Monthly Archives: September 2016

Egg Dancing

Liz Jensen

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Resources for teachers include classroom activities and lesson plans, materials and ideas for making a science news display, weekly e-mail bulletins for teachers, and connections to local “science cafés.” A collaborative scientific effort is under way to create an online reference and database detailing all 1.8 million species now known to live on Earth. In a population of genetically identical individuals, one disease could wipe out all organisms. On a global scale, the whole society of the world state is an abomination - science gone mad - in most people's eyes, at any rate.

The Genesis: Volume 3 of the Future History of Human

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I already chose Brave New World as my book, and Gattaca and The Sixth Day as 2 of the movies. This e-book from Science Connected has links to articles and follow-up questions to supplement and enrich high school instruction in astronomy, biology, environmental science, physics, technology, and other topics. WaterSense, an EPA-sponsored partnership program, seeks to protect the U. In fact, we think “fiction” is a misnomer for any great work of literature. “Fiction” means “untrue,” and the best stories and novels contain wisdom for living that cannot be captured in any other way.

Ure Infectus: The Chimera Adjustment: Book One (Imperium

Caleb Wachter, A.G. Claymore

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Such an effort would probably rely on the more controversial genetic engineering procedure known as a “gene drive,” which forces a particular genetic trait to spread through the entire population. I flipped through the pages and read some... If you need information related to Operation Physics–Grades 4-9, Conceptual Physics, or Honors Physics, his is the go-to site. Their reasoning in this is an implicit assumption that a self-aware intelligence would have empathy for other conscious entities.

Alien Romance: Saving The Alien Star Lord (SciFi Action and

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The program running the GA is not analogous to the reproductive machinery of an organism, a comparison which Batten tries to make. These black intellectuals and artists have created an Islamic African American bohemian subculture. Despite several highly publicized claims, human cloning still appears to be fiction. Furthermore, it has no strong therapeutic or economic-based need driving it at this time.'' The new technology does whet the appetite of some scientists.

The Restoration of Flaws (The Phantom of the Earth Book 5)

Raeden Zen

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The code is read in triplets, sequences of three nucleotides. I've previously argued that going to Mars and trying to live there is a dumb idea for the foreseeable future. The gene associated with Huntington's is dominant. Many are aimed at increasing research opportunities for students from underrepresented backgrounds or for teachers working at minority-serving institutions. For example, the insulin used by diabetics is made in bacteria that have been given a gene that codes for making insulin.

Sims (Wilson, F Paul)

F. Paul Wilson

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Gene-altering technologies played a prominent role in several pre-1970 sf novels, such as Robert Heinlein’s Beyond this Horizon (1948), James Blish’s The Seedling Stars (1957), Frank Herbert’s The Eyes of Heisenberg (1966), and John Brunner’s Stand on Zanzibar (1968). In one scene, Vincent (the “in-valid” main character) told his father of his dream to become an astronaut, to which his father responded, “The only way you’re going to see the inside of a spaceship is if you were cleaning it.” (Gattaca, 1997) This is because companies in this future society, on which this movie is based, hire people based on genetic screening, not their performance.

Star Trek: The Next Generation: Slings and Arrrows #2: The

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So, even as gene therapy technologies are made available, and even as they sound like miracle cures for disease, the ultimate expression of health can only come from within each patient. Such a global species-project does not have the desperate moral urgency of eliminating the phenomenon of Darwinian pain - both " mental " and " physical ", human and non-human alike. Ambitious teaching deliberately aims to get students of all racial, ethnic, and class backgrounds to understand science ideas, participate in the discourses of the discipline, and solve authentic problems.

Harmony: Confederated Star Systems #1

C.F. Bentley

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However, at present, no laboratory is known to be attempting this well-developed technology in humans. To help curious minds of all ages learn about birds’ intriguing biological structures, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology haslaunched an immersive website, All About Bird Biology. Based on actual NASA investigations that explore plant growth on the Moon, this educational app for the iPad, developed by the Center for Educational Technologies, lets middle and high school students and adults discover how four plant types—wheat, potatoes, soybeans, and lettuce—can be grown to meet human oxygen, water, and food needs in space.

The Argon Factor (The Argonian Series Book 1)

Heather Harlow

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If we can find out what our genes do then we could put that information to work to create the perfect child. Coming Soon: TV shows and TV movies on this subject Return to Clone Table of Contents The first major science fiction novel about clones and the cloning of human beings was A. The 12 short videos (each about 2–4 minutes long) emphasize biological and environmental concepts and cover topics related to nutrition and economics.

Salvage Trouble: Mission 1 (Black Ocean)

J.S. Morin

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An alien craft arrives at first the population is amazed but as the aliens become more and more subversive they realise that the end is nigh. At this website, educators can access tools and resources that support ambitious teaching at the middle school and high school levels and help teachers begin to think about the NGSS. Each one includes a short summary that identifies curriculum integration, required time and materials, and alignment with national standards.