Author: Christina Parker

Science Outreach and the Sagan Effect

Science Outreach and the Sagan Effect

What role does science communication serve in society? Science communication aims to increase public awareness about science by sharing science-related topics through different medias like journalism, policy, news media, blogs, social media, and outreach opportunities. In the past few decades, there’s been a movement encouraging…

“GEER”ing up for Planet Simulation

“GEER”ing up for Planet Simulation

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see the surface of another planet up close? Well, NASA researchers in Cleveland are making this possible right here on Earth. The Glenn Extreme Environments Rig (GEER) is a chamber capable of regenerating temperatures, pressures…

Nanomedicine: How Much Are We Willing to Pay?

Nanomedicine: How Much Are We Willing to Pay?

In 2013, cancer affected approximately 14 million people in the United States, and its  direct medical costs were almost $75 billion, making cancer a devastating disease from both the human and financial perspectives. Nanotechnology may offer some relief, but at what cost?