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July 01, 2014

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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, […]

June 30, 2014

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11:59 PM | Canadian Travel Essential
Happy Canada Day! (July 1) Yes, Canadians will apologize if you bump into them. (But I bet you do too – it’s not limited to Brits and Canadians). Sorry can mean a lot of things = true apology, preface to uncomfortable information, request for repeating information, and even getting mad. Check the tone when you’ve […]
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11:32 PM | Why It Has Taken 28 Long Years for the EPA to Start Reviewing Chemical Risks Again
Last wednesday, the Environmental Protection Agency published its final risk assessment for the chemical trichloroethylene (TCE). The assessment found that long-term exposure this chemical (which is used as an industrial solvent by artists, car mechanics, and dry cleaners among others) can cause a number of serious health issues, including cancer. It probably doesn’t sound surprising that the EPA would review […]
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9:57 PM | This Guy Risks His Life to Take Epic Pictures Inside Crashing Waves (Video and Pictures)
What would you put on the line in the pursuit of your passions? Clark Little regularly puts his life on the line to capture images of breaking waves. Rather than shooting images inside perfect wave tubes in deep water, Little chooses to shoot at the shorebreak, where the waves hit the sand. Because of where he […]
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9:00 PM | For Creative Problem-Solving, Why Young Kids Can Outwit College Students
When researchers asked young children to figure out an experiment using cause and effect, they did a much better job than young adults. That may be because their thinking is more flexible and fluid. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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4:28 PM | Did You Know… That the U.S. Almost Dropped A Nuke on the Moon During the Cold War?
After the end of World War II and the fall of Nazi Germany, two major global powers emerged: Russia in the east, and the United States (along with its NATO allies) in the west. More than anything, the Cold War was an arms race. Both sides had built up their nuclear arsenals during the war, and both were fearful of […]
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3:28 PM | Urban Science Adventure: 100+ things to do outside
It’s summer. The kids are out of school. You want to keep them engaged and active. Most parents also want to keep them on track academically, but not necessarily with a strong hand approach to... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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2:36 PM | Book Review: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth
Commander Chris Hadfield captured the world’s imagination last year, when, from 13 March to 13 May 2013, he was the first Canadian Commander of the International Space Station. While aboard the ISS, Commander Hadfield did a series of “experiments,” both …The post Book Review: An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth appeared first on Sci-Ed.
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2:21 PM | Best of 'The Week's Top Science Communication Stories' (Part 1)
This is the first of a two-part ‘Best of’ series showcasing more than 100 of the finest...
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2:00 PM | Finding the Most Creative Ways to Help Students Advance At Their Own Pace
Despite a statewide competency-based learning policy, some New Hampshire high schools are focusing their energies on different kinds of innovation. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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2:00 PM | Fun with Fireworks Science: When Chemicals Burn
Fireworks displays are fun to watch and a tradition accompanying many community celebrations. With a simple family science activity, the mystery behind the dazzling night-time sky show can be explored. This is colorful hands-on summer science—minus the "boom" of fireworks...
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11:20 AM | Learn Chemistry - a newer look
More news from the Learn Chemistry development team. We've been busy on visible and not-so-visible improvements, which went live last week.    Learn Chemistry has a new flatter, cleaner, design. We'll soon be making slight adjustments to this design, and expanding it across our range of learn chemistry sites (including Faces of Chemistry, Online Experimentation, and our Periodic Table). The homepage has some new features, including faster access to our websites in […]
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3:10 AM | What about skills, tactics and practices of remote workers? Evidence and analyses
What about skills, tactics and practices of remote workers? Evidence and analyses  (Article)[Télétravail et « travail à distance équipé »: Quelles compétences, tactiques et pratiques professionnelles?]Fernandez, V., Guillot, C., Marrauld, L.Telecom ParisTech, FranceView references (38)AbstractWe aim to address the notion of "teleworking", about the most classical meaning (home working) and various realities that it […]
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3:04 AM | Multiagent systems as a team member
International Journal of Technology, Knowledge and SocietyVolume 9, Issue 1, 2013, Pages 73-90Multiagent systems as a team member  (Article)Turner, J.R.  Applied Technology and Performance Improvement (ATPI) Program, University of North Texas, United StatesView references (38)AbstractWith the increasing complex business environment that organizations have to operate in today, teams are being utilized to complete complex tasks. Teams are capable of completing complex tasks that no […]
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12:33 AM | Visibility and Citation Impact - E-LIS repository
Visibility and Citation Impact Ale Ebrahim, Nader and Salehi, Hadi and Embi, Mohamed Amin and Habibi Tanha, Farid Visibility and Citation Impact.International Education Studies, 2014, vol. 7, n. 4, pp. 120-125.[Journal article (Print/Paginated)] TextVisibility and Citation Impact-33984-120606-1-PB.pdf - Published versionAvailable under License Creative Commons Attribution.Download (225Kb) | Preview Official URL: […]

