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Aug 5, 2014

weareteachers:

Can’t do the L-o-n-g books? Here’s your list.

weareteachers:

Can’t do the L-o-n-g books? Here’s your list.

Aug 2, 2014

kqedscience:

Watch Drought Take Over the Entire State of California in One GIF
“California, the producer of half of the nation’s fruits, veggies, and nuts, is experiencing its third-worst drought on record. The dry spell is expected to cost the state billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, and farmers are digging intogroundwater supplies to keep their crops alive. We’ve been keeping an eye on the drought with the US Drought Monitor, a USDA-sponsored program that uses data from soil moisture and stream flow, satellite imagery, and other indicators to produce weekly drought maps. Here’s a GIF showing the spread of the drought, from last December 31—shortly before Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency—until July 29.”
(via motherjones)

kqedscience:

Watch Drought Take Over the Entire State of California in One GIF

California, the producer of half of the nation’s fruits, veggies, and nuts, is experiencing its third-worst drought on record. The dry spell is expected to cost the state billions of dollars and thousands of jobs, and farmers are digging intogroundwater supplies to keep their crops alive. We’ve been keeping an eye on the drought with the US Drought Monitor, a USDA-sponsored program that uses data from soil moisture and stream flow, satellite imagery, and other indicators to produce weekly drought maps. Here’s a GIF showing the spread of the drought, from last December 31—shortly before Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency—until July 29.”

(via motherjones)

Aug 2, 2014

Amazon Picks 100 Children’s Books to Read in a Lifetime - GalleyCat

weareteachers:

We’ve read 90 of them. Not bad. How about you? 

Aug 2, 2014

12 Great Articles about Religion

tetw:

Great reads about the role of religion in the modern world

Jul 29, 2014

Where Did Animals Come From?

the-feature:

How did life make its spectacular leap from unicellular simplicity to multicellular complexity?

Great for evolution unit

Jul 24, 2014

60 Great Articles about Science and Technology

tetw:

All our favourite science and tech reads from around the net

Jul 17, 2014

"Standardized tests are not based on general knowledge. As I learned in the course of my investigation, they are based on specific knowledge contained in specific sets of books: the textbooks created by the test makers."

Jul 17, 2014

discoverynews:

Testicle-Munching Fish: All That Dangerous?
A sharp-toothed, testicle-biting cousin to the piranha has been pulled up by a woman fishing in Lake St. Clair, located near Detroit, Mich. The fish measured around two feet in length and weighed 15 pounds.
The fish is the pacu, a vegetarian who, although it prefers fruits and nuts that drop into the Amazon River and its tributaries, has been known to confuse nuts for human flesh. The pacu caught in Michigan was caught on a hook that was baited with a nightcrawler and catfish.
Learn more
http://news.discovery.com/animals/testicle-munching-fish-all-that-dangerous-130813.htm

discoverynews:

Testicle-Munching Fish: All That Dangerous?

A sharp-toothed, testicle-biting cousin to the piranha has been pulled up by a woman fishing in Lake St. Clair, located near Detroit, Mich. The fish measured around two feet in length and weighed 15 pounds.

The fish is the pacu, a vegetarian who, although it prefers fruits and nuts that drop into the Amazon River and its tributaries, has been known to confuse nuts for human flesh. The pacu caught in Michigan was caught on a hook that was baited with a nightcrawler and catfish.

Learn more

Jul 17, 2014

discoverynews:

Whale sharks are flocking to waters off of the Azore islands, a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, a new study has found.
Whale sharks tend to enjoy warmer temperatures, but even this species has been affected by climate change, according to the study, which is published in the latest issue of the journal PLoS ONE.
Learn more
http://news.discovery.com/animals/sharks/climate-challenged-whale-sharks-flocking-to-island-chain-140716.htm

discoverynews:

Whale sharks are flocking to waters off of the Azore islands, a Portuguese archipelago in the North Atlantic Ocean, a new study has found.

Whale sharks tend to enjoy warmer temperatures, but even this species has been affected by climate change, according to the study, which is published in the latest issue of the journal PLoS ONE.

Learn more

Jun 30, 2014

weareteachers:

Love this chart of wonderful words. 
http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868538785458/

weareteachers:

Love this chart of wonderful words. 

http://www.pinterest.com/pin/2251868538785458/