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Category Archive: science

Nov 30 2012

Change in the air for NASA czar?

Are changes afoot at NASA’s highest echelon? The Orlando Sentinel seems to think so and they have an idea or two why a change in leadership might happen:

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Jun 29 2012

Amazing MRI clip captures human birth

There should be a Youtube version of the Oscars, and if there was, this short clip by Bamberg C, Rademacher G, Güttler F, et al “Human birth observed in real-time open magnetic resonance imaging,” would be in contention for the science and education categrory.

Jun 12 2012

The Chinese are going deep

The Chinese have their sights set on the high frontier, but this week they’re looking to another unexplored realm intent on setting records there too:

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Jun 11 2012

Blooms beneath the ice

Cryo-researchers have found algal blooms below the polar ice that are far more robust than once thought, and that could explain some things:

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May 13 2012

Mystery blob revealed?

Remember the mystery blobs that had been found washed up on beaches or caught in nets here and there? Well, this may solve the mystery and it’s a pretty cool answer:

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May 10 2012

Spitzer wows with top ten pics and light from super earth

The Helix nebula as seen by NASA's Spitzer Infrared Telescope. Click image for top ten Spitzer images at Nat'l Geo

NASA has released the top ten images taken by the Spitzer telescope, and the same instrument has observed light across 41 light-years from a exo-planetary super-earth for the first time:

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Apr 15 2012

The Republican brain … on science

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The Republican Brain: The Science of Why They Deny Science — and Reality by Chris Mooney Publisher Wiley; available on Kindle During the darkest days of the Bush era, science writer Chris Mooney made a big splash in the publishing world with his first book detailing the Republican war on science. This month his newest effort, …

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Mar 11 2012

The science of anti-science

On almost every post where conservative denial of science rears its unwelcome head, a fascinating question breaks out in comments: do they really believe it or are they just being cynical assholes? The traditional response is “I can’t read people’s minds …but”. Now, thanks to the rapidly growing field of neurophysiology, we’re starting to get insight into …

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Jan 14 2012

This week in science: of maxima and minima

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Even in the most modern, mass produced storage media, it normally takes near a million atoms to store one bit of information. Big Blue hopes to reduce that a tad:

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Dec 10 2011

This week in science!

This week rumors swirled that … something … was found in the LHC data. There’s plenty of inside baseball players saying it’s likely to be tentative evidence that the search for the Higgs Boson is nearing a phase transition. So, what is the Higgs Boson you ask? The LHC rap above with intro by MC Hawking does a …

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