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Giving thanks.

This being the season, I’d like to take the opportunity to pause and give thanks. I’m thankful for parents who encouraged my curiosity and never labeled science as something it was inappropriate for me to explore or pursue...

November 30, 2014 — Janet D. Stemwedel

Travel the Solar System! See Distant Worlds!

Mars – Valles Marineris © Ron Guyatt Sol System – Meteor Shower © Ron Guyatt In an explosion of heroic art deco design, illustrator and designer Ron Guyatt has created a massive series of posters making our own solar system fascinating again...

November 30, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

German company wants to turn cloud computing into distributed heating

A German company wants to turn server farms into “distributed cloud heaters.” By spreading computing power across a number of buildings, the company believes that it can provide reliable computing services while increasing the energy efficiency of these notoriously wasteful centers...

November 30, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott

Two Podcasts About the Other Side of Eating

It’s a few days after Thanksgiving, but nevertheless, I’m thankful for sanitation. Here at Food Matters, we spend a lot of time talking about the things that go into our mouths, but throughout the world, the stuff that happens on the other end is almost as important...

November 29, 2014 — Kevin Bonham

Strange bedfellows

“You wanna talk? Let’s talk.” The 42-year-old man sits up straighter in the hospital bed and grins a toothless grin.

November 29, 2014 — Ilana Yurkiewicz

What’s an Artist Doing at Fermi Lab?

When a revered research institution reaches out to a fine artist to create its first ever artist-in-residency program, we should all sit up and take notice.

November 29, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Those Wild Little Trilobites

Triloarte 1 © Samantha Fermo     Triloarte 6 © Samantha Fermo Triloarte 8 © Samantha Fermo Trilobites, in all their wild and crazy biodiverse forms, look delightful in this series by Italian painter Samantha Fermo...

November 29, 2014 — Glendon Mellow

New video series: Deep Look

KQED Science, the science arm of the PBS member television station based in San Francisco has created a new series being aired on PBS Digital called Deep Look, where they allow us to explore the big mysteries of the universe by going very small...

November 28, 2014 — Joanne Manaster

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