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  • 99 Lives will look for clues to certain diseases affecting humans and cats
    99 Lives project looks for secrets of certain diseases inside the genes of cats
    Cats help us in all sorts of ways. Having a cat is often therapeutic, because stroking them and listening to them purr relieves stress. They also help us catch bugs indoors, and they'd even clean our plates for us if we'd let them. Now,...
  • Gallery of the Louvre
    Samuel Morse’s “Gallery of the Louvre”opens nine-venue tour at Huntington
    Supposedly, Samuel F.B. Morse was already making his first sketches of the telegraph when he was on the ship back from his artistic study trip to Paris in 1833. Morse is probably better known for his invention of the electromagnetic telegraph and...
  • New telescope to out-do Hubble?
    New telescope to surpass Hubble?
    NASA officials will be updated next week by University of Colorado Boulder researchers on a revolutionary space telescope concept that has been selected for study last June. The new telescope could provide images up to 1,000 times sharper than the...
  • Women in science, University of Denver: Then and now
    Women in science, University of Denver: Then and now
    Then: Azure Avery published two first-author papers and received two prestigious awards in 2012: "Observations of the planar Nernst effect in permalloy and nickel thin films with in-plane thermal gradients" and "Determining the...
  • Useful resources for elementary astronomy study
    Useful resources for elementary astronomy study
    Could your science use a burst of out-of-this-world excitement? Take your studies up a notch with a unit on astronomy! Children will be fascinated to learn about the universe around our little planet. With a combination of informative resources...
  • New device allows the deaf to 'hear' through the tongue (Video)
    New device allows the deaf to 'hear' through the tongue (Video)
    An incredible breakthrough for the hearing impaired is being developed by researchers and scientists at Colorado State University, which may do away with the expensive and highly invasive surgical procedures involved with Cochlear Implants. How?...
  • Black History Month honors African American Scientists and Engineers that you may not know
    Black History Month honors African American Scientists and Engineers
    Blacks have been in America since the 1600s before it became the United States of America. February, the shortest month of the year celebrates African American history month. This is when time is set aside to honor contributions of Blacks in...
  • Melting ice threatens ocean stability
    Melting glaciers threaten to flood oceans with carbon dioxide
    Despite what you would think based on political punditry, climate change is a largely accepted fact by the scientific community, and carbon dioxide among other gasses are blamed for the rising temperatures. While human activity has the potential...
  • Mysterious radio waves observed
    Astronomers observe mysterious fast radio burst
    Radio waves coming from the heavens has been the start of numerous science fiction stories, but it was recently revealed that scientists have made a breakthrough observation. A Monday story by NPR reveals that a team of Australian astronomers...
  • The much maligned Darwin
    The Doctrine of Evolution
    Fear not, gentle reader - we are not about to embark on yet another voyage of discovery trying to explain to fundamentalists why evolution is not heresy. This is a short piece on how we should label a body of knowledge.The problem with the word ...
  • Homeschooling High-school Students
    High-School Classes At Carnegie Natural History Center
    Parents of high-school students (grades 9 - 12) who enjoy exploring science will want to check out the upcoming Spring series of Biomimicry classes at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. These classes meet on Thursdays (February 5, February 12...
  • Vladimir Demikhov was an evil Mad scientist; created 2 headed dog GRAPHIC
    Vladimir Demikhov was an evil Mad scientist; created 2 headed dog GRAPHIC
    Dog head transplantation was a ethically wrong and grusomly Shocking experiment by Vladimir Petrovich Demikhov | two-headed dogsVladimir Petrovich Demikhov, Soviet scientist, pioneer in organ transplant, who did several transplantation in the...
  • Can your thoughts help control pain?
    Can your thoughts help control pain?
    Until now it has been unclear how the phenomenon of a person's mindset can affect their experience of pain. For example, a soldier in the midst of battle or an athlete in competition may report that an injury did not feel especially painful in...
  • Gillespie Lake Member
    Has Curiosity found evidence for ancient microbial life on Mars? Maybe
    There is a report about Mars which has been getting a lot of attention the past few weeks (in addition to the methane and organics found): that the Curiosity rover may have found evidence for ancient microbial life itself. Specifically, microbial...
  • Economical Value
    The Benefits and Economical Value of Short Pulse Technology
    Laser technology is a boon to industries as varied as science, manufacturing, and healthcare; however, the need for smaller, higher precision lasers is increasing. According to Coherent, biomedicine, semiconductor fabrication, micro machining,...