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Is Your Brain Really Necessary?


The reason for the apparently absurd question in the title is the remarkable research conducted at the University of Sheffield by neurology professor the late Dr. John Lorber.

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Science Magazine

Spider silk is five times stronger than steel—now, scientists know why
Science Magazine
The next time you brush aside a spiderweb, you might want to meditate on its delicate strength—if human-size, it would be tough enough to snag a jetliner. Now, scientists know just how these silken strands get their power: through thousands of even ...



New York Times

'Enough Is Enough': Science, Too, Has a Problem With Harassment
New York Times
At 71, she still remembers an unwanted sexual remark from a graduate-school professor she had sought out for advice on her astrophysics research. And over the last few years, she has listened to stories — so many stories — shared by younger ...

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New York Times

Some Good News, and a Hard Truth, About Science
New York Times
Would the contents of that first Science Times have cheered the Prince? Some headlines, such as “Sociologists Plumb the Secrets of Compatibility” and “Turning the Other Cheek, A Psychological View,” promised an optimistic take on human nature. Others ...

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New York Times

'Mystery Science Theater 3000' at 30: Still Talking Back to the Screen
New York Times
A schlub and some robots riffing on bad movies didn't necessarily sound like a recipe for longevity when “Mystery Science Theater 3000” debuted on Minneapolis-St. Paul's KTMA in 1988. But 30 years later, that ingenious B-movie spoof is still going ...

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Science News

How Twitter bots get people to spread fake news
Science News
In that case, bots bombarded influential human users — both for and against independence — with inflammatory content meant to exacerbate the political divide, researchers report online November 20 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Forbes

What Does The Future Hold For Network Science?
Forbes
Answer by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi, Professor of Network Science and author of The Formula, on Quora: Many disciplines are recognizing that the interconnectedness of the problems that they are dealing with is the essence of their challenge. Hence they ...

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Forbes

AI Is Compelling, But AI And Data Science Operations Must Improve
Forbes
Today's AI workflow has data scientists doing a great deal of iterative experimentation. Specifically, data scientists work with different versions of their training and test data, different machine learning algorithms, and different parameter values ...



Business Insider

The weird science behind 10 animal feet
Business Insider
Dr. Nina Schaller, an expert on the ostrich locomotor system, wrote for the European journal, Science in School, that the majority of the ostrich's "leg musculature [is] located very high on the thigh bone and hip, whereas the lower swinging elements ...

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GQ Magazine

Climate Science Denial Is Killing Us
GQ Magazine
... fundamentally at odds with the worldview they espouse. These are the terrible consequences of decades of embedded science-denialism within the conservative movement: As the world burns, all its most powerful person can think to do is buy more rakes.

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Inside Higher Ed (blog)

The Grad Activist: Resources for Science Advocacy
Inside Higher Ed (blog)
500 Women Scientists is a grassroots organization that was formed in 2016. The movement began with an open letter re-affirming scientists' commitment to speak up for science and for women, minorities, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA.


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