Upcoming Talks: Science Communication at a Crossroads
Readers in DC, New York City, and several other locations may be interested in turning out for talks I will be giving over the coming months. Details on dates, sponsors, and locations are below (the last still pending).
Science Communication Re-Considered: Key Issues for 2009 and Beyond
Monday, Nov. 17, 6pm
1200 New York Ave., NW
*For DC science policy community, RSVP here.
Communicating Science in a Changing World
Thurs, Dec. 4, 7pm
New York Academy of Sciences
Free to the public
Science Communication at a Crossroads
Thurs. Feb. 5, 2009
Science, Technology, and Society Lecture Series
Virginia Commonwealth University
Reporting on Climate Change: The Media and Public Understanding
Tues. Feb. 10
American Museum of Natural History, New York City
With Bud Ward of Yale Climate Forum, Andrew Revkin of the NY Times, Bill Blakemore of ABC News, and Diane Hawkins-Cox of CNN.
Annual Picard Lecture
March (date pending)
Health Law Institute
University of Alberta, Canada
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A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
Eight-dimensional octonions may hold the clues to solve fundamental mysteries.
- Physicists discover complex numbers called octonions that work in 8 dimensions.
- The numbers have been found linked to fundamental forces of reality.
- Understanding octonions can lead to a new model of physics.
It's one factor that can help explain the religiosity gap.
- Sociologists have long observed a gap between the religiosity of men and women.
- A recent study used data from several national surveys to compare religiosity, risk-taking preferences and demographic information among more than 20,000 American adolescents.
- The results suggest that risk-taking preferences might partly explain the gender differences in religiosity.
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