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International Space Station 15th Anniversary Of Human Habitation

Chris Hadfield tweeted out a link to this infographic, detailing 15 years of human habitation aboard the International Space Station. It’s an incredible achievement. What I like most about it is the wealth of science that has been done, and which is … Continue reading

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The Science Of Anti-Vaccination

“Fewer children in the United States are getting vaccinated. That’s bad news for those kids, and also for public health in general. Often, the response is to argue and debate and get angry at people who are we see as … Continue reading

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The 25 Biggest Turning Points In Earth’s History

The BBC have an excellent interactive infographic detailing the “25 biggest turning points in Earth’s history“. From leaps forward in evolution to devastating asteroid impacts, these were the turning points that shaped our world. The 25 milestones are: The Earth … Continue reading

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The Chance Events That Led To Human Existence

“How have we ended up as the most advanced species on a small blue-green planet, orbiting a seemingly insignificant star, in one of the hundred billion galaxies in the Universe? Science has found some extraordinary answers to this question. Looking … Continue reading

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Old Time Portraits Of Parasites

Over at Smithsonian, they have a creepy collection of old time portraits of parasites, by Marcus DeSieno. He used antiquated photograph development techniques to create the distinct look, which verges between monsters from horror films and beautiful art. The Smithsonian … Continue reading

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The Deadliest Animal In The World

Which is the deadliest animal in the world? It’s certainly not sharks (even though they’re terrifying), or crocodiles, or even snakes. It is, apparently, the humble mosquito. They kill more humans than any other animal in the world. Except… they … Continue reading

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The 20 Big Questions In Science

What are the current big questions in science? Over at The Guardian, they have collected together a list of the 20 big questions in science. Head over there to read about each one in more detail, but the 20 questions … Continue reading

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