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Sushank Acharya

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The Recent analysis of DNA from prehistoric Europeans has shown the rapid increase in population twice from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago and had brown eyes and dark complexion.
The Recent analysis of DNA from prehistoric Europeans has shown the rapid increase in population twice from 45,000 to 7,000 years ago and had brown eyes and dark complexion.
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In any forum where science is discussed, there will always be people who have a great new personal theory and can’t understand why no one else is interested in it. Here at PF we have rules about this, but I want to look at the more general question of why there is apparently so little interest in such personal theories, independently of whatever rules a particular forum might have. Is it just because people are closed-minded, unwilling to consider new ideas? Or is there some more cogent reason?
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Reiner Korbmann

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German Science Academy on New Technologies: Science Communication is Crucial @acatech_en#scicomm wp.me/1XAlm 
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Christophe Avon

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BIODIVERSITY about Cave Dwelling Beetles: Coleoptera, Carabidae, Trechinae, Sardinia Caves (WAS>GIS Database) prospected by Christophe Avon 2016.
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Made device for reading human thoughts / human mind reading machine / Brain Computer Interface / 
Read research finding brain-computer interface devices are useful, but must be adapted to the cognitive level of people with ALS, a heterogeneous disease.
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How one researcher has made nearly every scientific paper ever published available for free to anyone

"Researchers and universities don’t earn a single penny from the fees charged by publishers such as Elsevier for accepting their work, while Elsevier has an annual income over a billion U.S. dollars."

"Why would any self-respecting researcher willingly hand over, for nothing, the copyright to their hard work to an organization that will profit from the work by making the keys prohibitively expensive to the few people who want to read it? The answer is ultimately all to do with career prospects and prestige. Researchers are rewarded in jobs and promotions for publishing in high-ranking journals such as Nature. Ironically, it is becoming increasingly common for researchers to be unable to access even their own published work, as wealthier and wealthier universities join the ranks of those unable to pay rising subscription fees."

"The efficiency of the (Sci-Hub) system is really quite astounding, working far better than the comparatively primitive modes of access given to researchers at top universities, tools that universities must fork out millions of pounds for every year. Users now don’t even have to visit the Sci-Hub website at all; instead, when faced with a journal paywall they can simply take the Sci-Hub URL and paste it into the address bar of a paywalled journal article immediately after the “.com” or “.org” part of the journal URL and before the remainder of the URL. When this happens, Sci-Hub automatically bypasses the paywall, taking the reader straight to a PDF without the user ever having to visit the Sci-Hub website itself."

http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/a-pirate-bay-for-science
How one researcher created a pirate bay for science more powerful than even libraries at top universities.
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Russ George

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Magic happens in ones brain when music is mixed with science. There are two ways to read my new post about Krill, I recommend this way... open the post, skip to the end, click to play the BB King vid .. 'the thrill is gone' then read the 'krill is gone' while listening http://russgeorge.net/2016/02/08/the-krill-is-gone-and-youll-be-sorry-domeday/
Though it might sound like a BB King Song, these real ocean blues are the worst ever Who would have thought a black blues singer...
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Marco Kalell

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Question: "Did God use the "Big Bang" to create the universe?"

Answer: Prior to the 20th Century, it was not clear if the universe ever had a beginning. Had it always existed? No one knew. It was a matter of faith. Then a succession of discoveries throughout the 20th Century showed beyond a reasonable doubt that the universe did have a beginning. It wasn't always here.

First, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, published in 1916, suggested that the universe had not always existed. Unsettled by the implications of his own theory, however, Einstein added a “cosmological constant” to make his equations support the possibility of a static (and therefore eternal) universe. Then the works of Georges Lemaître and Edwin Hubble in the 1920s demonstrated that the universe is expanding and that Einstein's cosmological constant was a mistake. This left a lot of astrophysicists very unhappy. Many felt that Lemaître, a Roman Catholic priest, was trying to inject religion into physics by suggesting that the universe had a beginning.

Over the next several decades, physicists tried to salvage the eternality of the universe by proposing everything from the Milne model (1935) to the steady state theory (1948). But with the 1964 discovery of cosmic microwave background radiation—predicted by Big Bang theorists in the 1940s—the Big Bang theory became the preeminent cosmological model. The question was no longer, did the universe have a beginning? The question became, how did it happen?

As more and more astrophysicists focused their attention on what happened in the first few moments, months and years of the universe, some Christians became upset that the new theoretical models didn't match up with their interpretation of Genesis. Just as many astrophysicists felt that the expanding universe theory was a ploy to inject religion into science, many Christians have come to feel that the Big Bang is an effort to undermine the biblical account of creation. Other Christians, however, feel that the Big Bang is consistent with the Bible’s account and welcome such compelling evidence for the creation of the universe.

Keep in mind that the Big Bang wasn't a sudden explosion of energy in some empty part of space at some distant moment in time. According to the theory, all space, time and energy came into existence together in that “bang.” Before the Big Bang, there was no time. There was no space. Then, suddenly, an exceedingly dense, incredibly hot, infinitesimal ball of something – everything – appeared somewhere, somehow for reasons unknown and began to expand rapidly with our whole world inside of it.

