Crowd sizes in many areas reached the tens of thousands, with an estimated 40,000 participating in Chicago and crowds around 15,000 in DC and LA for instance. Reports from Newsweek and Reuters note that at least 600 events took place worldwide. For an event that began as Reddit fodder and grew to the point of internal conflict among its proponents, the scope exceeded what anyone could've dreamt up. … [Read more...] about “Science Keeps America Great,” and the March for Science reminded us
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The good news is that scientists are still widely respected and trusted by the public at large. Since the election, I’ve seen scientists rally and march, something it’s hard for me to imagine researchers doing just ten years ago. And I’ve heard the non-scientists around them yell out “Yay science!” in response to seeing researchers sporting lab coats and signs. … [Read more...] about Op-Ed: Why we need scientists to run for public office now
BigfootBigfoot is the big guy of cryptozoology, the "study" of mythological beasts. This hairy humanoid seems to pop up everywhere there are forests, from Pennsylvania to the Pacific Northwest. Alas, there is no firm proof that towering ape-men roam in remote areas. In 2008, a pair from Georgia claimed to have the body of a Bigfoot in a chest freezer, along with DNA evidence of the species. But the DNA turned out to belong to an opossum, and the "body" was a crumpled gorilla suit. … [Read more...] about Real or not? The science behind 12 unusual sightings
What you need to know HMD Global has launched three new Android phones in the U.S. with Cricket Wireless: Nokia C2 Tava, Nokia C5 Endi, and Nokia C2 Tennen. The three phones will be available to purchase from Cricket Wireless starting May 29. Nokia C2 Tennen, which is the most affordable of the trio, is priced at just $70. … [Read more...] about Nokia launches three new dirt-cheap Android phones in the U.S.
Failure Is Not a Permanent StateWorld-class climber, photographer, and cinematographer Jimmy Chin recently said, "Failure is not a permanent state. Embrace it as a means to grow and move forward." He failed to climb Mount Everest on his first attempt, but he was able to apply that learning to future expeditions, including finally getting to the top, skiing down the side of the mountain, having an iconic picture from the top of the World Trade Center in National Geographic, and filming acclaimed documentary films Meru and Oscar-winning Free Solo. If he would have given up, none of that would have been possible. … [Read more...] about How to defeat average during times of uncertainty