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September 20, 2014

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5:52 PM | Solving the metal problem: new polymer used in organic solar cells to allow wide use of metal cathodes, improve efficiency
Organic solar cells (OSC) are an exciting next-generation option for photovoltaics.  The main advantage is that they’re cheap, easily processed using solution-based methods, which opens up many innovative applications – printable cells, even solar paint! The main issue holding OSCs back is … Continue reading →

Page, Z., Liu, Y., Duzhko, V., Russell, T. & Emrick, T. (2014). Fulleropyrrolidine interlayers: Tailoring electrodes to raise organic solar cell efficiency, Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.1255826

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5:30 PM | Joint WISH + First galaxies International Workshop
WISH (Wide-field Infrared Surveyor for High-redshift) is a space science mission concept whose primary goal is to study the first galaxies in the early universe. WISH will be a Japan-led 1.5m telescope equipped with a 900 arcmin2 wide-field, Near-IR, 0.2-0.5arcsec FWHM, camera that would fly by ~2020 in order to conduct unique ultra-deep and wide-area […]
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4:54 PM | TransCanada Pipeline Stomps a Rural Texas Family into Sewage Nightmare
TransCanada made small Texas landholders feel like they were trespassing on their own property while destroying their house and damaging their health, according to a story in The Texas Observer [more]
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4:41 PM | New Music Friday | 14 [feat. Alvvays]
Featuring new music from: Alvvays | Olde Worlde | Eagulls | Moulettes | The Jazz June |         Artist: Alvvays Song: Next of Kin   Artist: Olde Worlde Song: Thinking About You   Artist: Eagulls Song: Hollow Visions   Artist: Moulettes Song: Constellations   Artist: The Jazz June Song: Edge of Space The post New Music Friday | 14 [feat. Alvvays] appeared first on HeadStuff.
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4:00 PM | Quirks & Quarks for Sept. 20, 2014
This week, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa worsens; Fish recruit eels as hunting companions; European explorers brought invasive species; the earliest muscles pull their weight; and Curiosity drives exploration on Mars. ...
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4:00 PM | Ebola - The Worst Case Scenario?
Despite new promises of UN action, the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is spreading at an accelerating rate....
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4:00 PM | Fish Recruits Eel to Help Find Food
The Coral Trout recruits Moray eels to help hunt....
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4:00 PM | European Explorers Brought Invasive Species
The Bay of Fundy is home to non-native mud worms and mud shrimp that might have come over with early explorers...
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4:00 PM | First Animals to Flex Their Muscles
Fossils found in Newfoundland may preserve the first evidence of fibrous muscle tissue in an animal....
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4:00 PM | Curiosity on Mars
A look at the first two years of operation of NASA's newest Mars rover....
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3:54 PM | A Walk Among The Tombstones | review
Review by The Netflix Kid as told to Giles Brody A Walk Among The Tombstones stars Liam Neeson who has thrilled audiences the world over by kicking the shit out of a load of lads in the Taken films. As a studious fan of Neeson’s work in The A-Team, Non-Stop, The Grey and those three […] The post A Walk Among The Tombstones | review appeared first on HeadStuff.
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3:48 PM | Probable changes in connectivity
Table of Contents: Nature Reviews Neuroscience October 2014 Vol 15 No 10 Excerpt from: Research Highlights: Learning and memory: Uncoupling memory traces “The emotional valence of a memory can be changed, and this probably involves a change in the connectivity...Read more
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3:23 PM | Il valore estetico di un dipinto
Il dolore è modulato da fattori cognitivi, tra cui l'attenzione e le emozioni. In questo studio abbiamo valutato l'effetto di distrazione dell'apprezzamento estetico sul dolore soggettivo (...) indotto da stimolazione laser della mano sinistra su 12 volontari in salute. I soggetti sono stati stimolati con il laser in assenza di altri stimoli esterni e mentre guardavano diversi dipinti che avevano precedentemente classificato come belli, neutrali o brutti. La visione dei dipinti […]
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3:00 PM | The Variable Sky: from Tiny Variations to Big Explosions
The Annual Meeting of the Astronomische Gesellschaft will be held from Sep. 22 through 26, 2014 at premises of the University of Bamberg. The meeting is organized by the Dr. Remeis Observatory Bamberg, Astronomical Institute & Erlangen Centre for Astroparticle Physics (ECAP) of the University Erlangen-Nürnberg on behalf of the German Astronomical Society. The plenary sessions […]
