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Your Brain as Laboratory: The Science of Meditation

Meditation has surged in popularity in recent years, from a fringe interest to a mainstream trend championed by therapists, scientists, and …

3 Quick Activities for Teaching Students Mindfulness at Any Age

We can all benefit from a bit of mindfulness, whether we are really just starting out (as in, today) or whether we’re a bit more experienced. This is …

Science or Art? Beautiful Illustrations of Animals From 170 Years Ago

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake<p>Date of Publication: 03.18.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Related …

A Food-Web Map of the World

A spatially integrated food web of the world derived from hundreds of thousands of interactions, across tens of thousands of species, and thousands …

Taxonomist shortage means newly discovered animals are unclassified

Hundreds of newly discovered animals remain unclassified due to an international shortage of taxonomists.<p>Head of the Western Australian Museum's department of terrestrial zoology, Dr Mark Harvey, said there's not enough taxonomists to describe and document all of the new species discovered.<p>The …

Over 40 Percent Of Americans Believe In Creationism, Survey Says

42% of Americans hold the creationist belief that God created humanity as it currently exists a mere 10,000 years ago, according to a Gallup poll from May 2014.<p>The Gallup data shows that a distinct majority of Americans have held the belief that God played a role in human origins since they first …

On Assessment: Less Is More

By onApril 25, 2014 12:50 AM<p><i>Today's guest contributor is Richard Noonan, Superintendent , Wallingford-Swarthmore School District Schools,</i> …

How a Student-Teaching Experience Changed My Perspective on Teachers

By onApril 23, 2014 9:20 AM<p><b>James Mann</b><p>Not many high school sophomores get the chance to be an actual teacher. As a member of my school's Education …

First synthetic yeast chromosome revealed

US-based project recruited dozens of undergraduates to stitch DNA fragments together.

A New Association Wants YOU! Calling all Supporters of Citizen Science! | CitizenSci

IMAGINE a world where all people are able to understand, value, and participate in science. This is the vision that inspires the Citizen Science …

GRE and Graduate School Success: The Key is in the Writing

What is the remainder when 1416 + 1614 is divided by 10? Do you know what sinecure, plutonian, and interregnum mean? If not, you’re probably like the …

A Survival Guide to Snakes in the Classroom. | Sci-Ed

My wife is very forgiving which is why I can store my frozen rodents in the freezer. No, we are not dining on these rodents, but the menagerie of …

Worker ants building a raft

Floods

Ants build raft to escape flood, protect queen

When facing a flood, ants build rafts and use both the buoyancy of the brood and the recovery ability of workers to minimize injury or death, …

20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers

<b>20 Collaborative Learning Tips And Strategies For Teachers</b><p>by <b>Miriam Clifford</b><p><i>This post has been updated from a previous post.</i><p>There is an age old adage …

DNA Funtime: How to Stretch DNA and Put It Anywhere You Want (sort of) | EveryONE

Ever since the days of Watson and Crick—and Franklin, but we won’t get into that right now—we’ve known that double-stranded DNA’s favorite shape is …

How soot killed the Little Ice Age

Industrial revolution kicked off Alpine glacier retreat fifty years before warming began.

Chemically armed mercenary ant armies protect their host

The outsiders arrive at a stranger's home with lethal chemical weapons, eat the host's food, kill its children and mutilate the adult females. And yet the host, the Costa Rican ant <i>Sericomyrmex amabilis,</i> is pretty <i>simpatico</i> with the arrangement: It goes along, gets along and survives over the long …

A whale's life story is recorded in its ear wax

Science News<p>From a fetid, foot-long rod of earwax, extracted from the skull of a dead blue whale, scientists have unspooled an in-depth life story of one member of the largest mammals on earth. These waxy diaries could give marine biologists a new way to study the lives of a free-swimming species, …

Losing a single pollinator species harms plants

The impact of bee decline has been underestimated by past computer simulations.