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Improving rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper

An engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.

Ibuprofen use leads to extended lifespan in several species, study shows

A common over-the-counter drug that tackles pain and fever may also hold keys to a longer, healthier life, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Regular doses of ibuprofen extended the lifespan of multiple species.

How will climate change transform agriculture?

Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new research.

Birds sensed severe storms and fled before tornado outbreak

Golden-winged warblers apparently knew in advance that a storm that would spawn 84 confirmed tornadoes and kill at least 35 people last spring was coming, according to a new report. The birds left the scene well before devastating supercell storms blew in.

Trigger mechanism for recovery after spinal cord injury revealed

After an incomplete spinal cord injury, the body can partially recover basic motor function. So-called muscle spindles and associated sensory circuits back to the spinal cord promote the establishment of novel neuronal connections after injury. This circuit-level mechanism behind the process of motor recovery was elucidated by recent research; findings may contribute to designing novel strategies for treatment after spinal cord injuries.

Scientists map out how childhood brain tumours relapse

The unique genetic paths that the childhood brain tumor medulloblastoma follows when the disease comes back has been mapped out, researchers report. Scientists looked at biopsies from the relapsed tumours of 29 patients. They found a range of changes that only appeared when the disease returned and were responsible for the cancer becoming more aggressive.

Improving forecasts for rain-on-snow flooding

Researchers hope to better forecast the flood risk from a combination of heavy rains and melting snow, which are most of the worst West Coast floods. Many of the worst West Coast winter floods pack a double punch. Heavy rains and melting snow wash down the mountains together to breach riverbanks, wash out roads and flood buildings.

Hearing capabilities of bushcrickets, mammals

In the animal kingdom many species must identify environmental sounds to increase their chance of survival. Therefore, animals have evolved a vast diversity of mechanisms to detect sounds. Acoustic communication occurs in many groups of animals. Yet, due to their biological diversity, insect species constitute a large percentage of the acoustic community -- particularly cicadas, crickets, katydids and grasshoppers. A detailed review of the functional mechanics of katydid (bushcricket) hearing, draws distinct parallels between the ear of the bushcricket and tetrapods.

The Greenland Ice Sheet: Now in HD

The highest-resolution maps of the Greenland Ice Sheet are debuting. Starting with Worldview satellite imagery, The maps are already revealing previously unknown features on the ice sheet.

Electron spin could be the key to high-temperature superconductivity

Scientists have taken a significant step in our understanding of superconductivity by studying the strange quantum events in a unique superconducting material.

Moms of food-allergic kids need dietician's support

Discovering your child has a severe food allergy can be a terrible shock. Even more stressful can be determining what foods your child can and cannot eat, and constructing a new diet which might eliminate entire categories of foods. Providing parents with detailed, individual advice from a dietician is a key component of effective food allergy care, experts say.

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Pilot plant for removal of extreme gas charges from deep waters installed

Being part of the mining area Herrerias in Andalusia, deep waters of Pit Lake Guadiana show extremely high concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide. In the case of a spontaneous ebullition, human beings close-by would be jeopardized. To demonstrate the danger and the possible solution, scientists have constructed a pilot plant for degassing. A fountain pulls deep water through a pipe to the surface, where the gas can escape from the water. The buoyancy produced by the bubbles provides the energy required for driving the flow.

Deforestation threatens species richness in streams

With a population of 1.3 billion, China is under immense pressure to convert suitable areas into arable land in order to ensure a continued food supply for its people. Accordingly, China is among the top countries in the world in terms of the extent and intensity of land use change. Deforestation may change the water surface runoff conditions, leading to a negative impact on the occurrence of microorganisms in rivers and streams.

Weigh-in once a week or you'll gain weight

Stepping on the scale is common among dieters but how does the frequency of weigh-ins impact weight? A new study showed that the more frequently dieters weighed themselves the more weight they lost, and if participants went more than a week without weighing themselves, they gained weight.

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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