Mystery solved: How sickle hemoglobin protects against malaria...
The latest issue of the journal Cell* carries an article that is likely to help solve one of the long-standing mysteries of biomedicine. In a study that challenges currently held views, researchers unravel the molecular mechanism whereby sickle cell ...
Dan Dennett: Cute, sexy, sweet, funny
TED Talks Why are babies cute? Why is cake sweet? Philosopher Dan Dennett has answers you wouldn't expect, as he shares evolution's counterintuitive reasoning on cute, sweet and sexy things (plus a new theory from Matthew Hurley on why jokes are funn...
29 Semi-Productive Things I Do Online When I'm Trying to...
Practical Tips for Productive Living
Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air
TED Talks Researcher Kamal Meattle shows how an arrangement of three common houseplants, used in specific spots in a home or office building, can result in measurably cleaner indoor air.
Top 10 Civilizations That Mysteriously Disappeared
Throughout our history, most civilizations have either met a slow demise or were wiped out by natural disasters or invasion. But there are a few societies whose disappearance has scholars truly stumpe
Brian Greene: Making sense of string theory
TED Talks Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe.
Attractors Flash Game
Merging Oceans - (805,000+ Views)
Information on the subject: I thought this was the most unusual thing I saw on the Alaskan cruise in the water. These two bodies of water were merging in the middle of the Alaskan gulf and there was a foam developing only at their junction. I though...
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Scirus - for scientific information - maintenance
HowStuffWorks "What if I jumped into a tunnel through the...
Let's say that it were possible to bore a tunnel from one side of Earth, through the center and out the other side. If you were to jump into the tunnel on one side of the planet, what would happen?
This Will Mindfuck You: The Double-Slit Experiment
The video below shows scientific proof that there is something NOT quite logical or scientific about this universe. The mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event! Before I get too ahead of myself, you need to watch the vid...
How to Sleep Well
The illustrated guide to a Ph.D.
Every fall, I explain to a fresh batch of Ph.D. students what a Ph.D. is.
ScienceShot: Animals That Live Without Oxygen
The extraordinary back of the Moon
Astronomy | far side | Remember last month when I posted that incredible super-hi-res image of the Moon's near side? A lot of folks asked if an image of the far side were coming soon.
Peter Diamandis on our next giant leap
TED Talks Peter Diamandis says it's our moral imperative to keep exploring space -- and he talks about how, with the X Prize and other incentives, we're going to do just that.