Archives for March 7, 2012

Nature Update on Fukushima

Stuff to hear and watch

Have you see KONY 2012? You’ll need a spare half hour. When you have it, click here. This podcast is out: “A Universe From Nothing” Lawrence Krauss on Atheists Talk #157, Sunday, March 4th, 2012 Dr. Lawrence Krauss is a leader in the fields of theoretical physics, science advocacy in public policy and education, and…

Dirty Minds

Skeptically Speaking #155 This week, we’re looking into what happens in our brains when we’re experiencing some of the most powerful feelings we feel. We’ll spend the hour with science writer Kayt Sukel, to talk about her book Dirty Minds: How Our Brains Influence Love, Sex, and Relationships. From pheromones to fMRI, it’s an entertaining…

PASADENA, Calif. — NASA’s Gravity Recovery And Interior Laboratory (GRAIL) spacecraft orbiting the moon officially have begun their science collection phase. During the next 84 days, scientists will obtain a high-resolution map of the lunar gravitational field to learn about the moon’s internal structure and composition in unprecedented detail. The data also will provide a…

In particular, what do you want to ask them pertaining to science? For instance, the following questions have recently been proposed: What organization(s) or individual(s) is/are your primary source(s) for scientific information? With the overwhelming body of evidence for both evolution and climate change, why do you still not believe that both are true? Why…

Open Position: Climate Wiki Intern

A small non-profit concerned with climate change is seking a “Climate Wiki Intern” which sounds very interesting. Knowing that many of my readers would be very good at this, It thought it was worth a blog post to point you in this direction:

Climate scientist Michael Mann’s private e-mails and research notes will remain private, thanks to a ruling by the Virginia Supreme Court. “Virginia’s highest court has ruled that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli cannot compel the University of Virginia to turn over records dealing with the work of a former university climate scientist,” reports the Roanoke Times…