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Science Bits, News, Videos

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Jan 1. 1367 Replies

This discussion is to have a recurrent thread for science news, tidbits, quick facts, videos, photos, etc, that do not merit their own…Continue

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COVID Reporting Delays

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Stephen Brodie Nov 28, 2020. 1 Reply

...the number of new COVID-19 cases reported on a Sunday or Monday—data that are actually collected on Saturday and Sunday—is typically several percentage points below the weekly average. Holidays tend to bring the same delays as weekends, and…Continue

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The Evangelical Election Meltdown

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Mrs.B Nov 15, 2020. 4 Replies

Seth offers us several silly, outrageous, ridiculous, disgusting examples of some evangelicals' reaction to Trump's loss. No wonder his crowds look and sound so vulgarly. There is no use in trying to reason with such hysteria.Continue

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It's a matter of time & character

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"isochronal anchor escapement with pivoted pallets".JOHN HARRISON   1693 -…Continue

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The Scientific Method Protects Us From The Religious Method

Started by Tom Sarbeck. Last reply by JeanMarie May 10, 2019. 6 Replies

Gould was wrong; the two magisteria - religion and science - do overlap.Less in Europe and England after centuries of religious wars; more in America where the religious constantly stir up political war.A religious method’s hypothesis, god did it,…Continue

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Are Scientists or Pseudoscientists Claiming They Found a Black Hole?

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A. The scientific method requires confirmation by others. Who will confirm this claim?B. Scientists tell their peers of achievements in journals and at conferences. Give some thought to reasons why these people are using popular media. Continue

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The Origin of Life Is Among Many Atheists’ Interests. If It Is Among Yours, ...

Started by Tom Sarbeck Jan 9, 2018. 0 Replies

...if the origin of life is among your interests, go to www.youtube.com and on its search bar enter “electricity of life”.You will see links to short videos telling of recent research into this question. One of…Continue

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The Denisova genome

Started by Adriana. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Apr 23, 2017. 7 Replies

Remember the 40,000 year-old Denisova finger bone that yielded sufficient DNA to speculate that this ancient human, like Neanderthals,…Continue

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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

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Comment was by Mrs.B on January 5, 2021 at 1:03pm

Then there's the new variant that we're not sure of yet.

Comment was by Davy on January 5, 2021 at 9:37am

Joan Hee Hee
I think not as I do not think he would have dressed so informally for the Nobel prize in that get up. Funny to think about none the less

Comment was by Davy on January 5, 2021 at 9:35am

Ah! Well at least that is the light at the end of the tunnel in regards to this corona bug. so give it another six months and this bit of human history will but just another page in History book of Humanity.

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 5, 2021 at 8:50am

Post infection immunity, good news

4 Jan 2021
Comment was by Joan Denoo on January 4, 2021 at 5:22pm

Davy, I wonder if this is the 3-foot portrait of Tonegawa’s seen "as soon as you walk through the door of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory?"

Comment was by Stephen Brodie on January 4, 2021 at 3:57am

Davy. One of the reasons why so many people fear the development of the science of AI is the truly esoteric nature of the subject. But a really interesting subject nevertheless. Thanks, Davy. 

Comment was by Joan Denoo on January 3, 2021 at 10:45pm

Davy, I do not understand how AI can make cars and trucks miss each other on the highway, or the animals that may venture onto the strip of pavement, however, my son, Craig, works on these problems. His language is foreign to me, but his team works on self-driving vehicles, obstructions on the roadway, and he anticipates lives will be saved using this AI.

If the human brain can develop such technology, I am happy I am living to see it. My grandfather brought the first vehicle to our little farming town and I live to see the day of AI and no-human driving. My father lived to see a man walk on the moon. 

The old Chinese curse: "May you live in interesting times," which isn't Chinese nor is it a curse. 
 

Comment was by Davy on January 3, 2021 at 8:00am

A Power Law Keeps the Brain’s Perceptions Balanced

Researchers have discovered a surprising mathematical relationship in the brain’s representations of sensory information, with possible applications to AI research.

A balancing act is not what the scientists initially set out to find. Their work began with a simpler question: Does the visual cortex represent various stimuli with many different response patterns, or does it use similar patterns over and over again? Researchers refer to the neural activity in the latter scenario as low-dimensional: The neural code associated with it would have a very limited vocabulary, but it would also be resilient to small perturbations in sensory inputs.

A Power Law in the Brain

Comment was by Davy on January 3, 2021 at 7:56am

More on what they have found about our wonderful blob of cells that sit between our ears; but with some it is debatable.{hee hee}


Scientists Say Your “Mind” Isn’t Confined to Your Brain, or Even Your Body

Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.

But what is a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat of consciousness, the essence of your being. Without a mind, you cannot be considered meaningfully alive. So what exactly, and where precisely, is it?


Exploring how the mind extends beyond the physical self.

Comment was by Davy on January 2, 2021 at 11:03am

Light-Triggered Genes Reveal the Hidden Workings of Memory

Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa’s lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from "silent engrams.”

Neuroscientists gained several surprising insights into memory this year, including the discovery that the brain creates multiple copies of memories at once — even though it hides the long-term copy from our awareness at first

Susumu Tonegawa’s presence announces itself as soon as you walk through the door of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Picower Institute for Learning and Memory. A three-foot-high framed photograph of Tonegawa stands front and center in the high-ceilinged lobby, flanked by a screen playing a looping rainbow-hued clip of recent research highlights.

A new Understanding of the working of memory

 

 
 
 

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