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July 29, 2014

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9:31 PM | Rising rates of HPV-related cancer–Gardasil time for boys and girls
Currently in the United States, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that preteen girls and boys aged 11 or 12 are vaccinated against HPV. The immunization is also recommended for teenage girls and young women up to the age of 26 who did not receive it when they were younger, and teenage boys and […]Continue reading «Rising rates of HPV-related cancer–Gardasil time for boys and girls»
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9:24 PM | MOOC: Animal Behaviour and Welfare Course
© Copyright animalwelfareblog.com. All rights reserved I implore anybody with even the teeniest smidge of enthusiasm for animal welfare to sign up for this informative, fabulous, FREE online course on Animal Behaviour and Welfare. I'm honestly not on commission for this site, but I can't claim complete impartiality as the tutors who have created this fantastic resource also happen to be my university lecturers. Nonetheless, sign up this summer whilst the course is still […]
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9:23 PM | The Worst Badvertising and Best Radvertising of Comic-Con 2014
The bigger Comic-Con gets, the more the marketing madness spreads across San Diego. And this year, the advertising was everywhere. Some good, some pretty terrible. So we picked through the swag and the interactive experiences, to find the very best and the very worst of Comic-Con advertising.Read more...
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9:15 PM | What is climate change doing to our food supply?
What is climate change doing to our food supply? The datasets you need to answer that question are now all publicly available at the government's new Food Resilience data website, which has everything from food desert mapping tools, data from the last ag census, crop prediction models, and more.Read more...
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9:14 PM | Reminder: There's Going To Be a Mad Max Game, Too
One of the biggest hits at this year's Comic-Con International was the fresh look at Mad Max: Fury Road, the new take on George Miller's classic dystopian opus. With all the buzz around the new trailer, it's a good time to remind ourselves that there's going to be a game set in the same grungy future wasteland.Read more...
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9:11 PM | On the endangered reactors list: Pilgrim and Columbia?
Originally posted on GreenWorld:Massachusetts Governor Patrick Deval told a group of anti-nuclear protestors yesterday that he supports shutdown of the Pilgrim reactor near Cape Cod. He added that he would write a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commissioners asking them to close the reactor but said, “It doesn’t matter what I think.” Massachusetts’ Pilgrim…
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9:07 PM | World's smallest propeller could be used for microscopic medicine
Researchers announced that they had succeeded in creating a screw-shaped nanopropeller that can move in a gel-like fluid, mimicking the environment inside a living organism.
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9:07 PM | Want To Reduce Your Carbon Footprint? Choose Mackerel Over Shrimp
Sardines and other small, oily fish are some of the most nutritious in the sea. Now there's another reason to eat them: Fishermen use a lot less fuel to catch them than many other kinds of seafood.
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9:06 PM | Nuclear reactors and childhood leukemia: the risk exists.
Originally posted on GreenWorld:Part of the massive Sellafield nuclear complex in the U.K. Photo from Greenpeace UK. The issue of whether children living near nuclear reactors are more susceptible to childhood leukemia has long been a controversial issue, especially in Europe, where numerous studies have found significantly increased risk for leukemia among children living…
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9:05 PM | Jalopnik Getting Gas Is The Hardest Part Of Owning An Exotic Car | Jezebel Thank Goodness Richard Da
Jalopnik Getting Gas Is The Hardest Part Of Owning An Exotic Car | Jezebel Thank Goodness Richard Dawkins Has Finally Mansplained Rape | Kotaku EA Announces Netflix-Like Subscription Plan On Xbox One | Lifehacker Five Things I Learned From Hanging Out with a Nine Year Old | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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9:01 PM | Brilliant Minds: How LSD Changed the World!
If you read my very first article, Expansion of Consciousness-Psilocybin’s Gateway to the Mind &Well-being, you would know that I have a deep fascination with psychedelic drug research, especially for the benefits of medicinal and therapeutic use. With that being said, I would never advocate that drug use makes a … READ MORE
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9:00 PM | A shocking lack of Zen
When was the last time you were alone with your thoughts for more than a moment or two? Did you enjoy the peace and quiet? Or did you desperately seek distraction? New research suggests many of us will go to great lengths to avoid simply having to think to ourselves. Can you entertain yourself? It […]
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8:56 PM | Balloon Test Flights to Loft Experiments This Year
A near-space balloon company is about to take its fledgling test campaign to the next level.
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8:54 PM | Y'all Keep Talking: Lab Scratches 'Southern Accent Reduction' Course
Having offended its own staff, Oak Ridge National Laboratory has canceled a course intended to help employees "speak with a more neutral American accent."
