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His essay on alien life was uncovered in 2016; now we have a second example of his previously unpublished thoughts about science
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This summer, New York City will witness what might be called an airborne non -toxic event, to corrupt a term coined in Don DeLillo’s 1985 novel White Noise .Over three days in July, the New York Police Department and scientists from Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, N.Y., will release small amounts of a harmless, colorless gas in the subways and on the streets to trace its flow through the city, both above and below the surface...
Two primitive meteorites collected in Antarctica appear to contain grains of silica—the stuff of quartz and sand—forged in an ancient supernova that predates the birth of the solar system...
Three years ago researchers added a new branch to the human family tree: Australopithecus sediba , a nearly two-million-year-old relative from South Africa.
Image: Design Shack In the current issue of the Association for Women in Mathematics newsletter (password required), Anne Carlill asks where the female mathematicians are on Twitter: "I found that the only female mathematicians or math educators I followed were Nalini Joshi in Sydney and Fawn Nguyen in California...
The latest Scientific American "Best of the Blogs" video is now available online and featured blog posts from March 2013. Included are short videos highlighting topics that range from gluten intolerance to fish with human-looking teeth...
The promised Information Economy based on creative culture is a sweatshop.Award winning illustrators, fine artists, photographers, cartoonists and animators are routinely ripped off, mashed-up, and reshared without attribution, let alone money...
"The Happy Show" is the result of edgy Austrian design artist Stefan Sagmeister's fascination with the psychology of happiness. Known for designing album covers for recording artists like Lou Reed, the Talking Heads, and the Rolling Stones, Sagmeister took a one-year sabbatical from his regular commercial design work in 2000 to launch an informal investigation of the components of happiness...
Fan Peng-Fei of China's Dali University was worried the first time he entered the forest habitat of the critically endangered cao vit gibbon ( Nomascus nasutus ).
My last post, "How Can We Condemn Boston Murders and Excuse U.S. Bombing of Civilians?", has provoked lots of commentary, including a vigorous discussion on reddit.
In 1999 a technology manager called Kevin Ashton coined the phrase “The Internet of Things”. It was to convey the fact that not everything connected to the Internet generates data via humans tapping on keyboards...
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