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The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills - Chart/Infographic

The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills - Chart/Infographic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Here is a guide to critical thinking skills complete with four (count 'em, 4!) steps accompanied by fill-in-the-blank questions designed to pique your interest and illustrate how each step works.

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Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, October 13, 2014 7:42 AM

I think creating your own content and questions needed to do this should have been on this chart. Good chart though.

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European experts publish common vision of priorities for marine research

European experts publish common vision of priorities for marine research | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Some 340 European scientists, policy-makers and other experts representing 143 organizations from 31 countries spoke with one voice today, publishing a common vision of today's most pressing marine-related health and economic threats and...
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Are Ebola Drug Researchers Developing 'Death Drugs' That Could Wipe Out Humanity?

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Are Ebola Drug Researchers Developing 'Death Drugs' That Could Wipe Out Humanity?


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120 Internet Marketing Training Video Tutorials

120 Internet Marketing Training Video Tutorials | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

You’ll get access to a total of over 120 videos of exclusive coaching videos … starting with the basics like registering a domian name, and going all the way through to tracking your Return Rate of Investment (R.O.I), branding your ebooks… and much more.


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But instead of knocking yourself out trying to search with just the right learning tools, you can now have an entire collection of my hard-hitting online video tutorials for your, ready at your beck and call.

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Peer review: how to get it right – 10 tips

Peer review: how to get it right – 10 tips | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Brian Lucey shares some expert advice on how to be helpful, scientific and professional when reviewing a paper
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Center For Research Libraries to Digitize Endangered Foreign Government Publications | LJ INFOdocket

Center For Research Libraries to Digitize Endangered Foreign Government Publications | LJ INFOdocket | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
From CRL in Chicago: The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded the Center for Research Libraries funding to preserve and make available on the open web endangered government documentation from certain African and Persian Gulf region nations.
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Americans Are Rebelling Against Phone Surveys - Mother Jones

Americans Are Rebelling Against Phone Surveys - Mother Jones | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Only 12% are still willing to talk to pollsters.
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UNITED KINGDOM: Fish failing to adapt to rising carbon dioxide levels in ocean

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Rising carbon dioxide levels in oceans adversely change the behaviour of fish through generations, raising the possibility that marine species may never fully adapt to their changed environment, research has found.

 

The study, published in Nature Climate Change, found that elevated CO2 levels affected fish regardless of whether their parents had also experienced the same environment.

 

Spiny damselfish were kept in water with different CO2 levels for several months. One level was consistent with the world taking rapid action to cut carbon emissions, while the other was a “business as usual” scenario, in which the current trend in rising emissions would equate to a 3C warming of the oceans by the end of the century.

 

The offspring of the damselfish were then also kept in these differing conditions, with researchers finding that juveniles of fish from the high CO2 water were no better than their parents in adapting to the conditions.

 

This suggests that fish will take at least several generations to cope with the changed environment, with no guarantee they will ever do so, meaning several species could be at risk of collapsing due to climate change.

 

The research was conducted by the ARC centre of excellence for coral reef studies, based at James Cook University in Queensland.

 

Previous studies by the centre have found that rising CO2 levels in the oceans directly alters neuron transmitters in fish brains, modifying their behaviour. Their sense of smell is hindered, as well as their wariness, meaning more are picked off by predators.

 

More than 90% of the excess CO2 in the atmosphere, primarily caused by the burning of fossil fuels, is soaked up by the oceans.

 

When CO2 is dissolved in water it causes ocean acidification, which slightly lowers the pH of the water and changes its chemistry.

 

Crustaceans can find it hard to form shells in highly acidic water, while corals are more prone to bleaching.

 

Professor Philip Munday, a co-author of the study, told Guardian Australia the research suggested fish would not be able to adapt to climate change in the short term.

 

“How quickly that adaptation will take, we don’t quite know,” he said. “But we do know that projected future CO2 levels will seriously affect the behaviour of fish in ways that won’t be good for populations. It will take longer than a few generations for fish to genetically adapt and we don’t know if they can keep pace with the change.

 

“If they can’t keep pace, it will have a significant effect on the population sustainability in some species of fish. We worked on reef fish, but there’s nothing to say that whole ranges of other species won’t be affected.

 

“This is certainly a warning that there is no quick fix for fish. We need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and we need to do more to understand whether genetic adaptation can kick in over time.”

 

www.theguardian.com

 

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Negative Externalities

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New research shows skills shortages may create bumps in road for logistics - Press releases - GOV.UK

New research shows skills shortages may create bumps in road for logistics - Press releases - GOV.UK | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
New research by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) shows logistics firms risk being left behind if they fail to tackle skills shortages.
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Fact check: Science, research and innovation spending cut to 'historic low'

Fact check: Science, research and innovation spending cut to 'historic low' | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Spending on science, research and innovation is at its lowest level in decades.
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