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From NSF: Monster hurricanes struck U.S. Northeast during prehistoric periods of ocean warming

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From NSF, 02/11/2015  --  Scientists find clues in sediment deposits on Cape Cod

Intense hurricanes possibly more powerful than any storms New England has experienced in recorded history frequently pounded the region during the first millennium, from the peak of the Roman Empire to the height of the Middle Ages, according to results of a new study.

The finding could have implications for understanding the intensity and frequency of hurricanes the U.S. Northeast may experience in the future.

Science diaries improve student motivation in science

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From NSF  --  Student interest and achievement in science drop precipitously during the middle-school years. But an National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded classroom study found that prompting middle-school students to write self-assessments of their mastery and interest in science improved their motivation to learn science. Increases in desire to master science concepts predicted content knowledge and collaboration in science.