It’s really cool how everyone suddenly cares about the environment. What’s not so cool is that many of these people do not care to understand the science of what is required to fix the problem. The move towards a more environmentally friendly society is inherently a move towards a more efficient and advanced society. So […]
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Scientific Literacy Isn’t just Knowing Science Facts
This post relates a lot to the above quote. When people think of scientific literacy it makes sense that they think it’s general scientific knowledge and understanding. But scientific literacy has to do with things that may be traced back to science, but isn’t technically scientific knowledge. Examples include; understanding how to use technology, […]
Astronomy As A Tourist Attraction
I travel a lot, and during my travels I have encountered many places where astronomy is a central part of tourism. Especially in the United States, in almost every state you can visit at least one observatory. Public observatories like Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, or Lowell observatory in Flagstaff dedicate themselves to being […]
What Does Science Say About Detoxing?
Ever heard of detoxing or cleansing diets? They are supposed to flush out ‘toxins’ from your body. Some even use them to try and pass drug tests. Unfortunately this all stems from fantasy. Flushing out poison that isn’t there in the first place with diets that don’t even have that effect. Yet many are convinced […]
How To Know Which Information Is Accurate Surrounding Nutrit...
This article by Examine.com has been published with permission from Kamal Patel, Director at Examine.com. Examine.com is an independent and unbiased encyclopedia on supplementation and nutrition . We are not affiliated in any way with any supplement company. Check out this 5 steps to getting a custom vitamin for your type of body. Founded in […]
Why We Founded Scientific Literacy Matters
In short we founded SLM (Scientific Literacy Matters) to promote a more reasonable way of thinking in society. It’s been shown time, and time again, that most things ailing humanity comes from ignorance or misinformation. War, poverty, oppression; all things that stem from misconceptions.
Is it possible to create black holes here on earth?
Brian Greene answers this interesting question in this video made for World Science U. “We usually think of black holes as gargantuan objects in space, but there’s a long-shot possibility that the Large Hadron Collider might produce a tiny black hole here on earth. Brian Greene explains this possibility.” Check out more like this on […]
Statement on Scientific Literacy from a Spaceflight Historia...
Emily Carney has written articles for AmericaSpace, Ars Technica, and other online outlets throughout the last decade. She founded the Space Hipsters group on Facebook in 2011, and has her own spaceflight blog called This Space Available Scientific literacy is key to developing the critical thinking processes that are essential to fueling future […]
Statement on Scientific Literacy from a Science Teacher
Amber Struthers, a science teacher working in Arizona has agreed to publish a statement on scientific literacy through us. She has a BS in Life Science, and BEd in Secondary Education from Arizona State University. MS in Biology from University of Arizona, MEd in Elementary Education from Arizona State University and a PhD in Education from […]
If Two Pieces Of Metal Touch In Space They Stick Together Pe...
This doesn’t happen on Earth, because the oxygen in our atmosphere forms an extremely thin film of oxidized metal on every exposed surface. The oxidization layer acts as a barrier that conveniently prevents chunks of metal from sticking to other chunks of metal. In the vacuum of space, however, there is no oxidation layer. […]