Posts treating: "science"
Saturday, 28 November 2015
This is fun speculation, the good part about science that never gets outside the ivory walls. We used to call this 'corridor talk' or 'beer gab'. Such talk is the heart and soul of science, and it has been killed by the PR department, and the need to be 'never wrong'. Canada is talking about pouring billions into science, money we don't have, but it will be wasted if it goes down
I finally have an Okie who reads my stuff. I can't feel so detached and call them dumb as dirt. They are living, breathing dumb people. :) So far all the big 6-ish earthquakes have had their barrels pointed away from the people, but that won't last.
I think the media will now go 'the other way', casting horrible irrational fear for big bucks. Poor Okies, they threw away
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We just love Earth Science Week, as do the students that come participate in our UGS activities. Here is a wonderful write up on Kearns-Saint Ann School Earth Science Week outing at the UGS a few weeks ago. icatholic.org The 1st-, 2nd- and 3rd-graders from Kearns-Saint Ann School recently took a field trip to the
Professor Roberto Greco from the Institute of Geosciences, Campinas State University, Brazil, has sent the following report:-
Earth Learning Idea workhops have reached the heart of the Amazon forest! In this very special environmental so far from everywhere, where the huge Amazon River crosses the country, how can Earth Science be taught in an interesting, engaging way? We decided to present
There is more from Science on climate, and Climate Central folks have a good summary of some new research regarding the big melt in
Current Master of Science in Sustainability Management student Jocelyn Gan is a Programs Associate at Building Energy Exchange. In this role, Jocelyn manages the Daylight Hour social media campaign, an event that encourages businesses to shut off the lights for one hour and utilize natural sunlight to bring awareness to electricity use and to lower businesses carbon
Through the month of October, Houston Museum of Natural Science Marketing put together an all-out campaign to prep for Halloween, and we had a blast doing it. On Instagram, we took our creepiest skeletons, screened them through a black and … Continue reading
Master of Science in Sustainability Management professor Kitty Kay Chan was drawn to the program because she felt the curriculum’s interdisciplinary learning environment was the perfect catalyst for future sustainability managers to affect real change. As the instructor for Economics of Sustainability Management, Kitty teaches the economic theoretical frameworks and analytical techniques that students need in order to implement sustainable
All politics is local
All science is political
I finally concede that the Scientific Method (sm) is dead and we should bury it. The last great sm-er was J. Tuzo Wilson, and he regularly gloried in all times he was wrong. For him, it was a journey.
We now live in a world where you can never admit you were wrong. Except for the start-ups in Palo Alto, where business failure is a badge
This year we’ve seen a rash of negative publicity about “deadly” spiders hitchhiking in fruit from Central and South America, causing arachnophobes everywhere to, well, be super paranoid! In fact, spiders have not fared well in the media at all this … Continue reading
Once again, in a boring week, water-drain earthquakes rule the world. I have developed my hypothesis by combining rock mechanics with seismology. Nobody else does this, since the world is too specialized, and everybody in science depends on hand-to-mouth political funding. That's sad.
For myself, I have elevated it to a theory which has been proven time and time again. I can be
Student William Abi Abdallah is no stranger to the challenges that face sustainability professionals, but he believes that the courses he has taken in the Master of Science in Sustainability Management program have been exceptional preparation, particularly with regard to being able to speak the language of
Posted at the request of Giorgos. Seems sane enough to me and I've already participated as a blogger. Further enquiries direct to him please.
My name is Giorgos Zoukas and I am a second-year PhD student in Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS, http://www.stis.ed.ac.uk/) at the University of Edinburgh (http://www.ed.ac.uk/home). This guest post is an invitation to
Just before the start of Earth Science Week 2015, we announced the results of our 100 Great Geosites photo competition – 13 images which form a 2016 calendar now on sale at the Society! Last night, … Continue reading
Earth Science Week 2015 is already underway, and as per tradition, we will be hosting #askageologist sessions on twitter every day with five brilliant scientists. All you have to do is use the hashtag to ask them … Continue reading
One thing that's been taking up an inordinate amount of my time lately is the suspense about whether I'll be allowed to do my job (aka the Congressional budget process). As a postdoc on a limited-term position at the USGS, I lose valuable time if the government shuts down, and I don't get it back. The same is true of any employee, but it's especially rough on the ones who are working on fixed-duration projects or term
Earth Science Week is in full swing at the Utah Geological Survey this week. Who else has Earth Science Week