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Science before, during and after the government shutdown

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On December 22, the federal government of the United States suffered a partial closure which lasted for 35 days, resulting in the longest governmental closure in history. This closure, the result of a budget dispute between the President and the House of Representatives, affected more than a quarter of the US government agencies. Among the affected agencies, directly and indirectly, were leading research agencies such as the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Open Call: The Science for Public Good Fund of the Union of Concerned Scientists

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Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), non-profit organization that advocates the use of science to have a healthier and safer planet for all, announces the second round of its "Science for Public Good Fund"

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Science students shine in China

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Liz Yanira Del Valle Huertas

Rocío del Mar Avilés Mercado, Daniel Alejandro Santiago Álvarez, José Luis Ramírez Colón and Karlos Lenniel N. Miranda Garcés had the opportunity to represent Puerto Rico by presenting their scientific projects at the  China Adolescents Science and Technology Innovation Contest (CASTIC).

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Why do we sleep?

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Roberto León Barriera

Often we don't think about why we have to sleep, however, we recognize that we feel better and have more energy after we rest. Studies show that we spend around a third of our lives sleeping. Why? The reality is that there is no consensus for this question. Nonetheless, even though it's hard to answer, sleeping has many benefits.

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Trying out new educational tools by using primate bones

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Wilson González-Espada

A group of scientists and teachers at the Caribbean Primate Research Center are developing relevant and interactive educational activities for students. 

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Science Institution Can Help Alleviate Puerto Rico’s Crisis—If It’s Free of Political Interference

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CienciaPR Member and Kendall Fellow at the Union of Concerned Scientists gives his perspective about proposed changes to the Puerto Rico Science Technology and Research Trust

Rosa Navarro Haydon: bedrock of science education in Puerto Rico

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Wilson J. González-Espada

Rosa Navarro Haydon, developed the first elementary school science curriculum. This educator, although sometimes forgotten, played an essential role in the critical transition of the history of education in our country.

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UPR Cayey opens laboratory for Science Workshops

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The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (UPR Cayey) opened an innovative laboratory for Microbial Ecology and Support for Science Teaching. This new space will serve to offer workshops to support students who aspire to become science teachers, service teachers and for students from nearby schools.

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UPR Cayey opens laboratory for Science Workshops

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The University of Puerto Rico at Cayey (UPR Cayey) opened an innovative laboratory for Microbial Ecology and Support for Science Teaching. This new space will serve to offer workshops to support students who aspire to become science teachers, service teachers and for students from nearby schools.

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Why Puerto Rican Students Need to Take Computer Science Education into Their Own Hands

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“Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the Universe or pursue a career in the 21st century, basic computer programming is an essential skill to learn.” Stephen Hawking, theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and programming enthusiast.

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