Science and Inquiry

This Group explores scientific topics. We have an active monthly book club, as well as discussions on a variety of topics including science in the news, new science book reviews, and any general science topic imaginable including history of science, physics, astronomy, biology, mathematics, medical, and environmental studies, to name but a few.
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+ Introductions
This topic has been closed to new comments. * Meet the Moderators
By Betsy , co-mod · 3 posts · 122 views
last updated Apr 16, 2020 07:19PM
* Who are we? Introduce Yourself. #2
By Betsy , co-mod · 684 posts · 1207 views
last updated Oct 27, 2022 05:31PM
* New Poll - Who Are We?
By Betsy , co-mod · 15 posts · 672 views
last updated Mar 02, 2018 05:45AM
* New Poll - Where are we?
By Melissa · 20 posts · 538 views
last updated Feb 17, 2019 08:36AM
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+ General
* What is your most recently read science book? What did you think of it? Part 3
By Betsy , co-mod · 378 posts · 596 views
last updated 9 hours, 4 min ago
* Helping You to Decide On a Book
By Betsy , co-mod · 26 posts · 431 views
last updated Oct 18, 2020 04:20AM
Fiction books for Science
By David · 10 posts · 88 views
last updated Nov 08, 2022 02:21AM
When You Can't Find the Book You Want
By Betsy , co-mod · 2 posts · 14 views
last updated Nov 04, 2022 05:44PM
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+ Book Club 2023
This topic has been closed to new comments. January 2023 Nominations
By Betsy , co-mod · 16 posts · 97 views
last updated Nov 22, 2022 12:22AM
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+ Book Club 2022
November 2022 - Rise of the Mammals
By Betsy , co-mod · 7 posts · 53 views
last updated Nov 06, 2022 08:58AM
December 2022 - Immense World
By Betsy , co-mod · 1 post · 33 views
last updated Oct 28, 2022 12:19AM
December 2022 Nominations
By Betsy , co-mod · 10 posts · 110 views
last updated Oct 22, 2022 02:32PM
October 2022 - Remarkable Life of the Skin
By Betsy , co-mod · 5 posts · 49 views
last updated Oct 14, 2022 06:25PM
* Past Book Club Selections
By Betsy , co-mod · 2 posts · 211 views
last updated Aug 22, 2015 12:15AM
What we've read.
By Betsy , co-mod · 5 posts · 177 views
last updated Aug 20, 2013 10:05PM
Books we've suggested
By Margie · 3 posts · 129 views
last updated Jul 22, 2013 04:29PM
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+ Recent Releases
* What goes here. . .Share your finds
By Melissa · 72 posts · 305 views
last updated Mar 27, 2017 03:43PM
Coming Soon
By Betsy , co-mod · 17 posts · 148 views
last updated Sep 17, 2022 03:24PM
This book sounds interesting
By Ibis3 · 35 posts · 229 views
last updated Jun 21, 2022 10:38AM
evolutionary anthropology
By Betsy , co-mod · 1 post · 43 views
last updated Feb 09, 2019 10:54PM
* Where do you get your science news?
By Betsy , co-mod · 66 posts · 697 views
last updated May 24, 2022 12:02PM
In the news today
By Jim · 270 posts · 362 views
last updated Nov 19, 2022 05:40PM
Coronavirus
By Candice · 4 posts · 63 views
last updated Mar 27, 2020 03:59AM
Apollo 11
By Betsy , co-mod · 6 posts · 26 views
last updated Jul 24, 2019 11:51AM
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+ Issues in Science
This topic has been closed to new comments. * What goes here?
By Betsy , co-mod · 1 post · 69 views
last updated May 04, 2013 04:28PM
"Disproving" ghosts and related topics
By Erik · 3 posts · 15 views
last updated Aug 22, 2022 03:14PM
Why the Natural Exponent <i>e</i> is so important
By David · 1 post · 25 views
last updated Dec 20, 2021 07:18PM
How can the universe be so big?
By Jim · 8 posts · 92 views
last updated Jan 19, 2021 11:24AM
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+ Other Media
* What Goes Here?
By Betsy , co-mod · 1 post · 21 views
last updated Feb 16, 2017 02:17AM
TV Shows
By Betsy , co-mod · 8 posts · 94 views
last updated Aug 06, 2022 02:54AM
Looking for good science podcasts.
By CrazyUnicorn · 39 posts · 220 views
last updated Aug 03, 2021 03:16PM
Looking for an animation of continental drift with annotations
By Jim · 2 posts · 16 views
last updated Sep 13, 2019 02:52PM
* What Goes Here?
By Betsy , co-mod · 2 posts · 76 views
last updated Nov 29, 2014 10:35AM
Recommendations for memoirs/biographies?
By Courtney · 11 posts · 50 views
last updated Dec 01, 2021 09:07PM
Books on the Standard Model for non physicists
By Dani · 6 posts · 26 views
last updated Oct 15, 2021 04:58PM
Responding kindly and clearly to conspiracy theory
By laurena · 2 posts · 39 views
last updated Apr 07, 2021 08:08PM
This topic has been closed to new comments. * What goes here?
By Betsy , co-mod · 1 post · 26 views
last updated Oct 07, 2021 10:25PM
COVID-19 Survival Surprise!!
By A. · 1 post · 17 views
last updated Nov 02, 2022 11:10AM
Greenhouse Gasses---Definition, Examples, and Solutions
By Lucy · 5 posts · 16 views
last updated Aug 13, 2022 10:29AM
Wetlands
By Melissa · 22 posts · 122 views
last updated Nov 18, 2022 03:50AM
Book Recommendations
By Melissa · 19 posts · 133 views
last updated Jan 12, 2016 05:04AM
What areas of botany interest you?
By Melissa · 39 posts · 97 views
last updated May 27, 2011 12:24PM
International Year of Forests
By Melissa · 4 posts · 21 views
last updated Feb 07, 2011 11:59AM
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+ Book Club 2017
May 2017 - Hidden Life of Trees
By Betsy , co-mod · 25 posts · 165 views
last updated Nov 17, 2022 06:26AM
April 2017 - Reality is Not What It Seems
By Betsy , co-mod · 15 posts · 157 views
last updated Mar 18, 2021 04:12PM
December 2017 - Storm in a Teacup
By Betsy , co-mod · 11 posts · 112 views
last updated Mar 20, 2018 04:52PM
November 2017 - Scale
By Betsy , co-mod · 11 posts · 102 views
last updated Dec 25, 2017 10:08PM
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+ Book Club 2016
* December 2016 - Wizards, Aliens
By Betsy , co-mod · 5 posts · 64 views
last updated Jan 25, 2017 01:23AM
* November 2016 - Neurotribes
By Betsy , co-mod · 9 posts · 100 views
last updated Nov 27, 2016 08:47PM
* November 2016 - Forensics
By Betsy , co-mod · 6 posts · 80 views
last updated Dec 21, 2020 08:22AM
* October 2016 - The Gene: Intimate History
By Betsy , co-mod · 16 posts · 126 views
last updated Feb 14, 2019 02:57PM
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+ Book Club 2015
* December 2015 - Violinist's Thumb
By Betsy , co-mod · 32 posts · 84 views
last updated Jan 11, 2016 06:55AM
* November 2015 - Being Mortal
By Betsy , co-mod · 55 posts · 108 views
last updated Jun 25, 2016 03:15PM
* October 2015 - Life on the Edge
By Betsy , co-mod · 14 posts · 78 views
last updated Oct 17, 2015 03:44PM
* September 2015 - Blood Work
By Betsy , co-mod · 26 posts · 73 views
last updated Sep 27, 2015 08:19PM
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I thought members might like to know a little bit about the makeup of the group. Please indicate your primary interest/connection to science/math. Also, write-in answers are okay, but we don't have to be extremely precise. This is just intended to give us a rough idea of who our members are.

