Current events for the 3rd marking period.
ALL CLASSES: For
the 3rd quarter, I am assigning, instead of the current events, video clips (on
Moodle) to be viewed and commented on. You can use the Current Events papers,
and follow the same format: a summary of the video clip that contains at least
3 sentences and fills the space given on the paper. You will view and comment
on 6 video clips (=3 pages = 45 points). These will be due the same day as the
extra credit current events: Friday, March 28, 2014.
You may continue to use these articles for extra credit.
This is NOT a current event, but is cool science: This website shows the winds of the world.
Dogs' brain scans reveal vocal responses
A 'smoking gun' on Ice Age megafauna extinctions
The mystery of the North Star: Astronomers baffled to find Polaris is getting BRIGHTER
World's First Magma-Enhanced Geothermal System Created in Iceland
Study: New Madrid fault zone alive and active
Archaeologists find remains of previously unknown pharaoh in Egypt
Nearby supernova dazzles astronomers
Differences in Mammal Responses to Climate Change Demonstrated
Salamanders Help Predict Health of Forest Ecosystems, Inform Forest Management
Polar Bear Diet Changes as Sea Ice Melts
Water vapor plumes raise question about life on dwarf planet Ceres
Video: Has the sun gone to sleep? BBC News
Universe measured to 1% accuracy
Fish oil extracted from plant seeds
New Hollywood Fault Map Curbs Development in Hollywood, WeHo, Los Feliz
The Science Behind the Polar Vortex
Retrieving An Asteroid
Data shows dramatically less, not more, extreme weather in 2013
The Hunt For Meteorites Begins In Antarctica
Grizzlies an issue as Endangered Species Act turns 40
Organic Material Found Trapped in Ancient Meteorite-Formed Glass
Pine Plantations Provide Optimum Conditions for Natural Forests to Develop Underneath Them
Exoplanet Habitable Zone Around Sunlike Stars Bigger Than Thought
Arctic Cyclones More Common Than Previously Thought
Note: in this context, "cyclones" do not refer to a hurricane, but rather to a typical storm system.
Astronomers Solve Temperature Mystery of Planetary Atmospheres
COLD DIS-COMFORT: ANTARCTICA SET RECORD OF -135.8
New Evidence for Assessing Tsunami Risk from Very Large Volcanic Island Landslides
Rising Mountains Dried out Central Asia
Yellowstone supervolcano 'even more colossal'
Dinosaur asteroid 'sent life to Mars'
Supervolcanoes Discovered in Utah
Did Volcano on Mercury Erupt for a Billion Years?