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The Royal Society will launch new open access science journal

The world's oldest scientific publisher, The Royal Society of London, announced today that they will launch a new open access journal that will cover the entire spectrum of science and mathematics.<p>The world's oldest scientific publisher, The Royal Society of London, announced today that they will …

Earth-orbiting satellites see Arctic surface darkening faster

The retreat of Arctic sea ice is diminishing Earth’s albedo, or reflectivity, by an amount about twice as large as previously thought.<p>The retreat of …

Global Warming

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

Social Media

Physicist clarifies Higgs boson in human terms

Why did the journal <i>Science</i> name the Higgs boson – an elementary particle – last year's most important discovery? And why did it need something as …

New mathematical model links space-time theories

Researchers at the University of Southampton have taken a significant step in a project to unravel the secrets of the structure of our …

Researchers document acceleration of ocean denitrification during deglaciation

As ice sheets melted during the deglaciation of the last ice age and global oceans warmed, oceanic oxygen levels decreased and "denitrification" …

New study finds sea level rose 2.4 mm/year between 2005 and 2011

(Phys.org) —A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Texas' Center for Space Research, indicates that sea level rise between 2005 …

Noam Chomsky on Democracy and Education in the 21st Century and Beyond

Noam Chomsky. (Photo: Andrew Rusk / Flickr)Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, political critic and activist. He is an institute …

Education

New explanation for slow earthquakes on San Andreas

Scientists have mapped out the segments of the San Andreas fault that experience these different kinds of creep, and which segments are totally …

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How to Get Hesitant Teachers to Use Technology

In my consulting as well as administrative technology work, I am often asked the same questions by different schools and officials. One of the most …

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