Aug 25, 2013
Tonight’s Virtual Star Party is now live! Joining us tonight is Gary Gonnella, David Dickinson, Mark Behrendt and Thad Szabo sharing their views and talking all things astronomy!
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
Posted by Buddhini 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 articles can be found here. The Fourth Hallmark of Cancer is defined as “Limitless Replicative...Read More
Posted by Scott Lewis on 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...Read More
Posted by Buddhini on 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...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
Aug 24, 2013
No neuron is an island. It comes as no surprise that the cells that are responsible for something as profound as our thoughts, feelings and movements require a lot of support and nurture. Neurons are supported and protected by cells known as ‘glial cells’. Glial cells have many functions, including but not limited to helping maintain a constant...
Aug 13, 2013
Earlier, the Office of Public Outreach team from the Space Telescope Science Institute held another Hubble Hangout to discuss what are the Greatest Images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. Alberto Conti, Tony Darnell and I were the hosts, along with an all-star collection of guests to share their favorites with the world....
Aug 12, 2013
It’s already the 33rd week of 2013, and we have not one, but two Hubble Hangouts this week! Hubble Hangouts are Google+ Events created by the Hubble Space Telescope outreach team from the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Maryland. These live events are broadcast video conferences where the audience can interact with the hosts and guests on...
Aug 12, 2013
An explanation of how scientists are able to create designer animals with bits of their genetic code removed. This technique was developed in mice, and the mice are known as ‘knockout mice’. The technique has become invaluable in the life sciences that the discoverers were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2007.
Aug 4, 2013
“Yay! It’s finally done, your flights are booked!” I exclaimed over a Google+ Hangout with Scott Lewis. “Now we plan what we will do during your time here…Oooh we have to go up to Mauna Kea!” We both grinned excitedly at each other. This was an adventure that Scott and I had been planning ever since his visit to Hawaii was...
Aug 4, 2013
The airlines had messed up and my flight was cancelled, leaving me with two more days until I could return home. Though I wasn’t really looking forward to going back to Los Angeles, I had not expected this turn of events to put me in a place where I would trek 12 kilometers in order to pull lava out from the Earth. I finish packing up my backpack....