Science

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. Sciences Astronomy …

#SciComm

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Features Wetland Wander Headlines https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/ Embedded Tweets Doing science is only half the job. It must also be shared with the world. https://t.co/mtOI1lsMbf — Dr. Jonathan Foley (@GlobalEcoGuy) September 17, 2016 It's #underratedungulate reveal day so here are more nyala pics for you, this time a comparison between the male …

Senescence

Buzzwords Senescence = the gradual deterioration of functional characteristics Also see: cellular senescence https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3cswqtz Elsewhere on the Web Key aspects of human cell ageing reversed by new compounds – The breakthrough could be “basis for a new generation of anti-degeneration drugs.” Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senescence Planeta Biology

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 …

Green Humour

Twitter Profile Delhi-based cartoonist Rohan Chakravarty is one of favorite people to follow on Twitter. Key Links http://www.greenhumour.com https://twitter.com/thetoonguy Tweets by thetoonguy Features Wildlife Map of Hong Kong The map was produced with the aim of spreading awareness among Hong Kongers about its biodiversity, and to promote activities such as bird-watching and nature-hiking among the …

European Southern Observatory

Photo: Under the celestial arch The European Southern Observatory (ESO) is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy. It carries out an ambitious programme focused on the design, construction and operation of powerful ground-based observing facilities for astronomy, in order to enable important scientific discoveries. ESO also plays a leading role in promoting …

Parker Solar Probe

Image: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory YouTube Headlines https://blogs.nasa.gov/parkersolarprobe/2018/08/11/parker-solar-probe-new-launch-date-is-aug-12 http://earthsky.org/space/parker-solar-probe-launch-touch-the-sun Wikipedia Parker Solar Probe Planeta.com Sun NASA Technology

The Historical Quest to See to the End of the Universe… Or Its Beginning

Photo Recommended viewing: The Historical Quest to See to the End of the Universe… Or Its Beginning The most remarkable developments in the last century of astronomy are the enormous expansion in the power of both our observing capabilities and the content of our astronomical theories. But despite these astonishing advances, astronomers still grapple with …

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 Planeta.com https://planeta.com/physics

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 – …