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Stephen Hawking’s “Snapshots of the Universe” » Apps


Stephen Hawking’s Snapshots of the Universe » Apps » Random House Digital

OMG, I LOVE the cartoon version of Stephen Hawking! So kewt!

Mug shots from DNA possible, say scientists

Mug shots from DNA possible, say scientists.

 

(photos from ScienceAGogo)

 

Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” Schedule For Feb. 23 – March 5, 2014

As with anything, this is subject to change, but join them!

http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA

 



Date Time Person Description
24 Feb 12pm Jim Sciutto CNN’s Chief National Security Correspondent
24 Feb 1pm Stephen Bax Professor – Voynich analyst
24 Feb 2pm Robert May Director, KIDS FOR CASH
24 Feb 3:45pm Robert Rodriguez Director
24 Feb 4pm Stephen Tobolowsky Actor
24 Feb 5:30pm Michael Emerson Actor, Person of Interest, Lost, The Practice
24 Feb 7pm The Fray Grammy-nominated rock band
24 Feb 8:30pm Bill Ritter Co-anchor on WABC-TV
25 Feb 9am Kim Harrison Author, THE UNDEAD POOL
25 Feb 11am Ed Zitron Former journalist, PR expert
25 Feb 11am Crispin Glover Actor
25 Feb 1pm Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen Co-creators, co-writers and co-stars of PORTLANDIA
25 Feb 3pm David Walton Actor, ABOUT A BOY
25 Feb 4pm The Dollyrots Pop punk band
25 Feb 4pm Herschel Weingrod Screenwriter: TRADING PLACES, TWINS, SPACE JAM, Producer: FALLING DOWN
25 Feb 5pm Andrew Young & Andrew “Bo” Young III Civil Rights icon and son
25 Feb 6:30pm Lil Jon Grammy Award winning artist and TV Star
26 Feb 9:30am Shaquille O’Neal Athlete, personality and host of “Upload” on truTV
26 Feb 1pm Ndemic Creations (James Vaughan) Creator of Plague Inc
26 Feb 1pm Carlton Cuse Screenwriter and producer, Lostand Bates Motel
26 Feb 2pm Peter Travers Rolling Stone’s film critic
26 Feb 2pm Gramatik Recording artist
26 Feb 3:30pm Elijah Wood Actor
26 Feb 8pm UCLA Admission UCLA Admission Team
26 Feb 8pm Linh Huynh Ms. Wheelchair Michigan 2013
27 Feb 11am PunditFact Team Fact-checking website
27 Feb 12pm Danny Ayalon Israeli diplomat and politician
27 Feb 1pm Dr. David Sloan Wilson, Dr. Anne Clark, Kelly Weinersmith, Dr. Tiffany Taylor and Unidan Evolutionary biologists
27 Feb 2pm Brad Anderson Corporate vice president, Cloud and Enterprise group, Microsoft
27 Feb 3pm Gregg Berger andTom Kenny Voice actors
27 Feb 4pm Chris Carter Writer/creator, X-Files and The After
27 Feb 8pm Rick Farman and Ashley Capps Co-founders of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
28 Feb 1:30pm Steve Horwitz Austrian Economist, Professor, Libertarian
28 Feb 2pm Ken Tanaka Author and internet sensation
28 Feb 2pm Hugh Dancy Actor, Hannibal
28 Feb 3pm Yuval Adler, Ali Waked Writer-Director & Writer : Bethlehem
28 Feb 3pm Office Online team Microsoft employees
2 Mar 6pm Leroy Chiao Former NASA astronaut and commander of the ISS
3 Mar 12pm Marcus Lemonis Host, CNBC’s The Profit
4 Mar 12pm Malin Ackerman Actress
4 Mar 2pm Jesse Ventura Governor, Vet, Wrestler, TV Host
4 Mar 6:30pm Jason Bateman Actor / director, BAD WORDS
5 Mar 11am Richard Rawlings Star of The Discovery Channel’s series “Fast N’ Loud”

How You Can Help The Universe – Get Involved In Citizen Science Projects!

You know how I like interactive websites…this is “Zooniverse“. Citizens unite for science and help the world!

“The Zooniverse is a collection of web-based citizen science projects that use the efforts of volunteers to help researchers deal with the flood of data that confronts them.”

This is a video by Google which shows you how important you are in scientific research (this pertains to space):





Could you discover a galaxy? Yes! But it’s not all about space – there’s so much more!

Do you like to take part in science projects, or experiment in labs? Zooniverse may be just the thing you need to stretch out your science legs and help mankind in the process. It’s like information crowd-sourcing for geeks!

 With ticklers like “Hear Whales communicate“, “Model Earth’s climate using historic ship logs“, “You’re hot on the trail of bats!“, “Study the lives of ancient Greeks“, “Help astronomers understand star clusters” and  “Go wild in the Serengeti!“, they not only educate, but invite the public to help process and transcribe science data, as well as have you interact with the data so you can declare your own observations. I’ve started to do some specimen transcriptions, and while that might seem boring to some, I thoroughly enjoy it.

The world needs our help – having a collective hive of interested and excited people take a look at the wonders of the world will certainly create more understanding, more documentation, and more collective scientific knowledge that we all need and can share worldwide. Bill Nye and Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson will be proud of you 😀

Go have fun and be that scientific citizen detective –  the world will thank you!



“4,909 Users already participating

We have thousands of specimen images, labels and ledgers from museum collections and the biologists who maintain those collections. These contain information about the where and when a species was found in the past. We need you to help us transcribe that data and make it available for further use in biodiversity and conservation research. Along the way, you will be possibly be finding species that have never been observed anywhere else!”