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Atheists who love Science!

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

Members: 1580
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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
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

Lead Ebola Doctor In Sierra Leone Contracts It Himself

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Electric Bacteria

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Vantablack

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Roundup Ready Corn IS Toxic

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Crowded rooms make you dumb

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Pat Jul 5. 4 Replies

American Lysenkoism

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Grinning Cat Jun 6. 1 Reply

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

Started by Gregory Phillip Dearth. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 25. 62 Replies

Decline of Evidence-Based Medicine

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Luara May 16. 6 Replies

Canadian war on science

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Tom Sarbeck May 14. 2 Replies

Nuke close call in 1961

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner May 11. 3 Replies

Green Tea Boosts Brainpower

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Link Discovered Between Prostate Cancer and Vitamin D Deficiency

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Japan stepping up to space-based solar power

Started by Ruth Anthony-Gardner. Last reply by Idaho Spud May 4. 6 Replies

Common Gene Variation Linked to Colon Cancer

Started by John Jubinsky. Last reply by John Jubinsky May 2. 5 Replies

Amazing Chameleon Vine

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Cholesterol Linked to Alzheimer's

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Nanoparticle Wound Glue

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Comment by JayBarti on March 18, 2010 at 4:09pm
A friend of mine suggest that someone should make a buddy cop movie starting Neil deGrasse Tyson and Michio Kaku.
Comment by A Former Member on March 17, 2010 at 11:03am


Dr. Kaku's Universe

"Dr. Kaku's Universe" is a new blog created for Big Think by Dr. Michio Kaku, theoretical physicist at C.U.N.Y. and popular radio host. The blog explores cutting-edge science in all its remarkable strangeness, including the topics of string theory, time travel, parallel universes, and black holes.

Michio Kaku is a futurist, popularizer of science, and theoretical physicist, as well as a bestselling author and the host of two radio programs. He is the co-founder of string field theory (a branch of string theory), and continues Einstein’s search to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into one unified theory. He holds the Henry Semat Chair and Professorship in theoretical physics and a joint appointment at City College of New York and the Graduate Center of C.U.N.Y. He is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton and is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Kaku launched his Big Think blog, "Dr. Kaku's Universe," in March 2010.
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 A Former Member on March 16, 2010 at 12:48pm
I agree. I imagine that there is some kind of circulation going on. And obviously, they are feeding on something. There's probably much more down there.
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 A Former Member on March 16, 2010 at 12:16pm
Thanks Mrina. Glad you found it interesting. Life is such a splenderous and creative thing. This one just recently appeared on Yahoo: Scientists go 'gaga' to find creatures beneath 600 feet of ice
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 A Former Member on March 15, 2010 at 7:07pm
Buried alive: Half of Earth's life may lie below land, sea

WASHINGTON — While astronomers scour the skies for signs of life in outer space, biologists are exploring an enormous living world buried below the surface of the Earth.

Scientists estimate that nearly half the living material on our planet is hidden in or beneath the ocean or in rocks, soil, tree roots, mines, oil wells, lakes and aquifers on the continents.

They call it the "subsurface biosphere," a dark world where the sun and stars don't shine. Some call it Earth's basement.

Read the rest here.
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
 

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