Adam S. Brooks

technologist / geek . entrepreneur . marketer . presenter / speaker . developer . consultant . innovator . educator . community advocate . author . adambrooks.org

The North America Computer Sciences Skills Gap

North America is simply not producing enough computer science grads to fill industry needs — not by a long shot. http://ht.ly/o7Lpf

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Well-preserved remains of a 23-million-year-old lizard found in amber

Well-preserved remains of a 23-million-year-old lizard found in amber. http://ht.ly/mSuPe #jurassicpark #fossils

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Copernicus and Darwin and latter-day sci

Copernicus and Darwin and latter-day scientists have been discovering are the laws and workings of the simulated reality. http://ht.ly/frNxe

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For the first time, an extinct animal has been cloned!

An extinct animal has been brought back to life for the first time after being cloned from frozen tissue. Using DNA taken from these skin samples, the scientists were able to replace the genetic material in eggs from domestic goats, to clone a female Pyrenean ibex, or bucardo as they are known. It is the first time an extinct animal has been cloned. Read More

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There is a giant black hole in the center of the Milky Way galaxy

There is a giant black hole at the centre of our galaxy, a 16-year study by German astronomers has confirmed. They tracked the movement of 28 stars circling the centre of the Milky Way, using two telescopes in Chile. The black hole, said to be 27,000 light years from Earth, is four million times bigger than the Sun, according to the paper in The Astrophysical Journal. Black holes are objects whose gravity is so great that nothing – including light – can escape them. According to Dr Robert Massey, of the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), the results suggest that galaxies form around giant black holes in the way that a pearl forms around grit. MORE

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Pollution is Feminising Males: damages genitals and ability to father offspring

The male gender is in danger, with incalculable consequences for both humans and wildlife, startling scientific research from around the world reveals. The research – to be detailed tomorrow in the most comprehensive report yet published – shows that a host of common chemicals is feminising males of every class of vertebrate animals, from fish to mammals, including people. Read More

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Potentially Universal Mechanism Of Aging Identified

Researchers have uncovered what may be a universal cause of aging, one that applies to both single cell organisms such as yeast and multicellular organisms, including mammals. This is the first time that such an evolutionarily conserved aging mechanism has been identified between such diverse organisms. Read More

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Scientists Complete Map of Extinct Woolly Mammoth’s DNA

Scientists for the first time have unraveled much of the genetic code of an extinct animal, the ice age’s woolly mammoth, and with it they are thawing Jurassic Park dreams. Their groundbreaking achievement has them contemplating a once unimaginable future when certain prehistoric species might one day be resurrected. Read more!

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The world’s 23 toughest math questions – Good Will Hunting for the ages

It sounds like a math phobic’s worst nightmare or perhaps Good Will Hunting for the ages. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency have put out a research request it calls Mathematical Challenges, that has the mighty goal of "dramatically revolutionizing mathematics and thereby strengthening DoD’s scientific and technological capabilities." The challenges are 23 questions that if answered, would offer a high potential for major mathematical breakthroughs. [read more]

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SpaceX becomes first private company to achieve orbit with a rocket

SpaceX wrote history today as the first private financed company to achieve orbit with a rocket. As Elon Musk stated “this really means a lot”, it can be the beginning of significantly lower launch costs and therefore increased number of launches. After three unsuccessful flights, “fourth time’s a charm” Musk said. [read more]

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