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The nose knows more than we thought: Study says humans can detect at least 1 trillion odors

The nose knows more than we thought: Study says humans can detect at least 1 trillion odors | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A study finds that humans can detect at least 1 trillion odors — far more than the 10,000 previously thought.
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Photos: Remembering Lewis Grizzard

Photos: Remembering Lewis Grizzard | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Lewis Grizzard, the quintessential Southern humorist, was born at Fort Benning on Oct. 20, 1946. He would go on to write a regular column for the Atlanta Constitution and pen numerous best-selling books, including
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CFP: Calling Adjuncts to Action - Hybrid Pedagogy

CFP: Calling Adjuncts to Action - Hybrid Pedagogy | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
“Our visible invisibility means universities sit in the comfortable position of never having to justify to parents the ever-increasing cost of a college tuition coupled with the reality that many...
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5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think

5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Teachers have a different perspective on our children — one that can help us to see them differently. They’re capable individuals, they don’t need constant feedback, and they’re learning from what we do (not what we say).
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Immunotherapy Vaccine Debuts Against Pancreatic Cancer

Immunotherapy Vaccine Debuts Against Pancreatic Cancer | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Although scientists have investigated cancer vaccines for the past several decades, progress is slow in developing such treatments for lung cancer among others.
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The Rise of Writing Literacies, Implications for Libraries | DMLcentral

The Rise of Writing Literacies, Implications for Libraries | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The look of any library — school, academic, or public — is always dependent on local needs in a community, but the feature that has traditionally characterized all types of libraries is reading literacy and the tools and practices that support readers.
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Why Every Library Needs a Wifi-Free Zone

Why Every Library Needs a Wifi-Free Zone | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
What does KitKat and Harvard's Library Test Kitchen have in common? The idea that we need wifi-free zones, or wifi coldspots: You can tell by KitKat's ad above that they already think of the librar...
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Goal! - Project SNOWstorm

Back in December, when the magnitude of the winter snowy owl irruption was becoming clear and we conceived the outlines of Project SNOWstorm, we set a pretty audacious goal — to tag more than 20 snowy owls this winter with GPS/GSM transmitters. Given that we had no funding and about a week’s planning, it may …
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Children of vets facing mental health crisis

Children of vets facing mental health crisis | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Most are familiar with the heartwarming videos of a child in a classroom or at a sporting event surprised by the unexpected return of a parent serving in the military overseas. What those videos don't show is the struggle many families undergo after years of separation. Martha Teichner takes a look at the toll war takes on the children of warriors.
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Teen Tech Week DIY 2014: Duct Tape, Squishy Circuits, and Makey Makey

Teen Tech Week DIY 2014:  Duct Tape, Squishy Circuits, and Makey Makey | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
On our first day of Teen Tech Week, we had fun creating tech cord covers and friendship bracelets; several students returned Tuesday to continue working on those crafts.  On Wednesday, we brought o...
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Interstate 77 between I-480 and Grant Avenue closing tonight

Interstate 77 between I-480 and Grant Avenue closing tonight | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
I-77 closes this weekend near downtown Cleveland so crews can set up concrete barriers in preparation for a major bridge project.
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FemTechNet: Feminist Activism Through Collaborative Learning Experimentation | Connected Learning

FemTechNet: Feminist Activism Through Collaborative Learning Experimentation | Connected Learning | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
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Lives, not numbers: Snapshots of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 passengers

Lives, not numbers: Snapshots of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 passengers | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Behind the number -- 239 -- of passengers missing on Malaysia flight are 239 stories of mothers, fathers, children; friends, co-workers, soulmates.
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Gallery: Cancer-fighting Grandma Betty goes viral on Instagram

Gallery: Cancer-fighting Grandma Betty goes viral on Instagram | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Gallery: Cancer-fighting Grandma Betty goes viral on Instagram
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Partnering for Possibilities: NHS Media Center, Gwinnett County Public Library, 3D Printing, and More

Partnering for Possibilities:  NHS Media Center, Gwinnett County Public Library, 3D Printing, and More | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
The grand finale to Teen Tech Week 2014 was the first step in a partnership (more details later in this post!) between our media center and our friends from the Gwinnett County Public Library.  Tra...
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Study shows growing mental health problem among kids in U.S.

Study shows growing mental health problem among kids in U.S. | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
A new report shows a troubling trend among American children with mental health issues. The University of California-San Francisco study finds almost one in every ten children is sent to the hospital with mental problems.
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Pancreatic cancer cells able to recruit bodyguards

Why are pancreatic cancer cells, one of the most ruthless killers, so hard to beat? For one thing, they’re not in the battle alone, according to newly published research.
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Disney Helps Us MaKeyMaKey A Better Future From Scratch

Disney Helps Us MaKeyMaKey A Better Future From Scratch | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
My students need 10 MaKey MaKey kits, Play-Doh to use as a conductor, books on Scratch programming, and extra alligator clips to design video games about sustainability. Children learn best by making things, whether physical or virtual This quote from Cynthia Solomon explains what our students already know - concepts are much easier to grasp when you are given...
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Last Minute DonorsChoose Help!

Last Minute DonorsChoose Help! | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Please give: Click here to access our MaKeyMaKey project, and remember to use the code INSPIRE.  Thank you! **I'm not a big fan of asking for money, but these projects will allow for my students to...
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Stunning Time-Lapse Video Shows Rare Views of Yosemite

Stunning Time-Lapse Video Shows Rare Views of Yosemite | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Two photographers travel far from the beaten path to capture time-lapse photos of Yosemite in all seasons.
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First Lick: A Film by Jimmy Fallon - YouTube

Jimmy asked 20 puppies and kittens to kiss for the first time in this "First Kiss" parody. Subscribe NOW to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: http://bi...
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Howard “Bo” Callaway: ‘Superstar’ of Republican party

Howard “Bo” Callaway: ‘Superstar’ of Republican party | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
In the 1960s, when nearly every elected Georgia Republican could fit in a Studabaker, Howard “Bo” Callaway was the party’s driver.
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My Beef With Badges | DMLcentral

My Beef With Badges | DMLcentral | Buffy Hamilton's Unquiet Commonplace "Book" | Scoop.it
Don't get me wrong. I love badges, digital badges for learning. And I don't mean just for some hoped-for potential to transform the learning landscape.
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