M82 supernova: good research paper topics for astronomy

Supernova in M82. (Credit: UCL/University of London Observatory/Steve Fossey/Ben Cooke/Guy Pollack/Matthew Wilde/Thomas Wright)

Supernova in M82. (Credit: UCL/University of London Observatory/Steve Fossey/Ben Cooke/Guy Pollack/Matthew Wilde/Thomas Wright)

The recent discovery of the supernova in the M82 galaxy is a great opportunity for good research paper topics for your astronomy class. For information for your term paper on this event or the formation or significance of supernovae in general, you can research recent science articles or look up keywords and search terms in a prominent science journal or website.

Astronomy students discover supernova

On January 21, 2014, a nearby supernova was discovered by astronomy students from the University of London Observatory. After doing preliminary checks on the popular cigar-shaped galaxy known as M82, students found a superbright star that was not there the week before. It was a Type 1a supernova—an exploded white dwarf star.

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Muppets Most Wanted: Perfect film studies research topic

Scene from Muppets' latest film Muppets Most Wanted. (Credit: YouTube screen shot)

Scene from Muppets’ latest film Muppets Most Wanted. (Credit: YouTube screen shot)

The Muppets have been around since the 1950s, and they became household icons in 1976, when The Muppet Show hit the air. Follow that with feature films, Webby-award winning YouTube videos, and a return to feature films with 2011′s The Muppets, and you’ve got more than sixty years of Muppet history. On March 21, 2014, the latest entry into the Muppet canon hit theaters with Muppets Most Wanted, starring (alongside the Muppets) Ricky Gervais, Ty Burrell, and Tina Fey.

Like the many Muppet films before it, Muppets Most Wanted continues to rely on self-referential humor and breaking the fourth wall, engaging the audience as participants in the story rather than just watchers.

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Nominate Your Professor in the 2014 Questia MVP Scholarship Contest

Nominate Your Professor for the Questia Most Valuable Professor TitleTake a moment to think about the professors you’ve had during your college career. Is there one that sticks out in your mind as highly influential? One whom you admire and might strive to become?

This is your opportunity to show your appreciation! Nominate your professor for one of Questia’s three MVP titles. It’s a great way to honor your favorite professor, plus you’ll be entered to win one of three $50 Visa gift cards for taking the time to do so! Read on for more details…

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Research paper topics and ideas for your business paper

One of the most recent successful businessmen includes Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. (Credit: Silverisdead)

One of the most recent successful businessmen includes Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook. (Credit: Silverisdead)

Business majors have their choice from any number of possible research paper topics. Consider the many industries such as healthcare, manufacturing or financial services. Maybe you’re interested in starting your own business someday. If entrepreneurship is in your future, then you may want to explore what it takes to accomplish a successful startup. You could be the next Mark Zuckerberg. Here are a few tips and ideas to get you started on your next research paper.

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History topic: Ukraine vs. Russia in the Crimean Peninsula

Map of the 2014 Crimean Crisis. The Crimean Peninsula is shown in black. Outside of the disputed territory are Ukraine in green and Russia in a red-like hue. (Credit: ImageUploader12345)

Map of the 2014 Crimean Crisis. The Crimean Peninsula is shown in black. Outside of the disputed territory are Ukraine in green and Russia in a red-like hue. (Credit: ImageUploader12345)

The history in the Crimean Peninsula has long been aligned along a Ukraine vs. Russia fault line. Although Russia and the Ukraine have much in common culturally and were united as one country for more than three hundred years, the two countries are not considered friends.

Recent events in Ukraine have prompted Russia’s leader, Vladimir Putin, to make a play for Crimea, currently a part of Ukraine. Will Putin’s efforts to have the Crimean Peninsula secede from Ukraine work? And where does the recent conflict fit into the region’s troubled past? If you want to learn more about the history between Russia and Ukraine, consider using this example as a good research topic.

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 as a research paper topic

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, the same model that disappeared. (Credit: mailer_diablo)

A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, the same model that disappeared. (Credit: mailer_diablo)

The mystery behind missing plane Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has gotten more complex as investigating officials find further information. The revelation that two passengers were traveling on stolen passports, their tickets purchased by an Iranian middleman, had some speculating that the flight’s disappearance was a terrorist act. Officials, who believe that terrorists are not involved, are using new data to broaden their search for the Boeing 777, which may have been deliberately diverted toward the Andaman Islands by an experienced pilot. The ongoing investigation of the Malaysia Airlines missing plane may provide good research topics in transportation safety and its implications for commercial aviation.

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Enter The Finals Countdown Blogging Contest for a chance to win $250!

The countdown to finals has begun! In order to help us count down the days until college finals we’re looking for college students to offer their best advice on homework help, research paper advice, tips and best practices for finals preparation. Enter our blogging contest and show us–and your fellow students–what your writing skills are made of for a chance at a published article and by-line on the Questia blog Citations, PLUS a $250 Visa gift card!

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Her movie: Recent science articles discuss today’s technology

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

The new movie Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, involves a recently divorced man, Theodore, who falls in love with his operating system. The OS, with an artificial intelligence and a woman’s voice, offers the troubled man emotional support and the promise that she’ll never leave him. Some good research paper topics might be to discuss some of the real and soon-to-be real technology envisioned in the film. You can revisit classic science fiction or consult recent science articles to acquire technology information for your term paper.

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How to prepare for college finals—do’s and don’ts

Choose to be the hero in your final exams this semester.

Choose to be the hero in your final exams this semester.

Finals are fast approaching, and if you want to be the hero in your final college experience you had better start prepping now. If you are frozen in fear of your impending exams—either because this is your first go around or because your last batch of finals went, well … let’s just say your efforts could use some improvement—never fear. We’ve assembled a comprehensive list of do’s and don’ts for how to prepare for college finals that will keep you from being the zero once your favorite pen takes the ready when the testing hour strikes. Take a look at these tips on how to study and succeed.

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Research topic on Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey: A reboot by Neil deGrasse Tyson and Seth MacFarlane

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: NASA)

Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson at the November 29, 2005 meeting of the NASA Advisory Council, in Washington, D.C. (Credit: NASA)

On Sunday March 9, 2014, Fox, National Geographic and 9 other networks premiered the 13-part documentary series, “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey,” with host, Neil deGrasse Tyson. Produced by Seth MacFarlane and Ann Druyan, the series is an updated version of Carl Sagan’s landmark series, “Cosmos: A Personal Voyage,” that ran on PBS in 1980. The series will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and how we found our location within space and time, which could make for a good research paper topic.

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a familiar face to television audiences. They have seen his friendly and approachable explanations of science and the universe on various shows and documentaries. “A Spacetime Odyssey” promises to be both educational and entertaining with Tyson at the helm.

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