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Science for celebrities In January 2007, exasperated by the tide of influential and misleading claims made by celebrities in the public sphere, we worked with scientists to produce Making Sense of Science for Celebrities. Each year since, Sense About Science has reviewed the odd science claims people in the public eye have made - about diets, cancer, magnets, radiation and more - sent in to us by scientists and members of the public. Many of these claims promote theories, therapies and campaigns that make no scientific sense. We ask scientists to respond, to help the celebrities realise where they are going wrong and to help the public to make sense of celebrity claims. “We seem to be seeing a celebrity divide on science. The implausible and frankly dangerous claims about how to avoid cancer, improve skin or lose weight are becoming ever more ridiculous.

Chrome is my favorite browser and judging from our analytics, it’s the preferred browser of the majority of our readers as well. That being the case it only makes sense to get some awesome new extensions in front of you. I should say, however, that my favorite new Chrome extension (possibly of all time) is Panda which puts awesome sources like Hacker News and the latest Dribbble shots (among other excellent info sources) in your new tabs and wraps them in an awesome user interface. But I figured many of you probably were aware of it at this point judging by it’s popularity, so I wanted to dig up a few more you might not have heard of just yet (but need to). The Online Learning Blog from Study2U Supposedly browsing the internet requires more brain power than watching television. Although judging from some of the websites we’ve come across that assumption is cast into doubt. Here’s some of the sites we like that might get your brain to sit up and listen. Ted

The Ancient and Mysterious Gobekli Tepe One of the standing stones of Gobekli Tepe Gobekli Tepe (Gobekli: Belly Tepe: Hill) is a site six miles outside of Urfa, Turkey that contains megalith circles. It was uncovered in 1994 by German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt. Since that time, Klaus and his team have uncovered at least seven large stone circles and they suspect that there are many more left under 22 acres of land yet to be excavated. Foundational Questions Institute The Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) To catalyze, support, and disseminate research on questions at the foundations of physics and cosmology, particularly new frontiers and innovative ideas integral to a deep understanding of reality but unlikely to be supported by conventional funding sources. FQXi has five goals: {*style:<ul style="padding-left:20px;"><li> To expand the purview of scientific inquiry to include scientific disciplines fundamental to a deep understanding of reality, but which are currently largely unsupported by conventional grant sources

Hello! My name is Michael Chang and I work with the Data Arts Team at Google. Recently, we completed 100,000 Stars, a Chrome Experiment visualizing nearby stars. The project was built with THREE.js and CSS3D. Göbekli Tepe Archeology Lately, I've come across a number of stories in the news about very ancient archeological sites, which pre-date the Egyptian Pyramids by a fair bit. Although some very ancient sites are known (for example, the oldest remains in Jericho have been dated to about 9000 BC), I was under the impression that these were very fragmentary (perhaps known only by a hearth fire or a few stone structures), and little detailed information exists. Gobekli Tepe is located in southern Turkey, just north of the Syrian border. Start Page - The Faculty of Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden The Faculty of Science The Faculty of Science includes all the major subject areas in the fields of mathematics and natural sciences. With 6 500 students and 730 employees it is the second largest Faculty at the University of Gothenburg. Sulfur Haunts the Ghost Wreck [March 4, 2014] Sulfur and iron accumulation has once again been found in wood samples from old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea. This time the samples are from the merchant vessel Ghost wreck and the warships Sword and the Crown.

A few friends convinced me to join HabitRPG a few weeks ago. Since then, I’ve become an enthusiastic convert! The idea behind HabitRPG is that we can treat our to-do lists like a game. We can get points for knocking items off the list, level up, and even help friends defeat bigger monsters. HabitRPG offers a little motivation for the things we know we need to do. For me, the biggest win is that I’m ‘playing’ in a group. Top Sites That Make Science Awesome posted by Elizabeth Harper on April 24, 2013 in Internet & Networking, Computers and Software, Family and Parenting, Kids, Guides & Reviews, Fab Websites :: 0 comments Though you may remember science class as dull, much has changed. The Internet has done the impossible and made science a lot more accessible, bringing scientists and science enthusiasts together to share and discuss the most interesting discoveries of the day. Online, you can find fascinating science news and explanations on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and more if you know where to look—and it's all a lot more interesting than any high school science textbook.

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