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SER May 2018

This talk introduces four skills used to teach literacy in grades K-12, and shows how they can be applied to teaching yourself how to learn data …

K-12

These Lizards Are Full of Green Blood That Should Kill Them

They somehow seem to have evolved this weird trait several times.<p>In 1969, two biologists wrote about three lizards from New Guinea whose insides were green. The color ranged from a deep blue-green to a vivid lime hue, and it was everywhere. The lizards’ bodies, when dissected, revealed green bones, …

Biology

Learning Is a Learned Behavior. Here’s How to Get Better at It.

Many people mistakenly believe that the ability to learn is a matter of intelligence. For them, learning is an immutable trait like eye color, simply luck of the genetic draw. People are born learners, or they’re not, the thinking goes. So why bother getting better at it?<p>And that’s why many people …

Pedagogy

Massive source of ‘missing’ nitrogen could revolutionise climate change projections

A team of scientists they have solved the mystery of Earth’s “missing nitrogen”, a discovery with significant implications for climate …

Newly Discovered Penguin Mega-colony Is So Huge It Was Spotted in Space

Satellites captured the never-before-seen population in action.<p>Every day, Landsat satellites orbit the planet, capturing images of things like …

Biodiversity Scientist Warns: "We're Sleepwalking into a Mass Extinction"

Diversity "can be damaged in the blink of an eye."<p>Most scientists acknowledge that we are smack in the middle of the planet’s sixth great mass …

A Tougher 21st Century Elm Makes A Comeback

There are thousands of Elm Streets in America, but not many surviving elms, for which the streets were named. Starting in the mid-20th century, Dutch …

This 52 Week Challenge will Improve Your Photography Skills in 2018

If you’re looking to improve your photography skills in 2018, doing a year-long photo challenge is a great way to stay motivated with ideas and …

Photography

9 Habits of People Who Are Always on Time

Some people get their daily dose of cardio by running into every meeting saying, “Sorry I’m late!” While it might seem like chronic lateness is just …

I’ve made daily writing my New Years resolution and you should too

If someone asks me what’s wrong, I have a tough time summing up what I’m feeling without rambling for at least 15 minutes. However, that problem has become less prominent ever since I started expressing my thoughts in a sentence.<p>The prospect of doing that might seem extremely hard to grasp, …

Energy from thin air

NEWS AND VIEWS<p>Advanced genomic-analysis techniques now suggest that microbial communities in cold, nutrient-poor Antarctic soils can acquire their …

Pictures of the Week 11.30.17

Christmas Trees

Debate: Close Some U.S. Colleges, or Build More?

Enrollment is declining, but the same can't be said for tuition. Something is out of whack with supply and demand.<p>Colleges are both admired and reviled, though there is broad consensus that they are crucially important as vehicles for achieving personal and community prosperity. The costs, however, …

Watch Earth 'breathe' in this awesome time-lapse video

'These are incredibly evocative visualizations of our living planet.'<p>A cool new time-lapse video of Earth reveals how our planet has changed over the last two decades as NASA satellites continuously monitored the populations of plant life on land and in the oceans.<p>The video shows Earth "breathing" …

Time-lapse Photography

About TQF | Teaching Quality Framework Initiative

<b>The Teaching Quality Framework (TQF) initiative facilitates departmental and campus-wide efforts to provide a richer evaluation of teaching to</b> …

Teaching

Economics: How science got a golden ticket

Altmetric: 63<p>More detail<p>Books & Arts<p>Ehsan Masood<p>Economics<br>• Funding<br>• Lab life<br>• Policy<p>Ehsan Masood hails an account of the mixed implications of governments …

Women in science - are we there yet?

by Jenny Graves<p>You know how impossible it is to explain to a toddler that we are only 10 minutes into a six-hour journey?<p>I had the same problem last …

La Trobe University

In Trump country, a university confronts its skeptics

The University of Michigan, like many public flagship universities, faces a crisis of confidence in working-class communities.<p>ANN ARBOR, Mich. — The University of Michigan’s most legendary president coined what’s become an unofficial mission statement for one of the nation’s first public …

College & University

The University is Dead, Long Live the Academy! Reflections on the Future of Knowledge

<i>Chad Wellmon is Associate Professor of German Studies at the University of Virginia. This is a revised version of the Hansford M. Epes Distinguished</i> …

Introduction to Network Analysis with R

Over a wide range of fields network analysis has become an increasingly popular tool for scholars to deal with the complexity of the …

Editing a Time-Lapse With Only Adobe Applications

Michael Shainblum, Fstoppers' Photographer of the Month for August, has been creating epic time-lapses for years now and he’s just released a new …

Tutorials

A Beginner’s Guide to Lightroom: Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, I explained the basics of how Lightroom works, the best way to import your photos, and the different options you have when …

These skills make you most employable. Why isn’t coding in the top 10?

<i>Caveats: Our methodology is rough and has a number of important weaknesses, so don’t put too much weight on the findings for now. See a brief</i> …

SI units need reform to avoid confusion

A flaw in the system leaves physicists grappling with dimensionless units.<p>Water is a precious resource. So protest erupted when, last September, …

Guest Post From Lorin W. Anderson, Co-Author Of The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

<b>Editor’s Note: Lorin W. Anderson, one of the co-authors of the Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, left a comment on my post earlier this week, “Knowledge” &</b> …

How to Blend 3 Bracketed Exposures for Greater Dynamic Range

Want to learn how to blend 3 bracketed exposures of the same scene to create a single photo with greater dynamic range? Here’s a great 17-minute …

Colleges, Faced With Funding Cuts, Target Tenure Trims

GOP state lawmakers and schools look to winnow longtime faculty positions with fewer job protections<p>For decades, tenured professors held some of the most prestigious and secure jobs in the U.S. Now, their status is under attack at public and private colleges alike.<p>In states facing budget pressures …

North Dakota

Here Are Three Simple Lightroom Tips That Will Dramatically Improve Your Photos (VIDEO)

Mango Street Labs is a great source of short, simple tutorials that can make a big difference in your images, even if you don’t have a lot of …

Tutorials

8 Insanely Easy Things You Can Do Today to Immediately Improve Your Landscape Photography

What if you could make just a single, easy change to the way you approach landscape photography, and see an immediate boost in the quality of the …

Landscape Photography

This calendar will give you a photographic assignment for each day of 2017

A week ago, we posted a 52 challenge for 2017, basically it’s a photographic task a week to help you evolve as a photographer. If you want to take it …