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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