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Is Rereading the Material a Good Study Strategy?

Is Rereading the Material a Good Study Strategy? | The Frontier | Scoop.it
Lots of good writing on the science of learning is coming out now and it’s needed. For too long we have known too little about learning—I won’t digress into the reasons why. We need to take advantage of this opportunity to learn more about this science.

Here’s a case in point. Most students (about 80% according to survey data) “study” text and other assigned reading materials by rereading them. Yes, I know. It’s a huge struggle to get some students to do any reading. We have addressed that problem here previously and you’ll find another good way to get students reading in the June/July issue of The Teaching Professor newsletter. But for this post, let’s consider those students who’ve done the reading and are now “studying” it to prepare for an exam. Most students do that by simply rereading the material.
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Everyone, not just students needs to understand this.

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Marijuana 'munchies' caused by heightened sense of smell

Marijuana 'munchies' caused by heightened sense of smell | The Frontier | Scoop.it
Why does smoking pot often lead to compulsive snacking? A new French study on mice appears to have sniffed out the answer.
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Leave it to the French.

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#2: First Synthetic Organism Created | DiscoverMagazine.com

#2: First Synthetic Organism Created | DiscoverMagazine.com | The Frontier | Scoop.it
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One of the most important experiments conducted in the 21st century, in my humble opinion.

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Weighing Trans Fat Stand-Ins | December 16, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 50 | Chemical & Engineering News

Weighing Trans Fat Stand-Ins | December 16, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 50 | Chemical & Engineering News | The Frontier | Scoop.it
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Alkene geometry and health, gotta love organic chemistry!

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Five questions that (should) keep chemists awake at night | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network

Five questions that (should) keep chemists awake at night | The Curious Wavefunction, Scientific American Blog Network | The Frontier | Scoop.it
It is often said that chemistry lacks “big questions” like physics and biology. But this is not entirely true. The origin of life is a quintessentially ...
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Researchers demonstrate efficient method for converting fat cells to liver cells

Researchers demonstrate efficient method for converting fat cells to liver cells | The Frontier | Scoop.it
In a feat of modern-day alchemy with huge potential for regenerative medicine, Sscientists have developed a fast, efficient way to turn cells extracted from routine liposuction into liver cells.

Via Ioannis
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Holy S^%$

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How to Get an A- in Organic Chemistry

How to Get an A- in Organic Chemistry | The Frontier | Scoop.it
A pre-med student conquers orgo, that most dreaded of courses, and discovers why the subject matters. It’s more than knowing how to draw arrows.
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For all of those who have had at some point to take Organic Chemistry. Enjoy the commiseration!

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Chemical Connections | September 9, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 36 | Chemical & Engineering News

Chemical Connections | September 9, 2013 Issue - Vol. 91 Issue 36 | Chemical & Engineering News | The Frontier | Scoop.it
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Sometimes as scientists we forget that what we accept as fact and real may in fact be fiction.

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The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You - Edudemic

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You - Edudemic | The Frontier | Scoop.it
If you're not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world.

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Milena Bobeva's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:35 PM

13 out 35 - Note to self: I need to check the other 22 tools. I should add #Scoop.it to the list. My very favourite (shring 1st palce with #Diigo)

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Salvinorin A: A potent naturally occurring nonnitrogenous κ opioid selective agonist

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A lot to read but this was a landmark paper in this field. Salvinorin A is an extremely interesting natural product.

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Self-Assembling Molecules Offer New Clues on Life's Possible Origin - ScienceNOW

Self-Assembling Molecules Offer New Clues on Life's Possible Origin - ScienceNOW | The Frontier | Scoop.it
Self-Assembling Molecules Offer New Clues on Life's Possible Origin - ScienceNOW
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Crab Shells Help Researchers Make New Battery Materials | Chemical & Engineering News

Crab Shells Help Researchers Make New Battery Materials | Chemical & Engineering News | The Frontier | Scoop.it
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The New Naturals | Chemical & Engineering News

The New Naturals | Chemical & Engineering News | The Frontier | Scoop.it
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Have a look at all the articles posted under this main article title. Very interesting read.

