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April 24, 2014

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5:17 PM | The WHO and humanitarian crises: an interview with Michel Yao
Armed conflicts and other humanitarian crises are notorious for claiming lives. But any disaster scenario can quickly go from bad to worse when health facilities are abandoned or ransacked. That’s precisely the situation brewing in the Central African Republic, where ongoing political fighting that erupted late in 2012 and intensified last December has plunged the country into chaos and devastated the health system. Many health workers have fled for safety, and looting has damaged health […]
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5:17 PM | The WHO and humanitarian crises: an interview with Michel Yao
Armed conflicts and other humanitarian crises are notorious for claiming lives. But any disaster scenario can quickly go from bad to worse when health facilities are abandoned or ransacked. That’s precisely the situation brewing in the Central African Republic, where ongoing political fighting that erupted late in 2012 and intensified last December has plunged the country into chaos and devastated the health system. Many health workers have fled for safety, and looting has damaged health […]
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5:17 PM | The WHO and humanitarian crises: an interview with Michel Yao
Armed conflicts and other humanitarian crises are notorious for claiming lives. But any disaster scenario can quickly go from bad to worse when health facilities are abandoned or ransacked. That’s precisely the situation brewing in the Central African Republic, where ongoing political fighting that erupted late in 2012 and intensified last December has plunged the country into chaos and devastated the health system. Many health workers have fled for safety, and looting has damaged health […]
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5:17 PM | The WHO and humanitarian crises: an interview with Michel Yao
Armed conflicts and other humanitarian crises are notorious for claiming lives. But any disaster scenario can quickly go from bad to worse when health facilities are abandoned or ransacked. That’s precisely the situation brewing in the Central African Republic, where ongoing political fighting that erupted late in 2012 and intensified last December has plunged the country into chaos and devastated the health system. Many health workers have fled for safety, and looting has damaged health […]
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5:17 PM | The WHO and humanitarian crises: an interview with Michel Yao
Armed conflicts and other humanitarian crises are notorious for claiming lives. But any disaster scenario can quickly go from bad to worse when health facilities are abandoned or ransacked. That’s precisely the situation brewing in the Central African Republic, where ongoing political fighting that erupted late in 2012 and intensified last December has plunged the country into chaos and devastated the health system. Many health workers have fled for safety, and looting has damaged health […]
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5:17 PM | The WHO and humanitarian crises: an interview with Michel Yao
Armed conflicts and other humanitarian crises are notorious for claiming lives. But any disaster scenario can quickly go from bad to worse when health facilities are abandoned or ransacked. That’s precisely the situation brewing in the Central African Republic, where ongoing political fighting that erupted late in 2012 and intensified last December has plunged the country into chaos and devastated the health system. Many health workers have fled for safety, and looting has damaged health […]
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5:15 PM | Instant fossils found trapped in asteroid impact glass
These tiny plant shards were locked inside glass instantly during an asteroid impact. Could Martian life be preserved in the same way?
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5:14 PM | Unreal Footage of the Earth Opening and Closing During Japan’s Massive 2011 Earthquake
On March 11, 2011, a devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast of Japan, creating a tsunami which did vast amounts of damage to the island as it swept across the land. At a park in Japan, an American tourist happened to have his phone out as the first earthquake shock waves traveled through the […]
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5:12 PM | Cost of Elsevier journals by university enrolment
Tim Gowers has a long post on the cost of Elsevier journals. My contribution to the discussion is to plot data he showed in tables relating Elsevier subscription costs (bundles of journals) to university enrolment.Whether university enrollment is the right predictor for subscription costs is a good question, but one that should be directed at Gowers, not me! I just plotted the data.Here are the data for American universities (dashed line in linear regression, dotted lines are 95% confidence […]
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5:09 PM | Youth Baseball: Take The Bat, Leave The Candy At Home
Nothing is more antithetical to baseball culture than apple slices and kale chips - fans want crackerjack and beer and hot dogs. For events, that's okay, but it is also a recurring part of youth sports, according to researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. An observational study (naturally) published in Childhood Obesity found that high-calorie snacks and sugar-sweetened drinks dominate the youth baseball scene. read more
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5:07 PM | We’re Not Ready to Deal with Oil Spills in the Arctic
Yours truly, writing at NOVA Next: Despite the amount of effort sunk into exploration, little has been done to prepare for oil spills, according to a new report by the National Research Council. Much of what we know about oil spills comes from dealing with the disasters in warmer oceans, like the Gulf of Mexico. […]∞
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5:06 PM | Program Integrity Negotiated Rulemaking Session 3, Day 1
Yesterday was the start of the third Program Integrity negotiated rulemaking session at the U.S. Department of Education offices on K Street. Negotiators will meet for at least three days from Wednesday through Friday. Agenda: Since consensus was already reached on Issue 1: Clock to Credit Hour Conversion, the U.S. Department of Education was able to move immediately to the second draft of proposed regulatory language for Issue 2: State authorization of distance education providers as a […]
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5:05 PM | DNews: Could Your Body Parts Replace Credit Cards?
