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April 11th, 2014 at 12:17 pm

Which Requires More Faith, Science or Religion?

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Futurist Thomas Frey: For the past several months I’ve been wrestling with this topic, and how to discuss it from a centrist viewpoint.

 

 

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March 17th, 2014 at 10:29 am

Physicists turn light into matter

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Physicists create a device that binds photons together to form “light molecules.”

A vacuum chamber the size of a shoebox has made history in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard physicist Ofer Firstenberg has created a new form of matter: a pair of photons, stuck together.

 

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March 12th, 2014 at 10:26 am

World Science U: Physicist Brian Greene’s new experiment in online science education

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Physicist Brian Greene

Companies and universities that run massive open online courses are struggling to prove their value. But Columbia University professor and physicist Brian Greene thinks he has a new and potentially more effective way to teach students online: World Science U, a science education platform that offers everything from two-minute educational videos to full-fledged university-level classes.

 

 

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January 21st, 2014 at 2:54 pm

Recent discovery of quantum vibrations in microtubules inside brain neurons corroborates controversial theory of consciousness

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A review and update of a controversial 20-year-old theory of consciousness published in  Elsevier’s Physics of Life Reviews claims that consciousness derives from deeper-level, finer-scale activities inside brain neurons.

 

 

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January 5th, 2014 at 8:57 am

Snake oil vs. legitimate health supplements: Here’s where you may be wasting money

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There are many conflicting studies and reports about health supplements. Is Vitamin C worth taking or not? Does Echinacea kill colds? Am I missing out not drinking Goji juice, wheatgrass extract and flaxseed oil every day?  Author David McCandless has created a visualization of scientific evidence of health supplements.

 

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January 1st, 2014 at 8:57 am

Top 13 ‘Futurist Speaker’ Columns in 2013

Futurist Thomas Frey: 2013 has been a year of considerable change for both me and the rest of our team at the DaVinci Institute. While most of what you see here on Futurist Speaker is about my research, thinking, and philosophy on the future, I thought this might be a good time to step back and fill you in on the people behind everything you’re reading.

 

 

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December 18th, 2013 at 12:11 pm

Secret code discovered in human DNA

Genomes use the genetic code to write two separate languages.

A secret second code hiding within DNA which instructs cells on how genes are controlled has been discovered by scientists. The amazing discovery is expected to open new doors to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, according to a new study.

 

 

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December 4th, 2013 at 11:05 am

U.S. students rank below global average in math, reading, and science

Students in Shanghai ranked as the world’s best.

The OECD is out with new global rankings of how students in various countries do in reading, science, and math. You can see below how Asian countries are obliterating everyone else in these categories.

 

 

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November 18th, 2013 at 10:10 am

Scientists have no faith in science

Why do scientists have no faith in science?

Those who claim that science and religion are compatible tend to argue that science, like religion, rests on faith: faith in the accuracy of what we observe, in the laws of nature, or in the value of reason. Daniel Sarewitz, director of a science policy center at Arizona State University and an occasional Slate contributor, wrote this about the Higgs boson in the pages ofNature, one of the world’s most prestigious science journals: “For those who cannot follow the mathematics, belief in the Higgs is an act of faith, not of rationality.”

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November 9th, 2013 at 4:50 am

Top 13 Photos of the Week

Much like Dr Frankenstein, she was determined to bring her old clothes back to life!

Quote of the Day:  ”We’ve all heard that a million monkeys banging on a million typewriters will eventually reproduce the entire works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the Internet, we know this is not true.” – Robert Wilensky

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