Hey, You Intellectual Omnivores!
Huge Historians!
Connect with the Cosmos!
Belly Up to the
BIG HISTORY BUFFET
Seacrest Hig...
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IT’S BAAAAAAACK: CREATION “SCIENCE” THREATENS THE
INTEGRITY OF TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TEXTBOO...
LIST OF MOST AND LEAST LUCRATIVE COLLEGE
MAJORS
(Why don’t I see Medieval Cosmology here?)
http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/...
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MORE BAD NEWS ABOUT THE WORLD OCEAN:
ACIDIFICATION OF THE NORTH PACIFIC
Researchers have found elevat...
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GALAXIES AND
GALAXY CLUSTERS COLLIDE, CREATING SOME OF
THE LARGEST STRUCTURES IN THE UNIVERSE?
ASTROPHYS...
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HOW DOES SOLAR RADIATION AFFECT OUR EARTH’S
ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD? ESA IS FINDING OUT,
ATTEMPTING TO ...
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Seacrest School Big History newsletter

  1. 1. Hey, You Intellectual Omnivores! Huge Historians! Connect with the Cosmos! Belly Up to the BIG HISTORY BUFFET Seacrest High School (Naples, FL) 23.09.13 ARE YOU LIVING IN A BUBBLE? (YES) HAVE HUMAN BEINGS JUST CROSSED A (MINI-) THRESHOLD IN COSMIC HISTORY? (YES) HOW DO THESE ANSWERS CONNECT? WE HAVE JUST LEFT THE HELIOSPHERE AND ENTERED INTERSTELLAR SPACE. READ ALL ABOUT IT: http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/september/nasa-spacecraft-embarks-on-historic-journey- into-interstellar-space/#.UjLhXRahDFI and http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-voyager-1-probe-left-solar-system-181643361.html [Thanks to Big Historian Cameron Buxton for this link.]
  2. 2. ****** ****** ****** IT’S BAAAAAAACK: CREATION “SCIENCE” THREATENS THE INTEGRITY OF TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION TEXTBOOK ADOPTION PROCESS One of the largest markets for school textbooks in the country may pressure publishing houses to edit their biology textbooks to include interpretations of fossil and genetic evidence that claim a Creator designed organisms and evolutionary processes to fulfill a divine plan. Bill Nye, the “Science Guy” and Cornell alumnus, worries that such dilutions of academic rigor will weaken American students’ ability to compete with their international peers in scientific and technological fields. What do you think? http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/09/creationist-science-texas-textbook- review-evolution-climate-change ****** ******* ******** WHAT DO DYING STARS AND CARBON SEQUESTRATION FROM POWER PLANTS HAVE TO DO WITH ONE ANOTHER? ANSWER: MUON TOMOGRAPHY http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24086950 ****** ****** ******
  3. 3. LIST OF MOST AND LEAST LUCRATIVE COLLEGE MAJORS (Why don’t I see Medieval Cosmology here?) http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2013/09/10/219372252/the-most-and-least-lucrative- college-majors-in-1- graph?utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=20130915&utm_source=mostemailed ****** ****** ****** HOW IS SCOTLAND LIKE SAUDI ARABIA? HINT: THINK ENERGY Scotland hopes to become the “Saudi Arabia” of clean, renewable energy. Right now they are installing the world’s largest array of submarine turbines off the northeast coast of the mainland, just south of the Orkney Islands. Success with this demonstration project could help them reach their goal of providing 20% of their energy portfolio from tidal flows. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-24100811 ****** ****** ****** READ ABOUT THIS CORONAL MASS EJECTION AND THE EFFECTS OF SUCH SOLAR ERUPTIONS ON OUR ATMOSPHERE AND POWER GRIDS http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Fire-breather
  4. 4. ****** ****** ****** MORE BAD NEWS ABOUT THE WORLD OCEAN: ACIDIFICATION OF THE NORTH PACIFIC Researchers have found elevated levels of acidification in the Bering Sea that they did not expect to find until the end of this century. The entire marine food web may be at risk. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/09/changing-ocean-chemistry- threatens-alaskan-crabs-1.html *** *** *** REMEMBER THE TOP 20 QUESTIONS IN SCIENCE? HERE IS A BRIEF REVIEW OF # 11 – 20. http://www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2013/09/18/223444624/the-other-10-most-important- questions-in-science ******* ****** ****** CANADA’S VERSION OF OUR OWN RHODES CONOVER, LAST YEAR’S BIG HISTORY MVP? WATCH THIS VIDEO: http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2013/09/18/223716891/mama-mia-mama-mia-a- canadian-bohemian-rhapsodizes-about-string-theory ****** ****** ******
  5. 5. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN GALAXIES AND GALAXY CLUSTERS COLLIDE, CREATING SOME OF THE LARGEST STRUCTURES IN THE UNIVERSE? ASTROPHYSICISTS SUGGEST ANSWERS, USING EVIDENCE LIKE THIS IMAGE: http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/coma-cluster- growth.html#.UjuLyRahBFI
  6. 6. ****** ****** ****** HOW DOES SOLAR RADIATION AFFECT OUR EARTH’S ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD? ESA IS FINDING OUT, ATTEMPTING TO MEASURE THESE EFFECTS AT THE SMALLEST SCALE POSSIBLE. http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/ESA_s_Cluster_satellites_in_closest- ever_dance_in_space

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