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Ins and outs

September 27th, 2018 · No Comments

“There are two sides to the world that have to fit together somehow, but do not seem to fit together in a way that we presently understand. One is the existence of sensations and other mental processes that are felt by an agent; the other is the world of biology, chemistry, and physics.” – Peter […]

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Pro tip

September 13th, 2018 · No Comments

“Most problems aren’t rocket science, but when they are rocket science, you should ask a rocket scientist about them.” Captain Scott Kelly, “What I Learned in Space” (emphasis in original)

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The expendables

August 31st, 2018 · No Comments

“The natural sex ratio at birth is skewed in favor of boys, but they are more likely than girls to be born preterm and die in their first years of life. Women live longer than men and recover faster when they fall ill. Science is yet to find out why.” – “The way we are,” […]

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Imagine that

August 25th, 2018 · No Comments

“Computers in the future may weigh less than 1.5 tons.” – Popular Mechanics, 1949

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Better to remain silent

April 25th, 2018 · No Comments

“Words fail us; they only encompass the most deceiving appearance of things, and bump into each other in multiple contradictions.” – Roland Omnès, Quantum Philosophy: Understanding and Interpreting Contemporary Science (trans. Arturo Sangalli)

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Music to soothe the beastly baby

April 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

“The positive benefits of music can be extended to infants before they are even born. For instance, from as early as the 24th week of an unborn infant’s life, their perceptual world is embedded within the sound of their mother’s heartbeat. The child is not grown in an acoustic vacuum, but rather in an environment […]

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It’s not hard

March 10th, 2018 · No Comments

“The best of us will try to live by a few simple rules: do justly, love mercy, walk humbly with thy God, and never draw to an inside straight.” – Stephen Jay Gould, “The Streak of Streaks”

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The sequel

March 9th, 2018 · No Comments

“It is a well known fact that, in spite of the attenuation of electromagnetic radiation produced by sea water, photosynthetic organisms thrive in the underwater ecosystem. But it is rather surprising that bacterial photosynthesis has been observed to take place deep within the Pacific Ocean, at depths in excess of 2,000 meters. This biological process […]

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It is and isn’t

March 8th, 2018 · No Comments

“A state such as ∣ψ) is often referred as a qubit and corresponds to a unit of quantum information (in contrast to the bit, which is the unit of classical information). Clearly, bits and qubits are radically different. Bits can assume the value of 0 or 1, but once fixed, its value is unique, deterministic, […]

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And that’s the truth

July 7th, 2016 · No Comments

“Accumulating evidence is the scientific community’s method of self-correction and is the best available option for achieving that ultimate goal: truth.” – Open Science Collaboration, “Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science”

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Reality is like that

July 6th, 2016 · No Comments

“The scientific process is not ideological. Science does not always provide comfort for what we wish to be; it confronts us with what is.” – Open Science Collaboration, “Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science”

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Guarding the guards

July 5th, 2016 · No Comments

“Scientific progress is a cumulative process of uncertainty reduction that can only succeed if science itself remains the greatest skeptic of its explanatory claims.” – Open Science Collaboration, “Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science”

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Make it newer

July 4th, 2016 · No Comments

“Innovation is the engine of discovery and is vital for a productive, effective scientific enterprise. However, innovative ideas become old news fast. Journal reviewers and editors may dismiss a new test of a published idea as unoriginal. The claim that ‘we already know this’ belies the uncertainty of scientific evidence. Deciding the ideal balance of […]

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