Cosmos not doing it for you? Maybe try I F*cking Love Science. "I Fucking Love Science" is an impressive Internet phenomenon.
It started as a Facebook account, where one woman (Elise Andrew) simply posted anything that impressed or amazed her about science. From there, it has grown into its own website, which features a number of additional writers. And, as of yesterday, it will be coming to TV. The future host of the show is comedian Craig Ferguson, currently host of The Late Late Show on CBS. Ferguson announced the new project via a video shown at SXSW. Empirical Zeal. The uncertainty principle says that you can’t know certain properties of a quantum system at the same time.
For example, you can’t simultaneously know the position of a particle and its momentum. Empirical Zeal. It's Okay To Be Smart. In the Dark. Talk Nerdy To Me News, Videos, Blog - Cara Santa Maria, HuffPost Science. Double X Science - Science. It's the new black. Brightsurf: Science Current Events and Science News. Phys.org - Science News, Technology, Physics, Nanotechnology, Space Science, Earth Science, Medicine. Science, Space and Technology News.
PLOS ONE : accelerating the publication of peer-reviewed science. Universe Today — Space and astronomy news. Symphony of Science. An album all about science! "Terra Lumina" by John Boswell. AlphaGalileo. Science and Technology News, Science Articles. The Alchemist Newsletter: Apr 26, 2012 — Welcome to ChemWeb. Aspirin by any other name An international research program has revealed once more that the earliest of commercial pharmaceuticals, aspirin, has yet more roles to play in medicine.
The researchers have demonstrated that salicylate, the active metabolite, directly increases the activity of AMP-activated protein kinase. This enzyme is key player in the regulation of cell growth and metabolism and is, figuratively speaking, the cellular fuel-gauge. It is triggered by exercise and by the anti-diabetic medication metformin, so understanding and modulating its activity could be relevant to overweight, obesity and type 2 diabetes. “We show that salicylate increases fat burning and reduces liver fat in obese mice," says McMaster University's Greg Steinberg who is a principal investigator on the project. McMaster Researchers Find Potential for New Uses of Old Drug back to top. Innovation, Craftsmanship & Design. ScienceBase - Science News & Views.
While your college courses may cover the basics, you can get a more in-depth look at a wide variety of topics from Internet resources such as these great documentaries. These selections will help you explore everything from the inner reaches of the human mind to the outer areas of our universe and just about everything else in between. Better yet, they’re all free to watch online so you can learn more without spending a dime. Health and Medicine These documentaries cover topics like health care, diseases, nutrition, nursing, and more so you can get great insights into health and medicine.
Super Size Me: In this movie, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock attempts to subsist on only a diet of McDonald’s for a full month. Drugs Learn how drugs impact the brain and the variety of legal restrictions imposed upon them from these documentaries. Genetics Evolution and Biological History Physics The Quantum Revolution: Dr. Geology. Science. LifesLittleMysteries.com. Ology List - List of -ology Sciences and Scientific Disciplines. LiveScience: Science News, Articles & Current Events.
Periodic Table of Science Bloggers. James Randi Educational Foundation. Some people see human tragedies as a time for empathy, sympathy, or charity.
Then there are those who see it as an opportunity. It didn’t take long after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went missing on March 8, 2014, for Uri Geller to take to the airwaves and claim that he was asked to help in the search for the plane. There should be nothing surprising about this. The most dangerous place on planet earth might be trying to stand between Uri Geller and a TV camera.
What is perhaps surprising is how many people believe his claim. I don’t. Occam’s Razor – a useful tool in critical thinking, and one frequently helpful in dealing with the likes of Mr. Applying this to Mr. “I have been asked by a substantial figure in Malaysia who I know…” Uh… really? Bad Science.
Pharyngula - Just another site. Planet of the Apes. POSTED: Sunday, September 30, 2012, 12:34 PM Peter Andolfatto One of the more difficult aspects of evolution for some people to swallow is the notion that random copying errors in DNA can add up to anything useful.
In two recently published projects, however, scientists show how typos can indeed lead to improvements. In numerous species of insects, they document the DNA errors that led to changes that are not only beneficial but also brilliant. Various species of beetles, aphids, butterflies, and moths have independently acquired genetic errors that allow them to eat highly toxic plants and then use the toxins to defend themselves against predators. The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion. For thousands of years we have wrestled with the great questions of existence.
Who are we? What is the world made of? How did we get here? The quest to answer these is the story of science. Each week, medical journalist Michael Mosley traces the often unpredictable path we have taken. EDGE 2011: What scientific Concept would improve everybody's cognitive toolkit? There's a lot of stuff in the world: trees, cars, galaxies, benzene, the Baths of Caracalla, your pancreas, Ottawa, ennui, Walter Mondale.
How does it all fit together? In a word… Supervenience. (Pronounced soo-per-VEEN-yence. The verb form is to supervene.) Supervenience is a shorthand abstraction, native to Anglo-American philosophy, that provides a general framework for thinking about how everything relates to everything else. Supervenience is a relationship between two sets of properties.