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Screenshot of NASA's citizen science web site, which provides information on how to participate in citizen science projects

Those of us who missed our chance to attend Space Camp and possibly take an accidental trip to space (YouTube link) still have the opportunity… Read more

woman and two men standing

No matter how the association sector tries to spin it, association membership has been declining for years. A recent study states the top reasons for… Read more

Dippin Dots Cryogenics division website image

*kludge – an ill-assorted collection of parts assembled to fulfill a particular purpose. Is there a more laugh-so-you-don’t-cry artifact of these times than the redeployment… Read more

Images of web tutorials

There are two kinds of video online: Pure entertainment video, and practical video that is meant to train employees, citizens, researchers, students, mechanics, engineers. This… Read more

In the “before times,” online learning was simply one option for professional education. Conferences and other in-person venues filled educational needs. But after COVID, professionals… Read more

Library of Congress image of Johnstown bridge

While some dismissed recent Congressional hearings on social media misinformation as “deja vu all over again,” there are signs of cracks in the digital equivalent… Read more

NASA's Perseverance rover on Mars

Two concurrent storylines made the news in the summer of 2020: SpaceX’s first successful splashdown of a space mission launched by the United States since… Read more

Cover of "Nature's End" by Whitley Streiber and James Kunetka, 1986, first edition, author photo.

Not so long ago, many of us believed that improved access to credible, well-sourced information held the key to informing human decisions at all levels.… Read more

Expedition map of Northwest Passage Project route and destinations. (Graphic: Inner Space Center/Northwest Passage Project.)

Does access to science communication inevitably lead to greater public understanding of science, its discoveries, and their impact? Does access to online data sets inevitably… Read more

Why is anyone surprised that Uber’s initial public offering (IPO) dropped like a daisy-cutter bomb? What are you buying, if you buy Uber? A unicorn?… Read more