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September 30, 2014

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12:11 AM | Rotational Motion Paul Andersen explains how a net torque...
Rotational Motion Paul Andersen explains how a net torque acting on an object will create rotational motion. This motion can be described by the angular displacement, angular velocity, and angular acceleration. The linear velocity can be calculated by determining the distance from the axis of rotation. The net torque is equal to the product of the rotational inertia and the angular acceleration. Uploaded by: Bozeman Science.
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12:09 AM | A Cure for AIDS that Big Pharma Doesn’t Want! Sounds Familiar?
I was sent a link to the following story by someone who wanted my opinion on it. The article is in French but I will highlight its claims. “Son remède contre le sida, les labos n’en veulent pas” Translation: “Labs don’t want his AIDS remedy.” This is yet another David-versus-Goliath “news” report on a maverick … Continue reading →
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12:07 AM | FDA cracks down on essential oils distributors and other “natural health” peddlers
If you can think of a disease or medical condition, somebody somewhere out there will declare it can be treated or cured with an essential oil. Athlete’s foot, candida, gastrointestinal problems, Alzheimer’s, depression, cystic fibrosis, cancer, MRSA, ringwork, staph, anxiety, tuberculosis, sinusitis, shingles, pertussis, flu, lupus, ADHD, pneumonia, herpes, high cholesterol, measles, arthritis, bronchitis, inflammation, […]
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus...
mean-guign-photography: Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) - Dauin, Philippines
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus...
mean-guign-photography: Ornate Ghost Pipefish (Solenostomus paradoxus) - Dauin, Philippines

