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NASA teases ‘historic’ Mars discovery

Curiosity’s chief scientist John Grotzinger has described the find as ‘one for the history books’. So far very little has been revealed about whatever…

Is too much praise a good or a bad thing ?

Japanese researchers have claimed that praise is as good as money at making people work harder. It’s something that has been debated amongst scientist…

How easy is it to confuse our moral compass ?

Cognitive scientist Lars Hall set out to determine just how easy it is to fool our moral principles. Hall and his team at Lund University in Sweden co…

What might alien life forms look like ?

How far can our imagination take us when it comes to envisaging extraterrestrial life forms ? One leading scientist has come up with one of the more u…

The historical persecution of scientists

There are many records of scientists being persecuted in a number of dispicable ways over the years. As recently as the 1950s, computer scientist Alan…

Perfect Posters For Walter Bishop

Fringe scientist Walter Bishop might just be one of the most dangerous scientists on TV. Fortunately, these great warning signs should help let people know just what they’re up against when entering the doctor’s lab. Link Via io9

Dolphin bill of rights: ‘non human persons’

It has been suggested that dolphins are so intelligent that they should have their own bill of rights. A coalition of animal welfare groups, scientist…

Microscopic Views of Alcoholic Drinks

This is what champagne looks like through a microscope. About twenty-five years ago, Michael Davidson, a scientist at Florida State University, started putting alcoholic beverages under his microscope and taking beautiful pictures of what he saw. The results are lovely, especially after a few shots. Link -via Nag on the Lake

Yeti hunt: was the evidence staged ?

One scientist believes that the Yeti evidence found during the expedition was staged by locals. Last month an international team of scientists embarke…

How to Test for Nearsightedness: Do You See Einstein or Marilyn Monroe?

Here’s a clever test developed by Dr. Aude Oliva, a cognitive scientist at MIT. If you see Marilyn Monroe instead of Albert Einstein, you’re a bit nearsighted. Link -via Ace of Spades HQ