Web Site of the Week: Inspiring Science: Casting light on great ideas
Inspiring Science, a blog by a science enthusiast with degrees in plant genetics and evolutionary biology, seeks to make science accessible and exciting to a lay audience. It often succeeds. Words of Science is an especially captivating column. For instance, have you ever wondered what alluvium, petrichor, nychthemeron, or interstitial mean? These entries define and elaborate on scientific vocabulary in ways that not only clarify specific concepts, but also illuminate the way scientists attempt to understand the world. Other columns, such as Discussions, Foraging, and Natural Selection continue the trend, with explanations, ideas, and ponderings. For science writers, the QM Workshop series features the author’s account of a weeklong quantum mechanics workshop. [CNH]
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