Posts treating: "science"
Tuesday, 09 February 2016
Ross McKitrick was so upset about a paper ‘Learning from mistakes in climate research’ that he has written a letter of complaint and asked for immediate retraction of the pages discussing his work. This is an unusual step in science, as most disagreements and debate involve a comment or a response to the original article.
My free online class on Coursera.org entitled Global Warming I: The Science and Modeling of Climate Change has already served 45,000 people (started, not finished) in the four times that it’s run. Now it’s set up in a new format, called “on demand mode”, which allows people to start, progress, and finish on their own
Now that AGU is accepting nominations for this year's awards (the deadline is March 15), I thought I'd throw out a pitch for the early career awards - and particularly the one that I'm most heavily involved in, the Science For Solutions
Hi Heather !
You are a young woman sailing on the JR as an assistant Lab Officer ...
Can you explain your curriculum in science ?
My last article on Toronto seismicity is not a be-all and end-all theory of earthquakes, but rather a series of hypotheses that can be easily tested for a few bucks. The problem is that all the powers that control us are against it. I'm talking Big Oil, Big Nuclear, Big Government and all that. To be kind, they are not actively against it, they are ignoring it, like vw and diesels.
Master of Science in Sustainability Management professor Marianne Lado has more than twenty years of experience working on issues of health within the civil rights context. She served for ten years as the director of litigation and advocacy at New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), a non-profit civil rights law firm that focuses... read
Arthur James Boucot Research Grants for 2016The Paleontological Society’s Arthur James Boucot Research Grants support early career paleontologists in the fields of morphology, taxonomy, and biostratigraphy, working on any taxa, preferably with some combination of these approaches and a significant fieldwork component. Arthur James Boucot Research Grants support original research by current postdoctoral students, assistant professors (pre-tenure), and other early [...]
Peggy Garcia had been to England before, but never has a trip across the pond been so special. As the winner of the Egypt in England Sweepstakes through the Houston Museum of Natural Science, Garcia was awarded an exclusive three-day … Continue reading
Last week, representatives from Columbia University traveled to Tianjin Binhai, China to finalize a partnership with the Government of the Tianjin Binhai New Area. Both parties signed a memorandum of understanding as a first step in the development of a series of programs for research, education and executive training in the Tianjin Binhai New
I have a great joy in hearing from the young people who are getting into one of the million things that I write about. The worst thing about science and engineering right now is the chokehold by old guys. We know about the problem in academia with tenure, but this sort of thing is everywhere. Can you imagine what will happen if they come up with that magic pill that lets everybody live to
Himalayan lakes, like South Lhonak, are becoming more and more common as glaciers retreat due to warming temperatures, according to Anil V. Kulkarni, a glaciologist at the Divecha Center for Climate Change at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore. Kulkarni wants to understand how quickly the lakes are growing and how dangerous they are. He studies South Lhonak Lake because it’s large and growing, which suggests that it is unstable, he
Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Alia'a Harun was drawn to the program because of the interdisciplinary approach towards a pragmatic implementation of sustainability. Alia'a has a background in Ecology and is looking for ways to apply hard value onto the natural environment and its
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Last week’s featured #HMNSBlockParty creation is by Shannon. Want to get your engineering handwork … Continue reading
With an abundance of time and a dearth of work, we have begun to devise ways of doing science before we can actually do science at sea. Among other things, we set up an imaging system to take pictures of particle filters we bring back from the deep
by Matti Hammett If you’ve ever visited HMNS with a school group or on your own, you may have found yourself in the depths of the museum beneath the Morian Hall of Paleontology and thought to yourself one of these … Continue reading
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In the digital era of instant communication, breaking news of volcanic eruptions usually arrive image-first. This year, spectacular eruptions of Calbuco (Chile), Fuego (Guatemala) and Etna (Italy) have all made it into the end-of-year ‘top tens‘, in glorious multicolour detail. But when was the first photograph taken that captured one instant during a volcanic eruption? And which was the first such photograph to make it into print? One example may be the April 1872 eruption of [...]
Usually, by this time of the year, I'm already on my way to Antarctica. This season, we're leaving for Antarctica a bit later than usual. We won't be heading down for our next field season until February of 2016. (That's usually when we're coming home!)Even though we don't leave for another couple of months, we've still been busy preparing for the field season. I built some equipment that we'll need while we're in the field. You might remember from last season's photos that we built a [...]
While national governments can set goals for combating climate change, many of the decisions that lead to action will come from business leaders. The new Columbia Center for Climate and Life helps them build from a foundation of
Saturn is lost in the Sun’s glare this month. Mercury briefly appears in the evening sky in the last two weeks of December and in early January. Look low in the west-southwest during twilight, just over the point of sunset, … Continue reading