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Winton Science Book Shortlist Authors Read Passages

Winton Science Book Shortlist Authors Read Passages

The Royal Society in London has selected its winner of the Winton Prize for Science Books. The purpose of the prize falls right in line with the goals for Read Science!

November 14, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
A Stunning and Groundbreaking Human Heart Simulation

A Stunning and Groundbreaking Human Heart Simulation

At the cutting edge of research in the life sciences, a team of scientists and animators from Japan has created an astonishing new film about the function of the human heart.

November 13, 2014 — Carin Bondar
New Walter Isaacson Book: The Innovators

New Walter Isaacson Book: The Innovators

This week, the new Walter Isaacson book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution has been released.

October 9, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
NASA’s Orion is Taking a Journey to Mars

NASA’s Orion is Taking a Journey to Mars

NASA is making plans to send humans to Mars. To do that, they need a very special spacecraft that can handle the harsh conditions of the trip and protect everything on board.

October 8, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
The Practical Blue LED

The Practical Blue LED

As you may have heard, the Nobel Prize in Physics for 2014 is awarded to a trio of Japanese scientists. Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for "the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes, which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources." There are, of course, [...]..

October 7, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Science Film Festivals Across the Pond Abundant in October

Science Film Festivals Across the Pond Abundant in October

If you are in Paris, Bristol or Vienna over the next month, you might consider adding a science film festival to your agenda! First, Pariscience International Film Festival will be held from 2nd  to 7th October at the National Museum of Natural History in Paris...

September 28, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
MAVEN Maneuvers into Orbit Tonight

MAVEN Maneuvers into Orbit Tonight

Last summer, I attended a new media professionals workshop at the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) in Colorado to learn more about the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission which launched last November...

September 21, 2014 — Joanne Manaster
Under the Deep Sea (A Little Mermaid Parody)

Under the Deep Sea (A Little Mermaid Parody)

Those of you following this blog know that I love me a great science music video parody. This awesome one from College Humor does not disappoint!

September 18, 2014 — Carin Bondar

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