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march for science set for april 22nd


that hoped-for protest against president trump's anti-science policies? it's on. the newly-named march for science is now slated to take place on april 22nd -- appropriately, earth day -- in both washington, dc and ellite protests worldwide. the d...






march for science set for april 22nd


if you're interested, you can register for updates in your corner of the world. the protest's financial sponsor, sciencedebate.org, is also accepting donations to help fund the cause. will people turn out in numbers large enough to compare to earlier protests? not necessarily, but it's clear that the march for science is gathering momentum.






simple questions for which science still has no answer (13 p os) : thechive


science tells us a lot about ourselves, the world and the universe around us, but science doesn’t know everything. here are a few things to which you would think a quick google search would give you the answer, but don’t even try. you’ll only find guesses. why are moths drawn to light?just because they annoy the out of you while you’re trying to turn the porch light off or sit by the pfire doesn’t mean that science has an answer for why these bugs take suicidal nosedives into lightbulbs. some entomologists think they zoom toward artificial light because their internal navigation systems become thrown off. one roadblock in this theory is that although lightbulbs weren’t around while moths were evolving, pfires have been around for 400,000 years, which means moths would have been killed off






predator or prey at arizona science center


planet shark: predator or prey explores the underwater world of sharks at the arizona science center in phoenix. the exhibit opens to the public on sunday, feb. 5, 2017. jose urteaga, local first arizona membership coordinator, gets a sneak peek of the exhibit. cheryl evans/the republic






march for science set for april 22


image 1of/1captioncloseimage 1 of 1organizers have set april 22 as the date for marches around the country to support science and denounce some of president trump's policies.organizers have set april 22 as the date for marches around the country to support science and denounce some of president trump's policies.march for science set for april 221 / 1back to galleryas promised, the minds behind the march for science have announced a date: april 22.that's earth day. no coincidence there.the march will take place in washington d.c., though there are sister marches slated around the country and beyond.there will be a march in houston and other texas cities. you can follow the various efforts through facebook groups. the march for science - houston has over 5,300 members, and the effort is bare






why do major international universities still have courses in languages other th


i studied engineering in france (i'm french by the way) and the vast majority of the students in my university found jobs in france... where people mostly speak french.so mastering your subject in your native language is not only more practical, as already said in other answers, it's also often necessary.of course, mastering english is required when you do science or engineering, but it doesn't have to be the only language you know.it's not a question of lack of openness or fear of change, i consider it's enriching being able to speak and think in several languages.most native english speakers only know english and i believe it's a limitation, not an et.dutch speak at least two languages, swiss could speak even more (french, german and italian are the three spoken languages in switzerland)






canberra university opens state of the art x-ray facility


a new state of the art laboratory at the university of canberra will help address gaps in australia's healthcare workforce. the medical radiation science laboratory was opened by acting vice-chancellor professor nick klomp and ginniderra  embly member tara cheyne on thursday afternoon.  uc student medical radiation science jackson monck at the opening of the new medical radiation science laboratory at the university of canberra. p o: jay cronanit features four x-ray rooms and specialist medical imaging tools not available anywhere else in the act. professor klomp said the facility would give aspiring medical professionals valuable clinical skills.  the official opening of the medical radiation science laboratory at the university of canberra. p o: jay cronan"the university of canberra is c






trump administration clampdowns on research agencies worry scientists


just days into the trump administration, alarm bells are ringing in the scientific community amid confusing and whiplashing reports of gag orders and funding freezes at the environmental protection agency, the u.s. department of agriculture and other federal agencies.various on-again, off-again directives range from putting a hold on tweeting (mostly still on) to banning the sharing of data and fact sheets to a stop on research grants and contracts (now lifted). given the administration’s apparent skepticism about the role of science in guiding policy, it’s no surprise that this maelstrom of rumors, leaked documents and conflicting reports has left many anticipating the worst.the epa provides a case study. on january 23, an epa employee leaked that agency staff were instructed to put a fre






endings make way for new beginnings for earth and sn


life on earth has survived at least five major extinction events, but it is the dinosaurs’ m die-off that most captures our imagination. it appears to have been a dramatic one, as thomas sumner writes in "devastation detectives try to solve dinosaur disappearance" (sn: 2/4/17, p. 16). a fiery asteroid impact carved out a chunk of what’s now below the caribbean sea, killing many animals instantly. far more species slowly dwindled, with debris from the impact blocking the sun and altering the climate worldwide. a new twist, sumner reports, is growing evidence of the planetary reach of long-lived eruptions that created the m ive deccan t s in present-day india. the volcanic spew broadly coincided with the asteroid strike 66 million years ago, and some think it might have had a significant or






stephen colbert, ricky gervais debate existence of god


a sunday school teacher and an agnostic walk onto the set of “the late show.” ricky gervais joined stephen colbert wednesday night and the conver ion quickly moved to religion — an issue on which the two disagree wholeheartedly. colbert began the conver ion by asking “why there is something instead of nothing.” gervais, however, denied the entire premise of the question. “surely, the bigger question is not why but how. why is irrelevant, isn’t it?” said the comedian, who described himself as an agnostic atheist. “atheism is only rejecting the claim that there is a god. atheism isn’t a belief system. this is atheism in a nutshell: you say there’s a god. i say ‘can you prove that?’ you say ‘no.’ i say ‘i don’t believe you then.’ ” gervais also questioned colbert’s belief in just one god, as






