"Night, when words fade and things come alive. When the destructive analysis of day is done, and all that is truly important becomes whole and sound again." -Antoine de Saint-Exupery When you look out into the Universe, what is it that you typically think of? Do you think of reliable, fixed stars and constellations? The vast expanse of the Milky Way, with its memorable dust lanes and amorphous shapes? The unchanging nature of the points of light in the sky? Image credit: Roth Ritter (Dark Atmospheres), of the double cluster in Perseus. Maybe you think deeper and farther than that. Maybe you think about the distant galaxies and clusters, and the deepest deep-sky objects we know of. How the light took millions or even billions of years to reach us, and yet how every time we look at them, we see them exactly the same way. Image credit: Misti Mountain Observatory. I couldn't fault you for thinking like this; from mankind's point of view, the Universe -- for all intents and purposes -- … [Read more...] about The Universe is Alive
"We don't understand how a single star forms, yet we want to understand how 10 billion stars form." -Carlos Frenck When we look out into the distant Universe, we're also looking back into the Universe's past. The farther away an object is, the longer it's taken its light to travel from it to our eyes. And each time we observe something farther away than anything we've seen before, we're looking farther back into the past -- closer to the Big Bang -- than ever before. Image credit: NASA, ESA and A. Felid (STScI). The earliest thing we've ever been able to see -- of course -- is the Cosmic Microwave Background, or the leftover glow of radiation from the Big Bang. When we observe this radiation background, which was emitted when the Universe finally cooled to low enough temperatures that neutral atoms could form, we're getting a snapshot of the Universe as it was from when it was only 380,000 years old! Image credit: NASA / WMAP science team. But there is a theoretical prediction of the … [Read more...] about Found: The First Atoms In The Universe!!!
By Fernando Ramirez Updated 11:19 am CDT, Monday, October 15, 2018 >>> See the world's most innovative universities, according to Reuters >>> See the world's most innovative universities, according to Reuters Photo: Ashley Landis, Special Contributor 20. University of TokyoJapan Patent success rate: 54.6 percent Total patents filed (2011-2016): 985 20. University of Tokyo Japan Patent success rate: 54.6 percent Total patents filed (2011-2016): 985 Photo: (Photo By: JTB Photo/UIG Via Getty Images) 19. Johns Hopkins UniversityUSA Patent success rate: 30.7 percent Total patents filed (2011-2016): 906 19. Johns Hopkins University USA Patent success rate: 30.7 percent Total patents filed (2011-2016): 906 Photo: … [Read more...] about UT System moves up in list of ‘most innovative’ universities
NEW YORK — A prominent food researcher is defending his work a day after Cornell University said he engaged in academic misconduct and was removed from all teaching and research positions. Brian Wansink says he never committed fraud and that the issues identified by the university's investigation were relatively minor. Among the issues Cornell cited Thursday were "misreporting of research data" and "problematic statistical techniques." Wansink says in a statement Friday his work had some statistical mistakes and other issues, but that he never intentionally misreported data. He says he believes all his findings will be supported by others. Wansink, who has helped update the U.S. dietary guidelines, resigned and will leave Cornell in June. The split was announced after a top medical journal retracted six of his papers this week. … [Read more...] about Food researcher defends work after resigning from Cornell
Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE CHICAGO — A leading medical journal has retracted six food research articles by a Cornell University marketing professor, saying the results can't be verified. The papers under question include a 2005 study that said people eat more when served food in large bowls and a 2013 article that said hungry grocery shoppers buy foods with more calories but not more food. They appeared in journals published by the JAMA Network, which include the Journal of the American Medical Association. JAMA published the retractions online Wednesday for the six articles by Professor Brian Wansink. In May, the journal issued "expression of concern" notices and asked that Cornell conduct an independent evaluation of the articles. "Cornell has notified JAMA that based on its investigation, they are unable to provide assurances regarding the scientific validity of … [Read more...] about Medical journal retracts six articles from Cornell University professor