Weekly News

Sorry I’m a little late posting tonight. I was engrossed in the best movie I’ve seen in a long time: Interstellar. Great concept, conflict, themes, acting, special effects, etc… I can’t rave about it enough. If you haven’t seen it, rent it immediately. And to top it off, I got to watch it with my son. Bonus.

In keeping with the science theme of the movie. Strong science to my level of understanding. Are there holes? Probably. But a popular movie that’s based on high-level science concepts is a giant leap forward. We need science and the resulting knowledge almost as much as we need air, food and water. And in homage to the field of study that will carry us forward if we allow it, three science-based news stories today.

Why Mars? Because we can. Exploration is our nature. And the search needs to go beyond our planet. You’ll never convince me that we should use our resources to make more pretty widgets or shiny gadgets. Knowledge is the key to our future and the future of humanity.

http://www.livescience.com/51102-nasa-manned-mars-mission-phobos.html

Study and advancement. Science changes the world. This could help you individually. Think about how far medical breakthroughs have already changed our lives.

https://student.societyforscience.org/article/altered-gene-leaves-people-totally-painfree

I’m not going to pretend to understand the extent of how this next story can influence society. Computers are also above my pay grade. But computers manipulating not just data but matter itself, well, that changes the game completely.

http://www.scienceagogo.com/news/20150509223026.shtml

That’ll do it for me. Yawn. It’s way past my bedtime. But let these final words bounce around in your mind if you’re willing: Science is the study and observation of the physical and natural world. Learning about the world basically. Aren’t we all scientists under that definition?

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About kimlajevardi

I am a forty-something-year-old writer. I'm currently drafting my second book. I've also written short stories, poems, and some non-fiction over the last several years. My interest in writing formed during countless hours with my nose tucked in books. I may have even been clutching a novel as I was born. :)
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8 Responses to Weekly News

  1. I love science. You’ve made curious about Interstellar. I’d like to see it.

  2. T.F.Walsh says:

    Interstella was amazing… loved it;)

  3. lexacain says:

    Yay for a great movie! There are far too few of those, and now I’m hoping I get to see this one soon. I’m all for space research as they often make great discoveries along the way that are applicable for regular living. Pain free would be a great idea to take away suffering. Have a great weekend!

    • kimlajevardi says:

      I agree about the benefits of space research. NASA funding should not be tied to politicians who can’t see far enough in front of their own faces to understand that.

      I had a great weekend. I hope you do/did too. 🙂

  4. spunkonastick says:

    Pain free could be bad, because you could be burning yourself and not even know it.

    • kimlajevardi says:

      True, but the article mentioned using the same idea to render you temporarily pain free. This has major uses in surgeries and other medically necessary treatments. I think cancer treatment in particular.

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