From geeks, for geeks: website to plan your nerd adventures

Sometimes it’s just not enough to see the major landmarks when you travel.

In the back of your mind you know there is more out there — stuff that might be more interesting to you than your average bus tour. You want to see the gravesites of scientists, abandoned missile silos, museums of the macabre, observatories and much more.

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http://dvice.com/archives/2012/02/from-geeks-for.php

Microbes Found Thriving in Volcanic Mars-like Habitat

A team of scientists from Oregon State University has collected microbes from ice within a lava tube in the Cascade Mountains and found that they thrive in cold, Mars-like conditions.

The microbes were collected from a lava tube near…

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http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/12/-microbes-found-thriving-in-volcanic-mars-like-habitat-1.html

Woolly mammoth to be brought back to life from cloned bone marrow ‘within five years’

Scientists from Russia and Japan will launch fully-fledged joint research next year aiming to recreate the giant mammal after finding a thigh bone recovered from permafrost soil in Siberia.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2069541/Woolly-mammoth-brought-life-cloned-bone-marrow-years.html

10 Easy Steps to Becoming a Futurist

The speed at which technology has been moving has created a career for people who can predict trends, results, and overall changes in industry and culture.

These are futurists “ scientists whose specialty is to systematically predict the future.

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http://blog.koldcast.tv/2011/koldcast-news/10-easy-steps-to-becoming-a-futurist/

Sickle cell anemia as malaria defense

Sickle cell anemia causes pain, fatigue and delayed growth, all because of a lack of enough healthy red blood cells .

And yet genetic mutations that cause it ” recessive genes for the oxygen-carrying hemoglobin protein ” have survived natural selection because they also seem to provide a natural defense against malaria . Scientists have long known this, and they have long wondered how it worked.

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http://www.latimes.com/health/la-sci-sickle-cell-malaria-20111126,0,2298392.story

Life’s Extremes: Math vs. Language |

Some people are math wizards while others have a particular knack in verbal skills, with scientists saying a combination of nature and nurture, that is, development, genes, environment and even personal zeal can determine where one falls on this (number)

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http://www.livescience.com/16897-math-language-dyslexia-dyscalculia.html

Scientists claim to have broken the light speed barrier

Faster than the speed of light? Normally we think of The Flash, Superman, or perhaps a Federation starship using warp drive.

In other words, we think science fiction or comic books. After all, surpassing that speed would overturn one of the fundamental laws of physics, Einstein’s theory of relativity, often simply known by the equation E =…

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http://hothardware.com/News/Scientist-claim-to-have-broken-the-light-speed-barrier/

Obama seeks data scientists for election edge

Building on his social media success in 2008, it looks like big data will be a driving force behind President Obama’s reelection campaign.

To that end, his team is taking to the streets to find data scientists and engineers, including at an event Tuesday at Stanford.

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http://gigaom.com/cloud/obama-seeks-data-scientists-for-election-edge/

Why office drinks are more likely to make us party fools than drinks with colleagues in a bar

Drinking in environments not traditionally associated with alcohol leaves us far less able to control our behaviour, scientists from the University of Birmingham claim.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2036353/Why-office-drinks-likely-make-party-fools-drinks-colleagues-bar.html

Perpertuum Mobile: The Quest for Perpetual Motion

Perpetual motion is a term used to describe a machine that can operate indefinitely.

It is also sometimes used to define a device that produces more energy than it uses, no matter how long it is able to operate. Most scientists and scholars agree that perpetual motion violates either the first or second law of thermodynamics or in fact breaks both of them. Some devices which dont break these laws but get their energy from an obscure source hav

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http://www.darkroastedblend.com/2011/09/perpertuum-mobile-quest-for-perpetual.html

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