Every one of us remembers their favorite teacher in school. They were the ones able to spark our interest, with compelling storytelling and passion for their subject. Unless we were lucky enough to have access to innovative programs, our favorite […]
Since their invention, computers have been put to work to take over simple and repetitive numerical tasks. Today, with the introduction of machine learning techniques in many facets of life, we are beginning to see the many possibilities of handing over complex (intelligent?) tasks to the computer.
To reduce the amount of competing factors some species can “switch” the pigments they are using to capture various parts of the light spectrum. This chromatic adaptation could help better understand how so many species can thrive in the same environment when it comes to phytoplankton.
For the last few months there has been lots of news about forest fires in Australia, a natural seasonal phenomenon. However, both the location and extent of these bushfires are novel. You might be wondering what effect fire and, more generally, disturbances could have on forest ecosystems. One way of estimating it would be to use multiple ecological indices to quantify the amount of change induced by a disturbance.
ITeachLikeThis project was started as an experiment to bring together a diverse group of educators willing to share their story on Twitter – why they started teaching and how they teach. Our goal was to start a discussion about which […]
Days are getting longer, and soon the temperatures will be increasing here in the Northern hemisphere. Just about the right time to think of summer plans! What will you do this summer? The summers I most fondly remember were those […]
These days, everyone is looking back on the past year, so it is my turn to do that too. Year 2018 was marked with only one thing worth mentioning – Rhizome Association. Every day, from the moment I opened my […]
The ITeachLikeThis project has started on the 8th of October and has had 6 residents so far. After two months, it’s time to reflect on the project, so we asked the 1st resident, Elena, to answer our questions. ITLT: Why did […]
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela The world is in need of change, we are facing complex global problems that need innovative solutions and need them fast.We, at Rhizome Association, […]
When we set out our course towards an intensive 2-weeks interdisciplinary science program, we were focused on providing science enthusiasts and life-long learners with a set of basic skills needed to understand interdisciplinary life sciences (see our blog post announcement). […]