Tuesday, January 17, 2012

New & Awesome Science Discoveries

It was brought to my attention that there is a trifecta of awesome discoveries in the science world that I should share here on the CSF blog.

The Universe is more crowded than we think
"Astronomers See More Planets Than Stars in Galaxy"

The start of complicated life was... easy?
"Test Tube Yeast Evolve Multicellularity"

This one speaks for itself.
"'Lost' Darwin fossils rediscovered"

In Festival news:
We're pumping along, adding more goodies to the Schedule of Events!  And look out for an announcement of some special guests who'll be at our Science Carnival!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Google Science Fair

Gotta love their tagline: Everyone has a question.  What's Yours?

Very reminiscent of what the Cambridge Science Festival wants kids ages 5-14 to answer in our Curiosity Challenge (Deadline: February 10th!)

On that note, we're looking for volunteers who can translate the Curiosity Challenge guidelines for students (and especially parents) with different backgrounds.  What language can you help with?

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

CSF 2012 Events and Schedule

Things are really heating up here in the CSF office.  Today, we've started putting up some CSF events onto the schedule!  These will update as we go with more events and changes!

Here's what we have -

Soon, we will also have an index of all Festival programs for 2012!


Friday, January 6, 2012

Link Salad!

Happy New Year, everyone!  We at the Festival office have hit the ground running this year.  Events should be going up onto the website starting in a few days (hopefully!).  CSF 2012 is really shaping up to be a great 10 days - Science Circus, CSF Star Party, Science of Baseball, of course our brain marathon Big Ideas for Busy People, and so much more! 

We love to collaborate with new friends, so shoot more ideas and events our way!  (but soon please!)

Okay, here are some interesting links.  Some old, some new, some tried, some true...

Parallel between spider silks and melody

“Nine Stubborn Brain Myths that Just Won’t Die, Debunked by Science”
I have to admit, I thought a couple of these were true…

Curing cancer in high school...  Yea, I'm feeling pretty incompetent right now.

Righty or lefty? Check out how it shapes your moral space.