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Betty Irene Moore Nursing Initiative

Competence gaps among unemployed new nursing graduates entering a community-based, transition-to-practice program

By Audrey Berman, PhD, RN; Brandy Beazley, MS, RN; Judith Karshmer, PhD, RN; Susan Prion, EdD, RN, CNE; Paulina Van, PhD, RN; Jonalyn Wallace, MSN, RN and Nikki West, MPH Nurse Educator March 13, 2014

Multiple reports document competence gaps among employed new registered nurse (RN) graduates, yet there is little known and published about the competence and confidence among new RN graduates who are not yet employed.

As part of an academic/practice partnership model, four collaboratives provide transition-to-practice programs for newly graduated and licensed, ...

The $1 origami microscope

MIT Technology Review March 11, 2014

Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has evolved considerably since it appeared in the western world over a century ago. Folding is simple, easy and cheap. So it’s no wonder that scientists and engineers have begun to exploit it in all kinds of innovative ways. They now use origami ...

Without these ancient cells, you wouldn’t be here

By Rebecca Jacobson PBS Newshour March 6, 2014

With a “billion billion billion” Prochlorococci in the ocean — that’s 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 — you would think they’d be easy to find. But 25 years ago, no one knew this microscopic organism existed.

And it’s a good thing they do. Without their ancestors, we wouldn’t be breathing, says Penny Chisholm, ...

Tackling overfishing on many fronts

By Brian Clark Howard National Geographic February 26, 2014

As the World Ocean Summit winds down in Half Moon Bay, California, this evening, much discussion among the hundreds of gathered delegates has turned to overfishing.  There were perhaps as many thoughts on the subject as members in attendance from the fishing industry, academia, conservation organizations, and the media. But, ...

Andes-Amazon Initiative

Entre o 2 e o 3, existe o 2,5

By Rafael Morais Chiaravalloti* Instituto Ethos February 24, 2014

Eu nunca fui o melhor em nada. Desde muito pequeno faço esporte, mas jamais ganhei o primeiro lugar. Embora tenha estudado em mais de sete escolas durante minha adolescência, jamais tive as melhores notas. Após o colégio, mesmo com um ano de cursinho, não passei nos melhores vestibulares. Na faculdade, ...

Researchers find that going with the flow makes bacteria stick

By David L. Chandler MIT News Office February 24, 2014

In a surprising new finding, researchers have discovered that bacterial movement is impeded in flowing water, enhancing the likelihood that the microbes will attach to surfaces. The new work could have implications for the study of marine ecosystems, and for our understanding of how infections take hold in medical devices....

University approves lease for giant telescope

By Audrey McAvoy Associated Press February 21, 2014

The University of Hawaii on Thursday approved a plan to lease land at the summit of Mauna Kea for construction of one of the world’s largest optical telescope. The Board of Regents voted 15-1 to approve subleasing the land atop the Big Island volcano for the Thirty Meter Telescope...

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New $20,000 reporting grant explores benefits of Amazonian protected areas

Mongabay.org February 21, 2014
With six Special Reporting Initiatives (SRI) already under way, Mongabay.org is excited to announce a call for applications for its latest journalism grant topic: Amazonian protected areas: benefits for people

The Amazon’s system of protected areas has grown exponentially in the past 25 years. In many South American nations, ...

Shaping global partnerships for a post-2015 world

By Sonja Patscheke, Angela Barmettler, Laura Herman, Scott Overdyke & Marc Pfitzer Stanford Social Innovation Review February 14, 2014
"What if fishermen, governments, industry, philanthropy, private investors, and conservation and development organizations worked together to apply the best strategies for restoring fisheries—and the communities that depend on them? What if these strategies addressed all the key elements of a fishery… so that change is comprehensive and lasting? What if ...

TMT gains momentum: Mauna Kea Management Board votes in favor of proposed sublease

By Megan Moseley Hawaii Tribune-Herald February 13, 2014

The Thirty Meter Telescope project gained momentum Wednesday following a Mauna Kea Management Board vote in favor of the project’s proposed sublease Wednesday morning...

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