Tuesday November 18, 2014

The World Library of Science, launched by UNESCO and two partners on 10 November, will give students and teachers around the world access to the latest science information and the opportunity to create a “global community for science education”, the developers say.

The library – WLoS – ‘contains’ more than 300 articles, 25 eBooks and some 70 videos, as well as a digital platform that “provides a community hub” for learning, according to UNESCO, which created the site jointly with the international Nature Education publishing group and the Swiss pharmaceutical company Roche.

The United Nations agency says it will “dedicate special attention to training teachers and students in least developed countries” in how to use the WLoS, so as to “equalise” and “accelerate” science education.[Read more]
(Source: University World News)

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Friday August 30, 2013

From the Daily:

Federal science and technology spending for fiscal year 2013/2014 is anticipated to decline 3.3% from 2012/2013 to $10.5 billion. Research and development spending is expected to represent about two-thirds (64.4%) of the anticipated science and technology expenditures.

(Source: Statistics Canada)

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Thursday June 20, 2013

Spot the Space Station:
The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky. Find out when you can see it.
(Source: USA.gov)

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