'Farmville' Project With Real Animals Launched

climateadaptation:

Social farming via Internet voting. Loony.

Inspired by the popular game, MyFarm will allow up to 10,000 members to vote on all the major matters at the Wimpole Estate farm
A large working farm will be taken over for the first time by web users across the world on Wednesday, who will vote on every key decision taken on its cattle, pigs, sheep and crops.

Source: OnEarth

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mothernaturenetwork:

Record depletion of ozone layer recorded over ArcticObservations from the ground, balloons and satellites show the region has suffered an ozone column loss of 40 percent since the beginning of winter.

mothernaturenetwork:

Record depletion of ozone layer recorded over Arctic
Observations from the ground, balloons and satellites show the region has suffered an ozone column loss of 40 percent since the beginning of winter.

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nationalgeographicdaily:

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland
Photograph by Sigurdur Hrafn Stefnisson
Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajokull volcano’s ash plume, which roiled air travel this spring.  Such “dirty thunderstorms” may occur when rock and ice particles loosed by exploding magma collide in the atmosphere. 

nationalgeographicdaily:

Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, Iceland

Photograph by Sigurdur Hrafn Stefnisson

Lightning veins the Eyjafjallajokull volcano’s ash plume, which roiled air travel this spring.  Such “dirty thunderstorms” may occur when rock and ice particles loosed by exploding magma collide in the atmosphere. 

technologyandmuseums:

NBC Interactive Books
In “The Learner” pavilion Moey Inc. created seven interactive books illustrating different kinds of learners: solitary, social, physical, logical, aural, verbal and visual. Each book was fabricated from real books with a fun interactive component that directly illustrated the specific kind of learner.

technologyandmuseums:

NBC Interactive Books

In “The Learner” pavilion Moey Inc. created seven interactive books illustrating different kinds of learners: solitary, social, physical, logical, aural, verbal and visual. Each book was fabricated from real books with a fun interactive component that directly illustrated the specific kind of learner.

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Around two months ago, Joel Levin, a computer teacher at Manhattan’s Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School, decided to start using the game to teach an entire unit to his first- and second-grade students. The lessons took place almost entirely in the world of Minecraft. And it was a huge hit.
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All subjects are the same. I memorize notes for a test, spew it, ace it, then forget it. What makes this scary for the future of our country is that I’m in the tip-top percentile on every standardized test. I’m a model student with a very crappy attitude about learning.
— Megan McCafferty (via growingupoptional)
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