Dawkins Foundation: Innovating for a Secular World. A Call to Action by Sean Faircloth, Madison, WI
Faircloth is Dir. of Strategy & Policy, Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science, US. His book "Attack of the Theocrats: How the Religious Right Harms Us All & What We Can Do About It" is available in audiobook, ebook & hardcopy: http://richarddawkins.net/audio/645178-audiobook-of-attack-of-the-theocrats-w... Learn about a Ten Point Vision of a Secular America: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTCGx6M4K-Y. This address was delivered at the Freethought Festival, Madison, Wisconsin, April 28,
Animal Matching Game (Interactive)
This online Flash version of the classic match game hones learners thinking skills with diverse science topics like technology, biology, and astronomy. They can choose to match animals with their tracks, stars and their constellations, or technological innovations to their year of invention.
Meet Curiosity, a Mars Rover (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from NASA, explore the onboard equipment and technologies that will help Curiosity, the latest Mars rover, meet its primary mission goal: to search for evidence of life. To achieve this, Curiosity will employ high-resolution stereoscopic cameras, spectrometers, chromatographs, environmental monitoring sensors, communications antennas, and a radiation detector, all of which you can explore in this activity.
Lecture 0 [slides]: DNS, HTTP, XHTML, and CSS
DNS. Web hosts. Virtual private servers. SSH. SFP. Validity. Cross-browser issues. Yahoo! UI Library (YUI). Forms.
Picker of plums and cherries.
The video shows the function of a mechanical picker of plums and cherries in the field.
Faculty Seminar: Creating Chaos in Haydn’s The Creation
Watch video of Melanie Lowe’s talk that explores the aesthetics of the impossible in Joesph Haydn’s most sublime work. In 1797 Haydn completed what was immediately hailed as his greatest work, The Creation.This enormous piece scored for solo singers, chorus, and orchestra opens with nothing short of a musical impossibility—the sound of infinite nothingness. What follows wouldkeep reading »
Interview on 'Voices from the Edge' radio show
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How Does Cancer Spread Throughout the Body?
How Does Cancer Spread Throughout the Body?. Part of the series: Cancer Facts. Cancer spreads throughout the body by being metastasized and moving throughout the lymphatic system. Find out how cancer cells steal nutrients from organs in the body with information from this doctor.
Celebrities in Politics
In a Path to the Podium video, see how celebrities get involved in politics. While some celebrities stump for causes or candidates, the celebrities in this video take it to the next level by holding political office. (2:48)
Starfish attacks sea urchin
How to eat a sea urchin. Amazing attack of sea urchin seen in Lanzarote, Puerto del Carmen. (00:38)
ISS Update - May 16, 2012
The International Space Station video update for May 16, 2012.
Arthropods by StudyJams
Arthropods make up 75% of invertebrates. Arthropods have several qualities in common: jointed legs, bodies divided into sections, and an exoskeleton, or shell. Some of the arthropods you may know include: lobsters, millipedes, spiders, ants, and butterflies. Learn more about arthropods with this slide show from StudyJams. Vibrant images are set to music while information is written under each photo. A short, self-checking quiz is also included with this link.&
Authors@Google: Julie Clow
Former Googler Julie Clow visited Google on May 16, 2012 to talk about her book The Work Revolution: Freedom and Excellence for All. About the book: We live in a new age of global companies, hyper-access to information, and accessibility to tools that enable us to bring any idea life. Strangely, our workplaces are lagging behind the promise of this open and collaborative world. Most organizations are rule-based, top-down, dreary environments optimized for conformity and little else. The Work Re
Reroofing Your Uncle's House (Interactive)
In this interactive activity adapted from the Wisconsin Online Resource Center, use mathematics and measuring skills to solve a construction problem. Play a game using tools (including a tape measure, notepad, and calculator) to determine how many shingles are needed to reroof a house. Learn about the importance of proper planning and how miscalculating the amount of materials needed can add to the cost and time spent on a project.
Secret Lives of Flowers (Interactive)
In this interactive, take a peek at the colorful world of plant reproduction (asexual reproduction).
The iPhone 5
This five minute video is about Apples iPhone 5 and what may happen in the future. The video can be used for career research and to have students think about the future of these devises and their impact on society.
Rocky Coasts (Interactive)
Tides, currents, shelf slope, and geologic history all influence how coastline features are broken down or built up. However, more than any other factors, wave energy and coastal rock type influence the erosional processes that shape rocky coastlines. In this interactive resource adapted from the National Park Service, learn about sea stacks, fjords, and other features that characterize rocky coasts in some of America's national parks.
This patient education program explains sleep and its importance for good health. It also discusses sleep disorders including insomnia, sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy, and gives tips for sleeping well. This resource is a MedlinePlus Interactive Health Tutorial from the National Library of Medicine, designed and developed by the Patient Education Institute.
VUCast Newscast: Best Books for Kids
This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Tips for picking great children’s books Vandy rocketeers shoot for the stars and come out on top! A fresh feast for your body
Large Feathered Dinosaurs
Even though dinosaurs and birds are closely related, a large feathered carnivore is hard to imagine. Until now. Researchers in China have found a new species called Yutyrannis huali, which is 27 feet long and covered in long, filamentous feathers.