Posts filed under “Science”

Homer Simpson Figured Out The Higgs Boson Years Before Physicists


Source: Huffington Post

Category: Humor, Science

Star Trek Fans Are ‘Spocking’ Canadian $5 Bills

I know I mentioned this earlier this morning, but really, how awesome is this:   ‘Star Trek’ fans told to stop ‘Spocking’ Canadian $5 bill Source: Toronto Sun   The Toronto Sun is reporting that: “A drive was launched in the aftermath of Nimoy’s death on Friday to ink the features of his most famous character, Star…Read More

Category: Currency, Humor, Science, Television

The Fight To Save The Mighty Honeybee


Source: ESPN h/t FiveThirtyEightScience

Category: Film, Science, Video

Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc

Narratives — specifically, the classic dramatic arc as outlined by German playwright Gustav Freytag — can evoke powerful responses, leading the brain to release the neurochemicals cortisol and oxytocin.

 

Paul Zak: Empathy, Neurochemistry, and the Dramatic Arc

 

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Category: Psychology, Science, Video

Killing Cancer

Vice: Special report: Killing Cancer, Friday February 27 10:30 on HBO

 

 

Source: thefutoncritic

Category: Science, Television, Video

John Oliver on Big Tobacco

Thanks to tobacco industry regulations and marketing restrictions in the US, smoking rates have dropped dramatically. John Oliver explains how tobacco companies are keeping their business strong overseas.

 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Tobacco

 

 

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Category: Humor, Science, Taxes and Policy, Video

NASA 5-year Timelapse of the Sun

To commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory’s (SDO) launch, NASA released a five-year timelapse of the sun — and trust us: It ain’t ugly.

Category: Science, Video

9 Out Of 10 Big Pharma Companies Spent More On Marketing Than On R&D

Source: Dadaviz See Also: John Oliver attacked Big Pharma last night. Here’s one important thing he left out. (WonkBlog)

Category: Corporate Management, Markets, Science

The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Math

Raw Story:

Broadcaster and physicist Brian Cox recently explained why the discovery of the Higgs particle was so amazing.

“We sort of do know what the fuck is going on at some level with subatomic particles,” he said on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. “If you look to the LHC — the Large Hadron Collider — which is the place where we generate the highest energy, so it is the biggest microscope in the world in that sense, we have an extremely good understanding of the laws of physics at that level, up to and including the discovery of the Higgs particle.”

 

Brian Cox excitedly explains the unreasonable effectiveness of math

 

Category: Mathematics, Science, Video

The worst anti-vaccine arguments

Source: Quartz

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Really, really bad calls, Science, UnScience