Neil DeGrasse Tyson Is America’s Premier Science Communicator – Beth Kelly

 

[box]This is a guest post from Beth Kelly, who is a freelance writer and blogger. Born and raised in Michigan, she moved to Chicago to attend DePaul University where she graduated in 2011. She lived in Krakow, Poland briefly before moving to South Korea to teach English. She writes most frequently on health and technology topics. You can follow her on Twitter @bkelly_88.[/box]

Carl Sagan, a science fiction fan from the start, had once dreamed of living on the planet Venus. But as a young doctoral student in the early 1960’s, he was the first to confirm the planet’s extreme temperatures and inhospitable nature. Using rudimentary data tables, he established that a “very efficient greenhouse effect” was at work, continually emitting prodigious levels of CO2 into the atmosphere and eliminating any potential for life.

As the host of the original Cosmos series, a program responsible for inspiring legions of scientists-to-be, one wonders if he would be a leader in today’s discussions concerning climate change. The greatest “science communicator” of his generation, Sagan appeared regularly on the Tonight Show, and had twenty bestselling and critically-acclaimed science books to his name. But, today his influence can also be detected someplace else – in his contemporary counterpart, the inimitable Neil deGrasse Tyson. The two once spent an afternoon together during Tyson’s college search. Of that meeting, he remembered thinking, “I already knew I wanted to become a scientist. But that afternoon, I learned from Carl, the kind of person I wanted to become.”

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Hustle With Others – Christina Faith

 

Recently, I’ve had a lot of doors open. I have been able to have conversations with some major influencers in our tech and social media world. Yesterday, I interviewed Carlos Whittaker and the major take away that I got from him is CONSISTENCY.

We all struggle with consistency! Things attempt to take the place of what we know we should be doing. In our busy world EVERYTHING is important! Even the fact that I just used a “!” made it feel like it was important. Our emotions run a mile a minute and we are moved by every tweet, news bulletin and notification that dings us. I have been battling this huge boulder of consistency and distraction myself.

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Don’t Be Afraid To Express Your Creativity – Ryan Bonaparte

 

When I was a kid, I loved to come up with business ideas. In 4th grade, I started a staple necklace business. Yes, I made necklaces out of staples and sold them. I would sit in class with my mini stapler, collecting staples to link together into necklaces. I thought it was a great way to take an idea I had, and make a business out of it without needing much to start. Plus, what could go wrong?

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