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  sciencefriday.com - making science user-friendly
Last week researchers announced a significant advance in stem cell science, changing skin cells into cells that seem to behave like embryonic stem cells.
Annette Heist, Senior Producer of Science Friday, chronicles her efforts to cut her home energy bills.
Science Friday, 4 West 43rd St, Suite 306, New York, New York 10036.
www.sciencefriday.com   (374 words)

Science is first and foremost a set of logical and empirical methods which provide for the systematic observation of empirical phenomena in order to understand them.
Science consists of several specific sciences, such as biology, physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy, which are defined by the type and range of empirical phenomena they investigate.
Finally, science is also the application of scientific knowledge, as in the altering of rice with daffodil and bacteria genes to boost the vitamin A content of rice.
skepdic.com /science.html   (2277 words)

  The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy — www.greenwood.com
For readers of science fiction and fantasy, this is a guide to a literary genre that the editor considers the most liberating and expansive....[a] candidate for a shared purchase with the public library.
Over 400 entries cover all kinds of science fiction concerns, from literature to film and TV, and enjoys contributions from well over a hundred experts which discuss major genre themes, relates them to modern works, and provides reference material suitable for either browsing by genre fans or study by college-level literature majors.
Canonical works of science fiction and fantasy are central to the curriculum, while more popular works are being taught with greater frequency and often appear on summer reading lists.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/GR2950.aspx   (1006 words)

 Illinois Learning Standards for Science
The aim of science education is to develop in learners a rich and full understanding of the inquiry process; the key concepts and principles of life sciences, physical science, and earth and space sciences; and issues of science, technology, and society in historical and contemporary contexts.
Science students learn to use a range of technologies: instruments, computer hardware and software, on-line services and equipment, primary source data and images, and communication networks.
Science students have the opportunity to work both ways—as individuals and as members of teams organized to conduct complex investigations and solve problems.
www.isbe.state.il.us /ils/science/standards.htm   (728 words)

 Cognitive Science (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Cognitive science is the interdisciplinary study of mind and intelligence, embracing philosophy, psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, linguistics, and anthropology.
Cognitive science has unifying theoretical ideas, but we have to appreciate the diversity of outlooks and methods that researchers in different fields bring to the study of mind and intelligence.
Although the computational-representational approach to cognitive science has been successful in explaining many aspects of human problem solving, learning, and language use, some philosophical critics such as Hubert Dreyfus (1992) and John Searle (1992) have claimed that this approach is fundamentally mistaken.
plato.stanford.edu /entries/cognitive-science   (3831 words)

 New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards - Science
The science standards in this section, therefore, are not intended to include all of science, but rather are an attempt to define what all students should understand and be able to apply as they grow towards scientific literacy.
Science should be taught at all levels with awareness of its connection to other subjects and the needs of society.
Science is not merely a collection of facts and theories but a process, a way of thinking about and investigating the world in which we live.
www.state.nj.us /njded/cccs/s5_science.htm   (6568 words)

 MDE - Science
Science and its applications play a significant role in our everyday lives, from the challenge of developing vaccines to exploring Mars.
The purpose is to create and maintain a network of science education leaders sharing ideas and information, as it relates to the improvement of science education K-12 in Michigan schools.
Focuses on gathering information about the design, implementation, and content of a lesson and the classroom culture in which that lesson is conducted.  These instruments are not intended to evaluate teachers, but only to assess teaching practices in the context of observing. For more information contact  Dr.
www.michigan.gov /mde/0,1607,7-140-28753_38684_28760---,00.html   (691 words)

 Wisconsin Model Academic Standards for Science Introduction
These content and performance standards recognize that science is for all students-the essence of science literacy.
They also illustrate that science education is an active process that embodies intellectual and cultural traditions important in the practice of contemporary science.
Teachers of science must know and apply the necessary safety regulations in the use, storage, and care of materials used by students.
www.dpi.state.wi.us /standards/sciintro.html   (637 words)

 The Christian Science Monitor | Daily Online Newspaper
The Christian Science Monitor is an international daily newspaper produced by The Christian Science Publishing Society, which is owned and operated by The First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Boston.
And you may not identify yourself as a Monitor writer for the purpose of obtaining a conference or event credential, nor may you use a Monitor assignment to obtain visas from a foreign government without the express written consent of the Op-Ed editor.
Contributors should e-mail CS Submissions or fax (617-450-2707) their submissions and note that they are for the Monitor article on Christian Science.
www.csmonitor.com /aboutus/guidelines.html   (5783 words)

 Bad Science
This study goes well beyond bad science to include bad editing and the disingenuousness textbook committees who are more interested in using science textbooks as a vehicle for political correctness than scientific correctness.
By publicizing examples of bad science, I hope to sensitize students, teachers and writers to the horrors of such glib explanations or representations.
The rest know in their hearts that their grade-eight teacher, say, or their mummy was actually right and that you are just a contrarian who is attempting to destroy the established order.
www.ems.psu.edu /~fraser/BadScience.html   (959 words)

 Science Commons
Science Commons serves the advancement of science by removing unnecessary legal and technical barriers to scientific collaboration and innovation.
Built on the promise of Open Access to scholarly literature and data, Science Commons identifies and eases key barriers to the movement of information, tools and data through the scientific research cycle.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee of the World Wide Web Consortium has appointed Science Commons’ own Jonathan Rees to the Technical Architecture Group (TAG) of the W3C.
sciencecommons.org   (142 words)

 Howstuffworks "Science Channel"
NASA needs a vehicle that is capable of carrying crew and payloads to Earth orbit, the moon and Mars.
The pursuit of the structure of the atom has married many areas of chemistry and physics in perhaps one of the greatest contributions of modern science!
Earth Science Channel Exactly what happens if we run out of water?
science.howstuffworks.com   (578 words)

