Monday, July 14, 2008

Body Worlds

We had the opportunity this past weekend to visit the California ScienCenter Body Worlds exhibit. It is hard to put into words our thoughts and emotions about the exhibit. All we can is that it was:


We wonder if medical doctors see their patients this way?

If you can stomach it, this is an amazing and enlightening exhibit. Visit Body Worlds for more information.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Junk Raft

To bring awareness to the staggering amount of plastic in our oceans, members of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation spent the last few months making a sailboat out of plastic bottles and other "junk". Today they set sail from Long Beach, CA harbor with the goal to sail to Hawaii in about 6 weeks. We were fortunate enough to watch them get under way today at their launch party. It was quite exciting!

Visit the junk raft blog to see updates on the voyage, learn more about the junk raft, and find out how plastics are hurting our oceans.

2008 World Science Festival

As I write, the festival is over this year but, it still interesting to see what events transpired over the past week. The World Science Festival is held in New York City. This year it was from May 28- June 1, 2o08.

From what I gather about the World Science Festival, the sessions and talks contain a unique blend of scientists and celebrities discussing a wide range of science topics. The NY Times TierneyLab Blog offers some interesting commentary and discussion about the festival. Of course you can still visit the World Science Festival website to see the past weeks activities as well as sign up for info on the 2009 festival.

If anyone actually attended any of the events I would be curious to hear your thoughts!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Human Footprint

The National Geographic Channel is airing the Human Footprint. It focuses on human consumption - finding out what we consume, what goes into it, and then finally what happens to it. What makes this show unique is the visual representation of what we consume. It originally aired on April 13th but check your local tv listings for repeat showings.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Avalanches on Mars

The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took the first ever image of an active avalanche near the north pole of Mars. The image is quite spectacular and worth a look.

Read more at Science@NASA - Avalanches on Mars.