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Sterilization of the mentally ill at Bernburg: Part 1, Muller-Hill and WatsonSite: DNA Interactive (www.dnai.org)
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Interviewee: Benno Muller-Hill, James Watson DNAi Location:Chronicle>in the third reich>"the final solution" ...

Interviewee: Benno Muller-Hill, James Watson DNAi Location:Chronicle>in the third reich>"the final solution" Gas chamber, part 1 Carbon monoxide gas was piped into a room disguised as a shower. "The final solution" to mental illness In September 1939, Hitler attacked Poland. Sterilizations slowed nearly to a halt, likely because most people who fit the legal crtieria had already been sterilized. Acting on Hitler's suggestion that incurable mental patients "be granted mercy killing," a panel of psychiatrists and medical doctors completed a one-page questionnaire on each of 283,000 patients in mental hospitals throughout Germany. More than one-fourth of cases, those who were incurable or could not work, were marked with a "퉌Ę" for death. In January, 1940 a shower room fitted with a carbon monoxide vent was first tested to kill patients at the psychiatric hospital in Brandenberg, outside Berlin. Gas chambers on the Brandenberg model were quickly set up at Bernberg and other sites around Germany to accept patients marked for death. In 1940-41, more than 70,000 patients were poisoned with carbon monoxide at these extermination centers. 퉌ćOther patients were starved; given sleeping pills, morphine or scopolamine; or slowly administered poisons to disguise the cause of death. No such ruse was thought necessary in Poland and East Prussia, where storm troopers simply shot thousands of mental patients. Benno M퀌_ller-Hill takes James Watson on a tour of the gas chamber at Bernberg Psychiatric Hospital, one of six euthanasia facilities for mental patients established in 1940-41.

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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Elof Carlson (SUNY at Stony Brook;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Garland Allen (Washington University at St. Louis;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Jan Witkowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;Banbury Center X-AUDIENCE)
Paul Lombardo (University of Virginia;Center for Biomedical Ethics X-AUDIENCE)
Steven Selden (University of Maryland;Education Policy and Leadership Department X-AUDIENCE)
The hunt for BRCA1, Mark SkolnickSite: DNA Interactive (www.dnai.org)
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Interviewee: Mark Skolnick

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David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Elof Carlson (SUNY at Stony Brook;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Garland Allen (Washington University at St. Louis;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Jan Witkowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;Banbury Center X-AUDIENCE)
Paul Lombardo (University of Virginia;Center for Biomedical Ethics X-AUDIENCE)
Steven Selden (University of Maryland;Education Policy and Leadership Department X-AUDIENCE)
Reaction to Myriad's announcement that BRCA1 had been found, Mary-Claire KingSite: DNA Interactive (www.dnai.org)
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Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Applications>Genes and Medicine>gene hunting>the finish line Hearing BRCA1 ...

Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Applications>Genes and Medicine>gene hunting>the finish line Hearing BRCA1 had been cloned Mary-Claire King recalls her reaction when she heard that the Skolnick team had successfully cloned BRCA1 and made it to the finish line first.

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David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Elof Carlson (SUNY at Stony Brook;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Garland Allen (Washington University at St. Louis;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Jan Witkowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;Banbury Center X-AUDIENCE)
Paul Lombardo (University of Virginia;Center for Biomedical Ethics X-AUDIENCE)
Steven Selden (University of Maryland;Education Policy and Leadership Department X-AUDIENCE)
The Snodgrass Tapes, Lecture 1
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Facts and Theories on the Insect Head, Part 1. Audio recording accompanied ...

Facts and Theories on the Insect Head, Part 1. Audio recording accompanied by illustrated transcripts of lecture given in 1960 by seminal insect morphologist Robert E. Snodgrass. This lecture series covers the morphology and evolution of the insect head in two parts. Part I discusses the structures of the head and mouthparts, and begins to address the evolution of segmentation (continued in Part II). The web page is clear and easy to follow. The transcribed text makes it possible to follow along with the entire lecture even though parts of the audio file are difficult to hear. The text is clearly annotated to tell the reader when Snodgrass is using a figure, and those figures are labeled accurately and placed properly throughout the text. This is an excellent supplemental resource for anyone taking or teaching an insect morphology class. The lecture was moderated by William Bickley and transcribed by Jeffrey W. Shultz, Department of Entomology, University of Maryland.

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Characterizing Ligand Interactions in Wild-type and Mutated HIV-1 Proteases
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A computational module has been developed in which students examine the binding ...

A computational module has been developed in which students examine the binding interactions between indinavir and HIV-1 protease. The project is a component of the Medicinal Chemistry course offered to upper level chemistry, biochemistry, and biology majors. Students work with modeling and informatics tools utilized in drug development research while evaluating wild-type and mutated forms of the HIV-1 protease in complex with the inhibitor indinavir. By quantifying the molecular interactions within protease-inhibitor complexes, students can characterize the structural basis for reduced efficacy of indinavir.

