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Tue, 2018-04-03 10:26
La grieta, que tiene hasta 50 pies de profundidad y 65 pies de ancho, ocasionó daños en una carretera principal y destruyó hogares.
Tue, 2018-04-03 09:06
Announcing the 29 university teams selected to compete in the third annual Cyber Defense Competition (CDC), taking place April 6–7, 2018.
Mon, 2018-04-02 16:40
April 10: Award-winning author and curator Lance Grande will give a deeper understanding of the critical role of curators and how fossils, gems, and other natural objects are found. Moderated by paleontologist and Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Kirk Johnson. https://s.si.edu/2pZOGqA April 16: From the Hope Diamond to the Blue Flame, geologist Jeffrey Post will give a talk on the science behind the world’s blue natural wonders, and bring out some of the gems and minerals from NMNH’s collection. https://s.si.edu/2pXF9Bi
Mon, 2018-04-02 11:00
Astronomers using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope have found the most distant star ever discovered. The hot blue star existed only 4.4 billion years after the Big Bang. This discovery provides new insight into the formation and evolution of stars in the early Universe, the constituents of galaxy clusters and also on the nature of dark matter.
Sun, 2018-04-01 03:04
Do you tend to favor people who look like you? Do you make judgments without understanding why? Questions like these are the subject of research by Carlee Beth Hawkins, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Illinois at Springfield and researcher with Harvard University’s Project Implicit, an international organization studying attitudes, thoughts and feelings held outside conscious awareness and control. (Originally published in AAPG EXPLORER April 2018 issue.) More...
Fri, 2018-03-30 13:44
Director Nigel Lockyer of Fermilab shares the programs he's most proud of at Fermilab that shape and inspire the next STEM generation.
Fri, 2018-03-30 06:00
“I can be a very blunt object,” says Emily Pidgeon, describing how she moves through the world and how she approaches her work. Her Australian accent, drawling yet punctuated, rises above the din of the lunch crowd at a café. She pauses a moment, and declares herself a larrikin. “Do you know that word, larrikin?” She explains that Australians have a larrikin culture — they’re troublemakers, but in a good way. “We have a healthy disrespect for authority,” she says, sipping her tea. Read more
Thu, 2018-03-29 15:52
For this month’s paleo-interview, we’re pleased to talk with paleontologist and paleontological educator Ashley Hall of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. Ashley Hall, paleontologist and science educator with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. (Tyrannosaur tooth for scale.) Hello, Ms. Hall! Please tell us about your background in paleontology and how paleontology became a part of your daily life. Thanks for the interview! My name is Ashley Hall, and I am the Adult Programs Coordinator at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. From age four, paleontology has been a never-ending passion. I have a non-traditional background in paleontology (if there is such a thing!) as I came from the field of anthropology—the study of humanity, our culture, and our evolution. I wanted badly to be a paleontologist, but my school did not have a program at the time, so I studied paleontology by piecing courses together. I signed up for several individual earth science and geology...
Thu, 2018-03-29 13:42
The fourth woman from the Manhattan Project we're highlighting this Women's History Month is Floy Agnes Lee.
Thu, 2018-03-29 11:50
via European Space Imaging: "The 40 cm resolution data is available for both standard orders and time-critical rush orders. On average, imagery ordered from the archive in the rush mode takes less than 2 hours to be delivered, and new image collections less than 3 hours, enabling agencies to respond to critical situations in a timely manner." Read the full press release.

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