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2009-04-06 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More Everyday Science Mysteries: Stories for Inquiry-Based Teaching, expands author Richard Konicek-Moran's original concept, offering fifteen additional, open-ended stories that encourage students to learn science through inquiry and discovery. This book challenges students to ask questions, form hypotheses, and carry out investigations, thus constructing new understandings of science concepts and the world around them. Designed for K-8...

2009-04-02 09:00:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whole-Class Inquiry: Creating Student-Centered Science Communities is the perfect multimedia vehicle for preservice and inservice science educators who want to transform typical classrooms into student-led scientific communities. Appropriate for middle and high school, this proven approach allows students to take ownership of their learning and mimic real-world exploration. Science teachers, administrators, and science education...

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2009-03-12 08:55:47

Data provides high-resolution picture of scientists' information retrieval habits Los Alamos National Laboratory scientists have produced the world's first Map of Science"”a high-resolution graphic depiction of the virtual trails scientists leave behind when they retrieve information from online services. The research, led by Johan Bollen, appears this week in PLoS ONE (the Public Library of Science). "This research will be a crucial component of future efforts to study and predict...

2009-03-02 14:00:00

New Web Site Highlights "50 Ways to Use Your Social Work Degree" WASHINGTON, March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has kicked off its annual Social Work Month celebration with an outreach effort aimed at educating prospective and returning college students about the great purpose and countless possibilities of the social work profession. To improve public awareness and understanding of social work careers, NASW has developed an interactive...

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2009-03-01 08:55:00

Can researchers study the populations of online video games, like EverQuest 2, just as they study traditional communities like Miami, Pittsburgh or Minneapolis? A research study by a University of Minnesota computer scientist and colleagues from across the country shows that online, interactive gaming communities are now so massive that they mirror traditional communities. These findings are creating a new evolution of social science research where researchers are able to study human behavior...

2009-02-27 12:16:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Can researchers study the populations of online video games, like Everquest 2, just as they study traditional communities like Miami, Pittsburgh or Minneapolis? A research study by a University of Minnesota computer scientist and colleagues from across the country shows that online, interactive gaming communities are now so massive that they mirror traditional communities. These findings are creating a new evolution of social science research...

2009-02-03 16:10:00

One's happiness might seem like a personal subject, but a Kansas State University researcher says employers should be concerned about the well-being of their employees because it could be the underlying factor to success.Thomas Wright, Jon Wefald Leadership Chair in Business Administration and professor of management at K-State, has found that when employees have high levels of psychological well-being and job satisfaction, they perform better and are less likely to leave their job -- making...

2009-01-30 12:05:00

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- University of the Rockies (UoR) has announced the launch of a Criminology and Justice Studies specialization for university students pursuing a master's or doctoral degree in Psychology. "This specialization emphasizes the psychological, social psychological and sociological study of crime, along with its societal impacts and resulting criminal behavior," said Dr. Stephen Kirkpatrick, Dean of the School of Organizational Leadership. "It...

2009-01-27 09:50:00

Researchers at the University of Essex hope to answer this question by getting more volunteers to take part in their online game, Phrase Detectives.Jon Chamberlain, from Essex's School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, explains: "ËœHuman language is not an unconnected series of words, phrases and sentences but a series of people, objects and ideas that refer to each other in different ways. The complexity of language makes it sound "natural" to a reader but it can be...

2008-12-17 14:47:00

Five free iPods to those who test their knowledge at www.synbioproject.org WASHINGTON, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Among the 75 people Esquire magazine recently chose as the most influential in the 21st century are three researchers in an emerging discipline that combines science and engineering in order to design and build novel biological functions and systems -- otherwise known as synthetic biology. The promise of this burgeoning scientific field lies in the potential to apply...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.