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Pre-empt the Radiation or Die


At West Point, in a speech, President George W. Bush shared the doctrine of pre-emption with his cadets that he articulated as a countermeasure to September 11 attacks.

How Satellite TV Systems Originated


What we know as satellite tv actually had its origins in the space race which began with the launching of the satellite Sputnik by the Russians in 1957. The first communication satellite was developed and launched by a consortium of business and government entities in 1963.

Alchemy: Turning Rocks to Gold Since the Middle Ages!


Alchemy. Such a misunderstood science.

A Wake Up Call To The Scientific Community


Nature has millions of intervowen interrelationships among the numerous flora and fauna. Such relationships are the basis for the food webs and food pyramids.

Why Dont Moths Fly to the Moon?


Surely, in the days before man invented artificial light, moths would have been attracted to the only light source at night - the moon. Wouldn't they have just kept on flying until they dropped from exhaustion? In fact does this not happen today in sparsely populated areas, where the moon is still the only night-light available?Navigation Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no concrete answer - only theories.

Feb. 12 is Darwin Day -- Secular Americans Celebrate Bday of Evolution Champ


This Feb. 12 marks the 196th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth!The day has special significance for America's nearly 30 million nonreligious people.

Paternity Testing - Are You Raising Someone Elses Child?


The dawn of the DNA testBack in the 1700s, the best way to determine paternity was by a good hard look and the child, followed by a good hard look at the father. Enough coincidences and maybe a relationship could be proposed.

The Wages of Science


In the United States, Congress approved, last month, increases in the 2003 budgets of both the National Institutes of Health and National Science Foundation. America is not alone in - vainly - trying to compensate for imploding capital markets and risk-averse financiers.

The Ecology of Environmentalism


The concept of "nature" is a romantic invention. It was spun by the likes of Jean-Jacques Rousseau in the 18th century as a confabulated utopian contrast to the dystopia of urbanization and materialism.

Paper - More than Meets the Eye


We are surrounded by so much paper and card that it is easy to forget just how complex it is. There are many varieties and grades of paper materials, and whilst it is fairly easy to spot the varieties, it is far more difficult to spot the grades.

How Albert Einstein Saw Things A Little Differently


Albert Einstein had just administered an examination to an advanced class of Physics students.As he left the building, he was followed out by one of his teaching assistants.

Lets Get Dirty


There is no right way of saying this, so I'll say it the wrong way: in order to stay healthy we must stay dirty. Now, that didn't sound right, did it? Put it this way: if we all lived in sealed apartments where only the purest air was pumped in and every trace of bacteria were eliminated from our food we probably wouldn't last long when we stepped outside.

Veterinary Hematology 101; 2005 Abstract


Veterinary Hematology is more than just blood cells. Blood, highly functional and truly definitive, does much more than provide for the transport of cellular metabolites and waste products.

Divining Your Soul Number


Your Soul Number, which defines your very essence or heart's desire, is calculated using the vowels in the name that appeared on your birth certificate. This reading describes what you or another person value or want most in life.

Aliens


I am being allowed time out to raise a subject that is dear to my heart (I normally market web sites!).Is there life out there? Are we alone? How did we get here?These are the big questions.

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BARTLETT, Ill. — A teacher at a suburban high school was suspended Friday after a student was injured in a science experiment. The science teacher at Bartlett High School was reportedly showing students an experiment with liquid nitrogen. The student ...



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'Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color' Review: Vibrant From Any Angle
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All of those aspects are on view at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, in “Saturated: The Allure and Science of Color,” which explores how we perceive and use color. As visitors climb a staircase to the exhibit—which is drawn from printed ...



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Pluto's demotion ignores astronomical history
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Saluting the Upper East Tennessee Science Fair winners
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The 46th annual Upper East Tennessee Science Fair was held April 14 at East Tennessee State University's D.P. Culp University Center. The fair is co-sponsored by the Johnson City Kiwanis Club, the Eastman Foundation and ETSU. Grand prize awards are ...



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In an era when untestable ideas such as the multiverse hold sway, Michela Massimi defends science from those who think it hopelessly unmoored from physical.

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