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iOS Game Review: Physics puzzler Bubble Grubble HD is fun for all

iOS Game Review: Physics puzzler Bubble Grubble HD is fun for all | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
In this family-friendly physics game, you capture bugs and feed them to baby chicks, while demolishing obstacles.
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How your science teacher may be spreading invasive species - NBCNews.com

How your science teacher may be spreading invasive species - NBCNews.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comHow your science teacher may be spreading invasive speciesNBCNews.comPotential invasive species may get a helping hand from an unlikely source: science teachers, a new study indicates.
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Mars rover Curiosity sends home first color photo - Reuters

Mars rover Curiosity sends home first color photo - Reuters | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Wired NewsMars rover Curiosity sends home first color photoReutersPASADENA, California (Reuters) - NASA's newly landed Mars science rover Curiosity snapped the first color image of its surroundings while an orbiting sister probe photographed litter...
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Promising Perseid meteor shower peaks on Sunday - NBCNews.com

Promising Perseid meteor shower peaks on Sunday - NBCNews.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comPromising Perseid meteor shower peaks on SundayNBCNews.comThis article was provided to Space.com by Starry Night Education, the leader in space science curriculum solutions. Follow Starry Night on Twitter @StarryNightEdu.
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Beyond Higgs, CERN takes on 'a theory of everything' - NBCNews.com

Beyond Higgs, CERN takes on 'a theory of everything' - NBCNews.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Beyond Higgs, CERN takes on 'a theory of everything'NBCNews.comGENEVA — Scientists who stunned the world with their discovery of a particle that may be the basic building block of the universe now are on the lookout for a hitherto unseen world of ...
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Math Science Nucleus: Dr. Drippy

Dr. Drippy is the guide to the water cycle in this animated storybook for younger students. In rhyming couplets along with animated illustrations, Dr. Drippy shows how the water cycle works, introduce..
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TechHive: Apps for stargazers and space buffs

For those who are enthralled with the Curiosity rover, or just love gazing at the summer night sky, there are plenty of iOS apps that'll encourage and inform your inner astronomer.
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Fish getting skin cancer from UV radiation, scientists say - Los Angeles Times

Fish getting skin cancer from UV radiation, scientists say - Los Angeles Times | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comFish getting skin cancer from UV radiation, scientists sayLos Angeles TimesScientists from the Australian Institute of Marine Science were near the Great Barrier Reef conducting a survey of shark prey, predominantly coral trout.
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Legacy of Sally Ride furthers the love of science

Legacy of Sally Ride furthers the love of science | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
In this article, fourth-grade teacher Amanda Sheaffer reflects on the legacy the late Sally Ride -- the first female U.S.
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Gender Gaps Persist in STEM Subjects

Gender Gaps Persist in STEM Subjects | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Girls are no longer shut out of math, science, or career education classes like they were before Title IX, but their participation still lags.
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Graphene re-knits its holes

Graphene re-knits its holes | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that the 'miracle material', graphene, undergoes a self repairing process to mend holes.
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Ask An Astrophysicist - NPR

Ask An AstrophysicistNPRBut on the other side of the ledger, physicists keep track of sort of debts or deficits, and one of our forms of that is potential energy.
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Using rat cells, scientists create artificial jellyfish that swim - Los Angeles Times

Using rat cells, scientists create artificial jellyfish that swim - Los Angeles Times | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Using rat cells, scientists create artificial jellyfish that swimLos Angeles TimesAnd since real jellyfish, with their long tentacles, were once named after Medusa, the snake-haired monster of Greek myth, the scientists have dubbed their nonliving...
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Shark Week's gift to teachers

Shark Week's gift to teachers | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
It’s the middle of August, which means it is Shark Week, and to mark the 25th anniversary of the popular show, the education arm of the Discovery Channel has a gift for teachers.
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Satellite's first photo of Earth is an impressive one - NBCNews.com

Satellite's first photo of Earth is an impressive one - NBCNews.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
NBCNews.comSatellite's first photo of Earth is an impressive oneNBCNews.comEurope's latest weather satellite has captured its first picture of the Earth, and it's a pretty one.
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NSF Reaches Out to the Public on Federal Government-wide Digital Strategy

NSF Reaches Out to the Public on Federal Government-wide Digital Strategy | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
NSF is working to make agency data and services more useful and dynamic, key goals of the recent Digital Government Strategy, and is seeking the public's input to decide what information should be first in line for expanded openness.The Digital...
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Ouch! July in US was hottest ever in history books

Ouch! July in US was hottest ever in history books | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This probably comes as no surprise: Federal scientists say July was the hottest month ever recorded in the Lower 48 states, breaking a record set during the Dust Bowl of the 1930s....
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Mars rover landing site surprisingly 'Earth-like,' say scientists - Christian Science Monitor

Mars rover landing site surprisingly 'Earth-like,' say scientists - Christian Science Monitor | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Christian Science MonitorMars rover landing site surprisingly 'Earth-like,' say scientistsChristian Science MonitorThe ancient Martian crater where the Curiosity rover landed looks strikingly similar to California's Mojave Desert with its looming...
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Mars Curiosity rover showcases Nasa's digital media savvy - The Guardian

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NDTVMars Curiosity rover showcases Nasa's digital media savvyThe GuardianMars Curiosity rover showcases Nasa's digital media savvy. Traditional media's underwhelming Mars mission coverage didn't matter, as Nasa excelled.
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Fishing Nets, Climate Change Threaten Yellow-Eyed Penguins in New Zealand - Scientific American (blog)

Fishing Nets, Climate Change Threaten Yellow-Eyed Penguins in New Zealand - Scientific American (blog) | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Scientific American (blog)Fishing Nets, Climate Change Threaten Yellow-Eyed Penguins in New ZealandScientific American (blog)According to data presented this past weekend at a symposium on the species, an estimated 70 yellow-eyed penguins are known...
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El Nino: Early Warning

This site reports on a conference concerning early predictions of El Nino held on the Galapagos Islands. Along with dispatches from the conference, twenty hours of audio presentations are included. Im..
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Scientists unlock ocean CO2 secrets key to climate: study - msnbc.com

Scientists unlock ocean CO2 secrets key to climate: study - msnbc.com | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
AFPScientists unlock ocean CO2 secrets key to climate: studymsnbc.comSINGAPORE — From giant whirlpools to currents 1000 km wide, scientists said on Monday they have uncovered how vast amounts of carbon are locked away in the depths of the Southern...
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Magnetic field, mantle convection and tectonics

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On a time scale of tens to hundreds of millions of years, the geomagnetic field may be influenced by currents in the mantle. The frequent polarity reversals of Earth's magnetic field can also be connected with processes in the mantle.
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Moon formation: Was it a 'hit and run' accident? - BBC News

Moon formation: Was it a 'hit and run' accident? - BBC News | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
BBC NewsMoon formation: Was it a 'hit and run' accident?BBC NewsScientists have proposed a fresh idea in the long-running debate about how the Moon was formed.
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Scientists use microbes to make 'clean' methane

Scientists use microbes to make 'clean' methane | APS Instructional Technology ~ Science Content | Scoop.it
Microbes that convert electricity into methane gas could become an important source of renewable energy, according to scientists.
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