Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice movie review – Science, faith or fairy tale, nothing can rescue this one

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Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice movie review – Science, faith or fairy tale, nothing can rescue this one Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice review – Supermen may need a bit of it all, but science, faith or fairy tale, nothing can rescue this one. Now it is officially the season of the mother. Two supermen clash in a $250 million fight, and the only hero is a woman in grey hair intermittently doing laundry and looking worried. You may cry for Diane Lane, but doing laundry may be about…

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Iru Mugan (2016)

Iru Mugan

Iru Mugan (2016) Iru Mugan (English: Two-faced) is a 2016 Indian Tamil-language science fiction action film written and directed by Anand Shankar. The film stars Vikram in dual roles, Nayantara and Nithya Menen in the lead roles, while Nassar, Thambi Ramaiah, Karunkaran and Riythvika appear in supporting roles. Having gone through several changes in pre-production of cast and producers, the film began shooting in December 2015. The film was simultaneously dubbed into Telugu as Inkokkadu and was released worldwide on 8 September 2016. In 2017, it was dubbed into Hindi as ”International Rowdy”.…

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Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious

Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious

Beyond Taste Buds: The Science of Delicious Taste receptors, volatiles, gustatory cortex: There’s more to yum than you might think. Taste Is Chemistry It begins when a food molecule touches a microscopic taste bud on the tongue. The buds hide inside papillae, the pale dots made visible here by blue food coloring. In the brain, where taste merges with other senses, it becomes the rich, personal, joyful experience that makes us long to eat. JULIE MENNELLA, A BIOLOGIST who studies the sense of taste in babies and toddlers, often records…

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Religious countries likely to perform worse in science and maths, study finds

Religious countries likely to perform worse in science and maths, study finds

Religious countries likely to perform worse in science and maths, study finds Research also finds women generally more religious than men Students in religious countries are likely to perform worse in science and maths than their more agnostic or atheist counterparts, new research has found. “Countries that are more religious score lower in educational performance,” the study’s co-author, Professor Gijsbert Stoet, told The Independent. As a result he advised that “governments that might be able to raise educational standards and so standards of living by keeping religion out of schools and out of educational policy-making.”…

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European Union science will SUFFER after Brexit, boffins claim

European Union science will SUFFER after Brexit, boffins claim

European Union science will SUFFER after Brexit, boffins claim SCIENTIFIC researchers in Britain are “being pushed” to collaborate with non-European Union countries following Brexit, in a move that could damage academic relations between the UK and Europe, experts have warned. GETTY European scientists said they wanted to continue working with their UK counterparts The consequences of Britain’s withdrawal from the union would not just be a loss for the UK’s scientific community but the continent as a whole, Ireland’s chief science adviser Mark Ferguson said.  Mr Ferguson was one of…

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Amazing science stories from 2017

Amazing science stories from 2017

Amazing science stories from 2017 From the first direct evidence for black holes, to a rocky planet circling a neighbouring star, 2016 was packed with amazing science stories. Here’s a selection. Crest of a wave Image copyrightLIGO/T. PYLE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARYImage captionArtist’s impression: The existence of gravitational waves was first proposed by Albert Einstein About a century ago, Albert Einstein proposed the existence of ripples in the fabric of space-time – as an outcome of his Theory of General Relativity. It took until February this year, however, for scientists to finally…

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Woman Has Sextuplets: The Science of Multiple Births

Woman Has Sextuplets: The Science of Multiple Births

Woman Has Sextuplets: The Science of Multiple Births A woman in Virginia recently gave birth to sextuplets, after she and her husband had tried to conceive for nearly two decades. But how does such a high-order pregnancy happen? The six babies — three boys and three girls — were born on May 11 at VCU Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia. The babies ranged in size from 1 lb., 10 ounces (0.74 kilograms) to 2 lbs., 15 ounces (1.33 kg) and required a 40-person team to coordinate the delivery. Prior to…

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Brexit barriers ‘would harm science’, say universities

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Brexit barriers ‘would harm science’, say universities Related Topics Image copyrightPAImage captionThe UK’s universities are among the biggest beneficiaries of EU research funding Barriers to research collaboration in Europe as a result of Brexit would harm scientific progress, says a group of leading UK universities. Science and research should be a priority in the talks between the UK and the EU, says the Russell Group of research intensive universities. Any barriers “would be bad for the UK and bad for Europe”, said the group’s acting director, Tim Bradshaw. His comments…

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God knows, scientists are more religious than you think

God knows, scientists are more religious than you think

God knows, scientists are more religious than you think Scientists : We all know science and religion don’t meet, right? After all, the recent  “Ham on Nye” duel between atheist Science Guy Bill Nye and creationist advocate Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis was a national sensation. We all know wrong – or mostly so, says sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund. In the land of science, it turns out, there nearly as many believers and churchgoers as there are to be found in the nation at large and many in each…

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Science and religion ‘aren’t as opposed as you’d think’: Beliefs have a similar basis regardless of which side you’re on, experts claim

Science and religion 'aren't as opposed as you'd think': Beliefs have a similar basis regardless of which side you're on, experts claim

