Astronomy

The Year in Astronomy 2013 Announcement

Posted by on Dec 24, 2013

Boy oh boy has it been an exciting year in space science and astronomy! To celebrate these events and anticipate what will be happening in 2014, Tony Darnell and I will be hosting...

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Biology

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 4 – Limitless Replicative Potential

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013

This post originally appeared on the Scientific American Guest Blog. The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. The previous Hallmark of Cancer...

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Broadcasts

Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Posted by on Jan 3, 2014

Yesterday Scott and I co-hosted our first Hangout on Air for 2014 by joining up with Science on Google+ and SciFund. Joining us was Alisa Woods from Clarkson University, a...

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Open Access

How to Build an Eye – Nature’s Toolkit

Posted by on Jul 24, 2013

I came across a paper today with this fantastic image that I simply had to write about. Its another Open Access paper, published in PLOS Biology. The image shows an eye from a...

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Recent Posts

Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Crowdfunding for Research and the SciFund Challenge

Jan 3, 2014

Yesterday Scott and I co-hosted our first Hangout on Air for 2014 by joining up with Science on Google+ and SciFund. Joining us was Alisa Woods from Clarkson University, a recipient of SciFund 3, Jarrett Byrnes & Anthony Salvagno from SciFund. We talked about traditional funding, and the difficulties involved in obtaining it because of budget cuts, the...

The Year in Astronomy 2013 Announcement

The Year in Astronomy 2013 Announcement

Dec 24, 2013

Boy oh boy has it been an exciting year in space science and astronomy! To celebrate these events and anticipate what will be happening in 2014, Tony Darnell and I will be hosting “The Year In Astronomy” YouTube Live Event on 27 December at 8 p.m. EST. We’ll look back into the calendar to remember the most monumental newsmakers in space of...

Planetary Society Celebrates MAVEN’s Launch

Planetary Society Celebrates MAVEN’s Launch

Nov 20, 2013

This article orginally appeared on Universe Today   If you can’t attend a rocket launch live, the next best thing might be watching it on a big screen, surrounded by fellow space fans. Today, as the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile EvolutioN (MAVEN) spacecraft sat atop an Atlas V rocket at Cape Canaveral, space lovers from southern California collected...

Introducing: Frontier Fields

Introducing: Frontier Fields

Nov 8, 2013

Even though it’s been in service for 23 1/2 years, astronomers are still finding amazing new research to perform with the Hubble Space Telescope. The newest mission is called Frontier Fields and is already under way, doing things that seem only possible in science fiction. You see, astronomers will be pointing the Hubble Space Telescope, the Spitzer Space...

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 4 – Limitless Replicative Potential

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 4 – Limitless Replicative Potential

Oct 20, 2013

This post originally appeared on the Scientific American Guest Blog. The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. The previous Hallmark of Cancer articles can be found here. The Fourth Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Limitless Replicative Potential”. The first three Hallmarks of Cancer explain how independence from...

Hubble Releases New Comet ISON Observations

Hubble Releases New Comet ISON Observations

Oct 17, 2013

Today the Space Telescope Science Institute released new observations of Comet ISON taken with the Hubble Space Telescope. We are hosting a hangout, coinciding with the news release of this data, to discuss these observations and the latest about Comet ISON at 4pm EDT/1pm PDT. * Has ISON gotten brighter? * Is it breaking up? * Is it sprouting jets? * Will it...

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 3 – Evading Apoptosis

The Hallmarks of Cancer: 3 – Evading Apoptosis

Oct 14, 2013

This article originally appeared on the Scientific American Guest Blog. The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. The first and second Hallmark of Cancer articles can be found here and here. The Third Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Evading Apoptosis”. Apoptosis is the opposite of cell growth; it is cell death....

Space Fan News: # 116 NASA Shutdown Update

Space Fan News: # 116 NASA Shutdown Update

Oct 14, 2013

In this edition of Space Fan News, I discuss the effects of the US Government Shutdown on NASA. What missions are still going and what missions have been shut down.