Feb 11, 2015
A headline is designed to convey the gist of a story, and also entice a reader to want more information. But sometimes the headlines themselves can inspire the imagination. Resident cartoonist and Contributing Art Director, Tom Dunne, created some off-the-cuff doodles, based solely on the headlines from Sigma Xi's SmartBrief.
Jun 15, 2015
Paired videos recently debuted on two well-known science YouTube channels. I saw the title, “The Truth about Toilet Swirl,” and I was intrigued. So I clicked. My first thought was incredulity, followed by many more thoughts best described as expressing a healthy dose of skepticism. There was no way Earth’s rotation was moving water in something as tiny as a 1.5 meter kiddie pool by way of the Coriolis effect. Or was there?
Jul 1, 2015
Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society moved from Connecticut to North Carolina in 1990 to be in the heart of the Research Triangle. We’re celebrating our 25-year anniversary of calling North Carolina home! Since then, we’ve experienced the state’s vibrant scientific research and diverse landscapes, from the mountains to the sea.