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

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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!

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9/28/2008
I've been super busy with school this semester -- no time for Atheist Nexus, sadly!!
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11/14/2009
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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! :)

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Marburg and Ebola Viruses

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Dog-human alliance edged out Neanderthals

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Climate Change Deniers.

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FDA hides fraud

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3-D Vaccine

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Time goes both ways in the quantum world

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Vulnerable to science denial

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Brain and Spinal Cord

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Google Makes First Fully Self-Driving Car

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The Web is not the Net.

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Intelligent life 90% less likely

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100 Billion Frames per second camera

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Stem

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Green Tea Boosts Brainpower

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Quick Ebola tests on the horizon

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Reptiles learning through purposeful imitation?

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Comment by Mrina on March 16, 2010 at 1:35pm
Isn't Lake Vostok just microorganisms though? I expect those everywhere, hehe. 3-inch shrimp is a different matter if the life is truly independent of a marine source.
Comment by Mrina on March 16, 2010 at 12:43pm
Woah no way!!! That is so cool!! I am going to show this to my mentor, he'll love it! Thanks again!! It begs the questions: what about in Europa's subsurface ocean? What about Enceladus' geysers? However the food source for these shrimp is a mystery- I can't imagine why they didn't sample the water and check for zooplankton? Or perhaps the shrimp somehow live off detritus, otherwise it's not impossible that there is some deep inlet from the Ocean- 12 miles isn't a lot and they only sampled a tiny hole. They can't completely rule out the possibility of there being no link to open water, as cool as it would be for these guys to be living independently of a marine source. Sorry to rant, that's brilliant though.
Comment by Mrina on March 16, 2010 at 12:07pm
Thank you for the article, Dallas! Very interesting and I look forward to seeing the results of that marine sediment coring expedition. I bet there are anaerobic bacteria making up a giant layer of the ocean floor. Some people in my lab are working on marine sediments in the Arctic, very cool work :) Thanks again, going to repost this on my page.
Comment by Aiden on March 2, 2010 at 8:57pm
Studying Function and Behavior in the Fossil Record:

PLoS Biology
Comment by JayBarti on February 26, 2010 at 6:40pm
What Is Time? One Physicist Hunts for the Ultimate Theory

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Nice little wired magazine article with Sean Carroll who is a theoretical physicist at Caltech
Comment by Michelle on February 24, 2010 at 9:18am
Hugh, that was great - since I know the tune it was easy to follow. If only Rita Rudner was singing it with a carrot.
Comment by Hugh Kramer on February 23, 2010 at 2:30pm
An atheist explains Libertarianism through song: A gently-mocking ditty sung to a tune by Gilbert and Sullivan. (more here)

Comment by sacha on February 17, 2010 at 12:49pm
A caring god would not have designed us like this -

"...Our genome is an unmitigated mess. The replication and repair mechanisms are inadequate, making mutations commonplace. The genome is infested with parasitic DNA that often wreaks havoc. The convoluted control mechanisms are prone to error. The huge amount of junk, not just between genes but within them, wastes resources. And some crucial bits of DNA are kept in the power factories - mitochondria - where they are exposed to mutagenic byproducts. "It is downright ludicrous!" declares John Avise, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of California, Irvine..."


Inside The Human Genome - A case for non-intelligent design
by John...
Comment by Kyle Viking on January 23, 2010 at 9:06am
Time for some Shameless self promotion.

If you guys are interested, the Ferris State Rube Goldberg team spent two weeks in Japan building a machine for a t.v show called Spring of Trivia (roughly translated), and I have some videos up on my youtube channel.

http://www.youtube.com/user/defleshed777
Comment by Jo Jerome on January 17, 2010 at 8:55pm
I like it Glenn!
 

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