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September 30, 2014

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9:49 PM | Bárðarbunga volcano daily update 30-September-2014
This information is going to change quickly if anything happens in Bárðarbunga volcano. Current status in Bárðarbunga volcano at 21:49 UTC There is no signs of the eruption in Holuhraun is about to end. Currently there are only … Continue reading →
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9:48 PM | Where Activists See Gray, Albuquerque Police See Black And White
If a suspect threatens officers, police say they have a right to defend themselves. But a Justice Department report said the police in Albuquerque have used force unnecessarily; two ex-officers agree.
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9:44 PM | The Polarid Camera: Where did it come from? When Edwin...
The Polarid Camera: Where did it come from? When Edwin Land’s daughter asked why she couldn’t see a photograph immediately after it was taken, inspiration struck. Learn how this prolific inventor polarized light and made every camera user an amateur film developer in this episode. Uploaded by: How Stuff Works.
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9:42 PM | First U.S. Case Of Ebola Confirmed In Dallas
A man who flew to the U.S. from Liberia has tested positive for Ebola. He was not sick on the plane, but developed symptoms later. He is currently in isolation at a hospital in Dallas.
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9:40 PM | Voice Identification Likely Used To Identify ISIS Terrorist
FBI Headquarters Aude via Wikimedia Commons Over the past few months, the terrorist group ISIS has shocked the world with the release of numerous violent videos, many of which prominently feature a masked man wearing all black and holding a knife. Heard speaking with a British accent, the man has been given the nickname "Jihadi John" -- but the FBI says they now know who he really is. It seems likely they uncovered the man's identity by analyzing his […]
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9:34 PM | Who’d have thunk it? Embargo broken on announcement of first U.S. case of Ebola
People have been asking me whether I can explain why the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) has had so many embargo breaks this year (8, for those of you keeping score at home). Although I suspect that it has to do with the fact that PNAS has been publishing a lot of […]
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9:32 PM | Greek Tomb's Female Sculptures More Than 12 Feet Tall
The height of the sculptures and their pedestals make them an imposing presence at the tomb's entrance. Continue reading →
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9:32 PM | Greek Tomb's Female Sculptures More Than 12 Feet Tall
The height of the sculptures and their pedestals make them an imposing presence at the tomb's entrance. Continue reading →
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9:31 PM | New York Boosts Pay For Thousands With Hourly Wage Hike
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order Tuesday that raises the hourly rate from under $11.90 to $13.13 an hour for thousands of fast-food and retail workers.
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9:30 PM | First Case of Ebola in U.S. Diagnosed in Dallas
The United States has diagnosed its first case of the deadly Ebola virus, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.
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9:30 PM | Your Digital Twin Could Be Making Your Decisions
A futurist predicts that digital assistants like Siri and Cortana will gradually evolve into our personal cyber-selves. Continue reading →
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9:27 PM | Plankton Power Swirls Ocean Pastures – A Source Of 1/3 Of Oceans Energy
Winds and Tides and Swimming Plankton Each Provide One Trillion Watts Of Power To Drive The Motion Of Ocean Waters Swirling ocean pasture eddies are... The post Plankton Power Swirls Ocean Pastures – A Source Of 1/3 Of Oceans Energy appeared first on Russ George.
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9:23 PM | Can MRI Brain Scans Predict Dyslexia Early?
For many, the word dyslexia represents painful struggles with reading and speech that impact their self-confidence –- 20 percent of school-aged children and over 40 million adults in the U.S. are dyslexic. Dyslexics are often very intelligent and can learn successfully with appropriate teaching methods, but early diagnosis and intervention are critical. UC San Francisco (UCSF) […]
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9:20 PM | Massive Study Shows How Languages Change
Why Russian is harder to learn than English.
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9:19 PM | Nothing quite like the feeling of completing your presentation: Day 2 of the International Palaeontological Congress
MENDOZA, ARGENTINA–I promise, the images will be much more interesting in the next post! Today we concentrated on talks. I finally was able to deliver mine in the same session as Leif Tapanila above. It was a crowded little room, but the presentations kept us well entertained and informed. I learned a lesson: without any […]
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9:15 PM | Setting Insect Data To Music Helps Scientists Find Patterns
Sparkly! Face of a Henicopsaltria eydouxii cicada Photo by Toby Hudson on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0 AU Well, it certainly sounds nicer than real cicadas would otherwise. To help them analyze data they had recorded about when cicadas sing, a team of scientists set their data to music. The musical notes—which replace recordings of actual cicada screeching—make the pattern in cicada-calling clear. The little bugs sing less intensely at first, and in […]
