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What is Occam’s Razor? (Content Maybe Offensive)

William of Ockham (/ˈɒkəm/; also Occam, from Latin: Gulielmus Occamus;[1][2] c. 1287 – 1347) was anEnglish Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian, who is believed to have been born … Continue reading

May 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

Scientists Describe Potential New DNA Base

May 5, 2015 | by Justine Alford DNA, the genetic material of all living things, is what makes us who we are. Written in this molecular code are the instructions … Continue reading

May 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

Oldest Known Human Fossil Discovered

by Janet Fang Scientists working in Ethiopia have discovered a jawbone complete with five teeth that belonged to an early member of our genus Homo. At 2.8 million years old, … Continue reading

March 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

World’s Most Accurate Clock Loses Just 1 Second Every 16 Billion Years

by Stephen Luntz Scientist have built a pair of clocks that keep time with staggering accuracy using the vibrations of atoms trapped in laser beams. Their agreement was so good that if they had … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

SETI Institute Trains Educators on the Methods of Science

By Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research For many people, science is something they read about in textbooks – abstract, mysterious, and sterile.  But … Continue reading

March 5, 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

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

New Particle Is Both Matter and Antimatter: The Majorana fermion

October 12, 2014 There are a number of things that we still don’t understand about our universe. Case in point, since the 1930s, scientists have been searching for particles that … Continue reading

October 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

What Lurks Beneath the Methane Lakes of Titan?

SEPT. 30 2014 7:30 AM | By Phil Plait One of the biggest discoveries made by the Cassini spacecraft is that Titan—the mammoth moon of Saturn—has lakes of liquid methane and … Continue reading

October 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

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