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Teachers Learn to Use Primary Literature in the Classroom

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Teachers Learn to Use Primary Literature in the Classroom

Articles published in scientific journals can effectively teach scientific concepts to high school and college students, educators participating in a two-day workshop hosted by AAAS’ Science in the Classroom learned. Thirty high school teachers, college educators and students preparing for science teaching careers participated in a two-day workshop on Sept. 15 and 16 to learn about the power of incorporating primary literature into their biology, chemistry and physics classrooms.


By AAAS, USA.


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Mathematician Illustrates Braid Theory Through Aerial Dance

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Mathematician Illustrates Braid Theory Through Aerial Dance

Nancy Scherich has wanted to be a mathematician ever since taking a calculus class at her local community college, but she has been a dancer for her entire life. Until she discovered Science’s Dance Your Ph.D. contest, which annually invites scientists to use dance to display their Ph.D. research, she never thought she could combine her two interests.


By AAAS, USA.


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SciLine Provides U.S. Journalists with Scientific Expertise and Context

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SciLine Provides U.S. Journalists with Scientific Expertise and Context

The American Association for the Advancement of Science announces the launch of SciLine, a new service that will provide journalists with high-quality scientific expertise and context – on demand and on deadline. In addition to connecting reporters and editors with credible scientists who can quickly and accurately provide evidence-based information of relevance to news stories, SciLine will produce accessible summaries on a variety of newsworthy, science-relevant topics and gather on-the-record comments from experts for use by reporters as they prepare their stories.


By AAAS, USA.


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AAAS Adopts Statement Binding Scientific Freedom with Responsibility

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AAAS Adopts Statement Binding Scientific Freedom with Responsibility

The freedom to pursue science, apply its findings and share its discoveries is linked to the obligation of the scientific community to conduct its work with integrity and keep the interest of humanity as a core tenet, according to a new statement adopted by the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Board of Directors.


By AAAS, USA.


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