I am insanely excited to announce that "I Fucking Love Science" will be coming to television! The Facebook page and blog will be evolving into a TV show on the Science Channel, produced by one of my favorite presenters of all time: Craig Ferguson!
The show was announced last night at our event at SXSW in Austin, Texas.
David Dixon. Hurricanes are seldom a problem off Walney, where this windfarm was built, but similar projects could protect the US coast from storms
The construction of wind farms in coastal waters could have a benefit besides clean energy. Turbines take energy out of the wind, and modeling shows this could be a significant enough effect to reduce the damage from major storms.
Elephants respond to the human sounds with a distinctive rumble. Credit:Jan Arkesteijn
With elephant populations in drastic decline in most of their range it is not surprising humans are not their favorite creatures. It turns out they have a call that means “human” and judging by the reaction it may actually mean “nasty humans coming, run”.
activated regions of the brain while the participant claimed to have extra-corporeal experiences / A.M. Smith & C. Messier, Front. Hum. Neurosci. 2014
To be clear, this was a type of hallucination. This was not a bona fide out-of-body experience the likes of paranormal activity or the astral projection powers of Shannen Doherty’s character on Charmed. But it’s still cool because it’s the first attempt to scientifically analyze and document a non-pathological, self-elicited out-of-body experience.
Lise Meitner in Vienna, 1906. Photographer unknown
If you think about the greatest women scientists throughout history, Marie Skłodowska-Curie is probably at the top of the list. For good reason - she is still, after all, the only person in history to win two Nobel prizes in two sciences. However, for many people she remains the only historical female scientist they have heard of. Because March 8 is International Women’s Day, here is an introduction to some women who have made incredible contributions to science.