Dwarf Galaxy 2.5-B Light Years Away Source of ‘Fast Radio Bursts’

Dwarf Galaxy 2.5-B Light Years Away Source of ‘Fast Radio Bursts’






Dwarf Galaxy 2.5-B Light Years Away Source of ‘Fast Radio Bursts’ The source of mysterious fast radio bursts that have mystified astronomers for years is a dwarf galaxy 2.5-B light years from Earth, scientists say in a new report. The finding, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, was described by one astronomer as “huge.” “This […]






Science Journalism Under Attack

Science Journalism Under Attack






In the Winter 2017 edition of Issues in Science and Technology environmental journalist Keith Kloor describes a number of incidents in which advocacy groups have attacked reporters for citing reliable scientific evidence that undermined the claims of those who questioned the value of vaccines or the safety of genetically engineered crops. Their tactics included ad […]






The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology

The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology






The Many Reasons to Embrace Technology $FB, $GOOGL, $AAPL, $MSFT “The strongest force propelling human progress has been the swift advance and wide diffusion of technology.” — The Economist Some historical facts, as follows: In the year 1820, a person could expect to live less than 35 years, 94% of the global population lived in extreme poverty, […]






Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed

Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed






Genes Control the Behavior & Health of Dogs, More Information Needed Recently researchers at Cornell University completed the largest genetic study of dogs ever undertaken by performing genetic mapping of 4,200 dogs, including purebreds, mixed breed, and stray dogs. The study examined 180,000 genetic markers that can help link specific inherited diseases with the genes responsible […]