Category: Science & Education

Night Skies Monitoring Light Pollution & Mapping Galaxies

With darkness closing in early, winter was once my nemesis. Now, though, I recognize the season’s potentially significant citizen science value. Theoretically, the leafless trees and dark skies should provide stargazers with stunning views, but finding a vantage point that isn’t flooded with artificial light has become increasingly difficult. Government bodies, area schools, businesses—even individual homeowners—illuminate Bloomington’s night sky, and collectively contribute to light pollution.

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500 Women Scientists Active & Growing at IU

After the 2016 election, and with the installation of the Trump administration, many felt that support for science was in jeopardy. And when scientists are under pressure, that pressure is particularly intense for women, says Sarah Schanz, one of the new leaders of the Indiana University chapter (or “pod”) of 500 Women Scientists.

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A ‘Nerd’ IU Prof Helped Establish a Link Between The Trump Campaign and A Russian Bank—in 2016

In the October 15, 2018, issue of The New Yorker magazine, there is a nine-page, heavily researched article entitled “Enigma Machines” with the subhead, “Was there a connection between a Russian bank and the Trump campaign?” One of the experts cited in the article is L. Jean Camp, a professor in the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.

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