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The Selfish Gene versus Molecular Drive

I was rooting through the bargain bin at my local book store and found Dear Mr. Darwin: Letters on the Evolution of Life and Human Nature b…

Started by Fargone

5 Jan 18, 2009
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Scientists plan to ignite tiny man-made star

Inside the target chamber, where scientists will attempt to create an artificial sun. Photo: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory man-m…

Started by Morgan Matthew

3 Jan 1, 2009
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Spirituality Spot Found in Brain

What makes us feel spiritual? It could be the quieting of a small area in our brains, a new study suggests. The area in question — the rig…

Started by Morgan Matthew

1 Dec 26, 2008
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Nanotechnology vs. God: "The more a group believes in invisible and quite extraordinarily silent sky-people, the less they approve of mini-machines."

The U.S. is experiencing an apocalyptic showdown even as we speak. In one corner we have nanotechnology, which could potentially end the…

Started by Morgan Matthew

2 Dec 12, 2008
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Pig organs: Ready for humans at last?

IN THE not too distant future, a person in need of a heart transplant could be offered a pig's organ. That's the hope of a group that met i…

Started by Morgan Matthew

0 Nov 27, 2008

e=mc2: 103 years later, Einstein's proven right

PARIS (AFP) – It's taken more than a century, but Einstein's celebrated formula e=mc2 has finally been corroborated, thanks to a heroic com…

Started by Morgan Matthew

0 Nov 21, 2008

It's Science: Ninety-Nine Percent of Texas Science Professors Surveyed Don't Believe in Intelligent Design

Moments ago, the Texas Freedom Network posted to its Web site a study conducted by Dr. Raymond Eve, a professor of sociology and anthropolo…

Started by Christy

0 Nov 17, 2008

Timescale

I want to do a thread on Nigel Calder's wonderful book Timescale: An Atlas of the Fourth Dimension (Viking Press, 1983; also published simu…

Started by Morgan Matthew

2 Nov 2, 2008
Reply by Teagan

Stem Cells without Side Effects

Researchers have created healthy stem cells from adult cells--no embryo required. Last year, researchers announced one of the most promisi…

Started by Christy

1 Sep 28, 2008
Reply by Morgan Matthew

Prehistoric Giant Goose Skull Found

Scientists have found a new huge and well-preserved fossil of a goose and duck relative that swam around what is now England 50 million y…

Started by Christy

0 Sep 28, 2008

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