New Energy Bill: Reducing Our Dependence on Foreign Oil

The U. S. economy is feeling the brunt of skyrocketing oil prices as the nation's dependence on foreign oil continues to grow. We need a responsible energy plan to reduce our reliance on foreign oil. President Bush and Senator Kerry appear to be skirting the real issues involved. Growing... Read More

America and its Collision Course

Energy ESP #7 - America and its Collision CourseCrude oil explodes through $46.50 as the problems are growing -It's bigger than Iraq, bigger than Bin Laden and even bigger thanthe next election. America has entered into an exhaustive racefor survival - And nobody is talking about it.Talking about what you... Read More

Positive Effects of Carbon Dioxide for Plant Growth

Many articles have been written about the negative effects of carbon dioxide. Sick Building Syndrome, loss of concentration due to high levels of carbon dioxide, asphyxiation in breweries or wine cellars, all these things spring to mind when we hear the magic phrase carbon dioxide. Yet, perhaps today when Venus... Read More

Marine News - Summer 2004 - Our Ocean Environment

Our oceans are home to many marine mammals, fish, turtles, corals and others. The delicate balance between man and the ocean is constantly being challenged by the demands of our society. Most of our planet is covered by water, a necessary ingredient of human life. The state of our oceans... Read More

How Body Piercing Works -- The Ins and Outs of this Cutting Edge Process

Body piercing (defined as any piercing beyond the standard earlobe piercing) has become such a popular form of body modification that between five and ten percent of the population of the United States has indulged in at least one form of it at some time in their lives. In most... Read More

The Joy of Recycling

I have always been an advocate of recycling. Even though I am not always convinced of its financial viability, I am thoroughly convinced of its value as a means of increasing public awareness of the cost of our consumerism. In the 20+ years I have been in the organizing profession,... Read More

Energy and America

America is entering into a time of Energy crisis. It could easily be the greatest crisis that human-kind is to face. America can not continue to lead the world econimcally and drain it dry at the same time. The National Collegiate Clean Energy Initiative is working to unite American students... Read More

Diamond Flashes

Beyond magnificence and splendor, the world of diamonds evolves on stirred grounds. When the stake is so important, interests collide. But technology develops following its onward course. Here are some interesting off-stage events in the diamond industry and innovations in technology.De Beers sued by head of the Diamond BourseDerek Parsons,... Read More

The Valuable Individual

How can we, as individuals, participate in waste management? Because some of us are so overwhelmed with Earth's problems, we feel that our contributions have no real consequence in the end. For others, social barriers can be an issue. A lady we once knew confessed that she did not want... Read More

Trash Talk Your Way to a Better World

North Americans account for less than 10% of the world's population, yet we produce 50% of the world's garbage and consume more than 33% of it's resources. If everyone consumed like the average North American, we would require three Earths!Authors Dave and Lillian Brummet offer an upbeat, proactive look at... Read More

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New York Times

Academic Science Isn't Sexist
New York Times
ACADEMIC science has a gender problem: specifically, the almost daily reports about hostile workplaces, low pay, delayed promotion and even physical aggression against women. Particularly in math-intensive fields like the physical sciences, computer ...


VentureBeat

LinkedIn had one of the first data science teams. Now it's breaking up the band
VentureBeat
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — LinkedIn has divvied up its respected data science team, which created features like skills, “people you may know,” “people also viewed,” and “who's viewed your profile,” VentureBeat has learned. The shift, which occurred ...


The Jackson Citizen Patriot

Bubbling beakers, dry ice turn Halloween into a spooky science lesson at ...
The Jackson Citizen Patriot
Student teacher Logan Albers prepares to let students into Karen Liebau's science class at Columbia Middle School on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. This is the third year that Liebau has turned her science class into a mad scientist's laboratory. (Brian J ...


The Atlantic

Why Millennials &%#@! Love Science
The Atlantic
The wildly successful web publication "I F*cking Love Science" currently has over 18 million likes on Facebook. For context, Popular Science has 2.8 million likes, and Scientific American magazine has about 2 million. The publication's founder, 25-year ...


