As 2015 comes to a close, here’s a round-up of some of the biggest news stories.
This week’s news stories primarily regard the #BlackLivesMatter movement, science-y bits, and a splash of book news thrown in. Let’s get started, friends.
Happy Friday, everyone. Lots to cover this week with everything from 2015 Emmy nominations to new birth control laws to Pluto finally getting its close-up. Let’s get started:
As always, here’s the weekly recap of the news both good and bad.
The Ripe and the Ruin
Last Thursday, Anchorage, Alaska, experienced a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the city’s buildings and residents. As a native Ohioan, it took me a moment to figure out what was happening and how to react.
Science News: 12/20/13
It’s time for one last quick dose of science news before the holidays.
Hello fellow unicorns. I hope the weekend was good for you. In my hometown, the high is still 90° F, but there is a cold front expected so it should bring the temperature down to 80°! Break out the scarves and the apple cider!
Hello readers! I’m up in New England this weekend visiting my sister and brother-in-law. I’ve been to Mystic, CT and taken a picture of the sign at that famous pizza place from that one movie (Persephoneers of a certain age will get the reference.) I’ve also eaten some amazing seafood. Anyway, this week’s edition will […]
Science News: 7/26/13
So much science news, so little time! The last three weeks have brought us a lot of cool stories about space, dinosaurs, and the rest of the scientific world. Plus, there’s a special treat at the end for my fellow Neil deGrasse Tyson and Carl Sagan lovers.
End of the Week News: Ah Yes, the End
Welcome back, welcome back. Here we are for another roundabout recap of all the news that proves that everything is absolutely rational and you just might need to put your big girl pants on.
Well as far as US news was concerned, it’s been a hell of week. Like literally from hell.
Citizen Science: How You Can Get Involved
Reading about science is fun, but there are surprisingly many ways to get involved in scientific research projects and help further our understanding of the world around us. Some of them don’t even require you to get off the couch! Here’s a selection of some of the more interesting ones I’ve found, along with other […]
Science News: 11/13/12
Science news is having a total eclipse of the sun today, along with some really smart animals and an awesome gif of the solar system.
On April 6, 2009, an earthquake occurred near L’Aquila, the capital of Italy’s Abruzzo region. Around 300 people died, with many more injured or left homeless. The earthquake destroyed the town, and its effects are still starkly visible today. On October 22nd, six scientists and a government official were sentenced to six years in prison […]
What the Frak is the Deal with Fracking?
Hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” as it’s more commonly called, has become the topic of heated debates in recent years. Its proponents claim that it’s a totally safe and necessary process that will help with energy independence and boost local economies by providing jobs. Its detractors fear environmental and ecological disaster if fracking is allowed to […]