Posts tagged science
“ They put the salmon in an MRI scanner and “the salmon was shown a series of photographs depicting human individuals in social situations. The salmon was asked to determine what emotion the individual in the photo must have been experiencing.”
“ Our Milky Way galaxy contains a minimum of 100 billion planets, according to a detailed statistical study based on the detection of three planets located outside our solar system, called exoplanets.”
“ White roofs have always been considered a “soft” geoengineering scheme — an easy, painless way to cool the planet slightly in order to buy us time to reduce emissions and halt the global rise in temperatures. But even this simple solution can create unforeseen side effects. If white roofs are more complicated than expected, then what about all those other proposed schemes — like pumping sulfur into the air or lacing the ocean with iron — to artificially cool the planet?”
“ The results presented in this paper don’t really make much sense until a human comes along, looks at events, looks at the data, and subjectively interprets the crap out of them until they fit.”
“ The world is a dynamic mess of jiggling things if you look at it right.”
The evolution of disciplines.
“Using new mathematical tools, a group of researchers created a fascinating chart that shows how neuroscience went from a hodgepodge of unconnected scientific disciplines, to a unified science that’s one of the most important today. In just under 10 years.” (via io9)