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Recent Sci Fi films -- the okay and the meh!

Recent Sci Fi films -- the okay and the meh! | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

Some impressions of old and recent Science Fiction movies, from Star Trek Into Darkness to Cloud Atlas to Atlas Shrugged: I thought J.J. Abrams dealt pretty well with the rascally immaturity of the new version of James T. Kirk by giving us a tale of maturation.  Fine. Chris Pine is growing on me. I wasn't keen on this re-boot, but I think it could work out fine.  (I'd like to see a more thoughtful use of the old (Nimoy) Spock.  I believe he would be more nuanced in his "interference." Indeed, what's  blatantly called for is an intersection of the parallel worlds, giving Pine (conveying different Kirks) even more range. But that awaits my someday having beers with Mr. Abrams.)


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Goodbye, Big Drinks | TIME For Kids

Goodbye, Big Drinks | TIME For Kids | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

Goodbye, Big Drinks is an unbiased article about the NYC soda ban. This article is helpful because it is easy to read since it is Time For Kids. Goodbye, Big Drinks explains how the soda ban has a positive effect on New York City and a negative effect.

This article is cool because there is a poll at the bottom of the article where kids can vote on what they think. In conclusion, the New York City soda ban is making a big impact on NYC.


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EdTechSandyK's comment, December 18, 2012 5:33 PM
I agree that this article presents both sides of the issue and is easy to read. The poll and its results are also interesting. Nice choice for your article collection, Gnomes!
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fantastic
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HelloGiggles.com Item of the Day: Dear Photograph

HelloGiggles.com Item of the Day: Dear Photograph | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it
I'm that girl you see on public transit staring off into space, envisioning some long lost memory. I pretty much swim in nostalgia.

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3D organ printing using just oil and water

3D organ printing using just oil and water | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

A research team in Oxford is 3D-printing little mounds of tissue-like material that can “flex like a muscle and transmit electric signals like chains of neurons,” Nature News writes.

 

Their only two ingredients: oil and water.


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Report on Telecollaboration in European Universities

Report on Telecollaboration in European Universities | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

Based on our survey and collection of case studies of telecollaborative activity in European universities, the INTENT team is happy to publish here the executive summary and full report "University Classes Collaborating Online".

The full report can be read and downloaded here:

http://intent-project.eu/sites/default/files/Telecollaboration_report_Final_Oct2012.pdf

 

The executive summary can be read here:

http://intent-project.eu/sites/default/files/Telecollaboration_report_Executive_summary-Oct2012_0.pdf

 

 


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These Plant Markers are Written in Stone

These Plant Markers are Written in Stone | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

Your garden is planted and filled with those little plastic plant markers that come with your potted herbs and flowers. Why not make a fun, artistic statement in your garden instead?


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Ron Wolford's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:37 AM

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'Female' Chromosome May Leave a Mark on Male Fertility

'Female' Chromosome May Leave a Mark on Male Fertility | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

Behind every great man, the saying goes, there's a great woman. And behind every sperm, there may be an X chromosome gene. In humans, the Y chromosome makes men, men, or so researchers have thought: It contains genes that are responsible for sex determination, male development, and male fertility. But now a team has discovered that X—"the female chromosome"—could also play a significant role in maleness. It contains scores of genes that are active only in tissue destined to become sperm. The finding shakes up our ideas about how sex chromosomes influence gender and also suggests that at least some parts of the X chromosome are playing an unexpectedly dynamic role in evolution.


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5 education curation sites worth trying out

5 education curation sites worth trying out | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it
All of these sites focus on learning and curation, but could one of them really be the "Pinterest of education"?

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MAría Rosa Arias's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:37 AM

Buenas herramientas para curación de contenidos

Elaine Wright's curator insight, July 13, 2013 2:59 PM

EdCanvas looks promising. I started a canvas on the Flipped Classroom. There are links on the site that search YouTube, Google and other educational sites. Dragging and dropping whatever you find onto your canvas is simple. EdClip can be used by students. 

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Facebook allows page admins to sort comments chronologically or by activity

Facebook allows page admins to sort comments chronologically or by activity | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it
Ever since Facebook first applied the reply function to comments on pages, many admins were a little frustrated that the comments weren't in chronological order.

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knob sleeveless's comment, September 27, 2013 9:18 AM
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Jacquelyn Frimpong's curator insight, November 19, 2013 5:35 PM

Facebook makes page admins work more logical.

