Monthly Archives: January 2017

NASA PubSpace

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NASA is using PubMed Central (PMC) to permanently preserve and provide easy public access to the peer-reviewed papers resulting from NASA-funded research. Beginning with research funded in 2016, all NASA-funded authors and co-authors (both civil servant and non-civil servant) will be required to deposit copies of their peer-reviewed scientific publications and associated data into NASA’s publication repository called NASA PubSpace.  This EXCLUDES patents, publications that contain material governed by personal privacy, export control, proprietary restrictions, or national security law or regulations.

Suggest Science Emojis

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The American Geophysical Union (AGU) has been asked by the Unicode Technical Committee to provide a list of suggestions for science-related emojis. Science-related emojis can help communicate science and represent sciences in social media. If you could add a few science emoji, especially for the geosciences, what would they be? Send AGU your suggestions.

New Pluto Globe

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There’s a new addition to the LPI library collection — a 6-inch-diameter Pluto globe created from New Horizons images. Sky & Telescope collaborated with LPI scientist Paul Schenk, Ross Beyer of SETI/NASA-​Ames, and the New Horizons team to produce a base map showing details as small as 1 mile (1 1/2 km) across. It’s currently on display in the library.

The Educator Event @HMNS January 21

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science presents The Educator Event at the museum on Saturday, January 21 from 8 am to 1 pm. This conference-style event gives educators a unique chance to learn about the educational opportunities provided by museums, educational nonprofits, and local organizations in and around Houston. Attendees will earn three hours of CPE credit by attending a variety of exciting hands-on workshops. Registration is free for all educators. Sign up today.