Version 1 of ‘A Rough Guide to Spotting Bad Science’. Thanks for everyone’s suggestions earlier in the week, attempted to include as many of them as possible!
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Interspecific cooperation(?) in Guayaquil, Ecuador
Any theories? Temperature regulation? Predator deterrence?
"We read in bed because reading is halfway between life and dreaming, our own consciousness in someone else’s mind."
NASA recently suspended its 2014 WISH program, designed to encourage high school women to pursue careers in the STEM fields. Sign the petition here to reopen the program for 2015
h/t to scienceisbeauty and women-in-science
I think my favorite is number 16. Any that you think were left off the list? Lotka-Volterra?
The 17 Equations That Changed The Course Of History (Business Insider)
Ada Lovelace – The Prophet of the Computer Age
Not many people know that Ada Byron, Countess of Lovelace (1815-1852), otherwise known as “The Enchantress of Numbers”, was the daughter of the poet Lord Byron.
Even fewer know that Ada Lovelace would become one of the most important mathematicians in recorded history. Her work would prove instrumental in developing modern computers.
Read all about her here: http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/ada-lovelace-the-prophet-of-the-computer-age/
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Here’s an outtake photo (c. 1989) from the installation of the Cray Y-MP supercomputer at Lawrence Livermore National Lab.
Seymore Cray’s first supercomputer, the Cray 1, debuted in 1976 at another UC-run National lab Lab, Los Alamos. It weighed 10,500 pounds. It had 1 MB of memory and more speed (80 million computations in one second) than any other computer in the world.
These supercomputers may not seem as impressive today (especially compared to smartphones), but it was a huge asset for scientists. They used the machines to crunch through large data sets and solve problems too large for standard machines.
Herman Goldstine with the ENIAC, the first functional digital electronic computer, circa late 1940s.