Month: January 2012

» Trials and Errors: Why Science Is Failing Us

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Via Scoop.it – Creating the Future Dead-end experiments. Useless drugs. Unneeded surgery. The truth is, our scientific stories about causation are shadowed by all sorts of mental shortcuts.   Not really science, just the way our assumptions get…

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Cory Doctorow: A Vocabulary for Speaking about the Future

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Via Scoop.it – Creating the Future Science fiction writers and fans are prone to lauding the predictive value of the genre, prompting weird questions like ‘‘How can you write science fiction today? Aren’t you worried that real science…

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Official: 4 Ohio fluid-injection #fracking wells cannot open in wake of quake – CNN.com

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Via Scoop.it – Demand Transformation Ohio officials order that four fluid-injection wells be “indefinitely” prohibited from opening because of heightened seismic activity.   Dr. Won-Young Kim, one of the Columbia University experts asked by the state to examine…

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Scott Adam’s Year Without Fear

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Via Scoop.it – Internet of the absurd In 2011, the Dilbert cartoonist decided that it was time to confront his aversion to physical risk. What might some audacity and adventure bring? A few minor injuries, he reports, but…

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