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NASA doesn’t have a lock on space exploration anymore. Just ask Lauren Rojas, a seventh grader in Antioch, Calif., who recently launched a balloon to 93,625 feet* using a do-it-yourself balloon kit from High Altitude Science.
Black Family Technology Awareness Week (BFTAW) is a national public awareness campaign designed to encourage more African Americans to incorporate technology into their daily lives.
I have a million thoughts swirling in my head after Science Online 2013, and a million more things I want to learn about and accomplish for Science Online 2014.
Grosse Ile is a place defined by disease. The two-mile long island is in the St. Lawrence River off the coast of Quebec, Canada. It functioned for over one hundred years as a quarantine station for victims of major infectious diseases.
Yesterday, Alan Schwarz, reporting for the Sunday edition of The New York Times , published an alarmist piece on Adderall abuse. The story chronicles the short life of Richard Fee, a popular young pre-med who, after dabbling in fast-acting stimulants in college, faked his way into an ADHD diagnosis and, within months of filling his first prescription, began heavily abusing the drug, leading to severe addiction and psychosis, and ultimately to his suicide, two years ago, at the age of twenty-four.
Seafarers have a strange way of describing things sometimes. For example, 1st officer Steve described today as being a “funny old day” and Captain Lindsey described the weather as “freshening.” This translates to being an absolute disaster of a day, mostly due to the fact the weather turned absolutely terrible.At first light we brought in the hadal-lander in a swell and wind that was really pushing us to the limit.
The head of a 26.7 mm remora, or sharksucker, with its strange suction disc. Credit: Dave Johnson "The lazy remora's inhaling lips | Hung on the keel, retard the struggling ships" - Erasmus Darwin, 1830Remoras, or sharksuckers, are a family of eight species of tropical fish that for more than a millennium have inspired a mythology that is almost stranger than those odd little hats they've got on.
I'm getting worried, again, about the future of "pure science," which seeks knowledge for its own sake rather than for practical applications, like thermonuclear bombs and erectile-dysfunction treatments.
Way back in November 2010 a remarkable photo appeared online, showing an adult Nile crocodile Crocodylus niloticus biting the trunk of an adult female African bush elephant Loxodonta africana (a plague upon those bloggers and others who identified the crocodylian as an...
At Scienceonline 2013, Dr. Zen and I spent some time discussing how to blog "for the long haul". There's a full storify of what went down below, and there should be live video feed available for free soon!
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