The Night Sky, The Forgotten Nature: Uncovering the Impact of One Television Programme on Astronomy Communication in Iran
For last six years, we celebrated summer (in the northern hemisphere at least) with the promise of inevitable winter and this year finally winter is here.

The Far Side of the Moon

For people who are interested in space exploration, 2019 is already becoming a historic year.

Just a few hours after the new year, the New Horizons probe did a fly by near a far far object named, Ultima Thule. A small and peanut-shaped object inside the Kuiper belt. Officially known as 2014 MU69, Ultima Thule orbits the sun every 298 years at the distance of 6.5 billion km from us. On the first day of January, it became the farthest object in the solar system that has been visited by an earthling spaceship.

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Morality of CRISPR-Cas 9

One of the most controversial science stories of the 2018, was about a Chinese scientist, who has been claiming that he successfully has altered the DNA of a twins using CRISPR-Cas9, a relativity new, powerful and cheap gene-editing tools.

There are many questions and doubts about the scientific and technical aspects of this claim. Many scientists and observers of scientific community debunked the claim, and many others have been raising their concerns over the long-term effects of using the CRISPR-Cas9 technology on humans.

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INO: Behind the dream

 

Mahmoud Ghomi, also known as Moshaver-al-Molk Mahmoudi, was among 42 students who had been sent to Europe by the governmental scholarship in 1858 to learn the modern science and technology. This was the first group of Iranian students who were selected to learn modern science and bring it back to Iran. It was a part of the famous Iranian chancellor, Amir Kabir, initiations for reforms in Iran.

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“Who is a Journalist?” Or “What is Journalism?”

In “Journalism in the age of blogging,” Alan Knight mentioned few reasons that lead to undermining the public trust toward the journalism and these could lead to gave the legitimacy and credibility to the new forms of journalism.

As Alan Knight, mentions: “The Internet allows anyone to become not only a media critic but also a reporter and a producer.” (“WHO IS A JOURNALIST?” 2008, 117)

The technological advancement in recent years is one major player in the resurfacing the question of who is a journalist.

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TESS, A New exoplanet hunter

Falconry; This is the name of a sport and ancient method of hunting.

In this method, hunters are using trained falcons to hunt. Now it is time for a galactic falconry.

This time the planet hunters will use a Falcon to send their trap to space. Their targets are extrasolar planets near the Earth.

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Truth in the age of Technology

The 4th Kavli Symposium on science journalism was held 19-21 February in Austin, TX. More than 50 science journalists and computer scientists gathered in Austin and discussed Fact Checking, Data Journalism, Artificial Intelligence and Technology and Truths. Keep Reading