Sciencism 2013/06/03

This week in Sciencism; New Mammoth Find, Capturing molecular bonding visualisation, Big asteroid passing by the earth with it’s own moon, Is love is epigenetic? New bird dinosaur fossil and mosquitoes sense of smell.

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Science Question

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

A – Coronavirus

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

 

Q – Which principle describes when electromagnetic radiation increases in wavelength size when an object moves further away from it’s observer.

A – Redshift

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

 

Not Science of the Week

CFCs and global warming.

 

Science Issue

Crowd Sourced Science – Telescope

 

Last Week in the Past

03 June

1889 – The first long-distance electric power transmission line in the United States is completed, running 14 miles (23 km) between a generator at Willamette Falls and downtown Portland, Oregon.

02 June

1896 – Guglielmo Marconi applies for a patent for his newest invention, the radio.

01 June

1495 – Friar John Cor records the first known batch of Scotch whisky.

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/157048-the-first-ever-images-of-a-molecule-as-it-makes-and-breaks-atomic-bonds

http://www.nature.com/news/can-a-mammoth-carcass-really-preserve-flowing-blood-and-possibly-live-cells-1.13103

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/exclusive-the-first-pictures-of-blood-from-a-10000-year-old-siberian-woolly-mammoth/

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-big-asteroid-earth-moon.html

http://www.nature.com/news/mutant-mosquitoes-lose-lust-for-human-scent-1.13089

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22695914

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23616-asteroid-miners-unveil-first-crowdfunded-space-scope.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23618-dawn-bird-sees-archaeopteryx-return-to-bird-fold.html

http://phys.org/news/2013-05-global-chlorofluorocarbons-carbon-dioxide.html

http://www.skepticalscience.com/CFCs-global-warming.htm

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nn.3420.html

http://www.nature.com/news/gene-switches-make-prairie-voles-fall-in-love-1.13112

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