Monday, August 28, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
Look, it's the baby Jesus
Thursday, August 24, 2006
There you got it!
- Sartre, J. P.
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Blood on the tracks
David Hume wrote that reason is a ``slave to the emotions." But new
research suggests that in our moral decision-making, reason and emotion
duke it out within the mind.
Research finds 'unique human DNA'
which appears to play a central role in giving humans their unique
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Maths genius declines top prize
solved one of the hardest problems in mathematics, has declined one of
the discipline's top awards.
"Dark matter" is real: scientists
evidence of the existence of "dark matter," a little-understood
substance with a huge influence on gravity, the team's leader said on
Uh, what kind of gods are these again?
their fields in west Nepal, hoping to appease the gods and get some
much needed rain, a newspaper report said Sunday
Irish tech firm throws down "free energy" gauntlet
DUBLIN (Reuters) - An Irish technology firm issued a
challenge to the world's scientific community on Friday to give
its verdict on technology it says smashes one of the basic laws
of physics by producing "free energy."
Dublin-based Steorn said it had placed an advertisement in
The Economist magazine seeking 12 top physicists to examine the
technology -- based on the interaction of magnetic fields --
and publish their results.
"We fully accept there is going to be cynicism surrounding
this but what we're saying to the world of science is come and
prove us wrong," said Steorn Chief Executive Sean McCarthy.
"The answer to the question we're posing is too big not to
look," he added.
The concept of "free energy" -- which contradicts the first
law of thermodynamics that in layman's terms states you cannot
get more energy out than you put in -- has divided the
scientific community for centuries.
The Internet is awash with claims to have cracked the
problem using magnets, coils and even crystals.
McCarthy, a founder of Steorn in 2000, said the company
discovered the technology while using magnets to try to devise
more efficient wind generators and had spent the past three
years developing it.
"We put in a small amount of mechanical energy and we get a
large amount out ... but until this thing is validated by
science we won't be doing anything commercial with it," he
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Verden har flere overvægtige end underernærede
Why Scientists Shouldn't Be Surprised by the Popularity of Intelligent Design
Perspectives from PsychologyThe main obstacle standing in the way of the public's acceptance of evolutionary
theory is not a dearth of common sense. Instead, it is the public's erroneous belief that
common sense is a reliable guide to evaluating the natural world.
Medical 'Miracles' Not Supported by Evidence
is a newsroom cliche. It means a situation in which a person makes an
unexpected recovery despite great odds or a pessimistic prognosis.
Laws of nature
But does theconcept of “intelligent design” have validity as an alternative to evolution? Three new books look beyond the rhetoric.