A visit to the Natural History Museum – The Nature of Cities

Museums and collections surely served to materialize the appropriation of history, englobed within Britannia’s magnanimous fold. One almost expects Tarzan to come swinging from the roof trusses, the archetypical English gentleman who whitewashes the colonial-industrial complex with the image of unsullied nature. At the end of November 2021, spending a few days in London, I … Read more

Hanging Lake source water study highlights complex nature of canyon’s cave geology

Dave Woods, senior project scientist at Ozark Laboratories, installs charcoal samplers in Dead Horse Creek near Hanging Lake in September 2021.White River National Forest/Courtesy photo The shortest distance between the headwaters above the north rim of Glenwood Canyon and the canyon’s most iconic feature, Hanging Lake, is anything but a straight line. Along the way, … Read more

A Huge Step Forward in Quantum Computing Was Just Announced: The First-Ever Quantum Circuit

Australian scientists have created the world first-ever quantum computer circuit – one that contains all the essential components found on a classical computer chip but at the quantum scale. The landmark discovery, published in Nature today, was nine years in the making. “This is the most exciting discovery of my career,” senior author and quantum … Read more

Leslie Science & Nature Center unveils plans for interactive Nature Playscape

ANN ARBOR – Tree Town kids and kids-at-heart can anticipate a new, outdoor play space by Leslie Science & Nature Center. Named Nature Playscape, the multi-year project has several different features and areas, including a 32-foot slide, tunnel and exploration and building area. This summer, area children can see construction on the Active Zone, the … Read more

Answering, ‘How did Bethany Falls limestone get its name?’ 

Share this story Published June 13th, 2022 at 4:38 PM Above image credit: An old newspaper clipping showing geologist Richard Gentile who says, “Kansas City is literally built around this rock.” Another clipping describes the benefits of using limestone for structures such as homes. (Vicky Diaz-Camacho | Flatland) Avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast Darin Good, … Read more

Lawrence Hall of Science opens Outdoor Nature Lab

The new Outdoor Nature Lab at the Lawrence Hall of Science, Berkeley. Credit: Ximena Natera, Berkeleyside / CatchLight Gisela Tarifa, a Lawerence Hall of Science staffer, stands on a stairway made of logs at the Outdoor Nature Lab. Credit: Ximena Natera, Berkeleyside / CatchLight For some who attended California’s public schools, school-organized outdoor science camps … Read more

How Can We Build Natural Networks to Deliver the Deal With Stakeholders? – The Nature of Cities

Quite often city-makers who want to implement nature-based solutions run into many hurdles standing in the way of realizing their green ideals. But how do you tear down those walls? Effective co-creation is a path forward. More than half of the world population lives and works in diverse, bustling cities. And perhaps, if you are … Read more

Beyond Measure by James Vincent review – worth its weight in gold | Science and nature books

Once upon a time there was no time at all. And no weight, no mass, no height, no volume. None of the gauges and instruments we use to make sense of the world around us existed. They hadn’t been invented yet. And although the physical properties measurements refer to existed before the names humans coined … Read more

Learning to be a young citizen of science | Western Colorado

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