Truth Vs The Lie

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. You don’t build a nuclear plant in Japan near a well-known fault zone and if you do, then it has to be bullet proof and safe from tsunami, or better still you don’t build any nuclear plants at all. Q&A: A massive solar flare measuring X9.3 has erupted from the sun.

A new virtual reality technology promises to change the way firefighters safely train and prepare for particularly dangerous situations in the line of duty. Some researchers say the Babylonians invented trigonometry—and did it better. If ‘cold shutdown’ holds at Daiichi (the winter will be the next stress test on the makeshift cooldown system) there’s a better future for Fukushima, though there are no guarantees.science in the news

Flame azaleas must depend almost entirely on butterflies to reproduce, researchers have found. Mystery Solved—An explanation of the science underlying everyday life. Those in the UK should look northwards for the aurora tonight as the aftermath of the biggest solar flare for more than a decade continues to pummel Earth.science in the news

But CERN is driving the collider hard, 24 hours a day. A high-tech sensor network for Lake George is on track for completion with a $917,000 National Science Foundation grant. Two high-intensity solar flares were emitted, the second of which was the most intense recorded since the start of this sun cycle in December 2008, NASA said.science in the news

Researchers Find Link Between Backup Immune Defense, Mutation Seen in Crohn’s Disease. The new method, developed by researchers from University of Sussex in the UK, enables the technology to discover activities as they happen, not just simply when exercising, but also when brushing your teeth or cutting vegetables.