Posts filed under “Science”

The Beginning of Everything: The Big Bang

Has the universe a beginning or was it here since forever? Well, evidence suggests that there was indeed a starting point to this universe we are part of right now. But how can this be? How can something come from nothing? And what about time? We don’t have all the answers yet so let’s talk about what we know.

shared by Philipp Dettmer | published Mar 03, 2014 in Science

Category: Science, Weekend

How We Understand Risk: What Kills Us

One of the things that baffles me about people is how they completely misunderstand risk. Lots of my friends panic about things that have no real chance of killing them, but ignore the things that will. This can lead us to make irrational decisions, and sometimes irrational policy. What really will kill us? Watch and learn.

What Kills Us? How We Understand Risk.

Category: Bad Math, Psychology, Science, Video

Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

Category: Really, really bad calls, Research, Science

Scientific Method: Statistical Errors

Source: Nature

Category: Digital Media, Science

Hydrologic Cycle

Source: Visually

Category: Digital Media, Science

Where Time Comes From

The time that ends up on your smartphone—and that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and internet communications—originates in a set of atomic clocks on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for USNO’s Time Services, gives a tour.

Category: Data Analysis, Science, Weekend

The Higgs Boson Re-explained!

Source: PhD Comics

Category: Digital Media, Humor, Science

Painted Asteroids in Sloan Digital Sky Survey

Painted Stone: Asteroids in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey from Alex Parker on Vimeo. Over 100,000 asteroids and their colors, as seen by a single remarkable survey telescope. This animation shows the orbital motions of over 100,000 of the asteroids observed by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), with colors illustrating the compositional diversity measured…Read More

Category: Science

Government Space Programs

Source: Economist

Category: Digital Media, Politics, Science, Taxes and Policy, Technology, Travel

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 (NSF)

Source: National Science Board

Category: Science, Think Tank