Stories about "Science and technology"
Tuesday, October 28, 2008 12:00 pm
The annual Otis Lecture at Bates, Pollan's droll, fact-rich talk was titled In Defense of Food: "The Omnivore's Solution."
Monday, October 20, 2008 11:40 am
Historian of science at the University of California, San Diego, Naomi Oreskes gave a lecture on the science of climate change and the notion of scientific consensus. (Total length: 1:16:12)
Sunday, October 19, 2008 1:33 pm
Another cool class I am taking this year is called Field Geology in Maine. What’s awesome about it is how the course introduces you to the principles of geology while working in the field. Therefore, it isn’t the same old “rocks in a box” kind of geology that sounds oh-so boring. Instead, the professor has the philosophy that the best way to learn geology is by doing it. About once a month, our lab will go out on a field trip to the coast, Baxter State Park, or even Acadia National Park.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008 9:00 pm
"What advice would you give to Maine students interested in science?"
Monday, September 22, 2008 12:00 pm
It has always fascinated me that we are able to study and understand what is way beyond our physical reach.
Friday, September 19, 2008 2:08 pm
A biologist who made national news with his research into the effects of a common pesticide on frogs will speak at Bates College.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008 1:50 pm
The year 2009 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of naturalist Charles Darwin and the 150th publication anniversary of The Origin of Species, the book in which Darwin set forth the theory of evolution. During the 2008-09 academic year, Bates College and the Lewiston Public Library are commemorating these anniversaries with "Darwin at 200," a series of events illustrating the importance of Darwin's theory to our understanding of life on Earth and to human culture.
Friday, August 22, 2008 12:00 pm
A precipitious drop in the population of the Devils Hole pupfish, an iridescent blue minnow found only in a hot spring-fed pool in the Nevada desert, is confounding scientists.
Friday, August 8, 2008 12:00 pm
Despite wet weather, a steady trickle of Bates faculty and staff arrived between Pettengill Hall and the new dining Commons Aug. 7 to test drive two low-speed electric vehicles: a four-seater car and a small truck.
Friday, August 1, 2008 12:00 pm
Squeezing the equivalent of two semester-long courses into just six weeks, the second annual Hughes Summer Scholars Program at Bates has been a real academic workout for the students involved.