Source: A. Bachar They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” As cliche as it is, that phrase could not resonate more clearly for this visual learner than when I am flipping through a 10 lb. biology textbook full of thousands of words. I can read through pages and pages describing some ecological process . . . → Read More: From coast to canvas: The art of biological illustration
COMPASS recently published a commentary in PLOS Biology on the journey from science outreach to meaningful engagement. This post attempts to synthesize a series of reactions, reflections, and personal experiences that followed with the hope to expand the conversation. Read the summary post here, or track the conversation by searching for #reachingoutsci Image courtesy of . . . → Read More: Outreach, the academic formula, and the need for critical examination
That’s pretty much the first question I ask myself when starting any sea beastie dissection. Sadly, I have yet to encounter a cream-filled critter, but I guess this is what happens when you shut down Hostess. Yep. I’m still bitter. It leads to a most-intriguing second question though…If not cream filling, what IS inside the . . . → Read More: Where’s the cream filling?
1.01 billion users. Damn…that Zuckerberg guy really hit gold with the whole “Facebook” thing didn’t he? Source: Wikimedia Commons What is it about Facebook though? What makes it so enticing that over one-seventh of the global populace decided to jump on the social media bandwagon? Oddly enough, I think the answer is quite . . . → Read More: The Environmental (Dis)Connection
What happens when non-scientists continually distort the facts on climate change? Climate scientists fight back with this amazing angry rap video! Featuring real climate scientists talking about real science. They even rap about peer review. And they even call out other scientists for letting others put words in their mouth. I heart this SO HARD. . . . → Read More: Hell yeah! “I’m a climate scientist” An epic rap.
I know, its Friday. You’re probably staring at the the clock, or worse, stalking people on Facebook. Today, instead of passing on a viral video or irreverent internet meme, I’m going to encourage you to procrastinate FOR SCIENCE! Sci Starter is a directory of citizen science projects around the world – scientists are looking for . . . → Read More: TGIF: Procrastinate, watch deep-sea videos, help science!
This is a guest post from Sam Musher. Sam is a middle school librarian and children’s lit blogger. A steady diet of post-apocalyptic fiction made her an environmentalist at a tender age. (She’s pretty sure we’re all doomed.) Having known her almost that long, I can confirm that she has, as her blog claims, been . . . → Read More: Guest post: The March…OF SCIENCE
From now until Mid-November help the Deep Sea News team raise money for ocean-themed K-12 classroom projects with Donor’s Choose! Just click on our donation page and choose one of the great educational projects we are supporting. Help kids develop a life-long love and passion for the oceans! . . . → Read More: Dive Into Education With Deep Sea News!