Posts Tagged ‘science’
New Space Race is ON!
Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2009 02:31 Written by stelpavlou Monday, 16 March 2009 02:28
And this time it’s a three-way.
Russian space officials are to select the winning proposal for a new rocket intended to carry cosmonauts on missions to the Moon.
Last Updated on Monday, 9 March 2009 11:04 Written by stelpavlou Monday, 9 March 2009 10:59
Tune in to listen to some odd computer voice recite the entire human genome in a continuous live stream.
And go quietly mad in the process.
Conservatives consume more porn
Last Updated on Friday, 27 February 2009 10:57 Written by stelpavlou Friday, 27 February 2009 10:56
Yes, someone actually studied this.
A new nationwide study (pdf) of anonymised credit-card receipts from a major online adult entertainment provider finds little variation in consumption between states.
New studies support form of genetic memory
Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2009 07:14 Written by stelpavlou Monday, 16 February 2009 07:14
Two new studies show that the fundamental theory that I explored in my second novel Gene, has a factual basis behind it after all.
In contrast to natural selection, in which organisms that are born well adapted to their environment survive and reproduce, passing down those successful traits, Lamarckian evolution suggests that animals can develop adaptive traits, such as better memory, during their lifetimes, and pass on those traits to their offspring.