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March 23, 2014

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10:49 AM | New Phyt Tansley Review. Putting the brakes on: abscisic acid as a central environmental regulator of stomatal development
"Mature leaves detect environmental signals and relay messages to immature leaves to tell them how to adapt and grow. Stomata on mature leaves may act as stress signal-sensing and transduction centres, locally by aperture adjustment, and at long distance by optimizing stomatal density to maximize future carbon gain while minimizing water loss."See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)

March 22, 2014

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9:07 AM | Current Topics in Genome Analysis 2014 Course Syllabus, Handouts and Videos
"A lecture series covering contemporary areas in genomics and bioinformatics"Handouts and videos are online, from the National Human Genome Research InstituteSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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3:50 AM | DIY Candles
For spring break, Catherine brought in materials for crafts and so we made our own beeswax candles. This was super easy and fun to make! Here are the candle wicks we used.     Here are the pieces of wax that can be made into fun shapes.   First, you start off by rolling up […]
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2:18 AM | Steaming Cup of Communications Stories (3/21/2014)
Each week I read (and share) many different articles and blog posts related to communication. This...
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12:18 AM | Waste Heat: Energy for the Future?
A Possible Solution Greenhouse gas emissions are a major contributor to climate change – which is a serious global environmental threat – yet in the 2014 Climate Change Performance Index from Germanwatch, Canada is ranked 58th out of 58th industrialized countries for reducing greenhouse gas emissions. At 4th place in the list is Denmark, a […]

March 21, 2014

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11:06 PM | Dinosaur Science
Today on Twin Cities Live, we did some dinosaur-related science experiments in honor of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s new Ultimate Dinosaurs exhibit. Here are directions for doing the experiments in the video. Just click on the name to go to the post. Alien Monster Eggs Window Stickies diffusion experiment Paper Bag Volcanos Have fun!
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10:03 PM | Top tomatoes secure “Most Promising Innovator” award | News from the John Innes Centre
“We have been inspired by the need to redefine the meaning of healthy food,” says Professor Cathie Martin from the John Innes Centre, winner of the BBSRC award of “Most Promising Innovator 2014” with Dr Eugenio Butelli, for the development of tomatoes with high levels of beneficial compounds.See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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4:00 PM | Basketball Science: Hooking March Madness Fever to Hands-on Sports Science Experiments
As college basketball's spring championship gets underway, student fans can apply math and physics in hands-on science experiments that help highlight secrets to hoops success. Student Sports Science Great hands-on sports science projects help students explore science, physics, and math...
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3:44 PM | Weekend reading (March 21)
Items of interest from around the web for the week of March 21.
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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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