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The Wallops Incident Response Team completed today an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, following the catastrophic failure of Orbital Science Corp.'s Antares rocket shortly after liftoff at 6:22 p.m. EDT Tuesday, Oct. 28, from Pad 0A of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.

Running robots of future may learn from world's best two-legged runners: Birds

With an eye toward making better running robots, researchers have made surprising new findings about some of nature's most energy efficient bipeds -- running birds. Their skills may have evolved from the time of the dinosaurs and they may now be superior to any other bipedal runners -- including humans.

Plump turtles swim better: First models of swimming animals

Bigger is better, if you're a leatherback sea turtle. For the first time, researchers have measured the forces that act on a swimming animal and the energy the animal must expend to move through the water.

Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

Scientists have created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to form tiny pores that transport water, protons, small ions and DNA. These carbon nanotube "porins" have significant implications for future health care and bioengineering applications.

New frog discovered inhabiting I-95 corridor from Connecticut to North Carolina

More than a half century after claims that a new frog species existed in New York and New Jersey were dismissed, a team of scientists has proven that the frog is living in wetlands from Connecticut to North Carolina and are naming it after the ecologist who first noticed it.

Clean smell doesn't always mean clean air

Scientists are taking a closer look at aerosol formation involving an organic compound -- called limonene -- that provides the pleasant smell of cleaning products and air fresheners. This research will help to determine what byproducts these sweet-smelling compounds are adding to the air while we are using them to remove germs and odors.

Planet-forming lifeline discovered in a binary star system

Scientists have detected a streamer of dust and gas flowing from a massive outer disk toward the inner reaches of a binary star system. This never-before-seen feature may be responsible for sustaining a second, smaller disk of planet-forming material that otherwise would have disappeared long ago.

Scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life

Mimicking natural evolution in a test tube, scientists have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth.

Largest ever dataset of individual deaths in Africa, SE Asia reveals changing health

An unprecedented insight into the changing health of people across Africa and Asia -- including the fluctuating burdens of HIV, malaria and childhood mortality -- is revealed today by the publication of the largest ever dataset of individual deaths recorded on-the-ground.

Strong bonds with pets may help foster resiliency in military-connected children

Developing resiliency has important benefits for children, especially those from military families faced with significant challenges such as parental deployment and frequent moves. New research supports the idea that, along with other key resources, strong attachments to animals may help military-connected children develop resiliency and other positive developmental traits.

Planck 2013 results

Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature of 31 articles describing the data gathered by Planck over 15 months of observations and released by ESA and the Planck Collaboration in March 2013. This series of papers presents the initial scientific results extracted from this first Planck dataset.

Genome sequenced of enterovirus D68 circulating in St. Louis

Latest research on thyroid cancer therapy

Novel therapeutic approaches to improve outcomes in thyroid cancer, for example using targeted delivery of cytotoxic drugs to tumor cells, are among the latest treatment approaches for thyroid cancer, experts report.

Papillary thyroid carcinoma: New research

The prevalence of papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), the most common type of thyroid cancer, is increasing rapidly. New research to determine the impact of radioactive iodine (RAI) therapy on survival in PTC, describing a novel blood test able to detect circulating BRAFV600E-positive tumor DNA, and identifying a long non-coding.

Advances in Graves' disease, including a new mouse model

A unique mouse model of Graves' disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes hyperthyroidism, has been developed by scientists, and new research findings may help improve the treatment of Graves' disease, experts report.

Overuse injuries becoming more common in young athletes

From Little League players injuring their elbow ligaments to soccer and basketball players tearing their ACLs, sports injuries related to overuse are becoming more common in younger athletes.

Living Montessori Now

Wow, what a wonderful resource for Montessori education, ideas and printouts! Check out Living Montessor Now for inspirational ideas. and resources

All About Earthquakes

Earthquake Facts by USGS Earthquakes for Kids by USGS USGS The Science of Earthquakes What Causes Earthquakes from Discovery Kids

The Helpful Garden is the Best!

If you are looking for Montessori printouts you have to go to The Helpful Garden. You can absolutely find anything you need for Montessori education. Love this site and its author for providing free and beautiful printouts.!

