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Interactive timeline of human evolution April 26, 2009

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ns_logo Over at the New Scientist site, they have an extremely useful interactive timeline of human evolution. It has tags along the timeline that link to an article detailing the specific evolutionary step. This is highly recommend for anyone interested in understanding human evolution on a deeper level, opposed to the general ignorance of the American public on this issue.

Religion: an indirect byproduct April 26, 2009

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Thomson explains that religion was an indirect byproduct of natural selection, unlike some previous conventional wisdom.

Real Time Body Count April 19, 2009

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Jenny McCarthy Body Count

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See The Lay Scientist for more information.

The Past, Present, and Future of Intelligent Design creationism April 17, 2009

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New painkillers? April 15, 2009

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liposomeOnce again, Science gives us remedies for our suffering. A new study was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showed that a new anesthetic can safely numb body parts for more than a week. The research was done on rats, but the findings suggest that it’s use in humans may be inevitable. “Kohane’s team took a potent numbing agent called saxitoxin and packaged it in tiny fat droplets called liposomes, which slowly leak the chemicals over time. ” (To read more click the image above.)

Hubble Celebrates the International Year of Astronomy with the Galaxy Triplet Arp 274 April 5, 2009

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hs-2009-14-a-web_print This is group of galaxies is the winner of the contest to have people vote on where to point the Hubble Space Telescope. There are three galaxies in this image, and they are over 400 million light years away.
This is a part of the wonderful science education campaign, the International Year of Astronomy.