Bookmarks for June 22nd

When I’m not blogging, I’m browsing. Here are sites and pages that I bookmarked on June 21st:

  • School Program Cuts Problem Behaviors In Fifth Graders In Half: The study was conducted in 20 public elementary schools in Hawaii. Participating schools had below-average standardized test scores and diverse student populations with an average of 55 percent of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches.
  • Lesbian albatrosses and bisexual bonobos have last laugh on Darwin: Almost a third of chick-raising pairs of Laysan albatrosses were found to be all female in one Hawaiian colony. Although they did not raise as many chicks as male-female pairs, females that shared parenting did much better than solitary females.
  • Planet found with oddly tilted orbit: Astronomers are surprised to find a world much larger than Jupiter in an off-kilter orbit around a faraway star. The orbit of planet XO-3b is tilted about 37 degrees from the star’s equator. Observations from the Keck Observatory in Hawaii, provided a clear, solid measurement of the planet’s distinctive tilt.
  • UF grad to get cool taste of Mars: Six crew members will make up the 12th group to inhabit the Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station, or FMARS, on Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic. Geophysicist Brian Shiro works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and is based in Ewa Beach, Hawaii.
  • Greening up our roads: Known as Green Mix Hawaii, this recycled product can be made and stored for up to 30 days. Unlike hot asphalt that needs to be made and used right away.
  • Not enough carbon to light the early Universe: Using the Keck telescope in Hawaii, an international team of astronomers has discovered the oldest and most distant carbon in the universe. But there’s not enough of it to support standard theories of how the universe lit up.
  • Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program June 2009 Grant Recipients: Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL) serves libraries, archives, and museums in U.S.-affiliated Pacific region territories. It will receive $58,000 for “Strategic Learning Communities.”
  • Hawaii Electric Light Company Debuts First Kenworth Hybrid Truck in State: The first Kenworth medium duty diesel-electric hybrid truck to go into service in Hawaii was delivered recently to the Hawaii Electric Light Company, Inc. (HELCO).

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