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December 21, 2014

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1:38 AM | Gift DIY
I have given you a lot of gift ideas for Christmas (Christmas Presents, for her, for him, for children), but I thought that it would be a good idea to do a DIY. Also, this is not a really maths … Continue reading →
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1:21 AM | Celebrating the Winter Solstice at The Humanist
Winter Solstice Article in The Humanist The Humanist has posted my celebration of the Winter Solstice, the annual cosmological event around which almost all of the season’s holidays orbit, in the article The Darkest Day: A Quintessentially Humanist Celebration. Here’s a sample: The winter solstice connects me to Galileo, who revealed humanity’s true relationship to […]
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1:11 AM | Cold Weather Myths: Healthcare Triage Is there a mother out...
Cold Weather Myths: Healthcare Triage Is there a mother out there who doesn’t warn their children that going out in the cold is going to make them sick? Have you heard that old chestnut about losing all of your body’s heat through your head? Do you think drinking alcohol will warm you up? All myths! We’ll discuss them on this week’s Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=60130 By: Healthcare […]
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12:39 AM | AGU Fall Meeting: Day 4
Thursday was a really exciting day. In the morning I sat in on a session about the hydrology of landslides, and especially how water storage in pore space affects landslide dynamics and discharge.
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12:26 AM | Special pleading by Phillipe Grandjean on fluoride
Scientists are as human as anyone else. They aren’t immune to jumping on bandwagons, getting bees in their bonnets, special pleading or selectively interpreting their data to support a pet hypothesis or an obsession. The scientific peer review process restrains … Continue reading →
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12:26 AM | Special pleading by Phillipe Grandjean on fluoride
Scientists are as human as anyone else. They aren’t immune to jumping on bandwagons, getting bees in their bonnets, special pleading or selectively interpreting their data to support a pet hypothesis or an obsession. The scientific peer review process restrains … Continue reading →
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12:25 AM | 2 Police Officers Killed In Ambush In New York
The two officers were shot inside of their marked patrol car in Brooklyn. The suspected gunman has died of a self-inflicted gunshot.
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12:22 AM | Why Does Rain Smell? Almost everyone loves the smell of rain,...
Why Does Rain Smell? Almost everyone loves the smell of rain, but where does the smell come from? Join Quick Questions as we stop and smell the chemistry! Hosted by: Michael Aranda By: SciShow. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow

