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Common Core complaints are firmly in mind as state’s K-12 science standards face changes

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE – The state Board of Education will hold its meeting Monday morning at the State Library in a room large enough for a bigger crowd than what was typically seen before Common Core standards for math and language arts became such a hot politic…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

NDSU study shows manure has role in crop production

May 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jonathan Knutson

Many Upper Midwest farmers wonder whether they’ll have access to enough commercial fertilizer this spring.

Though it’s too late for most crops this growing season, Mary Berg has an old-school solution for coming years: T…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

THOMAS: Chicken Little style ‘science’

April 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show “climate [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_original”,”fid”:”651533″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”m…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘Chicken from hell’ dinosaur gets a proper name

March 19, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Malcolm Ritter

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s called the chicken from hell: a birdlike dinosaur some 7 feet tall that weighed around 500 pounds when it roamed western North America on its long, slender hind legs.

The beast got its nickname long ag…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

EROS notes satellite launch anniversary

February 13, 2014 in Uncategorized

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — The EROS Center north of Sioux Falls is celebrating a year of success of Landsat 8.

NASA launched the Earth-observing satellite into space from California’s Vandenberg Air Force Base one year ago Tuesday.

The U.S. Geo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

The changing science of weather: How forecasting has advanced, and how it hasn’t

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Click. There’s an elevation map of the Red River Valley, and, believe it or not, the flat valley actually has elevation.
Click. The map shows wind speed and direction.
Click. There are four supercomputer simulations of the next da…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

SNEDEKER: Common Core standards emphasize importance of critical thinking

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Critical thinking.

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New spider named for Pierre area

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A tiny spider found on the Fort Pierre National Grassland has been named after the area in central South Dakota.

The Capital Journal reports Theridion pierre is its official name.

Arachnologist Brian Patrick from Dakota Wesley…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New spider named for Pierre area

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A tiny spider found on the Fort Pierre National Grassland has been named after the area in central South Dakota.

The Capital Journal reports Theridion pierre is its official name.

Arachnologist Brian Patrick from Dakota Wesley…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Benefits of beef touted

January 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Tracy Frank

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota State University researcher Eric Berg says beef’s reputation as being unhealthy is likely undeserved.

Berg, a meat scientist and professor in the Department of Animal Sciences, has been studying the…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com