Category Archives: Science

Dopplegangers-R-Us

Untitled document Tales from the multiverse. AFP publishes a story about the theoretical possibilities of so-called parallel universes: "The idea of multiple universes is more than a fantastic invention — it appears naturally within several scientific theories, and deserves to … Continue reading

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Want To Live Longer? Move.

Untitled document There's an old joke where a mom tells her son (in a letter) that the father had read that most automobile accidents occurred within 25 miles of home. So, the punchline goes, "We're moving." Oddly, a new study … Continue reading

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The Light Fantastic

Untitled document James Randerson, writing in The Guardian, describes a new initiative in Europe to use lasers to try to create a working fusion reactor. It's a clean source of energy using fuel that can easily be extracted from sea … Continue reading

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Mummysaur

Untitled document The Washington Post has an interesting piece on a very unusual dinosaur fossil that appears to be amazingly intact, including fossilized remains of muscle tissue and skin, not just the bare bones, so to speak. It was found … Continue reading

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More High Resolution Magic

Untitled document This time it is a high resolution satellite map of Antarctica, fully zoomable and with a resolution of about 1 pixel to 90 meters. It can be browsed online or the images can be downloaded. In support of … Continue reading

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Toilet To Tap

Untitled document In Orange County, California, they are about to turn on a new facility to recycle sewage into potable water. Regulations prohibit the direct reuse of the water, so it will not go directly into the drinking water system. … Continue reading

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Scientific Turkey

Untitled document Why is dark meat dark and white meat light? Ever wonder why? There is, of course, a scientifical-type answer: So that there is a reason to fight over the drumstick. Okay, that's not really the reason. It actually … Continue reading

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World’s Oldest Clam Discovered

Untitled document A clam found in Icelandic waters has caused great excitement at the Bangor University's School of Ocean Sciences. Scientists are convinced that the clam was about 400 years old when it was found. Can you imagine living for … Continue reading

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35 Inconvenient Truths

Untitled document A systematic, thorough and devastating dismantling of Al Gore's propaganda film An Inconvenient Truth by Christopher Monckton takes off from where a British court left the matter. It is clearly written, lavishly illustrated with data and graphs and … Continue reading

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The Last Supper In High Definition

Untitled document Officials in Italy have put a really, really high definition image of Leonardo Da Vinci's Last Supper on line for people to examine. How high? 16 billion pixels. The high resolution will allow experts to examine details of … Continue reading

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No Basis In Reality

Untitled document Daniel Botkin has been studying the environment for 40 years or so. His credentials are impressive: he is president of the Center for the Study of the Environment and professor emeritus in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and … Continue reading

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Undular Bores

Untitled document This is pretty wild. Visible gravity waves. On a recent crisp autumn afternoon in Iowa, video cameras captured an unusual and visually dramatic result of two air masses colliding. Clouds split into a series of stripes and swept … Continue reading

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Flexible Armor

Untitled document I just found this item on Sky News. It is a product called D3o that is soft and flexible – until it is hit. On impact, it becomes quite rigid and is being incorporated into protective gear for snow … Continue reading

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We Now Know The Secret Ingredient

Untitled document They handed out the Ig Nobel Awards for this year today at Harvard. The "Igs", as they are called, honor some of the more creative research done in recent years. For example, one of this year's winners managed to extract … Continue reading

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La Doncella, Update

Untitled document An update on the Incan mummy known as La Doncella. The almost eerily preserved body of the 15-year old girl who was sacrificed by the Incas has recently gone on display in Argentine. I posted about her twice, … Continue reading

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