Thursday, May 30, 2013

There are more ways than ever to communicate science discoveries. For people who soak up the latest discoveries and gadgets, it's an exciting time. A few months ago, I attended a National Science Foundation conference on using social media to spread science news. The leaders emphasized Twitter as a real time way to spread science cheer. As part of the two day event, we all practiced and promised to tweet "all science, all the time." I have gotten better about Twitter, but still have room for improvement. 

Recently, I spotted Ph.D. Comics' fun list of tweets that could have been written by scientists from the past. Enjoy and share some of your own!  Historical Science Tweets 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Ever wonder what happens to water wrung out in space? Two Nova Scotia high school students, Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner, sent an experiment to the Canadian Space Agency asking this question. Astronaut Chris Hadfield tested it out on the International Space Station. The results are weird and amazing. Surface tension makes the water behave very strangely. Check it out!