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Bill Nye, the Essential Guy

As a primetime TV host? Maybe. As a Congressman? Potentially. But do we need him around, in some way, to advance the human cause? Desperately.<p><b>Bill Nye debated creationist Ken Ham</b>at the Creation Museum about the viability of evolution last night. It was a nice, singular moment for pop culture for a …

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Evil Mad Scientist Offers Valentines for Lovers of Scientific Equations and Symbols

<i>You turn me on.</i><p>With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, Evil Mad Scientist has released a follow-up series of six Valentines featuring scientific …

Galileo Matters More Than Ever on His 450th Birthday

The scientist's insights continue to enrich our world.<p>Not every astronomer can claim to have enjoyed both the attention of the Inquisition and the Indigo Girls, but then again, Galileo was no ordinary genius.<p><b>Discoverer of moons, toppler of Aristotle's physics, and celebrated loser of history's most</b> …

Bonobos, like humans, keep time to music: study | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Some animals, like humans, can sense and respond to a musical beat, a finding that has implications for understanding how the skill evolved, scientists said on Saturday.<p>A study of bonobos, closely related to chimpanzees, shows they have an innate ability to match tempo and …

Officials: U.S. drone kills Pakistani Taliban leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A U.S. drone strike Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders.<p>Mehsud, …

Photographer Documents His Beloved Wife’s Heartbreaking Battle with Cancer

I guess this is one of those posts where I’m supposed to tout the power of photography, to congratulate myself and all of you for taking part in an …

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Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Federico Carbajal’s Anatomical Architectural Drawings

You may recognize Federico Carbajal from his series of gorgeous anatomical wire “sketches.” Suspended between acrylic panels, the bent wire creates remarkable 3D anatomical parts.<p>More recently Federico created a series of anatomical drawing reminiscent of architectural sketches, another nod to his …

X doesn't mark the spot: real shape of chromosomes revealed

Time to revise the high school biology textbooks: contrary to their typical portrayal as being precisely X-shaped, chromosomes are in fact much more complex — and much messier looking. That's the finding of a new project that relied on DNA sequencing to produce accurate 3D images of chromosomes.<p>A …

Blooming tiny: nano flowers, ferns and gold stars – in pictures

This month's collection of images from the world of nanotechnology includes the tiniest of flowers, minuscule gold stars, and crystal layers that could replace silicon as the building blocks of the information age<p><i>If you have any nanotech images you'd like to share, please email them to</i> …