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Review of the latest in science culture

I’m a little late today with my posts (and not very insightful), my apologies. I’m also taking the rest of this week off, so we’ll see if this blog will magically keep itself alive. 🙂

From Discover Magazine, a review of all the latest in science culture, including cinema, books, and other art/science goodies.

The most intriguing to me?

How to Build Your Own Spaceship, by Piers Bizony
When it comes to actually building a craft, your mileage may vary, but Bizony delivers an engaging survey of the commercial space technology that could soon send multitudes of civilians into orbit. Explanations of modern rocketry are remarkably readable, and there are even tips for space-bound entrepreneurs on lunar-base placement and space suit redesign.



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.