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How To Use Videos To Inspire Students To Think About Scientific Principles

Mamta Patel Nagaraja | Posted 07.23.2013 | Technology
Mamta Patel Nagaraja

Let's watch the video and then discuss how you could use it to inspire and fascinate a student to think about scientific principles and material behavior.

On Science, Politics and Climate Change

Bill Chameides | Posted 07.23.2013 | Green
Bill Chameides

One reason you don't want to have politicians mucking around in the nuts and bolts of science is that they often have a shaky grasp of the science at best.

Passionate about helping people?

Alicia Abella | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Alicia Abella

"Making your mark on the world is hard," President Obama simply put during a 2006 speech. When I was a young girl I knew I wanted to help people. Considering my fascination with simply knowing how things worked, I had trouble picturing how I could turn that passion into a career.

Hate the Increases in Storms and Heat? Take Methane Down to 1250 Now!

Nathan Currier | Posted 07.21.2013 | Green
Nathan Currier

It will take cool heads to prevail in a heating world, however, and one quick path to disaster could be that, too caught up in the intensity of this struggle, we ignore the necessity of the near-term strategy as well.

Can People Choose Their Emotions Like Spock?

Troy Campbell | Posted 07.21.2013 | Science
Troy Campbell

In Star Trek Into Darkness, Spock claims he can choose whether or not to feel an emotion. Can humans chose how to feel or is this simply a Vulcan thing? The answer is that people can often act in a Vulcan manner and choose their feelings.

Climate Change This Week: SheerWind, Damation, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

We're At 400 PPM - Last Time THAT Happened, the Arctic was 14oF Warmer, says a new study, reports Joe Romm at Climate Progress, indicating the planet ...

Building the STEAM Renaissance, the Era of Light & Achievement

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 07.17.2013 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

During the last three months, I've had the privilege of collaborating with a group of profoundly compassionate and brilliant teens. They have reclaimed the elements that many times over have made the U.S. great -- imagination and action.

The Science and Politics of Preserving Our Beach Communities

Steven Cohen | Posted 07.20.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Climate change requires that we transition to a fossil fuel free economy: But at what pace? How will we fund this transition? Who will pay the costs? What technologies will be used? If the transition takes place too slowly, we bear the risks of climate change.

Cloning at Oregon Health & Science University

Beth Kohl | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science
Beth Kohl

In the eleven years since my youngest children were born, twin daughters, thanks to IVF, who joined a similarly IVF-enabled sister, we've scarcely discussed their scientific beginnings.

The San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment

Vicki Chandler | Posted 07.17.2013 | Science
Vicki Chandler

How could we truly distinguish great science from good science? Often, we can't. Nor should we, in many cases -- although journal "impact factors" are being used to try to do just that.

In Praise of Unsung Heroes in Science

Larry Bock | Posted 07.16.2013 | Impact
Larry Bock

While the average American young person will likely have no trouble detailing the latest antics of such stars as Ashton Kutcher, Lindsay Lohan, or Kanye & Kim, most, sadly, would be hard-pressed to tell you who the following trailblazers in science were.

Consensus Confirmed: 97 Percent of Climate Papers Agree on Manmade Global Warming

Brendan DeMelle | Posted 07.15.2013 | Green
Brendan DeMelle

According to polling data, only about half the public understands the scientific consensus on global warming. Yet surveys of the peer-reviewed literature are crystal clear on the consensus.

Two Languages for Every Child

Andrew Cotto | Posted 07.14.2013 | Parents
Andrew Cotto

America, as a country, would be wise to implement languages in the curriculum as early as Pre-K in public schools.

The Evolving Creative Campus

John M. Eger | Posted 07.14.2013 | College
John M. Eger

Many colleges and universities are looking to put more arts at the center of campus life and in the process, foster creativity. The Creative Campus ...

Urban Resilience for a New Century

Dr. Judith Rodin | Posted 07.14.2013 | Impact
Dr. Judith Rodin

We can't know for sure when or where the next crisis will hit -- only that it will. But despite these certainties, most cities are woefully unprepared to manage these shocks. Now is the time to help cities build resilience.

Home Sweet Eco-Home: Youth Leaders Collaborate on Sustainable Urbanization for the Future

EF Education First | Posted 07.14.2013 | Green
EF Education First

By JP Riedel, Student at Dover-Sherborn High School in Massachusetts For thousands of years humans have been masters of their surroundings, creating ...

Got Science? ALEC Threatens Food Safety With 'Ag Gag' Laws

Seth Shulman | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Seth Shulman

Ironically, "ag-gag" laws are being pushed at a time of heightened public concerns about healthy eating and the safety of the food supply. Nonetheless, ALEC's strategy, while receiving relatively little press, has proved alarmingly successful so far.

Symphony of the Soil: An Interview with Deborah Koons Garcia

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

Deborah Koons Garcia's exceptional new film, Symphony of the Soil, pays loving homage to the beauty and the wondrous mystery of soil, celebrating not ...

Climate Change This Week: Acid Arctic, Hot Mama Nature, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.13.2013 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

By 2050, California & Southwest Could Have 100% Dry Years NASA Says, reports Climate Progress, according to a NASA analysis, which basically lays out ...

The Creative Campus

John M. Eger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Arts
John M. Eger

Increasingly, many colleges and universities are looking to put more arts at the center of campus life and in the process, foster creativity. The Cr...

CUTE: Scientist Explains Wings To A Four Year-Old | Posted 05.11.2013 | Science

Experts may have all the answers; but, let's face it, kids have all the best questions. Today, 7-yr-old Edden wonders birds and their different types ...

When Are We Ever Gonna Have to Use Algebra II? Sooner Than You Think

Linda Rosen | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Linda Rosen

Is Algebra II irrelevant for most students? The answer is yes, if we are to believe a new report from the National Center for Education and the Economy (NCEE), which finds that few community college courses require much more than a solid grounding in middle school math.

Let Us Now Damn Religious Men

Andrew J. Lederer | Posted 07.10.2013 | Comedy
Andrew J. Lederer

It seems increasingly clear that at the core of our modern politics, which is to say, of an American politics mired in and thwarted by twisted fantasies and lies, is the religiousness of many of its practitioners. Problem is, religious people will believe anything.

Congress and Peer Review of Science

James M. Gentile | Posted 07.10.2013 | Science
James M. Gentile

The peer review system, even with its innate imperfections, is an essential arbiter of scientific quality and integrity.

Get Hooked On Science And Tech

Lana Yarosh | Posted 10.01.2013 | Technology
Lana Yarosh

I wasn't always interested in going into a STEM field. But with time, I fell in love with computer science. Here's some advice I learned along the way.