If you haven’t already you need to watch and listen to Hans Rosling

Aug 28th, 2009 | By

The passion this man has for what he does is intoxicating.  In every one of his talks you are amazing, laughing, and intrigued by the statistical information he is dishing out.  He takes something so dry like health stats and makes a truly compelling case for it and then gets you wrapped up in the
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Malaria Vaccine with 98% efficiency 3 years away from Human Trials

Aug 21st, 2009 | By

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20327213.800-malaria-vaccine-holds-out-eradication-hope.html There is concern about how to pay for this vaccine when it is finally developed.  At a 98% rate of success at stopping the virus governments and aid groups around the world should be lining up to pay for this.  There is talk that this could eradicate Malaria which would be the single larger
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Amino acid glycine found in samples from the comet Wild 2

Aug 17th, 2009 | By

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/08/glycinecomet Scientists have discovered the amino acid glycine, a critical component of all living things, hiding in samples from the comet Wild 2. It’s the first time an amino acid has been found inside a comet, and NASA scientists say the discovery supports the theory that some of the ingredients necessary for life originated in
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Starcraft Single Player Gameplay

Aug 17th, 2009 | By

Just caught the first video of the single player campaign in detail and oooh mama that gets me hot in the pants.

Planet found in reverse orbit for the first time

Aug 13th, 2009 | By

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17603-planet-found-orbiting-its-star-backwards-for-first-time.html “ An exoplanet that orbits its star backwards has been found for the first time. The planet is also the most bloated found to date, and some astronomers suspect that both properties can be traced back to an earlier close encounter with a planetary sibling. The solar system generally rotates like a record album,
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New personal blog

Aug 1st, 2009 | By

I finally got around to registering ryanwiancko.com and decided that it would be the home of my personal blog.  I’ll be keeping all tech and science related stuff here and post the more personal opinionated stuff over there.  So keep an eye on www.ryanwiancko.com