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  • India-Israel science and innovation pact

    12/06/2016 6:49:25 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/12/16
    Science Minister Ofer Akunis signed a new agreement on cooperation in the fields of science and innovation with India while on a visit there. The agreement calls for each of the two countries to budget a million dollars in 2017 for mutual research projects. There will also be joint initiatives...
  • French school pupils ranked 'worst at maths' in all of EU

    11/29/2016 4:31:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    TheLocal.fr ^ | 29 Nov 2016 15:44 GMT+01:00
    French school children have seriously under performed in an international maths and science testing, according to a new report. […] The study, carried out by education research group TIMSS, revealed that French 10-year-olds were bottom of the class in Europe when it comes to maths, and second last to Cyprus in science. In math, the French students finished the test with an average score of 488, below the EU average of 527 (the international average was weighted at 500). Some 13 percent of these French children didn’t reach the score of 400, a fact the Education Minister said showed that...
  • Why quantum mechanics might need an overhaul

    11/26/2016 6:19:48 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 61 replies
    Science News ^ | November 4, 2016 | Tom Siegfried
    Why quantum mechanics might need an overhaul by Tom Siegfried 3:37pm, November 4, 2016 Nobel laureate Steven Weinberg says current debates suggest need for new approach to comprehend reality SAN ANTONIO ? Quantum mechanics is science’s equivalent of political polarization. Voters either take sides and argue with each other endlessly, or stay home and accept politics as it is. Physicists either just accept quantum mechanics and do their calculations, or take sides in the never-ending debate over what quantum mechanics is actually saying about reality. Steven Weinberg used to be happy with quantum mechanics as it is and didn’t worry...
  • LIVING ROBOT with 'HUMAN BRAIN' close to creation as super AI computer around the corner

    11/26/2016 10:07:07 AM PST · by DFG · 35 replies
    Express UK ^ | 11/26/2016 | Joey Millar
    Engineers at the University of Massachusetts are developing microprocessors which mimic biological synapses - the nerve cells which pass messages across the human body. The science fiction-style project is being undertaken by Joshua Yang and Qiangfei Xia, professors of electrical and computer engineering at the US college. Their work focuses heavily on memristors - a computer component which could change science forever, switching the focus from electronics to ionics.
  • Scientists Accidentally Discover Efficient Process to Turn CO2 Into Ethanol

    11/25/2016 4:11:06 PM PST · by Enchante · 50 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | October 17, 2016 | Avery Thompson
    Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have discovered a chemical reaction to turn CO2 into ethanol, potentially creating a new technology to help avert climate change. Their findings were published in the journal ChemistrySelect. The researchers were attempting to find a series of chemical reactions that could turn CO2 into a useful fuel, when they realized the first step in their process managed to do it all by itself. The reaction turns CO2 into ethanol, which could in turn be used to power generators and vehicles.
  • Blood from human teens rejuvenates body and brains of old mice

    11/24/2016 10:51:35 AM PST · by moose07 · 52 replies
    New Scientist ^ | 15 November 2016 | Jessica Hamzelou
    Blood plasma from young people has been found to rejuvenate old mice, improving their memory, cognition, and physical activity. The method has the potential to be developed into a treatment for people, says Sakura Minami of Alkahest, the company behind the work. Previous research has found that stitching old and young mice together has an interesting effect. While sharing a blood system works out well for the older mouse, the younger one isn’t so lucky. The young animals started to show signs of brain ageing, while the brains of the older mice started to look younger. “We see a rejuvenation...
  • Walgreen's $140 Million Lawsuit Shows Theranos Is Way Worse Than We Thought

    11/23/2016 11:10:50 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 15 replies
    Thrill List ^ | 11/23/2016, 2:58 PM | By Christina Stiehl
    <p>Theranos, the biotech company started by a 19-year-old Stanford dropout, has another hurdle to cross in its whole "we're totally a legit blood-testing company" campaign. This time, it turns out that tens of thousands of blood tests were voided, making them totally invalid. Whoops!</p>
  • The Real War on Science

    11/23/2016 7:38:54 PM PST · by tbw2 · 19 replies
    City Journal ^ | Autumn, 2016 | John Tierney
    The Real War on Science: The Left has done far more than the Right to set back progress.
  • Theranos's Insane Campaign To Punish Whistleblower, Who Happened To Be Famous Boardmember's Grandson

