Posts filed under “Science”

How Many Ebola Patients Have Been Treated Outside Africa?


Source: NY Times


Source: NY Times

Category: Digital Media, Science

Biggest Sunspot of the Last Two Solar Cycles

Source: The Sun Today From The Sun Today: The sunspot measures a whopping 2700 microhemispheres (MH or millionths of a visible solar hemisphere). Now it has surpassed AR10486 (2610 MH) of the famous 2003 Halloween storms. It is the largest sunspot since AR6368, which measured 3080 MH on November 18, 1990. AR12192 is the largest…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Science

Your Brain In Numbers

What gives you headaches? Is your brain shrinking? Find out the answers and much more, right here!

Category: Science, Video

Quarantine

Quarantine David R. Kotok October 07, 2014   “The practice of quarantine, as we know it, began during the 14th century in an effort to protect coastal cities from plague epidemics. Ships arriving in Venice from infected ports were required to sit at anchor for 40 days before landing. This practice, called quarantine, was derived…Read More

Category: Science, Think Tank

The Carbon Map

Click for a pretty cool and interactive video infographic. Source: The Guardian

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Energy, Science

TEDMed: Dr. Carl Hart & NeuroScience of Addiction

1)The impact of drug hysteria on drug laws
2)Why Science is critical to creating drug policy

Dr Carl Hart’s talk at TEDMED2014.

Category: Science, Video

Flooding Risk From Climate Change, Country by Country

Click for interactivity and such. Source: The Upshot

Category: Research, Science

Welcome to the Laniakea Supercluster

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Titanosaur: Not an Ideal Housepet

New Species of Dinosaur Weighed as Much as a Dozen Elephants: A new species of dinosaur found in Argentina was a 65-ton behemoth the length of a high-school basketball court, making it one of the largest animals to ever walk the Earth, researchers said Thursday. Weighing as much as a dozen elephants, the dinosaur stood…Read More

Category: Science

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.

Click for an interactive, and slightly alarming, drought map. Source: The Upshot

Category: Digital Media, Science