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2:29 PM | Pope Names A Moderate To Be Chicago's New Archbishop
Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., to succeed Cardinal Francis George, 77, a conservative who has spoken out on many social issues in his 17 years in the post.
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2:16 PM | Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go The Border To Court Voters
Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.
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2:07 PM | There may be over 10 billion of us by 2011
Climate change may be the existential threat, but underlying this is, of course, population size. And this is a problem that never seems to go away. There are of course two ways, broadly speaking, to limit population growth aside from draconian policies governing reproduction (such as China’s One Child policy). One is sometimes called the…
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1:58 PM | On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming
As the United Nations convenes sessions on global warming and population growth, a new study foresees rising human numbers through 2100.
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1:44 PM | Workers Hand Out Soap And Advice As Sierra Leone Locks Down
Under the country's three-day experiment to control the deadly Ebola virus, people must stay home while health care teams go door-to-door to spread the word on prevention.
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1:19 PM | It’s Not Just Ebola
Photo Credit- CDC   # 9097   With its exponential growth, high mortality rate, and potential to escape the confines of West Africa, it is admittedly difficult to get anyone to think beyond the expanding Ebola threat right now. Other emerging threats seemingly pale in comparison, but there is nothing that says we are exempt from being forced to fight a viral battle on more than one front.   It wasn’t but five months ago when the outbreak of MERS-CoV on the […]
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1:16 PM | White House Alarm: Man Jumps Fence, Enters Residence
The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.
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1:01 PM | Vitamin E, Selenium Don't Help Age-Related Cataracts In Men
Taking daily supplements of selenium and/or vitamin E appears to have no significant effect on the development of age-related cataracts in men, according to new findings from the Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) Eye Endpoints (SEE) Study.   Some research, including animal studies, has suggested that dietary nutrients can have an effect on the onset and progression of cataracts. Vitamin E and selenium are of particular interest. read more
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12:39 PM | Angelina Jolie to Direct "Elephant Poaching Film"
Movie will deal with Richard Leakey's "inspirational life".Angelina, Hilary & Chelsea Clinton, Betty White, Yao Ming...African elephants have many famous friends.
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12:30 PM | The Starmus Festival
Since the very first Homo Sapiens looked up at a star-filled sky we have been awestruck by the vastness of the cosmos. Even today we remain humbled by the sheer immensity of space, especially as through our progress in physics and astronomy, we are now aware of the tremendous distances involved – even to our […]
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12:28 PM | In Heidelberg
I’m in Heidelberg again for the Heidelberg Laureate Forum. Next week I will be writing about the forum on the HLF blog and posting on Twitter with hash tag #hlf14.    
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12:24 PM | Dozens Of Turkish Hostages Freed, As ISIS Advances In Syria
The hostages included diplomats, children and others seized along with Turkey's consulate in Mosul in June. As it celebrates their return, Turkey also receives thousands of Kurds fleeing ISIS.
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12:18 PM | Basil the chipmunk (#2)
Filed under: Kids, Mountains, pictures, Travel Tagged: chipmunk, lake, Maine, USA, vacations, wildlife
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12:05 PM | The Ig Informal Lectures, today at MIT! You’re invited.
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12:00 PM | Ask Your Weird Animal Questions: Why Do Lobsters Turn Red When Cooked?
Are wood roaches different than cockroaches? Do killer whales usually attack in groups? See this week's Ask Your Weird Animal Questions.
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11:48 AM | Pope Appoints Moderate As Archbishop Of Chicago
Pope Francis on Saturday appointed Bishop Blase Cupich, a moderate who has called for civility in the culture wars, signaling a shift in tone in one of the most important posts in the U.S. church.
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