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    Nanotechnology Products Have Serious Impact on Health

    It may or not be news to you, but we live in the future. We’re at that transitional stage when science and technology is on the verge of eclipsing fiction, and we have the front seats to it all. All the new technology will make our lives easier and more fun, but, like all things, this future comes with a price. Like any tool, these new toys can break down and go awry.

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    Genetics Patents May Be Hazordous to Our Health

    You do not own your own body according to a recent study published on March 25, 2013 in the journal Genome Medicine. The results from the study indicates that every gene in your body is owned by big pharmaceutical companies through a vast series of patents some of which have nothing to do with humans. For some, you are literally just a cow they can milk for profits and legally cannot say no to them.

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    10 Science Fiction World Names that Should Be Used for Real Planets

    On February 25, 2013, the SETI Institute selected Vulcan for one of the latest discovered moons of Pluto. The name, proposed by actor William Shatner, won an international Twitter poll to name two new recently discovered moons. While Vulcan has mythological roots, Shatner was clearly referencing the fictional Star Trek world of the same name.

    This blatant reference to science fiction has me thinking about other fictional world names that would fit well in our very real universe.

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    What is a Theory?

    What is a theory? This is a good question. The word theory is used by different people for different things, leading to disasters when these groups have to interact with each other. Finding a common definition that we all can agree on would be a great idea, but before we can do that we must understand why the divisions exist in the first place. The secrets behind the word may lie in its etymology.

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    The Value of an Idea

    We all have ideas, and we all like to believe our ideas have value. However, we are also victims of our own biases, hopes, and fears, as well the biases of others. These weaknesses make our ideas suspect. Obviously, knowing the true value of an idea is worth noting. Knowing the value of an idea can help you in everything you do from work to play. It would also give you a weapon against all who may deceit you.

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    Physics Vs. Philosophy: When Nothing is Something

    I may be a physicist, but I don’t read physics blogs as much as I would like or maybe I just read the wrong ones, because, while researching for a previous article, I stumbled upon a war.

    Yes, a war. It’s a devastating war where reputations and careers are on the line. It’s a war fought in every form of media from books to blogs to interviews to videos to any and every form of media that offers time and space. It’s a war where you, my dear readers, are the pawns and the weapons are words. Strangely enough, it’s all about nothing.

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    People, Science, and the Media

    In an article with The Atlantic, Lawrence Krauss, a theoretical physicist and Director of the Origins Institute at Arizona State University, noted that “People are interested in science, but they don’t always know they’re interested in science.” The spectacle that goes on when NASA launches a spacecraft or when there is an eclipse suggests that there may be some truth to this. However, we have all experienced the general disinterest in science that most people seem to have. It is quite obvious that most people get turned off by science at some point in their lives.

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    Blogging

    My Lost Decade in Depression

    While there are universal symptoms, depression affects everyone differently. I am not talking about the momentary feelings of blue every gets. No, I am talking about spells of depression that can last for days, months, and even years. It took 10 years to discover I had it, and by then the damage was done.

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    A Short Guide to Doing Astronomy in a City

    Astronomy is one of the world’s greatest sciences. As old as humanity, it’s the only field of science where amateurs and professionals are treated as equals. You don’t need much to be an astronomer, just a telescope and a willingness to look up. However, I live in a city, and no matter how much you want to you can’t do astronomy in a city.

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    Blogging

    TIme to Consolidate My Blogs

    When I first moved to BlogJob, I decided to keep all my former post on my Blogger site. I did this so I partly because I didn’t want to do the work needed to transfer the posts, but for Yahoo’s mishap with its old Contributor Network. Now, I feel it is time to move all my major posts off Blogger and move them here.

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