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  CSU Equine Science - Home
The Equine Sciences program at Colorado State University has a long history, both in the College of Agriculture and the College of Veterinary Medicine.
Research programs, centered in both colleges, provide an unmatched situation for support of the undergraduate program.
© 2007 Equine Science is a program of The Animal Sciences Department.
equinescience.colostate.edu   (99 words)

  
  Critique of Science's Perspectives on Vesuvius
Science writers need to be reminded that very often the best ideas in science come from those outside of the so-called "reputable establishments" and that to discover the truth one must be vigilant and intellectually astute of paradigm shifts.
The results of seismic tomography quoted in the Science's perspectives on Vesuvius are therefore an outcome of ad-hoc experimentation which hoped to locate large batches of magma under Vesuvius while the physical modeling approach based on global simulation demonstrates that such large batches cannot exist in the superficial regions of the volcano [8].
Science cannot flourish in the darkness; in order to make its growth possible one must be ready to fight indifference, belittling, and erroneous reporting at every step.
www.westnet.com /~dobran/science.html   (3663 words)

  
 Science Quotes
Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense differing from the latter only as a veteran may differ from a raw recruit: and its methods differ from those of common sense only as far as the guardsman's cut and thrust differ from the manner in which a savage wields his club.
Science is facts; just as houses are made of stone, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house, and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
Poetry is opposed to science, and prose to meter.
www.lhup.edu /~dsimanek/sciquote.htm   (5075 words)

  
  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: 1679
The Habeas Corpus Act 1679 is an English statute passed during the reign of King Charles II to define and strengthen the ancient prerogative writ of habeas corpus, whereby persons unlawfully detained can be ordered to be produced before a court of law.
Categories: 1679 January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.
John Snell (1629 - August 6, 1679), founder of the Snell exhibitions at Oxford, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland, the son of a flsmith.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/1679   (2483 words)

  
 Chapter 1 - Bibliography
Intense competition for funding and commercial influences on science have made it more difficult for scientists to live up to ethical standards.
This empirical study of scientists' behavior and the consequences for the progress of science focuses attention on secrecy as a mechanism of enhancing a laboratory's relative position and its consequences for society as a whole.
The free and open sharing of information, data, and materials regarding published research is vital to the replication of published results, the efficient advancement of science, and the education of students.
www.medsch.ucla.edu /public/korenman/chapter1/refs02.htm   (579 words)

  
 Science Timeline
In 1678, Huygens, in a communication to the Academie des Science, propounded a wave theory of light propagated through 'aether,' and held that every point on a wave is itself a source of new waves.
In 1679, Denis Papin devised a vessel in which the boiling point of water is raised by an increase in steam pressure.
Thus the connections which science establishes are "entirely arbitrary," and the "utmost effort of human reason is to reduce the principles, productive of natural phenomena, to a greater simplicity" (Hume 1738:30).
www.sciencetimeline.net /1651.htm   (5037 words)

  
 CSPO - Consortium For Science, Policy & Outcomes - Perspectives
The 1960s are frequently referred to as a “golden age” for science and technology (SandT) because of the tremendous growth in federal funding for research and development (RandD) (1).
If science policies are to be informed by on a comprehensive picture of trends in support for RandD, then it makes sense that those trends are well understood and interpreted.
Understanding federal funding for science and technology requires that budgets be compiled from the various budgets of agencies that support science and technology.
www.cspo.org /ourlibrary/perspectives/Pielke_October04.htm   (2088 words)

  
 The Council of Science Editors (CSE) - Services: Authorship Task Force
He was referring to his fellow physicists, yet, writing in 1973 on modern science and the intellectual tradition, the physicist and historian of science Gerald Holton noted that the typical physicist now often belonged to "a sizeable group working under a contract with a substantial budget"(5).
Contemporary sociological understanding of science suggests that many scientists believe there are distinctive norms that guide their practice, but that a major gap exists between scientists’ self-representation and the representations of scientists by those who study them (10).
Another inequity lies in funding for clinical research, which – as compared with funds for basic biomedical science – has been relatively hard come by, enhancing the conviction within academic medicine that MDs in general, and clinical investigators in particular, are at a disadvantage when competing for NIH grants (22).
www.councilscienceeditors.org /services/atf_whitepaper.cfm   (7496 words)

  
 Biblio:Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Earth science: Slip-sliding away [re: movement of Kilauea volcano slope and potential for catastrophic tsunami], Nature, 415, 973, 2002.
Gupta, The deadliest intraplate earthquake, Science, 291, 2101, 2001.
Robock, Pinatubo eruption: The climatic aftermath, Science, 295, 1242, 2002.
www.columbia.edu /~vjd1/biblio_eqs_volcs.htm   (1518 words)

