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bob-mustin's picture
Apr.08.2010
 Gravity's Rainbow, by Thomas Pynchon - Part 1   Reading has always been meant to be entertaining, and sometimes informative, but I often pick up a book that I hope offers other rewards to this reader. Not that I want to be inundated with printed blather, you understand; it's just that the...
annette-dunlea's picture
Apr.06.2010
Evolution The Greatest Show on Earth: The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins Why Evolution Is True by Jerry A. Coyne Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good by Jonathan Balcombe The Rough Guide to Evolution (Rough Guide Science/Phenomena) by Mark Pallen and Rough Guides...
farzana-versey's picture
Apr.01.2010
Be prepared! Sounds like a dire warning, especially if what is to be unveiled is a 3-D image of Jesus Christ according to digital technology. Computer artists – and I shall let that term go – have used information available from the 14-foot long Shroud of Turin, the only available evidence that had...
farzana-versey's picture
Mar.28.2010
I remember best when I am in a state of turmoil. Then why are scientists saying that stronger and more lasting memories are likely to be formed when a person is in repose and the memory-related neurons in the brain do a little tango with certain brain waves? I differ here, even if it goes against...
sangay-glass's picture
Mar.04.2010
I like physicist, Michio Kaku a lot. I have great respect for the man and often find myself hanging onto his every word, but admiration has its limits. Sometimes, I have to step back and say, "Oh no you di'int!" Yes, I agree artificial intelligence is not possible without quantum...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Jan.29.2010
I've been thinking about magic. Even though I'm reading Joan Didion's memoir about the year she spent pondering how she might reverse her husband's death, I don't mean that kind of magical thinking. I'm talking about context. In its absence, everything looks like magic. David Blaine's recent TEDmed...
annette-dunlea's picture
Jan.28.2010
Cork Wins Trophies at BT Scientist Cork Wins Trophies At BT Science Exhibition by Annette J Dunlea in Carrigdhoun Newspaper 30th Jan 2010 p.19 BT recently hosted it’s 10th Young Scientist Awards. It attracted 37,000 visitors and over 1,588 projects from the 32 counties. BT announced it evolved its...
david-moolten's picture
Jan.24.2010
  It is now a common practice for first year medical students to take part in a ceremony honoring the donors of cadavers used in dissection for the teaching of anatomy. The manner of the students’ participation is up to them; the reading of poetry, including original poems is not uncommon....
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Jan.22.2010
Here's a reprint of an NPR post and a link to it.  It is clear the debate continues between science and religion.  I've been blogging about this very thing as we have in our state the infamous Creation Museum.  It's a spectacle of nonsense...well...I'll say no more here, since I do so in my blog...
farzana-versey's picture
Jan.15.2010
A doomsday quick-fix prophet on TV last night was holding forth on how the solar eclipse would muck up our lives based on our zodiac signs. After he had told us just how bad it would get, a godman sitting next to him asked us to place a pot and add things in it according to the level of muckery,...