Mathematics Links

Photo: Wildfires Links related to mathematics presented in somewhat random fashion: Headlines The Strange Numbers That Birthed Modern Algebra – Quanta Magazine The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature – Quanta A Hard Day’s Night: Solving a Beatles mystery with mathematics The Meter: The Measure of a Man – Radiolab The Common …

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 darksitefinder.com darksky.org Facebook @IDADarkSky @haysnightsky Dark Sky Week Held each year in April, 2020 Dark Sky Week is April 19-16. 2020 April is *finally* here…which means International Dark …

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 …

Alexander Von Humboldt

Photo: Mexico City Statue 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 and an inspiration for future travelers/visitors. Charles Darwin described him as “The greatest traveling scientist who ever …

Sum of All Parts

Logo Recommended Listening: Sum of All Parts – abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sum-of-all-parts – from Australia’s Radio National. Spin: “Sum of All Parts is an ABC podcast that tells extraordinary stories from the world of numbers. It’s about the amazing and powerful numbers all around us, how they work, and the people who work with them.” Hosted by Joel …

Darwin Day

Darwin Day Logo February 12 is Darwin Day, a global celebration of science and reason. Celebrate perpetual curiosity. Key Links darwinday.org Embedded Tweets #Darwin before "Origin of Species": In celebration of Darwin's birthday, explore his early love for the barnacles (Cirripedia) & the work that "solidified his credentials as a taxonomic expert": https://t.co/FQAjMBUhmS #HistSci #DarwinDay …

#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 It's alive!! Come participate in our community for scientists, artists, storytellers and more. https://t.co/cL3QXmacPF#sciart #scicomm #science #art pic.twitter.com/ik2vpz3c4m — Dr. Paige …

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 – …