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Giants of Science: Gregor Mendel - Geek

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Giants of Science: Gregor Mendel
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Plenty of people have revolutionized our understanding of the world, and plenty more have tried, but it was Mendel who best embodied the virtues of science.
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RealClimate: A new experiment with science publication

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RealClimate: A while ago, I received a request to publish a paper on a post that I had written here on RealClimate, exposing the flaws in the analysis of.
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Want to be an English vocabulary champion? Read lots of fiction. - Alaska Dispatch

Want to be an English vocabulary champion? Read lots of fiction. - Alaska Dispatch | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Want to be an English vocabulary champion? Read lots of fiction.
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A year after my household move, I still don't have my library organized.
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Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction | WritersDigestShop

Writing and Selling Middle Grade Fiction | WritersDigestShop | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it
In this brand new live webinar, instructor and literary agent Jennifer Laughran will talk about what's happening in the exciting middle grade market. (Learn how to write and sell middle grade fiction, including what's selling (& what's not).
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New College of Sciences at NC State combines science, math to benefit research - News & Observer

New College of Sciences at NC State combines science, math to benefit research - News & Observer | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it
New College of Sciences at NC State combines science, math to benefit research News & Observer A strategic planning task force recommended the move in 2012 to accommodate the increasing overlap between scientific research and mathematical analysis...
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Best Of Just For Laughs Gags - Science Fiction Galore

http://gags.justforlaughs.com | Subscribe! http://goo.gl/wJxjG The truth is out there! These pranks are out of this world! All the sci-fi you can shake a sti...
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Science Fiction - Reading Literature

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Free and exciting science fiction stories for English literature students http://t.co/SwlNRfLIuN
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Myth: "only fiction will imbue students with a lifelong love of reading."

Myth: "only fiction will imbue students with a lifelong love of reading." | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it

By Walt Gardner

 

"The assumption is that only fiction will imbue students with a lifelong love of reading.That's simply not true. Students can develop a lifelong passion for reading through non-fiction as well. In fact, I submit that if one of the goals of an English class is to help students learn to write clearly and effectively, non-fiction is far more useful."


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Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, July 1, 2013 2:32 PM

There is no one right answer to the question of what will foster a love of reading.  Some interesting perspectives are presented here, by both Mr. Gardner and his readers.

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When worlds collide: science or science fiction?

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The discovery, reported this week, of a faster-than-light neutrino shows just how easily the line between science and science fiction can become blurred. E (Dolly the sheep was cloned #OnThisDay in 1996.
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‘Through the Wormhole’ Considers Mind Reading

‘Through the Wormhole’ Considers Mind Reading | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Suppose the computer nerds seen on TV can solve everything and even penetrate our brains; who else is left to save the day?

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Wringing out Water on the ISS - for Science!

CSA Astronaut Chris Hadfield performed a simple science experiment designed by grade 10 Lockview High School students Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner. The...
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Official Blog: Meet 15 Finalists and Science in Action Winner for the ...

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Creating a world-class science project is no easy task, but this year thousands of 13-18 year olds from more than 120 countries submitted their project to the third annual Google Science Fair. After further judging and ...
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Noahpinion: Four levels of science

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More philosophy-of-science blogging! If you haven't yet read "Tantalus on the Road to Asymptotia", Ed Leamer's recent essay, and if you're at all interested in statistics, empirical economics, or science in general, then you ...
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New science confirms raw milk is remarkably safe - Natural News

New science confirms raw milk is remarkably safe - Natural News | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Distillery dairies were eventually decommissioned and replaced by real farm dairies, which eliminated virtually all the risks associated with raw milk, but the "science" behind milk pasteurization became crystallized into the ...
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NASA to send DNA of science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke into space

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Washington: NASA is planning to send DNA of famed British science fiction writer Sir Arthur C Clarke into space - five years after his death.

 

The author of the novel '2001: A Space Odyssey' died in 2008 in Sri Lanka, and now NASA scientists have announced plans to send his DNA into orbit around the Sun in 2014 aboard the Sunjammer, a solar-powered spacecraft which gets its name from the writings of Clarke.

 

Called the Sunjammer Cosmic Archive (SCA), the flying time capsule is a first in the history of space travel, carrying digital files of human DNA including Clarke's aboard the sun-powered space ship


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Vloasis's curator insight, June 24, 2013 12:55 PM

And we can only hope that somewhere, at some point in the future, a monkey will find his DNA, and eat it.

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Why Warp Drives Aren't Just Science Fiction

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How a mirror could create a wormhole, and why FTL starships will need supercomputers.

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Allan Dale Maurer's curator insight, January 30, 2014 11:34 AM

I used to write stories like this for the late, lamented OMNI.

 

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Book News: Asteroid Named For Iain Banks, Author Of Cosmic Fiction - NPR

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Iain Banks, the Scottish author who wrote literary fiction under the name Iain Banks and science fiction as Iain M.
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Newsela | relevant non-fiction for your students

Newsela | relevant non-fiction for your students | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it

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Grow a new you? It's not just science fiction, anymore - NewsNet5.com

Grow a new you? It's not just science fiction, anymore - NewsNet5.com | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it
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Grow a new you? It's not just science fiction, anymore
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Scientists have been working on replacement parts for nearly a decade, bioengineering a bladder, tear ducts, arteries, even windpipes coated with stem cells.
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(EN) – A Glossary of Science Fiction Jargon | Eric Raymond

(EN) – A Glossary of Science Fiction Jargon | Eric Raymond | Using Fiction Books in the Science Classroom | Scoop.it

"Prototype Worlds: A Glossary of SF Jargon is a glossary of SF coinages, collected for the enjoyment and education of SF fans, SF writers, lexicographers, and linguists. Most of this glossary is words originally coined in science fiction to describe technologies that did not exist at the time of writing or SFnal ideas for which no obviously suitable mainstream term was handy (some of these have since become mainstream). Some words coined elsewhere but now used almost exclusively in SF (e.g. cyborg, ornithopter) are included"


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CLAIRE YOUNG's curator insight, August 23, 2014 7:30 AM

Great sci fi keywords/conventions!