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September 29, 2014

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9:44 PM | Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody? Ft....
Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody? Ft. iiSuperwomanii Menstruation is amazing and we explain why! Every man and woman needs to watch this! Are women actually more moody on their period? We break down the biggest myths about menstruation, periods, and PMS with the help of iiSuperwomanii. Uploaded by: AsapSCIENCE.
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9:41 PM | Why do scientists always forget about luck?
You get the data when you get the data, but the information we get from this study would have been useful several years ago: Persistence of Virus Reservoirs in ART-Treated SHIV-Infected Rhesus Macaques after Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant The Berlin Patient– Guy gets HIV, develops a blood cancer, gets radiation and chemo for the cancer,…
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9:40 PM | California's Ongoing Drought Linked To Climate Change
Using a sophisticated combination of computer simulations and statistical techniques, scientists at Stanford University have shown that the extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's lengthy drought are likely caused by today's global warming conditions. Read more...
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9:40 PM | Washington Post: White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room
The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.
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9:36 PM | Ten years of Methods
Our tenth anniversary is an occasion to celebrate methods development!  Read more
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9:30 PM | Millennium Promise Team to Join Battle Against Ebola in Guinea
Locally based community health workers, who bring vital primary health care to underserved populations across sub-Saharan Africa, will join the battle against the deadly Ebola virus through a partnership between the government of Guinea and The Earth Institute.
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9:30 PM | Will The True Voice On Climate Change Please Stand Up?
Just don't forget to listen scientists too. Credit: EPABy Toby Miller, Cardiff UniversityWho should political leaders follow when it comes to climate change: environmental scientists, powerful corporations, or a million marchers? Sometimes the three groups disagree, sometimes they concur; but even then, their claims to authority are based on different and frequently conflicting ideas. The recent United Nations climate summit highlighted the confusion over how best to make progress. read m
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9:30 PM | Statistician Creates Model To Predict What's Next In Game Of Thrones
Call it the ultimate spoiler: Richard Vale, a lecturer in the Statistics Department at the University of Canterbury, has developed a mathematical model to predict the fates of the characters in the next two Game of Thrones novels.Read more...
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9:27 PM | Images come down as MAVEN and MOM get to work on Mars
The first photos from the red planet's new orbiters.
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9:19 PM | Siameses 1868
imagen via: Morbid Anatomy Museum.
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9:17 PM | Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote
Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.
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9:15 PM | The silly logic that congress has about climate change You may...
The silly logic that congress has about climate change You may have already seen the full segment on The Daily Show (you should if you haven’t) where John Stewart critiques a recent hearing held by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. It echoes a commencement speech that President Obama gave last spring at UC Irvine: Today’s Congress is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change.  They […]
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9:14 PM | Anniversary Issue Cover
Over the summer we asked for contributions from our readers for the cover of our tenth anniversary issue. We asked for images of the number “10” made using biological research tools and techniques. We were delighted to have many excellent submissions and to be able to use them all on the cover. Here is a bit more detail about these images.  Read more
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9:12 PM | New Protein Implicated in Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s prevention has made some strides in recent years. We’ve even identified some new causes, and in some cases we can do both. In fact, researchers have now shown that low […]

Minami, S., Min, S., Krabbe, G., Wang, C., Zhou, Y., Asgarov, R., Li, Y., Martens, L., Elia, L., Ward, M. & Mucke, L. (2014). Progranulin protects against amyloid β deposition and toxicity in Alzheimer's disease mouse models, Nature Medicine, DOI: 10.1038/nm.3672

