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Does Islam Stand Against Science? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Does Islam Stand Against Science? - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it

We may think the charged relationship between science and religion is mainly a problem for Christian fundamentalists, but modern science is also under fire in the Muslim world.


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Want to be the Next Neil deGrasse Tyson? Be Yourself

Want to be the Next Neil deGrasse Tyson? Be Yourself | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it

Don't aim to be a version of someone else. The greatest people in our society, Tyson argues, are those who have been able to "carve niches that represent the unique expression of their combination of talent."


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If you want to be a great man of science do something outstanding don't just criticize or ridicule others !!

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More bad science in the literature : Pharyngula

More bad science in the literature : Pharyngula | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it

That sad article on gyres as an explanation for everything has had more fallout: not only has it been removed from Science Daily's site, not only has Case Western retracted the press release, but one of the editors at the journal Life has resigned his position over it.


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howto spot the spurious and actually honor them?

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OpenLab: The Renaissance Man, and how to become a scientist over and over again | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

OpenLab: The Renaissance Man, and how to become a scientist over and over again | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it

Aiden is a scientist, yes, but while most of his peers stay within a specific field – say, neuroscience or genetics – Aiden crosses them with almost casual abandon. His research has taken him across molecular biology, linguistics, physics, engineering and mathematics. He was the man behind last year’s “culturomics” study, where he looked at the evolution of human culture through the lens of four per cent of all the books ever published. Before that, he solved the three-dimensional structure of the human genome, studied the mathematics of verbs, and invented an insole called the iShoe that can diagnose balance problems in elderly people. “I guess I just view myself as a scientist,” he says.


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Scientist of a different kind.

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World Science Festival Video : Steven Weinberg: The Real Needs of Society

World Science Festival Video : Steven Weinberg: The Real Needs of Society | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it

Each generation benefits from the insights and discoveries of those who came before. “If I have seen a little further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants,” wrote Isaac Newton. In a new annual series, World Science Festival audiences are invited to stand on the shoulders of modern-day giants. When it comes to government support, big science isn’t just about particle colliders. Steven Weinberg, a professor of physics at the University of Texas, Austin, stresses that areas such as education, infrastructure, and healthcare are just as important for a society.


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Wisdom 

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How crowdsourcing is changing science - The Boston Globe

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Science is driven forward by discovery, and we appear to stand at the beginning of a democratization of discovery. An ordinary person can be the one who realizes that a long arm of a protein probably tucks itself just so; a woman who never went to college can provide the crucial transcription that reveals a spidery script to be a love poem from 2,000 years in the past. Nobody can say where the movement will go, but among the new pioneers of crowd science, there is a palpable sense that they have just happened upon a powerful, poorly understood new resource.


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funding of science from the crowd? Thats like getting your bills paid by your neighbours. Awesome. Science is something that need be supported by society and this is perhaps an example. 

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funding of science from the crowd? Thats like getting your bills paid by your neighbours. Awesome. Science is something that need be supported by society and this is perhaps an example. 

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Oral Sex Worse Than Smoking? | IdeaFeed | Big Think

Oral Sex Worse Than Smoking? | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it

While the human papillomavirus (HPV) is known for infecting genitals, it can also spread quickly via oral sex, causing throat cancer disproportionately in men, says a new study. "Researchers examined 271 throat-tumor samples collected over 20 years ending in 2004 and found that the percentage of oral cancer linked to the human papillomavirus surged to 72 percent from about 16 percent, according to a report released yesterday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology."


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Please be careful folks !!

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Youngsters learn more about science online - Science/Technology - NewsObserver.com

Youngsters learn more about science online - Science/Technology - NewsObserver.com | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it
A survey by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2009 showed that, among 15-year-olds in 33 of the world's developed nations, the U.S. ranked 21st in math (below average) and 13th in science (average).

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US 21st in math, 13th in science but pioneers in innovation. How?

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Science and the roots of faith - Telegraph

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Steve Jones explains why men, scientists, professors and the British are less likely to believe in God than women, children and Americans.

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Sorry I can't write twice !!

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New report outlines trends in U.S. global competitiveness in science and technology

New report outlines trends in U.S. global competitiveness in science and technology | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it

The United States remains the global leader in supporting science and technology (S&T) research and development, but only by a slim margin that could soon be overtaken by rapidly increasing Asian investments in knowledge-intensive economies.


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Is this the answer why USA is a pioneer in innovation when its maths and science standing are not the top 1? Could be, see in the end its what kind of employment you are creating not what basic education level you have as there could be a time lag during which you can pick up your level to a higher one if you are in th right environ !!

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America cannot afford to lose its grip on science - Lisa Randall - CNN - RichardDawkins.net

America cannot afford to lose its grip on science - Lisa Randall - CNN - RichardDawkins.net | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it

(CNN) -- On a recent visit to Barcelona, Spain, my local translator, who told me he was becoming increasingly interested in physics as he listened to my responses to reporters' questions, commented that he couldn't believe the biggest advances in my field will come not from America but from Europe -- for him, an unexpected turn.


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Aspire To Inspire: Women in Science (NASA)

Think Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) is just for boys? We think differently; visit http://women.nasa.gov/a2i/ to find your inspiration! In...

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More Women needed in science !!

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A new discipline emerges: The psychology of science

A new discipline emerges: The psychology of science | Science Communication from mdashf | Scoop.it
You've heard of the history of science, the philosophy of science, maybe even the sociology of science. But how about the psychology of science?

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lets see !!

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Research sheds light on origins of greatness

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In a provocative new paper, an expert suggests working memory capacity -- which is closely related to general intelligence -- may sometimes be the deciding factor between being good and being great.

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