    11/21/2016 7:48:00 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 40 replies
    TechDirt ^ | Mon, Nov 21st 2016 5:13pm | by Mike Masnick
    We haven't really written much about the insane Theranos scandal, though we discussed it on our podcast. The whole story is pretty crazy -- involving a heavily hyped up company that appeared to basically be flat out lying to everyone about what it could do. The company still exists, but barely. The company's founder and CEO, who was plastered across magazine covers and compared frequently to Steve Jobs, has been banned from running a lab for two years, and the company is now facing a $140 million lawsuit from its biggest partner, Walgreens, who claims that Theranos repeatedly lied to...
  • Doctor: Treatment Using Maggots Saves Lives, Limbs and Money

    11/19/2016 8:13:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 48 replies
    KHOU ^ | November 11, 2016 | Shern-Min Chow,
    Sometimes ancient remedies are the best, even if they make you a little squeamish. Maggots are being used again but in a new way: to save lives, limbs and money. Some doctors think the larvae could revolutionize wound care, which costs $10 to 15 billion a year in the U.S. It’s a problem that will grow, with our growing diabetes population. On the Ca-Hil farm out in the small town of Wild Peach in Brazoria County, it is another day. Owner Randy Harang is prepping the fields to bale hay, but for the 59-year-old, it is not just business as...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/19/2016 12:07:29 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 13 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Theranos and David Boies Cut Legal Ties

    11/18/2016 11:53:04 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 7 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Nov. 18, 2016 7:12 p.m. ET | By John Carreyrou
    Litigator David Boies and the law firm he founded, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, have stopped doing legal work for Theranos Inc. after disagreeing about the strategy for handling ongoing government investigations of the blood-testing company, according to people familiar with the matter. Mr. Boies, 75 years old, has been one of the country’s best-known litigators since the late 1990s. He became Theranos’s outside counsel after being approached in 2011 by two investors in the Palo Alto, Calif., startup. He fiercely defended Theranos against questions about its technology and operations. Those efforts included threatening to take legal action against The...
  • Why is Elizabeth Holmes still leading Theranos?

    11/18/2016 11:38:20 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    San Francisco Business Times ^ | Nov 18, 2016, 1:40pm PST | Ron Leuty Reporter San Francisco Business Times
    It's worth asking why Elizabeth Holmes is still leading the embattled blood testing company Theranos Inc. But there may be a good reason why she still is in charge, one that has little to do with the scandal-ridden company's performance to date. Forget what venture capitalist Tim Draper — one of the first to invest in the Palo Alto company — implied this week that Holmes is being attacked because she's a young, female entrepreneur. The simple fact is that Theranos has not been able to deliver on its technology from a commercial, scientific or regulatory standpoint, and that falls...
  • Breakthrough for DNA-editing: US team discovers 'holy grail' to fix genes to cure incurable diseases

    11/18/2016 7:56:22 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | November 16, 2016 | Mia De Graaf
    * Salk Institute scientists have used new technique to cure rats' blindness * It is the first time anyone has edited DNA in eyes, heart, brain or liver * These organs' cells rarely divide, making them very difficult to penetrate * So far the most advanced method is called CRISPR, which can edit skin and gut genes - it was tested yesterday by Chinese scientists * But Salk's study has been hailed as biggest leap in DNA research to date Scientists have discovered how to edit DNA to repair 'broken genes' to cure incurable diseases - and potentially extend human...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Tells All On Intimidation And Coercion Tactics Employed To Silence Him

    11/18/2016 12:05:55 AM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 26 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Nov 17, 2016 7:20 PM | by Tyler Durden
    2016 has not been too kind to Elizabeth Holmes, the Steve-Jobs wannabe in charge of fraudulent Theranos. She has thus far been banned for 2 years from operating labs, removed from hosting fundraisers for Hillary and lost her entire net worth. And now, the Wall Street Journal has published the "tell-all" story of the whistle-blower, 26 year old Tyler Shultz, who brought the the whole Theranos farce crashing down. It's a sordid tale complete with all the expected twists and turns of a Jason Bourne thriller including intimidation, coercion and private detectives. Tyler Shultz is the grandson of George Shultz,...
  • Theranos Whistleblower Shook the Company—And His Family

