It's Time To Get The Facts Straight About Stem...
Type “stem cell treatments” into Google and you’ll find yourself inundated with invitations to fancy clinics in faraway places. Apparently, these “miracle cures” can help with everything from incontinence to autism. But dig a little deeper, and what you find may surprise you. In the future, stem cells may hold the key to treating some of mankind’s most...
The "Kardashian" as a scientific unit of measure →
jtotheizzoe: Ethan Zuckerman offers an innovative idea to quantify attention paid to various things on the internet. The unit of measure? The amount of attention Kim Kardashian gets in one day. As he explains: The Kardashian mentions how much attention is paid, not how much attention is deserved, so naming the unit after someone who is famous for being famous seems appropriate. Should the unit...
Happy Birthday, Electron!
Electrons rule our world, but not so long ago they were only an idea. This month marks the 120th anniversary of a profound and influential creation, the electron theory of Dutch physicist Hendrik Antoon Lorentz. His electron was not merely a hypothesized elementary particle; it was the linchpin of an ambitious theory of nature. Today physicists are accustomed to the notion that a complete...
Talk Nerdy To Me: A real-life corpse reanimator?
Giovanni Aldini may not be a household name, but his contributions to science cannot be ignored. Neither can his macabre demonstrations of the power of electricity on the human body. Aldini was a real-life “mad scientist,” and it’s rumored that Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” was based on his life. Click here to watch the video: http://huff.to/Jh05ud
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