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Go to: Astronomers discover planet made of diamond

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I wish my memory served me better. But I remember reading an article in a popular science journal, a few years back about a planet sized diamond. The all important details are missing though.

Sun, 28 Aug 2011 12:39:49 UTC | #864884

Go to: The War on Science: US science cuts pay for war – and we all suffer

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This is an interesting phrase "Pyrrhic victory"

"A Pyrrhic victory (/ˈpɪrɪk/) is a victory with devastating cost to the victor; it carries the implication that another such victory will ultimately cause defeat."

Wed, 27 Jul 2011 01:57:55 UTC | #854507

Go to: The space shuttle programme has been a multi-billion-dollar failure

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The US spends more on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan than it does on NASA. Yet the NASA budget is always coming under attack from all directions.

Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:28:15 UTC | #854235

Go to: The Real Cost Of Religious Faith

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If there was a God, it would be an insult not to use the brain that he'd given you, to critically analyze the propositions that religions put forward, and determine them to be completely baseless, without proper evidence to support faith based claims. Extraordinary claims, need extraordinary evidence.

Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:33:40 UTC | #595974

Go to: The Search For Hidden Dimensions

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Maybe time and space are an illusion. If it were possible to remove everything from the universe that constituted matter and energy, then the concepts of time and space would be meaningless, since it's not the universe itself that we use as a reference to understand time and space, bit rather the objects that we find in the universe.

I've heard it argued that entropy "gives time it's arrow". Time and space seem intrinsically linked, so maybe it also has a role to play in our concept of spacial dimensions.

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:24:36 UTC | #499457

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