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Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi review – seeking solace in science | Fiction

In her award-winning 2016 debut, Homegoing, Yaa Gyasi used a multi-generational family saga to trace slavery’s complex legacy in America and west Africa. Family is central in her second novel, too, which tells a piercing story of faith, science and the opioid crisis. Rather than multiplying and fanning out across the world, however, this particular …

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Florida Historical Society Transferring Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science Management to City of Cocoa

Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science was conceived in 1969 and opened in 1973 WATCH: The Florida Historical Society is located at 435 Brevard Avenue in Cocoa. The Florida Historical Society saved the Brevard Museum of History and Natural Science from imminent closure when they took over management of the facility in September 2014. …

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Science is all about questions — but how many of these can you get right?

Science is all about questions. What is the sun? Why is gravity? I wonder what would happen if we made this thing go super fast and then smashed it into little bits? Quiz shows are also, in their way, about questions, although even the best ones rarely come close to science’s potential to create a …

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Women in Data Science conference set for March 8 | Vanderbilt News

The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute and Vanderbilt Genetics Institute will co-host a regional Women in Data Science (WiDS) virtual conference on Monday, March 8. The event will broadcast WiDS Worldwide America events—including keynote speakers, Technical Vision Talks and a panel on paths to leadership—from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT. The event is free and open …

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For McMinnville science teacher, extra training worthwhile

Rusty Rae/News-Register## Laura Syring said she would like her science students to be able to conduct their own experiments in the classroom, rather than watching labs online. While they can use data from other labs in their calculations, she said, doing experiments themselves would help maintain their interest. Science teacher Laura Syring is one of …

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‘Explicit instruction’ provides dramatic benefits in learning to read

The ability to read is foundational to education, but prolonged school closures and distance learning due to the pandemic have imposed unique challenges on the teaching of many fundamental skills. When in-person classes resume, many students will likely need a period of catch-up learning, especially those who lag behind in basic reading skills. New research …

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5 Picture Books About the Wonders of Science

FOSSILS FROM LOST WORLDSWritten by Damien LaverduntIllustrated by Hélène RajcakTranslated by Daniel Hahn SCIENCE AND MEWritten by Ali WinterIllustrated by Mickaël El Fathi WHAT’S INSIDE A FLOWER?And Other Questions About Science & NatureWritten and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky THE SNAIL WITH THE RIGHT HEARTA True StoryWritten by Maria PopovaIllustrated by Ping Zhu THE BOY WHOSE …

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Covid-19 – How British science came to the rescue | Britain

Feb 27th 2021 ON FEBRUARY 28TH last year Martin Landray, an Oxford University professor, sent an email to Sir Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, a medical-research charity. At the end, as an aside, he added a question: was anyone thinking about randomised trials for covid-19 treatment? “Because if we don’t, then lots …

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