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  • 1. The Latest From…
  • 2. Week of April 14th, to April 20th, 2014
  • 3. Start-Up Business Activity and the Health of the U.S. Economy Good Moon Risin’ – Red Moon At Night, Everyone’s Delight Hornworts Loan Genes to Ferns for Shady Environments Runaway/Throwaway Children: Predictors and Preventions Post-It-Notes For Feet: Sticky Protein Enhances Starfish Stride Weather Around The World This Week: Pick Your Poison Major Earthquakes in the Western Pacific and Nicaragua: 11-17 April 2014 New Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa: Who’s in Danger? Mexico’s Good Friday Earthquake: M7.2, 18 April 2014 Solar System Chemistry: Snow Line, Thermodynamics, and the Proto-planetary Disk Relative Social Status by Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in India Kepler-186f: How Astronomers Discovered an Earth-Sized Planet in a Star’s Habitable Zone Table Of Contents
  • 4. Start-Up Business Activity and the Health of the U.S. Economy APRIL 14, 2014 BY WALTER MCLAUGHLIN President Obama meets with small business owners in the Roosevelt Room, recognizing that start-up businesses are an important barometer of the overall economy. Image by Pete Souza
  • 5. Good Moon Risin’ – Red Moon At Night, Everyone’s Delight APRIL 14, 2014 BY JON PLOTKIN The totally eclipsed moon looks blood red. Photo courtesy of NOAA
  • 6. Hornworts Loan Genes to Ferns for Shady Environments APRIL 14, 2014 BY VIJAY SHANKAR BALAKRISHNAN, PHD How did ferns evolve the ability to utilize low levels of light? Image courtesy of Fay-Wei Li
  • 7. Runaway/Throwaway Children: Predictors and Preventions APRIL 14, 2014 BY GINA PUTT What makes a kid run away? Image by taliesin
  • 8. Post-It-Notes For Feet: Sticky Protein Enhances Starfish Stride APRIL 15, 2014 BY VIJAY SHANKAR BALAKRISHNAN, PHD Starfish walk by moving their tiny “tube feet” which resemble minuscule elephant feet. Image by Jade.
  • 9. Weather Around The World This Week: Pick Your Poison APRIL 15, 2014 BY JON PLOTKIN Winter Storm Zephyr, now just a cold front along the eastern seaboard, left cold temperature records in Her wake. Courtesy of NOAA
  • 10. Major Earthquakes in the Western Pacific and Nicaragua: 11-17 April 2014 APRIL 17, 2014 BY JENNIFER YOUNG Earthquakes 11-17 April 2014. Image credit: USGS
  • 11. New Ebola Virus Outbreak in West Africa: Who’s in Danger? APRIL 18, 2014 BY JANELLE VAESA, MPH This slide shows the changes in the tissue due to the Ebola Virus, as well as the presence of the virus. Image by the CDC.
  • 12. Mexico’s Good Friday Earthquake: M7.2, 18 April 2014 APRIL 18, 2014 BY JENNIFER YOUNG The location of the M7.2 Good Friday earthquake, 2014. Image credit: USGS
  • 13. Solar System Chemistry: Snow Line, Thermodynamics, and the Proto-planetary Disk APRIL 18, 2014 BY JOHN JAKSICH Our solar system is visually-striking, but what is the chemistry behind it? Image courtesy of NASA
  • 14. Relative Social Status by Gender and Intimate Partner Violence in India APRIL 20, 2014 BY JENNIFER DUBOIS Education, employment, and intimate partner violence are all related. Image by singhajay
  • 15. Kepler-186f: How Astronomers Discovered an Earth-Sized Planet in a Star’s Habitable Zone APRIL 20, 2014 BY PAUL A. HECKERT, PH.D. This is an artist’s depiction of Kepler-186f , the first validated Earth-size planet to orbit a distant star in the habitable zone. Image Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-Caltech