The other day I gave you a quick update on various projects and events, including the update on Science Studio - the multimedia version of Open Laboratory project.
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Brown eggs and ham: Colorblind children encounter unseen challenges in the classroom by Joss Fong: As a kindergartner at Green Acres Elementary in Lebanon, Ore., William Jeffrey Harding failed a scholastic aptitude test and was placed in special education.
So you thought the nuttiest thing we did in North Carolina this week was appoint a director of child development and early education who was against … um, early education.What’s wrong with you: have you never heard of North Carolina before?
Just wanted to give a quick heads up to those of you who follow on the blog but not on Twitter or Facebook (personal, blog) that Chris Chambers and I have a piece in the Guardian today responding to the recent pseudoscience on why more girls don't pursue science in places like the US and UK: "Pseudoscience and stereotyping won't solve gender inequality in science." Many thanks to Ed Yong for hooking up Chris and me, and to Chris for graciously inviting me to write with him.
Quantum entanglement experiments are not something you can buy in the science kit aisle at Toys 'R Us. The cheapest kit I know of is a marvel of miniaturization, but still costs 20,000 euros.
"And if ever, by some unlucky chance, anything unpleasant should somehow happen, why, there's always soma to give you a holiday from the facts. And there's always soma to calm your anger, to reconcile you to your enemies, to make you patient and long-suffering.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - Thor's hammer, roots of unity, fossil cars, extinct moth, last common ancestor, hitchhiking Mars microbes, and more.
- Kyle Hill - The God of Thunder, And Momentum - Evelyn Lamb - What Are Roots of Unity? - Dana Hunter - Interlude: When Vehicles Become Part of the Geologic Record - John R.
The Countdown, Episode 15 - Sailing on Sunlight, `Goldilocks' Redefined, Supernova Outburst,Columbia`s Worms, Spring on Mars
[The text below is a modified transcript of this video.] 5) Sailing on Sunlight NASA plans to launch a giant solar sail in 2014. It's the largest sail ever created and will cover 1200 square meters; about the area of your average olympic swimming pool.The sail, dubbed Sunjammer after a sci-fi short by Arthur C.
Reconstruction of the hypothetical ancestor of all placental mammals. Image: Carl Buell They may run, swim or fly. They may weigh less than a penny or more than a dozen school buses.
Engineers swab the Curiosity rover's heat shield to test its cleanliness. Credit: NASA LOS ANGELES—When the Curiosity rover lifted off toward Mars, the spacecraft carried a few stowaways—278,000 bacterial spores, by NASA’s best estimate.
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