Jul 302016

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  • Fats recovered from Ediacaran fossil, 558 mya, shows that animals then were “large,” “abundant”
    by News on 2018-09-21 at 19:07

    Yes, you read that right and our physics color commentator Rob Sheldon explains why it was possible below. From ScienceDaily: Scientists from The Australian National University (ANU) and overseas have discovered molecules of fat in an ancient fossil to reveal the earliest confirmed animal in the geological record that lived on Earth 558 million years […]

  • Is there a crisis inside the physics of time?
    by News on 2018-09-21 at 17:28

    Did Carlo Rovelli, start a fashion for debunking time with The Order of Time? Here’s science writer Marcia Bartusiak, author of Dispatches from Planet 3, asking whether it is time to just get rid of time: You might say that quantum mechanics introduced a fuzziness into physics: You can pinpoint the precise position of a […]

  • Experiment to probe the weak points of the Standard Model of our universe
    by News on 2018-09-21 at 17:04

    Better known as Big Bang cosmology, it is not very popular in some quarters: Developed in the 1960s and ’70s, the standard model has some sizable holes: It can’t explain dark matter — an ethereal substance so far detected only by its gravitational effects — or dark energy, a mysterious oomph that causes the cosmos […]

  • Globalization threatens the “ecosystem” of science, says researcher
    by News on 2018-09-21 at 16:24

    One of three such trends, according to a Cambridge nanoscientist, and author of The Secret Life of Science: How It Really Works and Why It Matters: The scientific ecosystem also serves us in ways that are harder to articulate. It instills in us an appreciation for the beauty of mathematics, a belief in the inherent […]

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