A graphic rich article from the July 2019 issue of National Geographic. Sections include: Pioneers, Getting there, Where we went, What we took, In pop culture, and What's next.
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Art, culture and science meet to study climate change
Artist Zaria Forman joined NASA scientists in 2017 on Operation IceBridge . Operation IceBridge measures annual changes in the thickness of Greenland's ice sheet to better understand the global climate systems' effect on polar regions. The team's measurements enable them to calculate glacier discharge speeds that could predict increases in sea levels.
The artist photographs the ice sheet from above which then inspires her art.
National Geographic offers a shorter version (10:19) as part of their Short Film Showcase.
Katherine DM Clover (@Postnuc_mama) describes the influence of paleoartists visual representations of prehistoric creatures on culture through examples of Charles Knight, Gregory Paul and their present-day collaboration with paleontologists.
New scientific data, and fresh interpretations of old data, can lead to massive shifts in our understanding of the past.
Formation at a plate boundary, a hybrid rift, how it evolved, seismic imaging surprises, hot spot supply excess magma? failure, other insights into other rifts and continental margins, and geology effects on culture (video clip). NSF grant and CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 h/t @earthscienceguy #MNgeology #MCR
You must read/listen to Barbara J. King on a new book for children on biological evolution. King is a regular contributor to NPR's Cosmos & Culture: Commentary on Science and Society. The commentary is titled When Should You Introduce A Child to Evolution?
Grandmother Fish is for 3- to 7-year olds and was written by Jonathan Tweet and illustrated by Karen Lewis. And King describes the book as "a feast for the senses." Tweet places technical material and terms in an appendix for parents/adults while writing honestly about evolution in a way that engages a child's sense of wonder. King notes that above all "The book is very good on the science."
NPR's 13.7 cosmos & culture post by Barbara King on an 11-question quiz developed by Univ of Michigan's Jon Miller. The quiz tests basic science literacy and compares your results to the percentage of people who correctly replied to each question in 2008. #literacy