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September 15, 2014

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11:43 PM | Brain scans forecast early reading difficulties
UC San Francisco researchers have used brain scans to predict how young children learn to read, giving clinicians a possible tool to spot children with dyslexia and other reading difficulties before they experience reading challenges. Subject:  Brain & Behavior
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11:35 PM | Know What Makes You Happy? 3 Tips to Help You Achieve It!
You already know what to do to increase your happiness. Now get unstuck and do it! You know a zillion things you could do to feel better, to increase your happiness and to get more of what you want, and yet you don’t do them. You want to lose weight but you don’t change what […]
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11:30 PM | Array appoints Victor Sandor chief medical officer
He joins from Incyte and will replace Michael Needle
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11:30 PM | NHS 'not driving' health innovation
Minister for Life Sciences acknowledges UK has more to do
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10:59 PM | Natural value: Pricing ecosystems, and its implications for conservation policy
You don’t have to look far to find stories of species or ecosystems under threat. Whether it’s the critically endangered black rhinoceros in Africa, or the local wetlands under threat from urban sprawl, our collective failure to protect the world’s natural heritage can seem exasperating. But in a world where resources to put toward protection […]
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10:59 PM | Spinosaurus appears to have been toothy and semi-aquatic; but don’t call it a crocoduck
Previously-known Spinosaurus was a dinosaur that blew my mind. I couldn’t figure out the deal with the sail and the ultra-long snout. Turns out it had more surprises in store. Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus: Massive predator was more than 9 feet longer than largest T. rex — ScienceDaily. Scientists today unveiled what appears… Source: Doubtful News
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10:54 PM | One Hundred And Eighty Seven – On The Society For Science Based Healthcare
It’s been a while! But with this episode comes a new-look website – so check it out at tokenskeptic.org, with huge thanks to Faster Pussycat Productions! The Society for Science Based Healthcare believes that a strong basis in rigorous science is a necessary prerequisite for providing safe and effective healthcare. Decisions ...
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10:47 PM | Tommy Boggs, Influential Lobbyist, Dies At 73
Boggs changed the lobbying profession by recognizing how power in Washington was becoming more diffuse.
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10:44 PM | Infografía de GSK sobre enfermedades raras
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10:38 PM | Ribosomes: Unlocking the secrets to your cellular protein factories
If I were to say the word ‘protein’, you’d probably think of a juicy steak, or perhaps a muscle-building protein shake. But in our bodies, proteins give us far more than just muscular bulk. They’re the enzymes that carry out cellular reactions — the microscopic sensors that allow us to detect the smell of a […]
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10:31 PM | NEW VIDEO!!! Behind the scenes of It’s Okay To Be...
NEW VIDEO!!! Behind the scenes of It’s Okay To Be Smart!! Hey everybody! Man, I have been so busy the last couple weeks working on some awesome new upcoming videos (seriously, just wait until you see next week’s vid) as well as a couple new projects, but I didn’t want to leave you empty-handed this week. So here’s a video full of bloopres. Wait, I mean bloopers. Definitely bloopers. I mess up a lot. ALSO, we’ve got another “Ask Joe” episode coming […]
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10:29 PM | The how to, and how not to, guide to interviewing for the Australian Public Service (2)
By Kelly Last week I started talking through the process of applying for positions in the Australian Public Service Graduate Programs. To recap, I covered some considerations for addressing the selection criteria. I applied to three departments; Department of A, Department … Continue reading →
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10:25 PM | Look!
Post by North Carolina Zoo.
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10:23 PM | Dolphins Know Each Other by Name
Signature whistles can be heard in a variety of dolphin species. Suppose I had an eight-month old baby who liked to say something like gork, and I told you that one day I heard the baby's two-year-old brother make a...
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10:22 PM | What to Do When a Patient Admits an H.I.V. Phobia
Is there any harm in prescribing drugs to a patient who believes she has been infected with H.I.V., even when all the evidence says she has not been exposed to the virus?
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10:22 PM | The Big Zoo Gamble
Giant pandas - if they have a baby, the zoo wins; if they don't, the zoo director's toast.Pandas: #zoo equivalents of Premier League footballers. Cost a fortune to buy, maintain; guaranteed to draw crowds. http://t.co/soR8RRNIUY— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) September 15, 2014
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10:20 PM | YouTube Chemistry with David K. Smith
New podcast!!!While at the ACS meeting I interviewed David K. Smith from the University of York (UK) about some great chemistry education work he's doing with YouTube.Enjoy!