    11/16/2016 6:06:29 PM PST · by CorporateStepsister · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 16 2016 | By John Carreyrou
    After working at Theranos Inc. for eight months, Tyler Shultz decided he had seen enough. On April 11, 2014, he emailed company founder Elizabeth Holmes to complain that Theranos had doctored research and ignored failed quality-control checks. The reply was withering. Ms. Holmes forwarded the email to Theranos President Sunny Balwani, who belittled Mr. Shultz’s grasp of basic mathematics and his knowledge of laboratory science, and then took a swipe at his relationship with George Shultz, the former secretary of state and a Theranos director. “The only reason I have taken so much time away from work to address this...
  • What the Trump Presidency Could Mean for Science

    11/10/2016 10:38:39 AM PST · by fishtank · 16 replies
    http://crev.info ^ | 11-9-16 | David Coppedge
    What the Trump Presidency Could Mean for Science Editorial: a rising tide of economic prosperity could lift science, too, as long as it is honest science serving the citizenry. The morning after Donald Trump’s historic upset, his opponents in Big Science are strangely silent. They may be in shock. Some science news sites, like the BBC News, are panicking, worried what this will mean for global warming treaties. One guy on The Conversation is blaming Twitter bots for the victory. Mike Wall on Space.com is already telling Trump what he needs to do for space science. Science reporters will be...
  • Is Modern Feminism Incompatible with Science?

    10/27/2016 3:30:21 AM PDT · by Az Joe · 6 replies
    American Council on Science and Health ^ | 10.26.2016 | Alex Berezow
    Ideology is a double-edged sword. Dedication to a set of beliefs can be admirable, but when it leads to inflexibility and obstinance in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, it is a dangerous thing.
  • Scientists find 500 U.S. seabed vents of powerful greenhouse gas

    10/21/2016 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 68 replies
    Reuters ^ | 19 October 2016
    Scientists have found 500 seabed vents bubbling methane into the Pacific Ocean off the United States, roughly doubling the number of known U.S. seeps of the powerful greenhouse gas, a study showed on Wednesday. Methane naturally escapes from the sea floor in many places around the world and can stoke global warming if it reaches the atmosphere. Worldwide, scientists are trying to see if rising ocean temperatures cause more leaks. "It appears that the entire coast off Washington, Oregon and California is a giant methane seep," Robert Ballard, who is famed for finding the wreck of the Titanic and has...
  • University of Cape Town Student Leader Wants to Scrap Science Because It’s Racist, Oppressive

    10/17/2016 11:20:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    HeatStreet ^ | October 16, 2016 | William Hicks
    Students in South Africa are embroiled in a “Fees Must Fall” protest, aiming to lower tuition fees and “decolonize” the nation’s schools. These protests are offshoots of the “Rhodes Must Fall” movement which aimed to get names of colonialists off school buildings. At a meeting with the University of Cape Town science faculty, one of these “fallists” took the movement further demanding science too must fall.
  • Great Barrier Reef Obituary Goes Viral, To The Horror Of Scientists

    10/15/2016 10:51:43 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 14, 2016 | Chris D'Angelo
    Dead and dying are two very different things. If a person is diagnosed with a life-threatening illness, their loved ones don't rush to write an obituary and plan a funeral. Likewise, species aren't declared extinct until they actually are. In a viral article entitled "Obituary: Great Barrier Reef (25 Million BC-2016)," however, writer Rowan Jacobsen proclaimed ― inaccurately and, we can only hope, hyperbolically ― that Earth's largest living structure is dead and gone.
  • Watch Leftist Students Say Science Is Racist and Should Be Abolished

    10/15/2016 9:48:57 AM PDT · by bkopto · 45 replies
    Reason ^ | 10/14/2016 | Robbie Soave
    Students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa brought some interesting concerns before the science faculty this week: namely, they think science as it is currently understood must be abolished. "The whole thing should scratched off, especially in Africa," said one of the students. Essentially, these students believe that modern scientific understanding is too Eurocentric. But according to the student, witchcraft is like Isaac Newton's theory of gravity—it's just one way of explaining the world, among many. "Decolonising the science would mean doing away with it entirely and starting all over again to deal with how we respond...
  • Occasional birdy thread (In Memory of SWAMPSNIPER)

