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A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science.

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Atheists Think about What We Believe, Don't We?

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CuriosityStream, anyone?

Started by Pope Beanie. Last reply by TJ Jul 13. 2 Replies

Neanderthals used fire in caves:

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Fossil Dog

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Pre-Clovis civilization in Florida

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Teeth vs. Tools

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‘Trickle of food’

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Diet affects the evolution of birds

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How Dinosaurs Grew From Hatchlings to Adults

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Think your DNA is all human?

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Small, Brainy T-Rex Discovered

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Fossil analysis pushes back human split

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Comment by Sydni Moser on October 15, 2010 at 7:09pm
Doone, that was a terrific video on education. I sent it to a couple of teacher friends. Thanks
Comment by Nathan Hevenstone on October 15, 2010 at 12:28am
Thanks Michel. Graphene is something I'm interested in, oddly enough. Awesome article.
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 14, 2010 at 8:15pm

hahahaha
Comment by Nathan Hevenstone on October 14, 2010 at 2:44pm
Hang on... I just got an email update from this group that Michel Poisson started the following discussion:
"Breakthrough in Developing Super-Material Graphene"

But the discussion's not there. What happened?
Comment by RockyTIJ on October 13, 2010 at 11:08am
New form of uranium discovered

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. - Scientists say a newly discovered form of
uranium could lead to nuclear power plants small enough to
power the family automobile. Researchers at the Los Alamos
National Laboratory have created uranium nitride, a long-
sought molecule that could provide cheaper and safer nuclear
fuel, ABC News reported Monday. Smaller, cheaper and even
portable nuclear power plants could come out of the discov-
ery, researchers say, using uranium nitride as a next gener-
ation nuclear fuel. "Actinide nitrides are candidate nuclear
fuels of the future," Jaqueline Kiplinger, a scientist at
the Los Alamos National Laboratory who led the team of re-
searchers, said. While uranium's radiation can be deadly, the
new molecule contains only depleted uranium. This makes it
relatively harmless from a radiological standpoint and means
it could be used in chemical and industrial applications,
scientists say.

(from Gizmorama)
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 11, 2010 at 9:21am


Earth teems with a staggering variety of animals, including 9,000 kinds of birds, 28,000 types of fish, and more than 350,000 species of beetles alone.

What explains this explosion of living creatures-1.4 million different species discovered so far, with perhaps another 50 million more to go? The source of life’s endless forms was a profound mystery until Charles Darwin’s revolutionary idea of natural selection, which he showed could help explain the gradual development of life on earth.

But Darwin’s radical insights raised as many questions as they answered. What actually drives evolution and turns one species into another? And how did we evolve? On Charles Darwin’s 2009 bicentennial, and the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, NOVA reveals answers to the riddles that Darwin couldn’t explain.

Stunning breakthroughs in a brand new science-nicknamed evo devo – are linking the enigma of origins to another of nature’s great mysteries, the development of an embryo. To explore this exciting new idea, NOVA takes viewers on a journey from the Galapagos Islands to the Arctic, and from the Cambrian explosion of animal forms half a billion years ago to the research labs of today.

Here scientists are finally beginning to crack nature’s biggest secrets at the genetic level. And, as NOVA shows in this absorbing detective story, the results are confirming the brilliance of Darwin’s insights while exposing clues to life’s breathtaking diversity in ways he could scarcely have imagined.

WATCH the Full Documentary HERE:
Comment by Sydni Moser on October 7, 2010 at 7:06pm
Serotonin Necklace - For Happiness - with link chain


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Comment by Pope Beanie on October 7, 2010 at 3:35pm
It's really equally about the sun's pull, btw. They're saying that weather changes correlate with moon phases--which are global--and not just due to the local, twice-daily lunar tidal effect. The alignments of sun + moon cause the moon phases (independent of the earth's daily rotation), and it only seems to be more of a moon than sun thing because the moon phase is such an obvious visual cue. (Ha, I'm having a hard time explaining this!)

If the correlation between moon phase and weather is only 1% or 2% at most, then it's hardly even worth knowing about (in terms of predicting local weather). How my girlfriend(s) and I felt during a full moon in the park and the fact that my dog howls at it tell me that the psychological effect of phases is even more interesting. :)
Comment by Matt Coulthurst on October 5, 2010 at 5:55pm
I know this article is couple of years old, but I still think it is very cool.

Calculating the speed of light at home

If we'd been allowed to go to the girls' school* to do physics experiments like this I'd probably be a science geek instead of IT.

*I went to a single-sex high school. The boys' school didn't have kitchens at the time so any 'sissies' had to go to the girls' college for home economics. I always wondered what was 'sissy' about being one of the only boys available to 1500 girls.
Comment by Sydni Moser on September 28, 2010 at 9:44am
Wonderful hour long documentary that is well worth your time...

Check HERE to find other the 5 other parts of this program:
 

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