Amusing News Aliquots

Silly samplings from this week’s science news, compiled by Bethany Halford and Lauren Wolf. MIT’s latest hack—that’s prank to all you landlubbers—might be the coolest yet. Students rigged the windows of a building to play Tetris. [PCWorld] With all the other stuff we’ve been sending into space, it’s about time someone sent a rubber chicken there. [CNET] Enormous bunny rabbits with big, pointy teeth once roamed the Earth. Were...

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Top Five Science Communication Tips From NASA’s FameLab
Mar12

Top Five Science Communication Tips From NASA’s FameLab

Still prepping your video audition for that PBS chemistry show hosting gig? Then you might want to glean some tips from an ongoing NASA competition. It’s the NASA Astrobiology FameLab, and it’s essentially a search for the next Carl Sagan. FameLab, founded in the U.K. in 2005, is all about the power of words to get the public and stakeholders excited about science. No slides, no graphs allowed in your short presentation....

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Smelling The Moon
Dec14

Smelling The Moon

Many a space-obsessed kid has dreamed of rocketing off to the moon, seeing Earth from the moon, perhaps even touching the lunar surface. But smelling the moon? That’s less likely to be on the to-do list. Still, the folks who designed the American Museum of Natural History’s “Beyond Planet Earth” exhibit are betting that moon fans will at least be curious. The exhibit hall is dimly lit, perhaps for dramatic...

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