Louis Nemzer

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Think Like a Physicist – Uncertain Principles Archive

There was a flurry of discussion recently on campus about “critical thinking,” and how we sell that idea to prospective and current students. This …

Conservative Group Picks Primary Fight With GOP Incumbent

An influential conservative group is going after longtime Republican Rep. Mike Simpson from Idaho — and it's getting started nearly a year in advance of the 2014 primary.<p>The Club for Growth is throwing its weight behind GOP challenger Bryan Smith, calling him a fiscal conservative: anti-tax and …

This Preserved Lizard Is 23 Million Years Old

It might well be related to a very common modern lizard--except it's teeny-tiny.<p>In Chiapas, Mexico's southernmost state, paleontologists discovered a small piece of amber with something remarkable inside: a 23-million-year-old preserved lizard.<p>Scientists at the curiously named National Autonomous …

Poison-proof mosquitoes might trigger a deadly crisis for thousands

Amid warnings of a looming malaria battle, new website puts the threat of insecticide resistance in stark relief<p>An <i>Anopheles stephensi</i> mosquito feeds on a human. The species is a common malaria carrier, and has grown increasingly resistant to pesticides in some regions. (Photo credit: Wikimedia …

The Economics of Higher Education, Part 1: Science Is Hard

(Photo: Martin Lopatka)<p>If you are the sort of person who worries that the U.S. is not producing enough college graduates with science degrees, it’s …

8 Most Beautiful Water Landscapes in the World

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …

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Arvind Mahankali Wins The 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee (PHOTOS/VIDEO)

The word that won the 86th Scripps National Spelling Bee was "knaidel."<p><i>K-N-A-I-D-E-L</i><p>Arvind Mahankali correctly spelled that word, meaning "a small mass of leavened dough."<p>A 13-year-old from Queens, N.Y., Mahankali was one of 11 spellers to reach the final. Those 11 finalists emerged from 281 …

Arrested Development Premiere May Account For More Than 5 Percent Of Netflix Bandwidth Usage

Between a traveling banana stand, a Seamless promotion that went viral and Tobias Fünke's sizzle reel, Netflix has made the fourth season of "Arrested Development" the most highly anticipated original show ever to premiere on the media service.<p>And when the show's next 15 episodes become available …

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Top 21 under-the-radar destinations

From Canada’s Yukon wilderness to the mountaintops of India, these unconventional holiday destinations will lead you off the beaten path and onto an adventure all your own.

Thermal invisibility cloak in first demonstration

<b>Researchers have built and tested a form of invisibility cloak that can hide objects from heat.</b><p>Similar cloaking efforts are underway to make objects invisible to light and even sound waves, but this is the first device to work with heat.<p>The prototype, to be outlined in Physical Review Letters, …

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