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Ask Science – How Many Megapixels Does the Human Eye Have?

Ask Science – How Many Megapixels Does the Human Eye Have?

Jun 26, 2012

Can you measure the human eye with megapixels, and if so how many megapixels is the human eye? Yes and no. There are about 120 million rods (black and white receptors) and about 5 million cones (colour receptors), so the total resolution of your eye would be about 125 megapixels… But you can’t really stop the comparison there, since about 5% of your...

Ask Science! Can you “catch-up” on your sleep after having a few short nights?

Ask Science! Can you “catch-up” on your sleep after having a few short nights?

May 9, 2012

We take some questions from Redit’s ‘Ask Science’ section and attempt to answer some questions. Can you catch up on your sleep after you’ve had a few short nights? And how do sleep cycles work?

Former NASA Climate Change Deniers – May 9th, 2012

Former NASA Climate Change Deniers – May 9th, 2012

May 9, 2012

A group of 49 former NASA employees have appealed to NASA to stop making climate claims in the media that the group of 49 claim are not scientifically supported. NASA publicly stated that they don’t make conclusions based on the data, they just collect and disseminate it. NASA further invited the group of 49, to participate in the scientific process and...

Project Steve – May 8, 2012

Project Steve – May 8, 2012

May 8, 2012

Project Steve: Is a satyrical list poking fun at a list released earlier this year from the ‘Discovery Institute’. The Discovery Institute, as well as many other creationist organizations have lists that contain the names of 700 scientists that don’t believe in evolutionary theory. Project Steve highlights this comically low number of...

Oldest Red Blood Cells found in Crusty Ol’ Otzi

Oldest Red Blood Cells found in Crusty Ol’ Otzi

May 7, 2012

Scientists using an electron force microscope have found the oldest intact human blood cells in Otzi (the oldest murder victim found with evidence). At some 5,300 years old, the blood represents the oldest sample we’ve found to date, looks surprisingly fresh and could lead to advancements in the study of Egyptian Mummies and...

Controversial Flu Research – Saving Lives or Killing Us All?

Controversial Flu Research – Saving Lives or Killing Us All?

May 7, 2012

What do you guys think… Should this type of work be pursued, because of it’s ultimate benefit to us all? Or should we ban this type of research because of our own hyper extremist paranoia? www.nutshell.tv Bird-Flu Research May Be Published by Journals tinyurl.com