  
 1679 in science   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The prinicipal focus of the Science Library's collection, one of the largest among college science libraries, is the support of the curriculum in Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Exercise and Sport Studies, Geology, History of Science, Mathemaics, Physics, and Psychology.
Formed to promote science and skepticism by education emphasizing critical, rational and logical thinking to distinguish science from non-science, pseudo-science and nonsense.
A not-for-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding of what science is, and does, by advocating for science education, educating the public about the nature and value of science and serving as an information resource.
www.omniknow.com /common/wiki.php?in=en&term=1679_in_science   (1303 words)

  
 Science and the Artist's Book: Brochure
The resulting exhibition is a surprising dialogue between science and the visual arts which may offer clues to the creative process itself.
In uniting the two distinct disciplines of art and science, this exhibition reveals some of the common threads between the creation of art and the process of scientific investigation and technological invention.
The arrangement of these scientific texts side by side with their artistic offspring is a way of emphasizing aspects of creativity that are common to science as well as to art.
www.sil.si.edu /Exhibitions/Science-and-the-Artists-Book/brochure.htm   (1020 words)

  
 T.R. Gregory   (Site not responding. Last check: )
According to Hogg, a physicist, the empirical support for evolution is limited to a few experiments on fruit flies and is altogether lacking in predictive tests and falsifiable hypotheses.
Put briefly, scientific theories are postulated to explain scientific facts (observations so thoroughly confirmed that they are considered "true").
That organisms share a common evolutionary history is as much an established fact as any other in science, and the theory of evolution seeks to elucidate the mechanism or mechanisms by which this has occurred.
www.genomesize.com /rgregory/sci-letter1.html   (297 words)

  
 Strange Science: Timeline
1720-René Réaumur submits a report to the Paris Academy of Sciences proposing that a brief Noachian flood cannot account for the thick sedimentary layers (composed largely of broken shells) underlying the region of Tours.
1723-Antoine de Jussieu addresses a paper to the Académie des Sciences suggesting that an ancient object, e.g., a stone tool, made of the same material and by the same process as those used by a modern population probably has the same function.
This single monograph increases tenfold the formally described vertebrates known to science.
www.strangescience.net /timeline.htm   (12181 words)

  
 A Dielectric Omnidirectional Reflector -- Fink et al. 282 (5394): 1679 -- Science
Y. Fink, Department of Material Science and Engineering and Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
Chen, Plasma Science and Fusion Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
Michel and E. Thomas, Department of Material Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.
www.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/abstract/282/5394/1679   (344 words)

  
 Phenomenon of Science: Chap. 11
This work was published posthumously in 1679, but it had been known to French mathematicians as early as the 1630s, somewhat earlier than Descartes' mathematical works.
Considering also that of all those who have hitherto sought for the truth in the Sciences, it has been the mathematicians alone who have been able to succeed in making any demonstrations, that is to say, producing reasons which are evident and certain.
But as Newton said, ''If I have seen further than Descartes, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.'' This is, of course, evidence of the modesty of a brilliant scientist but it is also a recognition of the debt of the first great successes to the pioneers who showed the way.
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 The Scientist : Researchers Stir Up Epigenetic Regulation
Groszer et al., "Negative Regulation of Neural Stem/Progenitor Cell Proliferation by the Pten Tumor Suppressor Gene in Vivo," Science, 294:2186-9, Dec. 7, 2001.
I.-E. Gallouzi, J.A. Steitz, "Delineation of mRNA Export Pathways by the use of Cell-Permeable Peptides," Science 294:1895-901, Nov. 30, 2001.
E.U. Selker, "Trichostatin A causes selective loss of DNA methylation in Neurospora," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 95: 9430-5, Aug. 4, 1998.
www.the-scientist.com /article/display/12877   (827 words)

  
 Human-modified ecosystems and future evolution -- Western 98 (10): 5458 -- Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
and nature (5), not to mention the humanities and science (6).
Science is often seen as part of the top-down doctrine
The role of science is central in developing the principles, criteria, methods, and overall accountability for sustainable
www.pnas.org /cgi/content/full/98/10/5458?maxtoshow=&HITS=10&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&searchid=QID_NOT_SET&stored_search=&FIRSTINDEX=0&minscore=50&journalcode=pnas   (5677 words)

