Science Information

What is Science?


Students often ask; "What exactly is science?" Professors explain by discussing theories, proofs, laws of physics, observations, duplication of results, etc.. Professors often pull rank on students when they argue a point with the professor on extending the professors definition of science. When this occurs the professor indicates to the student; "You obviously do not know what science is" they quickly tell the student.

Having had this scenario play over and over again, it would appear that those professors want to keep science for themselves. If they cannot answer a question or do not know the answer they will simply say; "that is not science" or "that is pseudo science" thus alleviating them the responsibility of answering the question. This is interesting indeed.

I have often thought; "science does not know what science is!" Science is not condemning another who caries a different perspective, science is not character assonating another in a primate political way to put forth their ideas or concepts over another. Since is not attacking someone's concept because it does not match with what another was taught, science is not publish or perish over real breakthroughs. Science is not who publishes first or whose name is attached. Science is not engineering. Science is not denying a theory until you can prove it is not possible. Science is not rhetoric, that is politics.

Although in observing all the above discussion about what science is not and it appears that in the "real" world of science one observing these behaviors might perceive it to be just that. But such social interaction which actually occurs in science is not science at all, unless you call it "social science" but most scientists claim that is not a real science and if so why don't they practice what they preach and dump the rhetoric? What all these scientists and professor's are doing is not science, it is disgusting.

I think I enjoy the comments on this subject by Bill Bryson, Matt Ridley, Stephen Wolfram and recently Michael Crieghton in his book "Fear." In any case all you scientists out there need to dump the BS and get busy propelling the human race and forwarding the progression of the species, you are not fooling me and many are simply getting quite tired of games. Think on that why don't you?

"Lance Winslow" - If you have innovative thoughts and unique perspectives, come think with Lance; http://www.WorldThinkTank.net/wttbbs


MORE RESOURCES:
Neutron Stars and Other "Outrageous" Objects and Adventures in Science  Scientific American

“The most outrageous object that most people have never heard of,” as one scientist calls it, is the subject of our cover story—and, to my mind at least, such ...


Why sparks fly when you microwave grapes  Science Magazine

Physicists burned out 12 microwaves putting this trick to the test.


Ancient humans hunted monkeys for tens of thousands of years  Science Magazine

If you picture early humans dining, you likely imagine them sitting down to a barbecue of mammoth, aurochs, and giant elk meat. But in the rainforests of Sri ...


Want to get a politician to listen to science? Here's some advice  Science Magazine

WAHSINGTON, D.C.--Present both sides. Disclose conflicts of interest. And make sure you catch them at just the right time. Those are some of the best tips to get ...


How secret, late-night experiments transformed two scientists into master cartoonists  Science Magazine

Washington, D.C.—Five years ago, two scientists in two labs separated by thousands of miles started staying late and working weekends to conduct secret ...


The Confounding Climate Science of Lab-Grown Meat  WIRED

The assumption goes that lab-grown meat will drastically reduce emissions of beef production. But you know what they say about assumptions...


Teach Science Process Over Findings  Scientific American

Seismologist and policy advisor Lucy Jones says science education needs to teach how science works more than just what it finds out. Full Transcript. “I think we ...


Youths discover Science Day at Lake Metroparks' Environmental Learning Center  News-Herald.com

With no school scheduled on Presidents Day, hundreds of local youths still took advantage of learning about everything from the physics of flight to basic ...


Open Science, Open Source and R  Linux Journal

Free software will save psychology from the Replication Crisis. "Study reveals that a lot of psychology research really is just 'psycho-babble'".—The Independent ...


California students may not be ready for new science test  EdSource

Next month California students will start to be tested on the state's new science standards for the first time, but with little instruction in the subject in elementary ...


Plastics reach remote pristine environments, scientists say  The Guardian

Scientists have warned about the impact of plastic pollution in the most pristine corners of the world after discovering chemical additives in birds' eggs in the ...


Nuclear Museum to host 'Science is Everywhere' Spring Day camp  KRQE News 13

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History tells the story of the Atomic Age, from early development to today's peaceful uses.


Statistician: Machine Learning Is Causing A "Crisis in Science"  Futurism

A statistician is warning that scientists are leaning on machine learning algorithms to find patterns in data where none exist.


Hooked on Science: The air we breathe  WPSD Local 6

How clean is the air you and your family are breathing? It's a good question, especially if you suffer from breathing problems. That's why, our “Science Guy” ...


