SCIENCE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/SCIENCE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Cepeda: There’s an art to teaching math and science http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294258-82/science-math-students-courses.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58294258-82/science-math-students-courses.html.csp">Cepeda: There’s an art to teaching math and science</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Esther Cepeda</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Washington Post</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-14T01:01:02.927-06:00">Updated Aug 14, 2014 01:01AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">CHICAGO • Every once in a while, research quantifies the effects of certain education policies on students. Then, the results are often shelved in favor of the prevailing “common sense.” As in: If you want more scientists, mandate more science courses in school. Let’s hope this fate doesn’t happen with “Missing the Mark,” a report by the ACT college readiness test’s Research and Policy division. Authors Richard Buddin and Michelle Croft studied the high school graduating classes of 2005 through ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58294258@www.sltrib.com Thu, 14 Aug 2014 01:01:02 MDT Movie review: Exploring the unanswerable in moving ‘I Origins’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58234111-223/ian-science-cahill-config.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58234111-223/ian-science-cahill-config.html.csp">Movie review: Exploring the unanswerable in moving ‘I Origins’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Sean P. Means</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T16:26:56.3-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 04:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In the thought-provoking new drama “I Origins,” director-screenwriter Mike Cahill continues the exploration he began in his debut, the 2011 Sundance Film Festival breakthrough “Another Earth,” of that razor’s edge between the two halves of science fiction — the science and the fiction. Cahill’s new movie walks on the line between the scientific and the spiritual, with a couple who represent both sides of that line. It’s in their relationship and its aftermath that Cahill builds a considerable am...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58234111@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 16:26:56 MDT Scott D. Pierce: ‘Manhattan’ feels like sci-fi, but it’s history http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58212057-223/manhattan-series-war-hickey.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/58212057-223/manhattan-series-war-hickey.html.csp">Scott D. Pierce: ‘Manhattan’ feels like sci-fi, but it’s history</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Scott D. Pierce</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-24T16:36:52.295-06:00">Updated Jul 24, 2014 04:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Imagine a TV series about a group of people sequestered in the middle of nowhere, secretly racing to build the ultimate weapon to end a war that has engulfed their planet. As millions are dying across their world, they’re desperate to perfect this weapon before the powers of evil do. Sounds like science fiction, but it’s science fact. It’s “Manhattan,” a new drama series about the Manhattan Project, which built the atomic bombs that ended World War II. “We sometimes talk about this story as a t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58212057@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:36:52 MDT Wyoming halts work on science education standards http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144232-68/standards-science-wyoming-education.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/58144232-68/standards-science-wyoming-education.html.csp">Wyoming halts work on science education standards</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-02T21:47:35.342-06:00">Updated Jul 2, 2014 09:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Rawlins, Wyo. • The Wyoming Board of Education voted to suspend work on new science standards for the state’s public schools until lawmakers rescind a ban on adopting education guidelines that endorse the theory of man-made climate change. The board approved the resolution 10-1 on Tuesday because its members took offense at how lawmakers got involved in the issue, board member Pete Gosar said. “In my opinion, when you remove the best standards from the realm of possibility for new science stan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-581442322014-07-02T21:47:35.342-06:00" id="#license-2014-07-02T21:47:35.342-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58144232@www.sltrib.com Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:47:35 MDT