8 creepy supernatural videos science can't explain


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dark souls' from software has worked with expanse co-creator


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stephen colbert, ricky gervais debate existence of god


a sunday school teacher and an agnostic walk onto the set of “the late show.” ricky gervais joined stephen colbert wednesday night and the conver ion quickly moved to religion — an issue on which the two disagree wholeheartedly. colbert began the conver ion by asking “why there is something instead of nothing.” gervais, however, denied the entire premise of the question.jon stewart blasts trump's presidency as 'vindictive chaos' “surely, the bigger question is not why but how. why is irrelevant, isn’t it?” said the comedian, who described himself as an agnostic atheist. “atheism is only rejecting the claim that there is a god. atheism isn’t a belief system. this is atheism in a nutshell: you say there’s a god. i say ‘can you prove that?’ you say ‘no.’ i say ‘i don’t believe you then.’ ” g






d.c. program aims to curb need for remedial college math


while graduation rates are on the rise in d.c. public high schools, many students who go on to college find that they face a significant academic deficit: they are forced to take remedial math.but the d.c. college access program wants to change that. the nonprofit organization is testing a privately funded after-school program focused on improving achievement in math and science high school courses so that once students get to college, they do not have to enroll in costly courses that do not count toward a degree.“we know students often develop this anxiety in math and science. they shut themselves down because they decide ‘i am not good at that,’ ” said dc-cap president argelia rodriguez. “the idea is to turn that notion around, so we can instill in every single student that they have abi






texas rep. lamar smith: get news from donald trump, not media


p o: charles dha ak, stf image 1of/22captioncloseimage 1 of 22in this june 7, 2012 file p o, house science committee chairman rep. lamar smith, r-texas speaks on capitol hill in washington.  keep going for a look back at how the internet reacted to the inauguration of president donald trump.  lessin this june 7, 2012 file p o, house science committee chairman rep. lamar smith, r-texas speaks on capitol hill in washington.   keep going for a look back at how the internet reacted to the ... more p o: charles dha ak, stf image 2 of 22image 3 of 22source: memegenerator.netsource: memegenerator.net p o: memegenerator.net image 4 of 22source: @sammypolsen12source: @sammypolsen12 p o: @sammypolsen12 image 5 of 22source: @aynrandpaulryansource: @aynrandpaulryan p o: @aynrandpaulryan image 6 of 22






bat robot takes wing


view the videofancy flight tricks are a breeze for a new flying robot. call it an acrobat.bat bot, a lightweight flier with thin silicone wings stretched over a carbon fiber skeleton, can cruise, dive and bank turn just like its namesake, researchers report february 1 in science robotics.such a maneuverable machine could one day soar up the towering structures of a construction site, flying in and out of steel beams to help keep track of a building’s progress, study coauthor seth hutchinson, a roboticist at the university of illinois at urbana-champaign, said in a news briefing january 31.other aerial robots, like some drones, aren’t so agile, relying on four whirling rotor blades to lift off the ground, hutchinson said. these bots also have trouble flying in the wind, because they can exe






february’s humble monthly bundle brings xcom, steamworld, abzû, more


slydante|1h ago|news|0|so the latest humble monthly bundle is here, and with it comes the unintentional(?) theme of science fiction and modern progress versus the ancient past and undiscovered nature. on one side, robot pirates, battles with alien serpents, and skys er crafting. on the other side, underwater journeys, the slaying of gods, and roman combat. which shall subscribers prefer (if not both)? abzûgame publisherhollow knighthumble bundlehuskoh deer!okhlospcproject highriseryse: son of romesteamworld heistxcom 2hardcoregamer.comread full story >>hardcoregamer.com






february’s humble monthly bundle brings xcom, steamworld, abzû, more


slydante|3h ago|news|1|so the latest humble monthly bundle is here, and with it comes the unintentional(?) theme of science fiction and modern progress versus the ancient past and undiscovered nature. on one side, robot pirates, battles with alien serpents, and skys er crafting. on the other side, underwater journeys, the slaying of gods, and roman combat. which shall subscribers prefer (if not both)? abzûgame publisherhollow knighthumble bundlehuskoh deer!okhlospcproject highriseryse: son of romesteamworld heistxcom 2hardcoregamer.comread full story >>hardcoregamer.com






