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Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries of Science

Top 10 Unsolved Mysteries of Science
Despite what cable news may tell you, scientists don’t really squabble over if evolution is real (it is) or if the climate is changing faster than can be explained by naturally-occurring phenomena (it is) or if vaccines are regarded as safe and recommended for most children (they are). Sure, there may be fine points within those categories that are debatable, but not to the extent that is commonly described by talking heads on TV. However, that’s not to say that scientists perfectly understand everything about the ways of the Universe. Physicist Brian Cox once said: “I'm comfortable with the unknown—that’s the point of science. There are places out there, billions of places out there, that we know nothing about. And the fact that we know nothing about them excites me, and I want to go out and find out about them. So what are some of the top mysteries keeping scientists busy? Why is there more matter than antimatter? Where is all the lithium? Why do we sleep? How does gravity work?

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Over-Hyped, Misunderstood, Or Retracted Space Science From This Year Correct me if I'm wrong but there was no "thruster that functioned even when turned off". They tested three models, the cannae drive, the sawyer designed drive (from which the cannae drive was adapted) and a control that did nothing and was expect to do nothing. The cannae drive produced thrust, and the test was being done in conjunction with a nasa contractor and the cannae people. The unexpected (only to the cannae people) thing that happened was the Shawyer drive also produced thrust. As he is the father of the tech I think it's odd to call it unexpected but that is how the story has gone down.

Astronomers capture the first Image of the Mysterious web that connects all Galaxies By DNA | For the first time, astronomers were able to see a string of hot gas known as a filament that is thought to be part of the mysterious underlying structure that dictates the layout of all the stars and galaxies in our universe. Scientists believe that matter in the universe is arranged into a gigantic web-like structure. This is called the cosmic web. There are signatures of this structure in the remaining radiation from the Big Bang and in the layout of the universe itself. The Island of Knowledge: How to Live with Mystery in a Culture Obsessed with Certainty and Definitive Answers by Maria Popova “We strive toward knowledge, always more knowledge, but must understand that we are, and will remain, surrounded by mystery.” “Our human definition of ‘everything’ gives us, at best, a tiny penlight to help us with our wanderings,” Benjamen Walker offered in an episode of his excellent Theory of Everything podcast as we shared a conversation about illumination and the art of discovery. Thirty years earlier, Carl Sagan had captured this idea in his masterwork Varieties of Scientific Experience, where he asserted: “If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from, we will have failed.” This must be what Rilke, too, had at heart when he exhorted us to live the questions. And yet if there is one common denominator across the entire history of human culture, it is the insatiable hunger to know the unknowable — that is, to know everything, and to know it with certainty, which is itself the enemy of the human spirit.

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Some Online Journals Will Publish Fake Science, For A Fee : Shots - Health News hide captionYou could do all that brain work. Or you could make it up. iStockphoto.com Many online journals are ready to publish bad research in exchange for a credit card number. That's the conclusion of an elaborate sting carried out by Science, a leading mainline journal. The result should trouble doctors, patients, policymakers and anyone who has a stake in the integrity of science (and who doesn't?). NASA Admits Alcubierre Drive Initiative: Faster Than The Speed Of Light NASA is currently working on the first practical field test toward the possibility of faster than light travel. Traveling faster than light has always been attributed to science fiction, but that all changed when Harold White and his team at NASA started to work on and tweak the Alcubierre Drive. Special relativity may hold true, but to travel faster or at the speed of light we might not need a craft that can travel at that speed. The solution might be to place a craft within a space that is moving faster than the speed of light!

Myth: "Eventually, science will explain everything." “Eventually Science Will Explain Everything” “Surely,” some people think, “ultimately there will be a “theory of everthing”, and science will tell us all there is to know. To respond to this we need first to note that in physics there has long been a bit of a puzzle. In 1915/16 Albert Einstein published his theory of general relativity.

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