    10/08/2016 3:15:19 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 78 replies
    Photos | Oct 8, 2016 | Me
    How about a little sanity break from the politics and mayhem? Blue jay Crested caracara Cormorants hanging out at the pier
  • Rethinking Polls. Whistling Past the Graveyard – The Threat of Low Response Rates in Political Polls

    10/03/2016 8:29:22 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Media File ^ | October 3, 2016 | John Newhagen
    “Rip” Smith, played by Jimmy Stewart, solved the problem of getting respondents to take part in a telephone poll in the 1947 film Magic Town. He found the perfectly representative Midwestern city and simply asked a few folks around town how they felt about the day’s burning issues. Stewart’s character, just back from the war, had his work cut out for him. He wanted to break into the then new science of public opinion polling. But he was broke and his competition, George Stringer, was well established. Then he discovered Grandview, which was perfectly representative of the county as a...
  • The Smog-Sucking Tower Has Arrived in China. But Can It Stay There?

    10/03/2016 6:08:34 AM PDT · by tekrat · 15 replies
    Motherboard @ Vice.com ^ | 9/30/2016 | JAMIE FULLERTON
    Daan Roosegaarde reached into the pocket of his suit jacket, pulled out a plastic bag filled with black powder, and waved it around. “This is Beijing smog,” Roosegaarde said, before gesturing to the seven-metre tall, gently humming metal tower we are stood next to in the Chinese capital’s art district, 798. “We collected it from the tower yesterday. Incredibly disgusting.” Dutch designer Roosegaarde’s smog souvenir may be disgusting, but it’s the byproduct of an invention that he has touted as a potential alleviator of China’s pollution problems. His “smog-free tower” sucks air, filters it with ion technology, with Roosegaarde having...
  • Earth's atmospheric oxygen levels continue long slide

    09/27/2016 11:09:49 AM PDT · by rockinqsranch · 22 replies
    Accuweather ^ | September 27, 2016 | Charles Q. Choi
    Atmospheric oxygen levels have declined over the past 1 million years, although not nearly enough to trigger any major problems for life on Earth, a new study finds.
  • Beautiful Beach Glows by Bioluminescent

    09/25/2016 12:08:00 PM PDT · by V K Lee · 17 replies
    Bioluminescent waves in San Diego, Red Tide Blue Waves, Alien footsteps on beach, Red Tide Surfing
  • THE PARTY OF SCIENTISM, NOT SCIENCE

    09/19/2016 10:38:51 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 11 replies
    frontpagemag.com ^ | May 19, 2016 | Bruce Thornton
    In a commencement speech at Rutgers, President Obama took an indirect shot at Donald Trump and the Republicans: "Facts, evidence, reason, logic, an understanding of science: These are good things. These are qualities you want in people making policy . . . We traditionally have valued those things, but if you’re listening to today’s political debate, you might wonder where this strain of anti-intellectualism came from." Obama here indulges one of the hoariest progressive clichés: that they are the party of enlightenment, reason, and fact, while conservatives are ignorant obscurantists, “bitter clingers” to the superstitions of religion and tradition. This...
  • New Study Shows Awe Bad for ‘Science’ (If by ‘Science’ You Mean Atheism)

    09/14/2016 12:00:07 PM PDT · by Heartlander · 39 replies
    The Stream ^ | September 14, 2016 | Douglas Axe
    New Study Shows Awe Bad for ‘Science’ (If by ‘Science’ You Mean Atheism) Douglas Axe Psychology professors from Claremont McKenna, Yale and Berkeley have just published a study that should be “disconcerting to those interested in promoting an accurate understanding of evolution.” Specifically, they’ve identified an insidious factor that has crept into science films and videos, undermining the ability of viewers to be good Darwinists.Awe is the culprit, they say. All those jaw-dropping nature documentaries have been messing with our minds.Most wildlife shows are packaged with the usual Darwinian narrative, spoken in an authoritative tone that isn’t supposed to be...
  • New Worm Named After US President

