14 February, 2013 – This Week in Science


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Doctor Kiki, Blair, members of the chat room, my fellow Minions
It is my task, to report on the state of science. To know what’s happening is the task of us all.
Tonight, thanks to the grit and determination of scientists, there is much progress to report.
After decades of grinding study, our brave men and women in lab coats are continuing to reveal new knowledge to the world.
After years of grueling research, our researchers have created new discoveries by the billions
We know the trending climate possess risks, that there are galaxies for every star we can see, and likely planets around most stars in those galaxies.
We know more about the origin of life, the flight of birds, and the inner workings of the atom.
We understand the mechanisms behind old diseases that have plagued mankind for thousands of years, and are developing new treatments to bring them to an end.
Our gene therapies are healing, our stem cell studies are pluripotent in their potential, and the universe is being revealed in greater detail than many could have imagined.
We have put robots on the moon, discovered dozens of earth-like planets and a probe we sent out a generation ago, is about to be the first man-made object to leave our solar system…
We know better our own history as a species, and as a civilization. As more information comes to light about our shared ancestry with Neanderthal and Denisovians… and through homo-floriensis and the red deer cave people we see ourselves for the first time, as not the only branch of humanity to have lived on this earth,
So, together, we have cleared away the rubble of non-secular thinking, and we can say with renewed confidence that the state of our science is stronger.
But… we gather here knowing that there are millions of people whose bright minds and interest in science have not yet been informed of the progress that has already taken place, nor been given glimpses of the great progress that is in our future.
Our show is adding minions, but too many people still can’t find the science they need so we must continue to work together for a better…
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