Quark

Buzzwords Quark = any of a number of subatomic particles carrying a fractional electric charge, postulated as building blocks of the hadrons. Quarks have not been directly observed, but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally. Planeta.com

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. Embedded …

Geology

Buzzwords Geology = the science that deals with the earth’s physical structure and substance, its history, and the processes that act on it EventsOctober 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 listeningLost In Time – This feature …

Physics

Buzzwords Physics = the branch of science concerned with the nature and properties of matter and energy. The subject matter of physics, distinguished from that of chemistry and biology, includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms. HeadlinesYour Smartphone Can Do Physics Vocabulary Planeta.com

Astrophysics

Buzzwords Astrophysics = branch of astronomy concerned with the physical nature of stars and other celestial bodies, and the application of the laws and theories of physics to the interpretation of astronomical observations Planeta

Mathematics Links

Photo: Wildfires Links related to mathematics presented in somewhat random fashion: HeadlinesThe Strange Numbers That Birthed Modern Algebra – Quanta MagazineThe Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature – QuantaA Hard Day’s Night: Solving a Beatles mystery with mathematicsThe Meter: The Measure of a Man – RadiolabThe Common Core makes simple math more …

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 Headlineshttps://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032052-900-time-to-break-academic-publishings-stranglehold-on-researchhttps://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/[email protected] Embedded Tweets LifeologyLifeology – lifeology.io – is a platform for distributing and engaging lay audiences in health-related science and research via fun, accessible and visual content. …

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 …