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View Resource Skype a Scientist

Educators and STEM professionals alike may be interested in Skype a Scientist, a program that "matches scientists with classrooms around the world ... for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist's expertise or what it's like to be a scientist." This innovative program offers students an opportunity to video chat with an actual scientist, and it gives scientists an excellent...

View Resource Sapiens Podcast

Audio aficionados who like to learn about humanity may be interested in the Sapiens Podcast, which bills itself as "a podcast for everything human." Produced by House of Pod and part of Sapiens, an online anthropology magazine featured in the 7-28-2017 Scout Report, this educational and thought-provoking podcast is hosted by Chip Colwell, Esteban Gomez, and Jen Shannon, all anthropologists who...

View Resource The Black Student Strike of 1969

In February of 1969, less than one year after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., black students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, "propelled by longstanding grievances and fresh flashpoints, called for a campus-wide student strike until administrators agreed to 13 demands." The roughly two-week protest that followed was joined by both black and white students and "was among...

View Resource Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has been studying past and present human cultures since it was founded in 1901, and in that time it has collected more than 3.8 million objects from around the world. In May 2018 the Hearst Museum launched its digital portal, enabling researchers and the public to explore over 700,000 items (as of this writing) in its vast collections. Here, readers can...

View Resource Postman

Postman is a tool for working with REST APIs that describes itself as an API Development Environment. It can be used to interactively test API requests in the process of building software. For example, Postman can be used to test requests that pull data from the Internet Archive's Open Library Books API, to manually explore data available from an OAI-PMH server, or to interact with the Digital...