Science & Society
- I Was Supposed To Go See James Watson Talk Today...
...and quite frankly I am pretty pissed off that his lectures have been cancelled. James Watson, Nobel Prize winner and cofounder of the structure of DNA told the Times of London that "there is no firm reason to anticipate that the intellectual capaci ...
Article - Sarda Sahney - Oct 25 2007 - 4:09am
- All The Science Articles You Need For Halloween
Vampires, Mummies, Ghosts, Zombies- we have it all today. Not all of these articles are exactly new(s), some of them are even old, but they're all science. So if you're a Goth chick, you won't want to read Are Vampires Real? Physics Professo ...
Article - Administrator - Oct 26 2008 - 12:30pm
- Cameron Neylon's Open Notebook Science Talk
Cameron Neylon gave a very thoughtful talk at Drexel on Friday about using blogs to capture the science going on in his group then deciding to open his laboratory notebooks to the world. He was refreshingly honest about his progress and motivations. For e ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Nov 4 2007 - 4:25pm
- Ibuyeco Green Car Insurance Offsets The Annual CO2 Emissions Of An Entire Town
Since its launch on World Environment Day in June, ibuyeco customers have now offset over 25,000 tonnes of CO2 as part of their car insurance policies. ibuyeco combines a competitive insurance quote and 100% offsetting(1) of a car's CO2 emissions com ...
Article - Anna Ohlden - Jul 24 2013 - 4:07pm
- Social Change: The Easily Influenced More Important Than The Influential
A new study in the December issue of the Journal of Consumer Research finds that it is rarely the case that highly influential individuals are responsible for bringing about shifts in public opinion. Instead, using a number of computer simulations of publi ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 12 2007 - 1:56pm
- Study: Sleep Deprived Mothers More Likely To Gain Weight
Mothers who reported sleeping five hours or less per day when their babies were six months old had a threefold higher risk for substantial weight retention (11 pounds or more) at their baby’s first birthday than moms who slept seven hours per day, accordin ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 19 2007 - 5:07pm
- Science And Uncertainty
Most of us are familiar with the mantra of how science progresses: A hypothesis can never be completely proved by any finite set of experiments but it can be falsified by a single result. In mathematical proofs, clear cut algorithms can usually be applied ...
Article - Jean-Claude Bradley - Nov 20 2007 - 4:02pm
- Is There A Valid Case For A Nuclear Iran?
Writing in Atoms for Peace, Energy consultant David Wood suggests that Iran's demands for nuclear power in economic and technical terms are a justified response to rapid growth in domestic energy demands and an increased dependence on oil exports for ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 22 2007 - 1:30pm
- The Science Of Eco-Friendly Christmas Wrapping
To ensure you have a green Christmas this season, Bluewater, the UKs leading shopping center, have devised an eco-friendly scientific formula on how to wrap a Christmas present after estimating British consumers will waste over one ton of wrapping paper th ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 4 2009 - 12:29pm
- AVPR1a And The Genetics Of Generosity
Are those inclined towards generosity genetically programmed to behave that way? A team of researchers believes this to be true based on their latest study. Through an online task involving making a choice whether or not to give away money, the researchers ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 6 2007 - 1:23pm