For example, the Games, Learning and Society lab did a game with Dr. Jamie Thomson, who runs the stem cell research lab on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. They were interested in how we could increase public understanding of stem cell research. So we built a game called Progenitor X. The cool thing about this game is: What is better than a stem cell game that includes zombies? You actually save the world from a zombie apocalypse by doing stem cell science. … [Read more...] about Blue Sky Science: How are video games used in research?
The first one is, of course, water. Second, there needs to be a land surface that’s made out of different rock types or sediment. Third, that land surface needs to have a vertical drop. Lastly, gravity is really important because it’s what makes the water flow downhill. … [Read more...] about Blue Sky Science: How are waterfalls made?
The latest installment in the "Jurassic Park" movie franchise opens this week, and like its predecessors, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" presents a world where modern-day humans are terrorized by dinosaurs brought to life by advanced scientific techniques. … [Read more...] about ‘Jurassic World’: Paleontologist who inspired Alan Grant role talks real-life dino science
One way to avoid these two problems, Grandin says, is to make the killing cut closer to the jawbone, near the uppermost (C1) vertebra. Cutting this close will sever the nerve connecting the cow’s respiratory system to the brain, eliminating the unpleasant sensations of blood aspiration. Making the cut close to the jawbone will also help prevent prolonged consciousness in the cow by reducing false aneurysms – buildups of blood that block leaking arteries, delaying exsanguination. Most halal cuts are made close to the jaw, but in kosher slaughter, the knife is not permitted to touch the jawbone. … [Read more...] about Mercy Killings: Denmark’s Ritual Slaughter Ban And The Science Of Humane Butchering
"As it is now, people, in general, don't seem to be very aware of the actual science and how severe this crisis actually is," she said. "I think we need to inform them and start treating this crisis as the existential emergency it is." … [Read more...] about Greta Thunberg tells Congress: ‘Unite behind the science’