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The Best Way to Teach Kids Math and Science? Zombies | Underwire | Wired.com

The Best Way to Teach Kids Math and Science? Zombies | Underwire | Wired.com | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
A new program from Texas Instruments, and championed by Blossom herself Mayim Bialik, is designed to teach students about math, science, engineering, and technology using the model of a zombie outbreak.
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Check out this article to see why Zombies are one of the best ways to help kids learn science and math. #scaryscience #zombies #education #funlearning

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'All seeing' hammerhead sharks could have the best vision in animal kingdom - Telegraph

'All seeing' hammerhead sharks could have the best vision in animal kingdom - Telegraph | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
It may be ugly but the distinctive snout of the hammerhead shark means it has some of the best "all round" vision in the animal kingdom, scientists have discovered.
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Would you have a head shaped like that if you could have 360 degree vision?

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Glow-in-the dark rabbits created by scientists to treat diseases 

Glow-in-the dark rabbits created by scientists to treat diseases  | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
It sounds like something out of a science fiction film, but rabbits that glow in the dark are real and are living in Turkey. (Where glow-in-the dark bunnies meet science!
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15 Mindblowingly Awesome Chemistry GIFs

15 Mindblowingly Awesome Chemistry GIFs | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
You don't need to watch Breaking Bad to know that chemistry is pretty great. We explore our favorite 15 awesome chemistry GIFs and the science behind them.
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Three words: Awesome. Must-see

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Scientists create “impossible material”—dubbed Upsalite—by accident dailyNewsCrunch.com

Scientists create “impossible material”—dubbed Upsalite—by accident dailyNewsCrunch.com | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
Researchers in Uppsala, Sweden accidentally left a reaction running over the weekend and ended up resolving a century-old chemistry problem.
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Always learn from your mistakes. Or create entirely new substances from them :P

 

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Buzzworthy Backstories | Behind the Bee’s Knees: The Origins of Nine Bee-Inspired Sayings | TIME.com

Buzzworthy Backstories | Behind the Bee’s Knees: The Origins of Nine Bee-Inspired Sayings | TIME.com | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
These little insects are the buzz of the English language (RT @OED: Behind the bee’s knees: the origins of nine bee-inspired sayings http://t.co/ORe4mauaIf by @katysteinmetz via @TIME)...
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Bees provide us with honey and they pollinate our plants. But they also hold a prominent place within modern day phrases, and here's why

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Perseid meteor shower promises lots of fireballs - Technology & Science - CBC News

Perseid meteor shower promises lots of fireballs - Technology & Science - CBC News | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
The Perseids — the shooting star spectacular that ramps up over the weekend and peaks early next week — produces more fireballs than any other annual meteor shower, NASA says.
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This is an incredible oppurtunity to see scores of comets shooting through the sky. Get your PJs on and your lawn chairs out!

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10 Incredible Science Experiments You Can Do At Home w/James May - Geek Week

10 Incredible Science Experiments You Can Do At Home - Geek Week Turn your bedroom into a science lab as James May brings you 10 Incredible Science Experimen...
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These are some really fun, really interesting, and even goofy, experiments that people of all ages can enjoy

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Wired Space Photo of the Day: Water in Mars Craters

Wired Space Photo of the Day: Water in Mars Craters | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
Craters once brim-full with sediments and water have long since drained dry, but traces of their former lives as muddy lakes cling on in the martian desert.    
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What’s Inside: Play-Doh — It’s Like Bread, But With More Amylopectin

What’s Inside: Play-Doh — It’s Like Bread, But With More Amylopectin | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
On this week's What's Inside, let's get nostalgic for Play-Doh! Learn the magic formula inside that classic yellow tub. Hint: There’s more to it than flour and water.    
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We help you make slime but if you ever want to make Play-Doh...

