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Bacteria evolves to defeat 'last resort' antibiotic 

Discussion prompts & video archive.

This ten-part series explores the science of natural disasters to reveal the human and economic toll caused by catastrophic events. Learn about a variety of natural disasters, as well as the tools and resources that can reduce the loss of life, damage to infrastructure, and the environment.

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Diversity, multiculturalism, worldwide events. You'll find plenty for classroom discussions in this listing of events.

Online Extras (Updated every Monday)

Tap the wealth of information in your newspaper as a teaching tool:

Record heat could spark intense wildfires in Australia

Answer FIVE Geography questions each week based on major news events.

Archive of Geography quizzes

The National Wildlife Federation lesson plans are designed to introduce students to life science, ecology, wildlife biology, scientific identification and observation. All lesson plans are aligned to the National Science Education Standards and organized by grade level.

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Classroom Caption Contest!
Win a book by creating a caption for this week's lesson

This week's lesson:

Web brews up a 'war' on Christmas

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Scary times: More than 30 governors resist federal plans to bring Syrian war refugees

-- Front Page Talking Points Archive


Daily Science Webcasts

Wolves and Moose - Unexpected Connections

You might not expect the wolf population to effect the number of trees in an ecosystem - but it does.
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-- Nov 27, 2015

This week's word in the news: RESETTLEMENT

The transportation of people (as a family or colony) to a new settlement (as after an upheaval of some kind).

About 500 protesters, chanting slogans and carrying signs in the shadow of the State House, gathered Friday night to speak out against Governor Charlie Baker’s efforts to reconsider the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Massachusetts.
The Boston Globe -- 11/23/2015