  
 Voyages: Dampier
William Dampier, an orphan of Weymouth, England, spent twelve and a half years as a pirate, plundering ships in the West Indies and Central America, and eventually making his way across the Pacific to the Philippines, the East Indies, and Australia.
Having set out in 1679, he returned home in 1691 and published his carefully-kept journal in 1697; it proved to be a sensation.
Dampier may have been a buccaneer, but he was such an astute observer of people, places, and natural history that his works are often included with the publications of more explicitly scientific expeditions.
www.lhl.lib.mo.us /events_exhib/exhibit/exhibits/voyages/dampier.shtml   (187 words)

  
 A Matter of Life or Death -- Ranganathan 2003 (11): 3 -- Science's SAGE KE
A Matter of Life or Death -- Ranganathan 2003 (11): 3 -- Science's SAGE KE Jump to: Page Content, Section Navigation, Site Navigation, Site Search, Account Information, or Site Tools.
In a Perspective, Ranganathan explores new work that starts to unravel the relation between visual signaling pathways and the processes of apoptosis and necrosis.
An intriguing new finding is that accumulation of the sphingolipid ceramide stimulates both necrosis and apoptosis of fly photoreceptor cells (see Science paper by Acharya et al.
sageke.sciencemag.org /cgi/content/abstract/2003/11/or3   (199 words)

  
 Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science invites applications for faculty positions in the areas of computer science and computer engineering.
Applicants in all areas are encouraged to apply and will be considered; however, preference will be given to candidates in the areas of embedded and hybrid systems, computer networks, and computer databases.
Applicants should have a doctorate or equivalent degree in computer science, computer engineering, or a closely related discipline.
www.acm.org /membership/career/opportunities/vna.htm   (295 words)

  
 Ratzilla: Extinct rodent was big, really big: Science News Online, Sept. 20, 2003
The new fossils, which the researchers describe in the Sept. 19 Science, were excavated from 8-million-year-old rocks in northwestern Venezuela.
When a land bridge formed between North America and South America between 5 million and 2 million years ago, the fierce predators that invaded South America wreaked havoc on the plant eaters there, especially those too large to burrow underground.
If you have a comment on this article that you would like considered for publication in Science News, send it to editors@sciencenews.org.
www.sciencenews.org /20030920/fob1.asp   (595 words)

  
 Marxists Internet Archive Library, Complete Index of Writers
The history of political science is inseparable from the art of war and the problems of philosophy, and there is a long history to discussion of the problems of modern political theory.
These writers are the pioneers of political science and revolutionary theory.
Marxists have always taken a keen interest in the development of the natural and social sciences and the philosophical problems arising out of science.
www.marxists.org /reference   (1411 words)

  
 Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679) : Library of Congress Citations   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Author: Watkins, John W. Title: Hobbes's system of ideas; a study in the political significance of philosophical theories [by] J. Watkins.
As also Elements of power & subjection, wherein is demonstrated the cause of all humane, Christian, and legal society.
And as previous introduction to these is shewed the method by which men must necessarily attain arts & sciences.
www.mala.bc.ca /~mcneil/cit/citlchobbes1.htm   (2309 words)

  
 Canby High School Counseling   (Site not responding. Last check: )
ROTC scholarships are awarded to qualified students who plan to major in specific fields.
One to three days a week, students will spend approximately an hour a day in military science courses or activities.
If a four-year scholarship is not awarded, a student can still take military science courses (ROTC) on campus while attending college, provided the college has a program.
www.canbyhs.canby.k12.or.us /chsstaff/~counseling/jusrcatalog-6-military.html   (637 words)

  
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Dec 3-5, 2002 A close look at temperature trends from surface stations and proxy data Presentation by S. Fred Singer, panelist in Group 15 ("Resolution in Disparities in Temperature Records") on Dec 4.
The data are conflicting; some say Yes, others say No. Settling this issue should have the highest priority for the Climate Change Science Program.
It could decide whether current climate models can be relied on to project future climate changes.
www.climatescience.gov /Library/workshop2002/breakout-15/breakout15-singer.doc   (1227 words)

  
 Kayaking for the Cure -- 290 (5497): 1679 -- Science
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So far 14 U.S. and Canadian teams have signed up for the race with $2500 pledges to the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (see www.dreamkeeper.org).
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 Singer's comments on Wigley's study   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yet another attempt to demonstrate a "discernible human influence" by massaging the same old tired data set.
And finally, there is also a conflict (between 1979 and 1995) between the independent balloon data and satellite data (showing no warming) and the surface data (showing a substantial warming, likely due to contamination from urban heat island effect).
Click here to post a public comment on the Trash Talk Bulletin Board.
www.junkscience.com /nov98/sinwig.html   (455 words)

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