56 PM | Wordless Wednesday: Research Snapshots 5
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