Archive for the 'Science News' Category

A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click here to Read:  A Science Icon Died 17 Years Ago. In His Last Interview, He Made A Warning That Gives Me Goosebumps Interview of Carl Sagan by Charlie Rose on the Upworthy website. The interview clip originally aired on “Charlie Rose” on May 27, 1996.

Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found in Italian Skeleton

Monday, April 13th, 2015

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Click here to Read: Oldest Neanderthal DNA Found in Italian Skeleton By Charles Q. Choi on the Fox News website on April 13, 2015.

File photo – Hyperrealistic face of a neanderthal male is displayed in a cave in the new Neanderthal Museum in the northern Croatian town of Krapina Feb. 25, 2010. (REUTERS/Nikola Solic)

Another step for mankind

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Another step for mankind: Israeli scientists advance theory on moon’s origin: Researchers from Technion, University of Bordeaux believe moon was formed after collision between Earth and object of very similar composition by the Times of Israel Staff in the Times of Israel on April 11, 2015

Science and Culture: Using fiction to make the case for basic research

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Science and Culture: Using fiction to make the case for basic research, Review of Jellyfish Have Eyes by Joran by Joel Shurkin in the PNAS Journal, vol. 112 no. 14.

CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

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Click Here To Read: CERN restarts Large Hadron Collider By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on April 8, 2015.

An event display of the Higgs boson decaying into two photons. Credit: CMS/CERN

Life Lines: For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Life Lines: For an artist with amnesia, the world takes place through her pencil by Daniel Zalewski in The New Yorker in March 30, 2015.

A virus essentially obliterated Lonni Sue Johnson’s hippocampus, and she can no longer recall what happened five minutes earlier. Her life has become an endless series of jump cuts.CREDITPHOTOGRAPHS BY PHILLIP TOLEDANO

NASA video shows the dark side of the moon

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View:  INCREDIBLE: NASA video shows the dark side of the moon by Elivokim Cohen on the Jews News Website on February 10, 2015.

How people use “common knowledge” to coordinate their actions

Friday, March 27th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: How people use “common knowledge” to coordinate their actions on the Medical Xpress Website on March 23, 2015.

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Separating Fact from Fiction in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Separating Fact from Fiction in the Etiology and Treatment of Autism: A Scientific Review of the Evidence by James D. Herbert, Ph.D., Ian R. Sharp, Ph.D., and Brandon A. Gaudiano, Ph.D. on the Quackwatch website.

Memories Weaken Without Reinforcement, Study Finds

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Memories Weaken Without Reinforcement, Study Finds By Pam Belluck in The New York Times on March 16, 2015.

As part of a study to see if forgotten memories actually get weaker in the brain, people were asked to recall photos they had been shown of famous people, ordinary objects or notable places. While they were recalling or viewing the pictures, brain scans registered distinct patterns for each image.CreditFrom top left, clockwise: Computational Perception and Cognition Lab at MIT, John D. Schiff, Dr. Maria Wimber, and Enoch Lau/CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

NASA Just Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken And It Will Shake Up Your Universe

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read and View: NASA Just Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken And It Will Shake Up Your Universe on the Jews News Website.

Chasing Ice

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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Click Here to View:  “CHASING ICE” captures largest glacier calving ever filmed on YouTube.

Why Pi Matters

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Why Pi Matters by Steven Strogatz in the New Yorker on March 13, 2015.

The beauty of pi, in part, is that it puts infinity within reach.

CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY JEFFREY COOLIDGE / GETTY

Hubble finds ‘best evidence’ for Ganymede subsurface ocean

Saturday, March 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Hubble finds ‘best evidence’ for Ganymede subsurface ocean By Jonathan Amos BBC News Website on March 12, 2015.

Oldest Homo fossil from Ethiopia links human genus to Australopithecus

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Oldest Homo fossil from Ethiopia links human genus to Australopithecus By Thomas H. Douglass on the World Socialist Website on March 10, 2015.

The Feel-Good Gene

Monday, March 9th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: The Feel-Good Gene by Richard A. Freedman in The New York Times on March 6, 2015.

My Stroke of Insight: Jill Bolte Taylor’s Ted Talk

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

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Click Here to View: My Stroke of Insight: Jill Bolte Taylor’s Ted Talk on the Ted Website filmed February 2008.

Neuroscientists deride Human Brain Project as misguided, unhelpful

Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists deride Human Brain Project as misguided, unhelpful by Tom Bartlett On the Genetic Literacy Project Website on February 17, 2015.

Two Tiny Jurassic Mammal Species Unearthed in China

Sunday, February 15th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: Two Tiny Jurassic Mammal Species Unearthed in China on the NBC News Website.

NASA: by The US Faces a “Mega-Drought” Not Seen in 1,000 Years

Saturday, February 14th, 2015

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Click Here to Read: NASA:  by The US Faces a “Mega-Drought” Not Seen in 1,000 Years  By Jordan Valinsky on the Science.mic website on February 13, 2015