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Sep 24, 2010

Two Hundred Years of Independence in Latin America

Between 2009 and 2011 the Latin American countries are celebrating 200 years of independence.

All over Latin America, countries are celebrating 200 years of independence from 2009 to 2011

Latin America won its independence from European colonial powers Spain, Portugal, and France about 200 years ago – an event that is now garnering widespread recognition and leading to extensive celebrations of the bicentenario.
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Fostering a Spirit of Discovery

Learning by doing: before the students take a closer look at a bee, the teacher tries it first.

As part of the Technology and Sciences at Schools (TuWaS!) initiative of Freie Universität Berlin, elementary school teachers can attend continuing courses to teach about natural science and technology

How does a caterpillar turn into a colorful butterfly? In order to not only explain this process to children, but bring it to life right in front of them in the classroom, elementary school teachers can attend workshops taught by members of the science departments at Freie Universität Berlin. Petra Skiebe-Corrette of the Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Pharmacy takes lab experimentation to elementary schools in a new way in the Technology and Natural Sciences at Schools (TuWaS!) initiative: in boxes.

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Small Variations Make All the Difference

Irene Nagel explores how the aging process affects the brain.

Irene Nagel studies the effects of aging on the brain.

Irene Nagel can see thoughts. With evident focus, neuroscientist Nagel looks at various images of a brain, comparing the orange-red blotches on each. The images were taken using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).

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