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The World Needs Scientific Rationalism
Science & Tech  (tags: Science, Science Illiteracy, Public Apathy, Hostility, Climate Change, Vaccines, GMOs, Nuclear Energy )

Brian
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
There is increasing apathy towards science, verging, in some places, on hostility. National Geographic magazine takes this emerging phenomenon so seriously that its March 2015 cover bore the headline: "The War On Science."
The Dose Makes the Poison.
Science & Tech  (tags: Chemistry, Chemicals, Dose, Toxicology, Toxicity, LD50 )

Brian
- 3 days ago - doccamiryan.wordpress.com
So many of us misunderstand basic chemistry and what âEUR~toxicâEUR(TM) really means.
How Big Data Could Reshape the American Workforce
Science & Tech  (tags: internet, NewTechnology, technology, workplace )

Cal
- 9 days ago - news.vice.com
Big data's move into the world of workforce development is just beginning, as are the debates around its use and its content.
Scientists: Earth Endangered By New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans ~ HUMOR ~ SATIRE
Science & Tech  (tags: Humor, Satire, news, science, research, investigation, discovery, humans, scientists, world, safety, interesting, environment, climate-change, global warming, pollution )

Carrie
- 9 days ago - newyorker.com
(The Borowitz Report) ~ Scientists have discovered a powerful new strain of fact-resistant humans who are threatening the ability of Earth to sustain life, a sobering new study reports.
Here's What 9,000 Years of Breeding Has Done to Corn, Peaches, and Other Crops
Science & Tech  (tags: Agriculture, Farming, Crops, Selective Breeding, Artificial Selection )

Brian
- 9 days ago - vox.com
Fruits and vegetables have changed a lot since the onset of agriculture 10,000 years ago, as generation after generation of farmers artificially bred crops to select for more desirable traits like size and taste.
Pamela Ronald: The Case for Engineering Our Food   video
Science & Tech  (tags: Genetic Engineering, Genetic Modification, Food, Crops, Agriculture, Pamela Ronald, TEDTalks )

Brian
- 12 days ago - youtube.com
Pamela Ronald studies the genes that make plants more resistant to disease and stress. In an eye-opening talk, she describes her decade-long quest to help create a variety of rice that can survive prolonged flooding.
Global Warming May Spread Lyme Disease
Science & Tech  (tags: Lyme Disease, Climate Change, Global Warming, Research )

Brian
- 11 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Scientists tackle the difficult problem of how climate change aids the spread of the tick-borne disease
Game Theory Elucidates the Collective Behavior of Bosons
Science & Tech  (tags: Quantum particles )

Michael
- 20 days ago - spacedaily.com
Quantum particles behave in strange ways and are often difficult to study experimentally.
 
 
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