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#SciAmBlogs Friday - Creation, daguerreotype, synthetic meat and more...

Have a great weekend!- Melissa C. Lott - Solyndra: Soft Markets and Chinese Subsidies - Clay Farris Naff - A Secular Case for Intentional Creation - Stephanie Zvan - A New Creation Story - Mary Karmelek - From Patents to Poetry: A Breakdown of Scientific American’s Very First Issue - Alex Wild - Daguerre’s Daguerreotype - Christine Ottery - Synthetic meat for thought - Christie Wilcox - The Joke Isn’t Funny – It’s Harmful - Katherine Harmon - Use of Avastin for Breast Cancer Nixed by FDA - Jason G...

STAFFNovember 18, 2011 — Bora Zivkovic

The Joke Isn't Funny - It's Harmful

I am one of the people who reacted strongly to a science fiction story sexist piece of crap published by Nature in their Futures section titled Womanspace .

November 18, 2011 — Christie Wilcox

Synthetic meat for thought

Vegetarian or vegan readers, would you have a problem with eating meat is the protein was grown in a lab? There would be no* animal cruelty involved, and no living breathing animals would have to die to end up on your plate...

November 18, 2011 — Christine Ottery

Daguerre's Daguerreotype

An image of an inventor, captured with his own invention:Louis Daguerre, a pioneer in photographic chemistry, would have been 224 years old today.Not as though he would have lived anywhere near that long...

November 18, 2011 — Alex Wild

A New Creation Story

The God of the Gaps must be feeling mightily squeezed these days. Is it any surprise that someone wants to give him/her/it a whole new universe in which to hang out?Clay Farris Naff tries to do just that in a post today on the Scientific American guest blog titled, "A Secular Case for Intentional Creation." The post isn't about the creation of Earth or humanity, which Naff kindly considers settled, but about the creation of our universe itself...

November 18, 2011 — Stephanie Zvan

A Secular Case for Intentional Creation

“Does aught befall you? It is good. It is part of the destiny of the Universe ordained for you from the beginning.”-- Marcus Aurelius, Stoic Philosopher and Emperor of Rome, in Meditations, circa 170 CE“'He said that, did he?...

November 18, 2011 — Clay Farris Naff

Solyndra: Soft Markets and Chinese Subsidies

In September, headlines erupted when the solar company, Solyndra, announced that it would be filing for bankruptcy just 2 years after the company received $535 million in federal loan guarantees under the Recovery Act...

November 18, 2011 — Melissa C. Lott

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