Science@Nasa video: Super Moon #science #tonight #harvestmoon

The summer of 2014 will be bathed in moonlight as three perigee “supermoons” occur in consecutive months: July, August, September.

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New Page on CauseScience! CauseScience Links!

Check out our new page, CauseScience Links, that contains links to many of the websites we use to stay up to date on science happenings. This list will be updated regularly. If you want us to add a link, contact CauseScience! Expect this page to get more organized and possibly include twitter links soon!

#Science news advertising ready for NYC subway! Attn: Sloths may cure cancer…?

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Apparently science news is becoming mainstream. Last night I saw this ad in the NYC subway system. Apparently youtube and vice news are advertising science and health related stories! I checked it out and found the video below.

VICE News host Thomas Morton swings from the trees with an international team of scientists in Panama that’s found a promising treatment for malaria, Chagas disease and breast cancer in the most unlikely place: The mossy fur of tree sloths. It’s yet another reason to not cut down rainforests. About half of all drugs brought to market from 1997-2006 came from plants, fungi and bacteria discovered by “bio-prospectors” in nature. And we see that sloths are just one of many new and unusual frontiers for this research.

Read the study by scientist Sarah Higginbotham here: http://www.plosone.org/article/fetchO…

Follow Thomas Morton on Twitter: @Babyballs69

How much #science do you know about black holes? Quiz from @SPACEdotcom

Space.com has a great 9 question quiz to test your knowledge of black holes. I scored a 3 out of 9… apparently I need to read up on black hole science. Give the quiz a try! Feel free to share your results in the comments to show how much more you know than me!

Great Ted Video featuring Michael Specter! The danger of #science denial

I saw this posted on ‘2012 and all that’ blog, check them out!

Fantastic Ted Talk video on science denial. It applies equally to all denial and anti-science movements: climate denial, food conspiracy, Big Alterna and Big Organic, creationism, anti-vaccine cranks and many others. Please watch the video because not only does he do yet another necessary takedown, he also shows the intimidating actions used by some anti-science groups.

http://www.ted.com Vaccine-autism claims, “Frankenfood” bans, the herbal cure craze: All point to the public’s growing fear (and, often, outright denial) of science and reason, says Michael Specter. He warns the trend spells disaster for human progress.

Fire in space is so hot right now! @astro_reid #science #ISS

Today has been a big day for fire in space. Earlier I posted about an older experiment with fire on the International Space Station. And this evening, social media astronaut extraordinaire Reid Wiseman posted vines of more fire experiments on ISS. Very, Very Cool!

 

Wanna be an EPA administrator? See a ‘day in the life’ of Gina McCarthy #EPA

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Check out this feature on the EPA website that shows you photos and descriptions of what a day in EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy is like. Looks like it is updated every few weeks with a new day in the life! See previous CauseScience posts on Gina McCarthy here.