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“Can students tell, based just on the titles and descriptions…”

From the NY Times blog “The Learning Network”, October 9, 2013:

On Cells and Nobels: Understanding and Modeling Prize-Winning Work on Vesicles

By JENNIFER CUTRARO and KATHERINE SCHULTEN

…Then project the following at the front of the room for students to read. Explain that these are all titles of articles published in various scientific journals. Two of them come from research that was awarded a Nobel Prize this week. Can students tell, based just on the titles and descriptions, which two are the Nobel Prize-winning work?

Answer: The two papers related to cell transport systems are part of the collection of papers included in this week’s Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine. See the “Going Further” section of this lesson to learn more about the others, which have been awarded “IgNobel Prizes.”…

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