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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

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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 Don on March 6, 2011 at 12:55pm
Wow! NASA scientist publishes images of possible alien fossils.

http://dvice.com/archives/2011/03/nasa-researcher.php#7
Comment by Adriana on March 6, 2011 at 12:40pm
@Jeff, this is all Doone's doing, he's the master of feeds :-)
Comment by Doone on March 5, 2011 at 10:31pm

 

 

This Is Informative, You Should Watch It of the Day: Former Hungry Beastreporter and self-described “science smart-arse” Daniel “Professor Funk” Keoghillustrates the strange powers of the Placebo Effect.

http://thedailywh.at/2011/03/05/this-is-informative-you-should-watc...
Comment by Doone on March 5, 2011 at 6:49am

Ethan Siegel from Starts with a Bang on the best Physics Theories now and their competitors

 

Last month, Sean Carroll asked the blogosphere to give their personal odds on whether various theories will turn out to be true or not.

 

And so I thought it would be a lot of fun to take a look at some of the best theories or most renowned theories and ideas out there today, and to tell you, if I were a Las Vegas bookmaker, what are the odds I would give you on various ideas. (If you know of an idea youwant my odds on, leave it in the comments, and I'll try to make this an ongoing series!)

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The first idea I thought I'd take on is supersymmetry, or SUSY for short, and the hope that the LHC will find it. In short -- and this is coming from a cosmologist, not a particle theorist -- SUSY is a beautiful idea.

Where does it come from? Let's take the fundamental constants of the Universe that we know about, to help us understand this.

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There's Planck's constanth..........

Comment by Doone on March 5, 2011 at 1:07am

WITHOUT INTERVENTION, LIONS HEADING FOR EXTINCTION

From NPR:

ScreenHunter_01 Mar. 03 13.10 In 1960, there were 400,000 lions living in the wild. Today, there are just 20,000.

"That represents a 90 to 95 percent decline," says National Geographic explorer-in-residence Dereck Joubert. "Unless we start talking about this, these lions will be extinct within the next 10 or 15 years."

Joubert and his wife, Beverly, have lived among populations of big wild cats for decades. Based in Botswana, the filmmakers and conservationists have spent much of their career documenting Africa's animal population for National Geographic. In their latest documentary project, The Last Lions, the Jouberts follow the dwindling lion population living in Botswana's Okavango Delta as they battle their prey — the buffalo — as well as rival prides.

"Marauding lions [come] in from the outside into their territory and fight with them," says Dereck Joubert. "These territorial battles are dramatic and often end up in death one way or another."

But obtaining dramatic footage of lions battling each other in the murky, swamplike Okavango Delta is not easy, even for seasoned documentarians like the Jouberts. They followed lions across river systems, pushing their car into chest-height water while driving — and they often had a front-row seat to heated attacks.

More here.

Comment by Doone on March 4, 2011 at 8:35pm

Image taken from a video made using the Bessel beam plane illumination microscope. The video reveals the ever-changing surface of a HeLa cell, with long, thin projections called filopodia continually extending and retracting. (Credit: 
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110304151010.htm
Comment by Doone on March 4, 2011 at 7:43pm

ScienceDaily (Mar. 4, 2011) — Evidence for a diversified sea-based economy among North American inhabitants dating from 12,200 to 11,400 years ago is emerging from three sites on California's Channel Islands.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110303141540.htm

 
 
 

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