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10:14 PM | Statistics first slides
Today I started my new course of Statistics for our third year undergraduates. In English! A point that came as a surprise for the students but I got no complaint (so far) and they started asking questions in English during the class. The slides are “under construction” and this first chapter borrows a fair chunk […]
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10:10 PM | This App Uses Your Phone To Help With Cancer and Alzheimer’s Research While You Sleep (Video)
A University of Vienna invention is turning our smartphones into a network of processing power. The Samsung Power Sleep App was developed by Samsung in Austria, as a collaboration with the Faculty of Life Sciences at the University of Vienna. Samsung Power Sleep lets you donate the processing power of your smartphone or tablet to assist researchers with the decryption of protein sequences. This decryption is an essential part of cancer and Alzheimer’s research (as well […]
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10:06 PM | Quartet of Cute Curious Cubs @ NC Zoo
Curious cubs, @NCZoo's 4 lion cubs explore the lion exhibit for the first time http://t.co/dAogi5WyEp  They're not on exhibit full-time.— North Carolina Zoo (@NCZoo) September 15, 2014
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10:05 PM | Im gonna go ahead and just build a therapy robot that rolls up...
Im gonna go ahead and just build a therapy robot that rolls up and plays smooth jams when I need it.
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10:00 PM | Another “Software” Patent Found Invalid Under Alice.
The US District Court ‑ Middle District of Florida has invalidated a set of patents as lacking eligible subject matter under 35 U.S.C. 101 as interpreted by the Supreme Court in Alice Corp. (2014). Many people are rushing to conclude that the end of software patents is nigh.  However, this isn’t the case. Most of the “patents” that … Continue reading →
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10:00 PM | Dumb Asses who don’t get the flu vaccine
Every flu season, I resurrect this hysterical and snarky by Infectious Disease specialist Dr. Mark Crislip which was originally published in A Budget of Dumb Asses, which accurately states that healthcare workers who refuse to get a flu vaccine are Dumb Asses. Yes, complete and utter Dumb Asses. Even though this broadside against vaccine deniers is about the flu vaccine, it’s all right […]Continue reading «Dumb Asses who don't get the […]
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9:56 PM | Earthquake hits Norway and Sweden
An earthquake measured to 4.7 magnitude (according to Google Alerts) hit Norway and Sweden at little over 3 PM local time. Some places has it recorded as low as 4.2, while others apparently have it recorded as high as 4.9. The epicenter of the earthquake according Google Alerts was near Älvdalen in Sweden but caused tremors… Source: Doubtful News
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9:54 PM | Historic collections could be lost to ‘digital dinosaurs’
By Michael Brünig, CSIRO Australian’s museums, galleries and other cultural institutions must adopt more of a digital strategy with their collections if they are to remain relevant with audiences. Only about a quarter of the collections held by the sector have been digitised so far and a study out today says more needs to be done […]
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9:53 PM | A landing site for Philae, but it's not going to be easy
This morning, the European Space Agency announced the selection of a landing site for little Philae on the head of comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Although a primary site has been selected, landing Philae successfully is going to be tough, and the mission is now working to manage people's expectations.
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9:53 PM | Always looking for bargains
There are certain things in life that you continue to seek, for example, an excellent wine under $10 a bottle and great bargain plants. This is the time of year when big box stores heavily discount their plants to empty out their garden centers. Mostly the plants are  not worth the effort, however, it doesn't cost anything but a little time to take a quick look. TPP was pleasantly surprised to see a number of small shrubby magnolias that were in particularly good shape for late summer. […]
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9:41 PM | September 14, 2014: Wiring an African Wilderness, Starting a Garbage-Fueled Country and More
This week on National Geographic Weekend radio, join host Boyd Matson and his guests as they discover a well-dressed Italian mummy, proclaim a nation devoted to garbage, find the perfect island, find new ways to survive cancer, explore the Okavango Delta for science, relate to a solitary blue whale, celebrate the Wilderness Act, and create a canine soup.
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9:40 PM | How Technology, Not Shovels, Revealed What Lies Beneath Stonehenge
The recent discoveries at Stonehenge , including ritual monuments, burial mounds and a long barrow, are wonderful examples of how archaeological geophysics can be used in areas where excavation is hard to justify.Read more...
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9:38 PM | Geo 730: September 15, Day 623: Cheshire Cat
I've already posted a number of items about the Cheshire Cat Quarry in the Quartzville area; more on that in a moment. But when I was up there earlier this summer, I wanted to get a photo of the contact with something for scale. Unfortunately, the light wasn't good, and I didn't notice at the time, but the photo is poorly focused as well. However, the contact between the hackley-jointed basalt and the underlying buried soil (paleosol) is evident to Bobby's left- your right. That soil sits atop […]
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