Hearts & Science Names Annalect North American Chief Executive Erin Matts as New U.S. CEO  Adweek

Omnicom Media Group's data-driven media agency Hearts & Science has appointed Erin Matts to U.S. CEO, effective immediately. The appointment comes after ...


Fabric the reinforcer  EurekAlert

Scientists from the National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" have tested experimental composite materials for aircraft brakes, developed by PJSC ...


Scientists identify atomic structure of catalytically active copper-ceria interface  EurekAlert

Recently, Dr. ZHOU Yan and Prof. SHEN Wenjie at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and their collaborators ...


Study blames YouTube for rise in number of Flat Earthers  The Guardian

Researchers believe they have identified the prime driver for a startling rise in the number of people who think the Earth is flat: Google's video-sharing site, ...


White House science chief: ‘We don’t really have a clue’ about number of AI researchers  Federal News Network

Kelvin Droegemeier, the new head of the White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy, says the United States lacks clear answers to basic questions ...


7 ways that Imperial is fusing science and fashion | Imperial News  Imperial College London

LONDON FASHION WEEK - With London Fashion Week in full swing, we take a look at how Imperial is using science to invent the fashion of the future.


On Itchiness in Science Writing  Scientific American

Over the years that I've written pieces here at Scientific American I've only very occasionally talked about the process of writing about science, since there have ...


Super Awesome Science Show recap: evolving rhythms  Global News

This week's podcast explores a golden moment in music history with one of Canada's most notable experts on the topic: Alan Cross.


AAAS: Machine learning 'causing science crisis'  BBC News

Machine-learning techniques used by thousands of scientists to analyse data are producing results that are misleading and often completely wrong.


Inferring Earth's discontinuous chemical layering from the 660-kilometer boundary topography  Science Magazine

The boundaries between rocks with different physical properties in Earth's interior come from either a change in crystal structure or a change in chemical ...


Can Big Science Be Too Big?  The New York Times

A new study finds that small teams of researchers do more innovative work than large teams do.


Reality check: Can cat poop cause mental illness?  Science Magazine

Science breaks down the evidence on the link between Toxoplasma gondii and mental illness.


PPG Foundation Invests More Than $700000 in Science, Engineering Programs at 11 US Universities in 2018  Associated Press

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 19, 2019--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation completed grants totaling $715,000 to 11 U.S. ...


Scientists Developed an AI So Advanced They Say It's Too Dangerous to Release  ScienceAlert

A group of computer scientists once backed by Elon Musk has caused some alarm by developing an advanced artificial intelligence (AI) they say is too ...


Rookies lead the way on House science panel  Science Magazine

A major perk of being the majority party in the U.S. Congress is getting to fill the leadership slots on every committee. For several new Democratic legislators, ...


Scientists in Ireland glean fascinating insight into solar storms  The Irish Times

Findings may enable accurate forecasting of when bursts set to occur and impact on Earth.


Scientists figure out how click beetles jump without using legs  Sky News

Click beetles are an unusual insect species, capable of launching themselves from ground with more than eight times the acceleration of a space shuttle - and ...


Ultraviolet light could provide a powerful new source of green fuel  Science Magazine

Methanol—a colorless liquid that can be made from agricultural waste—has long been touted as a green alternative to fossil fuels. But it's toxic and only has half ...


Darpa Wants to Solve Science’s Reproducibility Crisis With AI  WIRED

Social science has an image problem—too many findings don't hold up. A new project will crank through 30000 studies to try to identify red flags.


No strings attached: This levitating lamp uses science to defy gravity  Digital Trends

Created by Italian design studio idea3D, the Levia lamp is a cool industrial-looking lamp which boasts a levitating bulb. Looking for a table light that will dazzle ...


Dinosaur BREAKTHROUGH: How scientists found 77-million-year-old Brachylophosaurus INTACT  Express.co.uk

Nate Murphy is a high-profile fossil hunter and former curator of palaeontology at the Phillips County Museum in Malta, US. In 2001, he uncovered a mummified ...


Double-negative-index ceramic aerogels for thermal superinsulation  Science Magazine

Aerogels hold promise as lightweight replacements for thermal insulation. However, poor mechanical stability has hampered progress in moving toward ...


Gene therapy could treat rare brain disorder in unborn babies  The Guardian

Doctors could use Crispr tool to inject benign virus into foetus's brain to 'switch on' key genes.


