Science & Society
- Art Of Science
Daniel Holz, one of the guys at Cosmic Variance, raises interesting questions about art and science, arising from a talk he attended by Felice Frankel, a photographer who produces stunning scientific images. He was surprised and disappointed, he says, by ...
Article - Douglas Blane - Feb 21 2007 - 12:54pm
- Intelligent Design And The Loch Ness Monster
String theory is a leading candidate for a " theory of everything ", but there is not a scrap of experimental evidence for it and no obvious way of getting any, either now or in the foreseeable future. ...
Article - Douglas Blane - Feb 22 2007 - 8:04pm
- Treating Male Infertility With Stem Cells
New research has examined the usefulness of bone marrow stem cells for treating male infertility, with promising results. The related report by Lue et al, “Fate of bone marrow stem cells transplanted into the testis: potential implication for men with tes ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2007 - 7:31pm
- Reaching Out To Non-Scientists Through Podcasting
I discovered the Scientific Blogging site while preparing the next episode of my Books and Ideas Podcast, which is going to be a discussion of Dr. Lee M. Silver 's excellent book Challenging Nature. Therefore, I must admit that I am more of a podcast ...
Article - Ginger Campbell - Mar 2 2007 - 8:35pm
- Science And Philosophy- An Awakening Of Humanity's Oldest Question
It is the most common thing to hear people to refer to philosophy as uesless. There is even a joke about it. What's the difference between a pizza and a philosopher? A pizza can feed a family of four. Apparently the joke would suggest that society se ...
Article - Anonymous - Mar 4 2007 - 10:16pm
- Here Are Some Good Science Podcasts
Based on the comments to me first post I realized that many of you may be unfamilar with podcasting. First of all, you don't need an iPod™ or even an mp3 player. Podcasts are basically audio or video recordings that are placed on the internet so that ...
Article - Ginger Campbell - Mar 4 2007 - 4:28pm
- Does Science Make Metaphysics Obsolete?
Ever since the logical positivists in the early 20th century, there has been a debate over whether science has made metaphysics obsolete. Is science all we need to describe and understand the ultimate meaning of reality? Even those who consider themselves ...
Article - Ginger Campbell - Mar 5 2007 - 5:24pm
- New Study Suggests Special Cocoa May Lead To Sustained Improvement In Blood Vessel Function
Drinking a specially-made cocoa beverage daily may have the potential to reverse impairments in the functioning of blood vessels, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology. The cocoa used in the study w ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2007 - 12:02pm
- A Scientist With No Sight- But Plenty Of Vision
You sometimes hear that blind people have disadvantages. Don't say it to Geerat Vermeij. He got into graduate school at Yale after proving to the faculty he could identify shells through their shape and feel- using samples at random from their collect ...
Article - Cash Simpson - Mar 20 2007 - 6:43pm
- High-wire Act
If Richard Dawkins had been smacked around the head with the double-slit experiment at an age when his skull was soft enough for him to feel the pain, he wouldn't be suffused with such luminous certainty about how the world works. Evolution, the fund ...
Article - Douglas Blane - Mar 20 2007 - 6:26pm