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Using pedigress in the hunt for BRCA1, Mary-Claire KingSite: DNA Interactive (www.dnai.org)
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Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Applications>Genes and medicine>gene hunting Families and pedigrees Mary-Claire ...

Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Applications>Genes and medicine>gene hunting Families and pedigrees Mary-Claire King talks about the value of using the centuries-old tool of family pedigrees to gain insight into patterns of inheritance of genetic disorders.

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David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Elof Carlson (SUNY at Stony Brook;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Garland Allen (Washington University at St. Louis;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Jan Witkowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;Banbury Center X-AUDIENCE)
Paul Lombardo (University of Virginia;Center for Biomedical Ethics X-AUDIENCE)
Steven Selden (University of Maryland;Education Policy and Leadership Department X-AUDIENCE)
Mt. Erebus: A Surprising Volcano: Grades K-1: Electronic Book
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This informational text introduces students to Mt. Erebus, a volcano located on ...

This informational text introduces students to Mt. Erebus, a volcano located on Ross Island, just off the coast of Antarctica. Mt. Erebus is the world's southernmost active volcano. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Jessica Fries-Gaither
Testing for mutations in BRCA1, Mary-Claire KingSite: DNA Interactive (www.dnai.org)
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Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Genome>Tour>genome spots> Breast cancer (BRCA1) ary-Claire King, geneticist ...

Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Genome>Tour>genome spots> Breast cancer (BRCA1) ary-Claire King, geneticist and gene-mapper

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David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Elof Carlson (SUNY at Stony Brook;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Garland Allen (Washington University at St. Louis;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Jan Witkowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;Banbury Center X-AUDIENCE)
Paul Lombardo (University of Virginia;Center for Biomedical Ethics X-AUDIENCE)
Steven Selden (University of Maryland;Education Policy and Leadership Department X-AUDIENCE)
What to look for in the hunt for BRCA1, Mary-Claire KingSite: DNA Interactive (www.dnai.org)
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Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Applications>Genes and medicine>gene hunting Starting out Mary-Claire King ...

Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Applications>Genes and medicine>gene hunting Starting out Mary-Claire King talks about her first steps toward finding the gene responsible for certain kinds of inherited breast cancer.

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David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Elof Carlson (SUNY at Stony Brook;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Garland Allen (Washington University at St. Louis;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Jan Witkowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;Banbury Center X-AUDIENCE)
Paul Lombardo (University of Virginia;Center for Biomedical Ethics X-AUDIENCE)
Steven Selden (University of Maryland;Education Policy and Leadership Department X-AUDIENCE)
Polar Studies: Exploring Relationships Between Insolation and Temperature (Part 1)
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In this learning activity, students compare changes in insolation with changes in ...

In this learning activity, students compare changes in insolation with changes in surface temperature in the polar regions using scientific visualizations of global data sets. Links to readings related to the shrinking ice cap and albedo are included. This is part 1 of a four-part activity on polar science. Extension activities examining air and sea surface temperature in relation to changing Earth albedo are included. This activity is one of several learning activities connected with the 2007 GLOBE Earth system poster.

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Bayard Rustin: A Freedom Budget, Part 1
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This audio excerpt captures the beginning of Bayard Rustin's 1967 "Freedom Budget" ...

This audio excerpt captures the beginning of Bayard Rustin's 1967 "Freedom Budget" speech, describing the social and economic impact of racism over time. ***Access to Teacher's Domain content now requires free login to PBS Learning Media.

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The early stages of the hunt for BRCA1, Mary-Claire KingSite: DNA Interactive (www.dnai.org)
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Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Applications>Genes and medicine>gene hunting What she was looking ...

Interviewee: Mary-Claire King DNAi Location:Applications>Genes and medicine>gene hunting What she was looking for Mary-Claire King talks about the search for a bit of DNA that would shed light on why some members of a family developed cancer while others did not.

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David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Elof Carlson (SUNY at Stony Brook;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Garland Allen (Washington University at St. Louis;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Jan Witkowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;Banbury Center X-AUDIENCE)
Paul Lombardo (University of Virginia;Center for Biomedical Ethics X-AUDIENCE)
Steven Selden (University of Maryland;Education Policy and Leadership Department X-AUDIENCE)
Photographs of Chicago Pile One (CP-1)
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This collection shows photographs shows the construction of CP-1, or Chicago Pile ...

