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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
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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

The Origins of the Universe: A Crash Course

THREE hundred feet below the outskirts of Geneva lies part of a 17-mile-long tubular track, circling its way across the French border and b…

Started by Morgan Matthew

1 Sep 18, 2008
Reply by Christy

Galactic Internet' Could Broadcast Alien Signals

If we received a message from an extraterrestrial civilization, would we necessarily realize it? SETI has long scanned the skies for evid…

Started by Morgan Matthew

2 Sep 12, 2008
Reply by doone

Biologists on the Verge of Creating New Form of Life

A team of biologists and chemists is closing in on bringing non-living matter to life. It's not as Frankensteinian as it sounds. Inst…

Started by Morgan Matthew

2 Sep 8, 2008
Reply by Morgan Matthew

Here They Are, Science's 10 Most Beautiful Experiments

Whether they are blasting apart subatomic particles in accelerators, sequencing the genome or analyzing the wobble of a distant star, the e…

Started by Morgan Matthew

0 Sep 7, 2008

For the Brain, Remembering Is Like Reliving

Scientists have for the first time recorded individual brain cells in the act of summoning a spontaneous memory, revealing not only where a…

Started by Morgan Matthew

2 Sep 7, 2008
Reply by Morgan Matthew

'Big Bang machine' fires up

How do you build a "Big Bang Machine"? That was the challenge which scientists at Cern began to ponder in the early 1980s, when the idea fo…

Started by Morgan Matthew

0 Sep 7, 2008

15 Answers to Creationist Nonsense

An excellent article from Scientific American published in 2002, which thoroughly and credibly answers to the most common creationist argum…

Started by Amanda

4 Sep 7, 2008
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