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March 1, 2017

“What if female scientists were celebrities?” [Women’s History Month]

Dr. Millie Dresselhaus passed away on February 20, but earlier in the month, she became a celebrity beyond our scientific circles

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February 22, 2017

The first 100 days of climate science

Climate Central is underscoring the value of science and rational approaches to policy making over the first 100 days our new President is in office with facts, stories, and videos

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February 17, 2017

Wyland Whaling Walls for World Whale Day

Celebrating World Whale Day with a shout-out to marine life artist Robert Wyland and his 100 life-size murals of whales and other marine life to change the way people view our oceans and to generate an awareness about environmental conservation

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December 14, 2016

Dr. G’s #AGU16 Spotlight – a science pep rally by Gov. Jerry Brown

“Some people need a heart attack to stop smoking… maybe we just had our heart attack to fight climate.”

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November 21, 2016

Explore Global Weirding with Dr. Katharine Hayhoe

Learn how climate scientist Dr. Hayhoe expands her passion for communication and advocates about the reality of global warming through a YouTube video series, Global Weirding.

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August 3, 2016

DC #SciArt – Icebergs and Washed Ashore

Two recent exhibits in Washington DC showcase how science can be portrayed through art – ICEBERGS at the National Building Museum, and Washed Ashore at the National Zoo

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May 25, 2016

TED – an “idea worth spreading” in the classroom

TED talks showcase “ideas worth spreading” through talks that are 18 minutes or less. What can they provide to the Earth science classroom? – an introduction to scientists and a spark for classroom conversation, for starters…

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May 18, 2016

What was your #sparkofscience? Nautilus magazine wants to know

“How do people get interested in science? Whether it’s professional scientists, sci-fi enthusiasts or the general public — everyone has their own story. The “Spark of Science” series is all about how the story starts. Come here to read the personal narratives of some of today’s best scientists, and add your own!”

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March 30, 2016

The STEM Women of #365scienceselfies [Women’s History Month]

View the life of a scientist, one selfie at a time, through this year’s #365scienceselfies project. Share what you see, and inspire the next generation of scientists to see a unique view into the lives of women and men in STEM.

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March 23, 2016

Women in #SciArt [Women’s History Month]

More and more, art is being utilized as a science communication tool. Here are three examples of women that are successful in bridging the science and communications disciplines with their own artistic twist.

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