This collection shows photographs shows the construction of CP-1, or Chicago Pile Number One, that was done under the football stadium in an abandoned squash court at the University of Chicago. The pile contained 771,000 lbs. of graphite, 80,590 lbs. of uranium oxide and 12,400 lbs. of uranium metal when it went ?critical.? It cost about $1 million to produce and build. The pile took the form of a flattened ellipsoid, which measured 25 ft. wide and 20 ft. high.

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The Journal of Computational Science Education Volume 3 Issue 1
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The Journal of Computational Science Education (JOCSE) promotes the use of computation ...

The Journal of Computational Science Education (JOCSE) promotes the use of computation in education through disseminating unique uses of computation in the classroom as well as research findings in computational science education, with submissions from both professionals and students. JOCSE utilizes internet technology and a web-based format to allow for enhanced interactivity in all publications.

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Skyrms: Chapter 1: additional information
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Overiview of a lesson, from a class at the University of British ...

Overiview of a lesson, from a class at the University of British Columbia, covering further topics in the use of game theory to explain the evolution of the social contract as explained by Brian Skyrms's book.

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Rocks Can Tell a Story: Grades K-1: Text Only version
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This informational text introduces students to the discipline of geology, and specifically ...

This informational text introduces students to the discipline of geology, and specifically polar geology. Students learn that rocks, like books, can teach us about the world long ago. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is a PDF containing the informational text and a glossary.

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Beyond Penguins and Polar Bears: An Online Magazine for K-5 Teachers
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Sanderlings:Traveling Birds: Grades K-1: Electronic Book
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This informational text introduces students to the life cycle and migration of ...

This informational text introduces students to the life cycle and migration of the sanderling, a bird that winters on beaches in the Southern United States and South America but breeds in the Arctic during the summer months. The text is written at a kindergarten through grade one reading level. This is an onscreen version that contains recorded narration allowing students to listen to the text as they read along. Highlighted vocabulary words have individually recorded definitions heard by clicking on the links.

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Chromosome 10: gene which creates cortisol, Matt RidleySite: DNA Interactive (www.dnai.org)
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Interviewee: Matt Ridley DNAi Location:Genome>tour>genome spots>Stress genes Location: chromosome 10 gene name: ...

Interviewee: Matt Ridley DNAi Location:Genome>tour>genome spots>Stress genes Location: chromosome 10 gene name: CYP17 The gene CYP17, located on chromosome 10, is responsible for making an enzyme that converts cholesterol into several different hormones. One of these hormones, cortisol, turns genes on or off to regulate our physical responses to stressful situations.

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David Micklos (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;DNA Learning Center X-AUDIENCE)
Elof Carlson (SUNY at Stony Brook;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Garland Allen (Washington University at St. Louis;Biology Department X-AUDIENCE)
Jan Witkowski (Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory;Banbury Center X-AUDIENCE)
Paul Lombardo (University of Virginia;Center for Biomedical Ethics X-AUDIENCE)
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Archaeology Magazine's Top 10 Discoveries of 2011
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Since 2006, Archaeology Magazine has published an annual list of Top 10 ...

Since 2006, Archaeology Magazine has published an annual list of Top 10 Discoveries, and it is always interesting to see what they come up with as they scour the globe for important findings. This site presents these findings for 2011, complete with illustrations, photographs, and explanations. In 2011, the key finds included a Viking boat burial in Scotland, a Mayan female ruler in Guatemala, and an Atlantic whaler in Hawaii. Also, the site includes three listings of Sites Under Threat. Recent sites have included Altamira Cave and Pompeii. After close consideration of these sites, visitors should feel free to browse around past sites from 2006 through 2010. Visitors may also want to sign up for the free RSS feed from Archaeology Magazine and their various electronic newsletters.

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The Secrets of Tomb10A: Egypt 2000 BC
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Who needs Brendan Fraser and CGI effects to see Egyptian tombs and ...

Who needs Brendan Fraser and CGI effects to see Egyptian tombs and mummies? Instead, let the Museum of Fine Arts Boston take you on a tour of Tomb10A in Deir-el-Bersha, the final resting place of Djehutynakht, a provincial governor in Middle Kingdom Egypt, the period from 2010 - 1961 B.C. In 1915, archaeologists associated with the Museum spent a summer excavating the tomb and discovered possibly the largest assemblage of burial artifacts from the Middle Kingdom period. The find included jewelry, walking sticks, a huge collection of model boats, architectural miniatures, Djehutynakht's coffin, and a mummified head, that might be Djehutynakht's. Beginning in 2009, a Belgian team began retracing the original expedition's path. This web exhibition includes contemporary and historic photographs of the tomb site and the results of CT scans of the head. There is also a section of zoom-able images of the coffin and the boats. A storage jar from the tomb will be opened during the exhibition, and visitors can sign up to get curators' podcasts about its contents.

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