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Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein, known as one of the greatest scientists of all time, was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany.
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Interactive Science Tutor: Acids, Bases, and Salts

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After you’ve finished your study of acids, bases, and salts, this little matching game will help you review what you’ve learned.
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Neuroscience Basics through Puzzles and Dance

Neuroscience Basics through Puzzles and Dance | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Show your students that understanding neuroscience can be accessible and even fun.
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US Science Education: Where's the Beef? - Science Now

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US Science Education: Where's the Beef? Science Now Elementary and secondary schools are sacrificing in-depth understanding of science by trying to cover too much ground, concludes a report released today by the Third International Mathematics and...
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The sun's magnetic field is about to flip

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Something big is about to happen on the sun. According to measurements from NASA-supported observatories, the sun's vast magnetic field is about to flip.
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This is your brain on Vivaldi and Beatles

This is your brain on Vivaldi and Beatles | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Listening to music activates large networks in the brain, but different kinds of music are processed differently. A team of researchers has developed a new method for studying music processing in the brain during a realistic listening situation.
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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The World’s First Lab-Grown Hamburger

The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The World’s First Lab-Grown Hamburger | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Do you think lab-grown meat will ever replace conventional meat in supermarkets and restaurants?    
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Billions of cicadas set to blanket East Coast - Boston Globe

Billions of cicadas set to blanket East Coast - Boston Globe | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
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Billions of cicadas set to blanket East Coast
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But ominous as that sounds — along with scientists' horror-movie name for the infestation, Brood II — they're harmless. These insects won't hurt you or other animals.
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20-million-year-old amber shatters theories of glass as a liquid

20-million-year-old amber shatters theories of glass as a liquid | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Fact or fiction? Stained glass found in medieval cathedrals becomes thicker at the bottom because glass moves over time. For years researchers have had their doubts, now scientists have further evidence that glass is not going anywhere.
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A trick to fold proteins more quickly: 'Clever' technique speeds up the analysis of protein dynamics

A trick to fold proteins more quickly: 'Clever' technique speeds up the analysis of protein dynamics | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Scientists have devised a method to reduce the time used to simulate how proteins take on their signature three-dimensional shape.
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Filling In The Gap On Climate Education In Classrooms

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Science education standards, issued in April, recommend teaching climate change for the first time. But one nonprofit says kids aren't learning enough, soon enough, about how their world will change in the coming decades.
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Physics teacher adopts Google Glass, gives students a glance at CERN (video) - Engadget

Physics teacher adopts Google Glass, gives students a glance at CERN (video) - Engadget | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Physics teacher adopts Google Glass, gives students a glance at CERN (video)
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When Google asked what we'd do if we had Glass, it was no doubt hoping we'd produce some world-changing ideas.
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Spider-Man Physics: How Real Is the Superhero? - Wired

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Q&A: The science behind personal genetics testing

Q&A: The science behind personal genetics testing | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) -- A growing number of universities are offering classes on personal genetics to educate students about a medical field that is becoming increasingly important as the price of genetic testing drops.
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Minerals Ed: Teacher Resources

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If you teach earth science, this site has a treasure trove of resources for you to use.

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Study: Dolphins can problem solve like humans

Study: Dolphins can problem solve like humans | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
GRASSY KEY, Fla. (AP) -- A dog may be man's best friend, but dolphins can imitate human actions, and even how they solve problems....
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See Three Asteroids in the Night Sky This Month

Have you ever seen an asteroid? These space rocks, though small in size, are very numerous, but very few amateur astronomers have ever seen one. The next couple of weeks give stargazers an...
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Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein, known as one of the greatest scientists of all time, was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany.
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NSF Joins Forces with Intel and GE to Move the Needle in Producing U.S. Engineers and Computer Scientists

NSF Joins Forces with Intel and GE to Move the Needle in Producing U.S. Engineers and Computer Scientists | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
As a new crop of graduates from U.S. colleges and universities hits the street, the country is counting on a new wave of skilled workers to navigate a complex set of challenges to national security, health and rehabilitation, energy security, and...
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Older adults' memory lapses linked to problems processing everyday events

Some memory problems common to older adults may stem from an inability to segment daily life into discrete experiences, according to a new study.
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Brain Games Aim to Make Kids Smarter (preview)

A mop of light brown hair shakes as a slender nine-year-old boy named Jack bangs furiously at his keyboard. Jack's eyes are fixed on a clock with six hands, which denote the month, day, hour, minute, second and 60th of a second.
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Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting

Bacteria adapt and evade nanosilver's sting | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Although nanosilver has effective antimicrobial properties against certain pathogens, it can cause other potentially harmful organisms to rapidly adapt and flourish, a new study reveals.
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Monkey math: Baboons show brain's ability to understand numbers

Monkey math: Baboons show brain's ability to understand numbers | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Opposing thumbs, expressive faces, complex social systems: it's hard to miss the similarities between apes and humans.
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'The science is undeniable' - MSNBC (blog)

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'The science is undeniable'
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Isolated measurements have peaked at above 400 parts per million in the Arctic, but scientists are more alarmed at steady readings from Mauna Loa, Hawaii, far from major pollution sources.
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Massive Nitrogen Pollution Accompanies China's Growth

Beijing has been battling an unwelcome, unrelenting and "very unhealthy" smog for many months, much of it made up of particulate nitrogen compounds suspended in the air. Nitrogen pollution in China has kept pace with the country's rapid growth.
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