Posts filed under “Science”

Where are we now? Where are we going?

Category: Science, Technology, Think Tank

Storm of Stars

Source: Wired From Wired: A storm of stars is brewing in the Trifid nebula, as seen in this view from NASA’s Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer, or WISE. The stellar nursery, where baby stars are bursting into being, is the yellow-and-orange object dominating the picture. Yellow bars in the nebula appear to cut a cavity into…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

50 Incredible Natural Phenomenons

Source: Cheap Flights

Category: Science, Travel

Creationism in Public Schools Mapped

Source: Slate

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Science, UnScience

The Future That Never Happened

click for ginormous graphic Source: Visually

Category: Digital Media, Really, really bad calls, Science, Technology

What’s Zero Gravity Feel Like?

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic has teamed up with the Zero G corporation to give anyone who has already purchased a $250,000 ticket a chance to get acclimated to the experience of zero gravity. Bloomberg’s Cory Johnson traveled down to Cape Canaveral to try it out and break down the business of weightlessness.


Source: Bloomberg Feb. 10 2014

Category: Science, Travel, Video

Death of the Universe

Everybody dies. The universe too? Well, probably. What are the current theories about the end of everything? And how creepy exactly are these theories? (Spoiler: very creepy). But there might be hope…

Category: Science, Weekend

Robotics Industry Taxonomy

Source: Myria Research

Category: Index/ETFs, Investing, Science, Technology

WHO: A Coming ‘Tidal Wave’ of Cancer

A World Health Organization report reveals that the cancer burden is growing at an alarming pace, with the number of annual new cancer cases feared to reach 22 million by 2035 from the current rate of 14 million new cases per year.

WHO Warns of ‘Tidal Wave’ of Cancer

Category: Science, Video

Radiolab: Memory and Forgetting

This hour of Radiolab, a look behind the curtain of how memories are made…and forgotten.

Remembering is an unstable and profoundly unreliable process–it’s easy come, easy go as we learn how true memories can be obliterated, and false ones added. And Oliver Sacks joins us to tell the story of an amnesiac whose love for his wife and music transcend his 7-second memory

SOURCE: WNYC

Category: Cognitive Foibles, Psychology, Science, Video