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August 28, 2014

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5:39 PM | Summers End
The air around Keele has been distinctly Autumnal of late, and in between heavy rain, it’s quite clear that summer is done. Hopefully we’ll get an Indian summer for those last few rays of hope before the season properly turns. … Continue reading →
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3:00 PM | Tie-Dye Using Permanent Markers: Weekly Science Activity
School and family science weekly spotlight: learn more about the chemistry of solubility while making your own tie dye using permanent markers.
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2:51 PM | Watch These Two Elephants Casually Dancing To Some Live Violin (Video)
Eleanor Bartsch is a talented musician, to say the least. Besides being a member of both the Madison (WI) Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Eleanor is also an active chamber musician, performing regularly with other small groups and ensembles in the state. But recently, Eleanor decided to try out her musical skills on a very different audience. While performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum, she noticed two elephants outside of a tent that […]
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2:00 PM | What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?
Google launches new tools for teachers and expands its brand among students. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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12:37 PM | Kristen: Doctor of Chiropractic, former cheerleader, GA Tech and Atlanta Hawks
Meet Kristen at the DragonCon parade on Saturday, August 30!
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12:37 PM | Kristin: Doctor of Chiropractic, former cheerleader, GA Tech and Atlanta Hawks
Meet Kristen at the DragonCon parade on Saturday, August 30!
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8:30 AM | Meet the Science Cheerleaders at DragonCon this weekend!
When the annual Dragon*Con parade rolls through Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, August 30, four Science Cheerleaders will be cheering for science and leading parade spectators in citizen science activities! They’ll be marching with other citizen science evangelists including Pamela Gay from CosmoQuest, and the Free Thought Society. Stick around on Sunday when our pals at the Atlanta Science Festival engage fans in a research project we’re launching with ECAST (Expert and […]
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2:56 AM | A 3-D Printed Robot Flying A Prototype for a Quadcopter Hoverbike (Video)
Back in May, I wrote an article about a futuristic new hoverbike called the Aero-X set to go on sale in 2017. Now it seems that the Aero-X may have some serious competition. A company called Malloy Aeronautics recently completely a successful Kickstarter campaign for a similar hoverbike that uses four helicopter bladed instead of two, adding additional control, stability and maneuverability to the craft. Though they haven’t yet built a full-size model, Malloy […]
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12:54 AM | Dr. Jennifer McQueen
Future Science Leaders Program Coordinator and Year 2 Research Instructor Why are you involved in FSL? Science is a process that asks a lot out of those engaging with it. I love working with people as they develop their scientific thinking and meet the challenges that are inevitably a part of scientific endeavors. I enjoy supporting students during […]

August 27, 2014

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11:44 PM | How Global Politics Is Crippling the World’s Response to the Growing Islamic State
The Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS/ISIL) is the most serious terrorist threat to come out of the Middle East in recent memory. The extremist state has a population of 8 million Syrians and Iraqis under its control, and has established its own military, police force, court system and (most worryingly) a massive self-sustaining black market economy. This isn’t some group of crazies hiding in the mountains. The Islamic State (IS) is highly sophisticated, preferring to […]
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9:22 PM | Call for papers: Personal stories from women in science
Diving headlong into motherhood this year has meant less blogging (obvious to anyone who subscribes here…), but it has also made me think a lot more about the scientific life that I would hope for my new daughter and girls like her. Currently her research interests include ceiling fans, her toes, her soother, the dogs […]
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7:31 PM | Where We Donate Our Money Vs. What Actually Kills Us (Infographic)
With the ALS challenge taking Facebook by storm this summer, many people are discussing and critiquing charities and fundraising campaigns in general. While I will never criticize a creative idea generating money for a good cause, I think we all need to step back for a second to actually think about what causes are really worth our money. Check out this awesome infographic from Vocativ that shows how much we raise to fight different diseases versus how many people those diseases […]
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4:40 PM | What Are My Rights to My Health Records?
Here I explain what your rights are for getting a copy of your health records from your dentist and exactly how to do it.The post What Are My Rights to My Health Records? appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
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3:34 PM | This Man Lost Both Arms at Age 10. Now, He’s A World-Famous Pianist (Video)
Liu Wei was born and raised in Beijing, China. When he was 10 years old, Liu had an electrical accident while playing a game of hide and seek with his friends. After 45 days under intensive care, Liu found out that he would be losing both of his arms as a result of the accident. The boy was crushed. But Liu’s mother refused to let him wallow in self-pity. “You are nothing different,” she told him, urging him to learn to
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3:26 PM | Bird Toilet
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2:00 PM | Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play
Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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1:00 PM | Science Buddies Annual Report: Supporting STEM Education
Science Buddies 2013 Annual Report: STEM: BUILDING 21st CENTURY CITIZENS
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12:36 PM | Getting students to read the syllabus with a Syllabus Quiz
We spend much time writing a syllabus, including all the required information by our universities... and yet, we struggle getting the students to read our masterpiece! Perhaps a syllabus quiz can motivate our students to learn about our courses from Day 1.
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12:03 PM | HIV-Mediated Apoptosis: New Therapeutic Targets
This review discusses the apoptotic pathways that result in the demise of the immune system in HIV infection. Continue reading →
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8:43 AM | REGISTER NOW | Two Day Course on The Effective Use of Research & Publication Tools and Resources
speaker ›› Dr. Nader Ale EbrahimVisiting Research Fellow, Research Support Unit, IPPP, University of Malaya medium ›› English venue ›› MPWS Training Centre # map time ›› 8:30am – 5:30pm   Date Early Bird Rate […]
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5:03 AM | Sunrise Alarm Clock Instructable
Waking up with beeping noises in the morning can be very unpleasant! Here is a way to wake up with “natural light!” Step 1: Real Time Clock The materials needed are: LCD Jumper Wires Arduino Uno Follow this guide of pictures to connect the LCD to the arduino: https://learn.adafruit.com/character-lcds/using-a-character-lcd  After learning several functions of the arduino, […]

