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The Science of Why You Really Should Listen to Science and Experts
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Scientists, General Public, Anti-Science, Science Illiteracy, Evolution, Climate Change, Medicine, Biotechnology, GMOs, Nuclear Energy )

Brian
- 34 days ago - washingtonpost.com
It's no secret that Americans have trouble with scientific authority. We are, after all, a country nearly half composed of creationists who think humans have been around for only 10,000 years or less.
10 Examples of Settled Science That Are "Controversial"
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Science Illiteracy, Controversy, Evolution, Stem Cells, Vaccines, Cold Fusion, Large Hadron Collider, Nuclear Energy, GMOs, Climate Change )

Brian
- 38 days ago - bigthink.com
"Many Americans are being misled on serious scientific issues, and science journalists have to spend an inordinate amount of time debunking myths which seemingly never die."
Methane-Based Life Forms Could Exist On Titan
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, space, Titan, methane, life, evolution, astronomy, news, discovery )

Michael
- 79 days ago - iflscience.com
Nearly all living organisms on Earth have water-based structures around their cells called phospholipid bilayers. These keep water in (or out), and they shelter the insides of our cells from the rest of the world.
Can Cities Change Earth's Evolution?
Science & Tech  (tags: Urban Ecology Research Lab, eco-evolutionary dynamics, ecosystems, evolutionary dynamics, Marina Alberti, urban, evolution )

Judy
- 79 days ago - npr.org
Eco-evolutionary dynamics in a rapidly urbanizing world is the subject of a new paper by Marina Alberti, a professor at the University of Washington's College of the Built Environment.
Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science? - National Geographic Magazine
Science & Tech  (tags: science, intuition, beliefs, confirmation bias, society, global warming, evolution, creationism, Earth, reflection, food for thought )

Sylvie
- 81 days ago - ngm.nationalgeographic.com
Why do we believe in what we do? What should we believe in and why? This thought-provoking article deals with scientific 'hard facts', emotional & intuitive viewpoints, sources of our beliefs, or confirmation bias..., probing some specific themes...
Evolution Theory Confirmed: Big Is Better, Stanford Researchers Say
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, stanford, researchers, sea creatures, animals, discovery, research, science )

Lone
- 90 days ago - contracostatimes.com
A Stanford team now has proof that evolution favors growth: the researchers found that many lineages of sea creatures have evolved into behemoths.
The Mysterious 2 Billion-Year-Old Creature That Would Make Darwin Smile
Science & Tech  (tags: science, archaeology, evolution, Darwin, ancient bacteria, fossils )

Beatrice
- 106 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Far beneath the oceanâEUR(TM)s surface, buried in a layer of murky sludge, communities of ancient bacteria have existed virtually unchanged for nearly half of EarthâEUR(TM)s history.
How a MIT Science Prof Is Threatening to Undo Everything the Religious Right Holds Dear
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, evolution, life, creationism, planets, energy )

Freya
- 137 days ago - alternet.org
The Christian right's obsessive hatred of Darwin is a wonder to behold, but it could someday be rivaled by the hatred of someone you've probably never even heard of.
Human Taste for Alcohol Linked to Apes Eating Rotten Fruit
Science & Tech  (tags: research, science, scientists, alcohol, evolution, discovery, study )

Michael
- 159 days ago - cbc.ca
One of the things that makes humans an unusual animal is that we like a drink - sometimes more than is good for us. Most animals lack the taste for booze and the ability to effectively metabolize the alcohol in it.
'The Hobbit' Turns 10: Find That Rewrote Human History
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, theories, human, evolution )

Ray
- 213 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The discovery of a tiny species of human 10 years ago has transformed theories of human evolution.
Next Time Your Creationist Friends Reject Evolution, Show Them This Video
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, biology, creationism, fossils, videos )

Freya
- 222 days ago - rawstory.com
A new video from science advocates Stated Clearly provides an 11-minute examination of the evidence behind the theory of evolution that should come in handy for anyone debating the issue with creationists.
How Cities Are Making Our Rats Smarter and Spiders Bigger
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, humans, evolution, rats, spiders, urban living, research, scientists, study, society, world )

Carrie
- 224 days ago - macleans.ca
Aesop, it seems, was literally right in his 2,500-year-old fable of the country mouse and the city mouse. Humans are not the only creatures to have been altered in behaviour, and even in form, by urban experience.
NASA Invests $50 Million in 7 Astrobiology Research Groups to Answer All-Important Question: Are We Alone in the Universe?
Science & Tech  (tags: Astrobiology, NASA, Universe, Evolution, Life, Mars, Solar system )

Brian
- 225 days ago - techtimes.com
"The funding from the U.S. space agency will be split by seven teams of astrobiology researchers, which will receive about $8 million per group, to conduct over five years of study on the origins and evolutions of life on Earth."
New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms But Defy Classification
Science & Tech  (tags: evolution, animal, dendrogramma, mushrooms, species, ocean, animals, discovery, research, science, scientists, study )

Lone
- 260 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists.
Where Is Human Evolution Taking Us?
Science & Tech  (tags: world, humans, evolution, science, research, study, humans, history )

Darren
- 261 days ago - scientificamerican.com
WE ASKED leading scientists how they think humans will evolve in the future. Here is what they had to say. For more expert commentary, go to ScientificAmerican.com/sep2014/predictions
 

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