PACHSmörgåsbord: Journalism/Public Understanding of Science

Monday, September 14, 2009

HoS Mircopost: Neil deGrasse Tyson on UFOs and Eye-Witness Testimony

Neil deGrasse Tyson responds to the UFO question. His response is amusing, though he oversimplifies the history of science that he invokes to reject eye-witness testimony.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/14 at 10:41 AM

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Jane Maienschein Discusses her Research and the Value of History of Science

In a recent podcast Jane Maienschein discusses her research on the “Embryo Project” and its relevance to a broader society. She also reflects more generally on the relevance of history of science to practicing scientists and contemporary society.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/12 at 02:13 PM

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Promoting the Public Interest in History of Science

I offer some thoughts on the difference between promoting understanding of history of science and promoting interest in history of science.  I want to suggest that PACHS needs to take seriously promoting public interest in history of science along with public understanding of history of science.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 09/05 at 02:49 PM

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Stencil’s dream closer to reality?

Herbert Stencil’s dream of avoiding sleep just became a step closer to reality. According to researchers at UC San Francisco, they have identified the gene mutation responsible for regulating how much sleep a person needs.

Posted by Darin Hayton on 08/18 at 10:15 PM

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Curioser and curioser

Curious nuggets at CHF. From an insider.

Posted by on 07/22 at 02:23 PM

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Casting the Pod

Distillations, now an award winning podcast on the history of chemistry, at the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

Posted by on 07/08 at 09:38 AM

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Breakfast at Anke’s

Breakfast musings about fats and chemistry.

Posted by on 06/03 at 08:34 AM

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