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  • Venus
    NASA planning a floating zeppelin city on Venus
    Get your grey ash plants ready, NASA is planning a cloud city project for Venus, says IFLScience today. The plan, called High Altitude Venus Operational Concept, or HAVOC, would create a floating city above the clouds of the morning star buoyed by...
  • Cavemen did not follow today's Paleo diet
    Cavemen did not follow today's Paleo diet
    If you’re planning on following a diet in the new year, let’s all at least be honest about one thing: Nearly all diets are fads. But one of the more recent fads, the paleo diet or caveman diet, recently was certified by science and...
  • Animals show love
    Atheists and agnostics talk about love on Tue. 12-16-14
    The Center for Philosophical Naturalism is hosting a discussion group in Beaverton on the night of Tue. 12-16-14 to discuss how we can be loving people. No superstition (or supernatural beliefs) required. The core materiel will be taken from the...
  • Ceres as seen by Dawn
    Dawn spacecraft takes its best-yet image of dwarf planet Ceres
    The Dawn spacecraft continues to make its way closer to a world which still hasn’t been seen close-up: the dwarf plant Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt. And now, Dawn has taken its best-yet image of Ceres, although it is...
  • hawaii couple
    Study says men who fear competition have more sex with their wives, girlfriends
    In nature, in cases where a male animal might have lots of competition for a female's affection, scientists claim that the male will try to get a little loving more frequently than in cases where competition is less frequent. The idea is that,...
  •  Atlas V 551  lifts off  with the New Horizons Spaceprobe.
    Long time operational CU-Boulder instrument ready to explore the Kuiper Belt
    In preparation for the July 2015 encounter between NASA's New Horizons' spacecraft and Pluto, the napping spacecraft has been awakened. However, a University of Colorado Boulder instrument on board has been functional and gathering...
  • iPhone 6
    How Have Short-Pulse Lasers Changed Materials Processing?
    Smartphone displays are becoming thinner than before, yet must be stronger than ever. They have to be responsive to touch, resist scratches, and pass brutal drop tests. After all, after paying hundreds of dollars for a smartphone, no one wants a...
  • Frost flowers bloom in rural Canada
    Amazing frost flowers abloom in Canadian town
    Residents of a rural Canadian town were treated to a rare sight recently when arctic blooms appeared near the public wharf in Salmon Arm, B.C. According to a Dec. 4 report by Charlotte Helston of Info.News.ca, these rare flowers aren't the...
  • Tissint meteorite
    New study shows carbon in Martian meteorite to be 'likely of biological origin'
    The possibility of ancient life on Mars just received an added boost: new analysis of carbon inside a Martian meteorite shows that it is likely of biological origin, according to an international team of scientists from EPFL, it was announced on...
  • Phryganistria heusii yentuensis.
    World's second longest insect found in Vietnam
    There is a tall insect roaming on the earth, according to the Dec. 4 report from Unexplained Mysteries and the Dec. 2 report from Wired. If you're squeamish of insects this news will make your skin crawl. The stick insect measures up to 54cm...
  • New NASA airship concept
    NASA's proposed new airship competition good for science
    Airships are a unique form of transportation—giant, balloon-like, lighter-than-air vehicles which can stay aloft for extended periods of time. Their design makes them useful for commercial purposes, such as carrying materials or observations...
  • Naturalism is reality
    Is "naturalism" a bleak philosophical outlook? Christian Pastor claims yes.
    Atheism is depressing. Or so says the Christian pastor in this video clip excerpt. This is an excerpt of the full video and event of the Christian/atheist debate entitled "Do Ghosts Really Exist?" Bernie Dehler (atheist, former Christian...
  • An atheist's take on "faith."
    An atheist's view on "faith"
    On 11-18-14, Phil Smith debated Bernie Dehler on the topic "Is faith in God warranted?" Phil Smith is a Christian philosophy professor at George Fox University, and author of a few books, including "Why Faith is a Virtue."...
  • Assumptions about eye evolution
    Assumptions about eye evolution
    What is interesting about the claim that the eye has evolved some 40 independent times is that the “evidence” is examples of such eyes that are fully functional. The “evidence” is not that they are changing into anything...
  • 'Super-Earth' exoplanet 55 Cancri e
    Hot 'super-Earths' provide clues to water in exoplanet atmospheres
    Some of the most interesting exoplanets discovered so far are the “super-Earths,” rocky worlds which are significantly larger and more massive than Earth but still smaller than the ice giants such as Uranus or Neptune. Since they are...