A live-blog event of an incredible public lecture by a scientist on the inside of James Webb’s team. “The [James Webb] telescope is basically designed to answer the big questions in […]
GVP Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for August 17-23, 2011: Etna, Chile, Sakurajima and a lack of Indonesia
The Virginia Earthquake has had most of our attention this week, but volcanoes continue to be noisy around the world (although no more so than usual). You can get yourself […]
NECC ’09 and Edubloggercon ’09 are underway! We had a quick intro from Steve Hargadon, then broke into sessions. I stayed for Vicki Davis’Web 2.0 Smackdown. Here are the tools […]
Where did the week go? Some news! Webcams: Eruptions readers have been keeping an eye on a lot of volcanoes lately – and it sounds like it has paid off. […]
Quick updates for today, all centered on the Smithsonian/USGS Global Volcanism ProgramWeekly Volcanic Activity Report, along with this great new MODIS image from the NASA Earth Observatory – both Sakurajima and […]
We’ve made it through another week! Some news to round it out. Bulusan: The Philippine volcano continues to produce ash plumes, but PHIVOLCS announced that none of the ash sampled […]
MICHAEL J. FOX SAYS WISCONSIN HOLDS A SPECIAL PLACE IN HIS HEART: Gov. Jim Doyle is the Latest to Assert that the GOP Stands in the Way of Progess, Is Stifling Economic Growth, and that The Party Needs to Be Held Accountable
It used to be that candidates posed with babies, and George W. Bush still does, especially when using photo-ops to frame instantly for the public that stem cell research is […]
The CEO explores the future monetization of advertising on the web.
A fascinating new book tells the untold stories of two women, Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, who could have been first. On June 18, 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched with […]
Why the momentum for a sassy Manhattan billionaire and the upsurge in popularity for a no-nonsense Brooklynite?
Japan just opened to tourists for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began, echoing the island country’s isolationist policies during the feudal era.
What is the best criticism you’ve encountered when discussing your perspective on progress? How do you respond?
About the project The goal of driving more progress across the world—scientifically, politically, economically, socially, etc—is one shared by many. And yet, debates about the best way to maximize progress […]
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
It has been 50 years since an American has claimed the title of World Chess Champion. Will it ever happen again?