You know, spending time on the Internet can be a truly disheartening experience. But there are good things on the Internet too. For me, I love finding and interacting with other people who share my enthusiasm for science (and also science fiction). So today, I’d like to spread some of that science love around. Here are a few of my favorite science or science related posts that I’ve seen in the last week or so:
First up, Fran from My Hubble Abode has a great post about the history of the Crab Nebula. I’ve found that the best way to learn about science is to learn about the history of science: to learn the stories about how we figured all this science stuff out. Turns out the Crab Nebula played a much bigger role in the history of science than I thought. Click here to learn more!
Next, I’ve mentioned before that I’m a bit of stamp collector. Well, Stamp of the Day recently shared a neat stamp from Germany commemorating Weltraumlabor (Spacelab), which was a joint project between NASA and the ESA back in the 1980’s and 1990’s. Click here to check it out!
And Twinspiration has a cool post called “6 Space Activities for Children.” I think some of these activities could be fun for adults too, especially if you’re stuck at home in these COVID-ful times. Anyway, if you’re looking for fun ways to teach your kids (or yourself) about space, click here!
Lastly, on a more serious note, speculative fiction author Del Sandeen recently wrote a thought provoking article for Uncanny Magazine about the Black Lives Matter and Black Voices Matter movements. For anyone who wants to see more representation and more diversity in science fiction and fantasy, this article is well worth a read. Click here!
If you enjoy any of these articles/blog posts, please be sure to leave a comment letting the author know. And if you have some science you’d like to share, I’d love to hear about it in the comments below!
Until next time, keep it sciency, my friends!