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great collection of relevant, recent science news articles, some with questions and links to the original articles

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Pain of ostracism can be deep, long-lasting

Silent treatment is truly hurtful and shunning is abusive behavior! I like beat him up badly @oneamazingcow98

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Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias

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'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

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Coca-Cola caught running massive payola scheme to churn out deceptive corporate propaganda on over 1,000 news sites

Coca-Cola caught running massive payola scheme to churn out deceptive corporate propaganda on over 1,000 news sites

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Pain of ostracism can be deep, long-lasting

exclusion may not leave external scars, but it can cause pain that often is deeper and lasts longer than a physical injury. Science Daily.

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I really like to get my students connecting what we are learning in class with the real world. This creates engagement and further answers the question I addressed prior of “Why are we learning this? We will never use it in real life”. One way that I do this is by getting them to review different types of news articles which relate directly to the curriculum. To that end I have created this free page which indexes recent news articles which I have used in my classroom.

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CRISPR has been heralded as the biggest scientific breakthrough of 2015 across the board. This infographic will help you understand why.

CRISPR has been heralded as the biggest scientific breakthrough of 2015 across the board. This infographic will help you understand why.

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The Great Red Spot of Jupiter SHRINKING ~ A storm that's been raging for over 300 years, it's three times the size of the entire Earth. NASA's recent Hubble Space Telescope observations confirm the Great Red Spot now is approximately 10,250 miles across, less than half the size of some historical measurements. Hubble's images over a span of decades show that the Great Red Spot is SHRINKING. NASA's Juno spacecraft is hurtling toward Jupiter now, due to reach the giant planet in July 2016…

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