Ashlee Green

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DIYBio and Open Science Changed My Life (And Could Change Yours) - Citizen Science Salon

By Guest | June 10, 2015 12:30 am<p>A DIYBio enthusiast working on sequencing DNA at Counter Culture Labs. Source: Counter Culture Labs<p><i>Milo Toor, a</i> …

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Monstrous Galaxy --"Observed Near the Edge of the Known Universe"

The galaxy is seen at a time when the Universe was 15% of its current age, only 2.4 billion years after Big Bang. The light has taken over twice the …

Here's the saddest thing anybody's ever said about virtual reality

He told me he'd made some investments in virtual reality, but none in augmented reality. "I don't believe in augmented reality," he told me.<p>A quick catch-up on those terms: Virtual reality puts you entirely in a computer-generated world. You're cut off from reality inside a bulky headset. The main …

Found: preserved dinosaur cells – but sadly scientists still can’t build Jurassic Park

The science behind the Jurassic Park films always seemed far-fetched, even before the latest installment, Jurassic World, introduced the idea of …

Saudi Cleric Reveals The Sun Rotates Around The Earth

A Saudi Arabian cleric has made a groundbreaking discovery that could redefine science in the 21st century –- the Earth does not rotate. What’s more, …

Hacked

A few days ago <b>my daughter's Instagram account was hacked</b> and sold to a different owner in less than 15 minutes!<p>A year and half of her work was erased completely.<p>Crying, heartbroken screams on the verge of a nervous breakdown, an emotional roller coaster swept the whole household as we witnessed her …

How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?

If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things, ranging from the position of the …

Interstellar's fake black holes are helping actual scientific research

Computer simulations used for the movie are accurate enough to be used by astrophysicists<p>Whether <i>Interstellar</i> was a good movie or not is still up for debate, but what seems certain now is that it led to some good science. Last year, <i>Wired</i> magazineexplained how the visual effects team behind the space …

The myth of pure science: It’s all about political, economic, religious interests

<b>Charles Darwin (Wikimedia/Salon)</b><p>Scientific research can flourish only in alliance with some ideology. Even Darwin couldn’t have done it alone<p>Yuval Noah Harari<p>February 16, 2015 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “Sapiens”<p><b>The Ideal of Progress</b><p>Until the Scientific Revolution most human cultures did not …

"I Had a Breast Reduction ... And My Boobs Grew Back"

How could this have happened?<p>I had boobs before I could do long division. Even at 5, I had those fat little mounds like a Skipper doll. In third grade, when the kids on the bus spotted my training bra — the first they'd ever seen — I screamed, red-faced, "It's an undershirt ... <i>an under shirt!"</i> then …

The golden ratio has spawned a beautiful new curve: the Harriss spiral | Alex Bellos

Photograph: Edmund Harriss<p>The Harriss spiral.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/12/9/1418159374839/6f595021-96b3-44d2-89e7-d6c08bf35881-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Edmund Harriss<p>The Harriss …

Can Crowdfunded Astronomy Work? (Op-Ed)

<i>Mark Jackson is the founder of Fiat Physica. He contributed this article to</i> Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.<p>The U.S. budget crises over …

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

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Live forever: Scientists say they’ll extend life ‘well beyond 120’

Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters<p>American biologist and technologist Craig Venter whose company Human Longevity Inc plans to create a database of a million human genome sequences by …