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The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 23. 7 Replies

Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to…Continue

Tags: evolution, human, genome, DNA, hominin

Do You Need The Universe To Have Had A Beginning?

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Nov 19, 2016. 31 Replies

Many if not all human societies have origin myths and they differ greatly.Several years ago a San Francisco-born-and-raised woman told me she is a materialist.An hour ago a woman who was raised a Jehovah Witness and has left that faith told me the…Continue

Tags: cosmology, cosmogeny, evidence, need, universe

Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Sep 27, 2016. 3 Replies

No science for you woman! Photo: FreeLearningLife - FlickrWednesday, May 1, 2013 -…Continue

Tags: felony, a, becomes, experiment, science

Mandating Scientific Discovery Never Works But politicians can’t seem to grasp that.

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Aug 31, 2016. 4 Replies

GOP decides that research should be legislated. Usual nonsense.By Lawrence Krauss|Posted Friday, June 21, 2013, at 7:30 AM…Continue

Tags: work, doesn't, research, science, mandating

Science Bits, News, Videos

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Aug 24, 2016. 1364 Replies

This discussion is to have a recurrent thread for science news, tidbits, quick…Continue

Tags: science videos, science quick facts, science news

Tully Monster

Started by Mrs.B. Last reply by Mrs.B Mar 17, 2016. 2 Replies

Solving the mystery of the Tully MonsterPosted: 16 Mar 2016 12:13 PM PDTThe Tully…Continue

Super weeds in the US

Started by Davy. Last reply by Chris Aug 18, 2014. 1 Reply

New York (AFP) - The United States is facing an epidemic of herbicide-resistant "superweeds" that some activists and researchers are blaming on GMO's, an accusation rejected by industry giants.According to a recent study, the situation is such that…Continue

Tags: monsanto, chemical, herbicide, GMO, superweed

Platypus Godzilla.

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Nov 20, 2013. 5 Replies

And you thought the platypus was a nice, cuddly little monotreme. You would not have thought so 5 to 15 million years ago. Palaeontologists have uncovered the fossil of a platypus that looks as though it is on steroids.  The platypus dub the…Continue

Tags: Palaeontologists, Godzilla, platypus

Aussie algae fuel green oil hope

Started by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 0 Replies

Aussie algae fuel green oil hopeDespite the claims of some, commercially viable fuels from algae have not yet been developed. But newly trialled native algae species provide real hope, a Queensland scientist has found.Dr Evan Stephens and the team…Continue

Tags: algae, hope, bio-fuel, East, middle

Mystery moss rediscovered

Started by Davy. Last reply by Davy Oct 20, 2013. 2 Replies

News from James Cook University. Mystery moss rediscoveredA botanical puzzle more than 150 years old could soon be solved, thanks to a discovery by a second-year botany student in Queensland’s far north.James Cook University student Megan Grixti…Continue

Tags: botany, student, sorapilla, papuana, 150-years

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Comment by doone on March 8, 2011 at 1:22pm

Reza Zoughi created a camera that can see through basically anything, made with the same kind of technology used in airport body scanners. As a professor at Missouri University of Science and Technology, Zoughi invented a portable camera that uses millimeter and microwave signals to see through various materials and structures.

Zoughi said in a statement:

“In the not-so-distant future, the technology may be customized to address many critical inspection needs, including detecting defects in thermal insulating materials that are found in spacecraft heat insulating foam and tiles, space habitat structures, aircraft radomes and composite-strengthened concrete bridge members.”

Smart Planet
Comment by doone on March 8, 2011 at 10:44am

The Poison Squads

Deborah Blum provides a brief history of food regulation in America. Among the more extreme efforts to increase food safety:

[USDA scientist Harvey Washington Wiley's] plan was simple from the beginning. He'd build a test kitchen and dining room in the basement of the Agriculture Department building on Independence Avenue. Then he'd serve poisoned food to a group of young volunteers. Wiley chose men in their 20s because he thought they were sturdy enough to withstand the diet he had in mind.

Comment by Adriana on March 7, 2011 at 9:01pm
Doone, you should make Boonsri's post a Discussion :-)
Comment by doone on March 7, 2011 at 8:57pm

New microscope captures 3D images of cells in real-time

By Boonsri Dickinson | Mar 7, 2011

This just in: three dimensional movies of single living cells. The footage is awesome. Watch this video of an African green monkey kidney cell (and this videoand this one) to see why. Sometimes, videos and pictures say more than words. This is one of them.

Researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Institute built a new microscope that uses the same kind of technology used at the grocery store to scan bar-codes.

Comment by doone on March 7, 2011 at 6:54pm


She's been going at it uninterrupted since 1983, butdramatic changes in the current eruption cycle that took place over the weekend make it a good time to check back in on the Kilauea volcano:

Comment by Adriana on March 7, 2011 at 9:40am
Remember to add this to the  Science bits, News, Videos discussion instead of the comments, Doone :-)
Comment by doone on March 7, 2011 at 8:32am
Human Activity Displaces Predators More Than Prey
ScienceDaily (Mar. 3, 2011) — A new paper by University of Calgary researchers, published March 4 in PLoS ONE, demonstrates the edge given to prey in the "space race" by human activity.

Comment by doone on March 6, 2011 at 9:54pm

Science Experiment of the Day: Recreating The Flying House From Up

Mar. 6, 2011

Science Experiment of the Day: To promote its upcoming new series How Hard Can It Be?, National Geographic sent engineers into the Mojave Desert to recreate the flying house from Disney·Pixar’s Up using 300 helium-filled balloons and a little yellow house.

Comment by Adriana on March 6, 2011 at 6:39pm
Thanks, Jeff, I will watch that for sure!
Comment by doone on March 6, 2011 at 5:43pm

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