September 29, 2014

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11:56 PM | The new ASBMB President has words for the science riff-raff
Now honestly, this thing reads like a spoof or some top-quality trolling akin to my Boomer bashing. Albeit without a shred of actual data on which it is based (unlike my Boomer bashing). However, you will be interested to hear the new ASBMB President's analysis of the real problem in science today. Two or three […]
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11:42 PM | U.S. Charges Pakistani Man Of Conspiracy Over His Spyware App
The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."
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11:22 PM | Bracken Cave: Home to the world’s largest bat colony As...
Bracken Cave: Home to the world’s largest bat colony As many as twenty million Mexican free-tailed bats spend their summer months in Bracken Cave, Texas making it home to the largest congregation of warm-blooded animals in the world. Join journalist Millie Kerr as she captures the unforgettable sight of these bats emerging at dusk to feed, and spends some time with leading bat expert and photographer, Merlin Tuttle to discuss the threats facing these often misunderstood […]
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11:20 PM | conference time-keeping
Athene Donald recently addressed a big pet peeve of mine: conference talks that run way past their allotted time, thus screwing up the schedule for everyone else who has the misfortune to be after them. When I've presented at conferences, I've usually had dire warnings to keep to the time limit, or else. And I respect those limits. How do I do that?I practice with the material until I have a good sense of the "beats" of the presentation and I'm reasonably sure that I can end within a few […]
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11:15 PM | Why Tens of Thousands of People Are Shutting Down the Streets of Hong Kong in Protest
Though it may seem a bit strange, Hong Kong has only been part of China for the past 17 years. Before that, it spent 156 years as a British colony, from 1839 all the way up until 1997 (other than a 4-year Japanese occupation during WWII). Because of this western connection, Hong Kong has long been the primary source of foreign investment in China, and its financial sector is one of the largest and most lucrative in the world. So it’s
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11:14 PM | Gold Fever! comes to Western Science Center
On Saturday we opened a new temporary exhibit, “Gold Fever! Untold stories of the California Gold Rush.” The panels that make up the core of the exhibit were developed by the Oakland Museum of California and the California Council for … Continue reading →
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11:00 PM | When is the real ‘end’ of a PhD?
Recently a number of the original OnCirculation contributors have reached the ‘end’ of their PhDs including Evan, Kelly, Nick and myself; however this has led to the question, ‘When is the true end of the PhD?’ or in popular terms … Continue reading →
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11:00 PM | Testing: The Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch
Android Wear was announced way back in March of 2014, but it wasn't until July that we could actually buy smartwatches running Google's wearable software. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live were capable watches, but they weren't jaw dropping in terms of their design--rectangular screens on a plastic band. These debut devices were perhaps best as demos of Android Wear--a hint of what was to come. Now the Motorola Moto 360 has arrived, and while it's still in short supply, units are slowly are […]
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10:48 PM | ucresearch: Building a better cup of coffee The brave new world...
ucresearch: Building a better cup of coffee The brave new world of coffee? Think genetics. UC Davis geneticist Juan Medrano is known for his research on the genetics of milk (and the effect it has on humans), but recently has turned his research efforts towards coffee. The goal is to understand the variability of coffee genes at the DNA level. This would allow Medrano and others to accurately identify genetic forces that contribute to certain flavors as well as the crucial factor of disease […]
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10:48 PM | Open up
Well I don’t think for pleasure It’s just hard not to do My thinking is a measure of how much I need a clue I’m still flying blind Hoping I might find A way to stop my thinking and open … Continue reading →
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10:47 PM | New in NIF! Find your MRI images in NeuroVault
New to NIF this week is NeuroVault. NeuroVault is a public repository where researchers can publicly store and share unthresholded statistical brain activation maps produced by MRI and PET studies. Many of the data are also accessible from OpenfMRI. There are currently 369 images, and we anticipate many more in the coming months. If you […]
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10:44 PM | Interns Summer in Review, Part 3: What’s an Imaging Science student doing at NEON?
NEON is quite the unexpected place for an Imaging Science student to do an internship. NEON is all about Ecology, so where am I supposed to fit in here? My internship is in FIU, which is the Fundamental Instrumentation Unit. FIU is a science department whose purpose is to facilitate the instrument-based collection of abiotic … Continue reading »
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10:43 PM | More hatching chick associated salmonellosis
You see a cute baby chick, I see a Salmonella factory. The other parents hate me at school. Scott Wesse writes in his Worms & Germs blog that the salmonellosis outbreak in the US associated with hatching chicks continues to … Continue reading →
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10:42 PM | Vets Face Rising Worry Over Fleas
Anecdotal reports suggest fleas are getting harder to control, but vets and product makers said the products still work.
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10:35 PM | After Surgery, Predicting a Speedy Recovery
In a small study, researchers found that certain activity in patients’ immune systems correlated to different recovery times.
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10:33 PM | Sleep Drunkenness Explained Do you feel really disorientated...
Sleep Drunkenness Explained Do you feel really disorientated when you wake up? 1 in 7 people suffer from ‘Sleep Drunkenness’. BrainCraft is written and hosted by Vanessa Hill (https://twitter.com/nessyhill) for PBS Digital Studios Uploaded by: BrainCraft.
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10:26 PM | Nosestretcher alert: no studies showing impact of diseases spread to customers from animals in petting zoo, but NY requires handwashing anyway
New York now requires petting zoos to provide for hand washing. The new law says establishments providing an area where animals are grouped so visitors can view, touch or fondle them must provide appropriate facilities for washing. They should be … Continue reading →
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10:24 PM | The Fourth International Palaeontological Congress starts well
MENDOZA, ARGENTINA–After an excellent opening lecture last night by Dr. Beatriz Aguirre-Urreta (“Palaeontology in the Southern Hemisphere: Benchmarks in the History of Discovery and Research”), we got down to the technical talks today in the Mendoza Sheraton for the 4th International Paleontological Congress. There were many presentations to choose from, as usual, so I had […]
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10:18 PM | Syntax Eases Communication (Well duh)
Yesterday I posted [here] a description of Maggie Tallerman's retort [abstract here] to the thought-firsters' idea that language evolved as a means of improved thought by allowing concepts to combine; we only later developed a way to externalize the thought...
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10:17 PM | Can Your Favorite Song Make You Smarter?
Your brain functions better when listening to music you like, reports a new study. Continue reading →
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10:11 PM | Black eyed kids of Cannock Chase is a spooky myth
The Birmingham Mail cites a 2013 unconfirmed story to scare people. Spooky but very contrived – a modern urban legend with no sound evidence that the events related even occurred. Black Eyed Child returns to haunt Cannock Chase. A leading paranormal investigator has scoured a Staffordshire beauty spot following chilling sightings of a spectre known locally… Source: Doubtful News
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10:00 PM | Some Patent Examiners Could Go To Prison.
Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.), A senior House Republican asked the Department of Justice to open a criminal investigation into reports that some federal patent examiners are getting pay and bonuses for time they didn’t work. In a statement Rep Wolf said that  the reports of time and attendance fraud could undermine the government’s expanding use of … Continue reading →
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10:00 PM | The Arduboy Bracelet Plays Tetris
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9:56 PM | Wonder Why
This 8 year-old blog post I did about the publishing of research on reptiles which eat their own shed skin by NC Zoo herpetologist John Groves has received 36 page views this week!?!
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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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