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The Little Accelorator that could: did FERMI lab just find the Higg's Boson?

http://gawker.com/5585561/did-someone-just-find-the-god-particle
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Downloadable science card game, in playtest mode. If you test it out, leave comments on its forums so the creators know where it may need tweaking, and what works well.

http://community.livejournal.com/ontd_science/161001.html
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My generation has been complaining for the last decade or two that we still don't have flying cars. Well, we can stop now, because here they are:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/7860966/Terrafugia-Transition-flying-car-gets-go-ahead-from-US-air-authorities.html

(I would imagine consumer-ready models are only a few years and one worldwide fuel-system overhaul away.)
holly_evolving: (told you)
Kevin Costner's machines provide hope for the Gulf. If you had told me this a year ago, I would not have believed you.

http://blogs.chron.com/newswatchenergy/archives/2010/06/bp_says_kevin_c.html

From a Fark comment explaining why this centrifuge is new technology:

"What makes it special is that typical separation equipment needs to be carefully adjusted to the density of the crap you're trying to separate. The trouble with this crude spill is that the density is not consistant. Costner's machine is designed for this problem, and is able to adjust on the fly. That's the new, brilliant part."

I'd like to think that if I had personal millions, I would also do my part to help save the world.
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Chimpanzees do it, too:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20100621/sc_nm/us_chimps_war

Link in article goes to scholarly source.
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If it doesn't involve due diligence and appropriate sample sizes, it's not the real thing!

http://www.sciencebuddies.org/mentoring/overview_scientific_method2.gif
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http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20627606.100-living-in-denial-why-sensible-people-reject-the-truth.html?full=true

It makes sense. We're not rational creatures. We are knee-jerk reactors, intensely emotional, instinctive, illogical creatures. A small band of hunter-gatherers on the savannah, when confronted with a hungry group of juvenile male lions, does not stop to think and reason through the problem. It's fight or flight time. This is what we are. We may choose to use rational thought, and I would posit that the greatest thinkers are those who recognize when they are being irrational and switch gears before they speak, but we are not rational. Jumping to irrational conclusions is normal humanity with the filters off.
holly_evolving: (new glasses)
The backstory is pretty great. Where have all the women programmers gone?

http://www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2010/05/0528cobol-conference/
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The world needs more science journalists and less fear-mongers. We may get the media we deserve, but where does the junk news addiction come from in the first place?

http://tallguywrites.livejournal.com/148012.html
holly_evolving: (Hippie Yay)
Watch out for pop-ups.

The Farmer's Almanac forecast for Somerset, NJ (close to me).
http://www.almanac.com/weather/longrange/zipcode/08873
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Pseudo-science, fear-mongering, and Jenny McCarthy:

http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/10/ff_waronscience/all/1

From the article: there is mounting scientific evidence that Autism is genetic.

How to answer arguments against vaccination:
http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/10/ff_waronscience_argument
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Fabric made from spider silk, the extraction process, and why they bothered:

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/09/spider-silk/

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