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October 22, 2014

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5:24 PM | Sorry, Cat Haters, Science Isn't On Your Side
"Unfeeling" Cats Jetske via Flickr, CC BY 2.0 Some people just don't like cats. That's okay. Some people don't like pizza. Or dogs. Or Harry Potter. But some cat-haters aren't satisfied with not owning cats themselves. They need to drag the rest of us down with them. "Those who hate the cat hate him with a malignity which, I think, only snakes in the animal kingdom provoke to an equal degree." The first thing you notice when you dig around in the seedy underworld of […]
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5:20 PM | Breakthrough: Scientists Use Sound To Breach The Blood-Brain Barrier
For the first time ever in humans, neuroscientists have penetrated the stubborn barrier that protects the brain from toxins in the bloodstream. The breakthrough means that doctors can now deliver drugs to previously inaccessible parts of the brain, making it easier to treat cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Read more...
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5:18 PM | Blackwater Guards Found Guilty In 2007 Shootings In Iraq
One guard was found guilty of first-degree murder and three others of voluntary manslaughter in a 2007 incident in Baghdad in which 14 civilians were killed.
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5:16 PM | How to Get Into Hobby RC: Learning to Fly Quadcopters
I’ve mentioned my recommended path for aspiring multi-rotor pilots several times in this column. Before buying a large, expensive ship with a camera attached, I think it is better to begin with a RC flight simulator and/or a small quad. I think that this approach will help you hone your piloting chops before accepting the risks of flying a bigger aircraft. I’m still holding firm to that opinion. I realize, however, that I have never adequately addressed how to use those tools to […]
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5:15 PM | Swords – Live at Smalltown America EP
Swords are a three-piece alternative band from Dublin (Are they from Swords? It’s a mystery). Blending synths, bass, samples, drums, and piano lines with Diane Anglim’s stellar vocals. Yesterday Swords released a limited edition live EP: Swords – Live At Smalltown America. Recorded on the 27/09/14 in Derry, the EP contains live versions of new […] The post Swords – Live at Smalltown America EP appeared first on HeadStuff.
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5:14 PM | Comet Madness
Beta Pictoris has Comets The southern hemisphere star Beta Pictoris has been one of the great “go to” places for exoplanet stories in the years since it was discovered to have a ring of debris around it by the IRAS satellite in 1983. To be specific, IRAS found excess infrared emission around the star, which […]
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5:06 PM | WHO Ebola Roadmap # 9 – Oct 22nd
  # 9234   The World Health Organization has released their 9th update to their Ebola Response Roadmap, indicating that the total number of cases is now just shy of 10,000 infections.  There are, of course, significant gaps in surveillance and reporting, and so these numbers are likely to be a substantial undercount.   Below I’ve posted some excerpts from the 12-page PDF report.  Follow the link to read the report in its entirety.   SUMMARY […]
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5:00 PM | Deinocheirus Exposed: Meet The Body Behind the Terrible Hand
For 50 years, the dinosaur was just a pair of arms. But what arms! Each was eight feet …
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5:00 PM | Science Snaps: peering inside an expanding lymph node
Our scientists have shown for the first time how lymph nodes swell during infection, producing some striking images along the way.
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5:00 PM | Thoroughly modern humans interbred with Neanderthals
The oldest genome from a modern human reveals that modern humans with modern behaviour interbred with Neanderthals as they spread into Eurasia
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5:00 PM | In Brief: Large Gallery of ILM Model Shop Miniatures
Not exactly sure about the source of these photos, but here's a large gallery of photos of modelmakers and miniatures from the ILM model shop, circa The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. The photos show the making of some iconic vehicles like the Republic fighters and cruisers, the Super Star Destroyer, and even Death Star 2. Most of these models reside in Lucasfilm's precious archives in Northern California, and some went on tour in the most recent exhibition of Star Wars models and […]
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5:00 PM | Chandra's Archives Come to Life
Every year, NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory looks at hundreds of objects throughout space to help expand our understanding of the Universe.