Credit card security breaches are becoming more and more common, and customers' personal information is being exposed. Could biometric payment methods replace credit cards altogether?
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5:04 PM | Here's Why The FDA Is Regulating E-Cigarettes
Flickr/rpavich Early today, the FDA—after years of saber-rattling—proposed new rules to regulate e-cigarettes. You may have heard something about this, since people in both camps are losing it. Ah, so the FDA is really putting the clampdown on these, eh?  Well, relatively. Up until now, e-cigarettes were almost completely unregulated; the new system would make some changes, like banning sales to minors. Good! Yes! Unless you are in the camp that believes e-cigarettes are a […]
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5:04 PM | Remembering Carl Woese: A Memorial Issue of RNA Biology
I have written before here about the centrality of the late Carl Woese to microbiology in particular...and I would argue to the whole of biology as a field.  His loss in late 2012 made me deeply thoughtful as well as sad.  True, the world has become a much smaller place without Carl Woese, but what a career!  What range and what a mind! I only met him twice, but I wished that I could have gotten to just listen to him more.  I called what I learned from his articles and […]
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5:03 PM | New Themes: Alto, Collective, and Worldview
Whether you're looking for a theme for your blog, online magazine, or collaborative project, this week's crop of new themes comes packed with great features.
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5:03 PM | New Themes: Alto, Collective, and Worldview
Whether you're looking for a theme for your blog, online magazine, or collaborative project, this week's crop of new themes comes packed with great features.
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5:00 PM | Join the conversation: federally funded research is the foundation for our future
U-T San Diego yesterday published an op-ed by Sanford-Burnham's Hudson Freeze, Ph.D., professor and director in the Human Genetic Program about the importance of federal funding for medical research.
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5:00 PM | How Do We Know the Moon Landing Isn’t Fake? There’s...
How Do We Know the Moon Landing Isn’t Fake? There’s a conspiracy theory that astronauts never landed on the Moon. Is it all a conspiracy? Were the Moon landings faked? What is the evidence that we actually went to the Moon? via Universe Today.
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5:00 PM | It’s life, Charlie, but not as we know it – Charles Darwin and the search of early (Extraterrestrial) Life
In August 1881 the journal “Science” published an article with a letter exchange by two amateur geologist – British Charles R. Darwin and the German Otto Hahn- discussing the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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5:00 PM | It’s life, Charlie, but not as we know it – Charles Darwin and the search of early (Extraterrestrial) Life
In August 1881 the journal “Science” published an article with a letter exchange by two amateur geologist – British Charles R. Darwin and the German Otto Hahn- discussing the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Just some years earlier Darwin had published a book “On Origin of Species” proposing that complex life forms descended slowly over time [...]
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5:00 PM | How to become a more “Conscious Parent”
Even if we haven’t had children of our own, we still know about those children screaming down the grocery aisle or the kid who makes a fuss everywhere. In fact, that may be one of the reasons some of us haven’t had... Read More ›
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5:00 PM | Live Long and Prosper
In this edition, we learn about: Battling the serious immune reaction that happens with sepsis, with Peter Ward (special issue of Trends in Molecular Medicine). The link between cell metabolism, fertility, and lifespan, with Shawn Ahmed (6:30) (Cell Reports). Other great research highlights from around Cell Press (12:00).
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4:59 PM | beatricebiologist: Who’s in charge around here?! 
beatricebiologist: Who’s in charge around here?! 
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4:57 PM | Ultra-Ever Dry, da Nissan la nuova vernice autopulente
Arriva da Nissan la nuova vernice nanotecnologica che evita che la carrozzeria si sporchi. E’ realizzata con una speciale vernice, denominata Ultra-Ever Dry, capace di resistere allo sporco. I ricercatori stanno provando questo tipo di rivestimento su un esemplare di…Read more →
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4:55 PM | DNews: What's Really in Our Drinking Water?
Portland, Ore. is dumping 38 million gallons of water after a teenager peed into an open reservoir. The public is outraged, and the city decided it's the right decision, but is the water actually still safe to drink?
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4:55 PM | Tech breakthroughs mean all can be differently abled
Science won't just fix impaired senses – it can give us new ones, too (full text available to subscribers)
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4:52 PM | CfP: Decisions, Groups and Networks @ LMU (8-9 Sept 2014)
In recent years, formal and empirical approaches have become central to study group decision-making. Social network analysis, agent-based modeling and simulation techniques are meanwhile widely used not only in sociology, political science, social psychology, and economics. Also philosophers increasingly point to the potentials of these approaches for addressing questions in political and moral philosophy, formal epistemology, and philosophy of science more generally. Whereas the importance of […]
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4:42 PM | http://planet3.org/2014/04/24/9905/
…we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.Fox News managing editor Bill Sammon, via MediaMatters
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4:41 PM | Stung by a box jelly? Oil and lemon may help.
There are many anecdotal remedies for jellyfish stings, from urine to meat tenderizer, but this one may be the tastiest. A case report published in the journal Tropical Doctor tells the story of a 55-year-old scuba diver off São Tomé and Príncipe, a small island nation off west Africa, who was stung on his hand by […]
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