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Notre Terre Observer, mesurer et modéliser notre Terre pour mieux la comprendre, la gérer et l'enseigner, résume la vision des sciences de la Terre à l'institut de physique du globe de Paris. Cette approche scientifique conçoit les géosciences dans leur globalité, depuis la surface du globe aux profondeurs de la Terre interne, et ce à toutes les échelles, en temps ou dans l'espace. L'aspect pluridisciplinaire des recherches est fortement développé à l'IPGP afin de répondre aux grandes questions posées par la l'étude de la dynamique de la Terre interne, de la structure et l'évolution des planètes, de la dynamique naturelle de l'environnement et l'impact des activités humaines, de la modélisation, la prédiction et la gestion des catastrophes naturelles, tremblements de terre et éruptions volcaniques. Ces thèmes transverses sont présentés dans les pages de cette rubrique, sous l'angle de la recherche, de l'enseignement et en direction du grand public.

The Top 50 'Pictures of the Day' for 2011 Every day at 5pm the Sifter posts the Picture of the Day. Below you will find a collection of the Sifter’s Top 50 from 2011. It’s hard to imagine the year is almost over, time seems to fly faster each successive year so it’s fun to take a moment and look back at the year that was. 64 Things Every Geek Should Know - The term ‘geek’, once used to label a circus freak, has morphed in meaning over the years. What was once an unusual profession transferred into a word indicating social awkwardness. As time has gone on, the word has yet again morphed to indicate a new type of individual: someone who is obsessive over one (or more) particular subjects, whether it be science, photography, electronics, computers, media, or any other field. A techie geek is usually one who knows a little about everything, and is thus the person family and friends turn to whenever they have a question. 1. USB – Universal Serial Bus GPU – Graphics Processing Unit CPU – Central Processing Unit SATA – Serial ATA HTML – Hyper-text Markup Language HTTP – Hypertext Transfer Protocol FTP – File Transfer Protocol P2P – Person to Person data sharing 2. If you rolled your eyes here, that is a good thing. 3. Here’s what one looks like: 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

The 20 Essential TED Talks for New Grads May 25th, 2011 Moving from the relatively sheltered world of the college campus into work and independence can be a very exciting, though sometimes rough, transition. New grads will be facing a host of new challenges testing the lessons they learned in school, both academic and personal. Nigel Marsh: How to make work-life balance work: If you thought it was hard to balance schoolwork with your personal life in college, things won’t get any easier when you’ve landed a fulltime job.

Structurothèque - Collection de géologie structurale de l'Université Paris Sud Milan’s Vertical Forest Wednesday, 12 October 2011 GreenMuze Staff Milan’s Vertical Forest from Stefan Boeri Architects. The Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) will be the greenest building in Milan when completed, which is one of Europe’s most polluted cities. Designed by Stefan Boeri Architects, as part of their BioMilano vision to incorporate 60 abandoned farms into a greenbelt surrounding the city. Each apartment balcony will have trees (900 plantings are planned for the two buildings) that will provide shade in the summer and drop their leaves in winter to allow in winter sunlight. Visit: Via Inhabitat

‘God did it!’ approach to the Universe and its mysteries « Understanding Existence .net Editorial Published on August 21st, 2012 | by Saransh Sharma I’ve noticed a lot of people somehow see God as a “magical default.” That is, unless there is no natural explanation available for a phenomenon OR even if all the evidence in the world is available for a naturalistic explanation, but they are either unaware of it or never really understood it is simply assumed “God did it! The levels of scientific ignorance in our society alarming. Whenever I have casually asked theist why do they suppose that a God exists, most often than not, I get an answer which is a variance of: Who/What else do you suppose {made / created / makes} the { (humans,plants and animals) / (magnificent Mountains,Massive oceans,Earth,moon,Sun,stars) / (seasons,tides,monsoons,day-night keep coming and never missing a beat) / (etc..) } ?? But now science knows so much! We now have a very good understanding of: How did the mind boggling variety of plants animals came about? So why is the ‘God did it! 1.) Banana! 2.) 3.)

How to tell if someone is telling a lie or lying: Viewzone We have all met people who were dishonest and avoided eye contact. It has been said that "the eyes are the mirror if the soul." Many people know that their eyes betray their lies. Eventually, you will confront someone and need to know if they are being honest. The following are some general patterns that you can use when talking to someone. Here is a more detailed explanation of this method: Up and to the Left: Indicates a visually constructed Images. Up and to the Right: Indicates a Visually Remembered Images. To the Left: Indicates an Auditory Construct thought. To the Right: Indicates an Auditory Memory. Down and to the Left: Indicates a Feeling / Kinesthetic / Sensory impression that is being created. Down and To the Right: Indicates an Internal Dialog. How to use this information to detect a lie? Let's say that you have a friend who owes you some money for women's self defense classes. Police often ask a suspect to describe someone in detail. But there's more to the story... Glen C.

Promenade géologique au muséum d'histoire naturelle et dans ses environs Cette visite des environs du MNHN aborde l’évolution de l’utilisation des roches comme matériaux de construction au cours de l’histoire. Elle permet de rencontrer un échantillonnage des roches utilisées en construction dans la région parisienne. Il est également possible à l’occasion d’observer une variété de roches du sous-sol français qui sont exposées depuis 2008, année internationale de la planète Terre. Pour une observation optimale des roches (en particuliers de certains fossiles) il est recommandé de se munir d’une bonne loupe. 1- Place Jussieu Rendez vous place Jussieu, (1) la promenade commence en regardant les façades de la place. Façade place Jussieu Façade en plâtre très décorée (fausses colonnes, décor floral). Finalement la majorité des façades parisiennes est en plâtre. 2- Campus de Jussieu Première étape dans le campus de Jussieu (2). Fossile de gastéropode Le pavement autour de la tour centrale est réalisé avec des fragments de marbre blanc de Carrare. Maison de Cuvier

JRB - Adam Savage talks about the essence of scientific discovery. Not related directly to genetics per se, but this gets back to our class discussions about how the general public thinks about science and scientists. Inspiring like no dry scientific paper is, this talk makes you want to go out and shout the amazingness of science from the rooftops. by sc215 Apr 18