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January 2012 - Editor's Blog

Welcome to the SB&F Editor's Blog. I am Maria Sosa, Editor-in-Chief of SB&F. Through this blog I hope to interact with the SB&F community and post news and information related to science books, videos, authors, opportunities and other topics of interest to our readers. I hope you find the blog useful and entertaining. Please, join the conversation by posting a comment on our Facebook page. I'd love to hear from you!

  • Library Science , an exhibition curated by Rachel Gugelberger, Senior Curator at Exit Art, New York is currently at ArtSpace in New Haven, Connecticut. Through drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, painting and web-based projects, the artists in Library Science explore the library through its unique forms, attributes and systems via paintings, drawings, sculpture, installations, web-based projects, coupled with the Library Science Film Festival of films with library-connected themes or characters taking place around the state. Among the films screened were the following: Biblioburro: The Donkey Library, a 2008 documentary about Luis Soriano, a Colombian teacher who brings a circulating...      Read more...
    Published 24 Jan 2012 4:38 PM by Maria Sosa
  • The National Science Foundation is inviting people to participate in a live online chat on January 19 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST with two eminent scientists about cutting-edge research currently being conducted by the U.S. Antarctic Program in Antarctica--the coldest, windiest and driest place on Earth. This chat will be hosted by ScienceNOW , the daily news site of the journal Science and will feature: Scott Borg, the director of the Division of Antarctic Sciences in NSF's Office of Polar Programs. Gretchen Hofmann, a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, who specializes in the ecological physiology of marine organisms, including polar organisms. This online chat will...      Read more...
  • Last year more than 10,000 students from 91 countries entered the first Google Science Fair. This year the Google Science Fair's reach should extend even further as it will accept entries in 13 languages. In addition, there will be 90 regional finalists: 30 each from the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, and Asia Pacific. There is also a new “Science in Action” award for a project that addresses a social, environmental or health issue. Last year Shree Bose of Fort Worth, Tex., won a $50,000 scholarship and a trip to the Galapagos for her project on drug resistance in ovarian cancer. Who will take the grand prize this year? Perhaps it's a young scientist that you know.      Read more...
    Published 12 Jan 2012 9:12 PM by Maria Sosa