• Science And Society Scientists Public Scientist
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    Science and Society Society's image of science and scientists as well as the public's misunderstanding and often fascination with science clearly demonstrate the influence science and society have on each other. Certain stereotypical images created by the media and instilled in the public's minds have surrounded scientists for years. These images influence the way people think about science as well as the way scientists think about themselves and others. Science has also separated itself from th...
  • Cloning Dolly Cells Scientists
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    In 1938, a German scientist, Hans Spemann theorized that organisms could be reproduced. His belief was that by transplanting the central element of one animal's cell into the egg of another animal, the animal supplying the cell could be reproduced or "cloned." Dr. Spemann believed that the central element or "nucleus" of a cell contained the genetic blueprint for the structure of an organism. In 1952, American scientists tested his theory by infusing the nucleus of a frog's embryo into a frog eg...
  • Manhattan Project United States
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    Manhattan Project II. The Race for the Bomb The theoretical possibility that an explosion could be brought about by atomic fission became known in 1939, the year that war broke out in Europe. Scientists discovered then that uranium atoms can fission when struck by neutrons to split other atoms in a chain reaction, releasing large amounts of energy. Two Hungarian physicists who had recently emigrated to the United States, Leo Szilard and Eugene Wigner, alerted the US government to the possibility...
  • Animals In The Research Lab
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    Animals In The Research Lab The use of living animals is an important way to solve a medical problem. Researchers continually seek other models to understand the human organism, study disease processes, and test new therapies. In seeking quicker and not so expensive ways to look for biological information that can be applied to human disease, scientists sometimes study simpler things such as bacteria, fruit flies and a few other things. Researchers have spent many years learning how to sustain c...
  • Moral Judgements Inquiry Into Reality
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    Moral Judgements Jakob Bronowski's book, "Science and Human Values" argues that the scientific method of inquiry into reality provides a generally applicable foundation for moral judgement. Bronowski says, "in order to keep the study in a manageable field. I will continue to choose a society in which the principle of truth rules. Therefore the society which I will examine is that formed by scientists themselves: it is the body of scientists" (Bronowski 58). Bronowski makes it clear in his book t...
  • Homo Cysteine Disease Scientists Alzheimer
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    Washington Post: Research Points to a Key Alzheimer's Risk factor Key Terms: Amino Acids: An organic molecule with a hydrogen atom, amino group, an acid group, an "R" group which are all covalently bonded to a hydrogen atom. Genes: Unit of information about a heritable trait passed from parents to their offspring. Hypothesis: possible explanation, of a phenomenon, one that has potential to be proved false by experimental tests. Statins: cholesterol lowering drugs. Text References: Chapter 16: R...
  • Earthquakes Past Scientists Ghost
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    Future Shocks Future Shocks showed how scientists can better predict where earthquakes will occur by studying the past. Researchers are now able to pinpoint the date, hour and size of an earthquake from the past, by studying ghost forests. The researchers compare the rings of the trees of known age that have survived earthquakes, with the rings of the ghost forest trees. The study of the past is very important because scientists still cannot predict earthquakes. By gathering evidence from the p...
  • Jurassic Park The Movie Vs The Book
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    Jurassic Park: The Book and The Movie The story of Jurassic Park was written about fourteen years ago by a man named Michael Crichton. His book has now evolved into three movies of Jurassic Park I, II, and III. Steven Speilberg has taken the story of Crichton is transformed it into one of his action packed, suspense thrillers. The first main theme that makes the story of Jurassic Park is its setting. The setting is a huge factor in the understanding of the story. The story takes place on an iso...
  • Stereotypes Through The Are
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    In Dorothy N elkins article The Mystique of Science in the Press she only touches the image of scientists in the newspaper. N elkin explains that scientists are described as a combination of wonder-worker and nerd. Today scientists are portrayed through newspapers, movies, television, and books. They are stereotyped by having glasses, being nerdy, geeky, boring, disconnected from life, and super intelligent. Some people might say scientists are wacko. This just means they are very into their wor...
  • Scientist Biologically Programmed Because Women
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    Scientists and the products of their work are far from 'neutral.' Rather than embodying neutrality, scientists are inextricably connected to the existing distribution of interests and power. White, male scientists over the centuries have attempted to use science as a medium for all their findings, which inevitably support their personal beliefs. In my experience, scientists are extremely intelligent, but particularly one-sided. Hearing the words 'scientist' and 'neutral' in the same sentence dis...
