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Tully Monster

Started by Mrs.B. Last reply by Mrs.B Mar 17. 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

Science Bits, News, Videos

Started by Adriana. Last reply by doone Jul 9, 2014. 1363 Replies

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

Tags: science videos, science quick facts, science news

The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by doone Dec 5, 2013. 6 Replies

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

Tags: evolution, human, genome, DNA, hominin

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

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

Started by Neal. Last reply by Chris Jun 24, 2013. 1 Reply

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

Ancient DNA Found Hidden Below Sea Floor

Started by Adriana May 11, 2013. 0 Replies

The deep sea floor (5,000 meters below the surface) is the world's repository of most ancient DNA so far. DNA has just been found of 32,000 year old unicellular organisms, belong to radiolarians and foraminifera to fish out DNA from those groups.…Continue

Tags: sea, deep, DNA, fossil

Florida schoolgirl charged with felonies for science experiment

Started by Neal May 3, 2013. 0 Replies

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

Tags: felony, a, becomes, experiment, science

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Comment by Stephen on March 31, 2016 at 7:41pm

Comment by Mrs.B on March 24, 2016 at 2:19am

Good article, doone.

Comment by Stephen on March 23, 2016 at 6:12pm

Id like to buy me one of those Bullshit Protectors

Comment by doone on March 23, 2016 at 6:03pm

Analysis of pottery residues shows farmers used beeswax in the 7th millennium B.C.


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Comment by Mrs.B on March 23, 2016 at 5:59pm

Something to help.......

Comment by Stephen on March 23, 2016 at 4:34pm

The True Meaning of BS

Would you know it if you saw it?

By Michael Shermer on April 1, 2016

Babble, bafflegab, balderdash, bilge, blabber, blarney, blather, bollocks, bosh, bunkum. These are a few of the synonyms (from just the b's) for the demotic descriptor BS (as commonly abbreviated). The Oxford English Dictionary equates it with “nonsense.” In his best-selling 2005 book on the subject, Princeton University philosopher Harry Frankfurt famously distinguished BS from lying: “It is impossible for someone to lie unless he thinks he knows the truth. Producing bullshit requires no such conviction.” BS may or may not be true, but its “truthiness” (in comedian Stephen Colbert's famous neologism) is meant to impress through obfuscation—that is, by saying something that sounds profound but may be nonsense.

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http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-true-meaning-of-bs/

Comment by Mrs.B on January 7, 2016 at 7:27pm


http://www.cbc.ca/1.3393780

Bacteria found in Iceman Otzi's gut reveal human migration story

Comment by Mrs.B on January 1, 2016 at 5:34pm

I'm continually amazed at how far science has come in the last century!

Comment by doone on January 1, 2016 at 5:17pm

The ten greatest discoveries of the last ten decades What a way to start 2016!

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Comment by Stephen on December 14, 2015 at 4:50pm

British Humanist Association (BHA) President, physicist and broadcaster Professor Jim Al-Khalili gave the 2014 Voltaire Lecture at Conway Hall, London, on the theme of 'Lessons from the past: science and rationalism in medieval Islam.' The lecture was chaired by his predecessor as President, and current BHA Vice President, the journalist Polly Toynbee.

 
 
 

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