Posts filed under “Science”

Schoonover: The ‘Miraculous’ Revolution in Neuroscience

Carl E. Schoonover: Portraits of the Mind
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Category: Science, Video

Washington’s Blog strives to provide real-time, well-researched and actionable information.  George – the head writer at Washington’s Blog – is a busy professional and a former adjunct professor. ~~~ Scientists have developed a simple blood test to determine how long you will live. How? By measuring the length of your “telomeres”, the ends of chromosome….Read More

Category: Science, Think Tank

Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness — shut down one by one. An astonishing story. Brain researcher Jill Bolte Taylor studied her own stroke as it happened — and has become a powerful…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Solar System Scope: Click & Drag your way through the Cosmos

Fantastic use of a website! > click for interactive site

Category: Science, Weekend

Sitting is Killing You

Via: Medical Billing And Coding Hat tip Lifehacker

Category: Science, Sports, Weekend

New App: Space Images By Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Very cool App for iPad, iPhones, and Android: Space Images By Jet Propulsion Laboratory: > click for app

Category: Science, Technology, Weekend

The Coral Triangle

People of the Coral Triangle from James Morgan Photography on Vimeo. From The Coral Triangle website: The Coral Triangle is the underwater equivalent of the Amazon. It harbours more species than any other marine environment on the planet, including 76% of all coral types and more than 3000 species of fish. It encompasses an area…Read More

Category: Science, Travel, Weekend

Lawrence M. Krauss: The Beginning & End of the Universe

Lawrence M. Krauss is an American Theoretical Physicist who is Professor of Physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the Origins Project at the Arizona State University. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek. met him at the World Economic…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Scylla and Charybdis; The FDIC and the Federal Reserve

Scylla and Charybdis The FDIC and the Federal Reserve David R. Kotok April 19, 2011 The Strait of Messina separates the eastern coast of Sicily from the southern tip, or “boot,” of Italy. This passage, three kilometers wide at its narrowest, is known for its strong tidal currents. Here is where Greek mythology recounted…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Science, Think Tank

Terje Sørgjerd: The Mountain

Absolutely amazing (see TSO Photography) : The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo. Hat tip boingboing

Category: Music, Science, Weekend