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December 19, 2014

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9:32 PM | Atomically thin CCD could capture images
A synthetic two-dimensional material known as CIS could be the basis for ultimately thin imaging devices and optical sensors.
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9:29 PM | Once Extinct in the Wild
How do you save the last wild horse? One birth at a time—and with science. WATCH http://t.co/thSXvOta91 #WeSaveSpecies— National Zoo (@NationalZoo) December 19, 2014 The National Zoo continues to work to "strengthen the population of 500 Przewalski's horses currently thriving in their native Mongolian habitat."
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9:14 PM | Grazing crater rim may have saved comet lander
Bumping off the rim of a crater probably saved the robotic comet Philae from a cold, dark death, a new analysis of images suggests.
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9:12 PM | With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition
Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady, but not-yet-guaranteed progress.
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9:10 PM | This Week in EPA Science
By Kacey Fitzpatrick ‘Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the Agency, Our researchers were working, so much discovery! Is there one place, where all this can be found? One science review, no looking around? Here’s my present to you, no need to unwrap Right here on this blog, your Research Recap!     […]
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9:08 PM | LabBook December 19, 2014
Life without microbes, lowering diabetes costs and more in this week’s rundown of recent research publications of note from University of Chicago scientists and physicians.
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9:06 PM | Instant-start computers possible with new advance
To encode data, today’s computer memory technology uses electric currents – a major limiting factor for reliability and shrinkability, and the source of significant power consumption. If data could instead […]
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9:05 PM | SpaceX’s Risky Reusable Rocket Launch SciShow Space walks...
SpaceX’s Risky Reusable Rocket Launch SciShow Space walks you through this week’s upcoming nail-biter: SpaceX’s attempt to land a reusable rocket on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Update: SpaceX has rescheduled the Falcon 9 launch on January, 6th 2015. By: SciShow Space. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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9:04 PM | Hermit creepy crawlies: Two new cockroaches from China
Scientists from the Southwest University, Chongqing, China have found a new species and a new subspecies of cockroach. What makes these creepy crawlies distinctive from the cockroaches most of us […]
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9:01 PM | Early exposure to antidepressants affects adult anxiety and serotonin transmission
All antidepressants may not be the same for pregnant women About 15 percent of women in the United States suffer from anxiety disorders and depression during their pregnancies, and many […]
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9:00 PM | New Year’s Resolutions? Forget ‘Em
A towel rack for someone who loves double-entendres. The calendar days are dwindling down. Winter Solstice will soon be upon us and once more, the light will return. Still, I procrastinate. All year I’ve told myself, Tomorrow, I’ll go swimming. With the New Year fast approaching, I’m starting to panic. What if this year closes, […]
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8:59 PM | Marine Biologists Capture Footage of World’s Deepest-Dwelling Fish in Mariana Trench
The world’s deepest fish has been captured on film by scientists from the University of Hawaii, Schmidt Ocean Institute and the University of Aberdeen using a diving vehicle called Hadal-Lander. The video footage shows a type of snailfish at depths of 8,145 meters deep – the greatest depth a fish has ever been observed, beating [...]
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8:57 PM | PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2014
Throughout the year we highlight research images that are worth a thousand words. For this year-end list, we’d like to extend the category to our research videos. Here, we’ve highlighted some of this year’s most popular videos, published in the Supporting … Continue reading »The post PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2014 appeared first on EveryONE.
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8:57 PM | Dirt and Views from Mid December Field Work
A bit short of content and posts due to work and travel and field time. The last two days were classic western Washington mid winter field days - a bit wet, a bit windy and the days are really short. Work was a mix of figuring out dirt and with cloudy views.Southern tip end of the Bolton Peninsula withQuilcene Bay on the left and Dabob Bay on the rightOxidized outwash and driftWhere did this pebble come from? Non Olympic sourceAnother cut slope - compact glacial advance outwashTest pit digging […]
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8:53 PM | St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says
Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.
