mothernaturenetwork:

The science behind your cat’s most adorable features
There’s much to admire about your kitty’s cute little paws, nose and whiskers — but there’s some amazing biology at work as well.

"The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous."

Raymond Chandler (via jtotheizzoe)

Thus, the significance of the integration of “ART” in STEM, evolving this acronym from STEM to “STEAM”. Very important. Learn more about this transition via the RISD (Rhode Island School of Design) STEM to STEAM Initiative.

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(via sagansense)

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Exhibition Dates: May 24 – June 22, 2014APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 13, 2014 11:59 pm CSTPartners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) has designated 2014 the Year of the Salamander to bring awareness to conservation issues surrounding these amazing amphibians. Art.Science.Gallery. (Austin, TX) is pleased to announce our open call for a group exhibition of artworks inspired by salamanders! We are seeking original artworks about salamanders,including, but not limited to works that address the role of salamanders in the environment, including aesthetic, cultural, economic, educational and scientific aspects of their biology and natural history. Works may also explore datasets about salamander populations, species relationships or biogeography. This exhibition is intended to enhance public understanding of salamanders, their diversity, and the importance of science and conservation. This exhibition will fulfill Art.Science.Gallery.’s missions of supporting emerging and established artists, engaging our community in the sciences through the visual arts, and providing a space for artists and scientists to forge new and collaborative relationships.Special events during the exhibition will include a 4-week informal course entitled Herpetology 101: Salamanders, a free public lecture by Dr. Hayley Gillespie entitled Texas Salamander Extravaganza, and the 3rd Meeting of the EuryceAlliance (May 30, 2014), a scientific working group dedicated to research and conservation of Texas Eurycea salamanders.We consider science-art to be any work that combines art and the natural sciences through content, purpose, craft or materials. Thus, submissions may be in any medium. Group submissions by interdisciplinary collaborators and/or research groups are encouraged. As part of our mission is to encourage creative exploration by scientists, we encourage scientists to contact us for ideas if you would like to participate, but are not sure how.Applicants may submit up to 3 works or proposed works for consideration by completing the application package available at www.ArtScienceGallery.com/salamander

Exhibition Dates: May 24 – June 22, 2014

APPLICATIONS DUE APRIL 13, 2014 11:59 pm CST

Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (PARC) has designated 2014 the Year of the Salamander to bring awareness to conservation issues surrounding these amazing amphibians. Art.Science.Gallery. (Austin, TX) is pleased to announce our open call for a group exhibition of artworks inspired by salamanders! We are seeking original artworks about salamanders,including, but not limited to works that address the role of salamanders in the environment, including aesthetic, cultural, economic, educational and scientific aspects of their biology and natural history. Works may also explore datasets about salamander populations, species relationships or biogeography. This exhibition is intended to enhance public understanding of salamanders, their diversity, and the importance of science and conservation. This exhibition will fulfill Art.Science.Gallery.’s missions of supporting emerging and established artists, engaging our community in the sciences through the visual arts, and providing a space for artists and scientists to forge new and collaborative relationships.

Special events during the exhibition will include a 4-week informal course entitled Herpetology 101: Salamanders, a free public lecture by Dr. Hayley Gillespie entitled Texas Salamander Extravaganza, and the 3rd Meeting of the EuryceAlliance (May 30, 2014), a scientific working group dedicated to research and conservation of Texas Eurycea salamanders.

We consider science-art to be any work that combines art and the natural sciences through content, purpose, craft or materials. Thus, submissions may be in any medium. Group submissions by interdisciplinary collaborators and/or research groups are encouraged. As part of our mission is to encourage creative exploration by scientists, we encourage scientists to contact us for ideas if you would like to participate, but are not sure how.

Applicants may submit up to 3 works or proposed works for consideration by completing the application package available at www.ArtScienceGallery.com/salamander

So apparently there’s a measles outbreak in New York and Whooping Cough outbreak in California. These diseases are terrible and completely preventable. Wanna know why? Vaccines! Wanna know how they work? Watch my latest video!

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So apparently there’s a measles outbreak in New York and Whooping Cough outbreak in California. These diseases are terrible and completely preventable. Wanna know why? Vaccines! Wanna know how they work? Watch my latest video! 

For more That’s So Science, subscribe to my channel and follow me on twitter! 

"If we truly want to encourage girls to apply their promise and passion to STEM fields, STEM industries must leave room for the detours and for the meandering and bush-whacked routes that these women may forge toward innovation and a greater understanding of how our world works."

— Jessica Lahey, The Atlantic

mannurse:

Flu shots for everyone. Yay.

mannurse:

Flu shots for everyone. Yay.

policymic:

7 images that debunk anti-vaccine believers’ outrageous claims

Anti-vax claim: Because most dangerous diseases have been virtually eliminated in wealthy countries like the United States, vaccinations have basically become unnecessary.

Debunk: It only takes a few cases for an outbreak to resurface in a population with low vaccination coverage. In fact, due to anti-vaccine paranoia, there’s been several measles (red) and whooping cough (green) outbreaks in the US recently.

Importantly, getting vaccinated protects those around us. A small number of the population are unable to be vaccinated (small children, the elderly), so their protective barrier is vaccinated people around them who stop the spread of the disease. This concept is known as “herd immunity.”

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