The Intersection

Archives for December, 2007

Some numbers I think say it all: Number of blogs that have joined our blogger coalition so far: 67 Number of blogs that have posted on Science Debate 2008 according to Bora: 60 Number of members joining the ScienceDebate2008 Facebook group (as of this post): 457 Number of cobloggers without whom this wouldn’t have been…

So, finally, Sheril and I can tell you what we’ve been working on. Let’s begin with some background: Nearly a month ago, I linked up with Matthew Chapman, the author, screenwriter, and great grandson of Charles Darwin. Chapman, I already knew, had a great idea that I wanted to write about in my forthcoming Seed…

Science. Such a simple term inextricably involved in every aspect of our being. It’s exploring the past while looking toward our future. Science is life. Step back and consider what we read, watch, hear, and experience in the news and everyday–stem cells, terrorism, immigration, human health, global sustainability, data mining, safety, geoengineering, socioeconomics, and beyond–all…

I don’t know precisely what was said yet, but multiple folks have emailed me to let me know that my latest just came up on Science Friday, in the context of a discussion of science books of the year. And indeed, Storm World is already listed on the Science Friday website for today’s show. Please…

Student Post by Wayneho Kam and Waynekid Kam If Santa Claus came out with a “naughty or nice” list based on how well people treated the environment, who will be on the “nice” list? Who will be on the “naughty”? Have you ever wondered? You can count on Al Gore and the Intergovernmental Panel on…

Student Post by Stephanie Gold Today, it seems that everywhere we go we hear about companies and retailers trying to do something for the environment. Whether it’s Wal-Mart installing solar panels to power everything from the store lighting to the refrigerator section or a small local grocery store installing energy saving light bulbs, it is…

What on Earth?

As Chris hinted, the two of us have been hard at work on something extraordinary to be announced next week! Get ready for BIG news that we’re real excited to share here… In the mean time, posts today will introduce a couple of bright young authors. You see, last month I gave a lecture here…

I realize that I haven’t been my usual self this week, and there haven’t been many posts. Sheril has been picking up the slack, thank goodness–but I don’t know how much more I’ll have this week, folks. Work has just kicked up unbelievably of late. But there’s good news: One reason we’re a bit quiet…

With all the hullabaloo over women in science and engineering, let’s hear if for the girls who just made history in New York! Girls won top honors for the first time in the Siemens Competition in Math, Science and Technology, one of the nation’s most coveted student science awards, which were announced yesterday at New…

Carnival of the Blue 7

Over at Natural Patriot, you’ll find Carnival of the Blue 7 – the best in oceans blogging for the month of November. I contributed my post on Cyclone Sidr’s approach to the coast of Bangladesh – a region extremely vulnerable to rising sea level and storms. As host Emmett Duffy describes: ‘Our salty selections this…