It is hard not to see the evidence for the Big Bang as a stunning example of where science and theology intersect. Astrophysicist Dr. Robert Jastrow phrased it this way in his book God and the Astronomers (New York, W.W. Norton, 1978, p. 116): “For the scientist who has lived by his faith in the power of reason, the story ends like a bad dream. He has scaled the mountains of ignorance; he is about to conquer the highest peak; as he pulls himself over the final rock, he is greeted by a band of theologians who have been sitting there for centuries.” Why? Because, as Jastrow explained in a subsequent interview, “Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the earth. . . .That there are what I or anyone would call supernatural forces at work is now, I think, a scientifically proven fact” (“A Scientist Caught Between Two Faiths: Interview with Robert Jastrow,”Christianity Today, August 6, 1982, pp. 15, 18).

If Christians are to have objections to the Big Bang theory, it should only be in the atheistic presuppositions that often go along with the theory. The idea itself, that the universe came into existence due to an explosion, is not necessarily incompatible with the biblical creation account. As one Christian theologian has stated, "I am not necessarily opposed to the Big Bang theory. Rather, I know who banged it."
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Marco Kalell

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"What does the Bible say about cavemen, prehistoric men, neanderthals?"

The Bible does not use the term “caveman” or “Neanderthals,” and according to the Bible there is no such thing as “prehistoric” man. The term “prehistoric” means “belonging to the era before recorded history.” It presupposes that the biblical account is merely a fabrication, because the book of Genesis records events which precede the creation of man (namely, the first five days of creation—man was created on the sixth day). The Bible is clear that Adam and Eve were perfect humans from the time of their creation and did not evolve from lower life forms.
With that said, the Bible does describe a period of traumatic upheaval upon the earth—the flood (Genesis 6-9), during which time civilization was utterly destroyed except for eight people. Humanity was forced to start over. It is in this historical context that some scholars believe men lived in caves and made use of stone tools. These men were not primitive; they were simply destitute. And they certainly were not half ape. The fossil evidence is quite clear: cavemen were human—men who lived in caves.
There are some fossilized ape remains which Darwinian paleo-anthropologists interpret as being some sort of transition between ape and men. Most people seem to think of these interpretations when they imagine cavemen. They picture furry half-men, half-ape creatures crouched in a cave next to a fire, drawing on the walls with their newly developed stone tools. This is a common misconception. And as far as Darwinian paleo-anthropology goes, we should keep in mind that these interpretations reflect a peculiar worldview and are not the result of the evidence. In fact, not only is there major opposition to these interpretations within the academic community, the Darwinists themselves do not entirely agree with each other on the details.
Unfortunately, the popular mainstream view promotes this idea that man and ape both evolved from the same ancestor, but this is certainly not the only plausible interpretation of the available evidence. In fact, the evidence in favor of this particular interpretation is lacking.
When God created Adam and Eve, they were fully developed human beings, capable of communication, society, and development (Genesis 2:19-25; 3:1-20; 4:1-12). It is almost entertaining to consider the lengths evolutionary scientists go to prove the existence of prehistoric cavemen. They find a misshapen tooth in a cave and from that create a misshapen human being who lived in a cave, hunched over like an ape. There is no way that science can prove the existence of cavemen by a fossil. Evolutionary scientists simply have a theory, and then they force the evidence to fit the theory. Adam and Eve were the first human beings ever created and were fully-formed, intelligent, and upright.
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The ideas that were written in the book being quoted, come from a time of limited knowledge and greater supernatural beliefs.
Quoting words that have been translated, modified, and rewritten, as if they are relevant to our current understanding of our universe, is absurd.
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Russ George

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GET YOUR GEEK ON! if you like physics outside of the box.... cold fusion now has a proven testable theory explaining why it occurs and has occurred as originally announced in March 1989... The skeptics, nare-do-wells, and dogmatics are revealed as fools or worse! Clean energy too cheap to meter is finally here. http://atom-ecology.russgeorge.net/2016/04/04/homlid-olafsson-rydberg-fusion/
Scandinavian physicists have demonstrated a testable theory that allows for cold fusion and development of practical new energy technologies.
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Skepti-Forum

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The story of how genetic engineering saved the Hawaiian papaya industry gets lost in the discussion of agronomic crop uses of the technology. This story is important because this is not just a story of technology. It is the story of people. Joni Kamiya tells the story of growing up on her ...
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Reiner Korbmann

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Rainer Flöhl has passed away – A Giant in Science Journalism in Germany #scicomm wp.me/1XAlm
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Zugegeben, wir waren nicht immer einer Meinung. Zugegeben, wir blickten mit verschiedenen Perspektiven auf die Wissenschaft wie auch auf den Journalismus. Zugegeben, er hat vieles aufgebaut, veränd...
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The ecologist's rap! #humor #ecology

Now here is an effective way to communicate science!

"I can't wait to measure your breast... height". And, why dance to chicks when you can dance to a tree's bark!? :')

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8f8_am8G7Q
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Made device for reading human thoughts / human mind reading machine / Brain Computer Interface / discovery is not published. I invite partnership. 
Life: CSUF students develop app, hardware for mind-controlled wheelchairs | project, students, electric, wheelchair, george, controlled, working, brain, pals, application
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Arnaud Delanoy

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Place de la communication a nommé Vincent Colas président de cette association des professionnels de la communication du Nord Pas-de-Calais lors de son Assemblée Générale, qui s'est tenue le 14 janvier dernier. Vincent Colas prend la succession de Pascal Caillé, directeur de Caillé associés, ...
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