Monday, April 24, 2017

Scientists Worldwide Speak Truth to Power



Tens of thousands of people celebrated Earth Day Saturday by taking to the streets in a historic day of action for science and truth. A massive March for Science took place in Washington, DC, and more than 600 sister marches took place in other cities around the world.
"We are marching today to remind people everywhere, our lawmakers especially, of the significance of science for our health and our prosperity," Bill Nye, honorary co-chair of the March for Science, told the crowd in DC.
Saturday's March for Science was the perfect launching pad to a week of action that will culminate in the Peoples Climate March in Washington, DC, on April 29. As Ploy Achakulwisut, PhD Candidate in Atmospheric Science at Harvard University, put it, "the Science March is about respecting science, the People's Climate March is about acting on it."
The week of action, dubbed "From Truth to Justice: Earth Day to May Day 2017," will feature more than 50 events, including the launch of visionary clean energy legislation, a speak-out of the 21 young people suing the U.S. government, massive youth convergence, direct actions and more...

more: Scientists Worldwide Speak Truth to Power


Sunday, April 16, 2017

Arctic meltdown: Sea and land ice are cracking up at a record pace | ThinkProgress




The images from the Arctic ice death spiral are haunting.

The impacts will be terrifying.





Arctic meltdown: Sea and land ice are cracking up at a record pace | ThinkProgress

The top photo of Disko Bay, Greenland is titled “Broken Arches.” It’s by photographer Diane Tuff from her forthcoming book, “The Arctic Melt: Images of a Disappearing Landscape.”

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

March for Science on April 22!





Why


Science, scientists, and evidence-based policymaking are under attack. Budget cuts, censorship of researchers, disappearing datasets, and threats to dismantle government agencies harm us all, putting our health, food, air, water, climate, and jobs at risk. It is time for people who support science to take a public stand and be counted.

What

The March for Science is the first step of a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.

How


We are building a broad, nonpartisan, and diverse coalition of organizations and individuals who stand up for science. We are advocating for evidence-based policymaking, science education, research funding, and inclusive and accessible science. All with your support!*

Who

People who value science. Science advocates, science educators, scientists, and concerned citizens. More than 170 partner organizations and counting. And you!

Where

The National Mall in Washington, DC and 425+ satellite marches around the world. For DC, event details [here], and info on buses [here].

When

April 22nd, 2017. But that’s only the beginning…





March for Science on Facebook

March for Science and Earth Day Network Rally and March in DC (Facebook event page)


Friday, April 7, 2017

When Pixels Collide


Last weekend, a fascinating act in the history of humanity played out on Reddit... WATCH THIS!




For April Fool's Day, Reddit launched a little experiment. It gave its users, who are all anonymous, a blank canvas called Place.

The rules were simple. Each user could choose one pixel from 16 colors to place anywhere on the canvas. They could place as many pixels of as many colors as they wanted, but they had to wait a few minutes between placing each one.

Over the following 72 hours, what emerged was nothing short of miraculous. A collaborative artwork that shocked even its inventors.

From a single blank canvas, a couple simple rules and no plan, came this!

When Pixels Collide