–> Is it possible to review a book without first reading it? Clearly, the answer is yes: Inaccurate review.
–> Here’s an interesting Tea Party representative’s comment in this story about Common Core:
“It doesn’t bother me if somebody wants to teach creationism or wants to teach evolution. If I don’t like it I’ll move. If it’s a national standard, I have no place to go,” [Chris] Shalosky said.
–> When science bites back:
De Mier is worried about a plan — supported by the Florida Keys Mosquito Control District — to use genetically modified male mosquitoes to decrease population of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes responsible for transmitting dengue fever.
–> Eckerd students get hands-on lessons aboard research vessel:
“You sit in a classroom and you learn about all this stuff, but then to actually be out here and do all the different tests, see what all the equipment is about, and actually work with people who do this for a living, it makes you think, ‘Maybe this is what I could do after I get a degree,’” said Kristina Petraites, a senior majoring in marine science. “That’s what I like about it — it makes you feel like you’re really a part of the scientific community.”