December 20, 2014

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11:43 PM | Best of 2014: #pandanation #allbridgers #rabs #SfN #cashmoneyscience
I can’t believe that I am approaching my 7th year of neuroblogging. This year was so so. There were some good parts in the middle but it started and ended on crappier moments. However, I’m looking forward to some promising moments in 2015, including the publishing of Meathead: Unraveling the Athletic Brain–a book that I have […]
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11:35 PM | 8 Surprising Habits that Might Prevent Authentic Happiness
“We first make our habits, then our habits make us.” – John Dryden This may look good, sound good, and maybe even feel good at first, but it’s not serving you well in the end! I’d hear this thought in my head over and over and still not believe it. But it had persisted ever […]
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11:35 PM | Push to lift raw milk ban in Australia despite the death of 3-year-old
I used to be self-described lots of things, now I’m not so sure. Self-described food activist Rebecca Freer, who owns an organic store in Thornbury in Victoria (that’s in Australia) claims her rights are being infringed and has begun a … Continue reading →
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11:33 PM | StarTalk Spotlight: Astronaut Cady Coleman While covering the...
StarTalk Spotlight: Astronaut Cady Coleman While covering the Orion launch for StarTalk Radio, our Social Media Coordinator Stacey Severn interviewed NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and asked her questions provided by our fans on Facebook. Cady discusses the role astronauts have in planning missions to the ISS and the Orion test flight, the biggest hurdle to establishing a permanent human presence in space, long term effect of zero gravity on astronauts, going to Mars, and what can be learned by […]
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11:14 PM | anti-séche
Filed under: Kids, pictures, University life Tagged: All of Statistics, central limit theorem, introductory textbooks, t-test, Université Paris Dauphine
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11:13 PM | Geo 730: December 20, Day 719: Timberline Trail
Timberline Trail circumnavigates all of Mount Hood, as the name implies, near timberline. Here it can be seen descending into the upper valley of the White River (unless you're taking the trail clockwise, in which case it's ascending from that valley). I did consider walking down there, but decided I didn't want to make the climb back up. According to the PDF at the link up front, the trail is "only" 36.6 miles/58.9 kilometers- I could've easily done it in two days, or a leisurely three, 30 […]
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11:05 PM | Grizzly Peak
Grizzly Peak is the highest point in Oakland, at 1754 feet elevation (sources differ). As you approach it on Grizzly Peak Boulevard, it seems to loom quite high. That’s an illusion caused by the eucalyptus forest. As you get closer, you start to see through the trees. And from the bay side, the peak has […]
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10:51 PM | BNA2015: Festival of Neuroscience – ABSTRACT DEADLINE EXTENDED! | Neuroscience Ireland
http://neuroscienceireland.com/2014/12/19/bna2015-festival-of-neuroscience-abstract-deadline-extended/Filed under: Uncategorized
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10:44 PM | Why do we have Pubic Hair? Contains adult themes. Greg Foot...
Why do we have Pubic Hair? Contains adult themes. Greg Foot looks at why humans have pubic hair - investigating the hormones that cause growth, and the benefits of shaving vs letting it grow. By: Head Squeeze.
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10:21 PM | GMO trees: Saving the American Chestnut tree
Ive mentioned this technology on ERV before: Saving the American Chestnut tree from extinction with GMOs Well the scientists involved think they have finally done it. They have finally made American Chestnut trees resistant to the blight that is literally driving the species to extinction: Breakthrough at SUNY-ESF: Genetic engineering may save the nearly extinct…
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10:21 PM | Media Reports Of New H5N1 Cases In Egypt
  # 9470   The Egyptian Ministry of Health webpage hasn’t mentioned H5N1 in more than 2 weeks, but we continue to see news reports of new cases announced by the Health Ministry.  On Wednesday, we saw reports from the Egyptian Media: 18th H5N1 Case Of 2014, 14 of whom had been announced since the middle of November. On Friday there were vague reports of a 3 year-old infected who would have made #19, but since we’d just seen a 3 year old reported, it […]
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10:19 PM | A year review at chorasimilarity, second half
In parallel with the stuff about chemlambda, described in the first half, there was something else happening. I prepared some noted for a talk at the 4th Offtopicarium, in the form of a post here: Notes for the “Internet of things not internet of objects” The starting point is that what almost everybody describes as … Continue reading A year review at chorasimilarity, second half →
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10:12 PM | Dr. G’s #AGU14 Spotlight – Citizen Science
The AGU Fall Meeting called attention to the growing opportunities and benefits of citizen science - especially work at the global level. Read about high altitude citizen science and the work of Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation.
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10:01 PM | The One Tip to Prevent Tooth Decay During the Holidays
There's no need to cut out sugar entirely to prevent tooth decay, but there is something you need to know about tooth decay in order to snack wisely to protect your teeth: It's not the amount of cavity-causing food you eat, it's how long you eat it for. The post The One Tip to Prevent Tooth Decay During the Holidays appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
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9:57 PM | A look back at the research showing kids at malls mostly don’t like Santa
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9:54 PM | Ants: Super Soldiers Take a microscopic look at an army of tiny...
Ants: Super Soldiers Take a microscopic look at an army of tiny but ruthless creatures: ants. Chemical warfare and aggressive military-style strategies help them accomplish their one mission in life: ensure the survival of the colony at all costs. By: Earth Touch.
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9:52 PM | Can you hear me now?
New research shows that pearlfish (Onuxodon fowleri) not only reside in black-lip pearl oyster shells, they also use the shells to amplify sounds created by vibrating their swimbladders. According to lead study author Dr. Loic Kéver, “amplification probably improves the efficiency of communication by increasing the propagation distance of the sounds.” Following high resolution CT scans,…
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9:52 PM | My Top Ten U.S. Ocean Stories of 2014
Given the cascading disasters the ocean faces from industrial overfishing, pollution, coastal sprawl and climate change there’s been some surprisingly good news in the United States this year. Here are ten stories – both good and bad – that impacted the blue in our red, white and blue. Pacific Monument Expanded President Obama expanded the…
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9:51 PM | Celebrity food porn, NBC style
A food safety type from the U.S. writes that the average viewer of these celebrity chefs are ignorant of safe food handling practices. They are blinded because of the celebrity status of these chefs.  This past Thanksgiving, I tuned into … Continue reading →
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9:45 PM | scienceandfood: 5 Things About Taste At our 2014 public lecture...
scienceandfood: 5 Things About Taste At our 2014 public lecture How We Taste, Chef Wylie Dufresne, Dr. Dana Small, and Peter Meehan explored the tantalizingly complex concept of flavor. The evening was full of scientific discovery, childhood memories, and culinary innovation. In honor of this enlightening event, here are 5 things you might not know about our sense of taste…
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9:25 PM | Top 10 posts of 2014
Really enjoyed writing the Nottingham Science Blog in 2014 and learnt lots of stuff! Here are the top 10 most popular posts this year.... 1 : UoN's Professor Philip Moriarty talking about 3D printing....with atoms.Prof Moriarty moves around a lot, this is about as clear as it got...2 : Sheffield Uni's Professor Michael T Siva-Jothy on bedbugs.Quality reposte from Prof Michael Siva-Jothy3: Plymouth Uni's Hazel Gibson on the public perception of fracking.US Fuel consumption by type, history4: […]
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9:23 PM | Rossiters sentenced to 10 years for faith healing and failure to provide medical care
Faith-healing couple sentenced to 10 years each. An Albany couple who believes in faith healing were sentenced to 10 years in prison on Friday for depriving their daughter of life-saving medical care — which resulted in manslaughter verdicts. In delivering the sentence, Linn County Circuit Court Judge Daniel Murphy said he could not consider that… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:Rossiters guilty of manslaughter in faith healing death of child Tulsa mother on trial for […]
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