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Il mondo quantistico di Enrico Gazzola, una recensione.

Se le librerie delle nostre città stanno diversificando l’estensione della sezione dedicata alla scienza, così come l’offerta di testi dedicati a smascherare l’inadeguatezza di fondo delle pseudoscienze, un motivo ci sarà. 1,043 more words

Science Communication

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The other day the video clip of TN farmers prostrating reverentially to Kaveri water as it enters their village showed up on my Twtter timeline. It was an incredibly moving clip, especially to a farmer’s son like yours truly. 392 more words

Astronomy

What is plant transformation?

You may have heard plant scientists saying they used “plant transformation” to express a gene within a target plant. But what exactly does this mean? 795 more words

PhD

Taking the ringdown route to understanding the humans of science

What follows is an attempt to process and understand Cassandra Willyard’s post on Last Word on Nothing, about her preferring the humanised stories of science over the stories of the science itself (“Physics writers, this is how you nab the physics haters — human emotion”; my previous post on this is… 1,609 more words

Opinions

What the advances in CRISPR are telling us about the US biology strategy

How comfortable do you feel knowing that there is no group coordinating a national biology strategy in the US, and that a single for-profit company holds a critical mass of intellectual property rights to the future of genomic editing? 123 more words

Science Communication

Congress has a science problem. We can help!

The White House and Congress have lost their way when it comes to science. The congressional committees that craft legislation on these matters do not even have formal designated science advisers. 267 more words

Science Communication

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Well it is that time of year again when the winners of the prestigious wildlife photographer of the year awards are announced.

Having a browse through this year’s winners I notice with a touch of sadness but a good dose of hope just how many of the photos touch on the demise of wildlife and have a conservation message. 280 more words

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