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Why the scientist who unravelled DNA is selling his Nobel Prize
Yahoo! News
James Watson, the famed molecular biologist and co-discoverer of DNA, is putting his Nobel Prize up for auction. This sad final chapter to his career traces back to racist remarks he made in 2007, which led to his fall from scientific grace. Watson is best known for his work deciphering the DNA double helix alongside Francis Crick in 1953. The discovery revolutionized biochemistry and earned the pair and their colleague, molecular biologist Maurice Wilkins, the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. But in 2007 Watson made an incendiary remark regarding the intelligence of black people that lost him the admiration of the scientific community.
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Google HR exec: How to correct the biggest mistakes seen on resumes
Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, has sent out hundreds of resumes over his career, applying for just about every kind of job. He's personally reviewed more than 20,000 resumes. And at Google he sometimes gets more than 50,000 resumes in a single week. Bock has seen A LOT of resumes.
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Louisiana Tech University receives UTeach grant to support STEM teacher preparation
The National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) have awarded Louisiana Tech University a $1.45 million grant to support teacher preparation in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields, as part of the national UTeach program. Louisiana Tech is one of just five universities nationwide selected to receive the highly-competitive grant and to join an exclusive national network of research universities in the expansion of the UTeach teacher preparation program.
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Being conscientious about the buzz around STEM education
There’s no shortage of attention on science, technology, engineering and math education in the United States these days. As expectations about STEM’s promises grow, leaders in politics, education and business may even find themselves echoing popular sentiments about STEM they don’t fully understand. Alexandra Ossola, who covers STEM education for The Atlantic, writes: “STEM can sometimes be an overused buzzword, the negative impacts of which are felt by students who don’t get a quality, well-rounded education. But in general its hype is justified because students simply need greater scientific and technological literacy than they did before to function in today’s society and economy.”
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5 cliche statements that can bomb your job search
U.S. News & World Report
Picture this cartoon that's circulating on the Internet: A woman sits across the desk from a job hunter and says, “I eliminated all the platitudes and cliche statements from your mission statement, and I’m left with this blank sheet of paper.” Like with mission statements, when writing cover letters and résumés or interviewing for a new position, it's too easy to eagerly conform to what you think others want to hear. This may be due to the fact that you are intimidated by the process itself and have yet to gain the confidence needed to claim your skilled, job-hunting voice.
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In a bulletproof test graphene is stronger than steel (Video)
Scientific American
Engineers in the US have created a miniature shooting range to show that multilayer graphene, 10 to 100nm thick, may make excellent body armor. The results suggest graphene may absorb 10 times the amount of energy steel can before failing. Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, the material has been lauded for its static strength and stiffness, owing to its two-dimensional honeycomb structure. One of the more outlandish illustrations of its strength, according to some researchers, is that it could withstand the force of an elephant balancing on a pencil.
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Billie Jean King launches initiative to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace
“I asked myself this question: ‘Where is everyone else?’” That query, posed by tennis legend and tireless women’s rights activist Billie Jean King to her 12-year old self many years earlier, set the tone for the recent launch of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative (BJKLI), celebrated with a gala dinner and awards presentation at the Museum of Natural History in New York.
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Photons double up to make the invisible visible
Although we do not have X-ray vision like Superman, we have what could seem to be another superpower: We can see infrared light — beyond what was traditionally considered the visible spectrum. A series of experiments now suggests that this little-known, puzzling effect could occur when pairs of infrared photons simultaneously hit the same pigment protein in the eye, providing enough energy to set in motion chemical changes that allow us to see the light.
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