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Excellent response from the Indian academic and scientific community has been garnered by ‘Excellence on Tour’ Road Show, hence making it extremely successful. It is held at Science City grounds in Kolkata from 22nd March, and has seen more than 4000 visitors already. Organized by the German House for Research and Innovation also known as Deutsches Wissenschafts- und InnovationsHaus (DWIH) in association with the Consulate General of Federal Republic of Germany in Kolkata and the Goethe Institut (Max Mueller Bhavan), the event will continue till 28th March 2014.
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...in Genesis chapters 1 through 11 (Adam, Adam’s descendants, the Flood, and the fall of Babel) with those derived from scientific observation.
I found that almost every person has at some point in their life pondered the question “where did I come from?” I found that the Bible and science are mostly in agreement as to what happened and how - although not completely on when it happened, and by studying both the Bible and science we can get as close as we have ever gotten to understand how we came to be.
The research to write this book took most of my life but most... (more)
Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion, over the past six years. Suspects have included pesticides, disease-bearing parasites and poor nutrition. But in a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. The findings break new ground on why large numbers... (more)
My science projectLast night, my son and I completed ground breaking scientific research on his fourth grade project. You remember those science projects, right? For mine, I caught harmless bugs, killed them, and pinned them to a piece of cardboard, with their appropriate scientific names.My son was overwhelmed by the assignment sheet that was six pages long. I wanted to start immediately because the project was due the next morning. At first, I tried to coerce my son to construct an old school project where we would make a car that ran on a 9 volt battery, from scratch. That was the kind... (more)
[COLOR=skyblue]Assuming most of Asia and the Middle East doesn't turn into vast radioactive wastelands in the next few months, surviving advanced societies will have a very difficult struggle to remediate the damage to the environment due to wars and resource depletion; and the reintroduction of vital species made extinct by human overpopulation. It will likely require advances in synthetic biology, and only be possible through cloning and reconstruction of DNA maps or actual samples.It will take a tremendous amount of time, money, manpower, and lots of luck and fortuitous synergies. In the... (more)
This is a continuation from: Can Science Prove Parapsychology?
Those who are neither religious nor interested in philosophical questions believe that what they experience with their senses is reality itself. They feel that the world exists independent of their senses: when they see a flower it is because there is a flower; the existence of the inside of a brick is not a model but the way bricks work, and an electron is not a model but an actual practical.
They will not deny that human senses can be fooled and do not always convey the true world, and sensual distortions, such as... (more)
... disregard any idea or experience that does not have a rational basis. Thus many of us have completely turned our backs on our spiritual sides, not realizing that relying solely on our rational minds leaves us incomplete half-humans.
But who can blame us? In just a few hundred years science – with its stubborn insistence on facts and proof – has advanced human society from a superstitious backwater to a high-tech wonderland. Humans are a results-oriented species. Science has improved our quality of life far more than religion – with its thousands-year-old tradition of ... (more)
...police force and fast track courts will only make an initial fuss as the criminals will go to new extremes to commit crime. So instead of cutting the tree after it leans over the house, It shouldn’t be allowed to grow in that manner from the beginning itself. At present we are depending on science to find solution for most or all of our problems then why aren’t we depending on it for controlling the spread of such a savage mental disorder (I call it a mental disorder because I couldn’t understand how a sane man could act such) even at a time when physiology and psychiatry are so... (more)
...astonishing considering that Muller's research has been funded by the notorious climate change-denying billionaire Koch brothers. Could the Koch brothers put the planet above their precious petro dollars? Unlikely considering how deeply invested they are in the fossil fuel industry.But if the science won't convince skeptics, perhaps stepping outside their front door and feeling the stifling heat will. July 2012 was the hottest month in 118 years of U.S. records, according to a State of the Climate report put out by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The 77.6... (more)
I have sex on the mind. Indeed I do, extinct sex to be exact. How did dinosaurs do it, I want to know, particularly the real biggies like the brontosaur and the tyrannosaur? The answer, according to several palaeontologists, is that they did it doggie.
A surprising amount of thought has been given to a subject that previously had never crossed my mind. A lot of thought was given by the late Dr Beverly Halstead, an English expert on dino sex. “All dinosaurs used the same basic position to mate”, he once wrote, “Mounting from the rear, he put his forelimbs on her shoulders, lifting... (more)