Posted: 13 Apr 2009 07:40 PM PDT
Size matters in particle physics: The bigger the machine, the more violently physicists can smash atoms together and break open the deepest mysteries of the subatomic world. But a revolutionary new technology could eventually render some gargantuan particle accelerators passé.
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 07:00 PM PDT
Researchers have long looked at other species' reasoning abilities and behavior to discern what makes humans distinct. Scientists are also drawn to dogs because of their unique history growing up in the same environment as people, and they hope to learn whether domestication has led to dogs that think and act more like their masters
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 06:59 PM PDT
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 06:50 PM PDT
Ever wondered what the rules say on the Mythbusters fridge? Here it is. (P.s i checked through his pictures for kari ;) )
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 06:30 PM PDT
Don't try this at home. Several times a day, for several days, you induce pain in someone. You control the pain with morphine until the final day of the experiment, when you replace the morphine with saline solution. Guess what? The saline takes the pain away.
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 06:20 PM PDT
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 05:53 PM PDT
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 05:44 PM PDT
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Interview with philosopher Peter Singer about his book 'the life you can save' and how to fight poverty
Visit http://thelifeyoucansave.com/ for more info about his program to combat poverty.
"If we could easily save the life of a child, we would. For example, if we saw a child in danger of drowning in a shallow pond, and all we had to do to save the child was wade into the pond, and pull him out, we would do so. The fact that we would get wet, or ruin a good pair of shoes, doesn't really count when it comes to saving a child's life.
UNICEF, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, estimates that about 27,000 children die every day from preventable, poverty-related causes. Yet at the same time almost a billion people live very comfortable lives, with money to spare for many things that are not at all necessary. (You are not sure if you are in that category? When did you last spend money on something to drink, when drinkable water was available for nothing? If the answer is "within the past week" then you are spending money on luxuries while children die from malnutrition or diseases that we know how to prevent or cure.)
The Life You Can Save – both the book and this website – seek to change this. If everyone who can afford to contribute to reducing extreme poverty were to give a modest proportion of their income to effective organizations fighting extreme poverty, the problem could be solved. It wouldn't take a huge sacrifice."
(found on 3quarksdaily)
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 05:09 PM PDT
Posted: 13 Apr 2009 03:10 PM PDT
China has created a new, powerful carrier rocket with military capabilities that can launch multiple satellites into space.
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