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Dead baby jokes have officially entered the 21st century

Discussion by: daneb on Sat, 2009-04-25 14:41 with 0 comments
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The iPhone app entertainment medium has finally come to maturity...

Have your drink, and breathe it too.

Discussion by: daneb on Wed, 2009-04-22 20:48 with 0 comments
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Breathe responsibly is the credo at the new Alcoholic Architecture bar in London.  "Culinary adventurers" Sam Bompas and Harry Parr created this temporary architectural art installat

Missing Evolutionary Link Found

Discussion by: daneb on Wed, 2009-04-22 20:00 with 2 comments
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Studying evolutionary biology is like studying a giant jigsaw puzzle with only half of the pieces in place so far.  150 years ago, Darwin conceived of the puzzle and since then, scientists have gradually been classifying the species in our world in phylogenetic categories.  You know how sometimes when you're working on a puzzle, you find one piece that helps you fit in like 30 others? Well that just happened for Natalia Rybczynski and her colleages from the Canadian Museum of Nature.  The species they found was named Puijila darwini, or "Darwin's young marine mammal," an apt name considering it fills in an important evolutionary link between modern day seals and walruses and the ancient land mammals they supposedly evolved from.

Scientists identify additional estrogen-like chemicals that are probably in your diet

Discussion by: daneb on Mon, 2009-03-30 13:12 with 0 comments
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 You may have heard of a little chemical called BPA.

Juicy examples lead to poorer learning

Discussion by: daneb on Mon, 2009-03-30 00:07 with 0 comments
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Video games help visual acuity

Discussion by: daneb on Sun, 2009-03-29 18:34 with 0 comments

It seems that video games have been mostly vindicated over the past several years of the bad rap that they got for so many years before.  Studies have shown repeatedly that video games improve

Its not that you can't focus, it's just that you can't remember what you're doing.

Discussion by: daneb on Mon, 2009-03-16 00:05 with 0 comments

When I began to read this article and do my research for this post, its subject matter could not have been more applicable.  I had been struggling through a government paper for hours (an assi

NASA space probe "Dawn" launches toward its goal

Discussion by: daneb on Mon, 2009-03-09 21:40 with 0 comments

Despite all the problems we humans are dealing with here on earth right now, we are still keeping an optimistic eye pointed out of this world.  Our most recent venture to explore the cosmos is

Embryonic Stem Cell Research to Receive Federal Funding

Discussion by: daneb on Sun, 2009-03-08 17:02 with 0 comments
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    This Monday should mark a major step forward for disease-fighting scientific research.  President Obama is set to reverse the Bush Administration's ban on embryonic stem cel

Women and the Male Brain

Discussion by: daneb on Sun, 2009-02-22 22:23 with 0 comments
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    Women who wear bikinis are tools, at least according to men that is.  A recent study by Princeton University professor Susan Fiske shines a scientific light on the objectify

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