ScienceOnlineSeattle #4: Life (Online) After Death

Can’t make it to tonight’s Science Online Seattle? Don’t worry, it’s live!

The reality of human mortality raises a host of challenging questions for the online realm. Who has access to your accounts if you are incapacitated or deceased? How can we memorialize lost love ones? What are the latest developments in virtual estate planning? ScienceOnlineSeattle kicks off our fall series with this heavy - but fascinating - discussion at the Pacific Science Center. Featuring a blend of legal, philosophical, and technical perspectives from our panelists, expect lively conversation, and more questions than answers.


Dave Talks Science, Episode 1 - Nightlighting Zooplankton (by rangerdavidd)

Start the mosquito video in the previous post when the song is a 4 seconds. Awesome!

Did you know mosquitoes can survive being hit by raindrops, even though raindrops can be 50x their size? Check out this slow-mo video, part of the supplemental material of this PNAS paper 

Try to start the video when the song in the next post is at 4 seconds - they go together perfectly. 

Would you snorkel in near freezing rivers to study salmon? This guy would - for 2500 miles! Full disclosure, I’m working with the inspiring company Leaping Frog Films that created this film, and they are looking for sponsorship for this series. 

Did you know that even though your taxes pay for scientific research, you usually can’t see the results without paying huge fees? Free access publicly funded science will increase the speed of science, create jobs, and save lives.

HT @Comprendia

gene|fish: oysters, urbanization, and crowdfunding - oh my!


I’m sure almost everyone has heard of crowdfunding for research dollars at this point, and maybe you are even intrigued by the concept. Well, two of us SAFS-ites (Lauren in the Olden Lab and Emma in the Roberts Lab) are out on the crowdfunding limb this month as part of the second #SciFund…

What IS ocean acidification anyway? A simple explanation. HT @aseachange