The Historical Quest to See to the End of the Universe… Or Its Beginning

Photo Recommended viewing: The Historical Quest to See to the End of the Universe… Or Its Beginning The most remarkable developments in the last century of astronomy are the enormous expansion in the power of both our observing capabilities and the content of our astronomical theories. But despite these astonishing advances, astronomers still grapple with …

Anthropocene

Buzzwords Anthropocene = Geologic term that serves to mark the evidence and extent of human activities that have had a significant global impact on the Earth’s ecosystems. The term was coined by ecologist Eugene Stoermer but has been widely popularized by the Nobel Prize-winning atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen, who regards the influence of human behavior …

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, …

5th Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology (2018)

Hashtags Wellington, New Zealand The Society for Conservation Biology (SCB) Oceania section is proud to team up with Victoria University of Wellington to host the 5th Oceania Congress for Conservation Biology to be held on July 3-5, 2018. Hashtag: #SCOB2018 The meeting will bring together the community of conservation professionals to address conservation challenges and …

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 …

South Australian Natural Resource Management Science Conference #SANRM18

Poster The South Australian Natural Resource Management Science Conference takes place this week at the University of Adelaide. Motto: Science for policy in a changing world. Hashtag: #SANRM18 Organized by the NRM Research and Innovation Network, the conference is a chance to showcase the NRM science underpinning environmental decision making, policy and management in South …

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. Headlines Your Smartphone Can Do Physics Vocabulary Proton Quantum Quark Planeta.com …

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 Physics #SciComm Proton

Biology

Photo Biology is a natural science concerned with the study of life and living organisms, including their structure, function, growth, evolution, distribution and taxonomy. Planeta.com January 25 is Biologists’ Day in México (Día del Biólogo) Science