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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Science in Popular Culture

By Calla Cofield APS April Meeting, Savannah — Science has become part of the pop-culture lexicon, and it’s here to stay. That was the thesis of Neil deGrasse Tyson’s plenary … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

How did English become the language of science?

October 06, 2014 · 2:30 PM EDT Producer Nina Porzucki Listen to the Podcast Permafrost, oxygen, hydrogen — it all looks like science to me. But these terms actually have … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dumbest Question You Can Ask a Scientist

The scientific discoveries that were made with no thought of making money often turn out to be the most profound science, and, ironically, often lead to a gold mine. The … Continue reading

February 27, 2015 · 2 Comments

Latest Selfie from NASA Mars Rover Shows Wide Context

— The latest self-portrait covers the key “Pahrump Hills” sites — Taken beside January’s “Mojave” drilling site, the image also shows the mission’s next planned drilling site A sweeping view … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

Data-driven audience targeting expands to drone tests in LA (interesting & disturbing)

“Experimenting With Drones For Data Collection.” This is the sort of headline that could set off alarm bells in the minds of privacy proponents worried about the potential limits and … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

How Sex Keeps The Species Healthy

February 19, 2015 | by Stephen Luntz A theory for why sexual reproduction is usually a better method for transferring genes than asexual reproduction has gained support. In the process, scientists … Continue reading

February 26, 2015 · Leave a comment

ALMA Sees Super Stellar Nurseries at Heart of Sculptor Galaxy

Starburst galaxies transmute gas into new stars at a dizzying pace – up to 1,000 times faster than typical spiral galaxies like the Milky Way. To help understand why some … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Fascinating Illustration of the tree of life (or the Bush of life) (High Resolution)

Many people misunderstand evolution and think of it as a transition from one specie to another through some sort of intermediaries. Well, evolution is simply a much more complex process … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · 5 Comments

International team of scientists launches fossil database

Have you ever wondered exactly when a certain group of plants or animals first evolved? This week a ground breaking new resource for scientists will go live, and it is … Continue reading

February 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Melting Arctic And Weird Weather: The Plot Thickens

February 19, 2015 | by Jennifer Francis Everyone loves to talk about the weather, and this winter Mother Nature has served up a feast to chew on. Few parts of … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Out of Africa: Did humans migrate quickly and all-at-once or in phases based on weather?

Considerable debate surrounds the migration of human populations out of Africa. Two predominant hypotheses concerning the timing contrast in their emphasis on the role of the Arabian interior and its … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Space telescopes measure speed and shape of ultra-fast quasar winds

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Press Release NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA’s (European Space Agency) XMM-Newton telescope are showing that fierce winds from a supermassive black hole blow … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

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