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Opinion | Libraries can help end the culture wars. That’s why they’re under fire. | WashingtonPost.com

Nothing threatens authoritarianism like a free, quiet place to absorb a full range of information.
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Ernest Hemingway fans celebrate the author's 125th birthday in his beloved Key West | by Associated Press | WLRN.org

Ernest Hemingway fans celebrate the author's 125th birthday in his beloved Key West | by Associated Press | WLRN.org | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Hemingway Days started in 1981 with a short-story competition and a look-alike contest. This year’s celebration concluded Sunday on the 125th anniversary of Hemingway’s birth on July 21, 1899.
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FL: Wyomina Park Elementary School students start year-round school year | by Alexus Goings | WCJB.com

FL: Wyomina Park Elementary School students start year-round school year | by Alexus Goings | WCJB.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Rawlings Elementary in Alachua County is also participating in the state pilot program
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A newly discovered dinosaur may have spent part of its life underground | by Jordan-Marie Smith | NPR.org

A newly discovered dinosaur may have spent part of its life underground | by Jordan-Marie Smith | NPR.org | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
A new dinosaur has been discovered in Utah by North Carolina researchers and paleontologists. They believe it was a burrowing species.
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Victoria the T-Rex busts Jurassic Park myths, down to the glass of water | by Michael Irving | NewAtlas.com

Victoria the T-Rex busts Jurassic Park myths, down to the glass of water | by Michael Irving | NewAtlas.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
No creature in the history of planet Earth sparks the imagination quite like Tyrannosaurus rex. But how do we separate the movie-monster myth from the actual animal? Victoria the T-rex, a traveling exhibition currently visiting Melbourne Museum in Australia sets the record straight with recent…
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SpaceX has dreamed up a Dragon ship on steroids to drag the ISS out of space | by Elizabeth Howell | Space.com

SpaceX has dreamed up a Dragon ship on steroids to drag the ISS out of space | by Elizabeth Howell | Space.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
SpaceX's Dragon series now has a new entrant: a larger, tougher variant that will send the ISS to its doom sometime in the 2030s.
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America’s Billionaires Are Teaching Your Kids To Cheat Taxes | by Katya Schwenk | LeverNews.com

America’s Billionaires Are Teaching Your Kids To Cheat Taxes | by Katya Schwenk | LeverNews.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

When students head back to school in the fall, some will get an unusual crash course in taxes and personal finance. In class lessons and explainer videos, they’ll be taught that workers are the ones “who bear the burden” of corporate income taxes, and that when big companies dodge taxes, it helps “protect employment and job creation.”

 

Through a new curriculum project called TaxEDU, corporations are pushing these pro-business messages in hundreds of high school and college classrooms across the country. The effort is being led by The Tax Foundation, a right-wing tax policy nonprofit that also helped shape Project 2025, the 900-page plan for a second Trump presidency to dismantle the federal government.

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Free To Speak - The One True Faith | by Free To Choose Network | YouTube.com

The One True Faith looks at the once-sacrilegious beliefs of Galileo and shows the uproar caused by the Scopes Monkey Trial. The program also examines the work of Nobel Laureate Barry Marshall, who proved that ulcers were caused by bacteria, and explores the cartoons published by Charlie Hebdo that led to a horrifying massacre.

0:00 – Introduction
2:06 – Scientific Freedom
10:37 – Question Everything
18:28 – Gathering the World’s Knowledge
25:35 – The “Right” Science
28:09 – Science v. Religion
36:52 – Religious Freedom
45:25 – Blasphemy
54: 47 – Conclusion
55:55 – Credits

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How NASA and SpaceX will deorbit and destroy the ISS | by David Szondy | NewAtlas.com

How NASA and SpaceX will deorbit and destroy the ISS | by David Szondy | NewAtlas.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
NASA has revealed details about its plan to deorbit the International Space Station (ISS) after it's decommissioned in 2030. At a press conference, NASA explained how the US Deorbit Vehicle (USDV) being built by SpaceX will be used for the job.
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Discrimination complaints involving schools are at a record high | by Jonaki Mehta | NPR.org

