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7 Websites For Science Questions & Answers For The Scientific Spirit

7 Websites For Science Questions & Answers For The Scientific Spirit | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

"The web is the Grand Oracle. It sees all and answers all. I wish we had the educational and self-learning edge it gives to today’s generation. In a snap, you can tap it to ask anything about the world we live in, and generally it is pretty accurate answering back. Perhaps, apart from the ‘question of life’ it can answer anything. Who knows, someone might come up with that answer too in due time. But for now, from the purely scientific point of view, you can ask away about life sciences…and all the associated disciplines.
We have our own platform for questions and answers, and that’s where a reader asked us about some good websites on questions related to science, particularly physics and chemistry? He got the help he needed. Perhaps, with the help of this post and the seven websites mentioned here, you will too...."


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Death Enhances One's Religious Belief as well as the Rejection of Other Religions

Death Enhances One's Religious Belief as well as the Rejection of Other Religions | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Death can have a profound effect on a person's religious beliefs. In a new study, death not only strengthened a person's religious beliefs but also increased the denial of other religions.

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How Twitter Changed Literature & Culture - "Please RT"

How Twitter Changed Literature & Culture - "Please RT" | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

So Twitter doesn’t only have the widely recognized usefulness of providing updates on news and revolution, and illuminating links, and many laughs and smirks. It has also brought about a surprising revival of the epigrammatic impulse in a literary culture that otherwise values the merely personal and the super-colloquial as badges of authenticity. “Write as short as you can/ In order/ Of what matters,” John Berryman counseled in a pre-tweet of 44 characters. Favorite that, followers.

 

More on TWITTER: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=twitter

 


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Universal Illusion? Juan Maldacena's holographic universe

Universal Illusion? Juan Maldacena's holographic universe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

To make things clear - Maldacena's universe is not like the one we actually live in! It's a model, a toy universe, which comes complete with its own physics. It's a hologram because all the physical goings-on inside it can be described by a physical theory that's only defined on the boundary. What's more, it's a universe in which the gravity/quantum conundrum has been resolved completely: the boundary theory is purely quantum, it contains no gravity, but a being living in the interior will still experience gravity. Gravity in this universe is part of the holographic illusion.

 

More on COSMOLOGY: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=cosmology

 


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125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology

125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
125 Great Science Videos covering Astronomy & Space Travel; Physics; Biology & Chemistry; Environment, Geology and & Ecology; Psychology & Neuroscience; and Technology & Mathematics.

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[A MUST SEE VIDEO] Halo Films Choice Point Showreel

Choice Point provides a scientific, self-help and human story platform to help people transform their lives for the better while at the same time showing them how to contribute to transforming the world in beneficial ways.


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Tony Franciskato's comment, May 29, 2012 9:07 AM
I love the idea of aligning with a purpose but of course I have questions when I hear certain things like… "What does it mean to 'Transcend self interest'?" It is like thinking it necessary to "moving beyond" the need to have blood coursing through my veins. "Creating relationships where everyone is getting richer" sounds like a situation where people trade goods and services freely and exchange value for value. What a great idea! It could be like a free market where men trade without taking advantage or being taken advantage of. Seems if men understood self interest as something not needing transcendence but needing acceptance as a fact of life the rest may follow.
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, May 29, 2012 10:09 AM
Thank you Tony Franciskato. I agree that these phrases are mere a positive thinking and not so a practical solution for a daily life. But we need inspiration to overcome our self-interest and I believe that this video is opening that "door".
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Study: Hypocrisy the golden rule in negotiations

Study: Hypocrisy the golden rule in negotiations | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Folks with more bargaining power "behave more selfishly" but believe themselves fair.

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[VIDEO] What Phi (the golden ratio) Sounds Like

You've probably heard of Pi day held on 14 March, and might even know its rival Tau day on 28 June. But these circular numbers aren't the only mathematical constants worth celebrating. Just in time for today's date, known as Phi day, musician Michael Blake has composed a soundtrack in recognition of the golden ratio, represented by the Greek letter phi (see video above).

 

More on MATHEMATICS: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=mathematics

 


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How is our consciousness connected to the world?

How is our consciousness connected to the world? | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

How is our consciousness connected to the world?
Explore the unconscious functions of the brain with visual illusions and mysterious perceptual phenomena.


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Macro Photos Reveal the Mystical World of Insects

Macro Photos Reveal the Mystical World of Insects | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Macro Photos Reveal the Mystical World of Insects “ Courtesy of Thomas Shahan’s Flickr page come these spectacular photos of insects. Curious how Shahan captures such amazing images? Check out this...

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5 Big Moments in the History of Knowledge Transfer

5 Big Moments in the History of Knowledge Transfer | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

There are basically three kinds of knowledge humans can share with one another: news, concepts, and skills. Most of our early advances in communication technology focused on sharing news over a distance – a good place to start, as it was helpful in avoiding death. We've come a long way since then, and while online technologies are still evolving – and while too many people still lack access to them – we're using the internet to convey news, skills, and sophisticated concepts globally, instantaneously, and with increasing efficiency. Let's take a look at a few key historical moments in the history of knowledge transfer.


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