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"There’s always been this divide between technology — the inanimate stuff that we build — and biology — the living stuff that nature builds. It’s not that we can’t build living things; we just have to figure out how. And that’s exactly what synthetic biologists are trying to do."
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AP digs through its archives and posts its original coverage of the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. http://bigstory.ap.org/urn:publicid:ap.org:3fd267ba7b3c40479382189c99172d61#
EDITOR'S NOTE: On two days in August 1945, U.S. planes dropped two atomic bombs — one on Hiroshima, one on Nagasaki, the only times nuclear weapons have been used. Their unprecedented destructive power incinerated buildings…
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Einstein, Edison and an Aptitude for Genius: Einstein hated standardized testing, but the reasons why will surprise you. https://medium.com/starts-with-a-bang/einstein-edison-and-an-aptitude-for-genius-31a41a1947f1
Einstein hated standardized testing, but the reasons why will surprise you.
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Cabbages & Condoms, a fancy(ish) restaurant in the heart of Bangkok that also promotes family planning. "And definitely be on the look out for waiters who like to serve your food with condoms fitted around their heads. Because that just makes the dining experience all the more special." http://www.lostateminor.com/2015/08/04/cabbages-condoms-a-fancyish-restaurant-in-the-heart-of-bangkok/ 
There's one restaurant you probably shouldn't take your grandma to, unless, of course she's as open minded as you: Bangkok's Cabbages & Condoms. Nestle
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Accumulated Piles of Junk Transform Into Illusionistic Shadow Art by Shigeo Fukuda http://www.spoon-tamago.com/2015/08/03/illusionistic-shadow-art-by-shigeo-fukuda/ 
We wrote about graphic designer Shigeo Fukuda last month but there was a side of him, one that’s rare amongst graphic designers, that we didn’t get to discuss. When he wasn’t creating posters for social and environmental causes, Fukuda applied his visual wit and allusion to a series of assemblag
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Dear Dr. B: Can you make up anything in theoretical physics? (It may sometimes seem like that from the outside looking in, but really, no, you can't.) http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2015/08/dear-dr-b-can-you-make-up-anything-in.html
"Theoretical physicists, as they “make up theories” are not free to just do whatever they like. The standards in physics are high, both in experiment and in theory, because there are so many data that are known so precisely. New theories have to be consistent with all the high precision data that we have accumulated in hundreds of years, and theories in physics must be cast in the form of mathematics;"
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Artist Illustrates 'Elements' of the Periodic Table as Original Comic Book Characters: http://laughingsquid.com/artist-illustrates-elements-of-the-periodic-table-as-original-comic-book-characters/
San Francisco-based artist Kaycie Dunlap of KcD Studios has taken it upon herself to illustrate Elements of the periodic table as fantastic, original comic book characters. She took her project a s...
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Wow what a novel idea. Maybe we can get more kids interested in Science, and chemistry...
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UFC Fighter Ronda Rousey Has Physics-Based Superpowers. It's like @rjallain wrote this just for me. :) http://www.wired.com/2015/08/ufc-fighter-ronda-rousey-physics-based-superpowers/ 

EG. he calculated the kinetic energy of one of Rousey's punches: "Twenty-five joules! That might not seem like a lot of energy, but just lifting a typical textbook off the floor and onto a table is about 10 Joules. Do this every three seconds. Now weave and dodge at the same time. You will get tired quickly. Or, conversely, imagine getting hit in the face with two textbooks every three seconds. "
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Training and desire. Or ? Eye of the Tiger ! Adrian i did it. Knocked Bethe the #### out. ('.')
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The World According to Chess: "much more than a game, chess is an alternative history of humanity—and an eternal design." http://moreintelligentlife.com/content/ideas/set-play-chess
Built to Last: much more than a game, chess is an alternative history of humanity—and an eternal design. Simon Willis traces its moves across 1,500 years
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Theories of Everything, Mapped. From quantum gravity to the search for dark matter, explore the biggest questions in fundamental physics, and the network of theories proposed to answer them. https://www.quantamagazine.org/20150803-physics-theories-map/
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How Insect Vision is leading to more sensitive drones. A tiny, biologically inspired motion sensor could help small drones avoid collisions as they buzz around. http://www.technologyreview.com/news/539751/tiny-drones-that-navigate-with-insect-eyes/
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Tiny black holes could trigger collapse of universe—except that they don't. In principle, a tiny black hole could seed the formation of a new vacuum just as an impurity can seed the formation of a bubble in boiling water. http://news.sciencemag.org/europe/2015/08/tiny-black-holes-could-trigger-collapse-universe-except-they-dont
Instead, some new physics must stave off doom, analysis suggests
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I'm a science writer, author of several popular science books for general readers. I also have my own blog at Scientific American, Cocktail Party Physics. Most recent books: "Me, Myself and Why: Searching for the Science of Self," coming out January 28, 2014, and "The Calculus Diaries: How Math Can Help You Lose Weight, Win in Vegas, and Survive a Zombie Apocalypse" (2010).
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Married to +Sean Carroll (affectionately known as the Time Lord). Black belt in jujitsu (although I no longer practice). Ran a program for two years matching scientists with writers, producers and directors in Hollywood, for the National Academy of Sciences. Dedicated to stamping out the notion of "two cultures": science is as much a part of creative human endeavor as the arts. I make a mean pad thai. Also orange/cranberry scones. Quite possibly first and only person to utter the phrase "negative index of refraction" on late-night TV (Craig Ferguson).
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