Discrimination complaints involving schools are at a record high | by Jonaki Mehta | NPR.org | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
The Education Department is handling record numbers of discrimination cases, including those involving disability. The backlog leaves some families waiting for help.
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Google and MIT launch a free generative AI course for teachers | by Sabrina Ortiz | ZDNet.com

Google and MIT launch a free generative AI course for teachers | by Sabrina Ortiz | ZDNet.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
The Google Generative AI Educators course teaches educators how to use generative AI to save time, enhance lessons, and more.
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US Academia and the Censoring of an Anti-Zionist Professor | by Fawzia Afzal-Khan | CounterPunch.org

US Academia and the Censoring of an Anti-Zionist Professor | by Fawzia Afzal-Khan | CounterPunch.org | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
In this essay, I will describe my activism on behalf of Palestinians' human rights and their right to self-determination, from my graduate student days on a US campus, to the present in my position as a tenured full professor, and the ways in which I’ve experienced attempts at silencing and censorship. These attempts today are more blatant and worrisome than ever before on anyone speaking up for Palestine in the USA
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Survey: Affordable Child Care a Problem in Rural America | by Kristi Eaton | DailyYonder.com

Survey: Affordable Child Care a Problem in Rural America | by Kristi Eaton | DailyYonder.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
A new survey of small business owners from rural parts of the country shows that 87% believe it has been difficult for working parents to afford
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We could terraform Mars with desert moss — but does that mean we should? | by Victoria Corless | Space.com

We could terraform Mars with desert moss — but does that mean we should? | by Victoria Corless | Space.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
"The goal of terraforming is to intentionally create an entire ecosystem on a global scale, which would more than likely destroy any existing ecosystem."
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Florida has months to spend $18.9 million to help homeless students | by Aileyahu Shanes | WUSF.org

Florida has months to spend $18.9 million to help homeless students | by Aileyahu Shanes | WUSF.org | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
The American Rescue Plan set aside $800 million for initiatives to fight student homelessness. States have used a little over $416 million.
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‘Dark oxygen’ on ocean floor may rewrite Earth’s origins of life | by Andrew Paul | Popular Science | PopSci.com

‘Dark oxygen’ on ocean floor may rewrite Earth’s origins of life | by Andrew Paul | Popular Science | PopSci.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

It’s one of the earliest things you learn in elementary school science class—Earth’s life-sustaining oxygen is produced by plants and algae during photosynthesis using a combination of carbon dioxide and sunlight. But the recent discovery of what researchers call “dark oxygen” may upend conventional notions of how the critical element can be created–and what that might mean for the origins of life.

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Community Schools Are a ‘Game Changer’ for Students in This Big-City School District | by Jeff Bryant | Go.Ind.media

Community Schools Are a ‘Game Changer’ for Students in This Big-City School District | by Jeff Bryant | Go.Ind.media | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Dawn Sydnor Cole, principal at Morrill Math and Science Elementary School in Chicago, has been trying to fill an open position for an art teacher in her school ever since she was first hired to lead the school—six years ago. Why is finding an art teacher for Morrill so difficult?

“Chicago is a city that is very segregated by neighborhoods,” she told Our Schools. “We don’t have a lot of artsy people living in the southwest side of the city—where Morrill is [located]—and a lot of potential teachers are from the north side. I could not attract a teacher to come to our school to teach art because they all want jobs at schools in north Chicago.”

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Is the James Webb Space Telescope really 'breaking' cosmology? | by Paul Sutter | LiveScience.com

Is the James Webb Space Telescope really 'breaking' cosmology? | by Paul Sutter | LiveScience.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
While headlines around the world claimed that ancient galaxies discovered by the James Webb Space Telescope were "breaking" our understanding of the Big Bang, the truth is much more nuanced — and much more interesting.
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Meta Opens Door To Research On Instagram's Impact On Teens | by Colin Kirkland | MediaPost.com

