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Scientists Calculated the Energy Needed to Carry a Baby. Shocker: It’s a Lot.

Scientists Calculated the Energy Needed to Carry a Baby. Shocker: It’s a Lot.


Via: hallux  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  14 Comments  •  one week ago

Genetics of aging uncovered with rare disease discovery

Genetics of aging uncovered with rare disease discovery


Via: hallux  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  1 Comments  •  2 weeks ago

Plastic junk? Researchers find tiny particles in men's testicles

Plastic junk? Researchers find tiny particles in men's testicles


Via: hallux  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  7 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

Toxic Gaslighting: How 3M Executives Convinced a Scientist the Forever Chemicals She Found in Human Blood Were Safe

Toxic Gaslighting: How 3M Executives Convinced a Scientist the Forever Chemicals She Found in Human Blood Were Safe


Via: hallux  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  5 Comments  •  one month ago

A Cubic Millimeter of a Human Brain Has Been Mapped in Spectacular Detail

A Cubic Millimeter of a Human Brain Has Been Mapped in Spectacular Detail


Via: hallux  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  4 Comments  •  one month ago

Air Force making gains in artificial intelligence with AI-piloted F-16 flight

Air Force making gains in artificial intelligence with AI-piloted F-16 flight


Via: gregtx  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  7 Comments  •  2 months ago

Boeing Starliner is set to launch NASA astronauts from Florida on the Crewed Flight Test

Boeing Starliner is set to launch NASA astronauts from Florida on the Crewed Flight Test


Via: gregtx  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  1 Comments  •  2 months ago

Why does TB have such a hold on the Inuit communities of the Canadian Arctic?

Why does TB have such a hold on the Inuit communities of the Canadian Arctic?


Via: hallux  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  5 Comments  •  2 months ago

The Cheapest Mini PC You Can Buy! GMKtec NucBox G3 Hands On Review

The Cheapest Mini PC You Can Buy! GMKtec NucBox G3 Hands On Review


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  2 Comments  •  2 months ago

I'm a computer nerd. I like them. For many years, I owned only machines that I assembled myself. Today, this new generation of mini-PCs is just too good, right out of the box, to bother...
Well, hello, Voyager 1! The venerable spacecraft is once again making sense

Well, hello, Voyager 1! The venerable spacecraft is once again making sense


Via: hallux  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  4 Comments  •  2 months ago

Why does NASA want a time zone on the moon?

Why does NASA want a time zone on the moon?


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  4 Comments  •  2 months ago

I thought this was fake news when I saw the title. in fact, it's pretty interesting...
What's Really Happening At CERN

What's Really Happening At CERN


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  1 Comments  •  2 months ago

This is at the edge of what I understand of particle physics. That's why I like it! Cleo's enthusiasm is sometimes a bit over the top... but that's who she is.
The Grille Trend that Kills 509 People per Year

The Grille Trend that Kills 509 People per Year


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  2 Comments  •  4 months ago

Ryan Kluftinger is Canadian, so he may perhaps be forgiven for imagining that macho male Americans would ever abandon their "fist through the air" pickup grilles for a paltry five hundred...
Evolutionary Biologist Reacts to Creationist Arguments

Evolutionary Biologist Reacts to Creationist Arguments


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  88 Comments  •  4 months ago

This is the very best kind of didactic. Clint entertains while teaching... two different subjects.  The obvious subject is creationism / evolution / natural selection. The less...
IIHS updates its testing criteria to focus on pedestrians and back-seaters

IIHS updates its testing criteria to focus on pedestrians and back-seaters


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  2 Comments  •  4 months ago

Pedestrian casualties have been rising fast over the last few years, so it's good to see the IIHS resetting its criteria to push manufacturers to protect pedestrians. Of course, a cynic...
Is Airbus Hiding a REVOLUTION?!

Is Airbus Hiding a REVOLUTION?!


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  3 Comments  •  4 months ago

Why does aviation fascinate me? Dunno....
A gnat has found a creative way to escape this deadly flower

A gnat has found a creative way to escape this deadly flower


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  1 Comments  •  4 months ago

Parasites and symbiots.
Does Boeing Stand a Chance Anymore??

Does Boeing Stand a Chance Anymore??


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  10 Comments  •  4 months ago

Aviation fascinates me.
This Is How We'll Clean Up Space Junk

This Is How We'll Clean Up Space Junk


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  4 Comments  •  4 months ago

Capitalists consider that "if no one can show clear title, we can do whatever we want". The communications businesses alone - not just Musk - are putting up huge numbers of satellites,...
Scientists keep discovering 'impossible galaxies'. What does this mean?

Scientists keep discovering 'impossible galaxies'. What does this mean?


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  7 Comments  •  4 months ago

The James Webb Space Telescope is kinda fabulous... It's successor is being planned... for launch maybe twenty years from now. Takes time.....
A solar eclipse from the surface of Mars

A solar eclipse from the surface of Mars


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  11 Comments  •  4 months ago

When I was a kid, there were no commercial jet aircraft. Now we can watch Phobos pass in front of the Sun, from the surface of Mars. 
Driving Tesla Cybertruck - Overhyped or the Pickup Reinvented?

Driving Tesla Cybertruck - Overhyped or the Pickup Reinvented?


By: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  17 Comments  •  4 months ago

I'm not a truck person. Trucks are irrational for most people. But hey! Motor vehicles are very largely irrational purchases. A three-pointed star costs money! Like a Mercedes, trucks are...
PC nerd alert! Two articles for the price of one! (Both came across my screen today.)

PC nerd alert! Two articles for the price of one! (Both came across my screen today.)


By: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  12 Comments  •  4 months ago

I bought a 4" x 4" mini PC a year ago. I'm not a gamer, so I don't need top-of-the-line. It has a mid-range AMD Ryzen chip, and RAM and disks from the previous machine. I run both...
Earth was once a giant snowball, here's why

Earth was once a giant snowball, here's why


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  7 Comments  •  4 months ago

Most people like simple explanations. Occam's Razor tells us that the simplest explanation is usually the right one. But... Occam's Razor applies to all the data available. And sadly for...
Map of Antarctica without the ice

Map of Antarctica without the ice


Via: outis  •  Health, Science & Technology  •  21 Comments  •  4 months ago

We all know what Antarctica looks like...  ...  right?
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