Atheists who love Science!

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Atheists who love Science!

A group for science enthusiasts of all types -- professionals, amateurs, students, anybody who loves science.

Members: 1577
Latest Activity: 5 hours ago

Whether you're a professional, a student, an amateur, an enthusiast, whatever! Lots of atheists love science. Might as well have a group for it!

Feel free to nerd out, link articles, talk about your favorite field of research, whatever!

The icon is from www.wearscience.com.


9/28/2008
I've been super busy with school this semester -- no time for Atheist Nexus, sadly!!
If anyone who's around here a lot wants me to toss them moderation privileges to run this group or anything, just send me (Sara) a message! Thanks!

11/14/2009
Removed ability to send mass messages to everyone in the group. At 1000+ members, that seems like asking for spam.

Offer still open if anyone active in the group wants moderation privileges, but it appears everything has been going smoothly with all kinds of great discussions without moderation. Fantastic! :)

Discussion Forum

Common Gene Variation Linked to Colon Cancer

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Nanoparticle Wound Glue

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Science and Religion Cannot Be Reconciled

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Green Tea Boosts Brainpower

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Big Bang, its limits, and being OK with "I don't know"

Started by Gregory Phillip Dearth. Last reply by Gregory Phillip Dearth Mar 23. 59 Replies

1,500 year old frozen moss grows

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud Mar 22. 2 Replies

Fast, Cheap and Ethical Stem Cells

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Mar 15. 4 Replies

Academic papers generated by computer programs widespread

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Mar 15. 6 Replies

Nuke close call in 1961

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Michael Penn Mar 12. 2 Replies

Million Year Memory Storage with 5D Glass

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Feb 28. 3 Replies

Canadian war on science

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Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by Sean Murphy Dec 31. 1 Reply

Giant twisters in the Lagoon Nebula

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Dec 26, 2013. 2 Replies

Joe Romm science quote

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Joan Denoo Dec 9, 2013. 5 Replies

Quantum Light Harvesting Hints at New Form of Computing

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara Dec 2, 2013. 1 Reply

Fish Oil May Cause Prostate Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky Nov 29, 2013. 3 Replies

Academic Fraud is a Chinese industry

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck Oct 2, 2013. 5 Replies

Elon Musk: The mind behind Tesla, SpaceX, SolarCity ...

Started by Joan Denoo. Last reply by Sarah Walton Sep 29, 2013. 9 Replies

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Comment by Mrina on September 13, 2010 at 1:48pm
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v467/n7312/full/467133a.html

We are going backwards in America and it is painful to see. Soon it'll be like the Dark Ages...
Comment by A Former Member on August 30, 2010 at 1:50pm
Video: 30 Years of Asteroid Discoveries



This animation using data from observatories and amateurs around the world plots the positions of all the known asteroids in the solar system in 1980, and adds new ones as they are discovered. The pace and patterns of asteroid discovery give a neat visual illustration of the history of solar system exploration.

New asteroids appear in flashes of white, to make them easy to pick out. The final color codes for how close the object comes to Earth: Asteroids that cross Earth’s orbit are shown in red, “Earth approachers” that come to 1.3 times the Earth-sun distance are yellow, and all others are green. The bunches of new asteroids follow Earth in its orbit, usually in the region directly opposite the sun (that is, in the Earth’s night sky). Some clusters appear on the line between Earth and Jupiter, the side effects of surveys looking for Jovian moons.

In the mid-1990s, the pace of discovery picks up, showing the results of automated sky surveys. By 2001, the area just outside the orbit of Mars is filled in by a bright green ring of asteroids, and it keeps getting denser.

The beginning of 2010 brings a new pattern of discovery, with new asteroids fanning out on either side of the Earth. This new pattern is thanks to the Widefield Infrared Survey Explorer, an infrared space telescope that is expected to find hundreds of new asteroids by seeking their heat rather than their light.

According to the YouTube notes, “Currently we have observed over half a million minor planets, and the discovery rates snow no sign that we’re running out of undiscovered objects.”

The video was created using the ‘astorb.dat‘ data created by astronomer Ted Bowell of the Lowell Observatory and colleagues.

CORRECTION: The original version of this article attributed the data to the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. It actually came from observatories all over the world, and was compiled by the Minor Planet Center and the Lowell Observatory.

Video Credit: CORRECTION: Scott Manley / Armagh Observatory / YouTube syzyg
Comment by A Former Member on August 28, 2010 at 6:38pm
Someone else posted it on another site. It is a well done video.
Comment by Dave Kennedy on August 28, 2010 at 6:17pm
Thank you Dallas. That was a great video. I don't know where you find such things.
Comment by A Former Member on August 28, 2010 at 6:11pm
Comment by A Former Member on August 27, 2010 at 1:41pm
Pumpkin, surely you don't expect them to pay attention to all the times when their prayers weren't answered, do you?
Comment by A Former Member on August 27, 2010 at 11:27am
Discovery News | First Cannibals Ate Each Other for Extra Nutrition

The world's first known human cannibals ate each other to satisfy their nutritional needs, concludes a new study of the remains of cannibal feasts consumed about one million years ago.
Comment by A Former Member on August 25, 2010 at 5:58pm
Comment by Susan Stanko on August 19, 2010 at 10:16am
I haven't heard anything.
Comment by A Former Member on August 18, 2010 at 11:51am
Tell me about it. Children are just the way in which Stupid creates more Stupid. Too bad people don't have to pass some kind of test before having kids.
 

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