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March 27, 2015

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12:33 PM | Collaborative Operating Environments in the Offshore Petroleum Sector: Solutions for Added Value in B2B Relationships - Springer
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11:51 AM | Activating students – a vicious circle?
Can we become “too motivating”? One thing I’ve been pondering recently are vicious circles, especially in teaching and learning contexts. Imagine this situation: You observe that your students are not as active as you would like them to be. Hence … Continue reading →
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11:44 AM | Retractions of scientific publications: responsibility and accountability | Biochemia Medica
 Source: http://www.biochemia-medica.com/2014/24/217 Retractions of scientific publications: responsibility and accountabilityResearch integrity corner:Vedran Katavić. Retractions of scientific publications: responsibility and accountability. Biochemia Medica 2014;24(2):217-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.11613/BM.2014.024Department of Anatomy, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, CroatiaCorresponding author: vkatavic@mef.hr Abstract This evidence-based opinion piece […]
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2:40 AM | Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis on Trend of Literature on Flapping Wing (2004 - 2014) by Bibliometric Analysis | Rezadad | International Review of Aerospace Engineering (IREASE)
Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis on Trend of Literature on Flapping Wing (2004 - 2014) by Bibliometric AnalysisMohammad Ismaeil Rezadad, Mohammadreza Maghami DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15866/irease.v7i6.4788 AbstractAcademic research on flapping wing micro aerial vehicle (MAV) has gained popularity over the past dacade years, and a corresponding variety of scientific sub-categories within this field has emerged in numerous journals such as Journal of Experimental Biology, Progress in […]
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12:18 AM | White House Science Fair 2015
It was awesome.Don't believe me?Just watch. Group hug with the president! #Troop411 @girlscouts #supergirls #WHScienceFair pic.twitter.com/x0AwcGEgEU— Girl Scouts East OK (@newsGSEOK) March 23, 2015 Happy #NationalPuppyDay! This #WHScienceFair pup is celebrating with 3D-printed paws → http://t.co/h8h3EKfYki 🐶 https://t.co/WQFMyeKMVu— The White House (@WhiteHouse) March 23, 2015 Who's that at the lectern photobomb-ing my selfie at the #WHScienceFair? 😉 […]

March 26, 2015

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10:59 PM | Australia Passes New Laws Mandating Data Retention For Phone And Internet Use
A new data retention law has been passed by Australia’s Federal Parliament, with both major parties voting in favor of the legislation during a recent vote of the Senate. According to ABC News… “The laws will force telecommunications providers to keep records of phone and internet use for two years and allow security agencies to access the records.”   A number of phone companies are already maintaining their own records, but they are doing […]
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10:14 PM | When discussing Humanity’s next move to space, the language we use matters.
Elon Musk’s vision for the humanity and colonizing Mars makes me incredibly uneasy. It’s not that Elon Musk has said very many inappropriate things, it’s that so much of the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:31 PM | Fascinating Physics of Fluids and Surface Movement
Mesmerizing video puts the physics of liquid in motion. Students and families can explore related science with hands-on activities that are fun to do at home or in the classroom.
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5:42 PM | Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts.
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1:15 PM | Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn
Students can better understand math and physics problems by acting them out. This type of embodied learning can help open up the mind to abstract concepts. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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11:10 AM | Bringing light into the discussion about GMOs? – A rather long reading list
[updated 08 March, 2015]   These days I received an apparently easy request: “Do you have any recommendations for reading about the debate on GMOs? I think there is a lot of heat, but too little light in the discussion; I trust you can send me some…” To which I answered carelessly: “Sure, I will look into it, select a few references and post them…”  I thought I’d have a quick look into my collection of bookmarks and references […]

