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5 Really Weird Things About Water Water, good ol' H2O, seems like a pretty simple substance to you and me. But in reality, water - the foundation of life and most common of liquid - is really weird and scientists actually don't completely understand how water works. Here are 5 really weird things about water: 1. Science for celebrities In January 2007, exasperated by the tide of influential and misleading claims made by celebrities in the public sphere, we worked with scientists to produce Making Sense of Science for Celebrities. Each year since, Sense About Science has reviewed the odd science claims people in the public eye have made - about diets, cancer, magnets, radiation and more - sent in to us by scientists and members of the public. Many of these claims promote theories, therapies and campaigns that make no scientific sense. We ask scientists to respond, to help the celebrities realise where they are going wrong and to help the public to make sense of celebrity claims. “We seem to be seeing a celebrity divide on science.

Educational Resources « Astronomical Society A Sampling of Hands-On Astronomy Activities from the ASP Jump into hands-on astronomy with these classroom tested activities from a variety of ASP programs Surfing the Solar System Surf the web to find the answers to a fun solar system puzzle for the whole family K-12 Online Astronomy Activities Navigate the tangled web of activities on the internet with this annotated list, organized by subject Night Sky Network Astronomy Activities & Resources The Universe in the Classroom, a newsletter for teachers. Articles on Education from Mercury Magazine Hunt down some good ideas and resources in these archived articles from the “Education Newswire” and “Black Holes to Blackboards” departments of our membership magazine, Mercury.

The 25 Funniest Autocorrects Of DYAC’s First Year To celebrate Damn You Autocorrect’s 1-year anniversary online, we compiled the Top 50 Fan Favorite DYAC entries (as determined by Facebook shares, tweets, comments, and pageviews). And now… here are the top 25 entries! Enjoy – and keep all the great submissions coming! 25. Meteorite older than Solar System Organic globules found in the Tagish Lake meteorite fragments may predate the solar system, according to a new U.S. study Credit: University of Calgary SYDNEY: A meteorite discovered in Canada may be older than the Solar System, according to a new U.S. study. Samples taken from the Tagish Lake meteorite, discovered in 2000, have revealed evidence of organic matter that predates our Sun and Solar System, according to the study, published in today’s edition of the U.S. journal Science.

200 Free Online Classes to Learn Anything Written by: Thomas Broderick Universities, colleges, and private organizations offer free online college courses to help students acquire new knowledge and skills. These courses cover a variety of traditional academic topics and other subjects that can lead to career advancement and personal enrichment. Courses occur online, allowing learners from all over the world to participate. At the end of a course, students may qualify for an official certificate. Some institutions charge a small certificate fee.

Foundational Questions Institute The Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) To catalyze, support, and disseminate research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources. FQXi has five goals: {*style:<ul style="padding-left:20px;"><li> Detailed age map shows how Milky Way came together Using colors to identify the approximate ages of more than 130,000 stars in the Milky Way's halo, Notre Dame astronomers have produced the clearest picture yet of how the galaxy formed more than 13.5 billion years ago. Astrophysicist Daniela Carollo, research assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Notre Dame, and Timothy Beers, Notre Dame Chair of Astrophysics, along with research assistant professor Vinicius Placco and their colleagues published their findings in Nature Physics, including a chronographic (age) map that supports a hierarchical model of galaxy formation. That model, developed by theoreticians over the past few decades, suggests that the Milky Way formed by merging and accretion of small mini-halos containing stars and gas, and that the oldest of the Milky Way's stars are at the center of the galaxy and younger stars and galaxies merged with the Milky Way, drawn in by gravity over billions of years.

Just For Beginners - Jazz Improvisation for Beginners: Part One Just For Beginners - Jazz Improvisation for Beginners: Part One David Wilken So you want to learn how to improvise jazz. "Where do I begin?" you might ask. You have worked hard to learn to read music, now how do you make it up on the spot?

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If anyone has a Delia's store near them, they have a shirt that looks like the pillars of creation. A girl at my school wore it under her uniform today. by emilybug Apr 3

yer welcome! everytime I am ready to quit FB, something cool and interesting pops up! by kathologist Apr 2

I grabbed some of your pearls for my new kawaii pearltee. Thanks :) for the inspiration: by electronics Mar 26

Your pearltree is quite good too--but I love science and the idea of kawaii (cute). by electronics Mar 25

Thanks, but if they are team pearltrees, I usually don't contribute too much, the founders do most of the work. by electronics Mar 25

Put this in Neutrino006's pearltree so people know how big a neutrino actually is. by electronics Mar 25

I like the planck length (as it relates to two photons of light traveling across the universe, and neither being delayed--smooth). by electronics Mar 25

I love this and showed it to my dad and he thought it was pretty neat. I love the pillars of creations and horsehead nebula. by emilybug Mar 24

sorry, I will find another link for this presentation. the newest is even better by tugrazka Feb 13

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