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The Uncertainty Principle

The position and momentum of a particle cannot be simultaneously measured with arbitrarily high precision. There is a minimum for the product of the uncertainties of these two measurements. There … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · 1 Comment

Interactive Periodic Table! AWESOME!

Check it out. Brought to us by Scientific American, a fascinatingly interactive periodic table of elements. Here is an image! And here is the link to the ACTUAL thing….. hope … Continue reading

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Evolution in Comics

Evolution isn’t just a one-way street. There are many different types of evolutionary patterns. This comic illustrates one type of evolutionary pattern known as “convergent evolution”: Nice. Now here’s another type of…

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

Genes 101

Welcome to Genes 101! This will be the first in a series of lessons aimed to bring you up to speed on various topics in science. I hope this proves…

May 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Baloney Detection Kit: Carl Sagan’s Rules for Bullshit-Busting and Critical Thinking (More)

ad hominem — Latin for “to the man,” attacking the arguer and not the argument (e.g., The Reverend Dr. Smith is a known Biblical fundamentalist, so her objections to evolution … Continue reading

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Telescope Detects Oldest And Most Distant Known Galaxy

May 6, 2015 | by Stephen Luntz The most distant, and therefore oldest, galaxy ever seen has had its distance confirmed. The discovery gives us our best opportunity yet to learn … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

130-Million-Year-Old Fossil from China is the Oldest Relative of Today’s Birds

May 6, 2015 | by Janet Fang Two feathered skeletons unearthed in Early Cretaceous sediments of China belong to the oldest relatives of today’s birds ever discovered. Archaeornithura meemannae enjoyed … Continue reading

May 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fresh evidence for how water reached Earth found in asteroid debris

May 07, 2015 Water delivery via asteroids or comets is likely taking place in many other planetary systems, just as it happened on Earth, new research strongly suggests. Published by … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Science Talk Show Gets 2nd Season

by Calla Cofield, Staff Writer   |   May 08, 2015 02:45pm ET Neil deGrasse Tyson’s late-night, science-themed talk show, “StarTalk,” has been renewed for a second season by the National … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

by Nola Taylor Redd, Contributor   |   February 22, 2013 11:24am ET The Milky Way galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

Missing link in the evolution of coplex cells discovered

May 06, 2015 In a new study, published in Nature this week, a research team led from Uppsala University in Sweden presents the discovery of a new microbe that represents … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Asteroid-Mining Company to Deploy 1st Satellite This Summer

by Mike Wall, Senior Writer   |   May 06, 2015 06:40am ET The nascent asteroid-mining industry is set to take its first steps into space this summer. Planetary Resources’ Arkyd-3R … Continue reading

May 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

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