Author Archives: Charles Daney

About Charles Daney

I'm a science writer interested in most fields of science, and exploring how to make better use of the online environment for providing scientific information to a curious, engaged, but not specialized audience.

Science Shorts — July 2, 2011

Topics for this edition: matter-antimatter asymmetry, quantum graininess, insect courtship, telomeres and cancer, Alzheimer’s disease Matter-antimatter asymmetry When the universe was very young – less than a millionth of a second after the big bang – it was also very … Continue reading

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Science Shorts — June 30, 2011

Topics for this edition: galaxy morphology, quasars, pain perception, gene therapy, and cancer. Galaxy classification For decades astronomers have classified galaxies into agreed-upon types based on their visible shapes. One broad type consists of spiral galaxies, and the other of … Continue reading

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Supermassive black hole in a dwarf galaxy

There’s a new study just published, about the existence of a supermassive black hole in a type of galaxy where nobody expected to find one. This story is getting a bizarre amount of attention. I detect a whiff of hype. … Continue reading

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When did humans start wearing clothes?

It’s a question everyone has probably wondered about at some point – some people more than others. Perhaps you recall reading about studies of the molecular genetics of lice indicating a date for the earliest wearing of clothes by humans … Continue reading

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