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Last Call to Help Fight the Forces of Science Ignorance

Well, since I hate the relentless (though entirely necessary) nagging of NPR fund drives so much I have refrained from mentioning the Science Bloggers for Students Fund Drive and the microscope sub-drive I'm running (and if you missed it the first time, go check out the cool videos here) since I first announced it...

October 21, 2011 — Jennifer Frazer

What Impact Could Gaddafi's Death Have on Arab Spring Unrest?

The execution of Col. Muammar Gaddafi earlier this week closes one chapter on Libya's version of the "Arab Spring" movement. Where the country goes from here, and what the other members of the movement learn from the overthrow of Gaddafi, is likely, however, to be the more difficult part of the story...

October 21, 2011 — Larry Greenemeier

North Pond: New day, new challenges

Follow Dr. Katrina Edwards, as she explores the microbial life at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean 10-21-2011Perhaps laying casing is not as dull as I was saying in an earlier post when I was noting that this particular stage of our operations here on the Joides Resolution drilling ship was rather slow, as we have been laying casing into sediments and rock in order to create a stable borehole for deep penetration.Boy did things come to a screeching halt last night!...

October 21, 2011 — Katrina Edwards

Astrobiology Roundup

The Ghost of Astrobiology Past The range of topics relevant to astrobiology is pretty staggering - from microbial populations, chemistry, geo-chemistry, geobiology, climate, non-linear systems, solar system exploration, robotics, planetary science, exoplanets, astrophysics, and even cosmology...

October 21, 2011 — Caleb A. Scharf

The Fracking Song

My Water's On Fire Tonight is a video that went viral back in May. It is a production of Studio 20 students in the NYU school of journalism (Music by David Holmes and Andrew Bean, Vocals by David Holmes and Niel Bekker, Animation by Adam Sakellarides and Lisa Rucker) in collaboration with ProPublica, as part of their Explainer project...

October 21, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

Family Science Night

Launch a Balloon Rocket: When you blow up a balloon, you force extra air into it, creating higher air pressure inside the balloon than outside of it.

STAFFOctober 21, 2011 — Mariette DiChristina

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