    09/14/2016 6:18:56 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 24 replies
    Pravda ^ | 9/9/16 | Source: Pravda.ru
    Biologists discovered a new type of flat worm and dedicated it to the US president naming it Baracktrema obamai. Biologist Thomas Platt, who turns out to be Obama's relative, doesn't regard it to be offensive. He believes it should be an honor for the president adding that the parasite resembles his namesake very much. It's also 'long, thin and cute'.
  • NEWLY DISCOVERED FLATWORM IS NAMED AFTER OBAMA

    09/08/2016 12:50:16 PM PDT · by hawaiianninja · 29 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 08 September 2016 | KATE BAGGALEY
    A new species of blood fluke was found infecting the lungs of turtles in Malaysia. This parasitic flatworm has been dubbed Baracktrema obamai, in honor of the President of the United States (who is the fifth cousin twice removed of one of the discovering scientists). More...
  • The Cambrian Explosion: Falsification of Darwinian Evolution

    09/07/2016 11:34:29 AM PDT · by kimtom · 277 replies
    www.apologeticspress.org ^ | 5/1/2016 | Jeff Miller, Ph.D.
    One important task of science is to develop testable theories. And one important characteristic of a theory is the ability to falsify it with evidence gathered from experimentation. Predictions should be able to be made that would verify the theory if those predictions play out, or falsify the theory if the evidence contradicts the theory. If, for example, one theorizes that gravity is a force that causes objects with much larger mass, if unimpeded, to pull objects with smaller mass towards it, one can make the prediction that if he drops an apple from his hand, the larger mass of...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day

    09/06/2016 11:21:04 AM PDT · by Paradox · 5 replies
    APOD website ^ | 2016 September 6 | Nasa
    Explanation: Follow the handle of the Big Dipper away from the dipper's bowl, until you get to the handle's last bright star. Then, just slide your telescope a little south and west and you might find this stunning pair of interacting galaxies, the 51st entry in Charles Messier's famous catalog. Perhaps the original spiral nebula, the large galaxy with well defined spiral structure is also cataloged as NGC 5194. Its spiral arms and dust lanes clearly sweep in front of its companion galaxy (left), NGC 5195. The pair are about 31 million light-years distant and officially lie within the angular...
  • How Could Hot Drinks Cause Cancer? (From the 'everything gives you cancer' crowd.)

    09/05/2016 9:13:50 AM PDT · by jerod · 39 replies
    LiveScience ^ | June 20, 2016 05:11pm ET | By Kacey Deamer, Staff Writer
    People who drink very hot beverages may increase their risk of developing cancer, a new investigation by the World Health Organization (WHO) has found. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the cancer agency of WHO, said last week that it classifies very hot beverages as "probably carcinogenic to humans." ... Specifically, drinking beverages at or above 149 degrees Fahrenheit (65 degrees Celsius) can cause cancer to develop in the esophagus, the IARC researchers wrote in their article, published June 15 in the journal The Lancet Oncology. "Clearly, more research will need to happen in the coming years to...
  • SpaceX - Static Fire Anomaly - AMOS-6 - 09-01-2016 (Video)

    09/01/2016 3:32:38 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 48 replies
    YouTube ^ | Sept 1, 2016 | USLaunchReport
    Several minutes have been cut from about 10 minutes. We hope for SpaceX to have a quick recovery to flight. Ask for permission before using or cutting. Sharing in the original version is fine SpaceX - Static Fire Anomaly
  • Earth Just Narrowly Missed Getting Hit by an Asteroid

    08/30/2016 4:20:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 38 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | 8/30/2016 | Avery Thompson
    On Saturday, astronomers discovered a new asteroid, just a few hours before it almost hit us. The asteroid is called 2016 QA2, and it missed the Earth by less than a quarter of the distance to the moon. That puts it about three times as far away from Earth as our farthest satellites. And we never saw it coming. So how did 2016 QA2 sneak up on us like that? For this particular asteroid, the answer seems to be that it has a very peculiar orbit. It's highly elliptical, which means it can usually be found hanging out by either...
  • Where has all the sea glass gone?

