Category Archives: Science

Here’s your chance to decide my life for me!

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As you might know, before I got into Cognitive Science I was an Astrophysics major. When I left, I had nearly enough credits to get away with a minor in physics, so I decided to take two last courses and get the minor. I’m taking my last physics course in the last semester: PHYS 239, […]

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This study on the genetic basis of homosexuality is SO GAY

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The BBC has a report on a recent study showing that the more older brothers you have, the more likely you’re gay, and that this is due to biological factors, not social ones. …the effect is probably the result of a “maternal memory” in the womb for male births. A woman’s body may see a […]

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NGC188 & M34 Globular Clusters

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Some of the stars are a bit smeared or shifted because our telescope wanders. It hates tracking.

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Eve Muses While Writing Essays

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Here’s an idea: thought’s main purpose is to make sense of our environment in order to survive in it and make more humans, right? Which is why there’s no real thought inside the womb; it isn’t needed to avert death. You’ve got everything you need: umbilical sustenance, amniotic protection, big-screen TV. So this would logically […]

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How cool a name is Quaoar?

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I think Quaoar might replace Extopalopaketl as the name I’m going to give to my first-born. Wouldn’t you love to be named after a planetoid? No? Well, it’s better than Dweezil. A new planetoid has been found that’s even further than Quaoar. To paraphrase the report: A frigid, planet-like body about three-quarters the size of […]

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