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From Scientific American editor Gary Stix : The August issue of Scientific American included an article entitled "Race in a Bottle," by Jonathan Kahn, which portrays the development of BiDil, the first "ethnic" drug...
Sip of Conflict copyright 2007 Exploratorium | Photo: Amy Snyder And by interesting I mean hideously violational (not a word) of preconceived notions about, in this case, consumption and excretion, or the boundaries between clean and dirty...
credit: Lyric Rosatti When scientists and science-fiction writers think about the unintended consequences of new technology, they tend to obsess about the far-out what-ifs: "What if the internet turns us into a world of shut-ins?...
According to this report, the Transportation Security Administration is adding another layer of scrutiny beyond the metal detector, X-ray belt and the cursory glance.
Everyone knows that Young Earth Creationism has firmly established that the age of the universe is approximately 6,000 years, as illuminated by the obviously-better-than-radio-carbon-dating method of counting all the begats in the Good Book...
Mind Matters where top researchers in neuroscience, psychology, and psychiatry explain and discuss the findings and theories driving their fields.
Surveys consistently report that men in the U.S. population average seven sexual partners, while women average four. Everyone assumes men are cads and women are out to protect their virtue, so this makes perfect sense, except.....
Maybe it's because I don't have the faith in people that I should, but I find this Newsweek cover really irresponsible. Actually, it's due to the polls cited in the article--and those I have seen elsewhere--that suggest that the American public thinks, among other things, that scientists are still trying to determine if global warming is for real and that it's a major issue in the upcoming Presidential election...
As Steve Mirsky reports in today's 60 Second Science podcast (which you can listen to here -- it will literally only take a minute), preschoolers -- that's 3 to 5 year olds -- consistently reported that food tasted better when it was presented to them in a McDonald's rather than a plain paper bag...
"We are currently investigating methods to use DTNs, energy management, and programming languages to improve the state of the art in tracking small, mobile wildlife." --TurtleNet Mark D...
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