High-tide flooding disrupts local economic activity  Science Advances

Evaluation of observed sea level rise impacts to date has emphasized sea level extremes, such as those from tropical cyclones. Far less is known about the ...


Great white shark genome decoded: Huge genome reveals sequence adaptations in key wound healing and genome stability genes tied to cancer protection  Science Daily

In a major scientific step to understand the biology of this iconic apex predator and sharks in general, the entire genome of the white shark has now been ...


A free science factory is coming to WAFI  Time Out Dubai

Science is the coolest, and newest, type of edutainment to take over kiddie world, and WAFI will be hosting an interactive exhibition for families which will ...


Political Incompetence and Questionable Science  American Thinker

How should we treat the political opponents of President Trump, who argue that Trump is Putin's puppet, and that he will be in prison no later than next Monday?


How 18th-Century Writers Created the Genre of Popular Science  Smithsonian.com

French writers such as Voltaire and Bernard le Bovier de Fontenelle helped shape the Enlightenment with stories of science.


How mindfulness meditation works — and changes the brain's architecture  ABC News

It's touted as a pain reliever, and a way to reduce anxiety and bolster cognitive performance, but mindfulness meditation also physically changes the brain.


Pixar Story: Learn about the science and technology of animated films at new OMSI exhibit  OregonLive

Starting Feb. 23, OMSI hosts “The Science Behind Pixar,” an exhibit about the science and technology of Pixar films.


Meet DeepSqueak, an algorithm built to decode ultrasonic rat squeaks  The Verge

Researchers built software that can automatically process ultrasonic rat squeaks. We invited a rat into our studio to test it out.


White House science adviser's first speech leaves scientists with questions  Chemistry World

Delivering his first speech as President Trump's White House science adviser on 15 February, atmospheric scientist Kelvin Droegemeier said science and ...


Radar reveals a second potential impact crater under Greenland's ice  Science Magazine

Just months after revealing an impact crater the size of Washington, D.C., buried under the ice of northwestern Greenland, a team of scientists has discovered ...


'Making this up:' Study says oilsands assessments marred by weak science  National Post

EDMONTON — Dozens of oilsands environmental impact studies are marred by inconsistent science that's rarely subjected to independent checks, says a ...


Dynamic gating of infrared radiation in a textile  Science Magazine

Textiles trap infrared radiation, which helps keep us warm in cold weather. Of course, in hot weather, this is less desirable. Zhang et al. constructed an ...


In Roundup Case, the Science Will Go on Trial First  The Wall Street Journal

A federal judge in a Roundup cancer trial later this month has divided the case so jurors can focus first solely on the science and then, only if they find the ...


Star Trek–like replicator creates entire objects in minutes  Science Magazine

A Star Trek–like replicator has arrived, but don't expect it to synthesize a cup of Earl Grey tea (hot) on the spot. Researchers have come up with a new 3D ...


Neanderthals could have been long-distance killers  Science Magazine

Neanderthals were dangerous—even at a distance. A new study suggests they might have been able to nail prey with their pointy spears from up to 20 meters ...


Science being ‘debunked:’ Why are some countries making a vaccine U-turn?  Q13 News Seattle

(CNN) — More than a century before Facebook, anti-vaccination campaigners had another method for spreading their message — an eye-catching march ...


Measles cases have tripled in Europe, fueled by Ukrainian outbreak  Science Magazine

Measles cases more than tripled across Europe in 2018, and one country drove much of the surge: Ukraine. Nearly 83,000 cases of measles were reported in ...


Pictionary-playing computer connects to humans' 'deep thoughts'  Science Magazine

For decades, scientists have sought to give computers common sense—a basic understanding of the world that lets humans navigate everything from ...


Scientist behind CRISPR twins sharply criticized in government probe, loses job  Science Magazine

He Jiankui, the Chinese researcher who claimed to have edited the genomes of twin baby girls in a heritable way—and earned widespread condemnation for ...


Stonehenge mystery CRACKED: Archeologists unearth stones’ EXACT quarry  Express.co.uk

STONEHENGE'S iconic pillars were dragged hundreds of miles over land to the mysterious Salisbury site, a scientist has claimed.


NASA picks mission to make all-sky infrared map  Science Magazine

NASA has just given the green light to a mission that will study multiple eras of cosmic history, from the earliest fractions of a second after the big bang to ...


