From David Bauman, PDE -- Nominations for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science is now open for K - 6 teachers. You can nominate someone you know who is a great teacher, or nominate yourself. This is the nation's highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science). Awardees serve as models for their colleagues, inspiration to their communities, and leaders in the improvement of mathematics and science education. Winners will win $10,000 and a trip to the White House.
From NSF, 07/09/2015 -- More than a quarter of the rain and snow that falls on continents reaches the oceans as runoff. Where does the rest go? Now results of a new study help answer that question: two-thirds of the remaining water comes from plants, more than a quarter lands on leaves and evaporates, and what's left evaporates from soil and from lakes, rivers and streams.
Read the full article on the National Science Foundation website.