"Shocking" Greenland Ice Melt: Global Warming or Just Heat Wave?

Jul 26, 2012 by

Nearly the entire ice sheet surface was slush after a few days this month—the fastest melt yet seen by satellites. What does it mean? After just a few days of intense melting this month, nearly the entire of the surface of Greenland’s massive ice sheet had turned to slush, NASA images show—the fastest thaw rate [...]

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Federal agencies kick off $132 million effort to create 'human on a chip'

Jul 26, 2012 by

Many medications and treatments, even after years of research, fail in the final phase of review — when they’re actually tested in humans. Despite having performed well in the lab, in mice, and perhaps in closer human analogues like monkeys, drugs occasionally turn out to be ineffective or toxic when used by the humans they’re [...]

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The Bond: Connecting Through the Space Between Us

Jul 06, 2012 by

Most of us in the developed world live with an atomized view of the world and lack the ability to perceive the subtle connection between things. We train ourselves to perceive the world as a load of individual and separate objects and categories of objects or separate ideas. We’re looking for the central element in [...]

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Humans sending reply to possible alien message

Jul 03, 2012

If you have anything to say to aliens, now is the time, but its not sure whether it will reach them or not.The Wow! signal, a mysterious radio transmission detected in 1977 that may or may not have come from extraterrestrials, is finally getting a response from humanity. Anyone can contribute his or her two [...]

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The War on Poverty: $15 Trillion and Nothing to Show for It

Jun 27, 2012

Fifteen trillion dollars: That’s how much American taxpayers have forked over in the name of helping the poor since 1964. And what do we have to show for it? A poverty rate that has barely budged, an entrenched bureaucracy, and a population — like that of Greece and Portugal, two welfare-state basket cases — increasingly [...]

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How to Copy the Great Mineral Waters of Europe At Home

Jun 16, 2012

“If you’re serious about drinking water, you probably want to add CO2 to it—the bubbles of the gas add a sensory perk and light up some of the same receptors in our brains as mustard oil and wasabi. That done, move on to blowing everyone’s mind by simulating the finest effervescent mineral waters in the [...]

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Massive solar flare in March unleashed a record

Jun 15, 2012

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A massive flare that exploded from the solar surface in March unleashed the highest-energy light ever seen during a sun eruption, scientists say.   On March 7, the sun let loose a massive X5.4 solar flare during its biggest outburst in five years. NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope saw an unusually long-lasting [...]

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How The Last Transit of Venus in Our Lifetime Will Help Find Other Planets

Jun 04, 2012

Tomorrow, skywatchers the world over will look up to behold a strange sight witnessed just seven times in the past five centuries. The last transit of Venus until 2117 is an occasion for astronomical celebration and historic import — we’ll be watching something the greatest astronomers of any age have traveled the world to see. [...]

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Extrasensory Arts: Do Musical and Artistic Abilities Increase Psychic Potential?

May 22, 2012

What is it about the artistic mind that seems to allow the more remote and esoteric aspects of existence to shimmer through the cracks in our reality?   Far more often than not, it seems that individuals who are gifted in the arts claim to be more spiritual and—to put it bluntly—psychically attuned. See it [...]

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Quantum Microphone Puts Naked-Eye Object in 2 Places at Once

May 15, 2012

“This is a milestone,” says Wojciech Zurek, a theorist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. “It confirms what many of us believe, but some continue to resist—that our universe is ‘quantum to the core’.” See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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