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April 2013 - 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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  • Guest Blogger: Ann Williams, Art Director, SB&F This image is from Ken and Julia Yonetani's recent exhibition, Crystal Palace: The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nuclear Nations. The chandelier frame is made up of uranium glass beads, wire, UV light bulbs, and electric components. Science has always been an integral part of art. Albert Einstein said, "Imagination in more important than knowledge." Leonardo da Vinci engaged in the art of science and the science of art. Andy Warhol used film in his portraits. If not entirely engaged in the arts, scientists throughout history have at least engaged in science with an artistic spirit. Scientists and artists use...      Read more...
    Published 4 Apr 2013 3:53 PM by Maria Sosa
  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) and NBC Learn, the educational arm of NBC News, recently released five new videos in the Science Behind The News series. Science Behind The News is a relatively new, fast-paced video series supported by NSF that explores the science, technology, engineering and mathematics behind current events. Each video features at least one interview with an NSF-funded scientist or researcher. The five new videos highlight work funded by NSF's Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The scope of scientific and educational activity supported in the directorate is enormous, ranging from phenomena at cosmological distances, to environmental science on the...      Read more...
    Published 2 Apr 2013 5:23 PM by Maria Sosa