March 25, 2015

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11:10 PM | Belgium Just Abolished All Prison Sentences Under One Year. Here’s Why
The government of Belgium has announced that it will be scrapping prison sentences of less than one year as part of a series of reforms to the country’s justice system. Belgium’s federal government says that such short sentences are both expensive and ineffective. Many people also worry that short stints in prison could actually encourage future law breaking, rather than preventing it. Koen Geens, Belgium’s justice minister and a member of parliament, […]
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8:02 PM | Endogenous Arabidopsis messenger RNAs transported to distant tissues
Endogenous Arabidopsis messenger RNAs transported to distant tissuesSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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7:45 PM | COLD1 Confers Chilling Tolerance in Rice: Cell
QTL COLD1 regulates G-protein signaling to confer chilling tolerance in rice•SNP2 in COLD1jap/ind enhances its ability to activate G-protein α GTPase•COLD1 interacts with G protein to activate the Ca2+ channel for temperature sensing•The SNP2-containing allele is selected during japonica rice domesticationSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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7:41 PM | Nature: Primary transcripts of microRNAs encode regulatory peptides (!)
Primary transcripts of microRNAs encode regulatory peptidesSee also the News&Views from which this figure is takenhttp://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature14378.htmlSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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7:30 PM | Watch This Seed Drills Itself Into the Ground Upon Contacting Water (Time-Lapse Video)
If you’re looking for an example of awesome engineering in nature, look no further than Erodium cicutarium. The plant — commonly referred to as redstem filaree, stork’s-bill or pinweed — has a seed that bores itself into the ground upon coming into contact with moisture. To accomplish this feat, the erodium seed uses a specialized spiral stalk that is able to unwind itself in response to daily changes in humidity. As the humidity levels rise and fall, this […]
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7:25 PM | Learning from nature's best : Nature : Nature Publishing Group
Materials researchers are taking cues from specific plants and animals that make substances that could endow humans with superhero powers.Mary Williams's insight:Cute and cool look at bio-inspired designsSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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5:09 PM | Chinese Scientists Just Built the World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Tram (Video)
Last week, the world’s first hydrogen-powered tram rolled off the production line in Qingdao, a city on the eastern coast of China. The tram was designed by a team of local scientists and engineers and manufactured by the Sifang Company, a subsidiary of the China South Rail Corporation. According to Science Alert, “Its only emission is water – the temperature inside the fuel cell will be controlled to stop any nitrogen oxides from forming – so it’s doing zero […]
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4:55 PM | Bug of the Week: Insects on Zinnas Continued
What are on the zinnias this week? In just one week a number of insects have “colonized” the zinnias. Some aphids have come over from the local sunflowers. (Sunflower aphids, Uroleucon helianthicola) A lacebug has found the leaves. I see … Continue reading →
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4:35 PM | Dr Nader Ale Ebrahim - Wikiscientist
 Dr Nader Ale Ebrahim University of Malaya UMExpert - Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim Birth place Residence Other name Education Last updated Langarud, Guilan, IRAN Malaysia نادر آل ابراهیم PhD degree from University of Malaya 25 February 2015Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim (born December 01, 1963) is an Iranian researcher. He is expert in the field of Technology Management, […]
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12:31 PM | “Stop complaining and do something” [Women's History Month]
My final post for Women's History Month in 2015 celebrates those that have taken a stand and taken action when faced with unequal representation and inappropriate comments towards women in STEM. May we all be just as brave to take action and make the difference we want to see.
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12:26 PM | Dash: Research Tools: Supporting Research and Publication
Research Tools: Supporting Research and PublicationCitationAle Ebrahim, Nader (2015): Research Tools: Supporting Research and Publication. DataONE. Other. doi:10.15146/r3cc7dTitle Research Tools: Supporting Research and Publication Creator(s)Ale Ebrahim, NaderAbstract“Research Tools” can be defined as vehicles that broadly facilitate research and related activities. Scientific tools enable researchers to collect, […]
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11:14 AM | Watching the solar eclipse using “household items”
Different methods to project the sun to watch it safely. During our recent PBL workshop, we came up with a number of different ways to watch a solar eclipse by projecting the sun’s image on a screen, using “household items” … Continue reading →
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7:04 AM | What Does a School Need to Enable Learning Based on Student Competency?
Leaders in this movement are working together to identify the structures that need to shift for real change to take hold. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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4:27 AM | Spring is the Season for Citizen Science
Here are six projects in need of your help as you walk the dog, work in your garden, clean the gutters, or do spring cleaning. And check out these  new citizen science projects just added to the Project Finder on SciStarter. Cheers! The SciStarter Team iSeeChange iSeeChange has the charm of an old-fashioned almanac, partnered […]Find more posts like Spring is the Season for Citizen Science by Eva Lewandowski on the SciStarter Blog. Your source for citizen science and other science […]
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12:22 AM | FIFA President: FIFA Is More Influential Than Every Country and Religion In the World
For the past 17 years, Sepp Blatter has been the president of FIFA, the international governing body for the sport of soccer. Blatter, who turned 79 earlier this month, has no intentions of giving up that highly-coveted position. Over the past few weeks, the Swiss native has been doing the rounds on various media outlets to support his bid for a fifth term as president (the vote is in May). Part of that media tour was an interview with Swiss newspaper Sonntags-Zeitung. […]

March 24, 2015

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11:13 PM | Mystery Seed of the Week 242
It has been a hectic day, but Mystery Seed of the Week has finally arrived. Not much to distinguish these seeds. Hint:  the seeds color (black) is part of the plant’s name. Do you recognize what plant these seeds are … Continue reading →
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9:03 PM | Biodiversity Heritage Library: Antique Seed Catalogs and Heirloom Gardening
It's gardening week at Biodiversity Heritage Library, and they're featuring their collection of antique and historical seed catalogues. Maybe the prose is a bit over the top, but the drawings are stunning.See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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8:08 PM | Four Student Data Privacy Issues Adults Should Be Aware Of
A House bill seeks to restrict what private companies can do with information collected on students. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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3:57 PM | Seed of the Week: Sweet Pea
Our mystery seeds from last week were from the sweet pea, Lathyrus odoratus. The sweet pea is a vining annual plant. Originally from Southern Italy, the wild plant has been transformed into numerous showy cultivars now grown throughout the world. … Continue reading →
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