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9:06 PM | BRAIN Initiative Bets on Wearable Scanners, Laser-Controlled Cells
A wearable PET scanner and lasers that could control individual brain circuits are among the projects funded by a $46 million federal effort to accelerate research on the human brain.
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9:05 PM | First US Ebola diagnosis confirmed by CDC [Updated]
Patient traveled to West Africa, returned to Dallas.
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9:05 PM | That’s Not Atheism, It’s Just Racism
Categories: SkepticismAtheism does not have a stellar history when it comes to Islamophobia, particularly in the realm of holding Muslims or Muslim countries to the same standards that we hold everyone ...(Read more...)
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9:01 PM | EBay Spins Off PayPal Into Fast-Changing World Of Mobile Payments
Commerce and payments are splitting up. Ebay is breaking away from PayPal and its payments operation will turn into a separate, publicly traded company.
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9:00 PM | The original iceman
A 3,300 year old person? Yep, it’s true. Sure, he might have stopped breathing a long time ago, but he’s looking remarkably good for his age. And whilst he no longer has the power of speech, there’s still an awful lot he can tell us about his life all those years ago. Meet Ötzi, the 3,300-year-old iceman.
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8:58 PM | Brain Injury In Sport Is An Unfolding Tragedy – We're Only Now Starting To Count The Cost
Dave ‘Bear’ Duerson, 22, in action. Credit: PABy Jordan Gaines Lewis, Penn State College of MedicineAh, football. The great American pastime.The freshly cut grass and crisply-painted yard lines. The sound of helmets clashing in an epic stack of large men vying for a single ball. Stands packed high with thousands upon thousands of crazed, prideful, body-painted fanatics. Dementia, confusion, and depression.Wait, what? That last bit may not be present on game day, but for many […]
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8:57 PM | “Smells Like Development” – The 73rd Society for Developmental Biology Meeting
Hosted in beautiful Seattle, the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) held its 73rd Annual Meeting on the University of Washington campus in (mostly) sunny July. Here researchers from around the world working on different developmental processes and models come together to share their results and learn about advances in the field. SDB is quite generous […]
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8:56 PM | IPC4 Day 1 – Death is the road to awe
Following on from the previous post, the afternoon symposium was all about the applications and implications of vertebrate taphonomy. Matt Carrano kicked things off with a great talk on how microfossil bonebeds help to guide our understanding of terrestrial palaeoecosystems. Using sites from the well-known but poorly understood Cloverly Formation, he provided a key insight […]
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8:55 PM | Cataract Surgery Performed on a Falcon
Procedure is world's first ever performed on such a bird of prey.
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8:54 PM | Passion For Science - The 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO For...
Passion For Science - The 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Laureates Laureates Brigitte Kieffer, Cecilia Bouzat, Segenet Kelemu and Laurie Glimcher explain us their deep passion for science. Uploaded by: For Women in Science.
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8:53 PM | Salmonella in beef; Danish officials kept yet another food scandal secret
Up to 130 people, including a three-year-old boy, may have gotten ill from salmonella in ground beef in an outbreak that was kept hidden from the public until now. Metroxpress obtained access to documents that reveal that ground beef infected … Continue reading →
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8:48 PM | Five New Species of Saki Monkeys Discovered
Primate ecologist Dr Laura Marsh of the Global Conservation Institute in Santa Fe, NM, has described five new species of the genus Pithecia (saki monkeys) from Brazil, Bolivia and Peru. Saki monkeys, or sakis, are a poorly studied group of primates native to South America. Found in tropical forests from the Guiana Shield, west to [...]
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8:47 PM | Ritratti: Winifred Edgerton Merrill
Winifred Edgerton Merrill fu la prima americana ad ottenere un dottorato in matematica presso la Columbia University nel 1886. Nella sua tesi sviluppò una rappresentazione geometrica degli infinitesimi in diversi sistemi di coordinate, utilizzando lo jacobiano per per derivare le trasformazioni tra gli integrali nei diversi sistemi.Tra matematica e astronomiaNata a Ripon, nel Wisconsin, il 24 settembre del 1862 da Emmet e Clara Edgerton, si trasferisce con la famiglia a New York intorno […]

Kelly S.E. & Rozner S.A. (2012). Winifred Edgerton Merrill: "She Opened the Door", Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 59 (04) 504-512. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1090/noti818

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8:47 PM | Vitamin D supports your health - but what if you're already in the hospital?
We’ve all heard about the benefits of vitamin D – ranging from bone health, to immune health, to muscle health. Recent data has even shown that vitamin D status is inversely related to mortality and there’s even data to demonstrate that for hospitalized patients, vitamin D deficiency is associated with a higher odds of developing a hospital-borne infection. So what do we know about the impact of vitamin D deficiency on mortality in hospitalized patients?
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