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8:50 PM | Hysterectomy in a male? A rare case report
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8:47 PM | Warblers high-tailed it away from on-coming storm a day in advance
In a small study that tracked 20 songbirds, scientists noted that five birds seemingly evacuated before an oncoming storm. BBC News – Birds ‘heard tornadoes coming’ and fled one day ahead. US scientists say tracking data shows that five golden-winged warblers “evacuated” their nesting site one day before the April 2014 tornado outbreak. Geolocators showed… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:Ionospheric phenomena exciting new direction for earthquake […]
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8:46 PM | Wooster Geologist in Yorkshire
LEEDS, ENGLAND–It was my good fortune to attend this week the 58th Annual Meeting of the Palaeontological Association in Leeds, Yorkshire, this week. I very much enjoy these meetings because of the high quality of the talks and posters, the collegiality, the field trips, and my chance to meet new colleagues and learn more about […]
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8:40 PM | Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs Of 2014
This year, humanity landed on its first comet, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, and a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture. Those are just a taste of the 20 achievements, innovations, and advances we've selected for our roundup of 2014's biggest scientific breakthroughs.Read more...
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8:36 PM | Food safety remains priority in age of organic food
Even in an age when the consumption of organic food is booming, strict global food safety standards are needed to protect the consumers, a leading expert at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said. Mary Kenny, officer of FAO’s … Continue reading →
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8:35 PM | How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language Barrier
Earlier this week, roughly 50,000 Skype users woke up to a new way of communicating over the Web-based phone- and video-calling platform, a feature that could’ve been pulled…
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8:30 PM | Babies In Your 30s Is Not Modern - Your Great-Grandmother Did It Too
Freeze your eggs or your career? ShutterstockBy Jenna Healey, Yale University read more
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8:28 PM | Ask Ethan #67: Dark Matter vs. Dark Energy (Synopsis)
“We are incredibly heedless in the formation of our beliefs, but find ourselves filled with an illicit passion for them when anyone proposed to rob us of their companionship.” -James Harvey Robinson The Universe seems to be full of contradictions. On one hand, everywhere we look — in all directions and at all locations —…
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8:28 PM | Ask Ethan #67: Dark Matter vs. Dark Energy
The Universe looks bizarre: a plethora of galaxies, many clusters, but very little bigger than that. What made it so?Continue reading on Medium »
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8:25 PM | A new Chang'e 3 and Yutu image archive
A treasure trove of newly released images from the Chang'e 3 program includes a photo sequence of a waxing Earth and lots of high-resolution views of rover and lander on the Moon.
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8:23 PM | Whole Foods faces tremendous risk in connection with the death of an 8 year-old from E. coli O157:H7 infection
Whole Foods trumps food porn over food safety. The parents of Joshua Kaye, an 8 year-old boy from Braintree, Massachusetts who died on July 7, 2014, after contracting an E. coli O157:H7 infection that turned into hemolytic uremic syndrome, have … Continue reading →
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8:23 PM | Apple Responds To BBC On Conditions At Asian iPhone Suppliers
Jeff Williams, the tech giant's vice president for operations, told British-based employees that Apple has done more than any other company to ensure fair and safe working conditions.
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8:21 PM | THIS is What it's Like to Reenter the Earth's Atmosphere: Video
In a mesmerizing new video released by NASA, the full reentry of the Orion test space vehicle is chronicled -- and it's a phenomenal 10-minute ride from fiery reentry to sudden splashdown into the Pacific Ocean.
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8:21 PM | The First Person To Ever Receive Two Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arms
Meet Les Baugh, a double amputee from Colorado who lost both his arms in an electrical accident nearly 40 years ago. He's now entered into the history books by becoming the first person to ever receive two shoulder-level prosthetic arms that he can control with his mind. Read more...
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8:19 PM | USDA/APHIS: H5N8 Detected In Oregon Backyard Flock
  # 9465   While not making huge headlines, one of the big stories of the week has been the encroachment of HPAI H5N8 (and HPAI H5N2) into the Pacific Northwest, likely carried in via migratory birds.   Just above the border in British Columbia, North America’s first outbreak of HPAI H5 (see CFIA: 11th Poultry Operation Identified With H5N2) - which began nearly 3 weeks ago - continues to plague poultry operations.   Today it was announced (h/t Sharon […]
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