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August 21, 2014

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6:02 AM | Novel method for studying the structure of hydrogenated graphene
This computational method reduces the need for the use of expensive and costly devices and decreases the time of tests.
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6:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-210
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6:00 AM | Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley
If we want to understand whats happening in the brain when people hear voices, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speechHearing voices: whats your experience when reading? SurveyMost of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps youre at the supermarket and realise that youve forgotten to pick up something you needed. Milk! you might say to yourself. Or maybe youve got an important meeting with your boss later in the […]
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6:00 AM | The star that exploded at the dawn of time
Ancient Milky Way sun may preserve shrapnel from a superstar's violent death
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6:00 AM | Baby corals and fish smell their way to the best home
New research suggests the scent of a healthy ecosystem could rejuvenate degraded coral reefs
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5:57 AM | New nanotheranostic platform packs a three-in-one punch
A combination of three modes of therapy - photodynamic therapy, chemotherapy and radiotherapy - integrated into a single platform, it is hoped that this treatment would increase treatment efficacy and reduce side effects for cancer patients.
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5:36 AM | Dropping a bombshell on women in science
By Emily Lehmann If you thought Wikipedia had everything covered, then you were wrong. Online activists have dropped the bomb that women scientists, despite their long history of achievements, are underrepresented on the site. To ‘write’ this wrong and give greater recognition to women in science, the activists fired Australia’s first Wikibomb. As part of National […]
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5:17 AM | How to prevent a possible concussion from the ALS ice bucket challenge
The ice bucket challenge has swept the nation in an effort to raise awareness for ALS. However, there seems to have been a number of concussions (or mild traumatic brain injury) sustained from performing a seemingly altruistic act. Although some people may find the below video funny, concussions are a serious issue and can lead to serious consequences including executive dysfunction.Two recent meta-analyses (one examining neuropsychological performance while the other examining fMRI data) have […]

Eierud C, Craddock RC, Fletcher S, Aulakh M, King-Casas B, Kuehl D & LaConte SM (2014). Neuroimaging after mild traumatic brain injury: Review and meta-analysis., NeuroImage. Clinical, 4 283-94. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25061565

Karr JE, Areshenkoff CN & Garcia-Barrera MA (2014). The neuropsychological outcomes of concussion: a systematic review of meta-analyses on the cognitive sequelae of mild traumatic brain injury., Neuropsychology, 28 (3) 321-36. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24219611

Rohling, M., Larrabee, G. & Millis, S. (2012). The “Miserable Minority” Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Who Are They and do Meta-Analyses Hide Them?, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 26 (2) 197-213. DOI: 10.1080/13854046.2011.647085

