Category: OpEd

How Douglas Adams’ ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy’ Challenges the Conceptualization of the Cosmos

The humor of Douglas Adams, the British author and satirist beloved for his “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” series invokes humility and opens a discourse on humanity and Earth’s relative place in the universe.

The Role of Genetically Modified Crops in Attaining Food Security in the Developing World

New genetically modified crops that could help developing countries attain food security are in the pipeline, but resistance to their introduction is preventing many from reaching the poor.

The Writer and the Scientist: Finding Inspiration

Earthzine’s Senior Science Writer Elise Mulder Osenga finds hope through her work in interviews with scientists.

Just Waiting to be Discovered – Finding Hope in Earthbound Mysteries

We’ve investigated less than 5 percent of the world’s oceans. This op-ed looks at media framing and engaging the public in ocean exploration.

By-The-Wind Sailors

Usually found drifting in open waters, these wayward sailors get blown off course by heavy winds. Science Writer Jenny Woodman takes a closer look at her favorite stretch of beach along the Oregon Coast; click here to view her photo essay. If the popup did not load automatically, click here.     Topic: Oceans

By-The-Wind Sailors

Usually found drifting in open waters, these wayward sailors get blown off course by heavy winds. Science Writer Jenny Woodman takes a closer look at her favorite stretch of beach along the Oregon Coast; click here to view her photo essay. If the popup did not load automatically, click here. Topic: Oceans

Daring to Dream: Brianna Belz Looks to the Future of Medicine

Brianna (Brie) Belz, the keynote high school speaker from the Robert H. Goddard Memorial Dinner, reflects on the experiences that led her to pursue a career in space medicine.

Women in STEM: Progresses Made and Opportunities for Growth

Earthzine’s Women in STEM theme addresses the gender gap in STEM fields, profiles the work of scientists and highlights the importance of mentoring the next generation.

How Satellite Technology Is Helping End Illegal Fishing in Our Oceans

Satellite tracking technology aids analysts to prevent illegal fishing.

Widely Used Fishing Aid Is Polluting Ocean and Needs Better Management

Electronic monitoring could provide data needed to help regulate use of fish aggregating devices.