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MaKey MaKey is an invention kit for the 21st century . Turn everyday objects into touchpads and combine them with the internet. It's a simple Invention Kit for Beginners and Experts doing art, engineering, and everything inbetween: It comes ready to use out of the box with everything you see above: MaKey MaKey, Alligator Clips, USB Cable. That's up to you!
After decades of global dominance, America's space shuttle program ended last summer while countries like Russia, China and India continue to advance their programs. But astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of the new book Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier , says America's space program is at a critical moment. He thinks it's time for America to invest heavily in space exploration and research. "Space exploration is a force of nature unto itself that no other force in society can rival," Tyson tells NPR's David Greene. "Not only does that get people interested in sciences and all the related fields, [but] it transforms the culture into one that values science and technology, and that's the culture that innovates," Tyson says. "And in the 21st century, innovations in science and technology are the foundations of tomorrow's economy."
You've always had an inkling that this might be true, and now here comes Science to validate your gut: children with low IQs tend to grow up to be prejudiced adults who often adopt socially conservative ideologies. The "liberal elite" is not in your imagination, friends. Fox News viewers really are that dumb! The study, conducted by Brock University in Ontario's Gordon Hodson and published in a recent issue of the Journal of Psychological Science , analyzed data assembled from two separate studies in order to examine the link between cognitive ability and prejudice.
If Satan plays miniature golf, this is his favorite hole. A ball struck at A, in any direction, will never find the hole at B — even if it bounces forever. The idea arose in the 1950s, when Ernst Straus wondered whether a room lined with mirrors would always be illuminated completely by a single match. Straus’ question went unanswered until 1995, when George Tokarsky found a 26-sided room with a “dark” spot; two years later D. Castro offered the 24-sided improvement above.
Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître ( French: [ləmɛtʁ] ( listen ) ; 17 July 1894 – 20 June 1966) was a Belgian priest , astronomer and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Louvain . He was the first person to propose the theory of the expansion of the Universe , widely misattributed to Edwin Hubble . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] He was also the first to derive what is now known as Hubble's law and made the first estimation of what is now called the Hubble constant , which he published in 1927, two years before Hubble's article. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] Lemaître also proposed what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe , which he called his 'hypothesis of the primeval atom '. [ 7 ] [ edit ] Biography According to the Big Bang theory , the universe emerged from an extremely dense and hot state ( singularity ).
I have a feeling they won’t be mentioning this in DARE class. A new British study finds children with high IQs are more likely to use drugs as adults than people who score low on IQ tests as children. The data come from the 1970 British Cohort Study, which has been following thousands of people over decades. The kids' IQs were tested at the ages of 5, 10 and 16. The study also asked about drug use and looked at education and other socioeconomic factors.
<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-70819" title="4491584809_88b566dfd9" src="http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/wiredscience/2011/08/4491584809_88b566dfd9.jpg" alt="" width="500" height="335" /> Marijuana is currently regulated by the United States government as a Schedule I drug , placing it in the same category as heroin, MDMA and LSD. This is largely due to the first condition of Schedule I drugs, which is that the substance “has a high potential for abuse.” The language in that clause is deliberately vague.
Lesson A: Fabrication Nation Inventors have traditionally turned their ideas into prototypes with plenty of sketches and endless iterations in wood, clay or metal. But the digital age has introduced a totally new toolkit. Computer-aided design (CAD) software allows rapid and highly precise blueprinting, computed numerical control (CNC) milling and routing equipment transfers that precision to the physical world, and 3D printers can create fully formed objects on demand. Plus, the cost of both hardware and software has fallen dramatically. Free programs, such as BRL-CAD (which was developed by the military for weapons design) and Blender, can create 3D objects onscreen.
It may sound like a hoax, but it’s true: Recent studies show that a modified form of ecstasy kills 100% of blood cancer cells. While patient application is still a long way away, in test tube studies, the modified ecstasy killed all of leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma cells (as reported by the BBC ). Your doctor probably won’t be telling you to take two hits of ecstasy anytime soon, but this exciting discovery gives hope to those suffering with blood cancers and calls into question once again our country’s perilous relationship with drugs and the true reasoning behind the ongoing War on Drugs. Ecstasy, aka MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine) is a designer club drug that the mainstream usually associates with all-night dance parties known as raves where young people dressed in neon fur suck on pacifiers and rub each other in waves of ecstatic pleasure.
Unfortunately, many people have persistent misconceptions about evolution. Some are simple misunderstandings—ideas that develop in the course of learning about evolution, possibly from school experiences and/or the media. Other misconceptions may stem from purposeful attempts to misrepresent evolution and undermine the public's understanding of this topic. Browse the lists below to learn about common misconceptions regarding evolution, as well as clarifications of these misconceptions. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
In the spring of 2010, while the remains of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig were spewing crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico, I asked two friends to google "BP." They're pretty similar—educated, white, left-leaning women who live in the Northeast.
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News in Science Tuesday, 11 October 2011 AFP Less is more There is no need for most people to take vitamin supplements and some may even be linked to an increased risk of premature death in older women, according to a new study. Iron stood out among supplements as a particular concern, while calcium appeared to be linked to lower death risk, according to the study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine .
Ecstasy tablets induce a sense of euphoria and intimacy with others, and diminished anxiety and depression Photograph: David Allan / Alamy/Alamy There is no evidence that ecstasy causes brain damage, according to one of the largest studies into the effects of the drug. Too many previous studies made over-arching conclusions from insufficient data, say the scientists responsible for the research, and the drug's dangers have been greatly exaggerated. The finding will shock campaigners who have claimed ecstasy poses a real risk of triggering brain damage. They have argued that it can induce memory loss, decrease cognitive performance and has long-lasting effects on behaviour.
What if our existence is a holographic projection of another, flat version of you living on a two-dimensional "surface" at the edge of this universe? In other words, are we real, or are we quantum interactions on the edges of the universe - and is that just as real anyway? Whether we actually live in a hologram is being hotly debated, but it is now becoming clear that looking at phenomena through a holographic lens could be key to solving some of the most perplexing problems in physics, including the physics that reigned before the big bang,what gives particles mass, a theory of quantum gravity. In 1982 a litttle known but epic event occured at the University of Paris, where a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. You did not hear about it on the Daily Show.