Meta Opens Door To Research On Instagram's Impact On Teens | by Colin Kirkland | MediaPost.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Meta will open a small pilot program allowing academic researchers to access Instagram data for up to six months to learn more about how the social platform affects the well-being of teens and young
adults, reports "The Atlantic." Meta announced this week that it is looking for proposals focused on specific research areas around this topic.
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In 1924, a magazine ran a contest: “Who is to pay for broadcasting and how?” A century later, we’re still asking the same question | by Julia Barton | Nieman Journalism Lab | NiemanLab.org

In 1924, a magazine ran a contest: “Who is to pay for broadcasting and how?” A century later, we’re still asking the same question | by Julia Barton | Nieman Journalism Lab | NiemanLab.org | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

After yet another day reading about audio industry layoffs and show cancellations, or listening to podcasts about layoffs and show cancellations, I sometimes wonder, “With all this great audio being given away for free, who did we think was supposed to pay for it all?”

 

I find some consolation in the fact that that question is more than a century old. In the spring of 1924, Radio Broadcast posed it in a contest called “Who is to Pay for Broadcasting and How?” The monthly trade magazine offered a prize of $500 (more than $9,000 in today’s dollars) for “a workable plan which shall take into account the problems in present radio broadcasting and propose a practical solution.”

 

The need for such a contest more than 100 years ago is revealing enough, but the reaction of the judges to the prize-winning plan turned out to be even more so — and it says a lot about why business models for audio production and broadcast remain a struggle.

 

Back in the mid-1920s, radio was just starting to catch on in America. For a couple of decades, the medium had been used mostly for logistics, to help ships communicate with each other and the shore. But after World War I, new technology allowed Americans to send and receive the sounds of music, lectures, and live events over “the ether.”

 

By all accounts, Americans — whiplashed by war, a flu pandemic, and massive social changes like Prohibition —  went crazy to hear what the ether could deliver to the privacy of their homes.

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Cape Cod's Fishhook Topography Makes it a Global Hotspot for Mass Strandings by Dolphins | by Grady Culhane | CapeCod.com

Cape Cod's Fishhook Topography Makes it a Global Hotspot for Mass Strandings by Dolphins | by Grady Culhane | CapeCod.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
PROVINCETOWN – The recent stranding of more than 100 dolphins on Cape Cod, the largest such event involving dolphins in U.S. history, is partly due to the peninsula’s geography, wi…
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Unlucky new Pompeii skeletons met a different fate | by Michael Irving | NewAtlas.com

Unlucky new Pompeii skeletons met a different fate | by Michael Irving | NewAtlas.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
The ancient Italian city of Pompeii is famous for its uniquely pristine preservation of the daily lives of its residents 2,000 years ago. While most residents were quickly buried under volcanic ash, two newly discovered skeletons reveal a couple of unlucky people who suffered a different fate.
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Archaeologists find that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens organized living spaces similarly | by University of Montreal | Phys.org

Archaeologists find that Neanderthals and Homo sapiens organized living spaces similarly | by University of Montreal | Phys.org | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
In a study published in the Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, archaeologists from Université de Montréal and the University of Genoa reveal that far from being more primitive, Neanderthals did much the same as their Homo sapiens successors: made themselves at home.
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Newly Discovered Moon Caves Could One Day House Astronauts | by Marta Musso | Wired.com

Newly Discovered Moon Caves Could One Day House Astronauts | by Marta Musso | Wired.com | Schools + Libraries + Museums + STEAM + Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it
Analysis of lunar imagery has ended a longstanding debate over whether there are accessible underground areas on the Moon; an emptied lava tube in the Sea of Tranquility is of particular interest.
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The Death of Critical Thinking Will Kill Us Long Before AI. | by Joan Westenberg | Medium.com

We have witnessed a multi-generational decline in reading comprehension. We read less, retain less of what we read, and struggle to engage in critical analysis. And if this trend continues, we risk undermining the very foundations of our society.

 

In the bite-sized content and viral media age, too many of us have lost — or are losing — the focus and patience for lengthy, complex texts. We skim and scan instead of closely reading. Our attention spans have shrunk to mere seconds. While technology has enabled the wide dissemination of information, it has also fragmented our thinking. We are overwhelmed by noise and sensationalism.

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