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His essay on alien life was uncovered in 2016; now we have a second example of his previously unpublished thoughts about science
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[the following is a modified repost from PhotoSynthesis , 2009] Step 1. Locate a suitable patch of forest, field, or desert.Step 2. Wait for a warm, moonless summer night.Step 3.
The U.S. is currently home to a suite of national laboratories that conduct cutting-edge research. Throughout the country, this network of 17 labs (overseen by the Department of Energy) focuses on a wide array of basic science and engineering questions...
Originally posted on July 6, 2010. If you picked up The Poisoner's Handbook (amazon.com) looking for a fool-proof recipe, I hope you have read the book through and realized at the end that such a thing does not exist: you'll get busted...
On the night of December 6, 1979--32 years ago today--Alan Guth had the “spectacular realization” that would soon turn cosmology on its head. He imagined a mind-bogglingly brief event, at the very beginning of the big bang, during which the entire universe expanded exponentially, going from microscopic to cosmic size...
It’s apparently a good idea in scientific blogging to produce ‘clearing house’ blog articles every now and again: that is, articles that include links to all of your other articles on a given subject...
Nothing too complicated today, but something you should all know (originally from March 13, 2006). I have mentioned this in my older post: in a natural state, humans do not sleep a long consecutive bout throughout the night (except in the middle of the summer in low latitudes)...
"In my 24 years in the zoo business, this is one of the most exciting periods I've been through so far," says Jeff Ettling, curator of herpetology and aquatics at the Saint Louis Zoo.He's talking about the birth of 185 baby Ozark hellbender salamanders ( Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi ) at the zoo's Ron Goellner Center for Hellbender Conservation, which has a dozen or so additional eggs ready to hatch...
In the world of science, it’s publish or perish. Researchers who publish a greater number of papers in high-status journals are more likely then their colleagues to win tenure positions, research grants, and prestigious reputations...
Comparison of "habitable zone" of Kepler 22 system and our solar system (NASA/Kepler) Today sees the announcement that one of the "candidate" planets listed from NASA's Kepler mission back in February is now confirmed, and it's a key one...
Things got ugly in the 1890s as Thomas Edison and George Westinghouse entered into what has been referred to as the “War of Currents” over Edison’s direct current and Westinghouse’s newly discovered alternating current...
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