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9:10 PM | Comparative Approaches to Grand Challenges in Physiology
I am really excited about the comparative physiology conference that starts this weekend in San Diego! Here is a press release about the meeting (author Stacy Brooks from the American Physiological Society): Bethesda, Md. (September 25, 2014) — More than 400 comparative and evolutionary physiologists will gather to present new research and discoveries in animal physiology at…
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9:00 PM | Sweat-Eating Bacteria: Acne Miracle Cure?
These bacteria loved to eat sweat -- and they could leave you with glowing skin. Continue reading →
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8:57 PM | Climate Change May Be To Blame For California Drought
The 2013 California Rim Fire U.S. National Forest Service via Wikimedia Commons There is something coming between Californians and their water, and according to a brand new report from the American Meteorological Society, man-made greenhouse gas emissions are likely at fault. Much of the American Southwest has been in drought conditions for more than a decade—harsher in some places than the dry spell that caused the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. Until recently, however, […]
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8:55 PM | The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes Remember Heartbleed?...
The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes Remember Heartbleed? Well, this is probably worse. Here’s a (somewhat simplified) explanation of what Shellshock actually is. Don’t worry: I haven’t included instructions on how to actually exploit it. The moral of the story is: keep your security patches up to date! Uploaded by: Tom Scott.
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8:50 PM | Global Health Security and the NTDs
Peter Hotez, co-Editor in Chief of PLOS NTDs, comments on President Obama’s call for global action to prepare for future disease outbreaks and to treat biological threats as issues of national and global security. In a landmark White House summit …The post Global Health Security and the NTDs appeared first on Speaking of Medicine.
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8:47 PM | Manipulation of the Mind: Probably a Gloomy Reality
A few years ago, a great number of articles were published in order to raise public awareness as to the dangers introduced to each and every individual, small communities and even society as a whole, by neuroscience.  And then there was nothing.  No follow up reports, no publications, nothing.  As … READ MORE
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8:34 PM | ted: What is the universe made of? We only know a tiny...
ted: What is the universe made of? We only know a tiny fraction — 4 percent — of the answer. From our little corner of the cosmic map, how do we know what else is out there? Luckily, we have space messengers (otherwise known as cosmic rays) that bring us data from parts of the cosmos far beyond our reach. Veronica Bindi explains how cosmic rays transmit information about our universe from the great beyond. Watch the full lesson here» That number, 4 […]
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8:33 PM | At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality
During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.
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8:30 PM | The Enemy Of Archaeology Is Not People, It's Salt
Image: Charlie Phillips/flickr. CC BY 2.0By Joel N. Shurkin, Inside Science(Inside Science) -- The enemy of archeology everywhere is salt. It destroys buildings, disassembles art works, and can turn ancient pottery into piles of dust. read more
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8:30 PM | Hamstring Tester May Keep More Athletes On The Field
Can hamstring injury be predicted?  Hamstring strains account for most non-contact injuries in Australian rules football, football and rugby union, as well as track events like sprinting, and a team led by Dr. Anthony Shield, fromQueensland University of Technology, and Dr. David Opar of Australian Catholic University, measured the eccentric hamstring strength of more than 200 AFL players from five professional clubs and may have a new metric for predicting problems.read more
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8:29 PM | The Hidden Cost of “Leaking” Celebrity Nudes: Kim Kardashian
Categories: FeminismSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sort-of-transcript: Another day, another batch of celebrity nudes have been “leaked”, which is a word used to downplay the fact that these were ...(Read more...)
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8:27 PM | Deforestation Threatens Newly Identified Bird in Brazil
Discovering a new species isn’t always as easy as saying “Look, there’s a new species!” In the case of a rare bird recently identified in Brazil, it took about 20 years for... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:26 PM | Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?
If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.
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8:25 PM | Oh, By The Way (1): Leo Marx Was (Is) No Dummy
I just joined the public beta of the Ello, which seems to be a wannabe hipster alternative to Facebook.  Seeing as I never got Facebook, and despite my utter lack of hipster-tude (now and forever, amen), I thought I’d see if it made any sense to me.  It doesn’t, at least not yet, but I […]
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8:23 PM | Fortune magazine cover designed by Arthur Lidov, depicting...
Fortune magazine cover designed by Arthur Lidov, depicting Maxwell’s thermodynamic surface of an “imaginary substance” similar to (though not quite) water based on J. W. Gibbs's work, alongside Gibbs's formula for the phase rule, bottom left To describe a closed, homogeneous system — that is one of constant composition, such as an ideal gas — we need two parameters of state (e.g. T and p). For a heterogeneous system in equilibrium, […]
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8:22 PM | Did I ever tell you how exciting snails are?
Did I ever tell you how exciting snails are? No, wait, don’t go away… Oh well. Now the rest of you have settled down, I’ll continue. My pic, incidentally, shows some Sphacterian snails I met in Greece this summer, which exhibited this odd clustering behaviour I’ve not seen before. But that’s nothing to do with…
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