Sirius is the brightest star in the night sky. With a visual apparent magnitude of −1.46, it is almost twice as bright as Canopus , the next brightest star . The name "Sirius" is derived from the Ancient Greek : Σείριος Seirios ("glowing" or "scorcher").
Eric J. Chaisson is an American astrophysicist and science educator best known for his research, teaching, and writing on the interdisciplinary science of cosmic evolution . (Closely related subjects include epic of evolution , big history , and astrobiology ). He is also noted for his original research on the interstellar clouds and emission nebulae of the Milky Way Galaxy , and for his leadership in improving science education nationally and internationally. He conducts research at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics and teaches natural science at Harvard University . Chaisson earned his PhD at Harvard in 1972 and has since held appointments at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics , Johns Hopkins University , Space Telescope Science Institute , and most recently Tufts University , where he was for nearly 20 years director of the Wright Center for Science Education while holding research professorships in the department of physics and in the school of education.
Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier alternates between enthusiasm and apocalyptic caution IN A former life I was a research assistant. After painstaking weeks spent gathering data, I was tasked with putting the numbers into a statistics application that would help us deduce our trends.
Vilayanur Subramanian Ramachandran (born 1951) is a neuroscientist known for his work in the fields of behavioral neurology and visual psychophysics . He is the Director of the Center for Brain and Cognition, [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] and is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology [ 4 ] and the Neurosciences Graduate Program [ 5 ] at the University of California, San Diego .
We need to talk about how the digital world might be changing our brains, says the neuroscientist and former director of the UK's Royal Institution You think that digital technology is having an impact on our brains. How do you respond to those who say there's no evidence for this?