Category Archives: Science

10 Crucial Things That Result From Einstein’s Theories of Relativity

 Elizabeth Landau of NASA – Over one hundred years ago, on May 29, 1919, astronomers observed a total solar eclipse in an ambitious effort to test Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity by seeing it in action. Essentially, Einstein thought … Continue reading

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Astronomers find ‘alien’ asteroids living in our solar system

Ashley Strickland of CNN – Scientists In the last few years have studied the first observed interstellar visitors to our solar system. They include a comet called 2I/Borisov, spotted in 2019 and still passing through, and an asteroid called ‘Oumuamua … Continue reading

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Hubble image reveals the mighty baby stars that will probably destroy the ‘Pillars of Creation’

Brandon Specktor in Live Science – Spearing the sky like monolithic elephant trunks, the “Pillars of Creation” are a vast region of star-forming material located in the Eagle Nebula, about 6,000 light-years from Earth. These tendrils of gas and dust, … Continue reading

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What Should The Government Spend To Save A Life? Economists have done the math.

Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux in FiveThirtyEight – The staggering economic toll of the new coronavirus is becoming abundantly, unavoidably clear. As economic forecasts grow darker, talk of tradeoffs is getting louder: Is protecting Americans from COVID-19 really worth all this disruption and economic … Continue reading

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10 ways healthcare augmented intelligence could transform primary care

Timothy M. Smith of the American Medical Association – Augmented intelligence (AI) promises to be a transformational force in health care, especially within primary care. Experts outline ways that innovations driven by AI—often called artificial intelligence—can aid rather than subvert … Continue reading

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