Wednesday, 26 July 2017 23:04

Why we need more scientists in government

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Having grown up in Massachusetts, I love the idea of warmer winters. A winter where I will not have a $150 heating bill? A winter where I will not need to shovel for hours when it snows?

By Gina Mantica

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 06:00

Formal science

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Formal sciences are language disciplines concerned with formal systems, such as logic, mathematics, statistics, theoretical computer science, information theory, game theory, systems theory, decision theory, and theoretical linguistics.Whereas the natural sciences and social sciences seek to characterize physical systems and social systems respectively using empirical methods, the formal sciences are language tools concerned with characterizing abstract structures described by sign systems. The formal sciences aid the natural sciences by providing information about the structures the latter use to describe the world, and what inferences may be made about them.

Scientists added two genes to the plant's genome to get the new hue.

By Rachael Lallensack

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 21:24

Science Portal

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Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe.

As the number of these cells declines naturally over time, or if their function is disrupted, the body’s organs and metabolic processes age faster and death occurs earlier

By Jon von Radowitz and Katie Forster

The reason grandparents get up at dawn and teenagers stay awake into the wee hours might be related to how ancient humans guarded their settlements, New Scientist reports. For 20 days, anthropologists monitored sleep patterns in the Hadza, hunter-gatherers who live in groups of about 30 individuals in modern-day Tanzania.

Wednesday, 12 July 2017 14:35

Delaware-sized iceberg splits from Antarctica

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The major rift in the Larsen C ice shelf pictured in July 2017.

Climate change has a new poster child: a massive iceberg the size of Delaware -- one of the largest ever recorded – that early this week calved off Larsen C, the largest remaining ice shelf off the Antarctic Peninsula, scientists announced today. Although researchers cannot explicitly connect the calving event to warming air or water, those monitoring the event are now concerned that the entire shelf, after shedding more than 12% of its area, could follow the fate of its more northern peers, Larsen A and B, which collapsed entirely in 1995 and 2002, respectively.

By Paul Voosen 

Saturday, 05 December 2015 23:16


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Reports state that almost 17,000 marine species are not properly protected in their natural habitat. And, unfortunately, it seems that the United States is at the bottom of the list, along with Canada, and Brazil who offer very little protection for animals around their borders.


Not to be confused with the 1997 cult classic film of the same name, an event horizon is the radius of space around a black hole that is affected by its pull.


Saturday, 05 December 2015 21:06

New Horizons probe beams back sharpest ever images of Pluto

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Pictures taken during historic flyby of dwarf planet show details of mountains, craters and ice fields on its surface

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