Leelee E

15 Added | 2 Magazines | @LeeleeE2014 | Keep up with Leelee E on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Leelee E”

I Love Teaching Science

What's old is new again: newly discovered songbird family is ancient

Scientists analysing songbird DNA discovered that the spotted wren-babbler is neither a wren nor a wren-babbler, nor even a babbler. Instead, it represents an old evolutionary family that has no close living relatives.<p>A newly published study has uncovered a previously unknown family of songbirds …

Plasma Plume Keeps Earth Safe From Solar Storms

Thanks, buddy!<p>Earth has a magnetic field, which begins at the core and stretches far out into space. Typically, this magnetic field is a useful shield for solar activity. However, if the Earth's magnetic field bumps up against the sun's magnetic field, all types of madness can ensue, including …

'Edited' T cells mimic natural resistance to HIV - Futurity

Researchers successfully modified the T cells of 12 HIV patients to resist infection, paving the way to control the virus without antiretroviral …

HIV

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

Biology

Hubble shows galaxy being ripped apart – video

An image taken by the Hubble telescope in 2009 shows dust and stars being ripped from galaxy ESO 137-001 as it moves through a hot galaxy cluster. ESO 137-001 is located in the southern constellation of Triangulum Australe – the southern triangle – and is a part of Norma Cluster. The galaxy cluster …

Sorry - Server error

The website encountered an error while retrieving your page.

APOD: Habitable Worlds (2014 Mar 03) Image Credit & Licence: Planetary Habitability Laboratory (UPR Arecibo) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140303.html Explanation: Is Earth the only known world that can support life? In an effort to find life-habitable worlds outside our Solar System, stars similar to our Sun are being monitored for slight light decreases that indicate eclipsing planets. Many previously-unknown planets are being found, including over 700 worlds recently uncovered by NASA's Kepler satellite. Depicted above in artist's illustrations are twelve extrasolar planets that orbit in the habitable zones of their parent stars. These exoplanets have the right temperature for water to be a liquid on their surfaces, and so water-based life on Earth might be able to survive on them. Although technology cannot yet detect resident life, finding habitable exoplanets is a step that helps humanity to better understand its place in the cosmos. http://phl.upr.edu/ http://www.upra.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140303 #APOD

HIV gene therapy using GM cells hailed a success after trial

Radical treatment helps patients' defences against virus by replacing immune cells with genetically modified versions<p>A radical gene therapy to combat HIV using genetically modified cells that are resistant to the virus has been declared a success by scientists following the first clinical trial.<p>The …

A Second Baby May Have Been Cured Of HIV

The treatment that cured an infant of the virus last year may have put a second child into remission. The baby, doctors hope, may even be cured.<p>One of last year's biggest health stories came from the case of a Mississippi child apparently cured of HIV: treated with an anti-retroviral drug cocktail …

What Students Remember Most About Teachers

Dear Young Teacher Down the Hall,<p>I saw you as you rushed passed me in the lunch room. <i>Urgent</i>. In a hurry to catch a bite before the final bell would …

Teaching

'Wello' iPhone case can track your blood pressure, temperature and more

Last year, Scanadu caught our attention with Scout, its simple-to-use tricorder-style health monitor. Now a new iPhone case promises to make monitoring your vital signs even easier. Called Wello, the case has sensors built in that can give you a picture of your overall health after holding it a …

Create Your Own Geography Games With These Free Tools

One of the fun things that we did earlier in my NCTIES workshop about Google Maps and Earth was to play a couple of rounds of GeoGuessr. GeoGuessr …

Sea Level Rise May Encroach On Over 100 World Heritage Sites, Study Finds

The sightseer of 4014 may have to pay a virtual visit to the Tower of London or Statue of Liberty, said a climate study Wednesday that warned of dramatic ocean encroachment on heritage sites.<p>While modern civilisation is fascinated by the pyramids of Egypt, Rome's Colosseum and the Parthenon in …