Sciencism 2013/05/28

This week in Sciencism, The Earth’s tides are driving the moon further away from the Earth, RNA infused bandaged, Potato Famine pathogen identified. Most Zoomed Photograph ever and issues with the Stem Cell paper.

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Science Issue

Predatory journals and metrics such as impact factor.

Science Quiz

Q – Which area of chemistry studies the rate of catalysed reactions?

A – Enzyme Kinetics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enzyme_kinetics

Q – Which family of viruses is responsible for the respiratory disorders SARS and more recently MERS?

Last Week in the Past

May 26

240 BC – First recorded perihelion passage of Halley’s Comet.

May 27

1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.

http://petapixel.com/2012/09/25/this-is-the-most-zoomed-in-photograph-ever-created-by-mankind/

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23590-cloned-stemcell-study-under-fire-for-sloppy-errors.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23582-atomic-weights-revision-changes-periodic-table.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829184.700-earths-tides-are-shoving-the-moon-away-faster.html

http://www.nature.com/news/stem-cell-cloner-acknowledges-errors-in-groundbreaking-paper-1.13060

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829180.200-sea-level-rise-drowning-in-numbers.html

http://cen.acs.org/articles/91/web/2013/05/Bandages-Silence-Genes.html

http://io9.com/rna-laced-bandages-could-treat-the-worst-wounds-on-the-509956299

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22596561

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