Mathematician Chawne Kimber shares her favorite theorems and quilts that make a statement
From the thermometer’s invention onward, physicians have feared—incorrectly—that new technology would make their jobs obsolete
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Every year I ask some of the attendees of the ScienceOnline conferences to tell me (and my readers) more about themselves, their careers, current projects and their views on the use of the Web in science, science education or science communication.
Robert Burns Woodward, widely considered to be the preeminent organic chemist of the century, was a craftsman practicing high art (Image: Wikipedia Commons) The mathematician Hermann Weyl who made many diverse contributions to his discipline once made the startling assertion that whenever he had to choose between truth and beauty in his works, he usually chose beauty.
A Dream Deferred by Langston Hughes What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun?
Last year, the U.S. raised its fuel economy standards for cars and trucks for the first time in decades. By 2025, the fuel efficiency of vehicles will be required to double.
'Tis the time of year when science geeks from far and wide are packing their bags for the most ridiculously wonderful conference known: Science Online.
The excrement-rolling bugs navigate by the light of the Milky Way
Among animal welfare professionals, those who work at zoos might have the toughest jobs. Keepers and curators at zoo must alternately serve as biologists, psychologists, trainers, chefs, janitors, and educators.
Aaron Swartz I continue on break from the UMN Markingson story as I try to make sense—although there appears none to be had—of the tragic death of Aaron Swartz.
Two Brazilian researchers doing some recreational bird-watching have made an amazing discovery: the first nest ever found for the critically endangered Stresemann's bristlefront ( Merulaxis stresemanni ).
@thomascmurray: I learn more on Twitter in one week than I did in ANY grad course, which by the way, I paid for. Who's with me? #edtech #edchat #satchat @sjunkins: Twitter is everything a teachers lounge should be...
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