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Can searching for aliens improve breast cancer detection?

The answer is yes. Project Phoenix is the name of the SETI Institute’s research project to search for extraterrestrial intelligence. Project Phoenix uses the world’s largest telescopes (40 to 300 meters in diameter) to scrutinize the vicinities of nearby, sun-like stars. Moffitt researcher John J. Heine, Ph.D., adapted signal detection computer algorithms developed at the […]

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Quotation of the Day

“Getting into a new field of physics is like reading a Russian novel. There are a lot of names to cope with, and at first you wonder who’s who.” – Kenneth W. Ford, The Quantum World.

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On Corruption: Quotation of the Day

“Outside my study window in London stood an old hawthorn tree enveloped in a massive growth of ivy.  Over the years the tree had become an ivy bush in the shape of a hawthorn tree and I saw it as an image of what corruptions does to a country.  Mobutu’s rule in Zaire seemed like […]

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Quotation of the Day

“And I tell you, if you have the desire for knowledge and the power to give it physical expression, go out and explore.  If you are a brave man you will do nothing: if you are fearful you may do much, for none but cowards have ned to prove their bravery. Some will tell you […]

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Statisticians and Baptisms

A statistician’s wife gives birth to twins. Excitedly, he calls everyone to share the good news. When he tells the church they say, ‘That’s terrific! Bring them down to church this Sunday, and we’ll baptize them!’ ’Uh, let’s just baptize one of them,’ says the statistician. ‘We can keep the other one as a control”. […]

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Quotations: Popularity and Success

“I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.” Herbert Bayard Swope, editor and journalist; first recipient of the Pulitzer Prize “Everything popular is wrong.” Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest.

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How to be a good employee

What type of workers does a boss really value? The answer will vary depending on the boss, industry and specific job each worker has.  Today we consider one unique group of workers: polar explorers.   These men generally value the following in their peers and subordinates: ‘After all is said and done,’ said Wilson one […]

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SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS!

In honor of the Green Bay Packers Super Bowl victory, all health care related posts have been suspended for the day.  Instead you can learn about: The Packers fourth Super Bowl victory in franchise history. Aaron Rodgers being named the Super Bowl MVP. Injuries couldn’t derail the Pack. Charles Woodson’s impassioned halftime speech. The Green […]

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Global Health Corps

How can you help improve the quality of health care services for the poor around the world?  Are you interested in improving access to health care for those who currently do not have it?  Are you interested in working abroad?  If your answer to all these questions is yes, then the Global Health Corps could be an attractive […]

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Quotation of the Day: Defining Complexity

“The complexity of a particular system is the degree of difficulty in predicting the properties of the system if the properties of the system’s parts are given.” Warren Weaver, Scientist and Mathematician.

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