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5:00 AM | It’s Gonna Get Better -It’s Just Gotta
Depression has been a big topic in the news lately.  And I won’t lie to you, depression is hard, really hard. The isolation, the silence, and the noise, and on and on and on. Depression is a quite contradictory, have you noticed that?  And when you are in the throes of it, it feels like […]
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5:00 AM | Review suggests that surgical anchorage is more effective than conventional anchorage for orthodontic treatment
This recent update of a Cochrane review considers the question as to whether surgical or conventional anchorage is more effective. Surgical anchorage was more effective but there is limited information on patient reported outcomes such as pain. The post Review suggests that surgical anchorage is more effective than conventional anchorage for orthodontic treatment appeared first on The Dental Elf.
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5:00 AM | NAD Recommends Chobani Discontinue ‘Farmland’ Yogurt Commercial, Modify Facebook Ads
Challenge brought about by General Mills, the maker of Yoplait yogurt products.
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5:00 AM | Edible Vegetable Waste Could Be Turned Into Biodegradable Plastic
Research published in the American Chemical Society journal Macromolecules.
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5:00 AM | Maximum Entropy Hadamard Sensing of Sparse and Localized Signals - implementation -
Maximum Entropy Hadamard Sensing of Sparse and Localized Signals by Valerio Cambareri, Riccardo Rovatti, Gianluca SettiThe quest for optimal sensing matrices is crucial in the design of efficient Compressed Sensing architectures. In this paper we propose a maximum entropy criterion for the design of optimal Hadamard sensing matrices (and similar deterministic ensembles) when the signal being acquired is sparse and non-white. Since the resulting design strategy entails a […]
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4:46 AM | New format for apPropulsion
In order to provide more valuable content regarding supersonic propulsion, the author is making small changes to the content provided on this blog. All articles will still be focused on supersonic propulsion in aerospace engineering and directed toward an audience … Continue reading →
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4:32 AM | ADHD Gets Coronated
My friend is hooked on Coronation Street; has been for years. How could I help watching when she and her partner were glued in front of the telly on weekends when I was visiting? I couldn’t be rude, now could I? The inevitable plot line So, there we were one evening, me on the loveseat, […]
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4:30 AM | The horror
Mike recently posted about Emory’s state-of-the-art isolation unit, where the only two Ebola-infected patients in the U.S. have been treated. Compare that unit with this Ebola isolation unit set up in an abandoned school in Monrovia, Liberia. Or with this new Ebola treatment center being set up by Doctors Without Borders, in Monrovia, soon to be the largest Ebola treatment and isolation center in history. Large open tent, mattresses on the ground just feet from each other, no […]
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4:20 AM | A chocolate toilet? A $133,000 bathroom suite made out of Belgian chocolate
When I think chocolate toilet, I’m thinking of some 50-something digestive issue that explodes way too fast. Bathrooms.com, a bathroom furniture retail site, and U.K.-based chocolatiers Choccywoccydoodah have gotten together to create a bathroom furnished with Belgian chocolate. The set … Continue reading →
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4:16 AM | Tough Special Forces don’t strut their stuff
The Norwegian Armed Forces Special Operations Forces are not Rambos. They need to be team players with ample communication skills – otherwise, lives can be at
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4:03 AM | Food and the Dying Patient
The medicalization of food deprives the dying of some of the last remnants of the human experience: taste, smell, touch and connection to loved ones.
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4:01 AM | Is Breakfast Overrated?
Researchers are questioning the assumptions behind morning meals.
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4:01 AM | Clinical trials of magic
I’ll partially apologize here. The reason is that I said I’d be back to business dishing out the Insolence as usual, be it in the form of my usual 2,000 word gems, or slightly shorter, or a lot longer. However, fate intervened. First, there were new developments in the Frank Arguello threat machine. Go back…
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4:01 AM | Clinical trials of integrative medicine: testing whether magic works?
I just thought that I’d take the editor’s (and, speaking for Steve, the founder’s) prerogative to promote our own efforts. Regular readers of SBM are familiar with our message with respect to randomized clinical trials of highly implausible “complementary and alternative medicine” treatments, such as homeopathy or reiki. Well, believe it or not, Steve and […]
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4:00 AM | Math on Trial: How Numbers Get Used and Abused in the Courtroom
By Leila Schneps, Coralie Colmez  Synopsis: In the wrong hands, math can be deadly. Even the simplest numbers can become powerful forces when manipulated by politicians or the media, but in the case of the law, your liberty—and […]
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3:59 AM | The Strange remains the same for 20 August 2014
It was “when animals attack” day on DN. I have no idea why 3 out of 4 posts were about that. Chalk it up to coincidence. Here are some leftovers that do not have to do with that topic. Nathan Fielder Fooled The Internet Years Ago With A Psychic Website. UFO watchers spot mysterious bone-like… Source: Doubtful News
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3:42 AM | Alaska Salmon Bounty Breaking Half A Record Again This Year
The Alaska salmon catch last year was an all time high at 272 million fish. This year Alaska is on a trajectory for another record... The post Alaska Salmon Bounty Breaking Half A Record Again This Year appeared first on Russ George.
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3:37 AM | Drop in on your friends…Before it’s too late!
Just a reminder…Summer does not last long here in Canada, so if there are any insects you have missed so far this year, now is the time to get out and find them!
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3:28 AM | TWiM #85: Oscillation in the ocean and a Verona integron
Vincent, Elio, Michael, and Michele discuss the diel transcriptional rythmns of bacterioplankton communities in the ocean, and extensively drug resistant Pseudomonas in Ohio.
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3:06 AM | Podcast: How a Telephone Company Revolutionized Science Outreach
Before Neil deGrasse Tyson; before Bill Nye; before Beakman and Mr. Wizard; before Carl Sagan—there was Dr. Research.On the set of Our Mr. Sun (from left), Academy-Award winning director Frank Capra, leading Frank C. Baxter ("Dr. Research") and Eddie Albert (the first "Fiction Writer"). Image courtesy of Wesleyan Cinema Archives, via Eric Neiderost"Dr. Research" (real name Dr. Frank Baxter), was the star of the Bell Science Series, from 1953 to 1964. The Bell series was the first […]
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2:57 AM | Postdoctoral Position in Left-Right Asymmetric Organ Morphogenesis
NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Nascone-Yoder laboratory at North Carolina State University (NCSU) to study left-right asymmetric organ morphogenesis. The successful applicant will utilize both Xenopus and the emerging amphibian model, Lepidobatrachus (Budgett’s frog), to elucidate the cellular and molecular basis of gut and/or heart looping. We are seeking a self-motivated individual with […]
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2:27 AM | Anti-fluoride activists unhappy about scientific research
These activists have a really weird understanding of science and the nature of scientific research. How’s this for press releases from the NZ Fluoride Free Science and Legal Advisor, Mark Atkin: 1: Rubbishing a planned review of the published science around fluoridation … Continue reading →
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