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Hubble sees a lonely galactic island

Hubble sees a lonely galactic island | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
In terms of intergalactic real estate, our solar system has a plum location as part of a big, spiral galaxy, the Milky Way. Numerous, less glamorous dwarf galaxies keep the Milky Way company.
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Improving water quality can help save coral reefs

Improving water quality can help save coral reefs | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Researcher have found that an imbalance of nutrients in reef waters can increase the bleaching susceptibility of reef corals. Corals are made up of many polyps that jointly form a layer of living tissue covering the calcareous skeletons.
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New family of spiders found in Oregon cave - NOLA.com

New family of spiders found in Oregon cave - NOLA.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comNew family of spiders found in Oregon caveNOLA.comGRANTS PASS, Ore.
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Global Climate Change: Research Explorer

At this Web site , you can find real-time scientific data and research relating to the atmosphere, the oceans, the areas covered by ice and snow, and the living organisms in all these domains. See how..
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7 Unusual Career Paths in Science and Technology - Business Insider

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7 Unusual Career Paths in Science and TechnologyBusiness InsiderFaster software, tastier food, cooler robots, greener businesses—science and technology make the world better every day.
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NSF's South Pole Telescope Discovers a Galaxy Cluster Creating Stars at a Record Pace

NSF's South Pole Telescope Discovers a Galaxy Cluster Creating Stars at a Record Pace | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
A National Science Foundation-funded radio telescope in Antarctica has found an extraordinary galaxy cluster that may force astronomers to rethink how galaxy clusters and the galaxies that inhabit them evolve.The galaxy cluster was discovered some...
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Scientists Discover How Brains Keep Clean - Wired News (blog)

Scientists Discover How Brains Keep Clean - Wired News (blog) | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Wired News (blog)Scientists Discover How Brains Keep CleanWired News (blog)We all need to clear our heads, sometimes literally — and now scientists have learned how our neurological plumbing system works.
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System could warn of solar storms - BBC News

System could warn of solar storms - BBC News | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
BBC NewsSystem could warn of solar stormsBBC NewsOther physicists are more sceptical of the conclusions made by the researchers.
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Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system

Sunflowers inspire more efficient solar power system | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
A field of young sunflowers will slowly rotate from east to west during the course of a sunny day, each leaf seeking out as much sunlight as possible as the sun moves across the sky through an adaptation called heliotropism.
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Climate and drought lessons from ancient Egypt

Climate and drought lessons from ancient Egypt | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt's Nile Delta document the region's ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt's Old Kingdom, the era known as...
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LaTroy Davis's curator insight, April 11, 12:31 PM

Basically, pollen and charcoal from the ancient times was found preseved deep in the Nile.  This evidence was used to determine the amount of droughts and fires that occurred during the times of Ancient Egypt; which possibly had a participation in the fall of the old kingdom.

David Arrieta's curator insight, April 26, 1:09 AM

Researchers have recently discovered from ancient pollen and charcoal that the ancient Egyptians had gone through dramatic weather changes and is ultimately the reason why this society fell.

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The Future Of Textbooks Is Free … And It’s Now Available | Edudemic

The Future Of Textbooks Is Free … And It’s Now Available | Edudemic | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
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The Top 5 iPad Apps Being Used In Classrooms Right Now | Edudemic

The Top 5 iPad Apps Being Used In Classrooms Right Now | Edudemic | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
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Higher Science Standards Lead to Higher Achievement

Higher Science Standards Lead to Higher Achievement | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
It seems like a reasonable assumption, and one that has driven the U.S. education system toward a single set of standards in mathematics and reading/language arts (Common Core State Standards-CCSS), and very soon, ...
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Sun's Shape: NASA Data Show Our Star More Round Than Previously Thought - Huffington Post

Sun's Shape: NASA Data Show Our Star More Round Than Previously Thought - Huffington Post | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
BBC NewsSun's Shape: NASA Data Show Our Star More Round Than Previously ThoughtHuffington Post"This will be a new and powerful tool for understanding why the sun changes, and how it will affect the Earth in the future," Kuhn said.
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Massachusetts butterflies move north as climate warms

Massachusetts butterflies move north as climate warms | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
A new study shows that, over the past 19 years, a warming climate has been reshaping Massachusetts butterfly communities.
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National education policy -- oh, how it's changed - Eureka! Science News

National education policy -- oh, how it's changedEureka!
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Science, tech preparation lagging in US schools - OCRegister

Science, tech preparation lagging in US schools - OCRegister | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Science, tech preparation lagging in US schoolsOCRegisterIn 1957, the launch of the Soviet Union satellite into space created a crisis in America. Sputnik's orbit around the Earth gave the Cold War rival the lead in the space race.
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9 Funny Quotes From Serious Scientists - Wired News

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9 Funny Quotes From Serious ScientistsWired NewsHigh school kids may not believe science has a sense of humor, but I know a few scientists who would beg to differ.
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Scientists as writers - Scientific American (blog)

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Scientific American (blog)Scientists as writersScientific American (blog)Scientists study murky ponds, holes in space, and atoms that refuse to touch. Science is inspiring and beautiful. But scientific articles are not.
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Gut bacteria linked to obesity and metabolic syndrome identified

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Researchers have identified 26 species of bacteria in the human gut microbiota that appear to be linked to obesity and related metabolic complications.
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Sun Dominates Space Weather Concerns for Next Decade: Report - Space.com

Sun Dominates Space Weather Concerns for Next Decade: Report - Space.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
U.S. News & World ReportSun Dominates Space Weather Concerns for Next Decade: ReportSpace.comThe study is the council's second decadal survey for solar and space physics.
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A GPS in your DNA

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Scientists have devised a method for more precisely determining the geographical location of a person's ancestral origins based on a model of genetic traits for every coordinate on the globe.
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TechLearning: Video Tutorial: Introducing Pinterest

The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.
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5 Must-Know Tips For Deploying iPads In Your Classroom | Edudemic

5 Must-Know Tips For Deploying iPads In Your Classroom | Edudemic | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
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STEM Across the Middle Grades Curriculum - Middle Ground

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Salisbury Middle School in Maryland has an inclusive school-within-a-school STEM program that immerses students in STEM topics and promotes hands-on learning.
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