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Jun
19
2016

10 Ways Scientists Dominate Social Media (Especially Twit...

More and more scientists are engaging in social media to connect directly with people who admire and can fund their research. Most of them use industry-specific platforms like ResearchGate and Academia.edu, but many of them are coming to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and the rest. Science journal Nature surveyed researchers last May to understand their preferences. They discovered that not all scientists are familiar with all social media platforms - or use them equally: Credit: Richard Van Read more...

Jun
18
2016

This Week In Physics: June 18

Astronomers Find Largest Planet Yet Around a Double-Star System Using data from NASA's Kepler Space Telescope, a team of astronomers led by scientists from NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland and San Diego State University (SDSU) in California, have found the largest ever circumbinary planet. Circumbinary planets, which orbit two stars, are also referred to as "Tatooine" planets, a reference to the world that is Luke Skywalker's home in Star Wars. This newly-discovered Read more...

Jun
5
2016

9 YouTube Channels That'll Make You Smarter

While you can watch a television show to learn something smart, you might not always have the time. With summer approaching and outdoor activities on the horizon, you need to maximize your limited viewing time. Why not spend the summer getting smarter with YouTube? Here are our picks for the 9 smartest channels on YouTube: AsapSCIENCE Need a quick answer to a science question? AsapSCIENCE has it. Calling itself “your weekly dose of fun and interesting science,” creators Mitchell Read more...

May
8
2016

Jennifer Lopez Really Wants to Save the World with Tech

Jennifer Lopez is a tech dynamo.  When she’s not getting cutting-edge technology to the International Space Station, she’s advocating for better technology, access to that technology, and women in STEM. She’s a tech-focused philanthropist with a mission to make the world better through technology. We spoke with her to find out what she’s doing to help educate the public, how she’s helping women in STEM, and why she believes tech is the best tool to save the Read more...

Apr
24
2016

Wanna Work in Space? This is Where You Absolutely Need to Go

Space is for everyone - and you don’t have to work for NASA to get there. Many private companies are investing in space technologies from flight to satellites now, and they’re open to people like you. If you’re interested in building a career in space tech, these are the conferences you need to visit. Credit: Space Frontier Foundation/Flickr NewSpace Conference "The new space race is here - this time not between countries but between companies. We're on the cusp of a Read more...

Apr
10
2016

Look Up At The Sky With the World for Global Astronomy Month

We all share the same sky. Regardless of who we are, where we live, or what we believe, we can all look up and experience the same wonder about our place in the universe. Or, as Mike Simmons puts it, “When we look at the sky, we look at the sky together. We're not looking at mountains that are similar but different. We're looking at Jupiter - and it's the same Jupiter.” That shared perspective makes astronomy a global unifier. Reminding people of that connection is what Global Read more...

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