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How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life.
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Curiosity's Hard-Working Year on Mars Pays Off With Amazing Scientific Discoveries - Wired Science

Curiosity's Hard-Working Year on Mars Pays Off With Amazing Scientific Discoveries - Wired Science | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
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Curiosity was the rover that NASA sent out to Mars. It's biggest discovery? Mars was habitable! Get the scoop, and some really awesome pics, over here

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Climate Change Affecting Marine Species - Science News - redOrbit

Climate Change Affecting Marine Species - Science News - redOrbit | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
Global warming is forcing marine species to alter their breeding times and shift their geographic distribution towards the poles, according to new research published in this month's edition of the journal Nature Climate Change.
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With climate change occuring in various habitats, animal behavior is changing

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Perseids: breathtaking timelapse video of meteor shower over California

Perseids: breathtaking timelapse video of meteor shower over California | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
Amazing timelapse footage of the Perseids meteor shower shot from Joshua Tree national park, California (Simply stunning http://t.co/EP0lokMeJW Meteor Shower over California)...
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Wow. Only Nature can be this beautiful

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The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox

The Physics Behind Schrödinger's Cat Paradox | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
Google honors the physicist's birthday today with a Doodle. We explain the science behind his famous paradox.
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If you saw yesterday, Google honored the physicist Schrodinger with a unique Google Doodle. The Doodle featured Schrodinger's famous Cat Paradox. Know what that is though?

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In Pictures: 10 really small devices that could change the world

In Pictures: 10 really small devices that could change the world | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
From the world's tiniest semiconductor laser to a bee-sized flying robot, these minuscule devices -- many of which cannot be seen by a human eye -- are changing our world.
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Printable batteries? Atom sized Movies? It's incredible what science is able to acheive

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The Most Bonkers Scientific Theories (Almost) Nobody Believes Anymore - Wired Science

The Most Bonkers Scientific Theories (Almost) Nobody Believes Anymore - Wired Science | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
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Sheep growing from the ground, life on the Sun, a hollow Earth. Who came up with these ideas?!

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Computer simulations reveal universal increase in electrical conductivity

Computer simulations reveal universal increase in electrical conductivity | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
Computer simulations reveal universal increase in electrical conductivity http://t.co/VyLUakUCiy #science #research
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Alien planet smallest photographed around sunlike star -- and it's pink! - NBC News.com

Alien planet smallest photographed around sunlike star -- and it's pink! - NBC News.com | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
They found our #smgirlfriends planet! ;) Photographed around sunlike star -- and it's pink! http://t.co/FcdaBPo9ik via @NBCNewsScience
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A whole planet of Pink Panthers perhaps???

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Malaria vaccine highly effective in small US test

Malaria vaccine highly effective in small US test | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
One child in Africa dies every minute from malaria, but researchers say they're one step closer to having an effective vaccine.
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Group says mobile apps aimed at making babies smarter are more entertaining than educational

Group says mobile apps aimed at making babies smarter are more entertaining than educational | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Smartphones don’t make smart babies, an advocacy group declared Wednesday in a complaint to the government about mobile apps that claim to help babies learn.
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Might be time to start thinking of limiting the time they spend on the devices then! At least you know that engaged science work can help older children

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Wired Space Photo of the Day: Quenched Galaxies

Wired Space Photo of the Day: Quenched Galaxies | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
This image shows 20 of the quenched galaxies — galaxies that are no longer forming stars — seen in the Hubble COSMOS observations.
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Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?

Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others? | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
Blood type, metabolism, exercise, shirt color and even drinking beer can make individuals especially delicious to mosquitoes (Why Do Mosquitoes Bite Some People More Than Others?
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The summer might be nearing its end, but that doesn't mean mosquitoes are slowing down one bit, or bite!

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Will These Wetsuits Actually Deter Shark Attacks, or Just Encourage Them? | Wired Design | Wired.com

Will These Wetsuits Actually Deter Shark Attacks, or Just Encourage Them? | Wired Design | Wired.com | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
It's the same basic principle as military camouflage, just optimized for shark eyeballs. But whether it will work remains to be seen. (Wired Top Stories Will These Wetsuits Actually Deter Shark Attacks, or Just Encourage Them?
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Imagine hiding from sharks in plain sight

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Q&A on the science of growing hamburger in the lab

Q&A on the science of growing hamburger in the lab | Mad Science of St. Louis | Scoop.it
At a public tasting in London on Monday, Dutch scientists served a single hamburger made from cow stem cells.
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Dutch scientists made the first lab-grown hamburger and were able to taste it. The hamburger originated from a petri dish! Learn all the details here

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