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Periodic Table update:
Another new species in the genus homo. This could be the most important discovery so far...
This isn't a scientific advancement, but it was very funny and connected to science...
"Obama cuts grant for abstinence only sex education from 2017 budget"
"an excellent, evidence-based move towards protecting and educating our youth."
any posts on gravity waves yet?
I haven't been keeping up (and I haven't understood the significance of that discovery yet).
People are most welcome to provide their own post about scientific advancements here, miracle "advancements" in that thread, and so on... :)
https://richarddawkins.net/2016/02/finding-beauty-in-the-darkness-2/ Gravity wave article by Lawrence Krauss. How many zeros is six billion trillion miles?
"New 250 million-year-old reptile species found in Brazil"
"Scientists Have Discovered a Bacteria That's Evolved to Eat Plastic"
"Molecules found to counter antibiotic resistance"
"Two types of lab-made molecules could force drug-resistant bacteria, including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, to become sensitive to antibiotics again."
"A fossil from a new species of dinosaur is helping to bridge a crucial 20-million-year gap in tyrannosaur evolution."
Trying to resurrect this thread:
There are murmurs that detectors at the LHC are finding pairs of photon travelling in opposite directions which have a combined energy of 750+ GeV. This is what you would expect to find after the annihilation of an extremely massive particle (heavier than anything known). So keep your ears open, maybe something exciting is happening!