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A grab bag of interesting sources for middle and high school science teachers
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Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected - environment - 24 November 2014 - New Scientist

Robot subs find Antarctic sea ice thicker than expected - environment - 24 November 2014 - New Scientist | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Antarctic sea ice might be three times as thick as we thought, according to data that may help narrow down one of the biggest uncertainties in the global
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Hacked Photosynthesis Could Boost Crop Yields

Hacked Photosynthesis Could Boost Crop Yields | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
An algal enzyme is found to speed up the rate at which plants make food
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If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained

If You Think the Water Crisis Can't Get Worse, Wait Until the Aquifers Are Drained | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
As drought ravages surface water supplies, we're pumping groundwater to save us. And it will-for a while.
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Weird organisms emerge from the deep, dark biosphere - life - 18 June 2014 - New Scientist

Weird organisms emerge from the deep, dark biosphere - life - 18 June 2014 - New Scientist | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
We have read the genomes of enigmatic microbes that scrape a living far underground and in rivers under the ocean bed – our best view yet of this alien
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Fact or Fiction?: The 5-Second Rule for Dropped Food

Fact or Fiction?: The 5-Second Rule for Dropped Food | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
There may be some actual science behind this popular deadline for retrieving grounded goodies
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Space-Based Solar Collectors Could Have a Sunny Future

Space-Based Solar Collectors Could Have a Sunny Future | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory has a working prototype for a space-based solar energy collector and distributor that would beat the cloudy-day problem. David Biello reports
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Bionic Plants Offer Superpowered Photosynthesis

Bionic Plants Offer Superpowered Photosynthesis | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Rebuilding plants into bionic superpowered energy photosynthesizers—we have the nanotechnology
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Royal Society of Chemistry monthly newsletter.

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Can Plastic Be Made Environmentally Friendly?

Can Plastic Be Made Environmentally Friendly? | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Conventional plastics made from fossil fuels wreak havoc but replacements have struggled
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Is 2014 the Year of the Fuel Cell Car?

Is 2014 the Year of the Fuel Cell Car? | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Major automakers suggest that cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells will finally hit the road this year
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A Solar Boom So Successful, It's Been Halted: Scientific American

A Solar Boom So Successful, It's Been Halted: Scientific American | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Photovoltaics proved so successful in Hawaii that the local utility, HECO, has instituted policies to block further expansion
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Starting then Stopping Geoengineering Could Dangerously Accelerate Climate Change: Scientific American

Starting then Stopping Geoengineering Could Dangerously Accelerate Climate Change: Scientific American | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
A new study shows how starting and stopping efforts to reverse climate change could speed up global warming
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Great source of resources for chemistry

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Sea spray: Complex chemistry with big effects on climate

Sea spray: Complex chemistry with big effects on climate | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
From ocean microbes to clouds and climate--it all comes down to microscopic particles at the Center for Aerosol Impacts on Climate and the Environment
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Pendulum Wave Demonstration - YouTube

I did not make this – I simply took a video of it! This is a large-scale demonstration of the interaction between period and pendulum length, using 16 bowlin...
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Sonar Spots Invisible Arctic Oil Spills

Sonar Spots Invisible Arctic Oil Spills | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Boom in Arctic Ocean drilling means hazardous leaks under ice, hidden from sight—but not from sound
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New Drugs May Transform Down Syndrome

New Drugs May Transform Down Syndrome | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Recent breakthroughs may lead to pharmacological treatments for the chromosomal disorder
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Here’s where all the US shale oil and gas wells are – map | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network

Here’s where all the US shale oil and gas wells are – map | Plugged In, Scientific American Blog Network | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Post Carbon Institute has an incredibly detailed (and gorgeous!) map of all US shale oil and gas wells (they count 63,000 through June 2012 using data ...
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Why Global Warming Will Cross a Dangerous Threshold in 2036

Why Global Warming Will Cross a Dangerous Threshold in 2036 | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Emitting carbon dioxide at current rates will soon push Earth’s temperature up by 2 degrees Celsius. Here’s how to make the calculation yourself
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Museum's dinosaurs get overhaul

Museum's dinosaurs get overhaul | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
A natural history museum's century-old specimens get a new lease of life following major restoration work.
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Hawking timeline: A brief history of black holes - space - 28 January 2014 - New Scientist

Hawking timeline: A brief history of black holes - space - 28 January 2014 - New Scientist | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
Stephen Hawking has changed his mind about what black holes are – not for the first time. Take a journey through the biggest shifts in black hole lore
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Can Fracking Clean China's Air and Slow Climate Change?

Can Fracking Clean China's Air and Slow Climate Change? | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
China is drilling ahead for shale gas, but the country faces economic, environmental and geologic challenges in tapping the resource
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Ancient Times Table Hidden in Chinese Bamboo Strips: Scientific American

Ancient Times Table Hidden in Chinese Bamboo Strips: Scientific American | Science topics for middle and high school teachers | Scoop.it
The 2,300-year-old matrix is the world's oldest decimal multiplication table
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