Science and religion ‘aren’t as opposed as you’d think’: Beliefs have a similar basis regardless of which side you’re on, experts claim The debate about science and religion is usually viewed as a competition between worldviews. Research earlier this week found people suppress areas of the brain used for analytical thinking and engage the parts responsible for empathy in order to believe in god. But regardless of what side of the argument you’re on, fundamentally the reasons why you believe what you do have a similar grounding.  In fact, the…

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NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter

NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter

NASA Prepares its Science Fleet for Oct. 19 Mars Comet Encounter  Prepares :NASA’s extensive fleet of science assets, particularly those orbiting and roving Mars, have front row seats to image and study a once-in-a-lifetime comet flyby on Sunday, Oct. 19.Comet C/2013 A1, also known as comet Siding Spring, will pass within about 87,000 miles (139,500 kilometers) of the Red Planet — less than half the distance between Earth and our moon and less than one-tenth the distance of any known comet flyby of Earth. Siding Spring’s nucleus will come closest…

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What is science and technology ?

What is science and technology ?

What is science and technology ? Science and Technology is gift from Almighty Lord for this modern civilization. We live in age of science. We can see the wonders of it around us. Actually science has made our life so easy and comfortable moreover now we can not think our daily life without science. The first wonder of science is electricity and though all creation day by day opened to us by the welfare of science.         On the other hand, technology means the articulation of a craft. Technology contributes…

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ALIENS ARE ENORMOUS, SCIENCE SUGGESTS

ALIENS ARE ENORMOUS, SCIENCE SUGGESTS

ALIENS ARE ENORMOUS, SCIENCE SUGGESTS A ALIENS : new paper by cosmologist Fergus Simpson suggests other intelligent beings in the universe might be much larger than humans. Aliens, if they exist, are likely huge. At least that’s the conclusion of a new paper by cosmologist Fergus Simpson, who has estimated that the average weight of intelligent extraterrestrials would be 650 pounds (300 kilograms) or more. ET would have paled in comparison to these interstellar behemoths. The argument relies on a mathematical model that assumes organisms on other planets obey the…

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Is religion good for your health?

Is religion good for your health?

Is religion good for your health? Science and religion, anyone? Come now, stifle those yawns. A paper published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B this week claims to offer a fresh perspective, with the startling suggestion that religion is a way to protect us from disease. The general idea behind this theory — that religion is mainly a social construct — is actually much older than the authors, Corey Fincher and Randy Thornhill of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, acknowledge. It harks back to classic works by…

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Science of ‘Arrival’: If Aliens Call, Does Humanity Have a Plan?

Science of ‘Arrival’: If Aliens Call, Does Humanity Have a Plan?

Science of ‘Arrival’: If Aliens Call, Does Humanity Have a Plan? The science fiction movie “Arrival,” which opened in theaters this month, poses tantalizing questions about how humans might make contact — and eventually communicate — with intelligent aliens. The much-hyped film has renewed people’s interest in the search for intelligent life elsewhere in the universe. But what would happen if humans really did make contact with an intelligent alien civilization? If E.T. calls, is there a plan? The answer is yes, and no, said astronomer Seth Shostak, who leads…

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What’s the difference between science and religion? Thoughts about indigenous knowledge systems

What’s the difference between science and religion? Thoughts about indigenous knowledge systems

What’s the difference between science and religion? Thoughts about indigenous knowledge systems Difference Several of our anthropology research team members just came from a lecture by Prof Sandra Harding from UCLA on different science and knowledge systems, which was really inspiring. It was part of an Indigenous Knowledge Systems Workshop here at the Arctic Centre, the other keynote lecturers being Elina Helander Renvall and Suvi Ronkainen. Harding placed her thoughts on different epistemologies in the framework of postcolonial science studies, starting out with one of the most fatal western misconceptions: that…

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Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe?

Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe?

Top Trumped: what does the US election mean for science and Europe? Trumped : Research communities search for positive signs amid science policy uncertainty. Trumped : It’s safe to say that Donald Trump’s election has blown a cold wind through the science world. Europe in particular, still reeling from Brexit, is gazing across the pond feeling increasingly uneasy. Trump has tweeted that vaccinations are linked to autism and that lightbulbs can cause cancer. More worryingly, that global warming is based on faulty science and manipulated data. This has lead to…

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Mind-Reading Babies, a Double-Arm Transplant and More

Mind-Reading Babies, a Double-Arm Transplant and More

Mind-Reading Babies, a Double-Arm Transplant and More Studying the infant brain. From the book:  “Raising America: Experts, Parents and a Century of Advice About Children” by Ann Hulbert. CreditCharles A. Nelson Lab, University of Minnesota Wednesday in Science, babies who know what’s on your mind, a sinkhole in China, coral reefs in crisis and a soldier who can now talk with his hands. Check out these and other headlines from around the Web. Baby Mind Readers: Even babies as young as 1 ½ can guess what other people are thinking,…

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Challenged :Why People Shut Down When Their Political Beliefs Are Challenged

Why People Shut Down When Their Political Beliefs Are Challenged

Challenged :Why People Shut Down When Their Political Beliefs Are Challenged Challenged : When it comes to politics, why can’t we all just get along? New brain imaging research offers a rather alarming neurological explanation. As we’ve repeatedly seen in this divisive post-election season, political beliefs are so deeply entrenched in the psyche that people will often defend them even in the face of overwhelming opposition and counterevidence. A University of Southern California study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that challenging someone’s political beliefs activates brain areas that are involved…

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