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Astronomer uses Kepler telescope’s data in hunt for spacecraft from other worlds

“The universe is simply too large for there not to be another intelligent civilization out there. Really, the proper question is: ‘How far away is our nearest intelligent neighbor?’ They could be 10 light-years, 100 light-years, a million light-years or more. We have no idea.”


Scientists find oldest dinosaur

“Researchers have discovered what may be the earliest dinosaur, a creature the size of a Labrador retriever, but with a five foot-long tail, that walked the Earth about 10 million years before more familiar dinosaurs… The findings mean that the dinosaur lineage appeared 10 million to 15 million years earlier than fossils previously showed, originating in the Middle Triassic rather than in the Late Triassic period.”

Microbes Found in 86 Million-Year-Old Clay Deep Beneath the Ocean

“Researchers have found bacteria inside 86 million-year-old clay deep beneath the seafloor of the North Pacific Gyre. The bacteria are surviving on tiny amounts of nutrients and oxygen that has been trapped in the clay since the days of the dinosaurs. The bacteria down there breathe 10,000 times as slow as a common E.coli bacterium. They require extremely little energy to live.”

Michio Kaku rebuttal

Michio Kaku rebuttal to John Horgan’s Response to his Wall Street Journal Opinion Editorial “The God Particle and the Origins of the Universe”

Real science vs. fake science: How can you tell them apart?

“Pseudoscience is the shaky foundation of practices–often medically related–that lack a basis in evidence. It’s “fake” science dressed up, sometimes quite carefully, to look like the real thing.”

Good Science Always Has Political Ramifications

“Every time a scientist makes a factual assertion… it either supports or challenges somebody’s vested interests”

The mystery of the magnetic cows

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