This installment of IO is science & technology themed!
Lots of good stuff in the news this week, so I’m doing another IO to share some of the best.
I really like this article because it’s something I think about often. As an academic whose research is primarily on science and technology, and also as an environmental journalist, I am constantly trying to ensure that the science I report on and write about is accurate. But as a journo, it’s also part of my job to convey ideas to a general readership who are probably not all experts in science. However, I think that if journos can approach their work with a researcher’s mentality—since I consider journalism to be another facet of research anyway… hence how I found myself as a journalist…—we can ultimately hold our readership to higher standards, and have more in-depth conversations about science.
This is so awesome. Good job, Etsy! I really think that these kinds of projects are going to help balance the gender gap in programming and computer science. I would kill to go toHackerSchoolfor three months; alas, I don’t get that much time off of work.
Thinking about setting this up at home. Do you have a system like this? The setup seems pretty straightforward. I’m totally lazy when it comes to web security so it’s probably time that I step my game up a bit.
This is… kind of amazing, and kind of mindboggling.
Count me in as an Instagram fangirl. I really do enjoy this app, but we’ll see what happens now that it’s in Facebook’s hands. Is anyone else getting really tired of Facebook? I want to stay connected to people, but the interface of Facebook feels so outdated compared to much snazzier apps and social networking sites available.