Science Under Siege at the Department of the Interior

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

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. Sciences …

#SciComm

Hashtags #scicomm = Science Communication Hashtag: #scicomm Features Wetland Wander 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/ 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 …

Mathematics

Photo: Tom Brown, Mathematics Mathematics = The study of numbers, equations, functions, and geometric shapes and their relationships Headlines The Strange Numbers That Birthed Modern Algebra – Quanta Magazine The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature – Quanta a-hard-days-night-how-mathematics-revealed-beatles-secret/9093348 http://www.radiolab.org/story/meter-measure-man common-core-makes-simple-math-more-complicated-heres-why Recommended Listening http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/sum-of-all-parts/ Truth by numbers – Many people think of …

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

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

Stratigraphy

Buzzwords Stratigraphy = the branch of geology concerned with the order and relative position of strata and their relationship to the geological time scale. Elsewhere on the Web http://stratigraphy.org IUGS – @theIUGS Subcommissions of ICS Geobiodiversity Database – formal database of ICS, which aims to produce comprehensive and authoritative web-based stratigraphic information service for global geoscientists, …

Ologies

Recommended Listening: Ologies Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and some insane stories about what fuels these professional ologists’ obsessions. Hosted by humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward (@alieward). Asking smart ologists not-smart questions about their professional obsessions. Every Tuesday. May be NSFW (Not Safe For Work). Key Links http://www.alieward.com https://art19.com/shows/ologies-fb https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/phonology-linguistics-with-nicole-holliday/id1278815517?i=1000413038821&mt=2 https://twitter.com/Ologies …