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.
Posted by Scott Lewis on Apr 22, 2014
Today is Earth Day, a celebration of our home planet and a reminder for everyone to try to change behaviors and become more concerned about the sustainability of our planet’s resources. One of the initiatives for Earth Day was put on by NASA, where people could snap photographs of...Read More
Posted by Buddhini 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 recipient of SciFund 3, Jarrett Byrnes & Anthony Salvagno from SciFund. We talked about traditional funding, and...Read More
Posted by Scott Lewis 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 “The Year In Astronomy” YouTube Live Event on 27 December at 8 p.m. EST. We’ll look back...Read More
Posted by Scott Lewis on 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...Read More
Posted by Scott Lewis on 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,...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More
Oct 13, 2013
On 13 & 14 October, The Space Telescope Science Institute will host a workshop dedicated to the Orion Nebula. Talks and smaller presentations will discuss everything the wealth of ground-based and Hubble observations have taught us about this famous landmark in the sky. Tony Darnell and Scott Lewis will host a Google+ Hangout On Air event while a set of...
Sep 27, 2013
This article originally appeared on the Scientific American Guest Blog. The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten underlying principles shared by all cancers. You can read the first Hallmark of Cancer article here. The Second Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Insensitivity to Antigrowth Signals”. Before I explain how failure to respond to antigrowth signals...
Sep 18, 2013
In this week’s episode of Space Fan News, we talk about the exciting news of Voyager I entering interstellar space and learn about the new three-dimensional model of the interior of our Milky Way Galaxy. Here are the links for this week’s news stories: Voyager 1 in interstellar space...
Sep 4, 2013
When we think of improper fractions, examples like 4/3 or 19/5 come to mind, where numerator is larger than the denominator, making it a bit “top heavy”. There’s another fraction that gets a lot of attention in the academic circles. This fraction is either praised as a gold standard of success or treated as improper with a different...
Aug 30, 2013
The Hallmarks of Cancer are ten anti-cancer defense mechanisms that are hardwired into our cells, that must be breached by a cell on the path towards cancer. The First Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Self-Sufficiency in Growth Signals”. What does this mean? Before I explain how growth signals are intimately involved in the development of cancer,...
Aug 25, 2013
In 2002, Robert Weinberg and Douglas Hanahan published a review article in the journal Cell titled “The Hallmarks of Cancer”. It was a seminal paper in every sense of the word; downloaded 20,000 times a year between 2004 and 2007, with over 15,000 citations in other research papers. Why is this paper so important? Cancer, as we know by now, is an...