Teaching in a disruptive classroom

Anyone who teaches a large group of students has probably experienced undesirable student behaviors. I taught the introductory college biology course at Syracuse University, and several hundred students attended each lecture.

Outdoor enthusiasts scaring off native carnivores in parks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Even a quiet stroll in the park can dramatically change natural ecosystems, according to a new study by conservation biologists from the University of California, Berkeley. These findings could have important ...

Lost castle solves riddle of Buckton Moor

(PhysOrg.com) -- A mysterious monument standing on a windswept Lancashire hilltop for nearly a thousand years has been identified as one of England’s most important castles – causing a sensation among archaeologists.

The Pole star comes to life again

(PhysOrg.com) -- The Northern Star, whose vibrations were thought to be dying away, appears to have come to life again.

NASA Conducts Full-Scale Test Firing of Orion Jettison Motor

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA completed a full-scale rocket motor test on Thursday, July 17, to further development of the Orion jettison motor, which will separate the spacecraft's launch abort system from the crew module during ...

Researchers pursue grasses as Earth-friendly biofuel

(PhysOrg.com) -- At a small site on the Batavia campus of Fermilab, ecologist Julie Jastrow of Argonne National Laboratory pushes the scientific frontier in a new and exciting way: She watches the grass grow.

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