12December2017

Good example of a Brain Study

Wow! I’ve seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time I’ve seen it with numbers. Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind. And better than that: Alzheimers is a long, [...]

Stuff You Should Know's First-ever Crowd-sourced Quiz

Sure, Josh and Chuck know a lot of trivia gleaned from past Stuff You Should Know episodes, but so do SYSK listeners. To give you guys a shot, we’ve compiled this quiz made up entirely of questions posed by @SYSKPodcast followers [...]

Fooling the mind’s eye

If you’ve been to a magic show, you’ve almost certainly witnessed the mesmerizing trick in which a showman saws his female assistant in half. The woman lies down, her body seeming to extend the length of the table or some box. The magician [...]

Nuclear Power after Fukushima | Special Series on Post-Disaster Japan

Program on US-Japan Relations / Edwin O. Reischauer Insitute of Japanese Studies Speaker: Charles Ferguson President, Federation of American Scientists Moderator: Susan J. Pharr Director, Program on US-Japan Relations; Edwin O. Reischauer Professor [...]

Visuals: Largest solar flare in five years hits Earth

‘Largest solar flare in five years hits Earth: ‘X-class’ flare is most powerful kind of solar flare Two years of violent solar storms predicted After a large solar flare in August, this is the biggest since 2007, according [...]

Libraries, Archives and Museums: A Strategic Conversation: Opening Talk

Monday, April 9 For generations Harvard’s libraries, archives, and museums have been pre-eminent participants in support of the research, teaching, and learning carried out both within the university, and also beyond its walls. In an increasingly [...]

Flying Bridges: The Day the World Discovered the Sun

A French astronomer traveled to Siberia to observe the 1761 transit of Venus, assisting in a worldwide effort to determine the scale of the solar system for the first time The Day the World Discovered the Sun, by Mark Anderson. Image: Perseus [...]

Crossing the Sun: The Last Transit of Venus until 2117

Next week will be the last opportunity this century to see the planet Venus as a little black dot moving across the solar disk–a rare event with a long, important history in astronomy SUN-SPOTTING: The planet Mercury transited the [...]

Live Chat: The 2012 Transit of Venus, with SA Editor George Musser

Musser, who covers space for SA, will help us prepare to watch Tuesday’s transit and explain the science behind this rare astronomical event The 2012 Transit of Venus Venus will pass in front of the solar disk on Tuesday, June 5. The next [...]

Issue for the week of June 2nd, 2012

The Issue for the month of June 2nd, 2012 June 2, 2012 issue of Science News Designer Flu How scientists made a killer virus airborne — and who should know (p. 20) Storm Front Hurricane experts push to improve intensity forecasts (p. [...]