Wired

Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain
Wired
Communication between brain networks in people given psilocybin (right) or a non-psychedelic compound (left). Petri et al./Proceedings of the Royal Society Interface. A new way of looking at brain activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs ...
Magic Mushrooms Create a Hyperconnected BrainLive Science

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Slate Magazine (blog)

Popeular Science
Slate Magazine (blog)
The problem here is, in my opinion, one of polarization of “belief” in science and religion in America,* primarily due to the unholy marriage of the Republican Party and religious conservatives as the “Religious Right.” Despite the rock-solid fact that ...
Can Figure Out Science, So Why Can't the GOP?The New Republic
CBS Spins Pope on Evolution as Science Vs. 'Conservatives'NewsBusters (blog)
Francis and ScienceFirst Things (blog)
MyrtleBeachOnline.com (blog) -E! Online -Ars Technica
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Foreign Policy

Pentagon Request Shows Scant Science Supports White House's Ebola ...
Foreign Policy
"While current science indicates the disease can only be transmitted by contact with contaminated body fluids, it remains unclear if other transmission modes are feasible," the proposal read in a section labeled "Ebola Characterization." "Filoviruses ...

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The Atlantic

10 Creative Careers That Rely on Science and Math
The Atlantic
You probably know someone working in science: People in STEM fields accounted for about 6 percent of American workers in 2011. That may not sound like a high percentage, but it's growing; the U.S. Department of Commerce anticipates that STEM jobs will ...


Scientific American (blog)

New Hawking Film Brilliantly Dramatizes Paradox of Modern Science
Scientific American (blog)
Every week, hockey-playing science writer John Horgan takes a puckish, provocative look at breaking science. A teacher at Stevens Institute of Technology, Horgan is the author of four books, including The End of Science (Addison Wesley, 1996) and The ...


GW Hatchet (subscription)

How should GW fill the Science and Engineering Hall? Faculty create wish lists ...
GW Hatchet (subscription)
The machines that make it onto researchers' growing wish lists will have some of the greatest impacts on what happens inside GW's $275 million Science and Engineering Hall. Fundraisers will pitch that lab equipment to donors, and whatever is funded ...

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Trash Talk Your Way to a Better World

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Super Volcano: Can The Disaster Be Prevented?

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Predictions of Mayan Calendar Followers? 2012 is Just Around the Corner

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Laser Ionization Airflow Tunnel Flight Theory

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Pre-Neolithic Calendars (Accurate)

Braden is quite wrong when he says the initiations to... Read More

Cloaking a UAV in Flight

If you will recall the Klingon Space Craft and Warship... Read More

Moon Rover Robotic Concept; Planetary Exploration

I propose a beach ball hopping robotic planetary explorer, which... Read More

The Best and Worst of April?s Weather

If Johannes Kepler, the renowned 17th century astronomer and discoverer... Read More

Aerospace Design Thoughts, The Bionic Man, and The Future of Design

Not all aircraft have wings, for instance NASA's Steve Austin... Read More

The Harmonic

The HarmonicIn a good history book by a leading light... Read More

Smart Dust and Virtual Keyboards

Using Smart Dust which is sprinkled onto a rock it... Read More

Electromagnetic Energy in Space

Tesla was always looking for a way to harvest electromagnetic... Read More

UAVs and The Future Enhancements of Tele-Robotics

Today we have already available UAVs, which will soon have... Read More

How Did DNA Testing Children Begin?

The landmark immigration case Sarbah vs. Home Office (1985) was... Read More

Institute of Noetic Sciences

The possibility of sentient beings on earlier solar systems said... Read More

Paper - More than Meets the Eye

We are surrounded by so much paper and card that... Read More

Shamans and Their Documented Abilities

Many Shamans will go into a sweat house to get... Read More

Locusts To Help Make Energy From Bio Waste, part II

If we take the menace, nuisance and destructive Locust, we... Read More

Ocean Polymer Goo to Stop Enemy Ships, a Concept

Naval blockade using polymer goo to stop fleeing ships might... Read More

An Immortal Horse

Egyptian scholars know there is little other than fiction that... Read More

Drought Worsened in Some States in 2004; 2005 will be very telling

The drought of the West appears to be the worst... Read More

Tactile Pressure Sensors for Future Robotics

Scientists and Robotic Researchers are attempting to design human type... Read More

Energy Aware and Waste Wise

Constantly bombarded with negative information about the environment, finances and... Read More

Earthquake and Disaster Delays in Scientific Innovation

In our present period we are continually reminded that we... Read More

Hydro-Mini Tsunami-Perpetual Wave Making Machine

Let's describe this idea as a Self Generating a Tsunami-Perpetual... Read More