August 26, 2014

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10:56 PM | Just How Big Was the Biggest Bird Ever?
25-28 million years ago, a massive seabird known as Pelagornis sandersi dominated the skies. With wingspans reaching up to 24 feet in length, P. sandersi’s wingspan was more than twice as large as the largest living bird capable of flight, the Royal Albatross (which can have a wingspan of up to 11.5 feet). P. sandersi‘s wingspan was also… As big as many World War I fighter jets: Longer than three Yao Mings lined up head to toe: And longer than […]
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8:17 PM | What Would a ‘Slow Education Movement’ Look Like?
Educator Shelley Wright argues that it's time for a "slow education movement," where children are allowed to learn at their own pace, but more slowly, freely and thoroughly. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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8:15 PM | #BugSnap: Submit your photos today.
Viewing bugs through a different lens. This year we are embracing social media for BugFest and want to see how you capture photos of bugs, the big and the small. We recently launched our new education Twitter account @NatSciLearn and we want to see how you capture the beauty of bugs in your local park, […]
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4:15 PM | Plant Tissue Culture Media Preparation - YouTube
Here's a video for new students starting plant tissue culture - how to prepare the media, step-by-stepSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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2:00 PM | Access to Technology for Immigrant Students
How a ninth-grade teacher handles BYOD issues with a largely immigrant classroom. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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10:00 AM | iLabs: A Vacation Promise!
Just a quick note to our readers to let you know we have some new posts in the works, and they’ll be up soon.  We’ll have everything from some new “Catch of the Day” posts, to  Mystery Creatures even WE haven’t been able to identify in our protozoan cultures, and I haven’t forgotten the two […]
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7:26 AM | In search of biological control agents for Himalayan balsam - YouTube
I think this is a great story - here's a video from 2009 showing an expedition to find natural enemies of the invasive plant Himalayan balsam, and today the rust fungus (after years of study and testing) is being released in an effort to combat it.http://www.cabi.org/news-and-media/2014/cabi-releases-rust-fungus-to-control-invasive-weed-himalayan-balsam/See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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12:39 AM | Bay Area Skaters Turn Earthquake Damage Into A Sweet Skateboard Ramp (Video)
Yesterday (8/24/14), the San Francisco Bay Area was rocked by the strongest earthquake to hit the area since 1989. The 6.0 earthquake, which was centered in Napa, did some serious damage, sparking fires from gas leaks, ruining building foundations and roads, and hospitalizing dozens. The cost of the damages has been estimated at nearly a billion dollars. But in one Napa neighborhood, some opportunistic local residents are making the most of the damages. Local […]

August 25, 2014

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10:02 PM | The Coolest Places On Earth: Reed Flute Caves- Guangxi, China (Photos)
Guilin is a city of about 5 million people located in the Guangxi region of southeast China. The city, which was officially established around 111 BC, is rich with Chinese history and culture. But Guilin also has another claim to fame: the Reed Flute Cave. This natural limestone cave is 180 million years old, and has been one of Guilin’s main tourist attractions for over 1200 years. The cave was named for the reeds which grow outside of its entrance. These reeds
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