Sonya Withrow's curator insight, February 28, 1:17 AM

Cool Information!  Thanks for sharing @martin gysler

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Scoop.it Spotlight

Scoop.it Spotlight | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

Take a closer look at Scoop.it and you will find an impressive group of inspirers sharing their passion for ideas that matter. New community leaders, business leaders, and thought leaders can be found each day. Now, it's time that they share their stories with us. The curators who have found and embraced their communities of interest deserve to be put in the spotlight.

 

In this series, we spotlight standout Scoop.it curators. Those whose passion ignite others' interests. Find out here about who has inspired us. Learn their secrets to sharing ideas that matter to a community hungry for great content. Hear their story. Get inspired.

 

#ScoopitSpotlight


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sledderwool's comment, June 12, 10:21 PM
Its very good :)
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Its really good :)
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Thats brilliant
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40 leaked GTA 5 Screens & Screenshots – New Update

40 leaked GTA 5 Screens & Screenshots – New Update | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

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Syria’s River of Death

Syria’s River of Death | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it
Ole Solvang on the bodies found in Aleppo’s river.

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fototazo: classroom

fototazo: classroom | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

fototazo began a mentorship program in 2012, matching young Colombian photographers with mentors from across the spectrum of the photographic world - gallery owners, bloggers, academics, art directors, and working photographers. The goal is to provide the photographers with commentary and advice on their work from professionals in the field and to expand their network and knowledge of resources beyond Colombia.


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How stars look young when they're not: The secret of aging well - Science Codex

How stars look young when they're not: The secret of aging well - Science Codex | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it
Science Codex How stars look young when they're not: The secret of aging well Science Codex "By studying the distribution of a type of blue star that exists in the clusters, we found that some clusters had indeed evolved much faster over their...

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Arabidopsis RABA1 GTPases are involved in the transport between the trans-Golgi network and the plasma membrane and are required for salinity stress tolerance - Asaoka - The Plant Journal - Wiley O...

Arabidopsis RABA1 GTPases are involved in the transport between the trans-Golgi network and the plasma membrane and are required for salinity stress tolerance - Asaoka - The Plant Journal - Wiley O... | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

RAB GTPases are key regulators of membrane traffic. Among them, RAB11, a widely conserved subgroup, has evolved in a unique way in plants; plant RAB11 has notable diversity, whereas yeast and animals possess only a few RAB11 members. In Arabidopsis thaliana, 57 RAB GTPases are encoded in its genome, 26 of which are classified in the RAB11 group (further divided into RABA1-RABA6 subgroups). Although several plant RAB11 members have been shown to play pivotal roles in plant-unique developmental processes, including cytokinesis and tip growth, molecular and physiological functions of the majority of RAB11 members remain unknown. To reveal precise functions of plant RAB11, we investigated subcellular localization and dynamics of the largest subgroup of Arabidopsis RAB11, RABA1, which consists of 9 members. RABA1 members resided on mobile punctate structures beside the trans-Golgi network (TGN) and colocalized with VAMP721/722, R-SNARE proteins operating in the secretory pathway. In addition, the constitutive-active mutant of the RABA1 representative, RABA1bQ72L, was observed on the plasma membrane. The RABA1b compartment showed actin-dependent dynamic motion. Vesicles labeled by GFP-RABA1b moved dynamically forming queues along actin filaments. Interestingly, the Arabidopsis plants whose four major RABA1 members were knocked out and those expressing the dominant-negative mutant ofRABA1B exhibited hypersensitivity to salinity stress. Altogether, these results indicate that RABA1 members mediate transport between the TGN and the plasma membrane and are required for salinity stress tolerance.

 

© 2012 The Authors. The Plant Journal © 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd


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40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos

40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it
Fortunately, there are some great websites and services that take the guesswork out of finding and sorting educational video content. Here is the most updated list of some of the curated video site...

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Floyd Figures's curator insight, July 23, 2013 8:25 AM

Nice resources for flipped classroom model or to reinforce content taught in class.

Marta Braylan's curator insight, July 26, 2013 4:35 PM

Curated video websites for educational use!

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:59 AM

Great list of resources. #edtech 

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Content Curation Guidelines for Where to Share | Curata Blog

Content Curation Guidelines for Where to Share | Curata Blog | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article by Pawan Deshpande, CEO at Curata:
"By definition, content curation is the act of continually identifying, organizing, and sharing the best and most relevant content on a specific topic or issue online.  When evaluating which content curation tool to use, there are three primary areas of consideration:

1.The Inputs – Where does the content curation tool get information from? What type of content will this allow me to curate?  Will it help identify and recommend relevant content?

2.The Organization  – What does this tool offer in terms of organizing content once it has been identified?  What type of data models does this represent content as? In a simple chronological list, or an inter-linked structure? Does it let me annotate and editorialize the curated content?