    08/23/2016 1:59:07 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 45 replies
    theforecaster.net ^ | August 22, 2016 | Edgar Allen Beem
    The beach is constantly changing. The beach remains the same. It is a dynamic constant in our lives, a strand of sand to which we return year after year. This year, the first thing we noticed were all the rocks, a vein of smooth beach stones the size of belt buckles lying between the hard-packed sand of the intertidal zone and the hot, dry sand of the upper beach. Were these stones deposited upon the beach by a storm or perhaps exposed by same? They weren’t here last summer, at least not so exposed and so concentrated. The stone strip...
  • Man Swallows 40 Knives: What's Behind His Weird Craving

    08/22/2016 7:35:49 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Live Science ^ | August 22, 2016 | Rachael Rettner
    A man's craving for metal that led him to swallow 40 knives may sound bizarre, but such strange cravings can be symptoms of an eating disorder in which people ingest anything from dirt to talcum powder. The 42-year-old man in India said he had consumed the knives over a 2-month period, according to CNN. Some of the knives were folded up when the man ingested them, but some were unfolded, and extended to about 7 inches (18 centimeters) long. The man required a 5-hour operation to remove the knives. Because some of the knives were open, the man was bleeding...
  • Occasional Birdy Thread

    08/21/2016 3:14:07 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 60 replies
    self ^ | Aug 21, 2016 | Me
    It's been 2 1/2 months since the last birdy thread was posted. Florida is a bit too hot for this old man to get out and shoot much in high summer. However, today I had a visitor. A little blue heron was feeding on my front lawn. That seemed a tad unusual. There was also a flock of white ibis. This time of year the ibis begin to gather in larger and larger flocks preparing for their winter migration. I got a face shot of this youngster. Their eyes are cool Several weeks ago I saw a family of Florida...
  • What if we're wrong? New book poses provocative question about human knowledge

    08/19/2016 7:59:16 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 34 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 18, 2016 | JIM MCLAUCHLIN
    Hindsight is 20/20, right? That’s the premise of a new book that poses the question: What if we were wrong? Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong?” (Blue Rider Press, 2016) deals with the fact that the great march of history shows us that, well … we’re always wrong. Aristotle had his run as the smartest man on the planet, but he got disproved by Galileo, who was trumped by Newton, until Einstein ruled the roost. And while there have been some hints of “proving Einstein wrong,” nothing has really stuck. But even so, scientific “fact” is a fact only...
  • It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science

    08/16/2016 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 19 replies
    The Algemeiner ^ | August 10, 2016 | Rabbi Moshe Averick
    It’s Easy to Be an Atheist if You Ignore Science Although the general public is disconcertingly unaware of it, it is a fact that scientists do not have even the slightest clue as to how life could have begun through an unguided naturalistic process absent the intervention of a conscious creative force.Here are just a few well-chosen statements on the Origin of Life: (2016) “[There is] collective cluelessness…those who say this is well worked out, they know nothing, nothing about chemical synthesis…Those who think that scientists understand the details of life’s origin are wholly uninformed. Nobody understands…when will the scientific...
  • A Quantum Computing-Dominated World Is Coming In Less Than 10 Years, Says CEO Of Acronis

    08/15/2016 9:25:36 PM PDT · by ckilmer · 34 replies
    forbes ^ | 8/15/2016 @ 4:45AM | Nan-Hie In
    A seminal moment in the quantum technology field just happened: Google's team of scientists have simulated a hydrogen molecule from its quantum computers, a breakthrough that suggests it could “simulate even larger chemical systems,” writes one of Google Quantum’s engineers, Ryan Rabbush. The search engine’s achievement underscores the technology’s potential as Rabbush posits it can “revolutionize the design of solar cells, industrial catalysts, batteries, flexible electronics, medicines, materials and more.”
  • Science confirms: Laughter really is the best medicine

    08/04/2016 8:49:38 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/04/16 | Herman Cain
    Do the joyless PC police want to be enemies of science? I suppose the last thing we need is for someone to take laughter and make it all serious, but I want you to know what a lot of serious scholars are starting to recognize: Laughing is good for you. It makes you healthier, more relaxed and less tense. It relieves stress. It even boosts your immune system! So if you’ve ever wondered why that joyless sourpuss you know is sick all the time, here you go.
  • Humanity Finally Travels to Mars in Ron Howard's New Half-Scifi, Half-Documentary TV Series

