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What’s New(s): 5/14-5/28

What’s New(s): 5/14-5/28

PHEW! The school year is officially over and I finally have some time to dedicate to the blog. Seriously, this May was a doozy! I’ve only been off for 4 days, but I have already written curriculum for next year and revamped my class website. I am beyond excited for next year! Since I’ve been MIA for the past two weeks, I’m doubling up on my weekly news roundup – so here are the top 5 scientific news stories of…

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What’s New(s): 5/8 – 5/14

What’s New(s): 5/8 – 5/14

As the school year winds down, I am busier than ever! However, there’s always time for SCIENCE! This week was definitely one for the books! Here’s What’s New(s)! A Real Life “Dino Statue”: In the morning hours of May 12, 2017, Canada’s Royal Tyrrell Museum of Paleontology unveiled what is sure to be one for the books – an almost perfectly preserved fossil of a dinosaur. Now I’m not talking a nice fossil of a dinosaur skeleton, like we’re used to seeing…

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What’s New(s): 5/1 – 5/7

What’s New(s): 5/1 – 5/7

Another week, another batch of sweet science summaries! Here’s What’s New(s) in science! Nike Narrowly Misses the Mark: 63 years to the day after the first sub 4 minute mile was accomplished, runners Lelisa Desisa, Eliud Kipchoge, and Zersenay Tadese attempted to be the first to run a sub 2 hour marathon. Let’s just remember that a marathon is 26.2 MILES LONG. To finish that in less than 2 hours, a runner would have to keep up a mile pace of…

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March for Science

March for Science

“The good thing about science is that it’s true whether or not you believe in it.” -Neil Degrasse Tyson   After centuries of scientific discoveries and breakthroughs driving the decisions of our society, thousands upon thousands of people in the US alone took to the streets in peaceful protest in response to our administration’s recent demolition of evidence-based policy making. If you had told me when I graduated college 6 years ago that the scientific community and its supporters would…

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Why I Started This Blog

Why I Started This Blog

Starting this blog has been on the back burner for a long time now – between planning a wedding, getting married, buying and fixing up a house, teaching all new classes, being on the school improvement team, planning a science trip to the Galapagos Islands (more on that later), attending meetings and completing interviews for the Democracy School Initiative, attempting to see my friends and family once in a blue moon, all while trying to keep my sanity on very…

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