'Science' Archive

Mouse brain simulated on computer

April 30th, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Mouse brain simulated on computer

US researchers have simulated half a virtual mouse brain on a supercomputer. The scientists ran a "cortical simulator" that was as big and as complex as half ...

Scientists to build robot society

April 26th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Science / Comments Off on Scientists to build robot society

Scientists in Dundee have announced plans to create a "robot village" in an effort to learn how different cultures emerge in society. The University of Abertay's four-year ...

Film on Global Warming Is Challenged

April 25th, 2007 / Energy Transition, Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Film on Global Warming Is Challenged

"The Great Global Warming Swindle" aired on British television in March and is coming out soon on DVD. It argues that man-made emissions have a marginal impact on the world's ...

Quantum physics says goodbye to reality

April 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Quantum physics says goodbye to reality

Some physicists are uncomfortable with the idea that all individual quantum events are innately random. This is why many have proposed more complete theories, which suggest that events are at ...

Supernaturalism Is an Admission of Defeat

April 24th, 2007 / Newswire, Psychology, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Supernaturalism Is an Admission of Defeat

Science has been accused of being biased towards naturalism. That’s a fair accusation. The question one should ask, however, is not whether science has a naturalistic bias, but rather whether ...

The Dawkins Delusion

April 19th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / 1 comment

While many Americans know Oxford professor and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins for The Selfish Gene, the 1976 science bestseller that portrayed all life as a struggle to propagate DNA, they ...

Charles Simonyi, sponsor of Dawkins, flies to ISS

April 9th, 2007 / Newswire, Religion, Science / Comments Off on Charles Simonyi, sponsor of Dawkins, flies to ISS

Charles Simonyi, the American who shelled out $20-25 million to be the world's fifth paying private space traveler.

Large Hadron Collider Magnets Fail

March 31st, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Large Hadron Collider Magnets Fail

On Tuesday, March 27, there was a serious failure in a high-pressure test at CERN of a Fermilab-built "inner-triplet" series of three quadrupole magnets in the tunnel of the ...

Heavy metal 'a comfort for the bright child'

March 21st, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Heavy metal 'a comfort for the bright child'

Researchers found that, far from being a sign of delinquency and poor academic ability, many adolescent "metalheads" are extremely bright and often use the music to help them deal with ...

Theoretical is far more satisfying than 'supernatural'

March 20th, 2007 / Newswire, Science / Comments Off on Theoretical is far more satisfying than 'supernatural'

A fiendishly complicated mathematical challenge has finally been conquered by mathematicians. The team has exhaustively explored an esoteric 248-dimension structure called E8 and the results take up ...

Finding the Missing Links

December 22nd, 2006 / Science / 2 comments

New DNA sequencing technique finds another "missing link" in the evolutionary chain. The discovery of the smallest ever microbes puts a further squeeze on I.D.iot dreams of shooting down the ...

Awe and Wonder

October 2nd, 2006 / Science / 11 comments

To those who say matter and physical life has no meaning and does not inspire awe: Watch this video of human cellular processes in action. The wonder of life is ...

More Astrology Follies

August 30th, 2006 / Critical Thought, Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Science / 12 comments

I'm highly skeptical of your claims about astrology, and I can cite multiple sources of double-blind tests showing that astrological readings fail utterly to predict anything about human beings or ...

Artificial Intelligence

July 14th, 2006 / Podcasts, Science / 3 comments

Published originally as an answer to the following question for Vox Populi 14: 2. Do you think that artificial intelligences will one day be made as intelligent as human brains? ...

Questioning Science - The Believer's Dodge

May 18th, 2006 / Religion, Science / 7 comments

One of the primary tools in the arsenal of the relativist is to question scientific integrity. Since the physical universe is stubbornly resistant to subjective modification, relativists and irrational believers ...