 NAEP Science - Scheduled assessments in science, past results, trends, methods.
The NAEP 2005 assessment in science was administered in schools throughout the country from January to March 2005.
Gain a greater understanding of the science scale by exploring the 2005 science item map.
Find out how to interpret the results of the science assessment, including the potential effects of exclusion on assessment results.
nces.ed.gov /nationsreportcard/science   (244 words)

Active engagement in hands-on, minds-on science learning experiences enables students to make personal sense of the physical world and to solve problems.
All students should have access to a carefully articulated science program each year in kindergarten through 10th grade with opportunities for continued study in grades 11 and 12.
If all students attain mastery of the Essential Academic Learning Requirements for science, Washington State will be much closer to attaining the national goal of being the first in the world in science achievement and performance.
www.k12.wa.us /CurriculumInstruct/Science/default.aspx   (301 words)

 DuPont.com: Science
It is science that has provided the foundation for every historic breakthrough at DuPont since its creation more than 200 years ago.
Take a quick look at how DuPont science and technology has shaped the company's past and is shaping it for the future.
Chief Science and Technology Officer Tom Connelly chairs The Corporate Technology Council, a group whose sole purpose is to focus strategically on Integrated Science, exploring and exploiting the intersections of our scientific capabilities.
www2.dupont.com /Science/en_US   (378 words)

 Current Science - home
Current Science, founded in 1932 is published by the Current Science Association in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Sciences.
The journal is also intended as a medium for communication and discussion of important issues that concern science and scientific activity.
All articles published in Current Science, especially editorials, opinions and commentaries, letters and book reviews, are deemed to reflect the individual views of the authors and not the official points of view, either of the Current Science Association or of the Indian Academy of Sciences.
www.ias.ac.in /currsci   (86 words)

 Internet History of Science Sourcebook
Père du Halde: Teaching Science to the Manchu Emperor, c.
The achievements of this period have not been negated by the discoveries and theories of the late 19th and 20th centuries, but are now seen as accurate only with certain boundaries.
This is one of the most successful, and early, statements on Materialism stemming from the conclusions of the New Science.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/science/sciencesbook.html   (2827 words)

 Science/AAAS | Table of Contents: 30 November 2007; 318 (5855)
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The spin state of a single electron on a quantum dot can be manipulated by application of a local electric field, improving the control of multiple dots over what is achievable with a magnetic field.
Characterization of gene families that cannot be cloned in the common bacteria Escherichia coli suggests that increased dosage and expression of certain genes are toxic to the host.
www.sciencemag.org /content/current   (1192 words)

 Science - Essential Academic Learning Requirements
Students develop an understanding of the scientific concepts and principles in the contexts of physical, earth/space, and living systems that can be applied to solve human problems.
Inquiry describes the skills necessary to investigate systems and asks students to understand the nature of science which gives integrity to scientific investigations.
Inquiry represents the application of science concepts and principles to the scientific investigative processes that aims to answer scientific questions about the natural world.
www.k12.wa.us /curriculumInstruct/science/ealrs.aspx   (350 words)

Perspectives of Hands-On Science Teaching, by David L. Haury and Peter Rillero, ERIC Clearinghouse for Science, Mathematics, and Environmental Education.
The association serves as an advocate for science educators by providing information about national issues and trends in science education.
The site provides science online courses involving partners as well as their own students and a problem-based learning site for mathematics and science.
www.ncrel.org /sdrs/areas/ma0cont.htm   (610 words)

 Welcome to the Science Public Policy Homepage!
The APA Science Policy Office advocates in multiple areas to influence policy decisions that advance and preserve the infrastructure of psychological science.
One of our primary goals is to educate and empower APA members and psychologists to advocate for the discipline.
The Science Public Policy Office is a part of the APA Science Directorate, which promotes and represents psychological science and scientists.
www.apa.org /ppo/science   (111 words)

 Science of Hockey
The Science of Hockey is the first in a series of "Sports Science" resources developed by the Exploratorium.
To learn about how the Science of Hockey was put together, read the credits.
The Science of Hockey was made possible with the assistance of the NHL's San Jose Sharks.
www.exploratorium.edu /hockey   (158 words)

 KidSites.com - Great Sites for Kids - Science Sites
Articles on science, space, the Internet, computers, and more are all here to help keep you informed of the latest advances in technology.
Simple answers to common science questions, plus fun science projects, experiments, and science news.
Join the Exploratorium and San Jose Sharks as they explain the science behind the equipment used in the game, how to slap a puck 100 miles per hour, how players stay in shape, and more.
www.kidsites.com /sites-edu/science.htm   (1147 words)

 / Science - Pravda.Ru
Scientists from the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences suppose that people use sensitive cells from nasal septum when choosing sexual partners.
Even if a person does not have the so-called second nose, he or she is capable of detecting these chemical signals anyway
Women use smoking to attract men's attention to their fragile nature [ / Science / Health ]
english.pravda.ru /science   (499 words)

 Science/AAAS | Scientific research, news and career information
Science Table of Contents in Japanese (from Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation)
© 2007 American Association for the Advancement of Science.
AAAS is a partner of HINARI, AGORA, PatientInform, CrossRef, and COUNTER.
www.sciencemag.org   (149 words)

 Science @ FDA
Science Board to the Food and Drug Administration
Science at FDA's National Center for Toxicological Research
Science at the FDA: Improving the Scientific Basis of Regulation Through Collaboration with 'Stakeholders' (by Bernard A. Schwetz, Susan A. Homire, and James T. MacGregor, 1999, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Rockville, Md.)
www.fda.gov /oc/science.html   (168 words)

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