Igniting curiosity and inspiring conversation, Spectrum brings you the latest news and perspectives from across the Exploratorium.
by Mary Miller • May 15, 2007
Formal and informal educational institutions can fill in the gap in explaining the uncertainties and complexities of climate science.
by Mary Miller • May 11, 2007
In physicist Eric Mazur's model of inquiry learning, the students’ role is to think and discuss problems; the teacher’s role is to guide a deeper understanding of the underlying principles.
by Mary Miller • May 8, 2007
We’re in the grips of a weird weather pattern known in Southern California as Santa Ana conditions, which translates into beach weather in San Francisco.
by Mary Miller • May 7, 2007
I wandered next door to the office of one of the Exploratorium’s senior scientists Thomas Humphrey, a physicist, hockey player and all around walking encyclopedia, to chat about the sport.
by Mary Miller • May 4, 2007
Some of us at the Exploratorium have been mulling it over and we decided to launch our own blogging experiment. I’m the first out of the blocks.
by Mary Miller • April 25, 2007
I had a fascinating breakfast meeting with astrophysicist Rocky Kolb, where we discussed the dual personality of physics.
I persuaded the National Science Foundation to let me dive under the ice and it was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life.
Rocky Kolb is an opera buff, so one of the things we talked about during our recent breakfast was the upcoming production of Doctor Atomic in Chicago.
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