3.The Venue – How and where can I share the content once I have decided to curate it?

In this blog post, I am primarily going to focus on the decided on a content curation tool based on the venue – the channels to which your content is curated.

- Embedded Widget.
What is it? Embedded widgets allow you to display curated content in a small pane on your existing web properties.
Pro’s: Relatively easy to implement with Javascript code or create an iframe.
Con’s: Content in widgets is almost never indexed by search engines because they are rendered in Javascript which search engines do not consider.
Who should use it? Organizations that are looking primarily to touch up their website with some fresh content may want to use a widget.

- Microsite.
What is it? A dedicated microsite or section of a website populated primarily with curated content.
Pro’s: Microsites really create a full-fledged experience with curated content as the center piece and can easily because the hub for a specific topic or issue.
Con’s: Because the curated content is not tucked away in a widget and is instead front and center, you will need to pay a lot more attention to what you curate.
Who should use it? Organizations that are looking to become an authoritative destination for a topic or issue to position themselves as a key resource or thought leader, or to drive traffic and visibility.

- Personalized Page.
What is it? A personalized page is a lightweight, single page microsite filled with curated content.
Pro’s: Easy to get up and running and are indexed by search engines. Usually free.
Con’s: Only one page is indexed by search engines.
Who should use it? Individuals or cost conscious non-profits who want to create an information resource.

- Email Newsletters.
What is it? An email newsletter or digest containing the latest curated content that is sent out on a regular interval.
Pro’s: Email newsletters are a great way to continually educate an audience on a regular basis without fail.
Con’s: Email newsletters have two drawbacks: 1. They are not indexed by search engines. 2. They are not real time.
Who should use it? Email newsletters are a great medium for curated content for curators with an existing captive audience.

- Twitter & Social Media Channels.
What is it? Posting curated content on Twitter and other social media channels such as Facebook and LinkedIn through status updates. The curated content could be links to blog articles or other web content, or curated tweets.
Pro’s: Posting curated content is different from other mediums, because it’s a very time sensitive medium.
Con’s: The drawback of sharing curated content on social media is that if you don’t have a lot of curated content on your topic, then it’s hard to get noticed. Because social media is content is so fleeting, if you are not constantly and consistently posting your curated content, then your impact will be minimal.
Who should use it? Curators who have topics with a sufficient throughput of content.  Curators with an existing or potential audience on social media channels. Curators with content that has a likelihood of being shared virally.

- Feeds.
What is it? Content that’s shared through RSS feeds or other data feeds.
Pro’s: People with RSS readers can subscribe to them – who are usually visitors who return regularly. In addition, some search engines crawl RSS feeds.
Con’s: Social media these days has in many ways taken the place of RSS feeds and provide more room for annotation. Unlike social media, it’s also difficult to annotate your content as a curator and add your own context.
Who should use it? Curators with an audience that prefers this medium.

 


So what’s the right answer? Which venue should you choose as you evaluate content curation tools?
A sound content curation strategy utilizes all of the venues and channels, but drives all visitors back to a single microsite. If you’re using a robust content curation platform then you should be able to easily syndicate your content to all channels with ease..."

Read full original article here:
http://www.curata.com/blog/content-curation-guidelines-where-to-share/

 


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AndySernovitz's comment, May 6, 2013 9:52 PM
hehe......this guy(Pawan Deshpande) definately doesnt know whats content piracy and is just interested in posting his own link again n again to steal some traffic by unneccessary conversations ,iam with you Giuseppe,buddy
MyKLogica's comment, May 6, 2013 11:38 PM
well, it is a pity that two skilled professionals do not know to how to do converge assertively their differences, and result in better contents, and content curation. Both of you are partly right and partly wrong, under my point of view, and instead of focusing in your differences, why don´t you focus on what may bring you together?
Therese Torris's comment, May 7, 2013 2:40 AM
@pawan @giuseppe I appreciate your work, both. We should value the mere fact that you and we are able to share diverging point of views on an open Platform like Scoop.it. That is true Social Content Curation, isn't it?
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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | Pheromone Authority | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.


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MReese Geo's curator insight, July 2, 5:54 PM

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Mr Inniss's curator insight, July 21, 3:57 PM

Superb

Tracy Cervone Burns's curator insight, July 22, 6:01 AM

Great Classroom tool- looking forward to giving it a try.

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Register Now for Upcoming Webinar: Using realized genomic relationships for prediction of breeding values - eXtension

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August 1, Noon EDT

Dr. Fikret Isik will describe the application of GBLUP for genomic predictions in trees and provide a demonstration of the ASReml software using sample data.

 

www1.gotomeeting.com/register/193816177


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