Posts filed under “Science”

Left vs Right Brain

Are You Left or Right Brain?

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Category: Science, Think Tank

Earthquakes Hammer the “Ring of Fire”

Within the past 24 hours, the Pacific “Ring of Fire” – the region of the world where 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur and 75% of the world’s volcanoes are located – has been hammered with earthquakes: 8.6 in Indonesia 7.0 in Mexico (in the state of Michoacan) 6.9 in Mexico (in the Gulf of…Read More

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Mosquitos: What’s the Best Solution for Homeowners?

We live pretty close to the Sound (about 500 yards) and the mosquito problem last year was pretty bad.  Given the mild winter probably did little to keep the native population down, this summer is likely going to be pretty bad. I am willing to try most anything to preempt these pesky varmints in my…Read More

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New research from geophysical scientist Junjun Zhang and colleagues at Origins Lab at the University of Chicago, suggests that the giant impact hypothes of the creation of the Moon might be wrong. The team found that in comparing titanium isotopes from both the moon and the Earth, that the match is too close to support…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Nonlinear Thinking: The Future of Medical Services

This is one of the most potentially transformative,  disruptive, and exciting technologies we’ve come across in some time. Qualcomm has teamed up with the X PRIZE Foundation to promote innovation and integration of precision diagnostic technologies.   They’re offering $10 million in prize money to the team of entreprenuers who create a mobile device which is…Read More

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Visualizations Of Meme Diffusion Networks (by Topics)

Click to enlarge: Source: Scientific Reports Fascinating concept: “The wide adoption of social media has increased the competition among ideas for our finite attention. We employ a parsimonious agent-based model to study whether such a competition may affect the popularity of different memes, the diversity of information we are exposed to, and the fading of…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Science, Web/Tech

60 Minutes: Toxic Sugar

Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer.

Is sugar toxic?

If you are what you eat, then what does it mean that the average American consumes 130 pounds of sugar a year? Sanjay Gupta reports on new research showing that beyond weight gain, sugar can take a serious toll on your health, worsening conditions ranging from heart disease to cancer. Some physicians go so far as to call sugar a toxin.


Category: Food and Drink, Science, Video

Spring Has Sprung

Interesting foliage in our nape of the neck of the woods: Usually, the Forsythia are the only things blooming mid to late March. A handful of Crocus and other flowers start shooting up early, but the big stuff waits until late April (as in April Showers brings May flowers). Not this year: The Magnolia trees…Read More

Category: Science

Neil deGrasse Tyson – We Stopped Dreaming (Episode 1)


The intention of this project is to stress the importance of advancing the space frontier and is focused on igniting scientific curiosity in the general public.
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Mimic Octopus

The Indonesian Mimic Octopus, Thaumoctopus mimicus. This fascinating creature was discovered in 1998 off the coast of Sulawesi in Indonesia, the mimic octopus is the first known species to take on the characteristics of multiple species. This octopus is able to copy the physical likeness and movement of more than fifteen different species, including sea…Read More

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