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At Mind Matters News: The human brain has neural networks not found in lab mice
In a just-published study that he led, the researchers examined human tissue removed by neurosurgeons during operations. Studying it, they discover neuron networks (connectomes) unknown in mouse brains… The interesting part is that this network exists mainly in order to silence other neurons…
Science mag goes bonkers on abortion, and related stories
At The Scientist, we are informed, “Scientists Predict “Brain Drain” From States That Ban Abortion: Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, numerous researchers have announced plans to either vacate or decline career opportunities in states where abortion is or will soon be illegal.”
At Mind Matters News: 1. Why Infinity Does Not Exist in Reality
Robert J. Marks: In a series of five posts, I explain the difference between what infinity means — and doesn’t mean — as a concept.
Four things physicists still wonder about the Higgs boson
Scientists have learned a lot about the Higgs boson in the decade since they discovered it. But intriguing questions remain.
At Evolution News: More on Self-Replicating Machines
Professor Granville Sewell provides an example that “makes sufficiently clear what a difficult task it would be to create truly self-replicating cars.”
Domesticated Rice: the Power of Artificial Selection.
I suspect that almost every week there’s at least one article published somewhere that undermines Darwinian theory. Now using the term, ‘Darwinian theory’, might ruffle some people’s feathers. Yet, without Darwinian theory, neo-Darwinism makes no sense; it lacks any intellectual foundation. And, so, here we are inching towards the 200th anniversary of Origin of Species Read More…
At SciTech Daily: Rocket Lab Launches NASA’s CAPSTONE Mission to the Moon
CAPSTONE’s main mission is to attempt to establish that this location in space provides a stable and ideal location for a space station, as well as a staging area for missions to the Moon and beyond.
Found: The ‘holy grail of catalysis’—turning methane into methanol under ambient conditions using light
An international team of researchers has developed a fast and economical method of converting methane, or natural gas, into liquid methanol at ambient temperature and pressure.
What is Life?
At Quanta: Without a good definition of life, how do we look for it on alien planets? Steven Strogatz speaks with Robert Hazen, a mineralogist and astrobiologist, and Sheref Mansy, a chemist, to learn more.
Mars Curiosity Rover Collects Rock Samples Containing Key Ingredient Of Life
Rock samples collected from Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover have revealed signs of key ingredients of life, according to a statement by the agency.
Michael Egnor: Is consciousness the sort of thing that could have evolved?
Material processes cannot, for example, account for the power to grasp infinity or perfection — which are not material ideas.
The Woke without their makeup …
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Roe (abortion on demand everywhere) unconstitutional, the elite Woke have been rampaging generally – but against one judge in particular. Mr. Justice Clarence Thomas is black and, wouldn’t you know …
Did Life Originate on Earth or in the Cosmos? Part 2
Dr. Ross describes “the strengths and shortcomings of what [a team of 33 scientists] proposes to be the only naturalistic alternative to an Earth-based origin and history of life.”
At Mind Matters News: What’s hot and what’s not in Darwinblogs
Casey Luskin: We’ve seen a decline in the amount of high quality science writing from blogs like Panda’s Thumb. Some old voices in the Darwin blogosphere have diminished and some new ones have popped up. Jerry Coyne certainly is one of the ones that has really popped up on his very popular blog.