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How Can We Get More Questions?

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The target audience for this one is mostly elementary and middle school teachers, but I would love to see all thinking people ask more questions too. 

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/02/09/how-to-bring-more-beautiful-questions-back-to-school/
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help students become better questioners and nurture a child's curiosity.
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Should you change your behavior based on that post you just read?

After all, researchers just told us that something was True.

This is related to an optional assignment that I have some of the honors students in my research methods course write a paper about, so I am posting it so I can find it later.

Thanks to the geeks and science nerds who put it repeatedly into my stream :-)

http://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2016/1/22/10811320/journalists-social-science
"There's a fundamental tension between the media's desire for novelty and the scientific method."
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The Average Person would Find this Interesting

http://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/01/16/when-us-air-force-discovered-the-flaw-of-averages.html

thanks to +Sandy B for sharing this.  I think I will try to use it in a class discussion this semester!
In the early 1950s, a young lieutenant realized the fatal flaw in the cockpit design of U.S. air force jets. Todd Rose explains in an excerpt from his book, The End of Average.
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Yup +Kathryn Huxtable  Other stuff matters :-)
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A brief, but interesting read that might be a nice way to spark discussion in a class that involves critical thinking in science.

shared by +Steve Esterly , so a shout out to him!
 
How do people or companies with vested interests spread ignorance and obfuscate knowledge? Georgina Kenyon finds there is a term which defines this phenomenon.
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Science that makes us think is the best science :-)
 
Happy birthday Isaac Asimov! Via Perimeter Institute - Outreach
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It all depends on how you look at things :-)

via +Kimberly Chapman 
 
Baker CharlotteSometimes made this magical cake that amazingly changed color as it spun around on a plate, Seems like a paint job from Need For Speed. “this is not fake it is done by airbrushing the cake from opposite directions using different colors…”. Commentor Filmorth compared the process to painting a car. “It works like chameleon spray …
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That's pretty cool!
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Superb Owl

Love it! Had to share

Thanks to +Rajini Rao 
 
Owl Be Seeing You

It's time for the #SuperbOwl and #ScienceSunday

Did you know that the eyes of an owl are 5% of its body weight? Imagine Peyton Manning with eyes the size of a baseball.. errr...football. Their large pupils dilate at night, harvesting more light to be captured by an abundance of rods, specialized for night vision. Their eyes don't have as many cone cells as we do, so their color vision is not that great. But they can see up to 100 times better than the Broncos at night! 

How does the owl rotate its head without wringing its neck? An owl has twice as many vertebrae compared to the 7 in humans, giving it a 270 degree flexibility, without tearing the delicate blood vessels in their necks and heads, and cutting off blood supply to their brains.. That's because unlike human vertebrae, the vertebrae of the owl have large cavities, about ten times the diameter of the vertebral artery that goes through, allowing for plenty of slack. The artery also enters the cervical vertebrae at a higher point, for more freedom of movement. It is heavily networked so that blood supply to the brain and eyes is not interrupted by twisting of the neck even if one route is blocked. Astonishingly, the blood vessels at the neck became wider as they branched, in contrast to that of mere humans, where they get smaller and narrower. 

Read More: http://goo.gl/hFUq2 Research by +Michael Habib  and colleagues at Johns Hopkins University on the mystery of the Owl's neck. This award winning study was featured in Science magazine and may be the first use of angiography, CT scans and medical illustrations to unravel the mystery of the magnificent owl. 

For +rare avis  who wanted to know about the #SuperbOwl :)
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Try to remember what it was like

not to know

This is a great read and a nice reminder.  Thanks to +George Station  for sharing this!
 
SPOILER: This piece offers some helpful workarounds for being an "expert" in what you're teaching, and forgetting how hard it was to learn that stuff in the first place. Good reminders. 
By incorporating facts, novelty, examples, analogies, and emotion; and cycling content, telling content-related stories, and making lessons multisensory, we can make learning easier for our students.
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When the weather gets cold, I like to bake...
and eat...
it's like my body wants to make sure I have a bit more adipose to protect me from the MN winter. 

And this looks like what I need this weekend :-)
You've never had cookies like this before! Deep Fried Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough takes the chocolate chip cookie experience to a whole new level!
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I have no fear! I could go my whole life without actually putting them in the oven. 
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It's Science

via +Jeff Cave , so a shout out to him for sharing it
 
Love John Cleese.

~JD
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This is a really neat idea. 

http://www.lovethatmax.com/2015/12/teaching-hotel-people-with-disability.html

As the parent of a child with special needs (ASD) who will need help and support for the rest of his life, I too often think about what will happen when he gets older.  Will he ever find a job or volunteer work that makes him feel happy and productive and a part of the community?  I try to find things he is good at (like baking) and think about how to take some of those talents and work with him to foster those abilities. 

That is part of a parent's job.

 _All_ parents worry about their kids' futures, of course, and I love that this businessman and his family have created a place that will help individuals with special needs who like hosting and hospitality.   What a great idea.

Very cool.  Cheers and much success to them!
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*I See Four... *

films :-)

Sometimes, crossing streams with a clever meme is exactly what The Doctor ordered.

Thanks to Kimberly Chapman for the post
 
Just booked tickets for a screening tomorrow (no spoilers please).  Wanted to go today but the 2D shows are already all sold out for today.  3D makes me hurl.

I'm going to wear my Star Trek jacket and Ghostbusters goddess t-shirt so I can always be #crossingthestreams .

And today we will bake cookies.
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2 and 3 were okay, but they added to the story. 1 was an abomination, as for story, but the pod race and Saber battle are good. 
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