Janice Killelea

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Common Core's Focus on Concepts Is Key to Improving Math Education, Report Says

The Common Core State Standards' emphasis on conceptual understanding in math will improve students' problem-solving skills and ultimately help …

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[Digital Learning Day] Embracing the Shift Toward Online and Blended Learning

What is your definition of a digital world? When you hear talk about “online learning,” what do you think it means? What can you contribute to the …

Education Technology

Baby Birds Mimic Toxic Caterpillars to Fool Predators

Animals adapt in various ways to protect themselves from predators. Some take on the smell of the food they consume, while others build decoys. But …

Help rescue Tanzania’s elephants

<b>85,956 supporters</b><p>End of campaign: Oct 17, 2014<p>10 years ago, around 75,000 elephants roamed Selous – Africa’s second biggest population. Now, there …

Wildlife

Zimbabwe: stop trafficking in baby elephants!

36 baby elephants were recently rounded up in Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park for sale to private zoos and circuses abroad. Their chances of survival …

Enter the Sun Without Burning Alive in NASA Installation

It's like being in the movie 'Sunshine,' but without the murdery parts.<p>Inside the <i>Solarium</i>, a video installation by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), you can enter the belly of the sun without worrying about frying to a crisp. In fact, the dynamic visuals of the giant star’s turbulent gas …

Asteroid swings very near Earth: Are you up for a midnight viewing?

An asteroid five football fields wide will make a near-Earth flyby on Monday, and you may be able to see it at the witching hour with a pair of strong binoculars.<p>Late Monday -- particularly at midnight -- will be prime time for trying to catch a glimpse of asteroid 2004 BL86, said the Jet …

What will the Earth look like in 50,000 years?

Predicting the Earth's future is a bit like predicting the weather: the further you look ahead, the more your accuracy suffers. Based on this logic, …

FYI: Why Do Libraries Have That Smell?

Mmm, books<p>The musty smell is most likely cellulose decay. Since the mid-19th century, when papermakers began using groundwood pulp in place of cotton or linen, most paper has contained an unstable compound called lignin, which breaks down into acids and makes paper very brittle. Since 2001, the …

How Planet Hunting Works

Long before there were telescopes, astronomers or written history, people gazed up at "wandering stars" that later observers would call planets. As …

Researchers Find More Evidence That Dolphins Use Names

Author: Brandon Keim. Brandon Keim Science<p>Date of Publication: 07.23.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>For decades, scientists have been …

New Hot-Pink Slug Found in Australia

<b>He’s big. He’s slimy. And he’s … neon pink?! Meet Triboniophorus aff. graeffei, a new species of 8-inch-long (20-centimeter-long) slug that’s found only on one Australian mountain.</b><p>Scientists already knew that a bright-pink slug lived on Mount Kaputar (map), thinking it was a variety of the red …

Moment of Violent Starbirth Captured

Changing Planet<p>This stunning image of the birth of a star with colorful energetic jets combines both radio and visible light observations from some of the largest telescopes in the world located in Chile.<br>Credit: ESO/ALMA (ESO/NAOJ/NRAO)/H. Arce. Acknowledgements: Bo Reipurth<p><b>While Hollywood</b> …