A unique apologetic perspective on scientific discoveries
Animal Death Controls the Spread of Lyme Disease29/08/2012 Duration: 15min
Cite: Taal Levi et al., “Deer, Predators, and the Emergence of Lyme Disease,” PNAS (2012): early on-line edition, doi:10.1073/pnas.1204536109.
The Wild Days of Neptune's Youth24/07/2012 Duration: 20min
Cite: Rebekah I. Dawson and Ruth Murray-Clay, “Neptune’s Wild Days: Constraints from the Eccentricity Distribution of the Classical Kuiper Belt,” The Astrophysical Journal 750 (May 1, 2012): id. 43.
The Thin Milky Way23/07/2012 Duration: 20min
Cite: Jo Bovy, Hans-Walter Rix, and David W. Hogg, “The Milky Way Has No Thick Disk,” The Astrophysical Journal 751 (June 1, 2012): id. 131.
Rebuilding of Special Disks Strengthens Cosmic Creation Model22/07/2012 Duration: 06min
Cite: M. Puech et al., “Galaxy Disks Do Not Need to Survive in the ΛCDM Paradigm: The Galaxy Merge Rate Out to z ~ 1.5 from Morpho-Kinematic Data,” The Astrophysical Journal 753 (July 10, 2012), id. 128.
Micro RNAs Enlarge the Case for Intelligent Design21/06/2012 Duration: 27min
Cite- Omer Barad et al, “Efficiency and Specificity in microRNA Biogenesis,” Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 19 (2012): 650-652
Another Problem for Chemical Evolution07/06/2012 Duration: 25min
Cite: Ajith Harish and Gustavo Caetano-Anolles, “Ribosomal History Reveals Origins of Modern Protein Synthesis,” PLoS ONE 7 No 3 (2012): e32776.
Testing General Relativity and Cosmic Creation14/05/2012 Duration: 08min
“Prospects for Probing the Spacetime of Sgr A* with Pulsars” by K. Liv et al., Astrophysical Journal 747 (March 1, 2012): id 1
Solving the Problem of the First Stars07/05/2012 Duration: 10min
“The Birth of a Galaxy: Primordial Metal Enrichment and Stellar Populations,” by John H. Wise et al., Astrophysical Journals 745 (January 20, 2012): id 50
Why Don't "Traffic Jams" Occur in the Cell?07/05/2012 Duration: 20min
Cecile Leduc et al., “Molecular Crowding Creates Traffic Jams of Kinesis Motors on Microtubules,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 109 (2012): 6100-6105.
Optical Illusion Reveals the Reality of Design11/04/2012 Duration: 13min
Bruno Laeng and Tor Endestad, “Bright Illusions reduce the Eye’s Pupil,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 109 (2012): 2162-2167
Galaxy Cluster Collision Throws a Dark Matter Curve Ball11/04/2012 Duration: 13min
M.J. Jee et al., “A Study of the Dark Core in A520 with the Hubble Space Telescope: The Mystery Deepens”, The Astrophysical Journal, 747 (March 10, 2012): 96
Testing RTB's Model for Life's History11/04/2012 Duration: 05min
“Stability Criteria for Complex Ecosystems,” by Stefano Allesina and Si Tang, Nature 483 (March 8, 2012): 205