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June 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!


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  • The Library of Congress announced recently that it has acquired the personal papers of American astronomer, astrobiologist and science communicator Carl Sagan (1934-1996). A celebrated scientist, educator, television personality and prolific author, Sagan was a consummate communicator who bridged the gap between academe and popular culture.Sagan introduced millions of people to the wonders of the universe in the 13-part public 1980 public television series Cosmos: A Personal Voyage. The Sagan collection has come to the Library through the generosity of writer, producer and director Seth MacFarlane, and is officially designated The Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive...      Read more...
    Published 28 Jun 2012 4:11 PM by Maria Sosa
  • The 2012 of the Review of Particle Physics , called the PDG for short, will run to over 1,400 pages in print and will be mailed in July to over 16,000 subscribers, with a condensed, 320-page Particle Physics Booklet to follow in September. However, the online version of the PDG has just been posted at http://pdg.lbl.gov. The PDG has been compiled and issued every two years since 1957 by the international Particle Data Group, currently consisting of almost 200 scientists from 22 countries and based at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab). The PDG's 2012 edition contains results from experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and contains...      Read more...
    Published 25 Jun 2012 1:24 PM by Maria Sosa
  • We hope that by now most of you are aware of SB&F's social media sites. We are on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. We also maintain a YouTube channel with a few original videos as well as videos on a variety of topics that we think might interest our readers. We would also like to invite you to connect with other AAAS social media resources, including Science and many of our various program areas. Connecting with these sites will help you learn more about everything AAAS is doing to advance science and serve society through all of our different programs, fellowships, and news updates. To find out more please visit this page hosted by AAAS Member Central that lists all of our social media...      Read more...
    Published 21 Jun 2012 7:41 AM by Maria Sosa