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October 21, 2014

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2:23 AM | Are evolutionary theorists ‘nob ends’?
Interview – Prof Brian Cox and Robin Ince Robin Ince “Am I wrong to sometimes be scared of science idiots?” Brian Cox  “…my favoured response would be: ‘you bunch of utter nob ends’.  See also:  “The problem with today’s world...Read more
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2:18 AM | Wordless Wednesday – A Well-Used Path
The RocNaNo blog offers weekly “Wordless Wednesday” writing challenges. The most recent challenge was to use this photo as a jumping-off place for a story. Let’s see where I get with this… A Well-Used Path The path was well-traveled, with … Continue reading →
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2:18 AM | Your Guide to Indian Luxury Fashion
  Although the Indian fashion scene has gained momentum in the recent past, there is still a group of tightly woven cliques, not dissimilar to the 1980s in Paris, London, and Milan, in which an old guard dominates the scene while a pool of new talent gradually settles in. Both the old and the new […] The post Your Guide to Indian Luxury Fashion appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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1:56 AM | We’re all hosts on a viral planet: Scientists unlock exact structure of Hepatitis A
That was barroom discussion in graduate school 30 years ago, but not all hosts die because then there’d be no where for the viruses to have babies.. Heady stuff. Scientists have announced that for the first time, they have determined … Continue reading →
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1:30 AM | Woodworthia arizonica Fossil
While touring the Natural History section of the Arizona Historical Society Museum at Papago Park (1300 N. College Ave, Tempe Arizona 85281) I saw fossil specimen (AHS-NH#11646) from Chinle Formation of Holbrook, Navajo County, Arizona USA. It is a Woodworthia arizonica Jeffrey 1910 tree fossil. This plant existed in the Upper or Late Triassic Period. Images of museum specimen taken
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1:20 AM | David Seipp on Themes of the Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric of Privacy
In his late 1970s work, The Right to Privacy in American History, David J. Seipp argues that the "unity of the privacy phenomenon" in the nineteenth century came not from a singleness of motive, but rather from "a unity of language" (Seipp 116). David Seipp on Themes of the Nineteenth-Century Rhetoric of Privacy from in propria persona © 2005 - 2013 by Kristopher Nelson. Want to republish? Get permission. Want to quote? That's fair use.
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1:12 AM | Robotic Surgery Report Card
A study found that robotic surgery for benign gynecologic procedures had a higher rate of complication than conventional surgery, and was more costly.
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1:11 AM | Blame it on the (chicken) juice — enhances surface attachment and biofilm formation of Campylobacter
We were having dinner with friends Sunday night, and they do a Chinese-style cooking that is light and yummy, but I noticed a lot of cross-contamination going on during the prep (can someone please come up with a better name … Continue reading →
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12:59 AM | Bárðarbunga volcano Monday update on 20-October-2014
I am sorry for this late update. I was working on my server computer. More details at the end of this article. Overview of weekend (18 – 19-October-2014) activity in Bárðarbunga volcano Strongest earthquake in Bárðarbunga volcano during … Continue reading →
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12:46 AM | “The Hot Zone” and the mythos of Ebola
The Hot Zone was first released in 1994, the year I graduated high school. Like many readers, that book and Laurie Garrett’s The Coming Plague really sparked my interest in infectious diseases. In some sense, I have those books to thank (or blame?) for my career. But I’m still going to criticize it, because as…
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12:36 AM | A Weight Loss Belief Is Tested
A new randomized trial has found no long-term difference in weight regain among people who lost the pounds slowly and those who did so quickly.
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12:17 AM | Coffee May Protect the Liver
Researchers found that compared with people who drank no coffee, those who drank three cups a day were about 25 percent less likely to have abnormal liver enzyme levels.
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12:15 AM | WHO tobacco treaty makes significant progress despite mounting pressure from tobacco industry
The sixth session of the Conference of the parties (COP6) to the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) concluded recently in Moscow. Several landmark decisions were adopted in the course of the six-day session, regarded as one of the […]test The post WHO tobacco treaty makes significant progress despite mounting pressure from tobacco industry appeared first on Australian Science.
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12:11 AM | Article VII Explained: The Constitution for Dummies...
Article VII Explained: The Constitution for Dummies Series Without 7 you don’t get all the good parts. Lets wrap our heard around ratification of the US Constitution. By: Keith Hughes.
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12:07 AM | Offered without comment
From today's Wall Street Journal.
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12:00 AM | Seasonal Affective Disorder - Depression Linked To Serotonin
Some people suffer from 'winter blues' while others have no issue. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects people as daylight levels drop in autumn. At Northern European latitudes (for example all of Scandinavia, Glasgow and Moscow) around 1 person in 6 suffers from SAD.  Psychologists have searched for reasons why. A small longitudinal study concluded that people with Seasonal Affective Disorder show significant seasonal differences in the way they regulate the neurotransmitter […]
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion...
mean-guign-photography: Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) - Dauin, Philippines the next generation…so many eyeballs!
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12:00 AM | mean-guign-photography: Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion...
mean-guign-photography: Saddleback Anemonefish (Amphiprion polymnus) - Dauin, Philippines the next generation…so many eyeballs!
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12:00 AM | 2015 Finalists for the AAAS/Subary SB&F Prize in the Young Adult Category
The AAAS/Subaru SB&F finalists for the Young Adult Category were announced last week. The prizes were create to celebrate outstanding science writing and illustration for children and young adults. Here are the 4 finalists, which […]

