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This tutorial is part of Dave’s magazine article, “Warped Perspective” from the November/December 08 issue. In this video, Dave explains how he created the calendar featured in the article. Author: Dave Cross For close to 25 years, Dave Cross has been helping photographers and creative professionals get the most out of their software. Starting with Adobe Illustrator classes in 1987, Dave has taught Photoshop,Illustrator and InDesign to thousands of users around the world.
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What you're looking at is the art of bacterial adaptation. It's beautiful. It should also make you a little uncomfortable, and a little hopeful. Part of a collaboration between Professor Eshel Ben-Jacob, of Tel-Aviv University , and Professor Herbert Levine of UCSDs National Science Foundation Frontier Center for Theoretical Biological Physics , these pictures are a visual representation of the way bacteria evolve to overcome life-threatening obstacles---like, say, hand gel.
450 light-years away The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters When the light captured in this image left the Pleiades, Nicolaus Copernicus had just published his 1543 treatise claiming that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the solar system. One of the nearest star clusters to Earth, the Seven Sisters are relatively young—only 115 million years old—and are in fact comprised of about a thousand stars, though only seven are visible to the naked eye. Light may epitomize swiftness, but even photons take millions of years to traverse the gulf of deep space. When our observatories finally pick up the light of distant galaxies, the galaxies themselves have long ago passed the stage recorded in their transmission to Earth. Because of this, the most distant, ancient galaxies seem to us to be still in their youth, while relatively local stars like the Pleiades, about 450 years away as the photon travels, give us more current information.
Billions spent on this. Billions spent on that. What does it all look like?
Michael Mann and Gavin Schmidt The issues involved in science communication are complex and often seem intractable. We’ve seen many different approaches, but guessing which will work (An Inconvenient Truth, Field Notes from a Catastrophe) and which won’t (The Eleventh Hour) is a tricky call. Mostly this is because we aren’t the target audience and so tend to rate popularizations by different criteria than lay people. Often, we just don’t ‘get it’. Into this void has stepped Randy Olsen with his new book “Don’t be such a scientist” .
We often think of scientific ideas, such as Darwin's theory of evolution, as fixed notions that are accepted as finished. In fact, Darwin's On the Origin of Species evolved over the course of several editions he wrote, edited, and updated during his lifetime. The first English edition was approximately 150,000 words and the sixth is a much larger 190,000 words. In the changes are refinements and shifts in ideas — whether increasing the weight of a statement, adding details, or even a change in the idea itself.
Image courtesy of sndrv A week ago, as I was packing for a much-anticipated trip to the UK to speak at the Science Online London 2009 conference, I found something that made my heart sink: my passport. It was expired. There was no way out. I would miss four days at one of the world’s premier science communication gatherings.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009 Scientists at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and the University of Ottawa have discovered what may be an important clue to the cause of type 1 diabetes. Dr. Fraser Scott and his team tested 42 people with type 1 diabetes and found that nearly half had an abnormal immune response to wheat proteins.
Some of the most impressive images in science are produced when researchers take numerical data and represent it visually through modeling and computer graphics. The Department of Energy honored 10 of this year’s best scientific visualizations with its annual SciDAC Vis Night awards, at the Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing conference (SciDAC) in June. Researchers submitted visualizations to the contest, and program participants voted on the best of the best. From earthquakes to jet flames, this gallery of videos and images show how beautiful (and descriptive) visual data can be.
Today the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Pew Research Center released results of a survey examining the attitudes of the general public and the scientific community as they regard to science. The results , collected from 2,553 AAAS members and 2,001 public respondents, suggest that although average Americans hold a positive view of scientists and support the funding of research, they do not share the same perspectives as the scientific community on a variety of science issues. Only 17 percent of the public feels that U.S. scientific achievements rank first in the world, far less than the 49 percent of scientists who think so. Alan Leshner , chief executive officer of the AAAS, was surprised by the low percentage of both numbers, stating in a telephone press conference today that much of the world considers American science as the standard to seek.
We spend so much time trying to make our graphs accurate, simple, understandable, etc that we forget the lost art of making graphs that are inaccurate, unreadable, make absolutely no sense, and make your eyes want to vomit. I'm so tired of understanding data. I want to experience it, and I know you want to also. So this one's for you, crappy graph. We'll start with the graph below from a poll a few weeks ago: It's perfectly fine, but there's just one problem: you can read it, and when you're trying to do ugly, readability is a no-no.
The frequency with which scientists fabricate and falsify data, or commit other forms of scientific misconduct is a matter of controversy. Many surveys have asked scientists directly whether they have committed or know of a colleague who committed research misconduct, but their results appeared difficult to compare and synthesize. This is the first meta-analysis of these surveys.
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