(Every day until December 25, I’m posting a science-related image and description.) Day 6 Astronomy is mostly about photons — particles of light — and lots of them. Sure, there are astronomical phenomena for which we only capture a small amount of light, but whenever possible researchers like to have large enough numbers of photons […]
Leads are important. You only have one chance to make a first impression. The right lead can make or break a story. Finding the right lead can be maddening. In […]The post Begin the Begin: A celebration of first words appeared first on The Science Writers' Handbook.
Barbies? Yea right. Doll Houses? Please. I was never the little girl who played with mini tea cups and pretended my stuffed animals were my fellow beauty-pageant friends. I was the girl outside shooting Nerf guns at the neighbor boys … Continue reading →
My Dear Readers, Nelson Mandela, the man who fought all his life for liberation, one of the greatest leaders of all time, passed away last night.Now, I realised there's probably not a - adult - soul who hasn't heard of him but what is less known is/was his involvement for the Sciences:He once said that education was "the most powerful weapon with which you can change the world".Mandela lent his name to the creation of a new generation of African Institutes of Science and Technology, seen as
While comfort and other benefits are more immediate, it takes two decades or more for the triple-pane highly insulating windows to pay off financially based on utility-bill savings, according to a report by energy efficiency experts at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Read more »