Just interested in science/math
 
  122 votes 24.9%

Science student
 
  92 votes 18.8%

Practicing scientist - academia
 
  32 votes 6.5%

Health Professional
 
  31 votes 6.3%

Other student
 
  26 votes 5.3%

Software Engineer (write-in)
 
  25 votes 5.1%

Practicing scientist - industry
 
  17 votes 3.5%

Autodidact (write-in)
 
  15 votes 3.1%

Math student
 
  11 votes 2.2%

medical student (write-in)
 
  11 votes 2.2%

Practicing engineer - industry (write-in)
 
  11 votes 2.2%

writer/editor (write-in)
 
  9 votes 1.8%

Practicing scientist - government
 
  8 votes 1.6%

Biologist
 
  8 votes 1.6%

Mathematician
 
  7 votes 1.4%

practicing engineer - governmetn (write-in)
 
  7 votes 1.4%

Practicing scientist - other venue
 
  6 votes 1.2%

High school English teacher
 
  6 votes 1.2%

High school science teacher (write-in)
 
  6 votes 1.2%

retired engineer industry (write-in)
 
  4 votes 0.8%

Retired scientist - academia (write-in)
 
  4 votes 0.8%

nonscientist - academia (write-in)
 
  4 votes 0.8%

middle school science teacher (write-in)
 
  3 votes 0.6%

Retired stay at home Mom interested in science! (write-in)
 
  3 votes 0.6%

computer science student
 
  3 votes 0.6%

Polymath (write-in)
 
  3 votes 0.6%

Science/Maths student
 
  3 votes 0.6%

Retired scientist - industry (write-in)
 
  2 votes 0.4%

aspiring polymath, master of none
 
  2 votes 0.4%

Physics student (write-in)
 
  2 votes 0.4%

High School Mathematics Teacher (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.2%

Retired High School Mathematics Teacher (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.2%

Actuarial student (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.2%

Retired English teacher (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.2%

environmental lobbyist
 
  1 vote 0.2%

Neuropsychologist
 
  1 vote 0.2%

Indie Bookshop owner (write-in)
 
  1 vote 0.2%

Pharmacist
 
  0 votes 0.0%

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