June 29, 2014

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10:27 PM | Water Scarcity- The Invisible Threat to Humanity’s Future (Infographic)
Water is the most important necessity for life. However, it’s something that we take for granted in much of the developed world. Although 70% of the world is covered with water, only 3% is freshwater, and 2/3 of that is frozen and inaccessible. Also, most people don’t realize just how much water we use for food- […]
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9:16 PM | You Should Know: Dr. Michael D L Johnson and Black Science Blog
Welcome to my seventh installment of You Should Know, where I give my own #ScholarSunday salute to Science Bloggers and Blogs you may not yet know about. Introducing Dr. Michael D L Johnson and Black... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:57 PM | Facebook Just Manipulated the Emotions of 700,000 Users Without Informing Them
When you sign up for Facebook, you have to agree to a whole laundry list of fine-print terms and conditions (which almost nobody ever reads). One of the things you consent to is Facebook’s Data Use Policy, which gives Facebook the right to use your info for, “…troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research and service improvement.” Well, it seems […]
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3:00 PM | Can Free Play Prevent Depression and Anxiety In Kids?
The decline in time children have for free play could be tied to increased levels of depression and acute anxiety among young people. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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10:00 AM | iLabs: The Ferocious Planaria…at Least if You’re a Dead Mayfly…
One of our volunteers, Todd Folsom,  snapped these shots.  They show a number of “cute-looking” Planaria, with their typical “cross-eyed” look, appearing to hid behind a dead mayfly.  In reality, they are actually eating the dead mayfly – cleaning up after dead organisms is part of their job after all, and they do it well.  […]
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12:27 AM | The First Ever Chimp Fashion Trend: Sticking Blades of Grass In the Ear
A group of chimps at the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage Trust sanctuary in Zambia have a new fashion statement: sticking a blade of grass in one ear. Chimps are highly intelligent and are known to use grass to fish for termites, but after extensive study, scientists have concluded that there is no discernible purpose for what they’re calling the “grass-in-ear […]

June 28, 2014

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6:04 PM | Why we should trust scientists
Many of the world's biggest problems require asking questions of scientists -- but why should we believe what they say? Historian of science Naomi Oreskes thinks deeply about our relationship to belief and draws out three problems with common attitudes toward scientific inquiry -- and gives her own reasoning for why we ought to trust science.See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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6:03 PM | Chronobiology: Past, Present & Future
25 Years of the Kay Laboratory (1989–2014) BY PRATEEK TRIPATHI ASPB Student Ambassador, University of Southern California “The greatest thing of the pastSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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6:01 PM | BBC - BBC Radio 4 and Kew Gardens to explore history of plant science - Media centre
This summer BBC Radio 4 is to broadcast a major new series that will explore our changing relationship with plants, from Carl Linnaeus and the birth of modern botany right through to the modern day.See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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