Category Archives: Science4Dumbies

So, you wanna go to Mars…

For those of you looking to sign up for one of those ‘always planned, never quite executed’ missions to Mars, there’s some bad news about radiation exposure while in transit to and from. Better, more even shielding would improve matters, … Continue reading

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Medical Breakthroughs!

There is hope for the English and, apparently, for those who’d like to never quit smoking. Or sitting in a tanning bed. Share on Facebook

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Should we be worried about Terminators?

Long a subject of dystopian science fiction, the lack of progress in AI has been, in a word, disappointing. At least compared to books and movies written about the subject. So, should we be scared about imminent conflict between humans … Continue reading

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The first step…

…toward practical fusion. In the spring, a team will begin attempts to ignite a tiny man-made star inside a laboratory and trigger a thermonuclear reaction. Its goal is to generate temperatures of more than 100 million degrees Celsius and pressures … Continue reading

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The Lunatic Round

Apparently, some church in Ft. Worth is debating, in a one sided format, the relative merits of intelligent design vs. THE THEORY OF EVOLUTION. The Discovery Institute, the whacko’s who think humans and dinosaurs walked the Earth together that the … Continue reading

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Things to do…

1) Create artificial blackhole 2) Dump douchebags into it Share on Facebook

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Take THAT you stupid non-functional satellite!

Remember that satellite the US was supposed to shoot down (the one loaded with a bunch of hydrazine propellant on board)?Apparently the Navy’s aim is pretty good. Share on Facebook

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Bring me the sparkly

Apparently there is a diamond the size of a star. Well, it’s the remnant of a star… the carbonized core that has crystallized to diamond. It’s only 50 LY away and I really want it. Get it for me, will … Continue reading

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Damnit! We just can’t have nice things!

Someone dented the solar system. The data was gathered by the craft on its 30-year journey into the edge of the solar system when it crossed into a sweeping region called the termination shock, they said. It showed that the … Continue reading

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Human evolution is accelerating…

Just in time for the next round of bullshit about intelligent design comes word from scientists (people smarter than you and I) that human evolution is accelerating and that people all over the world are becoming more and more dissimilar … Continue reading

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