Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Scientific American article

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/help-id-moon-craters-from-your-couch1/

Scientific American: Fact or Fiction? Combustibility of Spray-On Sunscreens Poses Risk of Skin Burns

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fact-or-fiction-sunscreen/

Make sure to use that spray on sunscreen properly, or you may catch fire

Scientific American: Mega-Heatwaves

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/mega-heatwaves-mechanism-pinpointed/

This article describes how mega-heatwaves are created and compares those mechanics to the creation of a normal heatwave.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Scientific American Article: How Social Media Exposes Us to Predators and Other Online Bottom-Feeders

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-social-media-exposes-us-to-predators-and-other-online-bottom-feeders-excerpt/

I am interested in internet security, so i was interested in this article.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Scientific American Article: Consciousness Might Emerge from a Data Broadcast

Interesting article about consciousness. It talks about two theories, the integrated information theory and the global work space model of consciousness, it discusses the latter in detail (but it has a link to an older article about the integrated information theory).
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/consciousness-might-emerge-from-a-data-broadcast/

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Scientific American Article Post: Heartbleed Bug: Information, Advice and Resources

The internet has been talking a lot about this bug, so I thought it would be interesting to read up on it.
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/heartbleed-bug-information-advice-and-resources/

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Toxins in Nutrition Supplements Still Escape FDA Oversight

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2014/04/02/toxins-in-nutrition-supplements-still-escape-fda-oversight/
Thought this was a really interesting topic considering the growing use of nutrition and sports performance supplements.