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October 05, 2006

Degrading Science

Check out Wesley Smith's insightful commentary on the de-evolution of science:WHEN CRITICS BEMOAN the politicization of science, they usually point a bitter finger at the Bush administration. Their condemnation should actually be aimed in the opposite direction. Increasingly, it is... ... more

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April 11, 2006

How Bees Fly

No, bees do not look aerodynamic and some even fly with their legs (landing gear) down. However, scientists have now discovered method to this madness.Orchid bees swing their hind legs forward to reach top speed, a new study finds. The... ... more

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August 30, 2005

Most published research findings may be false

Nothing new here ... "There is increasing concern that in modern research, false findings may be the majority or even the vast majority of published research claims," says researcher John Ioannidis in an analysis in the open access international medical... ... more

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August 24, 2005

Moving Faster Than Light

This is fascinating research with real commercial application ... A team of researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) has successfully demonstrated, for the first time, that it is possible to control the speed of light – both... ... more

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July 07, 2005

Scientists Continue Analysis of Kennewick Man

This is a very interesting article regarding the analysis of Kennewick man by scientists. Although American Indian tribes claimed the bones, discovered in Oregon, belonged to them and should be rightfully buried, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit... ... more

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June 28, 2005

The Illusion of a Big Moon

During Summers months the moon often looks bigger even though the size of the image remains the same:When you look at the moon, rays of moonlight converge and form an image about 0.15 mm wide in the back of your... ... more

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April 13, 2005

DNA to trace journey of human race

This is fascinating:The National Geographic Society launches a massive project today to trace the migratory history of humans. The five-year effort will involve the collection and analysis of DNA from more than 100,000 people worldwide. “We already have a general... ... more

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February 03, 2005

Missing Matter a Matter of Faith

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two monster cosmic clouds could hold the solution to the mystery of the missing matter -- immense amounts of celestial stuff that somehow has eluded detection. ... Astronomers have good estimates of how much ordinary matter was... ... more

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September 02, 2004

The Goals of Science

Discussions begin with definitions. Despite popular impressions of science, it is not the goal of science to answer all questions, only those that pertain to physical reality (measurable empirical experience). Also, science cannot possibly address all possible questions, so the... ... more

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