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July 27, 2014

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10:20 PM | Mike Adams insinuates some scientists should be killed, then looks like a bigger idiot
Mike Adams, the Health (Ranger) Danger of the arguably worst site on the internet, Natural News, wrote an insane rant that went a bit farther than usual, where he equated Monsanto and its collaborators to Nazis. A list of journalists, scientists and others were named on a site called “Monsanto Collaborators”. As we noted in… Source: Doubtful News
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10:16 PM | Annals of ag-urban transfers: Imperial Valley, December 2002
The Imperial Irrigation District has more Colorado River water than anyone else. That has put them at the center of every major Colorado River Basin conversation about the transfer of agricultural water to urban users, including a particularly dramatic bit of brinksmanship going on in the fall of 2002. The other states of the basin ...Continue reading ‘Annals of ag-urban transfers: Imperial Valley, December 2002’ »
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10:14 PM | PMC for combinatoric spaces
I received this interesting [edited] email from Xiannian Fan at CUNY: I am trying to use PMC to solve Bayesian network structure learning problem (which is in a combinatorial space, not continuous space). In PMC, the proposal distributions qi,t can be very flexible, even specific to each iteration and each instance. My problem occurs due […]
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10:00 PM | Watch What Happens When You Dip a Cheeseburger in Acid
This video will let you see scientists do to a cheeseburger what Judge Doom did to that cartoon shoe in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. They dunk the cheeseburger in hydrochloric acid and see what happens. It's not an explosion, but it's a pretty good show all the same.Read more...
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9:40 PM | A day at the shore
Gloucester, Massachusetts I am still that little kid with the bucket at low tide looking for ocean treasures. I spent part of yesterday on the rocky shores of Gloucester (made famous by the movie The Perfect Storm). I knelt down on the slippery rockweed that carpeted the granite stones and boulders, over-turning rocks for new finds. […]
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9:32 PM | Second day
The second day (in Stuttgart) was more math than anything else, obviously. And it was mostly about industrial mathematics. First of all, I need to say that I was never attracted by these things, that seemed a little boring, but … Continue reading →
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9:30 PM | Secret Tunnels in Warfare Are Less of a Threat Than You Think
Israeli troops claim that they have discovered more secret tunnels that Hamas is using to get into the country. Though the tunnels sound terrifying, military strategy experts say they have little value when it comes to battlefield results. Read more...
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9:29 PM | Freud’s Oedipus and Electra Complexes: Right or Wrong?
When people think about psychology and psychotherapy, especially those unfamiliar with the fields, most tend to think about Sigmund Freud and his theories on psychosexual development. One of Freud’s most controversial theories was that boys go through a phallic stage when they have an unconscious sexual attraction towards their mothers … READ MORE
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9:26 PM | Synthetic Cannabinoid Illnesses in NY - July 2014
Officials in New York are issuing a warning with regards to a small outbreak of synthetic cannabinoid illnesses which have sent at least 15 people to the emergency room in East and Central Harlem and Chelsea over the last few days.The report also stated that in New York synthetic cannabinoid associated visits to the emergency department have increased by 220% (assuming this is in comparison to 2013).New York legislation doesn't explicitly control any of the newer waves of synthetic […]
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9:25 PM | Haunting evidence spooks local news crew — Would it spook a real investigator?
Another claim of an extremely haunted house. Who do they call? Paranormal investigators, mediums, priests and TV show producers, then the local news team. Ghost attacks in Hanover haunted house | WPMT FOX43 Homeowner DeAnna Simpson says they’ve lived in the home for seven years, and put everything they had into buying it. She says… Source: Doubtful News
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9:13 PM | Neil Armstrong: A Life of Flight By Jay Barbree
Mat Kaplan reviews a wonderful new biography on Neil Armstrong, written with the support of Armstrong and many of the other pioneering astronauts.
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9:02 PM | On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza
Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
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9:02 PM | What Makes This Fight In Gaza Different From The Others?
Anne Barnard from The New York Times talks with NPR's Eric Westervelt about the differences between the current explosion of violence in Gaza and previous ones.
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9:02 PM | Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand
Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.
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9:00 PM | Science 2.0: Google Web Mining Can Help Neuroscientists Analyze Big Data
Facebook, Google and just about everyone except Science 2.0 use global distributed computers to mine your web history and learn everything about you to generate revenue. Big data is being led by marketing, like many things are, but early adopters who make money at things create tools that everyone can then use, and that will be a big help for Science 2.0 New technologies for monitoring brain activity are generating unprecedented quantities of information. If it can ever be interpreted, that […]
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9:00 PM | Supernatural Shows Us Dean's Demonic Rampage, And It's Awesome
Supernatural pulled another huge status-quo change at the end of last season, and now we've gotten our first glimpse of how this massive event will play out. And let's just say Demon Dean reminds us a little bit of Jack Nicholson in The Shining. Spoilers ahead...Read more...
