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(2) Diana Young - Guðjón Eiríksson shared this and quoted it: „......
money-as-a-corrupting-influence = a new tag to track instances where money changes things that used to be considered "for the public good" for the worse. Things such as the medical field (an unnamed doctor I know earns perverse amounts of money to endorse a certain product over another, and I'm certain, although he won't admit it, that money will shape his decisions if they haven't already), police (they have to write tickets to fund themselves instead of policing "actually harmful" things), student loans (a whole industry built around getting people to go to colleges that suck, i.e. for profit colleges)
united-states-america-isnt-what-it-used-to-be  science  analysis  public-policy  money-as-a-corrupting-influence 
february 2016 by daguti
Looking for a way to store data for millennia? Try DNA.
ufos-aliens, space-seti-or-seti-like = This isn't addressed in the article, but it's my own thought based on something I saw on the Science Channel ----> Isn't it possible to think that we humans are just a storage medium for a much more advanced race who used DNA to store data for long periods of time?
genetics  dna  science  storage-media-physical  space-seti-or-seti-like  metaphysics-aliens-ufos-crop-circles 
september 2015 by daguti
Liberals And Conservatives Are Both Biased Against Science, But In Different Ways
"The conservatives' negative reactions to the scientific pages that challenged their views were four times greater than those of the liberals. Both groups showed resistance to the facts that challenged their beliefs, and (rather dishearteningly), the politicized issues made both sides lose trust in science.'"
politics-philosophies-republicans  politics-philosophies-liberals-or-democrats  psychology-beliefs-or-changing-beliefs  science  analysis 
february 2015 by daguti
The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives : Shots - Health News : NPR
inventions-that-killed-their-inventors = Doesn't exactly fit, but it is in the same vein of irony. ........... fighting-big-money-lobbyists = Not an entrenched monetary interest that he was fighting, but rather an entrenched mentality.
inventions-that-killed-their-inventors  hygiene  medicine-doctors-or-hospitals  motivation-for-me-david-vs-goliath-fighting-big-money-lobbyists  science 
january 2015 by daguti
Pope Francis and the G.O.P.’s Bad Science - The New Yorker
Fucking goddam Republitards like this in charge of scientific offices: "They have Inhofe, who, beginning in January, will possess the authority to interfere with nearly any scientific initiative that the Obama Administration introduces. You can find the particulars of his position on climate change, and scientific research generally, in his 2012 book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.” Inhofe frequently invokes Genesis in his battle against science because, well, he is a humble man: “My point is, God’s still up there,’’ he has said. “The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is, to me, outrageous.”" ...................................... history-wrong-side-of = A new tag for me to collect names (Inhofe & Cruz in this case) of people I will lambaste* when I get wealthy enough to take out ads. *lambaste = Just the opposite of where we hold Einstein, Curie, etc in history.
pope  science  politics-philosophies-republicans  scary  religion  history-wrong-side-of 
december 2014 by daguti
▶ Can You Solve This? - YouTube
"I remember having this exact conversation with Rob in 2006 when we lived together. It actually changed the way I viewed conversation. Most people's goal is to pick (or inherit, i.e. religion) a point of view and seek to prove that point of view. The proper way of going about things is, well... the video says it, so it would just be redundant to write it here."
video  philosophy  communication  people-nassim-nicholas-taleb  science 
february 2014 by daguti
A New Thermodynamics Theory of the Origin of Life | Simons Foundation
"“You start with a random clump of atoms, and if you shine light on it for long enough, it should not be so surprising that you get a plant,” England said."
evolution  space-seti-or-seti-like  biology  science 
february 2014 by daguti
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein - Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe: Mario Livio: 9781439192368: Amazon.com: Books
I saw this in the library and got it on audiobook. This would be a perfect book to start the history-repeating project with, since we can dramatize a few of the blunders and do Amazon Affiliate links to the page to buy the book in the different formats.
history-repeating  science 
december 2013 by daguti
The Hardest Thing To Find In The Universe? : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
The rarest element in the world (universe?) is astatine. funny = Near the end where they talk about the naming by Berkeley scientists.
world-records  funny  science 
july 2013 by daguti
Breathe Without Breathing: Scientists Invent Way To Infuse Oxygen With Blood
A way to get oxygen directly into the blood without lungs, breathing or any of that overhead :)
future  science 
june 2013 by daguti
MIT's Freaky Non-Stick Coating Keeps Ketchup Flowing | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPM8OR6W6WE This seems to be video of the technology in action, but there's no definitive answer telling if it's the same thing. I assume this is what the product turned into when the technology was licensed. And a TEDtalk here: www.ted.com/talks/mark_shaw_one_very_dry_demo.html
tedtalks  food  mit  technology-nano  science 
february 2013 by daguti
Cyanide, Uranium, and Ammonium Nitrate: When Kids Really Had Fun With Science | Collectors Weekly
"As an alternative, Make magazine and Wired Geek Dad encourage parents to use the Internet or pick up “Illustrated Guide to Home Chemistry Experiments” by Robert Bruce Thompson to put together
their own DIY chemistry sets for their budding mad geniuses."
chemistry-chemicals  toys  gifts-unique  gifts  children  science 
december 2012 by daguti
10-year-old student accidentally discovers explosive new molecule | SmartPlanet
"The little prodigy in question is fifth grader Clara Lazen, whose class assignment was to build a molecule using one of those modeling kits with the colorful balls and plastic connectors. Many kids would probably throw together a little H2O and call it a day — but not Clara. She randomly pieced together a combination of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon atoms to create a molecule her chemistry teacher, Kenneth Boehr, had never seen before."
chemistry-chemicals  inventions  children  science  entrepreneurs-young 
december 2012 by daguti
Material Lighter Than Air Could Drastically Change Tech
world-records = "It weighs in at 0.2 milligrams for each cubic centimeter, making it the lightest material in the world. It’s lighter than a nickel material that was presented to the public about six months ago."
future  world-records  batteries  science-materials  science 
july 2012 by daguti
The Humans With Super Human Vision | Senses | DISCOVER Magazine
(Matt sent me this article via email in June 2012.)

This article is similar to the one I bookmarked in May 2009 (see delicious.com/krimsen/eyes+color) The interesting thing is that this article seems to talk about these discoveries as if they are new, when the article from 2009 (actually it was originally published in 2006) mentions the patient's name while this article says we only know her as cDa29.

UPDATE: I realized that "Susan Hogan" is a different person from patient cDa29, who is only referred to near the end of the original article. (i.e. Susan Hogan might be a tetrachromat, but she is not cDa29 who is mentioned, albiet not by that code, near the end of the original article.)
disease-color-blindness  genetics  science  evolution  color  eyes  eyes-vision 
june 2012 by daguti
The Growing Distrust of Science | Martin S Pribble
anti-something = This piece is not anti something, rather tagging it this way to highlight that religion is increasingly anti-science.
education  warnings  anti-something  religion  science 
may 2012 by daguti
Cheryl Hayashi: The magnificence of spider silk | Video on TED.com
creativity = Her quote at 12:08 ----> "But it's unexpected results like this that make bio-prospecting so exciting and worthwhile. It frees us from the constraints of our imagination"

I have long been a fan of using "mental exercises" for making non-linear mental leaps. Luke Williams discusses techniques like this in his book "Disruption"
video  creativity  tedtalks  biology  science 
december 2011 by daguti
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