Category Archives: Science

Is anyone else amused that sharks are eating the Internet?

All this time I thought that human hubris would bring down the Internet eventually, but alas, it’s being consumed by something much cooler: sharks. Sharks are eating the undersea cables that connect our modern world. There are a lot of … Continue reading

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Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy – life – 16 July 2014 – New Scientist

Meet the electric life forms that live on pure energy – life – 16 July 2014 – New Scientist.

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Blending science with history, legends & lore: StarWalk set for Aug. 23

Looking forward to offering its first StarWalk as a gold-rated International Dark Sky Park, Copper Breaks invites the public for a blend of history, legends and lore. via Blending science with history, legends & lore: StarWalk set for Aug. 23.

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Supermoon tomorrow night

Sunday night’s moon is a Supermoon, which is when the moon is at its closest to the Earth. This month’s Supermoon will be especially super because its closest point will also be the time when the moon is fullest. So … Continue reading

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Biggest farthest galaxy so big it bends light

The Hubble telescope found a galaxy so far away and so big that its gravity bends and distorts light and shape of things behind it. The ones in the picture are undergoing star formations. Those lights only took 10.7 billion … Continue reading

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Cornell ethics board did not pre-approve Facebook’s manipulative “mood study” Cornell University did not pre-approve a study that Facebook did, in which it manipulated user’s news feeds to see how showing them mostly positive or mostly negative posts affected the … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Creative Writing

It’s not conclusive, but a study found that the brain activity of writers while writing fiction looked similar to that of people who were playing music or sports.    “The inner workings of the professionally trained writers in the bunch, … Continue reading

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Our garbage makes its way to the Arctic

Microplastics, tiny bits of plastic, have made their way to the Arctic circle. A scientist from Dartmouth who was studying microscopic organisms in samples of sea water found tiny pieces of plastic debris. This is evidence that our garbage and … Continue reading

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How Long Can Uranium Last? A Long Time Indeed

Originally posted on Musings on Interesting Things:
Excellent summary by Charles Barton of this question at “The Nuclear Green Revolution” … Thus global Uranium land resources will be sufficient to supply the human population of the world for a few…

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“Smart Pills” monitor health in computer from your insides

Take a pill, monitor your health On your iPad? The pills have little microchips in them. Call me crazy, but to monitor your health, use the computer that comes with our bodies, the one we all have up in our … Continue reading

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