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April 21, 2014

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12:37 PM | Not Looking Good for Biofuels
I have yet to be convinced that biofuels will be a significant benefit in our attempts to achieve sustainable energy production. Ideally we would run our civilization on energy that does not burn a limited resource or contribute CO2 or other compounds into the atmosphere. Any limited resource will eventually run out, by definition. Further, [...]

April 18, 2014

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5:12 PM | Is Psychology really science? Why, yes it is!
The following is a guest blog post by Tanya Karam, @PsychAllDay on Twitter. In my own research in science and environmental communication, I've recently discovered the importance of human psychology in understanding human processing of scientific information and human behaviors toward the environment. So I asked Tanya to write a blog post about the science of psychology... Enjoy! On the first day of the first psychology class I ever taught, before I was able to get through the syllabus, a […]
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5:12 PM | Is Psychology really science? Why, yes it is!
The following is a guest blog post by Tanya Karam, @PsychAllDay on Twitter. In my own research in science and environmental communication, I've recently discovered the importance of human psychology in understanding human processing of scientific information and human behaviors toward the environment. So I asked Tanya to write a blog post about the science of psychology... Enjoy! On the first day of the first psychology class I ever taught, before I was able to get through the syllabus, a […]
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5:12 PM | Is Psychology really science? Why, yes it is!
The following is a guest blog post by Tanya Karam, @PsychAllDay on Twitter. In my own research in science and environmental communication, I've recently discovered the importance of human psychology in understanding human processing of scientific information and human behaviors toward the environment. So I asked Tanya to write a blog post about the science of psychology... Enjoy! On the first day of the first psychology class I ever taught, before I was able to get through the syllabus, a […]

April 14, 2014

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11:56 AM | Navy Process to Make Fuel from Seawater
Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) announced that they have successfully tested a process to convert seawater into jet fuel. They can extract CO2 both dissolved and bound from the water as a source of carbon, and can extract H2 through electrolysis. They then convert the CO2 and hydrogen into long chain hydrocarbons: [...]

April 08, 2014

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4:57 AM | Teaching Science Socially: It’s (Not That) Complicated
In her book It’s Complicated, Danah Boyd (@zephoria on Twitter) dispels many of the myths and misconceptions that parents, educators and journalists today perpetuate when it comes to teens’ use of social media. Teens are “addicted” to gadgetry for its own sake. Teens are “digital natives” adept at navigating virtual spaces and online information. Teens today don’t care about their online privacy. According to Boyd, these are just some examples of myths […]
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4:57 AM | Teaching Science Socially: It’s (Not That) Complicated
In her book It’s Complicated, Danah Boyd (@zephoria on Twitter) dispels many of the myths and misconceptions that parents, educators and journalists today perpetuate when it comes to teens’ use of social media. Teens are “addicted” to gadgetry for its own sake. Teens are “digital natives” adept at navigating virtual spaces and online information. Teens today don’t care about their online privacy. According to Boyd, these are just some examples of myths […]
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4:57 AM | Teaching Science Socially: It’s (Not That) Complicated
In her book It’s Complicated, Danah Boyd (@zephoria on Twitter) dispels many of the myths and misconceptions that parents, educators and journalists today perpetuate when it comes to teens’ use of social media. Teens are “addicted” to gadgetry for its own sake. Teens are “digital natives” adept at navigating virtual spaces and online information. Teens today don’t care about their online privacy. According to Boyd, these are just some examples of myths […]

April 07, 2014

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5:10 PM | The Anthropomorphism High Horse
I rarely read a piece of scientific journalism and think “what absolute tosh”, in part because I tend not to use the word ‘tosh’ and in part because I know that science journalism involves digesting and reconfirming a complex idea. … Continue reading →

March 28, 2014

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12:25 PM | Synthetic Yeast
Synthetic biology is an emerging field with incredible potential. The idea is to build genomes from the ground up. Craig Venter made the first breakthrough in synthetic biology four years ago when his team created the first artificial bacterial genome. Now another team has made similar progress with yeast, which is eukaryotic (meaning the cells [...]
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11:00 AM | Polar Week 6: Profiles from the Arctic – the making of a web documentary
GUEST POST by Katriina O’Kane APECS member and independent film-maker Last summer, my colleague Evan Hall and I travelled to the Polar Continental Shelf Program (PCSP) base in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. Located in one of the northernmost villages in Canada, PCSP is the main research logistics centre in the Canadian high Arctic. The PCSP coordinates flights, ships supplies and hosts researchers who work throughout Canada’s northern archipelago. Despite being trained as a scientist, I […]

March 23, 2014

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8:14 PM | What is evolution?
Originally posted on paleophile:Evolution is a phenomenon. A phenomenon is an occurrence, a circumstance, or a fact that is perceptible by the senses (Source: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/phenomenon, accessed Sept. 17, 2012). What humans perceive is that populations of living organisms have changed and are changing over time. “The theory of evolution” is shorthand for the set…
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