Open Science

Buzzwords Open science = Movement to make scientific research, data and dissemination accessible to all levels of an inquiring society, amateur and professional HeadlinesSome facts on Sci-Hub that Wikipedia gets wrongYou Pay to Read Research You Fund. That’s Ludicrous – WiredAn easy way to get your photos into WikimediaTop scientific publisher chooses not to advance open …

Indigenous Astronomy

Photo: Goddard, Fireworks Indigenous Astronomy = HeadlinesNational Parks Are Embracing Indigenous AstronomyMaramataka: Māori lunar calendar to be taught at Nasa Elsewhereingeniumcanada.org Native SkywatchersNative Skywatchers is located on the traditional and treaty land of the Dakota people, who along with the Ojibwe are the Indigenous peoples of this land, Mni Sota Makoce or Minnesota.nativeskywatchers.comeventsresources Videos A …

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 …

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. HeadlinesJuul …

Hidden Brain

Logo Recommended Listening: Hidden Brain – hiddenbrain.org – 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 …

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 …