What DO scientists know?

Science Magazine recently published a “Top 25” list of the questions scientists are yet to answer. It includes the usual “what is the universe made of?”, “what is the biological basis of consciousness?”, “are we alone in the universe?”, that kind of thing. I compiled the complete list together with links to the individual articles from Science on the sciencebase site: What DO scientists know?. It’s interesting to see the nature of the contextual advertising that is generated by the ad network, not unexpected, but interesting to see what people will pay good money to advertise. Take a look, you’ll get my point…

Author: David Bradley

Freelance science journalist, author of Deceived Wisdom. Sharp-shooting photographer and wannabe rock god.

2 thoughts on “What DO scientists know?”

  1. I’ve written about the antifreeze proteins that Arctic fish have to stop themselves from freezing to death in the winter, but don’t think I’d heard about these frozen frogs before. No doubt someone will be writing a grant application right now that talks about diabetes, sugar, and diet with regard to finding frog genes/proteins linked to this behaviour.

  2. Do YOU know anything about this one? I came across this story today (link at the end of this comment) about a frog in Alaska that freezes solid in the winter and miraculously hops around come spring. The story says the frog somehow dehydrates its cells before winter, which is why it doesn’t die. Here’s an excerpt: “There are many researchers studying this and other amphibians, trying to determine how it can flood its body full of glucose and not suffer the ill effects of that, which we see in humans.” Do you have any insight on this? Have you heard about it before? http://frogmatters.wordpress.com/2007/11/15/why-frogs-matter-6-frog-popsicles-and-diabetes-research/

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