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Science & Technology

Science today, maybe not tomorrow

Is the Peer Review Process for Scientific Papers Broken? Time – MELINDA BALDWIN – Apr 29, 2014 If peer review is indeed broken, as some observers have claimed, an important part of fixing it may be adjusting our expectations of … more

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Dishonest Scientists

Fraud in Science: Liar! Liar! Economist – Jun 4, 2009 Scientists are not quite as honest as might be hoped.

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Toying with Death

Insight: After disaster, the deadliest part of Japan’s nuclear clean-up Reuters – AARON SHELDRICK & ANTONI SLODKOWSKI – Aug 13, 2013 The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is preparing to remove 400 tons of highly irradiated spent fuel … more

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Follow the money

Mars One: How to boldly go and get voted off the planet Globe and Mail – May 12, 2013 We are not diminishing the ambitions of Mars One, a $6-billion plan to send the first human settlers on a one-way … more

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Origin of Life – first piece of the puzzle eludes researchers

Power behind primordial soup discovered University of Leeds – Apr 4, 2013 Researchers at the University of Leeds may have solved a key puzzle about how objects from space could have kindled life on Earth.

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Interplanetary travel described in the Vedas

Wanted: People willing to die on Mars CBC News – Mar 16, 2013 The man behind the private space project dubbed Mars One is looking for people to travel to Mars, but he’s not offering a return ticket. “The technology … more

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Why stop at Mars?

The Crazy Plan to Fly Two Humans to Mars in 2018 Popular Mechanics – MICHAEL BELFIORE – Feb 27, 2013 To take advantage of an alignment of Earth and Mars that happens once every 15 years and would allow the … more

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Solutions beget problems beget solutions beget problems…

Abyss of Uncertainty: Germany’s Homemade Nuclear Waste Disaster Spiegel – MICHAEL FROEHLINGSDORF, UDO LUDWIG and ALFRED WEINZIERL – Feb 21, 2013 Some 126,000 barrels of nuclear waste have been dumped in the Asse II salt mine over the last 50 … more

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Colonising Mars

Human Settlement on Mars in 2023 Mars-one.com –Mars One is a not-for-profit organization that will take humanity to Mars in 2023, to establish the foundation of a permanent settlement from which we will prosper, learn, and grow. Before the first … more

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Photos from Mars

Mars Looks Quite Familiar, if Only on the Surface New York Times – KENNETH CHANG – Aug 13, 2012 Over the weekend, the Curiosity, which landed early on Aug. 6 after an eight-month flight, started sending back a 360-degree high-resolution … more

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