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 …

Biotweeps

Logo One of our favorite accounts on Twitter. A gift to biodiversity and biology fans around the globe What it is: Biotweeps is a curated Twitter account — @biotweeps — featuring a different biologist every week. The project is organised by Anthony Caravaggi (http://www.arcaravaggi.co.uk) and Carina Gsottbauer. You can post questions or give feedback by …

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 …

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