Smells associated with autumn
By: Kat Ballew
“You know its autumn when…………..”How many times have you heard this statement, listened to other’s ideas on what autumn means to them, and smiled to yourself in agreement. Often people finish this statement by describing the many different...
Are people alone in the universe?
By: Todd Daigneault
Early 21st century science has detected many Earth-like solar systems, some with non-gaseous worlds that could support life. Even our interplanetary probes and other scientific methods have detected water on the moon, Mars and on Jupiter's moon Europa. If water is in our own solar...
Inventions of Benjamin Franklin in use today
By: Steven Mars
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was an inventor, scientist, politician, and author. His father was a soap and candle maker named Josiah Franklin. His mother was the second wife of Josiah whose name was Abiah Folger. Benjamin educated...
Comparing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent light bulbs
By: dhanasekar periyasamy
All light sources are not made equivalent, and Several are much more energy efficient than some other. Fundamentally artificial illumination was based on the emission of radiation brought about by burning fuels, oil-vegetable and animal. Modern-day illumination comes most from electrical light sources. The first...
Falsifiability provides a Roadmap through Discovery
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
Science is often seen as indecipherable, as is the process to obtain that knowledge. Scientific knowledge is based on observations made during experimentation and testing. This structure for obtaining knowledge is known as the scientific method, a logical stepwise progression through questioning, making an educated...
What is the 'Grandfather Paradox' in time travel?
By: Melissa P. Manning
The Grandfather Paradox illustrates why time travel into the past is impossible.The paradox goes like this: Sally is an angry young woman who blames her grandfather, and his dedication to the family business, for most of her problems in life. She is also an...
The place of science in our society
By: Rex Trulove
The place of science in our society should be where almost everything deemed important is, but with the same restrictions. Mistakes start occurring when science is treated as an absolute or as something that is totally unalterable. That same thought pattern, when related to religion...
By: Betty Jo Petty
Strange Discovery. Imagine this: waking up one morning, you walk out to get the early paper. Looking up, suddenly you see at least 25 Mammoths surrounding you. Twenty-five gigantic Mammoths, walking around, splashing in the lake, taking care of their young.Now, wouldn't that be...
Can we Separate Science from Ideology
It seems that in order to determine if ideology can be separated from idology you have to define ideology. My favorite definition comes from Terry Eagleton in his first chapter of "Literary Theory". Eaglton says that everything society constructs is ideology. This means your cultural...
My very first science fair was exciting I was building a model which had never been invented by and adult, but I was a fifteen-year-old teenager hoping that I could show adult that teenagers were cleaver than they thought. My challenge was to make the...
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