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**Join the [Google group mailing list](https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/sciox-future) to stay informed or to help with planning!** My [post last week considering options for a new science communication conference ...
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My thoughts on keeping the legacy of Science Online (at least the good parts) alive. If you ever enjoyed a Science Online conference, read this!
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It's been a little more than a month since Science Online, the organization famous for its annual series of conferences (and infamous for the sexual harassment promulgated by one of its founders) announced that it was disappearing for good. As a result of our state of insolvency, ...
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The main purpose of this question is to share beautiful scientific pictures, preferably with an educational aspect. Check out the answers! 
Task Show off your best scientific illustration ! The main purpose of this question is to share beautiful scientific pictures, preferably with an educational aspect. Content Your post must contain a nice picture and the associated code. One can post several pictures, but it must be done in different replies. Of course, it must be done with LaTeX & Friends : the post must start with a short sentence to present the language that you chose (TikZ, ...
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Girls do more housework than boys -- and they make less in allowance for what they do
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Some math for pi day
 
Today is often referred to as “Pi Day”, since in the United States and various other countries, the date March 14 is written as 3/14. Beyond those who write the date 14/3, there are a few who object to Pi Day for other reasons. For pedants who want to…
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Northeastern University : Particle physics goes public

http://www.northeastern.edu/news/2014/01/open-access-science

From its inception, researchers at the Large Hadron Collider have made sure their results were publicly available. A new international collaboration will streamline that process...

#LHC #CERN #Physics #Research #OpenAccess #Publication
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A study of 19 quasars — extremely bright black holes at the centers of galaxies — showed the matter swirling around them spins in accordance with where they reside. Galaxies form a vast network of clumps and filaments connecting them, the cosmic web known…
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This sounds really cool: an insider's look at nuclear physics from the comfort of your own home!

(Full disclosure: I might be giving one of these seminars in the future)
 
Join us for a free and open seminar on Nuclear Energy by Dr. Jeff Terry from the Illinois Institute of Technology!

Title: Nuclear Energy and its future in US Energy Policy

Abstract: Energy use is related to quality of life. With only 1 billion of the earth's inhabitance within the quality zone, another 5 billion people will need to be brought up to this standard. This will require a tremendous amount of energy, from where will this energy supply come? Currently, our energy supply is primarily derived from fossil fuels. We will likely run out of these in the next 100 years given the current rate of consumption. It is not possible to conserve ones way out of this situation. Energy will still be required to meet daily use. One possible energy mix that might meet the needs of the next 100 years, is a 1/3 fossil fuel, 1/3 renewables, and 1/3 nuclear. For this to occur solar and wind energy will need to grow from 0 to 33%, nuclear would need to grow from 17% to 34%. I am afraid that this is not possible without significant changes in the political climate in the United States. Local zoning boards are preventing wind turbine installations. No new nuclear plants have been built in the U. S. since work on the River Bend plant began in 1977, one generation ago. This talk will focus on how nuclear power can be expanded to meet the demand for energy. It will also cover some of the difficulties involved in increasing the energy supply from nuclear and renewable sources.

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Big news coming on inflation, gravitational waves, and the microwave background. http://www.preposterousuniverse.com/blog/2014/03/16/gravitational-waves-in-the-cosmic-microwave-background/
Major announcement coming! That much is clear, from this press release: on Monday at noon Eastern time, astronomers will “announce a major discovery.” No evidence from that page what the discovery actually is. But if you're friends with a lot of cosmologists on Facebook/Twitter (or if you just ...
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My return to science blogging for this year: all (or a small fraction of all) about the structure of protons
Hooray, it's time for science! For my long-overdue first science post of 2014, I'm starting a three-part series explaining the research paper my group recently published in Physical Review Letters. Our research concerns the structure of protons and atomic nuclei, so this post is going to be all ...
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