He discovered Pluto 85 years ago. Now his ashes are soaring past it: ow.ly/PDdqC
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In this 1931 file photo, Clyde Tombaugh poses with the telescope through which he discovered the Pluto at the Lowell Observatory on Observatory Hill in Flagstaff, Ariz. On Tuesday, July 14, 2015, NASA's New Horizons spacecraft, carrying a small canister with his ashes, is scheduled to pass within 7,800 miles of Pluto which he discovered 85 years ago. (AP Photo)
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Nathalie Cabrol Looks for Life on Mars - The planetary scientist from the SETI Institute hunts for signs of microbial life on Mars—and imagines humans living there one day: http://buff.ly/1Q7smCl
Badass Scientist of the Week: Dr. Nathalie Cabrol Dr. Nathalie Cabrol is a planetary scientist and explorer currently working with the SETI institute. Born near Paris, she spent her childhood fascinated with the world above her head and the world below her feet. She pursued her interest in science and gained a degree in Earth Sciences at Nanterre University, but was soon hooked on planetary science when a professor showed her maps of Mars in the mid 1980s. Cabrol gained her Masters and P.h.D fro
Badass Scientist of the Week: Dr. Nathalie Cabrol Dr. Nathalie Cabrol is a planetary scientist and explorer currently working with the SETI institute. Born near Paris, she spent her childhood fascinated with the world above her head and the world below her feet. She pursued her interest in science and gained a degree in Earth Sciences at Nanterre University, but was soon hooked on planetary science when a professor showed her maps of Mars in the mid 1980s. Cabrol gained her Masters and P.h.D from Sorbonne, and while she was a P.h.D student, she became interested in the formation of lakes on Mars—an area that very few scientists were talking of at the time. In 1994, Cabrol took up a postdoctoral position at NASA. She was influential in arguing for Gusev Crater to be the landing site of the Mars Spirit Rover, on the basis that it may have housed water billions of years ago—and sure enough, Spirit found traces of ancient salty water in the rocks. Now a senior research scientist at SETI—the search for extraterrestrial intelligence—as well a member of NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Team, Cabrol is focused on searching for evidence for life in the solar system, especially Mars. She is currently looking for signs of subsurface life, but while she uses evidence from the Mars rovers in her work, she also uses a lot of evidence from here on Earth, by studying extreme terrestrial environments that may be similar to the Martian environment billions of years ago. The Andes are especially pertinent to her research, as the elevated lakes are exposed to high UV radiation—in fact, her expeditions to one of the highest lakes in the world, atop 20,000-foot volcano Licancabur in South America, have uncovered new microbial and zooplankton species, and she’s planning further research in the Arctic, Antarctic, and Australia. Cabrol is also currently leading the Planetary Lake Lander project, which is developing strategies to explore the lakes of Titan and to monitor the impact of melting glaciers on the biodiversity in the Chilean Andes. These results are also expected to give insight into the potential of lie on Mars.According to Cabrol, exploring Mars and its environment is vitally important because it can act as a warning sign, showing us the potential future of Earth. Watch Dr. Nathalie Cabrol’s TED Talk
Neil deGrasse Tyson is a national treasure.
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A retired NASA astronaut is a viral star thanks to his official NASA photo that shows him posing with two unlikely companions. Leland Melvin, who retired from NASA last February according to the space agency, is seen in the photo in the traditional orange spacesuit worn by astronauts in their official photos, but instead of posing alone, Melvin is flanked by his two dogs. The undated photo of Melvin, 50, was tweeted Wednesday by Adam Aton, a newspaper reporter in Missouri. When another tweeter asked Melvin if the story that he snuck the two dogs into the NASA studio during his photo shoot is true, Melvin replied, “Yes sir!,” followed by a rocket emoji.
An astronaut has taken a giant leap for animal lovers after sneaking his beloved dogs into his official NASA photograph.
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Yes, one of the coolest astronauts ever! RESCUE! They will love you forever!! It's not what we'd expect from an official NASA portrait: That's astronaut Leland Melvin who snuck his dogs, Scout and Jake, into the studio with him....
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The brilliant and tortured world of Nikola Tesla
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Nicola Tesla was best known for his inventions which formed the basis for alternating current power, which is the kind of electric current that powers homes today. He also invented wireless radio.
Nikola Tesla was a Serbian-American electrical engineer and physicist. He invented the alternating current induction motor.
Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier (1743–1794) and His Wife (Marie-Anne-Pierrette Paulze, 1758–1836)
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Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier and His Wife - c, 1788. Jacques Louis David b. 1748 d.1825. French painter. Oil on canvas. This is one of the most famous portraits of the 18th cent. Lavoisier was an acclaimed scientist. This work illustrates one of the most outstanding illustrations of French Neoclassicism. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY. USA.
An important message from one of our favorite female scientists, Rosalind Franklin.
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In an age when women were decades away from the second wave of feminism and a complete rarity in science, British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin (25 July 1920 – 16 April 1958) conducted a series of seminal X-ray diffraction studies that would lead to the groundbreaking discovery of the double helix structure of DNA.