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5:00 PM | 'Hobbit Humans' Actually Might Not Have Been Human
The Hobbit Human descended from the more-ancient, pre-human group Australopithecus, argues one of the world's leading anthropologists. Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | 45,000-Year-Old Man Was Human-Neanderthal Mix
A Siberian man who was part human and part Neanderthal is shedding light on when Africans first successfully settled in Europe and Asia...and mated with Neanderthals who were already living there. Continue reading →
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5:00 PM | Humpback Dino Was Literally Unsinkable
A dinosaur nicknamed Horrible Hands turns out not to have been so horrible, but it sported a suite of unusual features including a humpback, super long arms and sink-proof legs.
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5:00 PM | Humpback Dino Was Literally Unsinkable
A dinosaur nicknamed Horrible Hands turns out not to have been so horrible, but it sported a suite of unusual features including a humpback, super long arms and sink-proof legs.
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5:00 PM | Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System
Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet.
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4:51 PM | Researchers Created A Laser Bullet To See What It Would Look Like - And Here It Is
Laser-powered weapons have been a staple of science-fiction movies for so long we think we know what they would look like, but we really don't. Researchers at the Laser Centre of the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw decided to find out, and make a real film of it. They fired an ultrashort laser pulse through the air and captured it on video and when they slowed it down they found that it looks lot like a […]
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4:50 PM | Share Your Best Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes and Stories
This year’s “Vegetarian Thanksgiving” will be a selection of reader's recipes and the personal stories behind them.
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4:49 PM | Mars Spacecraft Snag Comet Views
A comet cruises past Mars, and a rover there catches a snapshot.
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4:49 PM | The Air Umbrella is the Umbrella of the Future
Umbrella technology hasn’t changed much in the past 25 years, but a crouwdfunding campaign on Kickstarter is looking to change that. The Air Umbrella is a real”invisible umbrella”, which takes advantage of the air flow it produces as shelter from…The post The Air Umbrella is the Umbrella of the Future appeared first on Just Science.
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4:49 PM | Position, Velocity and Acceleration Paul Andersen explains for...
Position, Velocity and Acceleration Paul Andersen explains for the position of an object over time can be used to calculate the velocity and acceleration of the object. If a net force acts on a object it will experience an acceleration. By: Bozeman Science.
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4:49 PM | Winnie The Pooh’s Real Name Is Edward Bear
Winnie the Pooh’s real name is Edward Bear. Though it’s probably something that most people are unfamiliar with, he was named after the real Christopher Robin’s (that’s right, there was a real life Christopher Robin)  teddy bear . But surprisingly,…The post Winnie The Pooh’s Real Name Is Edward Bear appeared first on Just Science.
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4:48 PM | Save the #ScioX Hashtag Please
Despite the organization's demise, I still have a column in my twitter feed for the #ScioX hashtag. Why? Because the most important part of Science Online was not the organization or the meetings; it was the community. Via this hashtag, I can still connect with this amazing group of people. No other group lets me […]
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4:45 PM | The Sky Is Not Blue – So Why Does It Look Blue?
The latest installment of MinutePhysics tackles the enduring question of why the sky appears blue, and the less common (albeit related question) of why the sun appears yellow.Read more...
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4:42 PM | FOXP2: Silencing Speech Gene Causes Cancer Cells To Metastasize
Metastasis of breast cancer occurs when cells move from the primary tumor to other parts of the body.read more
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4:41 PM | Nuclear heartburn: even IEA says solar could become world’s dominant energy source
Originally posted on GreenWorld:IEA projections for solar PV by region. Sending chills down the spine of nuclear and coal utility executives across the world, the International Energy Agency (IEA) yesterday released two reports that assert solar power could become the dominant source of global electricity production by mid-century. This is the same IEA that…
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4:31 PM | France and nuclear power: the end of the affair is coming?
Originally posted on nuclear-news:Is France’s Love Affair with Nuclear Over? Oil Price, By Chris Dalby | Sun, 19 October 2014  French President Francois Hollande has promised to limit the growth of the country’s nuclear power, many older reactors have been targeted for decommissioning, and Greenpeace and other environmental groups have been relentless in their anti-nuclear campaigning. But…
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4:30 PM | Today on New Scientist
All the latest on newscientist.com: quantum computer buyers' guide, life on Mars might be short, brain barrier opened to treat cancer and more
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4:30 PM | Leslie Ann Jones, Director of Music and Scoring at Skywalker Sound
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