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On the Issue of Bomb Detection

C&EN a publication by the American Chemical Society of which i was formerly a member of recently published an article on their website about the explosive used in the Brussels and Paris bombings called TriAcetoneTriPeroxide or TATP, the article entitled “Explosive used in Brussels isn’t hard to detect” looks at methods for detecting the explosive

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Our Views on Science Education.

I was recently linked to a video about the Board of Education for the State of Alabama continuing to add a statement about the “controversy” of evolution. So lets clarify some stances, it is the belief of those behind The Amateur Scientist that Science Education should teach the science as it is understood and practiced

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On “Splenda Cancer” and other Junk Science Stories

I was going to make a post expressing the various flaws in the recent Ramazzi Institute study but I found a far better written and well thought out article on Forbes by Emily Willingham showing some of the major flaws and omissions in the study. Of Note according to information from the Author the 500

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Row Seven is Now Complete

A research group led by Kosuke Morita working for RIKEN has officially discovered the 113th element in the periodic table, which along with elements 115 117 and 118 being found in joint US Russian experiments conducted at Lawrence Livermore in California and Oak Ridge Labs in Tennessee rounds out the seventh row of the periodic table.

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A New Administration has Arrived

Hello Amateur Scientist readers, contributors, and anyone else who has stumbled upon this. I am as of Christmas day 2015 the new Administrator for the site.  You may wonder what this will mean for the site and content moving forward? Well to sum it up we are bringing in a lot of new content and

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PNNL Posts About the Affects of Urban Sprawl

0215-07-22   Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides an interesting read on urbanization and what this means for all life on Earth.   http://www.pnnl.gov/science/highlights/highlight.asp?id=4020&groupid=749


AiG Fighting for Relevancy

In response to Answers in Genesis’s article on Bill Nye: Fighting for “Science” AiG: Fighting for Relevancy I initially wanted to do a complete, point-for-point rebuttal on this AiG article, but it seemed petty to do so.  Insead, here AiG’s central question at the heart of this version of the debate. “Can you name one

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Scott Bass

Scott Bass lives in Greenville South Carolina with his wife and two daughters, He specializes in Composite Art, re-imagining fine art photography and paintings and bringing them together in a unique vision. Education: Newberry College, U.S. Navy Work: Duke Energy In Scott’s words: When I look at a photograph or painting my creative process begins

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Doug Rhodehamel

WHAT: Orlando artist launches global art awareness project using paper bag mushrooms.   WHEN: April 1st – Forever???   WHERE: Worldwide   CONTACT: Doug Rhodehamel  dougrhodehamel@yahoo.com     phone: 407-928-6177   website : www.dougrhodehamel.com   facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SPORE-Project/313598041142   Do you know the mushroom man? You might, and you might not even know it. Orlando Installation artist, Doug Rhodehamel, has

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Art

Some would wonder, “Why would I include an ‘Art’ category on a science website?” Good question. Ever since I was a little kid, I always knew I loved the sciences.  I thought of everything else as a waste of time, or just something to pass the time before I learned something new about science.  I

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