Science & Technology

Neil Armstrong’s Lunar Heartbeat Is A Strong, Smooth Bass Line For This John Lennon Cover

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By Cate Matthews Who knew Neil Armstrong’s heartbeat would make such a smooth bass line? On July 20th, 1969, the astronaut became the first person to set foot on the moon, and uttered these famous words: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Armstrong spent two-and-a-half hours exploring the lunar surface,…

Why We Procrastinate

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By Farah Mohamed Want to hear my favorite procrastination joke? I’ll tell you later. Piers Steel, a psychologist at the University of Calgary, has saved up countless such lines while researching the nature of procrastination. Formerly a terrible procrastinator himself, he figures a dose of humor can’t hurt. It’s certainly better than continually building [READ…

Calling for a Debate Over Pluto’s Nature

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By David J. Eicher As the editor of Astronomy magazine, I am calling for an open and public debate over the planetary status of Pluto, which was notoriously changed in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Editors of the magazine are volunteering to host such a public debate, and to involve readers of [READ…

Calling for a Debate Over Pluto’s Nature

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By David J. Eicher As the editor of Astronomy magazine, I am calling for an open and public debate over the planetary status of Pluto, which was notoriously changed in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Editors of the magazine are volunteering to host such a public debate, and to involve readers of [READ…

Calling for a Debate Over Pluto’s Nature

By David J. Eicher As the editor of Astronomy magazine, I am calling for an open and public debate over the planetary status of Pluto, which was notoriously changed in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Editors of the magazine are volunteering to host such a public debate, and to involve readers of [READ…

Calling for a Debate Over Pluto’s Nature

By David J. Eicher As the editor of Astronomy magazine, I am calling for an open and public debate over the planetary status of Pluto, which was notoriously changed in 2006 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). Editors of the magazine are volunteering to host such a public debate, and to involve readers of [READ…

Study: To Cut Down On Environmental Impact, Eat Less Beef

By Katherine Boehrer A new study on the environmental burdens of beef, pork, chicken, eggs, dairy and plant products finds that beef is by far the worst offender. According to the study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a prominent scientific journal, beef production releases five times the [READ MORE HERE]…

Rewriting the Innovation Code for Latinas in Technology

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By Angélica Pérez-Litwin, PhD In preparation for the upcoming Latinas Think Big Innovation Summit this October, at Google’s campus in Silicon Valley, I have been on a quest to identify Latinas around the country who are innovating in technology and across STEM fields. I admit I stepped into this search with some trepidation [READ MORE…