Archives for May, 2012

The kinks continue to get ironed out one by one after our massive migration. Most of the major problems are happening on the backend, and are likely invisible to you guys (except for the fact that some typically prolific posters have slowed down a bit), but there are a couple of things that I’ve noticed…

In honor of the great Scienceblogs migration, and inspired by Ethan’s wonderful post about the migration of the universe, I thought I would talk about something on a smaller scale: cell migration. The scale is small, but the problem is huge. Most of your organs are locked in place – your heart never needs to…

Last week, I had the privilege of attending the launch of a new initiative from the Union of Concerned Scientists – The Center for Science and Democracy. The UCS itself was founded in the late 1960′s in response to the Cold War nuclear arms race. Graduate students and faculty at MIT decided that someone needed to advocate for “greater…

Aaaaaand we’re up!

Welcome to the new Science Blogs. You might have noticed some changes around here – let us know which changes you like and which you don’t. One of the biggest things affecting your experience is the comment system – you can now reply directly to other people’s comments, and you can login so you don’t…

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I’ll just leave this post up and edit it as needed when I need to check the features… don’t mind me.   Picture:

Technology and Intent

No technology is inherently good or evil, it’s the use of that technology that determines its value. A blade can be used in surgery to save a life, or as a weapon to take one. The ballistics that enable missiles to destroy enemies also enables the launch of communication satellites and exploration of other worlds.…