Science Education & Policy
- Virtual World's And Internet Anonymity
Anonymity is the simultaneous source of the internet's greatest strength and weakness. What do I mean by anonymity? Well in real life (RL), my identity is more or less set in stone by our current legal system. True I can change my name, but it doesn& ...
Article - Anonymous - Mar 11 2007 - 11:14pm
- God And MAD
As Des Browne strides up to me and demands to know who I am, the answer momentarily escapes me. It is on the tip of my tongue and will come to me in a minute, I am sure. But whoever I am, I suddenly realise, this close to Britain's combative Minister ...
Article - Douglas Blane - Mar 12 2007 - 5:48am
- Nanotechnology Regulation And Oversight
With hundreds of nanotechnology-enabled products already on the market and many more in the commercial pipeline, a new report by a former senior Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official urges policymakers to give greater attention to the challenges ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 29 2008 - 10:42pm
- Medieval Beliefs In The Modern World, And The Emptiness Of Homeopathy
Homeopathic medicine was the creation of a single person, Samuel Hahnemann, who graduated from a German medical school in 1779 and practiced the "healing arts" until 1843, first in Germany and then in Paris. The theoretical underpinning of Hahn ...
Article - Lee Silver - Oct 5 2009 - 2:41pm
- US Adults Now Discovering The Secrets Of Probiotics
Probiotic supplements have been used around the world for at least half a century, but almost half (49 percent) of Americans indicate that they have never heard of them, according to a recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive® for Florastor®, the wor ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 12:55am
- Joint Genome Institute Releases Genome Data Management System IMG 2.1
As interest in the rising number of newly characterized microbial genomes mounts, powerful computational tools become critical for the management and analysis of these data to enable strategies for such challenges as harvesting the potential of carbon-neu ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 11:41am
- Smart Drugs
Coffee is pretty much old hat anymore. Sure people like it, and drink it all the time, even though it is acidic and it's bad for you (thanks Ray Kurzwiel, you're the man). Coffee makes people more alert, induces mild eurphoria, and even tastes g ...
Article - Anonymous - Mar 17 2007 - 7:46am
- Student Shatters Glass Ceiling For Women In Science And Technology
At first glance, one might think Northeastern University junior Tanya Cashorali was bent on outshining the competition. At only 21-years-old, her achievements include three co-op jobs with top cancer scientists, one grant-funded study on tumor development ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2007 - 10:59am
- First Greenhouse Gas Animations Produced Using Envisat
Based on three years of observations from the SCIAMACHY instrument aboard ESA's Envisat, scientists have produced the first movies showing the global distribution of the most important greenhouse gases – carbon dioxide and methane – that contribute t ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 5:06pm
- Genetics For The Public
Marie Godfrey has left a comment on one of my posts recently, and asked me whether I’d like to write about her blog and the Genetic Alliance non-profit organization. They both try to make genetics more readable and understandable for laymen and people wit ...
Article - Bertalan Meskó - Mar 21 2007 - 4:35pm