Science

A collection of posts about science

Jamie Whitehorn
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Wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey or how the future affects the past

Science-fiction often proceeds science-fact. The latest one is the possibility that future events can affect the past, at least at the quantum level. As Doctor Who said, Wibbly, wobbly, timey, wimey. Or perhaps a little more elegantly ... "The future can affect the past, even though the past is a

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Dark matter, is it's existence proven?

There was an interesting letter in this week's New Scientist about Dark Matter, that implies that it's existence is not open to question. The Letter New Scientist has developed an annoying habit of declaring confidently that "Dark matter makes up 80 percent of the universe's matter ..." without qualification

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Scientific Research on Dogs

Is it just me, or does a certain amount of research on dogs seem to be money for old rope at the moment? The latest one to surface is some research from Vienna showing that dogs can recognise human facial expressions. Ummm, duh! BBC NEWS: Do dogs know a happy

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Canine intelligence - and the lack of it in some intelligence researchers

Researchers in the field of intelligence always seem to be underestimating the intelligence of dogs. Why? People who work with dogs don't.