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The Real History Of Science Fiction
Time - From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who and everything in between, new documentary series The Real History of Science Fiction heads to the frontiers of space and science for the definitive television history of ...
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind - podcast
This week on Science Weekly with Ian Sample we meet historian Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed book Sapiens.
Q&A: John Durant and David Kaiser on spurring public interest in science
MIT News spoke with John Durant, director of the MIT Museum, and David Kaiser, the Germeshausen Professor of the History of Science and director of MIT's Program in Science, Technology, and Society, about the issue. Q. What is the evolving culture of ...
The strange history of the North American Arctic
The discovery could change how scientists understand migration patterns in the North American Arctic. “This type of study … will be the key to solving many questions in history and prehistory,” says Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for ...
Top Scientists Suggest A Few Fixes For Medical Funding Crisis
So leaders of the science establishment are now trying to figure out how to fix this broken system. It's a familiar problem.
Museum of Science and History New Imagination Playground
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) - Families flocked to the Museum of Science and History Saturday for dollar day and to take a glimpse at the new imagination playground.
Cosmology, physics, and science in general figure centrally in “Big History”
Big History challenges traditional curricula. It also merits attention from anyone who thinks that science and technology need more integration across the curriculum, that C. P. Snow raised enduringly important questions in 1959 with his lecture “The ...
Two views of the future of science in Scotland
Scotland has an enviable scientific history, and Scottish science is still very strong. An independent Scotland will be better placed economically to further support it.
When science meets aboriginal oral history
In the genomic world, some scientists are trying to forge more collaborative relationships with indigenous communities. Malhi, the University of Illinois molecular anthropologist, says he was inspired early in his career by how the Canadian Museum of ...
Genius Grant To Science Historian
“My name is Pamela Long, and I'm a historian of 15th and 16th century Europe, of the history of science and technology and cultural history.
A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry
Research into the potential therapeutic effects of LSD and other hallucinogens had produced over 1,000 scientific papers and six international conferences.
Stonehenge researchers discover site is much larger than previously thought
"The importance is not that we found yet another set of strange archaeological monuments, but that they have a spatial relationship with Stonehenge," Gaffney told the British Science festival in Birmingham. Traces of another festival were found at ...
Groupthink attack on scientists has a long history
Snow's theory, he said, was “a mockery of science” and a “wretched crudity”. Appealing to the authority of the existing consensus, he said the belief that cholera was a waterborne disease was not “in accordance with the experience of men who have ...
Sense and Science: A brief history of mooncakes
The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival, more popularly known as the Mooncake Festival, makes for a good study in culture. Considered to be the second most important Chinese festival after the lunar new year, the Mooncake Festival is now celebrated outside of ...
Meet the Mighty Spinosaurus, the First Dinosaur Adapted for Swimming
In 1915, German paleontologist Ernst Freiherr Stromer von Reichenbach described one of the weirdest dinosaurs known to science: the “Egyptian spine lizard” or Spinosaurus aegyptiacus. Unearthed at a dig in Egypt three years earlier, a few things set ...
Two September Events Highlight Museum of Science and History
CORPUS CHRISTI - The Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History will play host to two events this month, continuing a tradition of serving Coastal Bend residents through a variety of programs.
More big 'Ring of Fire' quakes likely, say scientists
"The strength of both these earthquakes caught many scientists by surprise," says the study's lead author Dr Yufang Rong, a seismologist with insurer FM Global.
The big Australian science picnic of 1914
The quotes in this post were gathered on my own history of science picnic, back in 2007, when I followed in the footsteps of the BAAS to South Africa and Australia.
A brief history of animal death in space
... of geckos so scientists could study sex in weightlessness. But bad news came this week with the report that the “sexy space geckos” had not survived the trip.
Star Party at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History
The Fort Worth Astronomical Society and the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History host one of their monthly Star Parties starting around dusk tomorrow (Sat Sept 6) in the Museum's South parking lot.
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