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Science News – Science Articles and Current Events. Cleantech News — Solar, Wind, EV News (#1 Source) Deepcold. Atomic Rockets. There are already a couple of novels in the works whose authors have acknowledged that this website was most helpful in providing technical information.

Atomic Rockets

Keep an eye out for them when they are published, I have read the early manuscripts and they are incredibly good. Through Struggle, the Stars by John J. Lumpkin. Late breaking news, the novel is now available in eBook form. Read about it here. Late breaking news: Through Struggle, the Stars is now available in eBook formatThrough Struggle, the Stars is now available in paperback format The Desert of Stars by John J. The Humanist Inheritance (aka The Last Great War) by Matthew Lineberger You can find more details on this page.

On the other hand is Philip Eklund, who provided some scientific details for this website, instead of the other way around. Bad Astronomy - Slate. Not too far away in cosmic terms—about 250 million light-years—lies a monster.

Bad Astronomy - Slate

The thing is, we’ve known about it for a long time, but we didn’t know what it truly was because it was hiding its true nature from us. It’s a galaxy, named UCG 1382. It was discovered decades ago, and in pictures taken using visible light telescopes it looks like a fairly typical elliptical galaxy. It’s relatively isolated, with just a handful of much smaller galaxies nearby, and doesn’t seem to be doing much. Astronomers didn’t ignore it, exactly, but there wasn’t much there to excite them, either. That is, until a team of astronomers happened to look at ultraviolet images of it taken by the GALEX space telescope.

Then it got even weirder: They investigated the galaxy with the Very Large Array, a set of radio telescopes in New Mexico. It’s not just huge. These new observations show that, far from being some uninteresting galaxy, UGC 1382 is actually one of the biggest known galaxies in the Universe.


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But the New York Times reports: A review of studies has found that the health benefits of infant male circumcision vastly outweigh the risks involved in the procedure. Actually, it doesn’t. Not at all. The paper is all about the frequency of circumcision in the US; this is the only real data in the paper, and notice that a good chunk of it is speculation. Prevalence of adult circumcision in the United States during the past 6 decades (1948-2010). It does toss in a table purporting to show the tremendous risks of not circumcising baby boys, but this is not new — these are the same sloppy data that the author has been peddling for over a decade.

The author is Brian Morris, better known as the Man Who Hates Foreskins. Take that first condition, the likelihood of urinary tract infections. Or look at his claim of much greater rates of HIV infection. Armed with this hunch, rather than set up a website I chose to do some research. It’s also an argument that can cut both ways. Encyclopedia Astronautica. The Skeptics Society & Skeptic magazine. Scientific American. Science News – Science Articles and Current Events. Journal home : Nature. Yong Yu, Jason C.H.

Journal home : Nature

Tsang, Cui Wang, Simon Clare, Juexuan Wang, Xi Chen, Cordelia Brandt, Leanne Kane, Lia S. Campos, Liming Lu, Gabrielle T. Belz, Andrew N. J. Geekologie - Gadgets, Gizmos, and Awesome.