Monday, August 11, 2008

Spliced feed for The Science Network

Spliced feed for The Science Network

Sciencebase Science Portal [Sciencebase Science Blog]

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 07:00 AM CDT

Sciencebase isn’t just a blog, oh no, it’s a vast empire. A huge hulk of a beast with many arms, various outposts, and more to the point lots of pages that you may not have spotted if you only watch the site via the free-to-grab newsfeed. So, in an effort to tame the hulk, here are a few links to other sections of Sciencebase that may be of interest:

Watch with Sciencebase - As the name would suggest this is the site’s video section, lots of science videos here, including links to many more and at the moment featuring the inimitable Martyn Poliakoff playing with his dog chews.

Learn with Sciencebase - Resources for younger readers in education, including downloadable science projects, chemistry homework help. - Also does what it says on the tin, bringing you the latest science and space headlines direct from National Geographic

Science Extra - This microblogging section is a space where you can catch up on some of the odder science stories or get my take, in as few words as possible, on some of the breaking science news.

Sciencebase Reading List - This page is offsite, but very much part of Sciencebase, flagging up papers, articles, posts, and other stuff of interest - everything from science geekery and tech news to blogging and browsing tips and tricks.

Social Media - Speaking of offsite resources, there are a whole load of places you can connect with Sciencebase across the blogosphere, through social bookmarking sites, and in social networking hangouts. Here are a few LinkedIn, StumbleUpon, Facebook, Plurk, Sciencebase Flickr photos, FriendFeed.


Sciencebase Science Portal

Perseid meteors before dawn August 12 and 13 [Earth & Sky Podcast]

Posted: 11 Aug 2008 04:08 AM CDT

Monday, August 11, 2008. You should see the most Perseid meteors tomorrow morning, and Wednesday morning. But predicting the time of a meteor shower’s peak and its intensity is as much art as science.

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Astronomers find lightest ‘failed stars’ yet [Earth & Sky Podcast]

Posted: 10 Aug 2008 04:08 AM CDT

Astronomer Michael Liu talks about the most lightweight stellar objects found outside our solar system. It's a pair of brown dwarfs – sometimes called 'failed stars' because they lack enough mass to sustain the nuclear reactions that let stars like our sun light up.

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Obesity is ‘crisis’ in children, says expert [Earth & Sky Podcast]

Posted: 09 Aug 2008 04:08 AM CDT

According to the CDCP, 16 percent of U.S. children (over 9 million) between the ages of 6 and 19 are overweight or obese. Christina Economos studies childhood obsesity, and she says the problem is getting worse.

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