My first field trip with SEEDS took place last week and I simply had to share how wonderful this trip was.
This yearï¿½s ESA/SEEDS field trip to sunny Santa Barbara, California and the UCSB LTER was incredible! I canï¿½t remember the last time I had sooo much fun with people I barely knew and had only just met.
Fifty years ago today, the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the worldï¿½s first artificial satellite. As John Noble Wilford describes in the New York Times (September 25, 2007, page D2), ï¿½Climbing out of the terrestrial gravity well, rising above the atmosphere and into orbit, Sputnik crossed the threshold into a new dimension of human experience.
This is to invite you to attend an Arthur M. Sackler colloquium, In the Light of Evolution II: Biodiversity and Extinction, sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences. The Colloquium will be December 6-8, 2007, at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering in Irvine, California. A preliminary program can be viewed at www.nasonline.or.