Science Doesn’t Sleep (4.3.08)


April 3, 2008
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So here’s what went down since you logged off.

NASA scientists have captured video of an event that emphasizes our own human puniness like almost nothing else could – a solar tsunami “hurtling through the Sun’s atmosphere at over a million kilometers per hour.” That’s right – a tsunami of fire that covers almost the entire surface of the sun. Yikes.

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Attention Starbucks fanatics and chocolate fiends – stop feeling guilty about your caffeine jones. Turns out, you’re protecting your brain.

A small Swedish town has become an environmental role model – calling on citizens to evenutally reduce their fossil fuel consumption to zero.

This is very exciting – New York announced that it would be hosting a World Science Festival. However, the announcement itself was slightly bizarre, as it was made by (emphasis mine) “ a panel of university presidents, Schools Chancellor Joel I. Klein of New York, the actor Alan Alda, the Columbia physicist Brian Greene and a Muppet…”

After leading with this slightly ridiculous fact, the article goes on to quote Dr. Greene – “This will not be “fun” science, he said, “this is the real thing.”‘ First – “real” science is fun. Stop telling people that it isn’t – or you’ll soon be sorely lacking in festival attendees. And second – I’m sorry, you’re sitting next to a muppet. I’m pretty sure it’s going to be fun.

Erin B
Authored By Erin B Blatzer

Erin is the Director of Business Development at HMNS. In a past life, she was a public relations and online marketing dynamo at HMNS.

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