Science

A Warning to the World

Mar 16, 2011
A reporter, describing the devastation of one city in Japan, wrote: "It looks as if a monster steamroller had passed over it and squashed it out of existence I write these facts as a warning to the world" The reporter was Wilfred Burchett, writing from Hiroshima, Japan, on Sept 5, 1945.

Conservative Brains Have More Fear, Less Courage

Dec 30, 2010
Scientists at University College London went poking around the noggins of a couple of MPs and 90 students and were surprised to discover that the brains of right-wing subjects were more prone to fear and anxiety and less so to courage and optimism when compared with their counterparts on the left.
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Dr. Strangelove Redux

Nov 30, 2010
And now a quote that could come from Dr. Strangelove: "I will stand my artificial intelligence against your human any day of the week and tell you that my A.I. will pay more attention to the rules of engagement and create fewer ethical lapses than a human force."

Full Face Transplant Recipient

Jul 27, 2010
Spanish doctors say they are ready to release "Oscar," the recipient of the first 100 percent face transplant. Previous transplants in France and the United States were only partial. Warning: This video might disturb some viewers.

Calling All Future-Eaters

Jul 19, 2010
We sit passive and dumb as corporations and the leaders of industrialized nations ensure that climate change will accelerate to levels that could mean the extinction of our species. Homo sapiens, as the biologist Tim Flannery points out, are the “future-eaters.”We sit passive and dumb as corporations and the leaders of industrialized nations ensure that climate change will accelerate to levels that could mean the extinction of our species.

One Step Closer to Mars

Oct 29, 2009
George W. Bush’s dream of Americans on Mars got a little bit closer to reality Wednesday as NASA successfully launched its prototype Ares I-X rocket. A version of the new rocket is planned to launch Orion, NASA's replacement craft for the aging space shuttle, as America’s preferred method of getting off-planet.