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Bill Nye Boo’d In Texas For Saying The Moon Reflects The Sun

Bill Nye, the harmless children’s edu-tainer known as “The Science Guy,” managed to offend a select group of adults in Waco, Texas at a presentation,…

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SETI suspends search for alien life

Our progress toward intergalactic fellowship has suffered another blow, as SETI suspended operations of its Allen Telescope Array. Funded by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the…

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Kepler Telescope Finds Planets

Still tweaking. Wiki: Kepler (spacecraft)

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National Geographic: The Skin Gun

A simple idea backed by stem cell research allows victims of severe burns to heal in merely days. This technology needs to be fast tracked….

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Tiny Organism, Big Sequence

Diving into a lake next summer you could swallow hundreds of Daphnia pulex, a one-eyed, algae-sucking water flea. The creature has long captivated biologists with…

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ZOMG(it’s)SCIENCE!

Kinda neat (sorta) science site. ZOMGSCIENCE

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FAUX News’ deleterious effect on the brain?

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy I knew it!

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Lego Antikythera Mechanism

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Why Irreducible Complexity is Bullshit

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Solar furnace melts rock

He’s right. I see metal melting all the time, but melting rocks is much cooler. Boing Boing.

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Science Saved My Soul

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The Rubber Hand Illusion

I think it’s not, only, a perceptual thing. It’s part of how we learn. Our brain makes no distinction between memories of things we actually…

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GOP to investigate ‘scientific fraud’ of global warming: report

Fresh off a dramatic victory in which it retook the House leadership, the Republican Party intends to hold major hearings probing the supposed “scientific fraud”…

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Researchers engineer miniature human livers in the lab

Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010 – Researchers at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center have reached an early, but important,…

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The McGurk Effect. Watch your ears lie to you (you can’t stop it!) From BBC Documentary on Illusions

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SHOCK: BP dispersants are making people sick

To the surprise of absolutely no one, all those chemicals that were dumped into the ocean are finding their way into the bodies of local…

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Galactic Time Lapse

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Malcom X is Obama’s Dad

Someone sent me a link to this article on the website of something called the Western Center for Journalism. I was hardly surprised, after I…

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Sebastian Seung: I am my connectome

Sebastian Seung is mapping a massively ambitious new model of the brain that focuses on the connections between each neuron. He calls it our “connectome,”…

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Homemade Spacecraft

Homemade Spacecraft from Luke Geissbuhler on Vimeo. Video from a camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the upper stratosphere and recorded the…

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Zarmina’s World

Explanation: A mere 20 light-years away in the constellation Libra, red dwarf star Gliese 581 has received much scrutiny by astronomers in recent years. Earthbound…

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Primordial Magnetic Field May Permeate the Universe

When it comes to unlocking the secrets of the universe, sometimes the devil is in the static. In the 1960s, scientists trying to find a…

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Highway Of Life: The Ancestors Of All Mammals

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Earth Time Lapse from Space

Time lapse footage taken by Oregon State University alum Don Pettit during his time on the International Space Station. This one shows Earth from day…

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How Herd Immunity Works (and Why Anti-Vaccination Is Dangerous)

I can’t believe how many people I know that have refused to vaccinate their kids. Then they wonder why I can’t visit, not without wearing…

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