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30
Jul 2012

@HabWorlds Twitter Digest, stardate 2012-07-23

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How The Fukushima Exclusion Zone Shows Us What Comes After The Anthropocene http://t.co/ljnA3Vv5 19:10:01 Enceladus: home of alien lifeforms? http://t.co/eVyCsXAO 14:56:09 Martian polygons and deep-sea polygons on Earth: More evidence for ancient Martian oceans? http://t.co/9xqZ2m7w 02:35:56 Moon formation: Was it a 'hit and run' accident? http://t.co/54ERKlC4 15:03:50 Kepler Spots 'Perfectly Aligned' Alien Worlds http://t.co/kan9uD2S 18:41:59 97% of Greenland surface ice turns to slush – http://t.co/eXeJoDIf 17:12:20 500 Million-Year-Old 'Mistake' Led To Humans http://t.co/mofg1A8C 07:08:15 New Biomarkers Honed to Help Search....
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27
Jul 2012

It is OK to be wrong

POSTED BY: S. DOMAGAL-GOLDMAN
 
As researchers, we are in the business of uncovering the truth, and truth is one of our greatest motivators. Truth is what gets us to work late into the night and what gets us up the next morning. The thought of being wrong terrifies us, to the point where our writing can become an impenetrable mix of jargon and qualification. And when we see others – politicians, news media, and colleagues – get things wrong, it really pisses us off.....
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23
Jul 2012

@HabWorlds Twitter Digest, stardate 2012-07-16

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Artificial jellyfish built from rat cells http://t.co/E0P3MMaf 20:35:42 June global temperatures fourth highest on record http://t.co/xJPijWbN 03:22:41 New Planet Found: Molten "Mars" Is "Right Around the Corner" http://t.co/wL7ir6Wy 02:18:50 River networks on Saturn's largest moon, Titan, point to a puzzling geologic history http://t.co/CcWNefMP 02:16:42 Five Potential Habitable Exoplanets Now http://t.co/0XuAhlvg 01:56:39 In a First, an Entire Organism Is Simulated by Software http://t.co/LQinVlmB 21:37:46 Did We Meet Martians 36 Years Ago? http://t.co/p41g6vPN 21:36:27 Neanderthal medicine. Did they make house calls? http://t.co/5kCovLTm....
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20
Jul 2012

The Trouble with Thinking Inside the Box

POSTED BY: LEVHORODYSKYJ
 
In a recent NYT editorial, University of Virginia professor Mark Edmundson makes an argument for how online education can never equal or excel traditional in-class instruction. Among his arguments are the idea that an in-class teacher can get a sense for how students are reacting to content and whether content delivery needs to be modified to adjust to student reactions and abilities, in real time. In addition, a live professor can also give a lot of value-added content … answers....
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16
Jul 2012

@HabWorlds Twitter Digest, stardate 2012-07-09

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Hubble witnesses death throes of rare carbon star http://t.co/agVw0DaW 20:46:14 The Demise of Arsenic Life? http://t.co/jtCzrDUV 12:49:57 Pompeii-style volcanic ash fall preserved 'nursery' of earliest animals http://t.co/Q05l4Ovi 12:40:35 Mars panorama: next best thing to being there http://t.co/uyY6Sttr 12:39:52
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10
Jul 2012

7 minutes sure to keep us on the edge

POSTED BY: ADI
 
In less than a month, we will be treated to one of the most exhilarating rides in the solar system. Curiosity (The Mars Science Laboratory) may have had a pretty long journey since its launch last year but perhaps the hardest, most dangerous part is yet come… This video makes it clear why James Cameron used to be on a NASA Advisory Council. The drama built into the mission has the making of a Hollywood blockbuster (it even has a laser that....
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