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11 August 2013
The American Geophysical Union (AGU) is a nonprofit organization of geophysicists, consisting of over 61,000 members from over 146 countries. AGU’s activities are focused on the organization and dissemination of scientific information in the interdisciplinary and international field of geophysics. The geophysical sciences involve four fundamental areas: atmospheric and ocean sciences; solid-Earth sciences; hydrologic sciences; and space sciences.
8 August 2013
In honor of geek week on YouTube, and (so that you do not have to wade through all the crazy NASA, HAARP, and Chemtrail crazies) I thought I might post a selected number of really cool videos. Number one on the hit parade is Veritasium’s six-minute fantastic explanation of how a transistor works! I’m sure you guessed that I’d have Neil deGrasse Tyson in this post. Am I the only …
7 August 2013
AccuWeather announced today that they are now producing “revolutionary” 45 day weather forecasts. Yes, you read that right, and while the public in general has a rather low understanding of science, I don’t think most people are that gullible. My first thoughts were that it might be a way of getting some free advertising, but perhaps they’re really serious. Let me first be clear and tell you that synoptic weather …
3 August 2013
Spotted this on Veritasium..watch and learn some very cool history of science.
For anyone who cares about science and science education, it can seem very frustrating to realize how widespread certain myths are. Large numbers of Americans think that science is divided about the whether climate change is even occurring, and even more about whether humans are causing it. It’s easy to understand why people are confused; just google “Climate Change” and you will get a slew of unscientific tripe mixed in with …