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Crow-Size Pterosaur Named After 9-Year-Old Fossil Hunter -- National Geographic

Crow-Size Pterosaur Named After 9-Year-Old Fossil Hunter -- National Geographic | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Crow-size and likely toothless, the newfound flying reptile lived in a hot, lush England more than 65 million years ago.
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Why should we trust scientists, anyway?

Why should we trust scientists, anyway? | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it

"Naomi Oreskes, a Harvard professor of history of science, tackles that question in a recent TED video. Oreskes co-authored Merchants of Doubt, which told the story of a small group of corporate-funded scientists "who fought the scientific evidence and spread confusion on many of the most important issues of our time," such as climate change..."

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"You shouldn't just trust scientists. What you should trust is the process scientists use to show why you *shouldn't* trust them." --Ezra Klein

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Time crystals realize new order of space-time

Time crystals realize new order of space-time | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Two teams of experimentalists have created exotic patterns, repeating in time, that represent a new order of space-time previously thought impossible.
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What to Expect From Artificial Intelligence

What to Expect From Artificial Intelligence | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
To grasp how artificial intelligence will change organizations, understand how it delivers value.
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Woman technology CEOs make progress on C-suite gender diversity

Woman technology CEOs make progress on C-suite gender diversity | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
The 2016 Bloomberg Pay Index has good news for women in business. Women are more prevalent than ever before in C-level positions, and it seems likely that this trend is set to continue. The technol…
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A Dinosaur So Well Preserved It Looks Like a Statue

A Dinosaur So Well Preserved It Looks Like a Statue | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Borealopelta, discovered accidentally by Canadian miners, is one of the most spectacular fossil finds of all time.
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111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E.

111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E. | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
A neuropathologist has examined the brains of 111 N.F.L. players — and 110 were found to have C.T.E., the degenerative disease linked to repeated blows to the head.
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Dr.FRANCIS COLLINS - Why I believe in God.

"Dr. Francis Collins, Head of Human Genome ..talks about why he believes in God."

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Dr. Francis Collins, Head of Human Genome, and Director of the National Institute of Health..talks about why he believes in God. "For me, doing science was an opportunity to glimpse a little bit of the mind of God. And that certainly was true of reading out the letters of the human DNA..."
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Scientists just published an entire study refuting Scott Pruitt on climate change

Scientists just published an entire study refuting Scott Pruitt on climate change | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Pruitt wrote that satellite data show a 'leveling off of warming.' Scientists say that's not true.
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The 22-year-old who saved the world from a malware virus has been named

The 22-year-old who saved the world from a malware virus has been named | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
The researcher — who is known as MalwareTech on Twitter — registered a garbled domain name hidden in the malware to track the virus, a move that halted it.
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Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
"For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned way up on a debate that's quietly been raging between cosmologists, with 33 of the world's most famous physicists publishing a letter angrily defending one of the leading hypotheses we have for the origin of the Universe."
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Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
“Once formed,” the researchers observed dryly, “impressions are remarkably perseverant.”
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Siberia's 'doorway to the Underworld' Is Getting So Big It's Uncovering Ancient Forests

Siberia's 'doorway to the Underworld' Is Getting So Big It's Uncovering Ancient Forests | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
A doorway to 200,000 years ago.
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The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.
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End-to-End Encryption Isn’t Enough Security for “Real People”

End-to-End Encryption Isn’t Enough Security for “Real People” | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
We real people should work on improving security where we are most vulnerable — on our own devices.
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The Jobs That Artificial Intelligence Will Create

The Jobs That Artificial Intelligence Will Create | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Instead of eliminating human workers, AI may create new jobs requiring updated skills and training.
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Sorry, Google memo man: women were in tech long before you | Holly Brockwell

Sorry, Google memo man: women were in tech long before you | Holly Brockwell | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Doesn’t James Damore know women were the original computer programmers, writes freelance technology journalist Holly Brockwell
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Google's open culture tested by engineer's anti-diversity memo

A controversial post from a Google employee has set off a firestorm over its internal culture.
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Facebook researchers shut down AI bots that started speaking in a language unintelligible to humans

Facebook researchers shut down AI bots that started speaking in a language unintelligible to humans | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
"Days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that artificial intelligence (AI) was the biggest risk, Facebook has shut down one of its AI systems after chatbots started speaking in their own language, which used English words but could not be understood by humans..."
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Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies

Why you shouldn't exercise to lose weight, explained with 60+ studies | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Physical activity may have less to do with weight loss than we think.
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Conspiracy Theorists May Really Just Be Lonely

Conspiracy Theorists May Really Just Be Lonely | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
People prone to believing in elaborate cover-ups could just be seeking more meaning in life
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Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance

Researchers Say They've Figured Out What Makes People Reject Science, And It's Not Ignorance | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Fortunately, science works whether you believe it or not... / And how to get through to them. / Why people believe the Earth is flat.
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Trump's EPA greenlights a nasty chemical. A month later, it poisons a bunch of farmworkers

Trump's EPA greenlights a nasty chemical. A month later, it poisons a bunch of farmworkers | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
"Anybody that was exposed, we encourage them to seek medical attention immediately," a California public health official stated.
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Science, people! We can't ignore science. 
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Chicago mayor Emanuel posts EPA’s deleted climate change page

Chicago mayor Emanuel posts EPA’s deleted climate change page | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s response to the Trump administration pulling down its website detailing information about climate change: putting up his own.

The new section of the City of Chicago’s website, launched this weekend, pulls data from the archived Environmental Protection Agency page, noting, “while this information may not be readily available on the agency’s webpage right now, here in Chicago we know climate change is real and we will continue to take action to fight it.” Emanuel is promising to build the site out more in the coming weeks, using city resources.
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Scientists have found a 10 million gallon 'bath mat' of oil on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico

Scientists have found a 10 million gallon 'bath mat' of oil on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
"This is going to affect the gulf for years to come."
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Before-And-After Photos Show How Horrifyingly Fast The World’s Glaciers Are Melting

Before-And-After Photos Show How Horrifyingly Fast The World’s Glaciers Are Melting | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
Climate change becomes a lot less theoretical when you can see it happening before your eyes.
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Too many studies have hidden conflicts of interest. A new tool makes it easier to see them.

Too many studies have hidden conflicts of interest. A new tool makes it easier to see them. | Passionate About Science and Technology! | Scoop.it
PubMed, the Google of scientific search, is now publishing funding information in its abstracts.
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