Light

Buzzwords Light alters its color according to the chemical composition of the matter that emits, reflects or absorbs it Elsewhere on the Web light2015.org May 16 lightday.org https://www.facebook.com/IDL2019 Recommended Listening James Clerk Maxwell – poet, mathematician and the father of light – Maxwell proposed his theory of electromagnetism. It allows us to enjoy radio, television, …

Evolution

Buzzwords Evolution = the process by which different kinds of living organisms are thought to have developed and diversified from earlier forms during the history of the earth Recommended Listening Have we stopped evolution (Future Tense) – Advances in technology and medicine have been so great in recent decades that some scientists now believe we’ve …

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

Buzzwords Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid containing the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms. Recommended Listening DNA Barcodes – Earthsky JUNK DNA DNA and Teeth Ancient DNA extraction from bones and teeth DNA used to identify ancient plagues Celebrations April 25 DNA Day Twitter @DNADigest CRISPR …

Science

Poster Science = The intellectual and practical activity encompassing the systematic study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment World Science Day for Peace and Development (November 10) highlights the important role that science has in society and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues. Embedded …

Periodic Table

Buzzwords Periodic Table = a table of the chemical elements arranged in order of atomic number The elements are placed according to their atomic number, the arrangement of each atom’s electrons and recurring chemical properties. Key Links iypt2019.org Recommended Listening Tales from the periodic table Elemental Podcast Happy 150th birthday to the Periodic Table – …

Alexander Von Humboldt

Photo The indefatigable Prussian explorer Alexander Von Humboldt (1769-1859) brought South America to the salons and houses of Europe in the 19th century. He became the greatest figure in the natural sciences of his era. Indeed, in Europe only Napoleon was more famous at the time. Charles Darwin described him as ‘The greatest traveling scientist …

Biotweeps

Logo One of our favorite accounts on Twitter. A gift to biodiversity and biology fans around the globe What it is: Biotweeps is a curated Twitter account — @biotweeps — featuring a different biologist every week. The project is organised by Anthony Caravaggi (http://www.arcaravaggi.co.uk) and Carina Gsottbauer. You can post questions or give feedback by …

Dark Skies

Buzzwords Dark Sky = denoting or located in a place where the darkness of the night sky is relatively free of interference from artificial light Key Links http://darksitefinder.com/maps/world.html http://www.darksky.org http://www.darksky.org/dark-sky-week-2018 https://twitter.com/IDADarkSky Events International Dark Sky Week 2018 April: International Dark Sky Week Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer Barlow, International Dark Sky Week has …

Geology

Buzzwords Geology = the science that deals with the earth’s physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it Events October 17 National Fossil Day (USA) promotes public awareness and stewardship of fossils and a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational values. Twitter: @NatlFossilDay Recommended listening Lost In Time – …

Conacyt

Logo Science fans, check out Mexico’s National Council for Science and Technology (Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología) – http://www.conacyt.gob.mx – is a Mexican institution in charge of the promotion of scientific and technological activities, setting government policies for these matters, and granting scholarships for postgraduate studies. Key Links http://www.conacyt.gob.mx Comunicados de prensa @Conacyt_MX Hashtag: …