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$1 billion plan to drill to Earth's mantle

$1 billion plan to drill to Earth's mantle | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Humans have reached the moon and are planning to return samples from Mars, but when it comes to exploring the land deep beneath our feet, we have only scratched the surface of our planet.
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Hubble portrays a dusty spiral galaxy

Hubble portrays a dusty spiral galaxy | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope has provided another outstanding image of a nearby galaxy -- NGC 4183, seen with a beautiful backdrop of distant galaxies and nearby stars.
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Classes Make Virtual Science Trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro -- THE Journal

Classes Make Virtual Science Trek to Mt. Kilimanjaro -- THE Journal | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
For the fifth time in as many years a group of scientists, teachers, and students are heading up Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to research mountain biomes and share what they discover with students online.
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Ancient Buddhist statue made of meteorite, new study reveals

Ancient Buddhist statue made of meteorite, new study reveals | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
An ancient Buddhist statue which was first recovered by a Nazi expedition in 1938 has been analyzed by a team of scientists.
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Common Core Reaches Into Science Classes, Survey Finds - Education Week News (blog)

Common Core Reaches Into Science Classes, Survey Finds - Education Week News (blog) | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
WCSH-TVCommon Core Reaches Into Science Classes, Survey FindsEducation Week News (blog)The new data, collected by the National Science Teachers Association, provide an early glimpse into how the common core is touching science teachers (grades...
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3 Ways to Tell Girls How Cool Science Is - Care2.com (blog)

3 Ways to Tell Girls How Cool Science Is - Care2.com (blog) | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
3 Ways to Tell Girls How Cool Science IsCare2.com (blog)“I would have gone into science.” A student, a humanities major, once said these words to me as we talked about her post-college plans.
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Exploring the universe in 60 seconds - News & Observer

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Exploring the universe in 60 secondsNews & ObserverHenry Reich, 25, is a digital artist at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario, Canada.
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Teacher strives to make science lessons real and relatable - phillyBurbs.com

Teacher strives to make science lessons real and relatable - phillyBurbs.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Teacher strives to make science lessons real and relatablephillyBurbs.comThe project, supported by a National Science Foundation grant, provides teachers with knowledge, skills and strategies to engage middle and secondary students in authentic...
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Taking gingko biloba does not improve memory, study finds

Taking gingko biloba does not improve memory, study finds | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Taking Gingko biloba supplements does not improve memory, attention or problem solving in healthy individuals, according to a new study.
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James Webb Space Telescope Mirror 'Cans'

James Webb Space Telescope Mirror 'Cans' | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
The powerful primary mirrors of the James Webb Space Telescope will be able to detect the light from distant galaxies. The manufacturer of those mirrors, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
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Lack of sleep affects bone health and bone marrow activity

Scientists specializing in neurology, cell biology, neurobiology and anatomy have discovered abnormalities in bone and bone marrow in rats undergoing chronic lack of sleep.
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What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe? - LiveScience.com

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe? - LiveScience.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?LiveScience.comThe answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were the building blocks of what we see around us.
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Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral in the last 27 years

Great Barrier Reef has lost half of its coral in the last 27 years | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
The Great Barrier Reef has lost half its coral cover in the last 27 years. The loss was due to storm damage (48%), crown of thorns starfish (42%), and bleaching (10%), according to a new study by researchers in Australia.
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More than a holiday: The luxury superyacht that doubles as a science lab - CNN

More than a holiday: The luxury superyacht that doubles as a science lab - CNN | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
More than a holiday: The luxury superyacht that doubles as a science labCNNHe explains that anyone who charters the yacht can have as much or as little involvement in the research as they like, with the one condition that they always allow a group...
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It's not rocket science — just Einstain's brain - gulfnews.com

It's not rocket science — just Einstain's brain - gulfnews.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
It's not rocket science — just Einstain's braingulfnews.comWhile Albert Einstein's genius isn't included, an exclusive iPad application launched on Tuesday promises to make detailed images of his brain more accessible to scientists than ever before.
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Search for element 113 concluded at last

Search for element 113 concluded at last | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
The most unambiguous data to date on the elusive 113th atomic element has now been obtained.
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Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation

Designing Science Inquiry: Claim + Evidence + Reasoning = Explanation | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Eric Brunsell breaks scientific inquiry down into the basic CER model and offers suggestions for introducing it to students.
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Ocean creatures face climate consequences

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Sharks and loggerhead turtles look like marine life hit hardest by global warming.
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Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here's why it matters. - Scientific American (blog)

Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here's why it matters. - Scientific American (blog) | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog)Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here's why it matters.Scientific American (blog)But in a groundbreaking study published last week, that is exactly what was done.
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Science goes pop - China Daily

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China DailyScience goes popChina DailyClockwise from the bottom: A science teacher from Beijing Bayi High School showcases students' cleaner robots, which use mechanical arms to pick up trash.
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Using artificial intelligence to chart the universe

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Astronomers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm to help them chart and explain the structure and dynamics of the universe around us with unprecedented accuracy.
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Bill Nye warns: Creation views threaten US science

Bill Nye warns: Creation views threaten US science | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The man known to a generation of Americans as "The Science Guy" is condemning efforts by some Christian groups to cast doubts on evolution and lawmakers who want to bring the Bible into science classrooms....
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New study predicts rapid urban expansion will threaten biodiversity

New study predicts rapid urban expansion will threaten biodiversity | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
A brief window of opportunity exists to shape the development of cities globally before a boom in infrastructure construction transforms urban land cover, according to a new study.
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Orangutan's cancer treatment similar to humans

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MIAMI (AP) -- Peanut is an 8-year-old orangutan and a star attraction at Miami's Jungle Island. These days she's also got a team of cancer doctors huddling around her, watching as the chemo drip flows into her veins....
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