Posts filed under “Science”

Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony

Michael Gazzaniga: An interview with the neuroscientist and professor of psychology

Decoding the Brain’s Cacophony (NYT)

Category: Psychology, Science, Video

Jellyfish Population Blooms?

Anecdotal evidence of enormous Jellyfish population blooms are raising questions: Are we seeing the population suddenly boom?

From Futurity, we learn that these “blooms” are a regular phenomena, and so far, the evidence is that worldwide population is fairly stable.

But to make sure, a group of Jellyfish experts are forming a global database — the Jellyfish Database Initiative (JEDI) — to be used track over 500,000 data points about global jellyfish populations. The goal is to determine if data can confirm if the current blooms are shifting from historical norms. JEDI (heh heh) will be a repository for datasets so that the issue of jellyfish blooms can be continually monitored in the future.


Giant jellyfish clogging fishing nets in Japan


Experts question: Jellyfish really on the rise?
George Foulsham-UC Santa Barbara February 2, 2012


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Category: Science, Weekend

Time & Space & the Universe

From National Geographic via click for truly ginormous graphic by NatGeo via

Category: Digital Media, Science, Weekend

How to Forecast Weather

We first looked at this back in 2010, but with sailing weather a mere 3 months away, its time to bring this back:

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Category: Science, Weekend

Doctor Who Timeline

So awesome! Enormous infographic from the > click for truly ginormous graphic Crazy awesome! Hat tip Cool Infographics

Category: Science, Television, Weekend

Bear Tagging

Its Friday — here’s an overwhelming amount of cute: Hat tip Yves

Category: Humor, Science, Weekend

RSA Animate – The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society. Taken from a lecture given by Iain McGilchrist as part of the RSA’s free public events programme. To view the full lecture, go to

Category: Science, Weekend

iPad Falls From Edge of Space – and Survives

Category: Science, Weekend

Earth: Peak to Depth


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Category: Science, Weekend

This Small Blue Marble

NASA calls the photo below (via Good) “the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date.” It is a spectacular reminder of the small blue marble called planet Earth, and what we humans can accomplish when we cooperate and work together towards a common goal. Regardless of your beliefs system or chosen faith,…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Science, Technology