How to feed the world by 2050? Recent breakthrough boosts plant growth by 40 percent  Science Daily

Recent advances to address hunger through agricultural advancement have been shown to boost crop growth by 40 percent by creating a shortcut for a glitch ...


Researchers hung men on a cross and added blood in bid to prove Turin Shroud is real  Science Magazine

In an attempt to prove that the Turin Shroud—a strip of linen that some people believe was used to wrap Jesus's body after his crucifixion and carries the image ...


Meet the geek behind Egypt's hit online science show  BBC News

How Ahmed El Ghandour's love of science led to an online show watched by millions of Egyptians.


Caster Semenya arrives for landmark case that will challenge science and gender politics  CBC.ca

Caster Semenya, the two-time Olympic 800-metre champion from South Africa didn't take questions as she arrived at the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Monday ...


Space magnet homes in on clue to dark matter  Science Magazine

A costly and controversial space-based cosmic ray detector has found possible signs of dark matter, the invisible stuff thought to supply most of the universe's ...


The Women Who Contributed to Science but Were Buried in Footnotes  The Atlantic

In a new study, researchers uncovered female programmers who made important but unrecognized contributions to genetics.


Can Science Fiction Predict the Future of Technology?  JSTOR Daily

Science fiction isn't limited to predicting tech developments: It's more broadly concerned with imagining possible futures, or alternative presents.


Shedding light on the science of auroral breakups: Scientists study the energetic particles behind stunning light show  Science Daily

Scientists have quantitatively confirmed how energetic an auroral breakup can be. Using a combination of cutting-edge ground-based technology and new ...


Black hole WARNING: How 'human body could be RIPPED APART by spaghettification'  Express.co.uk

A SCIENTIST warned how in the event of Earth being swallowed by a black hole, the human body would be completely ripped apart in a process known as ...


A surface gravity traverse on Mars indicates low bedrock density at Gale crater  Science Magazine

Gravimetry—the measurement of tiny changes in gravitational fields—can be used to weigh mountains. Large-scale gravimetric mapping can be done from orbit, ...


Yellowstone volcano: Scientist's 'BIBLICAL' warning over WORLDWIDE impact revealed  Express.co.uk

THE YELLOWSTONE volcano could bring about “biblical” implications for up to six years if it was to erupt again in the future, a geophysicist warned during a ...


Bug bombs don't get rid of bugs, study suggests  Science Magazine

In the United States alone, we spend more than $2.5 billion a year trying to rid our homes of cockroaches and other pests—but a new study says some of us may ...


Update: NASA declares end of Opportunity's mission  Science Magazine

*Update, 13 February, 2:10 p.m.: After more than a thousand attempts to revive the Opportunity rover, including a final unanswered command last night, NASA ...


Five Things High Schoolers Need To Know More Than Computer Science  Forbes

A recent opinion piece in the New York Times discussed how the College Board is pushing for students to focus on mastering “two codes” — computer science ...


Teen zebra finches seek moms' approval for their new tunes  Science Magazine

It's hard to imagine a teen asking his mother for approval on anything. But a new study shows that male zebra finches—colorful songbirds with complex ...


Fake news on Twitter during the 2016 U.S. presidential election  Science Magazine

There was a proliferation of fake news during the 2016 election cycle. Grinberg et al. analyzed Twitter data by matching Twitter accounts to specific voters to ...


Evidence mounts that gut bacteria can influence mood, prevent depression  Science Magazine

Of all the many ways the teeming ecosystem of microbes in a person's gut and other tissues might affect health, its potential influences on the brain may be the ...


Is tourism endangering these giant lizards?  Science Magazine

Partial shutdown of Indonesia's Komodo National Park is unnecessary, scientists say.


The 2018 rift eruption and summit collapse of Kīlauea Volcano  Science Magazine

The Kīlauea Volcano on the island of Hawai'i erupted for 3 months in 2018. Neal et al. present a summary of the eruption sequence along with a variety of ...


Linking a mutation to survival in wild mice  Science Magazine

Evolution, at its core, involves changes in the frequency of alleles subject to natural selection. But identifying the target of selection can be difficult. Barrett et al.


The quest for quasicrystals is a physics adventure tale  Science News

When Paul Steinhardt made a discovery that he had been working toward for more than 20 years, he did not cry “Eureka!” On that winter morning in the lab in ...


