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Stories by Rose Eveleth

TED Education Wants Your Help Bringing Cool Science to the Classroom

At TED Education, we're obsessed with learning. Whether it's about the history of the cell theory, or how to write a slam poem. And since I happen to be obsessed with science, I have a particularly fond place in my heart for our science lessons.

April 23, 2013 — Rose Eveleth

We're in Iceland - thanks for traveling with us!

Whoa, we are in Iceland. Our thirty days at sea are over. This is the sappy wrap up post, so I'll try to keep the poetic waxing to a minimum.In the last 30 days, the scientists aboard the R/V Knorr have woken up early, gone to bed late, collected data, fought about which condiments were superior, eaten (a lot), sampled, sequenced, read, broke, fixed and finagled.

July 14, 2012 — Rose Eveleth

You wanted to know: who are these scientists?

For the past few days we've covered some of the scientists on board through their PI's: Kay Bidle, Jack DiTullio and Rachel, Petey and Jacob, Marco Coolen and Cherel, Anna Martins, Assaf and his gang.

July 13, 2012 — Rose Eveleth

You wanted to know: who are these scientists? Introducing: Marco Coolen

There are two really cool things about this research cruise: time and scale. The researchers are going from satellite images taken from far above the Earth, all the way down to the lipids and proteins found within individual Ehux cells, bridging a huge range of scales.

July 9, 2012 — Rose Eveleth

A graphical representation of the cruise so far

One of the scientists on board, Chris Brown, visualized the relationship between Ehux and ship morale. The top there is real data, so you can see just how big the spike was in Ehux concentration in our new spot.

July 3, 2012 — Rose Eveleth

How to stay sane on a ship in the middle of the ocean

The Knorr is a big ship as far as research vessels go - but there's still no getting around the fact that you're in a little metal box in the middle of the ocean with 49 other people for a month.

July 2, 2012 — Rose Eveleth