lead to burnout. Suddenly even the smallest lecture or simplest lesson plan can become a nightmare. Burnout can happen to anyone, but it's often looked upon with pity rather than concern, writes Luigi Delle Site. He encourages scientists to show understanding toward overwhelmed colleagues and to lighten their loads before reaching a breaking point.
dish below. Officials haven't been able to completely assess the damage because the roads to the observatory are inaccessible. Fortunately, the staff members who weathered the storm at the observatory are safe.
would conduct a series of fun experiments to instill a love of science in young viewers. In many ways that show laid the foundation for future science TV programming. In this article, science historian Ingrid Ockert examines Watch Mr. Wizard along with Our Friend the Atom, a 1957 Disney production that used animation to highlight the peaceful applications of atomic energy.
measuring anthropogenic methane but by measuring natural methane emissions from about 11,000 years ago. The concentration was lower than expected, and there's little reason to believe it should have risen significantly since. It would actually be a good thing if today's anthropogenic emissions are higher, because it would give us more power to reduce atmospheric methane levels.
publishes more than 700 journals, for "unfair or deceptive acts or practices." But the problem goes far beyond OMICS.
travel from France to the US to sell Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson on the metric system. Unfortunately for him, his ship got blown off course and he was captured, and ultimately killed, by pirates. Who knows whether Dombey's visit would have been enough to convince the US to ditch pounds in favor of kilograms.
accelerated enough in a vacuum, you can burn to death," as one scientist puts it in this Science News story. That may seem strange since a vacuum is empty space, but according to quantum physics there are actually "virtual particles" popping in and out of existence.
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