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Nerd Job Alert: Defender of the Earth from Alien Invasion

Alien Invasion

NASA To Hire Full-Time Officer In Charge of Preventing Alien Invasion and to Make Some Lucky Nerd A Legend at Their High School Reunion

Growing up as a Nerd has never been easy but now you can prove your high school classmates and guidance counselor wrong: fighting an alien invasion is now a real career.

Thanks to NASA’s latest job opening, you can now apply to be a Planetary Protection Officer.

As first reported by Business Insider and according to the job description on USAJobs.gov, NASA has an opening for a “planetary protection officer,” or PPO, and pays an … READ MORE

Engineering Nerds In Real Life

Meet Matthew Reinhart and His Amazing Paper Art

Taking Story-Telling and Origami to a Whole New Level

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“I think everyone is born an artist – we just forget it or lose confidence as we get older because we think we aren’t good enough. Kids don’t have those art hang-ups. I envy them!”

– Matthew Reinhart

 

Even before they get to preschool or elementary art class, our kids have explored and expressed their creativity through paper. They’ve feverishly scribbled with crayons into coloring books (and, sometimes, onto walls, furniture, and family pets), made collages with construction paper, and dipped curious fingers into paints to turn blank sheets … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life Science & Tech

Dear stressed out science student: here are the answers to your questions about #sciencelife.

Science.Sam, Reveals Her Secrets to The Science Life to Help Other Future Scientists Achieve Their Dream Job

Science Life

GUEST POST: The Science Life with Science.Sam

If you had asked 6 year-old me what I wanted to be when I grew up, my answer would’ve been “a scientist!” At the time I was perhaps more excited by the bangs and whistles of chemistry and astronomy as opposed to the biology I now study for my PhD, but my love of science started early and has never wavered.

But it has been challenged. A lot!

I was the first in my family to pursue … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life

How to Take Your Passion and Make Movie Magic

Storytelling with Industrial Light & Magic’s Tim Alexander

Star Wars Day

Originally posted on May 4, 2017

When the first Star Wars film (Episode IV: A New Hope), hit theaters in 1977, it was an instant hit. With a budget of just $11 million, this simple story of good versus evil brought science fiction into the mainstream with a box office blowout of over $775 million. So, what made this new space epic so popular? Three simple elements: great story, a strong supporting cast, and unbelievable special and visual effects like nobody had seen before.

Forty years, (currently) eight movies, countless … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life Science & Tech

How to Explore Your World and Save the Planet with Social Entrepreneur Philippe Cousteau (Part 2)

How to Explore Your World and Save the Planet with Social Entrepreneur Philippe Cousteau

Grandson of Filmmaking Legend Jacques Cousteau Explains How Empowering Young Science Activists is Good for Business and Critical for Survival

 

Last week, in Part I of his Nerd Profile, Philippe Cousteau told us about his background and early influences, and we learned how they inspired his:

  • Passion for environmental conservation and other causes that impact women, children, and families around the world
  • The founding of EarthEcho International; and
  • His diverse work in broadcasting, filmmaking, and online media.

Here in Part II, you’ll learn more about how this explorer, media personality, and respected environmental advocate approaches new challenges, advises … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life Science & Tech

How to Explore Your World and Save the Planet with Social Entrepreneur Philippe Cousteau

Grandson of Filmmaking Legend Jacques Cousteau Explains How Empowering Young Science Activists is Good for Business and Critical for SurvivalHow to Explore Your World and Save the Planet with Social Entrepreneur Philippe Cousteau

 


“What is a scientist after all? It is a curious man looking through a keyhole,
the keyhole of nature, trying to know what’s going on.”

  Jacque Cousteau, Explorer, Conservationist & Filmmaker


Growing up before the Internet and 500 channels of digital HD cable existed, there were basically three ways most Nerds (or any kid like me) accessed and explored the mysteries of the natural world beyond their local ecosystem. If my friends and I wanted to see something … READ MORE