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8 July 2011

Symphony of Science- The Story of Us

On the day that the last space shuttle climbs through the Florida skies, this is an especially poignant video to post. I cannot help but wonder if historians 75 years from now will mark this day as the end of the American century. A century of innovation and exploration unmatched in history. Let’s hope not, but either way man will continue to explore the unknown, because we are the most …

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6 July 2011

Best & Worst States For Math Education

SERI data compiled by Statistical Research Center at AIP. Below, is the press release that accompanied the image above. Considering, that a recent study showed that the U.S. is 23rd out of 65 countries surveyed in math, even the highest scoring states have little to be proud of. State Outcomes in Math and Science Education Reveal Big Disparities College Park, MD, July 1, 2011 — In a new ranking of how …

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9 March 2011

Spotting A Tornado On Your iPhone-Part Two

  So what do you think? Is this a band of severe storms? For the most part they are just heavy, but there may be some strong winds in the line. Large tornadoes rarely come out of a line of storms like this.  Heavy rain and gusty winds are the main threat. In part one, I discussed using the Radar Scope app to tell if you are in the path …

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7 March 2011

Spotting A Tornado On Your iPhone

There are some fabulous apps now for mobile devices (like the iPhone and iPad) that give you real-time radar images. So here is a blog post on how to do some basic interpretation of what you are looking at, and whether or not it is dangerous. In other words, is that blob of red on my iPhone likely to blow me away! First, what app should you get? After reading …

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1 March 2011

What Obama and Congress Should Do for Science

Livescience.com/ouramazingplanet.com put this question to a wide variety of those in the science fields. It’s good reading, and you may see a familiar face. Just mouse the image below to read it.

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2 January 2011

Let’s Hope 2011 is a Brighter Year for Science than 2010 Turned Out To Be

I write this blog because the natural world is  amazing and I want to share what I find out with others. My background is in atmospheric science but I try to post frequently on any aspect of science that meets my definition of wild. It’s sad that so many people get caught up in these end of world myths like 2012. Even more are seduced by such laughable myths like …

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5 December 2010

Shouldn’t we want our leaders to be smarter than we are? Neil deGrasse Tyson (Part 3)

Here is the third part of my chat with renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. In this clip, you’ll see us discuss a couple of subjects. First, Tyson responds to my questions about scientific literacy (or, should I say, the lack of same). His answer to my questions were more wide-ranging than even I expected; I think it was Tyson at his best as a critical thinker as to how science …

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3 December 2010

A Conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Part One)

Everyone has one of those lists. You know, a list of the three or four people you would most like to sit down and have a conversation with.
Today, I had the opportunity to talk to one of the people on my list.
It was none other than the Director of New York’s Hayden Planetarium, famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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18 October 2010

Great Poster for Teachers

Found this online today and it’s a must for Earth Science teachers everywhere. This is definitely my longest post ever! Okay so click on it and download the full size image and then get a poster made! kudos to Karl Tate at OurAmazingPlanet.com

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25 September 2010

iPad Apps For Science Lovers and Other Geeks

A million words have been written about the iPad. I have had one almost since day one and it’s much better than I even expected it to be. Truly, it’s revolutionary. (Full disclosure: A family member works for Apple, but I have long had an irresistible urge to buy anything Steve Jobs makes.) So what weather and science apps do I have on my iPad? Here are my faves and …

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