Alexander Von Humboldt

Photo: Ron Mader, 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 …

Black Hole

Photo: Event Horizon Telescope, Black hole at the center of Messier 87 Black Hole = a region of space having a gravitational field so intense that no matter or radiation can escape 2019: The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) @ehtelescope has released a photo of the event horizon of a black hole at the heart of …

Citizen Science

Lingo Cards Citizen Science = Science undertaken with the participation of the wider community of non-scientists = Ciencia ciudadana = Ciencia realizada con la participación de la comunidad más amplia de no científicos HeadlinesIf you ever wanted to help find new planets, now’s your chanceCitizen science is booming during the pandemicCitizens Help Scientists Demonstrate Value of …

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 …

Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA)

Lingo Cards 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 – …

Science Show

Radio National Artwork Recommended listening: The Science Show Key Linksabc.net.au/radionational/programs/scienceshowpast programs About the ShowThe Science Show provides unique insights into the latest scientific research and debate, from the physics of cricket to prime ministerial biorhythms. 2021Solutions for the emerging climate disaster – In the inaugural Frank Talbot address, Tim Flannery describes the solutions available to …

Quantum Mechanics

Buzzwords Quantum Mechanics = the branch of mechanics that deals with the mathematical description of the motion and interaction of subatomic particles, incorporating the concepts of quantization of energy, wave-particle duality, the uncertainty principle, and the correspondence principle. Headlinesa-quantum-experiment-suggests-theres-no-such-thing-as-objective-realityA Flash of Illumination on the Greyhound Bus: Physicist Freeman Dyson on Creative Breakthrough and the Unconscious …

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