Watch a maggot 'fountain' devour a pizza in 2 hours  Science Magazine

If you've got the stomach for it, you can watch 10,000 maggots demolish the above pizza in 2 hours. Now, scientists have a better sense of how these fly larvae ...


A 25% pay raise? That's not nearly enough, young Indian scientists say  Science Magazine

NEW DELHI—In response to months of protests and marches, the Indian government announced yesterday that it will give early-career scientists raises of up to ...


Numerical cognition in honeybees enables addition and subtraction  Science Advances

Many animals understand numbers at a basic level for use in essential tasks such as foraging, shoaling, and resource management. However, complex ...


Female human body blocks weak sperm, scientists find  The Guardian

For millions of sperm it is the end of the road. Scientists have found evidence that the female reproductive tract is shaped in such a way that stops poor swimmers ...


Ancient Earth rock found on the moon  Science Magazine

What may be the oldest-known Earth rock has turned up in a surprising place: the moon. A 2-centimeter chip embedded in a larger rock collected by Apollo ...


Gum disease–causing bacteria could spur Alzheimer's  Science Magazine

Poor oral health is a risk factor for Alzheimer's disease. What's not clear is whether gum disease causes the disorder or is merely a result—many patients with ...


This Spider Has Been Dead For 110 Million Years, But Its Eyes Still Shine in The Dark  ScienceAlert

Soft, squishy, ancient spiders are hard to investigate - they don't fossilise as easily as bones or exoskeletons. So you can imagine how excited researchers were ...


A loud quasi-periodic oscillation after a star is disrupted by a massive black hole  Science Magazine

When a star passes close to a massive black hole (MBH), it is ripped apart by the strong tidal forces. As the resulting debris falls toward the MBH, it heats up, ...


Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring, food inspection and night vision  Science Daily

Scientists have developed dozens of new graphene-based prototypes. These technologies aim to turn mobile phones into life saving devices.


Nasa confirms Mars rover Opportunity is dead  The Guardian

Robot the size of a golf buggy has sent data to Earth for 15 years but fell silent eight months ago and Nasa says mission is complete.


Scientists Are Revealing The Weirdest Thing They've Done For Science, And They're Brilliant  IFLScience

Scientists are sharing on Twitter the weirdest things they've done in the name of science, offering up a fascinating glimpse into what scientists consider.


These researchers swallowed Legos for science  Science News for Students

Parents rush to the hospital every day after their kids swallow toys. To calm their fears, six brave doctors swallowed Legos for science.


Former PARI changes name to show new emphasis on science education  WLOS

According to a press release. the former Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute (PARI), is now The Learning Center at PARI. The moves signifies an emphasis ...


At many river deltas, scientists are missing a major source of sea level rise  Science Magazine

For coastal communities, the sea level rise propelled by melting ice and warming oceans is bad enough. But people living on the soft, compressible sediments of ...


Characterizing mutagenic effects of recombination through a sequence-level genetic map  Science Magazine

Genetic recombination is an essential process in generating genetic diversity. Recombination occurs both through the shuffling of maternal and paternal ...


'The Darling will die': Scientists say mass fish kill due to over-extraction and drought  The Guardian

Australian Academy of Science panel says urgent steps needed to restore flows.


How Many Push-Ups You Can Do Could Predict Your Risk of Heart Disease  ScienceAlert

Scientists have identified what they think could be a simple, practical test to predict people's heart health, and it's about as quick as saying, "Drop and give me ...


The surprising reason why some Latin Americans have light skin  Science Magazine

Walk down a busy street in most Latin American cities today and you'll see a palette of skin colors from dark brown to sepia to cream. For 500 years, people have ...


Yellowstone volcano ERUPTION: Monster blast will ‘TEAR OUT guts from America’  Express.co.uk

YELLOWSTONE volcano is a dormant monster waiting to erupt and violently tear America apart just like Godzilla, a prominent scientist has warned.


New molecules reverse memory loss linked to depression, aging  Science Daily

New therapeutic molecules show promise in reversing the memory loss linked to depression and aging. These molecules not only rapidly improve symptoms, ...


Twitter rolls out new advertising rules to fight political misinformation - Science News  ABC News

Political ads will be labelled, and advertisers must prove they are in Australia under new rules Twitter is rolling out to fight election interference.


home | site map | Xray Photography
© 2006