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Project Happiness

The more you strive and search for happiness the more you overlook the possibility that it's here already...<p>Gratitude sharpens our senses, helping us …

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Project Happiness

#GratiTuesday: I am thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn't have stumbled across my strength.<p>What strength has come from your …

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Salmon Farming Gets Leaner and Greener

Aquaculture improves its environmental footprint.<p>Demand for salmon is soaring and is driving expansion of aquaculture—fish farming. For years, environmentalists advised conscientious consumers to avoid farmed salmon, but that's starting to change, thanks to an evolving industry.<p>Rich in protein and …

The Bugs In Your Stomach Define You As Much–If Not More–Than Your Genes

At TED, microbial ecologist Rob Knight discussed the secret ecosystem of microbes within our bodies, and its potential to shape behavior and cause–or cure–disease.<p>Every creature on earth has their own microbial community. This internal ecology determines how we digest food and resist disease and …

British Researchers Revive Frozen 1,500-Year-Old Moss Encased in Solid Ice

A team of researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and the University of Reading recently managed to revive an ancient patch of moss that was …

Save the oceans from plastic pollution!

Plastic ocean pollution is a serious problem. Small plastics are dangerous to all living creatures on this planet, and of course they are also …

The Boulevard Of Climate Catastrophe : Humanity's Path To Perdition & The Moral Imperative To Act

<b>The Climate Reality</b><p>We are hovering around 400 ppm for carbon in the atmosphere which is 50 ppm beyond the safe threshold; 350 ppm. The planet, as a …

A super El Niño on the way? Subtle signs emerging

Mashable’s Andrew Freedman has penned an intriguing and important piece suggesting the possible El Niño in the pipeline may be a doozy, comparable to the strongest ever recorded:<p>Since climate forecasters declared an “El Niño Watch” on March 6, the odds of such an event in the tropical Pacific Ocean …

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U.S. issues alert for El Niño watch

U.S. government forecasters say odds are increasing that El Niño, an ocean-warming pattern that alters weather across the globe, will develop later this year.<p>Conditions in the eastern tropical Pacific have shifted enough that the<p>National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationon Thursday activated …

What Is a Research Paper?

Are you writing your first big research paper? Are you a bit overwhelmed and intimidated? If so, you are not alone! But you don't have to be afraid. …

Warm Rivers Play Role in Arctic Sea Ice Melt

[image-62][image-51][image-67]<p>The heat from warm river waters draining into the Arctic Ocean is contributing to the melting of Arctic sea ice each …

Global Warming

8 Ways to Take Control of Your Time - High School and College

Global Warming Slows Antarctica's Coldest Currents

A shift from briny to fresh in Antarctica's ocean waters in recent decades could explain the shutdown of the Southern Ocean's coldest, deepest …

Global Warming

New Changes Aim to Level the Playing Field

The College Board announced sweeping changes to the SAT exam today as well as new opportunities for students. While some question the overall value of the high-stakes exam, there is also mounting criticism as to whether students who can afford expensive SAT test preparation courses have an unfair …

College & University

Questioning Sequences in the Classroom

• Master the four phases of questioning sequences, and understand their effectiveness for student success.<br>• Encourage students to use higher-order …

Does California Rain Mean the Drought Is Over?

Recent storms bring respite to the parched state, but real relief may be a year away.<p>For the first time in over a year, a deep trough of low pressure is sweeping across California's skies, bringing soaking rainfall all the way from San Diego to the Oregon border. Finally, western hills show a tinge …

The Botany of Desire

• <b>Author:</b> Michael Pollan<p><b>The book that helped make Michael Pollan, the New York Times bestselling author of Cooked and The Omnivore’s Dilemma, one of the most trusted food experts in America</b><p>In 1637, one Dutchman paid as much for a single tulip bulb as the going price of a town house in Amsterdam. …

The Magic of Reality

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins & Dave McKean<p>Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which …

Your Inner Fish

• <b>Author:</b> Neil Shubin<p><b>Neil Shubin, the paleontologist and professor of anatomy who co-discovered Tiktaalik, the “fish with hands,” tells the story of our bodies as you've never heard it before. The basis for the PBS series.</b><p>By examining fossils and DNA, he shows us that our hands actually resemble fish …

Ever Since Darwin: Reflections in Natural History

• <b>Author:</b> Stephen Jay Gould<p>More than any other modern scientists, Stephen Jay Gould has opened up to millions the wonders of evolutionary biology. His genius as an essayist lies in his unmatched ability to use his knowledge of the world, including popular culture, to illuminate the realm of …

The Red Queen

• <b>Author:</b> Matt Ridley<p>Referring to Lewis Carroll's Red Queen from Through the Looking-Glass, a character who has to keep running to stay in the same place, Matt Ridley demonstrates why sex is humanity's best strategy for outwitting its constantly mutating internal predators. The Red Queen answers …

The Greatest Show on Earth

• <b>Author:</b> Richard Dawkins<p>Richard Dawkins transformed our view of God in his blockbuster, <i>The God Delusion,</i> which sold more than 2 million copies in English alone. He revolutionized the way we see natural selection in the seminal bestseller <i>The Selfish Gene</i>. Now, he launches a fierce counterattack …

The Coming Plague

• <b>Author:</b> Laurie Garrett<p><b>"Here is a volume that should be required reading for policy makers and health professionals." - Kirkus Reviews</b><p>After four decades of assuming that the conquest of all infectous diseases was imminent, people on all continents now find themselves besieged by AIDS, drug-resistant …

Genome

• <b>Author:</b> Matt Ridley<p>The genome's been mapped.<br>But what does it mean?<p>Arguably the most significant scientific discovery of the new century, the mapping of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes that make up the human genome raises almost as many questions as it answers. Questions that will profoundly …

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

• <b>Author:</b> Rebecca Skloot<p><b>Now an HBO® Film starring Oprah Winfrey and Rose Byrne</b><p><b>#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><br>Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in …