Heather is a science writer and the previous features editor of Science & Spirit journal and Science & Theology Information. Utilizing the atomic-scale quantum defects in diamonds known as nitrogen-emptiness centers to detect the magnetic field generated by neural alerts, scientists working in the lab of Ronald Walsworth, a school member in Harvard’s Middle for Brain Science and Physics Department, demonstrated a noninvasive approach that can show the activity of neurons.
So, to step into the world of science is to step into years/many years/centuries of disputes, controversies, unfamiliar habits, power-performs, strange politics and numerous different things that manifest in science articles and will befuddle the unwary reader.
This special 6-web page version covers some of the largest science stories of 2013: Voyager 1 left the Solar System and is now touring in the uncharted territory of interstellar space; scientists discovered several new and interesting species of plants and animals; a 7.7 magnitude earthquake caused a new island to form off the coast of Pakistan; a meteor exploded over Russia; and probably the most powerful land-primarily based telescope turned operational in Chile.
AU Biology alumna Amanda Kriner not too long ago facilitated a Venture WILD workshop on insects with Jamey Emmert from the Ohio Division of Pure Assets Amanda is a graduate of our Environmental Science Program and the volunteer coordinator for the Richland County Park District, which manages the Gorman Nature Middle in Mansfield, Ohio.
A couple weekends again I had the pleasure & good fortune to attend the Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science ( COPUS ) UnConference on science communication Yes, the exact same COPUS that co-sponsored the 2009 Zine-a-thon and of which I am a member ever since.