By: A.Jom
AstrobiologyWhat is life? How does life begin and evolve? And where do you find it? Astrobiology seeks to understand life in the context of the wider cosmos, and it is combining aspects of biology, geology, astronomy, physics as well as philosophy. Astrobiologists study the origins...
How governments benefit from science festivals
By: Rex Trulove
This is a very important point, and yet it is sometimes surprising that so many people miss it, though to other it is self apparent. Science fairs are the opportunity for our children, and depending on the fair, at times those in our public who...
The strangest recent scientific discoveries
By: Effie Moore Salem
Strange but useful inventions based on discoveries of how this or that work take many forms and are designed for varied uses from medical devices to measuring instruments to the downright nosy and nonsensical. At least nosy and nonsensical to those who would never have...
The place of science in our society
By: Effie Moore Salem
Science and society cannot exist without the other. Without science society would still be back living in caves and foraging for food in the wild; without society there would be no need for science.Science at first was rudimentary, it was as simple as a...
By: Sage Doak
Science is everywhere and everything. Once you are, science minded it is impossible not to see science everywhere. As I sit here, I know that there are thousands of hours of research right in my hands. This keyboard is the result of scientific study, the...
By: Julian Summer
It is easy to criticize scientific discourse as fear mongering. In realation to the topics of the day, global warming, pandemics, genetic engineering, etc. However in order to explore the ramifications of hypothesis, and observation, it is necessary to have a public debate.Global warming...
Problems with confirmational bias in modern science
By: Rex Trulove
Confirmational bias is not only a problem in modern science, it is something that has been around for a very long time. It happens when a faulty and completely or largely non-empirical supposition is made, and forms the basis for scientists to produce test or...
By: Alwin Templar
Most of us have heard of the Wright brothers. We know they were the first men to 'fly' and we've all seen that iconic photograph taken at Kitty Hawk beach in 1903 at the moment mankind took to the air for the first time. Yet...
Problems with confirmational bias in modern science
By: Effie Moore Salem
Science has always been somewhat confrontational and most often doing so unintentionally. When new discoveries are made or new methods are employed these often interrupt the usual way society thinks, works and plays. It is a trait of human nature to like the tried and...
Can we Separate Science from Ideology
By: Jon Dainty Sr.
"I believe." What you believe can hurt you. How you declare your belief can make everyone who deals with you miserable, and it can change for the worse the way you interact with the world. "That's a good thing," you say? Your opinion...

 

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