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 Joshua Tree’s 2019 Night Sky Festival International Dark Sky Week 2018 April: International Dark Sky Week Created in 2003 by high-school student Jennifer …

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: …

Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior (2018)

Cover Reading this week: Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior https://www.ucsusa.org/sites/default/files/attach/2018/12/science-under-siege-at-department-of-interior-full-report.pdf Press Release WASHINGTON (December 4, 2018)—Scientific studies canceled. A chilling effect on discussion of climate change.  Thousands of acres of public lands opened to polluting industries. It all happened on Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s watch. The damage Zinke has inflicted could …

New Scientist

Elsewhere on the Web Key Links https://www.newscientist.com @newscientist Headlines https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-research/ https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23931972-600-we-thought-the-incas-couldnt-write-these-knots-change-everything Twitter Tweets by newscientist Planeta.com Science #SciComm

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 Senescence Planeta Biology

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 …

Astronomy

Photo: Martin Heigan, Great Nebula of Orion Astronomy = the branch of science that deals with celestial objects, space, and the physical universe as a whole Headlines https://www.skatelescope.org/news/ska-precursor-telescope-meerkat-inaugurated-south-africa http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/07/Every_point_is_a_galaxy Planeta.com Science Eclipse Stars Solar System Astronomy Day Astrotourism