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October 25, 2014

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4:00 PM | Maple Migration Moderated
Warming temperatures may make the North more attractive to some trees, but other barriers may slow down their spread....
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4:00 PM | Oil Rigs Attract Fish
Oil rigs off the California coastline are proving to be a productive habitat for fish....
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4:00 PM | Chris Hadfield: You Are Here
Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield discusses his photographs from space....
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4:00 PM | Quirks Question Period: Space Magnets
Magnets ... in ...Space ... !...
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3:54 PM | New Incan Find One-Ups Peru's Famous 12 Angle Stone
The find was announced by Peru's Ministry of Culture, which says the 13-angled stone was part of a water system that irrigated a strategically important area southeast of Lima.
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3:45 PM | 6 Ways to Survive Your Teen’s Eating Disorder
If you have a teen who is struggling with an eating disorder, you know it can be overwhelming, frustrating, lonely, scary, and sometimes feel like a full-time job. Your teen may be reacting angrily one day and the next day melt on the floor in tears. Eating disorders can disrupt family and work life, create […]
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3:38 PM | Saudi MOH Announces A New MERS Case In Taif
  # 9349   The Taif MERS outbreak – which appears to have been exacerbated by exposures within their healthcare system – continues with the 17th reported case since early September.    Today’s case is an elderly male who appears to have been exposed in the hospital.   On Monday the Saudi MOH announced new, aggressive measures were being taken to try to bring this outbreak to a halt (see Saudi MOH Statement On Recent MERS Cases In […]
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3:28 PM | Something is wrong on the Internet! What does the Science Blogger do?
Today, I launched my first Experiment.com project for crowd-funding my scientific research. To new beginnings! The goal of my research project is to understand how science bloggers choose what to write about. This research project is the subject of my Ph.D. dissertation in science communication at Louisiana State University. The role of science blogging and science bloggers is expanding and diversifying today. More Americans get their science news online and via social media than […]
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3:28 PM | Something is wrong on the Internet! What does the Science Blogger do?
Today, I launched my first Experiment.com project for crowd-funding my scientific research. To new beginnings! The goal of my research project is to understand how science bloggers choose what to write about. This research project is the subject of my Ph.D. dissertation in science communication at Louisiana State University. The role of science blogging and science bloggers is expanding and diversifying today. More Americans get their science news online and via social media than […]
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3:28 PM | Something is wrong on the Internet! What does the Science Blogger do?
Today, I launched my first Experiment.com project for crowd-funding my scientific research. To new beginnings! The goal of my research project is to understand how science bloggers choose what to write about. This research project is the subject of my Ph.D. dissertation in science communication at Louisiana State University. The role of science blogging and science bloggers is expanding and diversifying today. More Americans get their science news online and via social media than […]
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3:24 PM | GSA and the Biggs Award
The recently-concluded Geological Society of America meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, was one of my best meetings ever. I gave two talks and a digital poster, supervised three student digital posters and one student group regular poster, attended and contributed to meetings on a variety of subjects, met new colleagues, reunited with old friends, and even attended some stimulating science talks. Plans were hatched, ideas refined, projects discussed. Tuesday was …
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3:18 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 24/10/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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3:18 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 24/10/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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3:06 PM | Upgrading to OSX Yosemite: Problems and advantages
Problems with WiFi and Bluetooth Some problems with Bluetooth have been reported. I don’t think this is widespread, but in some cases people are experiencing lags on the order of a half second in the use of their Bluetooth keyboard and mouse. When this happens, it seems to relate to whether or not the computer…
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3:00 PM | Global Quickies: Bad Judgement, Catholic Antivaxxers, and a Dictator’s Quest for Longevity
Categories: Anti-Science Feminism Quickies Religion SkepticismNIGERIA Dr Adadevoh is being widely praised for helping prevent a more devastating Ebola outbreak in Nigeria, now declared free of the virus. She diagnosed and kept in the hospital ...(Read more...)
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3:00 PM | Glitch Art, Rare Rainbows, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week
Glitch Art 3-D printing mishaps, like the one shown in the photo, are becoming an art form. There's something philosophical about machines unintentionally creating art.There's an entire Flickr group named "The Art of 3D Print Failure" dedicated to showcasing sometimes beautiful, or downright unsettling 3-D printing mistakes.  Flickr/clfcool
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2:54 PM | A Creative Way to Explore Your Emotions
All of our emotions, whether negative or positive, are welcome. We get into dicey territory when we try to avoid them or stuff them down or judge ourselves for having them (why are you upset about the world’s smallest thing?!). The best thing we can do with our emotions is to process them. The best […]
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2:52 PM | Details Emerge About Washington State High School Shooting
Students of Marysville-Pilchuck High School describe a desperate scene — and in at least one case, a teacher is being credited with helping to prevent more killing.
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2:45 PM | WHO: global Ebola cases now exceed 10,000
Young girl in Mali becomes the latest of nearly 5,000 deaths since outbreak.
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2:29 PM | The Creative Therapy Which Reduces Depression in Young and Old Alike
Boosts to self-esteem and depression from this creative therapy, new study finds. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make Changes That Stick" Related articles:Making Music Dramatically Improves Young Children’s Behaviour Depression Alleviated By Feeling Connected to a Group 5 Classic Signs of Depression Most People Don’t Recognise This is How Much Happier Therapy Makes You Than More Money […]
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2:22 PM | Top Ten Funny Halloween Animals
Check out what these black and orange animals have to say about Halloween!
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2:16 PM | Scientists Determine ‘Perfume’ of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
European scientists using the Rosetta Orbiter Sensor for Ion and Neutral Analysis (ROSINA) have found that Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the target comet of ESA’s Rosetta mission, smells like a combination of rotten eggs, alcohol, horse urine, bitter almonds and vinegar. “The perfume of this comet is quite strong, with the odor of rotten eggs, of horse [...]
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2:14 PM | Music therapy reduces depression in children and adolescents
Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have discovered that music therapy […]
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2:13 PM | Best sex positions for women with bad backs
Newly published findings from the University of Waterloo are giving […]
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2:08 PM | Past Climate Change Caused by Ocean, Not Just Atmosphere
Most of the concerns about climate change have focused on […]
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2:06 PM | Ebola epidemic in Africa poised to explode
The Ebola virus disease epidemic already devastating swaths of West […]
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2:03 PM | 1. Produce defective cars 2. ? 3. Double profit!
“Profit Doubles at G.M., as It Strives to Move Past Its Litany of Recalls”: General Motors’ quarterly earnings report on Thursday was noteworthy mostly for what it lacked: another big financial charge for safety recalls. After running up special charges of nearly $3 billion in the first half of the year for safety problems, G.M., […]
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2:03 PM | Dinosaur noses enhanced smelling and cooled brain
It’s been millions of years since T. rex took its […]
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2:02 PM | Evolution of the BUM, so they say
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2:02 PM | Spotlighting the sun: Partial solar eclipse shows off massive sunspot
Astronomers with the National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded National Optical Astronomy […]
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