The John Maddox Prize recognises the work of individuals who promote sound science and evidence on a matter of public interest, facing difficulty or hostillity in doing so. Here is a science project idea that is simple and easy and that you child can do himself or herself. That rule is unacceptable and violates laws of logic and grammar,” said planetary scientist David Morrison of the NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, Calif. Having witnessed so much commitment, energy and impact, I am proud to be involved with Sense about Science. While making you choice from among the variety of available science fiction books, always make it a practice to skim through the content.
The thousands would lie in the Kuiper Belt, the ring of planet-like chunks of rock and ice in Pluto’s neighborhoodStern countered by saying that his concept of a definition — one based on the physical, the intrinsic properties of a planet” — is how he defines a planet.
Read the summary of an NAS colloquium to explore research that can improve the effective communication of science to lay audiences. Sense about Science has hugely influenced, helped and improved the relationship between scientists, science and the public. Kids and adults alike are invited to enjoy hands-on science activities every Saturday and Sunday from noon-4 p.m. at the Koshland Science Museum. Join Ira and the Science Friday staff, as well as celebrities and scientists, at the Intrepid Museum on Saturday, October 15.
Science Priorities for a Changing Arctic — The day after the White House hosts its first ministerial on Arctic science, the Academies will hold a public event to reflect on the discussions from the meeting. The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative has announced the recipients of 11 grants awarded to support interdisciplinary projects related to art and science, engineering, and medicine frontier collaborations. Ask for Evidence is our public campaign to help people request for themselves the evidence behind news stories, marketing claims and policies.
It is the epic scope of the science fiction books that attracted me. The books of a specific kind called speculative fiction try to tell today what the world looks like tomorrow. He is selecting the part of the IAU definition that he finds useful, arguing that a planet is anything that orbits a star, doesn’t fuse elements in its core and has enough internal gravity to be nearly round. This science project will also be a great demonstration at a science fair where students need to present their idea and information about why it works. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states to improve science education for all students. Dr. Francine Garrett-Bakelman arrived at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in the middle of the night, ready to get her hands on Scott Kelly’s blood.