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Sarah Robles with Barbell

July 25, 2012

Video of the Week: Science of the Olympics

Only two days, one hour, and one minute to go until the 2012 Summer Olympic Games kick off in London. We tend to think of the Olympics as a contest of strength, endurance, and human will–and...

Computer Image of Evidence for Higgs Boson

July 5, 2012

Image of the Week: Has the Elusive Higgs Boson been Found?

Unless you were hiding under a rock this week, you likely heard the buzz about the Higgs boson (or perhaps more accurately the “Higgs-like particle”). The sub-atomic particle, proposed in 1964 by Peter Higgs and other...

Reading on the Beach

June 11, 2012

Beach Reads of the Science Variety

Temperatures are on their way up and the swimming suits are coming out of hiding, which can only mean one thing: summer break. Before you buy the latest “beach lit” paperback to while away those sunny...

Science Students in Lab

May 11, 2012

Next Generation Science Standards Open for Public Comment through June 1

Today, a draft of the Next Generation Science Standards was released for a three-week public comment period. The new Standards are based on the National Research Council’s (NRC) Framework for K–12 Science Education and are the...

Empty Classroom

April 27, 2012

We’re Back!

It’s been a few months since we last posted, but we’re excited to announce that we’re back!  And we have tons of new things in store. Behind the scenes, we’ve been working away on plans for...

July 18, 2011

The Google Effect?

In an interesting article published online in Friday’s Science, Dr. Betsy Sparrow talks about her study assessing the effects of the Internet on people’s memory. Do we, as modern people, rely on the Internet as a...

June 8, 2011

What’s the value of higher education?

There have been a number of articles recently discussing the “value” of a college education (such as this one in the New Yorker) . In other words, given the cost in time and money, is it...

May 12, 2011

Inspiring Would-be Scientists

Let’s face it: we’ve all had a crisis of faith (or three) during the course of our career development. Whether we’re students still working through the long list of required courses, academics trying to build our...

April 29, 2011

Endeavor’s Last Flight

As the Space Shuttle Endeavor prepares for its last voyage (scheduled for liftoff today), we would like to take a moment to wish the captain and crew of this voyage safe travels. The Endeavor is a...

January 4, 2011

New and Improved Quizzes

2010 was an introspective year here at Visionlearning. We spent a lot of time thinking about how to make what we offer more accessible to you — the result, in part, being this blog and our...

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