Science

US Science gets that CA$H Money

During the holiday hoopla here in the States, an exciting outcome came from Congress. The National Science Foundation, NASA, and other government research budgets were mostly unscathed. Many of us …

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Controversial Science: Metallic Hydrogen

For many years it has been thought that hydrogen exists in a metallic form under significant pressure, however it has never been proven. This week a study was published by …

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AI: Blue Eyes for Everyone

For the last ten years, Dr. Gregg Homer has been developing a laser eye procedure to turn brown eyes into blue eyes. There is some fascinating science involved, but does …

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Happy Birthday, Marie Curie!

It is great to see Google honoring Marie Curie’s birthday today on its homepage. They depict her in an impressionistic illustration working at her chemistry bench, so check it out. …

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At the Intersection of Art, Science, and Nature

Nobel month is coming to an end. Each field’s prominent science journals are recognizing their winners. As the new resident chemist here at Skepchick, I wanted to recognize Daniel Shechtman …

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The Man Behind the Curtain – Remembering Dennis Ritchie

The technology world is still buzzing with the recent passing of Steve Jobs. Unfortunately, the rightful buzz overshadowed the passing of Dennis Ritchie on October 12, 2011. Ritchie’s contributions to …

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FL Governor Suggests Turning State University Students into STEM Clones

  Floridians beware! Rick Scott, Florida’s governor, wants to make STEM clones. Unfortunately, this is not an article about some awesome, novel stem cell research. Instead, Scott wants to take …

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