Posts filed under “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

Gravity may have saved the universe

Source: Phys.org From Phys.org: New research by a team of European physicists could explain why the universe did not collapse immediately after the Big Bang. Studies of the Higgs particle – discovered at CERN in 2012 and responsible for giving mass to all particles – have suggested that the production of Higgs particles during the…Read More

Category: Digital Media, Science

Something’s just not right…

Source: Conde Nast

Category: Humor, Science

Americans Don’t Know Much About Science

Hey Dummy! You I am talkin at:   Source: Pew Research    

Category: Really, really bad calls, Science

Should You Vaccinate Your Child?

Source: Flowing Data

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

Love Letters to Richard Dawkins (NSFW)

A little counter-programming for those of you not watching the big game: In a candid moment, filmmaker Eric Preston, founder and producer at Fusion Films, rolls his camera as Dr. Richard Dawkins – Author, Professor and Evolutionary Biologist – again reads “fan mail” he has received from some of his not-so-great admirers. (Parental Discretion is…Read More

Category: Humor, Really, really bad calls, Science, Weekend

Ring System 200X Saturn’s Discovered 430 Light Years Away

A ring system circling a young giant planet about 430 light years from Earth is 200 times the size of Saturn’s rings, scientists have discovered. WSJ’s Monika Auger reports.

Category: Science, Video

Biohacking with Nootropics

Smart Drugs

via CNN/Money

Category: Science, Video

Both Sides of the Brain (Updated)

Source: Dr. C Daniels ~~~ UPDATE: 1/25/15 Here is the latest scientific thinking, countering the older “left right” analysis:

Category: Psychology, Science