Inside Science

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Inside Science

Last week, a huge scandal rocked the Tunisian and Arab scientific and educational world: a PhD student submitted a thesis declaring Earth to be flat, unmoving, young (only 13,500 years of age), and the centre of the universe. That’s what they say at CERN behind closed doors. Later this year, seismology geophysicist Steve Roecker will travel to Illapel, Chile, to remove instruments which have been tracking the struggle between two tectonic plates that caused a magnitude 8.3 earthquake on September 16, 2015.

Gimme the big toot-toot ones you engineers said after the boom-boom-boom, when everything has got to be cooled down as cold as space. The retraction by Science of a study of changing attitudes on gay marriage is the latest in a growing number of prominent withdrawals of the results of studies from scientific literature.science in the news

The lunar line-up includes some of the most intriguing worlds in the solar system, including two that are promising candidates in the search for life beyond Earth. It’s even afraid to stress test its reactors after the stress test at Chernobyl in 1986 that caused the meltdown and radiation destruction of a zone of Ukraine the size of Switzerland.science in the news

California and Florida both have nice warm winters, but when you look at the summers, you can see why they put the movie studios in Hollywood. Researchers expect the Jefferson Project to have all of its systems fully integrated by the end of 2016. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide dissolves very easily in water, after it has dissolved it can be carried by the wind and bring on acidic rain even into places that aren’t as polluted.science in the news

Collaboration with European space agencies began in 1997 and has provided pictures of the moon, Titan, for scientists. The outer Earth-sized planets orbiting the nearby dwarf star TRAPPIST-1 might still harbour substantial amounts of water, a study says. The Smithsonian Institution said the new rules would seek to prevent outside funders, such as corporations, from exercising undue influence over the findings of its studies.