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Bill Nye: Firebrand for Science – Aims to Change the World

Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 18, 2013

In recent years, Bill Nye has emerged as a fearless voice against climate change deniers. The Science Guy has gone from taking on science lessons for children to taking on pundits on cable television on climate change, evolution and science in general.

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The Great Debate: THE STORYTELLING OF SCIENCE

Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 15, 2013

The Origins Project at ASU presents the final night in the Origins Stories weekend, focusing on the science of storytelling and the storytelling of science. The Storytelling of Science features a panel of esteemed scientists, public intellectuals, and award-winning writers including well-known science educator Bill Nye, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins, theoretical physicist Brian Greene, Science Friday’s Ira Flatow, popular science fiction writer Neal Stephenson, executive director of the World Science Festival Tracy Day, and Origins Project director Lawrence Krauss as they discuss the stories behind cutting edge science from the origin of the universe to a discussion of exciting technologies that will change our future. They demonstrate how to convey the excitement of science and the importance helping promote a public understanding of science.
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Cosmic Journeys : Voyager Journey to the Stars

Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 6, 2013

Cosmic Journeys examines the great promise of the Voyager mission and where it will lead us in our grand ambition to move out beyond our home planet. The two Voyager spacecraft are part of an ancient quest to push beyond our boundaries… to see what lies beyond the horizon. Now tens of billions of kilometers from Earth, two spacecraft are streaking out into the void. What will we learn about the Galaxy, the Universe, and ourselves from Voyager’s epic Journey to the stars?

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Higgs Boson Unbound (with Prof. Scott Ridley)

Posted by Mr DoctorE on July 28, 2012

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The Great Tree Of Life

Posted by Mr DoctorE on June 5, 2011

The Earth is inhabited by millions of different life forms, and all have been connected through common ancestry in The Tree of Life. The Tree describes the diversity and interconnectedness of all living things on Earth. This video shows the current research that is being done to fully discover the Tree of Life.

Produced for the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History with the support from the U.S. National Science Foundation through the CIPRes and Angiosperm Tree of Life Programs.

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Wonders Of The Universe

Posted by Mr DoctorE on April 24, 2011

Having explored the wonders of the solar system, Professor Brian Cox steps boldly on to an even bigger stage – the universe.

Who are we? Where do we come from? For thousands of years humanity has turned to religion and myth for answers to these enduring questions. But in this series, Brian presents a different set of answers – answers provided by science.
Episode 1: Destiny

Episode 2: StardustEpisode 3: FallingEpisode 4: Messengers <–+

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Alien Planets & Eyeball Earths: A Cosmic Guide to Finding ET Life

Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 19, 2011

The latest COSMIC JOURNEYS episode in 1080p. Where would you look to find Extraterrestrial Life? What planets are likely to have conditions that might spawn life? And what makes Earth special? So far, in this age of planet hunting, we’ve yet to find anything like our solar system… with rocky inner planets in neat circular orbits, and evenly spaced gas giants on the periphery.

Instead, astronomers have glimpsed a diverse planetary zoo, with giant planets in wide orbits around their parent stars, others that swing in so close they leave a comet-like tail, or molten rocky worlds emblazoned with oceans of lava. These finds have added new complexity to theories of how solar systems emerge in the birth of a star…..

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NASA Finds Earth-Size Planet Candidates in Habitable Zone, Six Planet System

Posted by Mr DoctorE on February 2, 2011

Sweet.. I want to go.. somehow :)

ScienceDaily (Feb. 2, 2011) — NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered its first Earth-size planet candidates and its first candidates in the habitable zone, a region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Five of the potential planets are near Earth-size and orbit in the habitable zone of smaller, cooler stars than our sun.

Candidates require follow-up observations to verify they are actual planets. Kepler also found six confirmed planets orbiting a sun-like star, Kepler-11. This is the largest group of transiting planets orbiting a single star yet discovered outside our solar system.

“In one generation we have gone from extraterrestrial planets being a mainstay of science fiction, to the present, where Kepler has helped turn science fiction into today’s reality,” said NASA Administrator Charles Bolden. “These discoveries underscore the importance of NASA’s science missions, which consistently increase understanding of our place in the cosmos.”
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Ben Goldacre – Bad Science

Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 20, 2010

Dr Ben Goldacre – Interview on Canadian CTV Montreal 19 October 2010

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The Importance of Gliese 581g

Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 13, 2010

Some science to start the day…

The fact that we’ve found a habitable planet candidate so soon after starting our search has important implications for the number of habitable planets that may exist in our galaxy – which was estimated to be around 10 billion.

Having found Gliese 581g so soon though, may mean one of two things. Either we were very lucky, or there are more planets out there than we thought. Based on this discovery, it’s possible that we may have meny more habitable planets than originally thought.

Perhaps 20 to 30 billion stars in our galaxy may have conditions suitable for life.

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