October 20, 2014

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11:59 PM | Stemming a Stream of Pain for Children with Sickle Cell Disease
Sickle cell disease, a debilitating and sometimes life-threatening blood disorder, is relatively rare, so doctors may not know how to treat it.
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11:57 PM | Antarctica 2014: Success at Lewis Bay
Join Ken Sims as he tackles perilous ice-encrusted volcanoes in the attempt to study their geological past in Antarctica.
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11:52 PM | Does Urbanization Always Drive Economic Growth? Not Exactly…
We often think of cities as major drivers of economic development and growth. Big cities expand our access to infrastructure like public transit and public education. They allow for more efficient distribution of social services such as government assistance and … Continue reading »The post Does Urbanization Always Drive Economic Growth? Not Exactly… appeared first on EveryONE.
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11:50 PM | Jack the Ripper mystery: Back to square one
You’ll recall last month this blockbuster story “Jack the Ripper identity confirmed by DNA”. Well, as we suspected… meh. Jack the Ripper: Scientist who claims to have identified notorious killer has ‘made serious DNA error’ – The Independent. A 23-year-old Polish immigrant barber called Aaron Kosminski was “definitely, categorically and absolutely” the man who carried… Source: Doubtful News
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11:48 PM | Unrest In Ferguson May Speed Up Decline Of Real Estate
Many in the city are worried about its future, and there's speculation there will be a "mass migration" should violence erupt again. But some residents remain committed to the city.
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11:48 PM | Resource Alert: Trauma Toolbox for Primary Care Providers
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a 6-part series about childhood trauma, specifically formulated for primary care providers. Trauma Tool Box for Primary Care was developed for those who might not be familiar with adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and the process of asking families about exposure to ACEs or other traumatic events.The series addresses issues like: ·         What is the role of stress? […]
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11:45 PM | How do you know whether a scientific study is bogus?
How do you know whether a scientific study is bogus? Over at Popular Mechanics, there's a very simple guide. Keep their six-point test in mind next time you're reading about a "scientific" study that claims it's a great idea to close borders during an epidemic.Read more...
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11:40 PM | CDC Announces New Guidelines For Health Care Workers Treating Ebola Patients
The new guidelines call for a site supervisor, who makes sure healthcare workers put on and remove their personal protective equipment correctly.
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11:36 PM | myampgoesto11: Florian Mueller: Nimbus What if I told you...
myampgoesto11: Florian Mueller: Nimbus What if I told you … But they’re beautiful all the same! A fine artistic accompaniment to my recent clouds video: 
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11:30 PM | Fecal Transplant Might Mitigate Lupus
Can probiotic yogurt help with lupus? While most of science disagrees, corporate marketing departments have embraced every chance to imply their product helps with digestion and whatever else can sell product. A new paper in  Applied and Environmental Microbiology adds to that, finding that Lactobacillus species, commonly seen in yogurt cultures, correlate in the guts of mouse models, with mitigation of lupus symptoms, while Lachnospiraceae, a type of Clostridia, correlate with […]
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11:30 PM | Parkinson's UK appoints Arthur Roach as research director
He brings experience from Merck Serono and the Geneva Pharma Network
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