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Back from #scio13, an awesome conference on online science communication in Raleigh, NC. Fingers poised for MOAR blogging! For now, I'll drop some hints for the yet-unsolved Mystery Micrograph from a while ago.
As you probably know, last week was ScienceOnline2013 - I still need to wind down, and catch up, before the regular blogging will resume. For those of you who missed it, you can catch up on coverage on the Scio13 Information Central page, see the media and blog coverage to date, or watch the recordings of morning Converge talks (a number of other recorded sessions will be available at the same link later).
Courtesy of Flickr.com / Qfamily There are nano-sized particles in your food. Does this make you nervous?A new report from an environmental health group, As You Sow, raises concern about nanoparticles in some popular sweets.
Schematic and description of a liquid fluoride thorium reactor which holds much promise for the future of nuclear energy (Image: Thorium Singapore, click to enlarge) Many of my friends are science-loving liberals.
Dead redpolls, victims of tit attacks! Photo by Lassi Kujala. Thanks to Ville Sinkkonen, I've just learnt of this Finnish news article: it reports wildlife photographer Lassi Kujala's discovery of more than ten Common redpolls Carduelis flammea killed by Great tits Parus major .
[View the story "Making headway with Ebony Magazine - getting the Science Right in the Black Press" on Storify] Why did I come so hard and so fast?1.
Recurring slope lineae on Mars (dark streaks in lower third of photograph) may represent the seasonal flow of salty brines. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ.
It may not look like much now, but ISON has the potential to become a Great Comet (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UMD (Tony Farnham)) NASA's Deep Impact probe has captured images of Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), as it moves past the orbital distance of Jupiter on what may be its first trip inwards to the Sun, and possibly a spectacular show.Comets are notoriously fickle beasts.
It could be difficult for human civilization to survive a global catastrophe like rapid climate change, nuclear war, or a pandemic disease outbreak. But imagine if two catastrophes strike at the same time.
Kate Clancy and I were lucky enough to be able to lead a session on Identity at this year's Science Online. What are your various identities? How do they impact your writing?
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