Hidden Brain

Logo Recommended Listening: Hidden Brain helps curious people understand the world – and themselves. Using science and storytelling, Hidden Brain reveals the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior, the biases that shape our choices, and the triggers that direct the course of our relationships. Hosted by social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam, Hidden Brain links research …

#SciComm

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Headlines https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-research https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/ Recommended Listening  Defending science from denial, fraud and pseudoscience – What happened when a philosopher of science goes to a flat earth conference. https://twitter.com/leecmcintyre@leecmcintyre Embedded Tweets I wish science papers were also available in podcast format, where the authors shoot the shit about why they did what …

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. International Year iypt2019.org Recommended Listening Tales from the periodic table Elemental Podcast Happy 150th birthday to the Periodic Table – …

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 Facebook @IDADarkSky @haysnightsky Events Joshua Tree’s 2019 Night Sky Festival International Dark Sky Week 2018 2019 Association Award Winners International Dark-Sky Association Announces 2019 Award …

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 …

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 – …

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, …

Physics Links

Photo Links related to physics Elsewhere on the Web https://physics.stackexchange.com Nobel Prize https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/index.html https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1922/bohr-bio.html https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1918/planck-bio.html Theoretical Minimum http://theoreticalminimum.com https://www.youtube.com/c/stanfordinstitutefortheoreticalphysics Wikipedia John_Archibald_Wheeler Maxwell’s_demon Planeta.com Physics

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 …