New & Noteworthy

 

Bluestem Communications

April 14, 2014

The Biodiversity Project is an environmental organization that is working to protect, restore and conserve North America's land and water resources. They do this through research-based communications to connect people to nature and engage them in the topics and issues critical to human health and well-being.

 

WorldWideTelescope

April 14, 2014

Like Google Earth for the heavens, WWT aggregates astronomical data from the world's biggest telescopes to create a single virtual scope that anyone can look through. The idea is to democratize the science of astronomy with a single tool that can be used by students and scientists.

 

Wikipedia

April 14, 2014

In 2004, the editor of the Encyclopedia Britannica wrote an article called "The Faith-Based Encyclopedia" in which he compared Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia that anyone can update and edit, to a public toilet. The following year the world's most distinguished scientific journal, Nature, decided to compare Wikipedia and Britannica in a blind taste test. Nature's conclusion? That Wikipedia and Britannica are roughly equal when it comes to accuracy. (Quoted from Time Magazine)