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Physics Week in Review: November 8, 2014

It was a big week for physics in the movies, with the premiere of Interstellar, and the Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything. That translates into lots of pixels commenting on the science behind the films...

November 8, 2014 — Jennifer Ouellette

Does Sebastian Junger/HBO Film “Last Patrol” Glorify War?

“To honor a fallen peer and adjust to life outside the war zones, four men linked by combat journey by foot from Washington, D.C., to Pennsylvania.” That is how HBO describes Sebastian Junger’s new documentary, The Last Patrol, which HBO is airing Monday night...

November 7, 2014 — John Horgan

Technology Revitalizes Hands-On Education in Classrooms

Technology has abstracted the educational sphere in the way it has abstracted all other aspects of our lives. Pencils and paper have given way to the more amorphous cloud-based computing, kids are presenting more with Prezi than on poster boards, and work can be turned in online instead of in-hand...

November 7, 2014 — Jody Passanisi and Shara Peters

Toward a Tipping Point for Latinas in STEM

Over the last few weeks, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, I have been sharing the work of organizations or projects that empower young Latinas to pursue and thrive in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) [see posts here, here and here]...

November 7, 2014 — Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer

Catching Big Mama Fish Curbs Ocean Fertility

Scientists recently confirmed what anglers have known for centuries—there's something special about a big mama fish. The bigger the fish, the better the bragging rights—and often, the bigger paycheck or prize...

November 6, 2014 — Marah J. Hardt

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