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Generation Open: Sneak Peek Into Science’s Future at OpenCon 2014

Generation Open: Sneak Peek Into Science’s Future at OpenCon 2014

“What is your generation going to do? You don’t have a choice. You will make a mark. Will it be the mark of apathy? Or will you make the internet what it could be?” Michael Carroll is a Professor of Law and one of the founders of the Creative Commons...

November 16, 2014 — Hilda Bastian

That Comet? That's You, 4.5 Billion Years Ago

As the European Space Agency’s Philae lander bounced and settled onto the surface of comet 67P/C-G’s crumbly nucleus it wasn’t just space exploration, it was time travel...

November 13, 2014 — Caleb A. Scharf
Kids Coding With Compassion

Kids Coding With Compassion

Source: from “Middle Schoolers Develop App to Help Visually Impaired,” by Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer’s on Voices Credit: Image courtesy of Maggie Bolado From the Department of Inspiring Teenagers, meet the all-female team of six that invented an app to help visually impaired students navigate their schools...

October 21, 2014 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Censorship and Armored Cars, Circa 1914

Censorship and Armored Cars, Circa 1914

This Week in World War I: October 17, 1914 The cover wrap of the issue has a painting of an armored car, charging into—surely not running away from!—some battle, gun blazing...

October 17, 2014 — Dan Schlenoff
Culture Dish: Promoting Diversity in Science Writing

Culture Dish: Promoting Diversity in Science Writing

The most persistent — and infuriating — question about diversity in science writing has to be: "Why do we need diversity?" Sometimes that question is followed by this: "Isn't science color-blind?" To answer that second question first — no, science is most definitely not color-blind, any more than history or politics or literature is color-blind...

October 15, 2014 — Apoorva Mandavilli & Nidhi Subbaraman
Under the Deep Sea (A Little Mermaid Parody)

Under the Deep Sea (A Little Mermaid Parody)

Those of you following this blog know that I love me a great science music video parody. This awesome one from College Humor does not disappoint!

September 18, 2014 — Carin Bondar
Will Solar Float to the Rescue in Japan?

Will Solar Float to the Rescue in Japan?

Land-constraints and a massive nuclear shutdown have intensified the debate over where to put new electricity generation capacity in Japan.

September 15, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Welcome to Texas – America’s energy storage laboratory

Welcome to Texas – America’s energy storage laboratory

Texas is well-known as the home of the oil and gas industry. Over the last decade it has also become the nation’s wind power leader. Today, it is poised to be America’s testbed for energy storage technologies...

June 23, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Why is the grass always greener on social media?

Why is the grass always greener on social media?

Are you on social media? I’m willing to bet you’re on at least one channel (and it’s probably Facebook). In December 2013, 73% of adults online were using a social networking site of some sort...

July 23, 2014 — Krystal D'Costa
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Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Dwindling Supply. Increasing Demand.

Solving the Water Crisis