CBS2’s Ali Bauman reports. Video CBS New York
In honor of Animal Planet‘s “Monsters Week,” host and predator expert Dave Salmoni joins Tanya Rivero with several of his favorite baby monsters, including Wyatt the tiger cub. Video Wall Street Journal
Taiwanese company Asus hopes to help care for the elderly using its new robot, Zenbo. Video CBS New York
Science Outreach Working to Inspire the Next Generation (SOWING)
According to the Wikipedia entry about Wikipedia, “Wikipedia is extremely popular…one third of US Internet users consult[s] Wikipedia.” Globally, more than 450 million people use Wikipedia.
And yet, many of the Wikipedia entries on scientific topics are incomplete or hard for non-specialists to understand. Additionally, educators are rarely trained in how to best use and contribute to Wikipedia with their students. To address these problems, the Simons Foundation has helped launch the Wikipedia “Year of Science,” encouraging scientific practitioners at all levels to contribute to Wikipedia’s science content.
Join us at SOWING to find out how you can use Wikipedia to engage students in scientific discovery. Practice your own editing skills, and learn best practices of Wiki in the Classroom. Plus, ask and receive advice from fellow practitioners of science outreach – over wine and cheese!
The SOWING Team,
Emily Ford, Jeanne Garbarino, Sarah Weisberg and Latasha Wright
Attention is new currency…
Analysts are raising their forecasts for oil prices, as oil prices rose above the $50 a barrel mark last week for the first time since November. So where does oil go from here? WSJ ‘Heard on the Street’ deputy editor Spencer Jacob joins Tanya Rivero. Video Wall Street Journal
When Joey Diaz was growing up, his mother had an arrangement with undercover cops — until one took advantage of her and had to face karmic retribution. Video Comedy Central
A vast amount of book-buying occurs online, and publishers are pushing designers for brighter, bolder covers to catch customers’ eyes. A best-selling favorite? Yellow. Video Wall Street Journal