A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
My dad worked for NASA, recruited John Glenn and knew Neil Armstrong
My father was one of those who worked feverishly behind the scenes 50 years ago to get astronauts safely to the moon and back
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Ronan is the name of a the California sea lion ( Zalophus californianus ) who can bob her head in time to music. She apparently dances to Boogie Wonderland , and the Backstreet Boys song Everybody ...
HONOLULU--A seven-million-year-old skull found in the Djurab Desert in Chad may indeed represent the earliest known member of the human family. Researchers unveiled the specimen back in 2002 and made quite a splash with their claim that the ancient fossil was our ancestor...
The human condition is more conditional than many think. Iffy ideas and popular errors bedevil our view of ourselves, but violence can lead to better models of our nature.In The Better Angels of Our Nature , Stephen Pinker, cognitive scientist, big-idea-big-book builder, and noted metaphor-breaker, has amassed armies of reason, deployed over 800 pages, to fight faulty ideas about human violence and its surprising decline...
What do you do when the old model no longer works? Our culture used to take it for granted that women would sacrifice their careers to raise the kids, while men sacrifice their family life to build their career...
#SciAmBlogs Wednesday - Preprints, smelling personality, BRAIN, egg-mobile, internet addiction, and more.
Check out the brand new Video of the Week!- Jason Hoyt and Peter Binfield - Who Killed the PrePrint and Could it Make a Return? - Scott Barry Kaufman - Can You Smell Personality? - Gary Stix - When It’s Brains, It Pours ($$$$$): Obama’s Big (Neuro) Science Project - DNLee - Racism in Porn industry is newsworthy, so how can science make the cut? - Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen L...
The Steel Magnolias illusion, by graphic designer Michael Pickard of Sunderland University in the UK, was a Top 10 finalist in the 2007 edition of the Best Illusion of the Year Contest.
I saw a tweet for this article this morning, April 3, 2013. I read the byline and realized that it was an original article written for The Root.
Video of the Week #86, April 3rd, 2013: From: Carnivorous Plants in 3D: The Stuff of Horror Films! by Carin Bondar at PsiVid . Source: John Innes Centre on YouTube.
In March 2010, police in South Korea arrested a husband and wife in a tragically ironic case that gained international notoriety—the couple let their three-month-old daughter, Sarang, starve to death in their apartment while they spent up to 12 hours a day nurturing a virtual daughter as part of 3-D fantasy massively multiplayer online role-playing game known as Prius...
It was an anti-climax: the President of the United States clocking in after The New York Times had already spilled the beans about his big brain program, a centerpiece of the administration's second-term, legacy-making efforts in the science arena...
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