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Nuclear fusion hits energy milestone

Nuclear fusion hits energy milestone | The Frontier | Scoop.it
For the first time, fuel for a nuclear fusion reaction has generated more energy than put into it – a scientific milestone that brings the dream of abundant clean energy a significant step closer to reality.
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Dare to dream!

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Scholars Land Alchemy Cache | January 13, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News

Scholars Land Alchemy Cache | January 13, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 2 | Chemical & Engineering News | The Frontier | Scoop.it
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Wish our lab notebooks looked like these...

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Chemists Find More Efficient Total Synthesis Route To Ingenol | Chemical & Engineering News

Chemists Find More Efficient Total Synthesis Route To Ingenol | Chemical & Engineering News | The Frontier | Scoop.it
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Click on the links in the More On This Story box for some more interesting discoveries from 2013.

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Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century

Thorium-Fueled Automobile Engine Needs Refueling Once a Century | The Frontier | Scoop.it
There are now over one billion cars traveling roads around the world directly and indirectly costing trillions of dollars in material resources, time and noxious emissions.

Via Kalani Kirk Hausman, Usman Sattar
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I want this car!!!

 

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Gold nanoparticles give an edge in recycling carbon dioxide

Gold nanoparticles give an edge in recycling carbon dioxide | The Frontier | Scoop.it
It's a 21st-century alchemist's dream: turning Earth's superabundance of carbon dioxide -- a greenhouse gas -- into fuel or useful industrial chemicals.

Via Ioannis
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There might be something to this new fangled field of nanochemistry...

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lloyd stanley gordon's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:35 AM

It  is  said that  the  planet  Nibiru,  the  10 th  planet  of  our solar  system,  is  swathed in Nanonparticles of  gold. I  am  not  at  all  sure  how  true  this  is  but  Earth  or  our  sacred planet Terra could  likewise  benefit  by  the  use  of  these  particles. Do  read  this  post  for  its  cutting edge  appeal.

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Lyme Disease: Spreading across Canada - Blog - The Nature of Things

Lyme Disease: Spreading across Canada - Blog - The Nature of Things | The Frontier | Scoop.it
It's official. A recent study confirmed that the tick that spreads lyme disease has been infiltrating Canada for the past 20 years.
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Check out the picture by Resources on Lyme Disease link. That handsome fellow working in the fumehood is my younger brother Tyler Cote!

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Ever heard of the rainbow eucalyptus tree?

Ever heard of the rainbow eucalyptus tree? | The Frontier | Scoop.it
The unique multi-hued bark is the most distinctive feature of the tree. Patches of outer bark are shed annually at different times, showing a bright green inner bark.

Via Olgy Gary
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WTF!?

 

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Solar power heads in a new direction: Thinner

Solar power heads in a new direction: Thinner | The Frontier | Scoop.it
Atom-thick photovoltaic sheets could pack hundreds of times more power per weight than conventional solar cells.

Via Ioannis
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We need more efficient ways of harnessing solar energy if we are going to replace fossil fuels as our principal source of energy.

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Moronic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

(4aS,6aR,6aS,6bR,8aS,12aS,14aS)-2,2,6a,6b,9,9,12a-heptamethyl-10-oxo-4,5,6,6a,7,8,8a,11,12,13,14,14a-dodecahydro-3H-picene-4a-carboxylic acid

Ambronic acid; 3-Oxoolean-18-en-28-oic acid

O=C2C([C@@H]1CC[C@@]4([C@@H]([C@@]1(C)CC2)CC[C@@H]5/C3=C/C(C)(C)CC[C@]3(C(=O)O)CC[C@@]45C)C)(C)C

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Jamie Cote's comment, June 25, 2013 2:02 PM
One of my favorite molecule names;-)
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Why Having A Liquid Nitrogen Pool Party Is A Bad Idea

Why Having A Liquid Nitrogen Pool Party Is A Bad Idea | The Frontier | Scoop.it
So you probably know it's not a good idea to swim in a pool with liquid nitrogen. You might not know exactly why—we'll discuss this further ahead—but
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