Tag Archives: nature

Surface Detail

Surface Detail is a hauntingly beautiful evolving fractal landscape, created by subBlue. It’s very embryonic in nature, and I see cells dividing when I look at it, especially at the start. Further on, I see cocoons, insects swarming, brains, islands, … Continue reading

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Tim Webber, Visual Effects, And Gravity

Over at Nature, they have an interesting interview with Tim Webber, the mastermind behind the visual effects of Gravity. At last night’s Academy Awards, Gravity came home with seven awards: Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editing, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, … Continue reading

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365 Days: Nature’s 2013 In Review

Nature have once again released their review of the year. Last year was pretty good for science, and 2013 continued that trend, albeit with a few bumps along the way. “Shutdowns, lethal viruses, typhoons and meteorites — much of this … Continue reading

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Policy: Twenty Tips For Interpreting Scientific Claims

Science has a profound effect on many areas of policy, including (but not limited to) energy, health, environment, and education. How do you get a closer integration of science in political decision making? Get scientists more involved in politics? Doubtful, … Continue reading

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History: Great Myths Die Hard

How are science fables born, how do they spread, and how do they die? Nature has an interesting article entitled “History: Great myths die hard“. It talks about how these great myths of famous scientists evolved, why they did, and … Continue reading

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Eye Sci

Scientific Reports is “an online, open access, peer-reviewed publication from the publisher of Nature. We publish research from all areas of science and are committed to speeding up the peer review and publication process and providing an efficient service to both … Continue reading

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Return Of The Cicadas

Return of the Cicadas is a wonderful and powerful short documentary by the filmmaker Samuel Orr. He has a kickstarter campaign going on which you can donate to, so he can complete his hour-long documentary. I vaguely knew of cicadas … Continue reading

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30 Beautiful Abandoned Places

There are some structures and buildings in the world that once experienced a wealth of activity but, for one reason or another, have fallen into disrepair and been abandoned. Over at My Science Academy, they have a collection of 30 … Continue reading

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Lightest Substance On Earth

What is the lightest human-made substance on Earth? Care to guess its weight? The answer lies in a lab in China. Scientists from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China have created a graphene aerogel that weighs a spritely 0.16 milligrams per cubic … Continue reading

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The Universe

The Universe has just gotten older. Ok, maybe that’s not true, but our estimate of the age of the Universe has increased to 13.82 billion years, up from 13.73 billion years. This new estimate is thanks to new results from … Continue reading

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