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Apr 12, 2019

At various places I have seen, or posted myself, posts about helping equal out gender representation in science and technology

Posted by in categories: cosmology, internet, science

An inevitable comment is usually something along the lines of women don’t need this kind of help because “insert foolish reason here.” The announcement of the black hole image shows just why this kind of action is needed.


The soon-to-be iconic picture of Katie Bouman reacting to the first image coming through was posted. Suddenly, the Internet trolls in defense of “male scientist” broke upon the scene, The goal to denigrate Bouman’s work on the project and turn the real “hero” of the discovery to another male scientists.

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Apr 12, 2019

TRANSHUMANIA is creating videos on science, philosophy, and futurism

Posted by in categories: science, transhumanism

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Apr 12, 2019

Today in Science History: The third manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 13, kicked off with the launch of the Odyssey spacecraft

Posted by in categories: science, space travel

On April 13, the crew had already traveled 200,000 miles away from Earth when one of the oxygen tanks exploded, forcing them to abort the mission and head back, fighting for their own survival.

You may be familiar with the immortal line “Houston, we have a problem,” which was supposedly uttered by Lovell in the 1995 film “Apollo 13.” Actually, the real quote was “Houston, we’ve had a problem,” and it was Swigert who said it.

#FlipFacts

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Apr 11, 2019

When science is put in the service of evil

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, chemistry, science

German pharmacology and chemistry enjoyed great international prestige from the second half of the 19th century.


Medical research has a dark history of human experimentation in Nazi Germany. And we’re still uncovering the extent of the horrors.

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Apr 10, 2019

Science fact: Astronomers reveal first image of a black hole

Posted by in categories: cosmology, science

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists on Wednesday revealed the first image ever made of a black hole, depicting a fiery ring of gravity-twisted light swirling around the edge of the abyss.

The picture, assembled from data gathered by eight radio telescopes around the world, shows the hot, shadowy lip of a supermassive black hole, one of the light-sucking monsters of the universe theorized by Einstein more than a century ago and confirmed by observations for decades. It is along this edge that light bends around itself in a cosmic funhouse effect.

“We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole,” Sheperd Doeleman of Harvard, leader of a team of about 200 scientists from 20 countries, announced as the colorized orange-and-black picture was unveiled.

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Apr 10, 2019

Live press conference on major black hole announcement from Event Horizon Telescope and the National Science Foundation

Posted by in categories: cosmology, science

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Apr 6, 2019

Research holds key to China science push

Posted by in categories: food, government, science

Scientists called for a bigger say over research funding under a stifling bureaucratic application system. Yuan Zhiming, an agricultural scientist from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Wuhan, said he spent so much time filling out funding applications that he did not have time for any research. Senior officials responded that they understood the need to speed up research for China to transform itself into an innovation powerhouse. Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang said the government would overhaul funding management to give researchers more incentives.


The country has to address a lot of shortcomings, but when it sets course to remedy them and commits a bigger share of resources, it could become a leading scientific power within a decade.

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Apr 6, 2019

Link Observatory Space Science Institute

Posted by in categories: science, space travel

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Two Booster Landings + Sonic BOOM 💥

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Apr 5, 2019

Materials science is helping to transform China into a high-tech economy

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, science

It’s the kind of diverse, multidisciplinary community, Chinese scientists say, that is crucial to doing great research but is often lacking in labs. “The goals of the Materials Genome Initiative in the States and in China are the same: to produce better materials more quickly that cost less. It’s very important we collaborate with overseas scientists because the materials genome is a new topic. We need to figure out the best path together,” says Zhang.


Researchers are reaping the benefits of carefully built programmes and a surge in funding.

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Mar 30, 2019

Women in Science Open House aims to inspire young girls in the STEM field

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The first Women in Science Open House aims to inspire young women in the STEM field.

Michelle Cash, program coordinator at the Sandy Creek Nature Center, the event has been something she has wanted to do for a long time. After speaking with an intern at the nature center, they realized now is the perfect time because of recent social movements and the increase of women in political power.

“I think this is a good time to recognize and start to make people aware that there’s women out there doing really good stuff for science and has been doing stuff for science for a long, long time,” Cash said.

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