Sri Ray-Chauduri and Kathi Unglert, Environment & Earth Sciences co-editors Dinosaurs always seem to excite people, whether it’s an actual discovery, like the tail vertebrae with feathers found this past December in Myanmar, or fictional stories, like Hollywood’s upcoming Jurassic World 2, rumoured to combine human and dinosaur DNA in the plot. But dinosaurs, which […]
Dinosaurs! What’s not to love?
by Kimberly Moynahan Science in Society subject editor They’re huge and terrifying (well, some of them), legendary and mysterious, and are frequently endowed with great names that children love to rattle off: triceratops, mosasaur, velociraptor, T-Rex! The whole idea that dinosaurs actually walked on, swam around, and flew over this earth is mind-boggling, no matter […]
Celebrating women in science
Susan Vickers and Lisa Willemse, Communication, Education & Outreach co-editors Popular books, conferences, and the Internet (from websites to “most influential on Twitter” lists) make a compelling argument that, until very recently, science was an activity reserved for men. Were our great grandmothers uninterested in science? Were they prevented from conducting scientific research because […]