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8:57 PM | The Science of Lust (Full Documentary)
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8:51 PM | Poll: have your kids received the HPV vaccine?
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8:42 PM | Basic Category Theory
My introduction to category theory has just been published.
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8:40 PM | Plant Cold Tolerance
Some plants can endure the cold, Even freezing temps surviving Gene transcription levels change ten-fold But the important thing’s the timing. CBFs start the response pathway, Activating others to join the fray, This works when there’s not a sudden freeze one day It’s bad enough to lose a limb, But plants must protect their meristems! […]
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8:39 PM | When will BGI stop using Illumina sequencers
With the BGI aiming to get their own diagnostic sequencing tests on the market, and the purchase and development of Complete Genomics technology - Omega, a question that could be asked is whether BGI will ever stop using Illumina technology?BGI are still the largest install of HiSeq's but they have not purchased an X-Ten and it's not clear if they've switched over to v4 chemistry on the updated 2500. The cost of upgrades or replacement on a scale on 128 machines would be high, but BGI have deep […]
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8:30 PM | We Are So Ready for The Kilt to Drop on Ron D. Moore's Outlander Series
We've seen the sexy, sexy premiere of Ron D. Moore's time traveling romance series Outlander. And it was fantastic. We loved it so much. Here are our spoiler-free first impressions. Read more...
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8:27 PM | Coming to YouTube on August 19th!  Frankenstein M.D. is a modern...
Coming to YouTube on August 19th!  Frankenstein M.D. is a modern re-telling of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (did you know it was the first sci-fi book?), from Pemberley Digital, the same people who brought you The Lizzie Bennett Diaries and Emma Approved, and PBS Digital Studios. The story centers around Victoria Frankenstein (rather than “Victor” from the book), an eccentric and driven MD/PhD student who wants to prove herself in the traditionally male-dominated […]
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8:20 PM | Seal is on the beach- Who to call!
Please note: It is normal for seals to rest out of the water! Guest Bloggers and in-house volunteers Emily and Melissa were the main contributers to this blog. It is summertime in New England, which means more interactions between seals and people as the beaches fill up with swimmers and sunbathers.  Harbor seals and gray seals are our year-round, native species, and they will rest on the
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8:18 PM | 6 New Genetic Risk Factors For Parkinson's Disease Found
Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson's disease, including six that had not been previously reported.  Affecting millions of people worldwide, Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder that causes movement problems, including trembling of the hands, arms, or legs, stiffness of limbs and trunk, slowed movements and problems with posture. Over time, patients may have difficulty walking, talking, […]
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8:16 PM | Gardasil (HPV vaccine) coverage and safety in the United States
Genital human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection (STI) in the USA. There are more than 40 HPV sub-types that can infect the genital areas of males and females. These same HPV types can also infect the mouth and throat. They are transmitted from personal contact during vaginal, anal or oral sex. Some HPV subtypes, […]Continue reading «Gardasil (HPV vaccine) coverage and safety in the United States»
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8:03 PM | No Borders in Space: An Astronaut’s Perspective of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
A German astronaut named Alexander Gerst recently created a lot of online attention earlier this week with a picture he posted of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from space. These photos were taken from the International Space Station as it flew over Israel last week. Below is the image that went viral, getting over 39,000 re-tweets after Gerst posted it on Twitter. As […]
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8:00 PM | Coolest Comic-Con Cosplay Day 4: Everything Is Awesome
The con may be winding up, but not the cosplayers. The massive amount of amazing, crazy, or just plain inspired costumes seen around San Diego continues to astound us. Here are just some of the highlights from Day 4!Read more...
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7:52 PM | Ebola Outbreak in West Africa: Some basic information
There is an Ebola Outbreak currently underway in several West African countries, mainly Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea. This is the most extreme known Ebola outbreak to date. The first known outbreak of this virus was in 1976, and there have been several instances since then ranging from single cases (which by definition are not…
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7:50 PM | Geo 730: July 27, Day 573: Final Amygdules
A final shot of the calcite amygdules near Green Peter Dam on the Quartzville trip. Both of these have the typical almond-like shape, though there's a bit of moss growing on the blunt end of the left example.Photo unmodified. July 9, 2012. FlashEarth location.
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