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Journalists - Please Fact Check Your "Doomsday" News Stories -They Terrify Young Children And Vulnerable People
Do you have a ten year old daughter who asked you "can we build a bomb shelter?" and who has nightmares about the world ending? Have you watched a timer on the online version of a major broadsheet newspaper count down the hours and minutes to what they say is the end of the world, and believed ...
By Robert Walker
Another Stone On The Diphotonium Grave
Last December, when the ATLAS and CMS experiments gave two bacl-to-back talks at the end-of-the-year LHC "physics jamboree" in the CERN main auditorium, the whole world of particle physics was confronted with a new question nobody had seen coming: could a 750 GeV particle be there, decaying a sizable ...
By Tommaso Dorigo
Stickney Crater: How A Martian Moon Came To Look Like The 'Death Star'
Mars' largest moon, Phobos, has captured public imagination because the dominant feature on its surface (22-kilometers across) is Stickney crater (9-km across), a mega crater that spans nearly half the moon. The crater lends Phobos a physical resemblance to the planet-destroying Death Star ...
By News Staff
President Obama, Why Humans On Mars Right Now Are Bad For Science
President Obama, if you love science, Please protect Mars life from contamination from EarthFor Future of Exobiology - MOON FIRST President Obama has just taken the unusual step of publishing an Op-Ed article for CNN "America will take the giant leap to Mars". It promotes his vision for humans ...
By Robert Walker
Soil Moisture Could Help Predict 'Flash Droughts'
New research suggests that "flash droughts", like the one that unexpectedly gripped the Southern Rockies and Midwest in the summer of 2012, could be predicted months in advance using soil moisture and snowpack data.Scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) analyzed the conditions ...
By News Staff
Nitrate-Reducing Microbes Linked To Migraine Headaches
Researchers have found an association between migraines and microbes that reduce nitrates. Analyzing data from the American Gut Project, they found that migraine sufferers harbored significantly more microbes in their mouths and guts with the ability to modify nitrates compared to people who do ...
By News Staff
Biological Mystery: Why Would Replacing Diet Beverages With Water Help Diabetic Patients Lose Weight?
In a recent paper, of 81 overweight and obese women with type 2 diabetes who usually consumed diet beverages and were on a weight loss program, those who substituted water for diet beverages after their lunch for 24 weeks had a greater decrease in weight (-6.40 vs. -5.25 kg) and body mass index ...
By News Staff
Simulations Point To A Promising Compound That Could Reduce Parkinson’s Symptoms
A novel computational approach to design has created a new compound that in laboratory studies has reduced deficits and neurodegenerative symptoms that underlie Parkinson’s disease.In their study, the researchers describe how their compound, dubbed NPT100-18A, prevents the binding and accumulation ...
By News Staff
Following Speech In Background Noise - The Problem May Not Be Your Ears
"Could you repeat that?" The reason you may have to say something twice when talking to older family members at Thanksgiving dinner may not be because of their hearing. Researchers at the University of Maryland have determined that something is going on in the brains of typical older adults that ...
By News Staff
Phosphoethanolamine Shows Again Why There Are No Miracle Cures Being Blocked By Drug Companies
The story of phosphoethanolamine (PHOS) in Brazil, which set off a widely publicized scientific debacle about the dangers of taking unproven compounds as medicines, shows once again that just because some miracle cure is touted in a foreign country doesn't make it real.This fact is in defiance ...
By News Staff
Perception: The Forgotten Psychology Of Holographic Universe Simulations 1/2
Imagine that there is a discovery by one of us humans allowing the full-blown creation of holographic simulations in which whole lives are born, live, and die – but all without self-awareness. They have no real meaningful perception of the world. They simulate sentience, yet they do not really ...
By Alex Durig
The Social Psychology Of Online Trolling, Part 3 Of 3
Thanks to Padre for pointing out that there can only be a Dark Triad of sadism, psychopathy, and Machiavellianism because a tetrad implies four.* * * * *  It is instructive to note that what trolls must feed on is the emotional factor of the chosen victim actually caring and being bothered ...
By Alex Durig
The Social Psychology Of Online Trolling, Part 2 Of 3
In the spring, the alpha wolf sits high on a ledge looking out over the young wolf pups as they play and get socialized by the older wolves. When an older wolf humiliates a young wolf pup, the appropriate response is for the wolf pup to put their tale between their legs and run away. It’s ...
By Alex Durig
A Racist On The Jews: Let The Donald Trump!
The Jews. First they were perhaps just a little bit cleverer, perhaps by accident, but any process in natural selection is fundamentally describable as an accident. Or perhaps they started out just the same, but then by accident rather than choice at first, they started selectively breeding themselves ...
By Sascha Vongehr
IPhone Lab Detects Cancer, May Lead To Instant Diagnosis
Researchers have developed a low-cost, portable laboratory on an iPhone 5 that can analyze several samples at once to catch a cancer biomarker, producing lab quality results.At a time when patients and medical professionals expect always faster results, researchers are trying to translate biodetection ...
By News Staff
Our University President Was Sooo Stupid….
How stupid was he? He shut down the Center for Groundwater Research. I quote him: “You don’t need to grind water. It’s a liquid.” He closed our renowned Digital Signal Processing program. He was then unable to process, when faculty flashed him a certain digital signal. Next to go was ...
By Fred Phillips
Metaphors in Quantum Mechanics   Quantum mechanics describes fundamental natural...  more »
Walking in a crowded city, Bruce Lee used to blur his central vision to expand his peripheral...  more »
Over the years, people like Bostrom, Smoot, Kurzweil and many others, have claimed that...  more »
Last August 27 a full-day outreach event was held in the nice small town of Veroia, in northern...  more »
About five phones out of 2.5 million replacement Samsung Note 7's caught fire according to Samsung...  more »