Sky Maps

Key Links Fans of dark skies and star parties, here’s a downable and printable guide to the shared heavens. Kudos to Kym Thalassoudis who launched Sky Maps – skymaps.com – providing maps and star charts for skywatchers, educators, and publishers. Available for free each month with versions for northern and southern hemispheres and the equator. …

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 …

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 Headlineshttps://www.skatelescope.org/news/ska-precursor-telescope-meerkat-inaugurated-south-africahttp://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2018/07/Every_point_is_a_galaxy Planeta.com

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

Buzzwords Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid containing the genetic instructions used in the development and functioning of all known living organisms Recommended ListeningDNA Barcodes – EarthskyJUNK DNA DNA and TeethAncient DNA extraction from bones and teethDNA used to identify ancient plagues CelebrationsApril 25 DNA Day [email protected] CRISPRhttps://crisprcon.orghttps://www.wired.com/story/what-is-crispr-gene-editing/https://theconversation.com/human-embryo-crispr-advances-science-but-lets-focus-on-ethics-not-world-firsts-81956http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-gene-editing-humans-policy-20170804-story.html Headlineshttp://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-dna-genealogy-privacy-20181012-story.htmlhttps://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/dna-test-misattributed-paternity/562928https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-15/deleting-your-online-dna-data-is-brutally-difficult BuzzwordsAutosomes – Cromosones – DNA …

Light

Buzzwords Light alters its color according to the chemical composition of the matter that emits, reflects or absorbs it Elsewhere on the Weblight2015.org May 16lightday.orgfacebook.com/IDL2019 Recommended ListeningJames Clerk Maxwell – poet, mathematician and the father of light – Maxwell proposed his theory of electromagnetism. It allows us to enjoy radio, television, mobile phones and more. …

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 Yeariypt2019.org Recommended ListeningTales from the periodic tableElemental PodcastHappy 150th birthday to the Periodic Table – Science Show The Fascinating …

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 …