contrary to reports, climate change doubter ken haapala is not guiding noaa


ken haapala (heartland institute)the protege of fred singer, the grandfather of climate change skepticism, was said to have the keys to noaa’s future. democratic lawmakers feared he would steer the agency toward outright climate-change denial and appealed to the trump administration to remove him.but, according to the commerce department, which oversees noaa, climate change doubter ken haapala never met with noaa leadership and isn’t shaping its future.“he has never stepped foot on the premises [as part of a transition team],” a department spokesman said.but confusion arose as official documents list haapala as a member of the commerce department landing team, which helped agencies plan for new leadership prior to the inauguration.haapala’s name appears on the website greatagain.gov, as a






contrary to reports, climate change doubter ken haapala is not guiding noaa


ken haapala (heartland institute)the protege of fred singer, the grandfather of climate change skepticism, was said to have the keys to noaa’s future. democratic lawmakers feared he would steer the agency toward outright climate-change denial and appealed to the trump administration to remove him.but, according to the commerce department, which oversees noaa, climate change doubter ken haapala never met with noaa leadership and isn’t shaping its future.“he has never stepped foot on the premises [as part of a transition team],” a department spokesman said.but confusion arose as official documents list haapala as a member of the commerce department landing team, which helped agencies plan for new leadership prior to the inauguration.haapala’s name appears on the website greatagain.gov, which






50 years ago, methadone made a rosy debut


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an ‘alternative facts’ south dakota bill sparks fears for science education in t


a galapagos tortoise rests in a mud puddle in san cristobal, galápagos islands. the islands are known for their endemic species and were studied by charles darwin and contributed to his theory of evolution by natural selection. (dolores ochoa/ap)this is the text of s.b. 55 that just p ed in the south dakota senate, which purports “to protect the teaching of certain scientific information.”be it enacted by the legislature of the state of south dakota:section 1. that chapter 13-1 be amended by adding a new section to read:no teacher may be prohibited from helping students understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information presented in courses being taught which are aligned with the content standards established pu






scientists may have discovered a lost continent


not surprisingly, the discoverers don't know much more about mauritia besides its location in what's now the indian ocean. there are a few clues, as popular science notes: the crystals are similarly aged to those in madagascar, suggesting that the modern-day island may have been connected to mauritia in the distant past. it's entirely possible that the continent might have come to be when the supercontinent gondwana broke up.there would be much more work necessary to piece together what happened, and that may be difficult when mauritia is likely scattered in pieces across the ocean floor. even if the work stops here, though, it's still important -- it suggests that continental breakups are more complex than expected, and that earth may be in for some surprises in the long run.






texas teacher fired for working as actress 16 years ago


a sixth-grade teacher at an all- s texas high school is fighting to get her job back after she was fired for working as a actress more than a decade ago. resa woodward in november was teaching science at the young women’s steam — or science, technology, engineering, arts, and math — academy at balch springs middle school in dallas when district officials pulled her from her cl room after receiving an anonymous tip alleging she’d previously worked as an adult film actress, the dallas morning news reported. “i taught in an all- s steam academy that was all about empowerment for women,” she told the newspaper. “the sad thing is that if these s find out i’m being punished for something that i did nearly 20 years ago and had no control of and fought to get out of, well, what does that say abou






rally planned in support of detained cuny student from iran


supporters of an iranian political science ph.d. student at the cuny graduate center  rallied in her support monday after she was barred from a flight back to the u.s. due to president trump's travel ban.  brooklyn borough president eric adams  lead the rally at 1 for saira rafiee outside of brooklyn federal court. cuny estimated that 120 students could be affected by the ban.  adams  described an "american dream which has turned into a nightmare.”  saira rafiee, an iranian political science ph.d. student at the cuny graduate center, was turned away from a flight back to the u.s.(facebook) "today we ban muslims. who do we ban next?” he asked.protesters rally in lower manhattan against trump’s travel ban rafiee’s cousin had planned to speak to dozens of supporters — but then backed out bec






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he






freshman congressman andy biggs named chair of an environment panel


congressman andy biggs. (p o: david wallace/the republic)congressman andy biggs has landed a subcommittee chairmanship, a signal of confidence from fellow republicans in the freshman.biggs will head the environment subcommittee within the science, space and technology committee. it's a mouthful, but it allows biggs to pick up a gavel not long after he wielded one as arizona's state senate president.the subcommittee oversees environmental research, the national oceanic and atmospheric administration, scientific issues related to environmental policy and remote sensing data.azcentralu.s. rep. andy biggs pushes to end 'catch and release' in immigration cases involving deportable crimesboth biggs and u.s. rep. lamar smith, r-texas, who chairs the committee, made plain they want the panel to he