Sunday, May 15, 2016

Science in the News

Recently I stumbled upon an article involving science in the news that truly blew me away!! I really liked the set up of this article because it doesn't cover one single aspect of science in the news, instead it covers several different stories.  The article gives little snippets of various different articles and has the main articles all hyperlinked into her (Deirdra O'Regan's) article.  I also liked that incase one didn't want to read the article, she also provides a video that sums up the whole article.  My favorite story had to be the most recent discovery of planets by the Kepler space telescope in which it found over 1,200 new planets!  It is simply amazing that we are making these discoveries ever day, and it show the true expanse of the universe; that over 1,200 planets weren't even known until a few days ago is testament to that.  I think that this style of article is great for todays fast paced world.  We all want to get things done so quickly now that no one has time to stop and read an article, I feel that this type seeks a middle ground in the journalism field in which it gives a teaser to the whole story and only costs a few seconds of ones time.  I can see this article and others like it having a great influence on teaching science in the news to students, it gives students a wide array of new scientific discoveries right at their fingertips and can give a quick preview so students know what they're about to get into.

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