Barbara McClintock's discovery of these jumping genes in corn earned her the Nobel Prize. When a jumping gene "jumps" to different positions within the corn kernel, a color gene is "turned on" or "turned off" depending on whether it lands in a position next to a pigment gene or not.
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Patterns in Nature | When a jumping gene "jumps" to different positions within the corn kernel, a color gene is "turned on" or "turned off" depending on whether it lands in a position next to a pigment gene or not. Barbara McClintock's discovery of these jumping genes in corn earned her the Nobel Prize.
Ornamental Indian Maize - Such beautiful patterns and colors!
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Indian Corn. Beautiful vibrant colors from God's nature.
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Ada Lovelace, from a drawing by Alfred Edward Chalon RA
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Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) was a British mathematician involved in the extremely early history of computers, long before the "modern era" of actual construction of working computers. She worked with Charles Babbage on an extremely visionary, completely mechanical, computer called the "analytical engine". It was never built, because Babbage's design was way ahead of its time.
Byron had a child, The Hon. Augusta Ada Byron ("Ada", later Countess of Lovelace), in 1815 with Annabella Byron, Lady Byron (née Anne Isabella Milbanke, or "Annabella"), later Lady Wentworth. Ada Lovelace (1815–1852) Ada Lovelace, notable in her own right, collaborated with Charles Babbage on the analytical engine, a predecessor to modern computers. She is recognised as the world's first programmer.
Ada Lovelace | Archivo:Ada Lovelace 1838.jpg Ada Byron Lovelace - daughter of Lord Byron, she is considered to be the first computer programmer in connection with Babbage's calculating engine. Although she never met her father, at her request, she is buried next to him in Greece.
Botanist Mary Agnes Chase funded her own field work in South America when it was considered "inappropriate" for women to do so.
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Prof Martin Birchall FMedSci co-led the research team which carried out the first transplant of a human windpipe reconstructed using stem cells. Find out more about the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences: www.acmedsci.ac.uk
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Meet marine biologist Karl Mayer, the animal care coordinator for the Sea Otter Research and Conservation program (SORAC) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium, who had a very important role in the care of Otter 501. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at www.surveymonkey.....
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At the California Department of Fish & Game’s Wildlife Veterinarian Lab in Santa Cruz, a team of scientists performs necropsies (animal autopsies) on sea otters to find out what is killing this threatened species. Warning: this video has some graphic content. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LF9DGTM.
At the California Department of Fish & Game’s Wildlife Veterinarian Lab in Santa Cruz, a team of scientists performs necropsies (animal autopsies) on sea otters to find out what is killing this threatened species. Warning: this video has some graphic content. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at www.surveymonkey.....
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Sea otter biologists don’t all do the same job. Colleen Young, a sea otter biologist with the California Department of Fish & Game, explains what her job is, working to uncover the causes of sea otter deaths. Warning: this video has some graphic content. Let us know what you think about Otter 501: A webStory by completing our short survey at www.surveymonkey.....
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Necropsy (Knee-crop-see) "Delicate process where we transfer them into a box" Hits otter into box. Making observations to know what is normal and what is not normal is important. Volunteering and internship is the beset way to get exposure to a field or a job you may be interested in.
Rosalind Franklin-Pioneer Molecular Biologist - was responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA. The story of DNA is a tale of competition and intrigue, told one way in James Watson's book The Double Helix, and quit...
Born: London, England, July 25, 1920 Died: London, England, April 16, 1958 Pioneer Molecular Biologist There is probably no other woman scientist with as much controversy surrounding her life and work as Rosalind Franklin. Franklin was responsible for much of the research and discovery work that led to the understanding of the structure of deoxyribonucleic acid, DNA. The story of DNA is a tale of competition and intrigue, told one way in James Watson's book The Double Helix, and quit...
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Scientist Rosalind Franklin made the first clear X-ray images of DNA’s structure. Her work was described as the most beautiful X-ray photographs ever taken. Franklin’s ‘Photo 51’ informed Crick and Watson of DNA’s double helix structure for which they were awarded a Nobel Prize. Franklin died of ovarian cancer in 1958, aged 37, her contribution to DNA’s discovery story unacknowledged.
"Rosalind Franklin is the woman who did the majority of the work in discovering the structure of DNA (double helix), but the credit generally goes to James Watson and Francis Crick." She died from ovarian cancer.
British biophysicist Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) took the photo that led to the discovery of the DNA double helix, but all recognition went to male colleagues Watson and Crick.
Antarctic Meteorite Program - The Antarctic Meteorite Program is a cooperative agreement between three agencies - the National Science Foundation, NASA and the Smithsonian Institution - providing for the collection, curation, distribution, and long-term storage of meteorites recovered during annual U.S. expeditions to Antarctica.
Rachel Carson - American marine biologist and conservationist. Her writings are attributed to helping advance the global environmental movement.