Friday, November 21, 2008

Science Friday 112108

Interactive Map: Mapping the World's Fastest Supercomputers
While the U.S. has the world's fastest supercomputers, it faces increased pressure from countries like India and China.

Video: America's Disappearing Forests
The mountain pine beetle, an insect pest, is destroying massive swaths of American lodgepole pine.

Invasive Plants in Galápagos May Really Be Native By HENRY FOUNTAIN
Some plants that were thought to be invasive species in the Galapagos Islands predate humans by thousands of years.

In Bias Test, Shades of Gray By JOHN TIERNEY
Are there problems with the way researchers have been using split-second reactions on a computer test to diagnose an epidemic of racial bias?

Debating the Vices and Virtues of Google
A public debate on whether Google violates its motto "Don't be evil" moves quickly to considering whether the search company is guilty of the Seven Deadly Sins.

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