01 December, 2011 – This Week in Science


Flu In The Lab, Red Matter, Flavor Networks, Making The Earth Move, TWIThe End Of The World, Worms In Space!!!, Oak Ridge Shorties, Sex On The Brain, And Much More…

Disclaimer disclaimer disclaimer!
The modern age has been brought to you by knowledge …
We didn’t invent this modern age, and we don’t own the knowledge that made it possible.
We owe our place in this world to the knowledge that has been lent to us over many millennia…
It is on loan to us from the past, and we must repay it with interest.
Interest in physics… interest in biology… Interest in human health…
Interest in engineering… art and design
Interest in literature… philosophy and democracy
Interest in math, language, and cosmology
We must take serious interest in our own education, as a sacred duty to the past and future generations of this earth.
We are uniquely situated in the present day, as were past generations in their present days past…
For like them, we too are at the pinnacle of all human history…
They took that opportunity to push us forward into the modern age.
To unlock the secrets of the atomic building blocks, to cure diseases and improve our standard of living, to launch us into orbit, take us to the moon, explore the solar system and universe beyond
They invented the automobile, the satellite, the space shuttle and the hubble telescope.
They invented the telephone, the radio, the television, the computer and microwave oven.
They cured polio, chicken pox, small pox, measles, mumps, diphtheria and typhoid fever…
We have their hard work to thank for where we are today, not our own.
And in the interest of honoring the great minds that moved us forward and the tradition of hard work and dedication to the future we offer you…
This Week in Science… Coming up next.

Flu in the lab. Want more on this story? Check out TWiV!

Newly discovered red matter

Flavor Networks – http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/27372/

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The ability to make the earth move… with proper lubrication

End of the world…
Corals and pH
Climate sensitivity
Climate perception
Water, food

Worms… in space!!!

4 or 5 great short stories out of Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Cleavage Wars
Naked Brains
Sex with Neanderthals

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