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The ethics of allowing uncontacted natives to remain uncontacted

This video has also been around a while, but I just saw it this weekend. Watching this, I had three conflicting sets of emotions.  The first is amazement that there are still tribes in the wild that have not yet been contacted … Continue reading

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Politics and money equal bad science

Jerry Coyne blogged yesterday about the trend in articles pointing out the flaws in science, noting that most of the observed problems are in medical studies, most notably in drug studies, and that generalizing these problems to all of science … Continue reading

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Termite inspired robots | Machines Like Us

Inspired by termites and their building activities, the TERMES project is working toward developing a swarm construction system in which robots cooperate to build 3D structures much larger than themselves. The current system consists of simple but autonomous mobile robots … Continue reading

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Buzz Blog: Getting Einstein to Say “I Was Wrong”

Buzz Blog: Getting Einstein to Say “I Was Wrong”. An interesting post about how slow Albert Einstein was to accept the expanding universe cosmology.  It demonstrates that all of us, no matter how brilliant, are often unable to see past … Continue reading

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