Category Archives: Science
Greatest name for a research paper ever? “On the reception and detection of pseudo-profound bullshit” (direct link to PDF) To determine factors that might make someone susceptible to reading that Chopra tweet and finding meaning in it, Pennycook and co-authors … Continue reading
From NASA Science News: Fire is inanimate, yet anyone staring into a flame could be excused for thinking otherwise: Fire dances and swirls. It reproduces, consumes matter, and produces waste. It adapts to its environment. It needs oxygen to survive.In … Continue reading
IBM scientists Wednesday unveiled what they called "the world’s smallest movie," which tracks the movement of atoms magnified 100 million times. The film, "A Boy and His Atom," depicts a character named Atom who befriends a single atom and follows … Continue reading
A very exciting discovery by NASA: Scientists announced Thursday the discovery of three planets that are some of the best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our own solar system — and they’re very far away. NASA’s Kepler satellite, … Continue reading
via Science Saved My Soul. – YouTube.
A new comet has been discovered that is predicted to blaze incredibly brilliantly in the skies during late 2013. With a perihelion passage of less than two million kilometres from the Sun on 28 November 2013, current predictions are of … Continue reading
How cool is this? Much respect to Seth MacFarlane. Until recently, all [of Sagan’s personal papers] had been stacked in filing cabinet drawers in the Sphinx Head, a tomblike secret-society building that became Sagan’s home in Ithaca, N.Y. For years, … Continue reading
On June 5th, 2012, Venus will pass across the face of the sun, producing a silhouette that no one alive today will likely see again. Transits of Venus are very rare, coming in pairs separated by more than a hundred … Continue reading
Wow. Simply amazing.