Water Cycle Songs

Sing the Water Cycle Song

Cloud in a Bottle Activity

Clouds are a constant part of weather. Here are some links to make a cloud in a bottle with your student or child:> WikiHow How to Make a Cloud in a Bottle Physics.org Cloud in a Bottle Planet Science Make...

Creative Momma

I am Momma Hear Me Roar is a feast of simply creative ideas for making ready wear and accesories. It is just too good not to check out!

Painting with Ice Cubes?

This is so fine! Check out painting with ice cubes at Share and Remember. You can use this as a fun science lesson too. Very tactile, visual and Montessori!

Gingerbread Train and Santa Cupcakes

My sister told me tocCheck out these fun recipes to do with your children. Santa Hat Cupcakes Gingerbread Train

Braided Rag Rug

You can make an easy braided rag rug for a doll house for the holidays. Craft Passion has great ideas for this and other recylced artistic ideas.

Using Applesauce for Science

Mike Kruckenberg has a wonderful blog entry about 3 year-olds using the scientific method to make applesauce. What a yummy way to learn!

Black Hole Reading Cards

Back holes defy your imagination. Learn more about them at montessorimom.com Check out the free reading cards too! Related articles Teach Kids about the Solar System

Dot to Dot Constellations Printout

Check out the free printouts for contellations at montessorimom.com! Your children will find this a fun exercise if they like dot to dot activities.

Stars and Nebulae

Printout out these star and nebulae reading astronomy cards at montessorimom.com. My favorite star is our sun! Related articles Teach Kids about the Solar System

Pluto and the New Team

Pluto is now considered a dwarf planet. Check out these printouts at Montessorimom.com. Make 3 part cards for reading exercises.

The Moon

Check out the phases of the moon printout at montessorimom.com. Science and reading can be fun!

Inner and Outer Planets

Planets are categorized into different groups. The closest planets to the sun, or inner planets, are called rocky planets. The planets furthest from the sun, or outer planets, are gaseous planets. Printout out free reading science cards at montessorimom.com. What...

9, Sorry, 8 Planets of our Universe

You can print out these planets for free at Montessorimom.com. They are wonderful science reading cards to study the planets.

Learn about the Sun

The sun is the center of our solar system. Check out the parts of the sun free printout at montessorimom.com.

Teach Kids about the Solar System

Our Solar System is an easy to understand overview about the vast area where we live. Enjoy learning with your children about the solar system with free illustrated vocabualary cards. It includes printouts and reading cards about the sun, planets,...

Ang's Montessori Cutting Box Activities

A Montessori Cutting Box This is just beautifu! What an exciting way to teach cutting skills to your preschool child. Check out angahome for an enticing approach for small motor skills lessons and ideas. Luv it

Montessori and Tips for Moms

Montessori and Tips for Moms is a helpful site with some cute downloads. It's encouraging blog for moms with preschool children. I'm going to try some of the recipes, they sound so good!

Our Daily Life and Work

Our Daily Life and Work is such an uplifting and worthwhile blog. If you are looking to incorporate Montessori into your child's religious life this is a great place for ideas with nice pictures. Check out the fun homeschooling ideas...

Super Fun Mama

Super Fun Mama has great links and ideas for moms and teachers. The photos are beautiful and inspiring!

Home Free

Home Free is a blog about handwork and living a beautiful life, which is all very Montessori. I like the finger knitting pictures and instructions and walking with her two year old grandchild. Check out all the beautiful handwork ideas...

Let's Explore

Let's Explore is a colorful and illustrated blog for early learning using art and the senses. What a fun, learning environment!

My Montessori Journey

My Montessori Journey has clever ideas for holidays and special days. The ideas are fresh and creative, and your preschool children will love doing these activities. The photos are inviting too!

Good Tree Montessori Homeschool

Good Tree Montessori Homeschool has beautiful pictures and lessons for Montessori at home. Check out the archives for lots of helpful ideas.

Sew Liberated

Sew Liberated has handmade Montessori manipulatives. The items are so inviting for children. Nice textures to feel and beautiful images to see.

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