Welcome to the third post of the series “The Science Shelf (and other STEM goodies from the webospehere)” where we will share information on science and technology events, resources, news and any other random goodies we discover by staring at our computers every single day. Hope you enjoy and don’t forget to leave your comments in the section below!
- Although many years have passed since its release, we all remember the little clownfish named Nemo, from the Pixar movie “Finding Nemo”. What not everyone will know is how its popularity made the clownfish almost extinct. Indeed, fans purchased so many Nemos that some wild communities of the fish plummeted in number. And now there are worries that a new movie out this week, Finding Dory, may have a similar effect on the species that is Dory, the blue tang. For more on this story, click on this link.
- QR codes have been here for a while and some might think that they are overdue. But wait a moment and think about it twice. QR codes till have a lot of value for educational purposes. If you don’t believe us, check this article on Tech Tips for Teachers: 3 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom.
- If you are searching for simple yet compelling explanations on physics concepts, you should definitely check the COSMOS magazine. In this article, Cathal O’Connell explains what really is light. Photons? An electromagnetic wave? Find out!
- Do you remember the 2010 events on the Eyjafjallajökull Icelandic volcano? Indeed, the extensive seismic array in the island makes it one of the most closely watched areas of the planet by volcanologists. Apparently, Dr. Páll Einarsson of the University of Iceland has warned about the Hekla volcano, based on his interpretation of accumulated strain at the volcano. Check this article to follow the discussion.
- Discover one of the deepest mysteries in chemistry through this video on Chiral molecules and homochirality, a field of study that might even shed a light on the origins of life.
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Article written by: Marina Jiménez Iglesias, Project Officer, European Schoolnet.