  • What Is A Cell
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    What is a Cell The English scientist Robert Hooke who used a makeshift microscope of his own invention to examine a variety of objects, including a thin piece of cork, made the first observations of cells in 1665. Noticing the rows of little boxes that made up the dead wood's tissue, Hooke created the term "cell" because the boxes reminded him of the small cells the monks in the monastery lived in. While Hooke was the first to study and describe cells, he did not realize their importance. At abo...
  • Atomic Mass Empty Space
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    Laboratory Write-Up The game in which we participated simulates the early efforts of scientists because they had very little to work with. They too had to guess the size and shape of the atom. In 1911, Rutherford conducted a series of experiments in which he bombarded a piece of gold foil with positively charged alpha particles emitted by radioactive material. Most of the particles passed through the foil undisturbed, suggesting that the foil was made up mostly of empty space rather than of a sh...
  • Biological Scientists Research Work Study
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    Nature of the Work Biological Scientists Nature of the Work Biological scientists study living organisms and their relationship to their environment. Most specialize in some area such as ornithology (the study of birds) or microbiology (the study of microscopic organisms). About two-fifths of all biological scientists work in research and development. Some conduct basic research to increase knowledge of living organisms. Others, in applied research, use knowledge provided by basic research to de...
  • Technological Advances Scientists Dating Techniques
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    Chapter 1 Classification of humans Revision Question 1 Identify technological advances and resulting new information that have changed scientists' opinions about the classification of primates. Hint Identify means recognise and name Answer DNA-DNA hybridisation, haemoglobin comparison, DNA sequencing and the study of mitochondrial DNA are all technological advances in biochemistry which have led to changing information and hence changing scientists' views on primate cl...
  • Arrowsmith True Scientist
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    Arrowsmith is a classic American novel written by Sinclair Lewis. Lewis wrote this book in the early 1900's as a current outlook on the world of science in that time. The main theme it focuses on is commercialism and its effect on science. During this time period there were many advances in the field of medicine; everyone was racing to find the cure to deadly diseases and then patent it and profit off it. Helping humanity was more of a business than a service to the human race as doctors and ins...
  • Animal Research Animals Diabetes Good
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    Did you know that every year 12, 000 children are diagnosed with juvenile diabetes? Juvenile diabetes is also known as insulin-dependent diabetes, which requires insulin shots. However, new research now shows that taking the insulin shot can be avoided. Through animal research, scientists are discovering that there could be a new way to take insulin orally. Fortunately, this is not the only medication being tested. This type of research is a good example of how animal research is not a bad idea....
  • Piece Of Paper A Otis Scientists Contributions Learn
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    SCIENTISTS ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO THE UNRAVELING OF THE TRUTH. THEIR CONCERN FOR DISCOVERING WHAT IS HIDDEN AND FINDING SOLUTIONS TO ALL THEIR QUERIES PROVIDED THE HUMAN RACE SO MUCH. I. OBJECTIVES: 1. TO BE ABLE TO LEARN ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF DIFFERENT SCIENTISTS. 2. TO LEARN THE USES OF THEIR DISCOVERIES. 3. TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFYTHE DIFFERENT SCIENTISTS ON DIFFERENT FIELDS. II MATERIALS ENCYCLOPEDIA, BRITTANICA CD (SOFTWARE), INTERNET III QUESTIONS TO BE ANSWERED: ...
  • Human Cloning People God Scientists
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    Some scientists say they are ready to apply the technology of cloning to human beings, are we? I don't think human cloning should be allowed. It's against God's will, it is unhealthy, and it interferes with distinctiveness and individuality. There are plenty of more reasons that prove I don't like human cloning, but those three seem like the main three to me. Most of the people who oppose human cloning say it's because it's against God's will, in other words it's against their religion. I believ...
  • Are Viruses Alive Area
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    Are Viruses Alive? By Bo Howes The word virus means "poi-son' in Latin. Viruses are sub micro-sc opic intracellular parasites that consist of either RNA or DNA, and a protective coat of protein. It has caused countless diseases in vari-ous organisms. The term virus was first used in the 1890 s to describe agents that caused diseases that were smaller than bacteria. The ex-is tence of viruses was established in 1892, when Russian scientist Dimity I. Ivanov sky discovered microscopic particles la...
  • Images Asteroid Scientists Eros
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    The Asteroids Paper #1 The article that I have reviewed is on NASA's close-up images of asteroid Eros. A CNN staff writer talks about the way the images of the asteroid looks and writes how scientists make observations. The scientists believe that the asteroid may have broken off from small planet from the observations of the images. The robot ships pictures show signs of geological layering. The scientist's educated guesses are that Eros was once part of a larger body and the images show six or...