(English intro to Spanish lang post) We review some stories about science policy in Latin America: The director of Colciencias (Colombia) was forced to resign after publicly urging colombian scientists to march against the funding cuts announced by the government. In Venezuela, hundreds of researchers and university professors left the country during the last few years, leaving Universities with a serious need of qualified teachers. A recent analysis from a Stanford researcher shows that many
The disastrous March 22 landslide that killed 43 people in the rural Washington state community of Oso involved the "remobilization" of a 2006 landslide on the same hillside, a new federally sponsored geological study concludes.
Whoopsie doodle! Forgot to publish the leftover links from the weekend. My bad. I don’t like the idea of being eaten by a shark. I like to swim in the ocean, and I think much more about sharks than anyone should. I really resent the fact that my oceangoing experiences are ruined by ‘Jaws.’ ~David… Source: Doubtful News