But what about shades of gray?
- Green sunsets? The colours you see may not always be the same as the colours someone else sees… as we see colour through our brains, not our eyes.
- Forest or grassland: Where did humans learn to walk upright?
- Scientists make sperm from stem cells.
- W and double W: The W boson carries the weak nuclear force. At the Large Hadron Collider pairs of them may be showing the first signs of the Higgs boson. But they are a decidedly mixed blessing.
- Antimatter belt surrounds Earth.
- European telescope finds 96 new star clusters in the Milky Way.
- Ambitions as deep as their pockets: New generation of daredevils is seeking to plunge through nearly seven miles of seawater to the bottom of the Challenger Deep.
- Fancy a trip to see the Titanic? Super-subs will take tourists to the bottom of the sea.
- Archaeologists believe they’ve found Captain Morgan’s shipwreck.
- Arctic ‘tipping point’ may not be reached.
- A high, icy lab for learning the past and future impacts of climate change.
- The Australian‘s war on Science 67: Chip Le Grand misrepresents a scientific paper.
- Slow stirrings among conservatives on adaptation — just don’t mention climate change.
- The mathematics of changing your mind.
- New wind turbines can produce 300 times as much power as those sold 15 years ago.
- A bacterium called Geobacter sulfurreducens contains microbial nanowires that can efficiently transmit electricity, holding great promise for nanotechnology and bioelectronics.
- Long before they knew they were doing it – as long ago as the Wright Brother’s first airplane engine – metallurgists were incorporating nanoparticles in aluminum to make a strong, hard, heat-resistant alloy.
- Scots experts decode biological clock and predict menopause.
- Exercise a ‘wonder drug’ that can stop cancer coming back.
- Prospect of farming endangered bluefin tuna is now a step closer with the first natural mass spawning of the species in captivity.
- Aeroplane created by a 3D printer.
- Blind mathematicians and inner visions of seven-dimensional space.
- Learning to cope with the voices in your head.
- Was Albert Camus murdered by the KGB? Fuel for the Lady Di conspiracy theorists?
- How does a skeptic understand the ‘paranormal’?
- Man steals $21million of lunar rocks so he and his girlfriend can have sex on the Moon.
- Cowboys and Aliens movie distorts ‘the truth’ about aliens in the Wild West.
- Image of the day: A tsunami in the sky.
Thanks to Greg — and his Freudian slips. 😉
Quote of the Day:
When Dr. [Martin Luther] King spoke of the great arc bending toward justice, he did not mean that we should wait for it to bend. He exhorted others to put their full weight behind it, and he gave his life speaking with a voice that cut through the blistering force of water cannons and the gnashing teeth of police dogs. He preached the gospel of nonviolence, but he knew that whether a bully hid behind a club or a poll tax, the only effective response was to face the bully down, and to make the bully show his true and repugnant face in public.
In contrast, when faced with the greatest economic crisis, the greatest levels of economic inequality, and the greatest levels of corporate influence on politics since the Depression, Barack Obama stared into the eyes of history and chose to avert his gaze.
Drew Westen, here.