    07/29/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 13 replies
    io9 ^ | July 29, 2016 | Germain Lussier
    This November, the National Geographic Channel will take audiences into outer space in a way we haven't seen before. From producers Ron Howard and Brian Grazer comes Mars, a six-part TV miniseries that blends documentary and science fiction to dramatize humankind's first trip to Mars in 2033--and io9 is proud to exclusively debut the first trailer.
  • Scientists Built a Biological Computer Inside a Cell

    07/27/2016 6:30:51 AM PDT · by PeteePie · 9 replies
    Futuristtech Info ^ | 7/21/2016 | Michael Byrne
    MIT engineers have developed biological computational circuits capable of both remembering and responding to sequential input data. The group's work, which is described in this week's issue of Science, (http://science.sciencemag.org/content/353/6297/aad8559) represents a critical step in the progression of synthetic biology with the integration of DNA-based memory, in particular, pointing the way toward building large computational systems from biological components—computing devices that are living cells—and, ultimately, programming complex biological functions.
  • Neandertal-Human Hybrids: Old earth apologetics gone real bad

    07/20/2016 7:57:38 AM PDT · by fishtank · 53 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 7-19-16 | Fred Butler
    Neandertal-Human Hybrids: Old earth apologetics gone real bad by Fred Butler Published: 19 July 2016 (GMT+10) Recently on Twitter, I had a back and forth with a Reasons to Believe apologist. Our exchange began after I tweeted the following comment in response to another apologetic tweet, “Let’s talk about Hugh Ross & his pre-Adamic man theory. You apologetic folks ignore its problems.” The next day, the Reasons to Believe apologist tweeted to me the following response, “Brother at RTB we do not believe in PreAdamic humans. Adam was the 1st human & specially created.” Now in fairness, he is absolutely...
  • The Hillary Treatment for Climate Fraudsters?

    07/16/2016 4:59:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    This past March, 17 attorneys general launched a coordinated effort to investigate, pursue and prosecute companies, think tanks and other organizations that say there is little credible evidence that human “greenhouse gas” emissions are causing “dangerous” or “catastrophic” manmade climate change.The AGs said their targets’ actions constitute “fraud” – which they described as using “polished public relations campaigns” to “muddle the truth,” “discredit prevailing climate science,” and “mislead” people about threats from higher temperatures, rising seas, floods and more severe weather. Their real goal is to intimidate and silence targeted groups, and bankrupt them with legal fees, court costs and...
  • The Ark Encounter Opens To The Public

    07/11/2016 7:44:01 AM PDT · by amessenger4god · 27 replies
    Unsealed.org ^ | 7/11/16 | Gary
    The Ark Encounter, a full-scale, 510-foot long model of Noah's Ark, has opened to the public in Grant County, Kentucky.  It is the largest timber frame structure in the United States and the largest free-standing timber frame structure in the world. I find this fascinating in light of biblical prophecy, specifically 2 Peter 3:3-10: Above all, you must understand that in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires. They will say, “Where is this ‘coming’ he promised? Ever since our ancestors died, everything goes on as it has since the beginning of creation.” But...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Noctilucent Clouds Tour France

    07/09/2016 10:05:29 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies
    NASA ^ | Saturday, July 09, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: Bright noctilucent or night shining clouds are not familiar sights from northern France. But these electric-blue waves coursed through skies over the small town of Wancourt in Pas-de-Calais on July 6, just before the dawn. From the edge of space, about 80 kilometers above Earth's surface, the icy clouds still reflect sunlight even though the Sun itself is below the horizon as seen from the ground. Usually spotted at high latitudes in summer months the diaphanous apparitions are also known as polar mesospheric clouds. The seasonal clouds are understood to form as water vapor driven into the cold upper...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- The Swirling Core of the Crab Nebula

    07/07/2016 10:04:25 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 11 replies
    NASA ^ | Friday, July 08, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: At the core of the Crab Nebula lies a city-sized, magnetized neutron star spinning 30 times a second. Known as the Crab Pulsar, it's actually the rightmost of two bright stars, just below a central swirl in this stunning Hubble snapshot of the nebula's core. Some three light-years across, the spectacular picture frames the glowing gas, cavities and swirling filaments bathed in an eerie blue light. The blue glow is visible radiation given off by electrons spiraling in a strong magnetic field at nearly the speed of light. Like a cosmic dynamo the pulsar powers the emission from the...