Science Small Plate (April 12, 2013)

Global Color Views of Mars by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA.

Mars (NASA JPL)

Settle in with a fresh serving of science:

Sorry for the small small plate this week, folks…too much other stuff going on. But I’ll close with a quote from NPR correspondent and Radiolab host Robert Krulwich about why we science writers, teachers and communicators do what we do:

“We who are doing this, we reporters, we animators, we science teachers, we bloggers, we artists, we museum managers, we research scientists, we copywriters — we don’t do what we do to speak to the Already Informed. We are doing this to tap ordinary, everyday people on their heads, people who might not have the time or the inclination, and say to them, ‘spend a few minutes over here, mulling this …'”

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