“Science asymptotically approaches reality.”
- Pioneer anomaly, solved.
- Will the earth get sucker-punched by super solar storms?
- Ultra High Energy Cosmic Ray mystery remains unsolved.
- Lyrid meteor shower peaks this weekend.
- Missing dark matter rattles latest theories.
- Orbiton, detected.
- The sounds of satellite silence.
- Swedish Stonehenge?
- Ancient ‘Wave of Poseidon’ was legit.
- Sorry, Sedna.
- Synthetic DNA evolves. More here on XNA.
- Blink and you’ll miss it.
- Melting glaciers give ancient microbes new life.
- Unearthing the ‘tree of life’s’ roots.
- 3,000 Buddhas, buried no more.
- Did fire and eggs spell doom for dinosaurs?
- The marine fossils of Pedra de Fogo.
- Where nature grows, so do test scores.
- Brain’s singular ‘god spot’, disproven.
- From scar tissue to beating heart muscle.
- Talking plants and further proof they’re smarter than you think.
- The daze of apocalyptic days.
- Superman can have his X-Ray vision– All I need is my trusty cellphone.
- 2029, the year we achieve fusion?
- Want to live forever, sans vampires? Eat buckyballs.
- Two brains, one consciousness… Welcome Spock.
- The co-mingling of Quantum Physics and Consciousness.
- Printing meds… Prescriptions are so last Friday.
- Kenya, centerpiece of evolution.
- Wytheville UFOs 25 years later and a crowd-sourced documentary by the witnesses.
- Dr. Who’s sonic screwdriver… check!
- Chris Carter’s ‘Science & Psychic Phenomena’, reviewed. Available here.
- Vacuum tube travel – The next Springfield monorail?
- How the light-saber’s sound was born.
- The hazy history of 420.
- This week’s evidence of the looming robot uprising… robot vision, unraveled.
With thanks to RPG, RMG and GT!
Quote of the Day:
“I am using the word theory as a scientist means it: a set of ideas so well established by observations and physical models that it is essentially indistinguishable from fact. That is different from the colloquial use that means “guess.” To a scientist, you can bet your life on a theory. Remember, gravity is “just a theory” too.”
Philip C. Plait