. We recently explored how increasingly perverse incentives and the academic business model might be adversely affecting scientific practices, and by extension, whether a loss of support for science in some segments of society might be more attributa
Prior to his untimely and tragic death in 1973, Lee had created an archive of personal letters, journal entries, affirmations, training notes and messages to himself, many of which ended up in the book The Tao of Jeet Kune Do. Much of this material w
As a hint, here's a list of numbers into which 1/705,600,000 divides evenly: 1/8, 1/16, 1/22.05, 1/24, 1/25, 1/30, 1/32, 1/44.1, 1/48, 1/50, 1/60, 1/90, 1/100, 1/120. Notice a pattern?
What would happen if the Earth's magnetic poles literally flipped upside down? If north was south and south was north? Would it just be our compasses going awry or would this result in a catastrophic end for the citizens of Planet Earth? Would a po
Propaganda and indoctrination have fed us our heroes, and told us all the great things about them. But in reality, most, if not all, of these figures are quite a bit more nuanced, and often much darker than history could admit, and allow, to paint a
And among the data is the discovery of 11 new stellar streams, the remains of smaller galaxies that our own Milky Way has torn to shreds.
Microsoft and Alibaba have developed deep neural network models that scored higher than humans in a Stanford University reading and comprehension test, Stanford Question Answering Dataset (SQuAD). Microsoft achieved 82.650 on the ExactMatch (EM) m
Once they enter our home, negative energies impact our whole life. They can cause our budget to fluctuate, break the relationships between family members and disrupt the harmony in our home. As a result, you will feel anxious, restless and broken, wi
THE LONG-AWAITED FALCON Heavy rocket roared to life on Wednesday at 12:30 pm Eastern, as SpaceX fired up the 27 Merlin engines that power the triple-booster rocket at Kennedy Space Center.
In simulations, MIT researchers found that tin telluride's electron characteristics have a significant impact on their mean free paths. They plotted tin telluride's range of electron energies against the associated mean free paths, and found the
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The words were mine, a fervent and frequent wish. They were not born of a feeling of mismatch between external expectations and internal signals. Except for a lifelong tension with society's mixed messages about what it means to be a woman, I'm c
BIG SCIENCE LIE #1) All the chemicals in vaccines, pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal care products are completely harmless and safe to consume in unlimited quantities.
To be able to admit that we've done something wrong requires a certain level of self-esteem or ego strength. People who are deeply insecure can find it challenging to apologize, in part because a single mistake has the power to obliterate their ent
This experiment served as a powerful reminder that if thoughts can do this to water, what are they doing to us? Take a look at a clip from the film below, and if you get the chance I highly recommend checking out the whole documentary!
Coronal holes are areas where the Sun's magnetic field opens toward space. This greatly enhances the solar wind, which consists of high energy particles that constantly stream away from the corona. The enhanced wind of hot particles blowing into sp
materialism holds the high ground these days in debates over that most ultimate of scientific questions: the nature of consciousness. When tackling the problem of mind and brain, many prominent researchers advocate for a universe fully reducible to m
As a West Point graduate, Army Medical Service Corps Junior Officer of the Year and Medical Intelligence Officer for NATO Peacekeeping Forces, none of those experiences adequately prepared me for the greatest medical challenge and controversy of our
The assumption is that screening will save them from developing advanced cancer, which is less treatable and deadlier. They have been wrong, meaning a lot of women have died because oncologists really know nothing about prevention. However society ex
Red and grey kangaroo populations on the Western Plains have been falling rapidly over the last few months due to an unidentified disease that has been causing blindness, internal bleeding, stilted movement and 'massive haemorrhaging', according to
The end of 2017 is barely a week away. So now is the perfect time to reflect on the positive difference humanity has made to the world over the past 12 months. How have we advanced as a species? We often underestimate the progress we make becaus
Of course, drug companies will take the hit for making a profit off of fraud. But drug companies are merely doing what people want them to do - to give them medicine to foster the illusion that "My kid has an illness. Surely my kid's underperfo
Known as diamene, the new material is made up of just two sheets of graphene, upon a silicon carbide substrate. It is described as being as light and flexible as foil - in its regular state, that is. When sudden mechanical pressure is applied at ro
This new study reveals that when we age, our brain increasingly fails to accurately coordinate these two types of deep-sleep brainwaves and this results in an inability to accurately retain new memories. To verify this theory the researchers compared
Most experts think that consciousness can be divided into two parts: the experience of consciousness (or personal awareness), and the contents of consciousness, which include things such as thoughts, beliefs, sensations, perceptions, intentions, memo
A minister asked him, "Have you no faith in a life to come?" Einstein answered, "No, I have faith in the universe, for it is rational. Law underlies each happening. And I have faith in my purpose here on earth. I have faith in my intuition, the
The bacteria that causes the Plague, Yersinia pestis, diverged from the less-pathogenic Y. pseudotuberculosis bacterium about 5,783 year ago. That divergence, and therefore the bacteria's possibility of infecting humans, is much earlier than schola
In a major advance on previous work, the study found a compound commonly used in hair bleach, hydrogen peroxide, made the eventual emergence of life possible. Lead researcher Associate Professor Rowena Ball from ANU said hydrogen peroxide was th
You've heard of our greatest scientific theories: the theory of evolution, the Big Bang theory, the theory of gravity. You've also heard of the concept of a proof, and the claims that certain pieces of evidence prove the validities of these theorie
At The Scripps Research Institute in Florida, researchers have undertaken a study of Tabernaemontana divaricata, also known as crepe jasmine, a tropical flowering plant that has long been used in traditional medicine in China, India and Thailand. Nat