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8:46 PM | U.S. Army Contemplates 3D-Printed Warheads
Grenade Explosion U.S. Marine Corps, via Wikimedia Commons Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as 3-D printing, is inherently creative. Materials are layered together and built up, constructing an object from powder and heat and code. In the future, the U.S. Army wants to turn this innovation to far more destructive ends, by printing new warheads. The latest issue of Army Technology focuses on 3-D printing. Designing new shapes for warheads is one promising new avenue of […]
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8:43 PM | The quantum Cheshire cat: Scientists separate a particle from its properties
Researchers published the results of the first Cheshire Cat experiment, separating a neutron from its magnetic field.
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8:39 PM | American Doctor Sick With Ebola Now Fighting For His Life
After caring for Ebola patients for several months in West Africa, Dr. Kent Brantly noticed last week that he had symptoms. The 33-year-old immediately put himself into a Liberian isolation ward.
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8:34 PM | We Can Predict Audience Reaction To TV Programming
Marketing experts have long wanted a reliable method of forecasting responses to products and messages. A study that analyzed the brain responses of 16 individuals says even a few people can be a remarkably strong predictor of the preferences of large TV audiences, up to 90 percent in the case of Super Bowl commercials. This is far superior to the wobbly claims made by psychology surveys. read more
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8:33 PM | sagansense: With all the hype surrounding the untapped...
sagansense: With all the hype surrounding the untapped abounding resources of cannabis - medicinally, agriculturally, or otherwise undetermined knowns as of yet - the pictures above provide you with a glimpse into the beauty of the plant, unfettered from government or political divides or opinion. Sativa and Indica strains of cannabis get their close up through a scanning electron microscope in Ford McCann’s book “Cannabis Under The Microscope: A Visual Exploration of Medicinal […]
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8:33 PM | A new way to make microstructured surfaces
Method can produce strong, lightweight materials with specific surface properties.
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8:32 PM | frontal-cortex: Very low power scanning electron microscope...
frontal-cortex: Very low power scanning electron microscope image, showing normal bone architecture in the fourth lumbar vertebra of an 41 year year old man (x8). A regular pattern of interconnected plates and thick struts of bone can be seen.
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8:31 PM | The Impact of Pavlov’s Research Pavlov’s discovery...
The Impact of Pavlov’s Research Pavlov’s discovery of classical conditioning remains one of the most important in psychology’s history. In addition to forming the basis of what would become behavioral psychology, the conditioning process remains important today for numerous applications, including behavioral modification and mental health treatment. Classical conditioning is often used to treat phobias, anxiety and panic disorders. One interesting example of the practical use […]
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8:30 PM | The U.S. Economy Is A Casualty Of NSA Surveillance Programs
Ever since Edward Snowden revealed the true extent of the National Security Agency's surveillance methods, the public debate has focused mostly on issues of privacy and national security. But new evidence shows that the fallout from the NSA backlash is wider than we thought, and could cost U.S. companies billions.Read more...
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8:28 PM | Which Character Was Supposed To Be Badass, But Ended Up Being Just Ass?
Sometimes, when it comes to making everybody think a character is supercool, less is more. Overkill just feels like overcompensation. And sometimes, creators spend so much time making a character cool on the surface, they forget to work on the other stuff. But which supposedly badass character fell the flattest?Read more...
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8:23 PM | Tough foam from tiny sheets
Researchers use graphene oxide to make ultralight foam.
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8:20 PM | The Claws Of This Cyborg Scorpion Can Be Controlled Remotely
Because smartphone-controlled cyborg cockroaches are apparently not enough, Michigan-based Backyard Brains has turned their attention to predatory arthropods — this time using an electrical current to remotely induce a scorpion to strike with its claws and tail.Read more...
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8:16 PM | Optimum inertial self-propulsion design for snowman-like nanorobot
A new study investigates the effects of small but finite inertia on the propulsion of micro and nano-scale swimming machines.
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8:15 PM | Pseudoaccomodation in Pseudophakes
If you’ve kept up with the literature about pseudophakes, you are probably already familiar with the study by Plotkinov and friends: “Objective assessment of pseudoaccommodation in pseudophakia” [article in Russian], I.A. Plotnikov, V. M. Sheludenko, and N. P. Narbut, Vestnik oftalmologii, vol. 123, no. 6 (2006): 35-37. BONUS: Also from the year 2006, Tarek Abd El-Basset […]
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8:13 PM | Wild (Not Domestic) Animal, Damn It!
All 8 Pangolin Species Being Eaten into Extinction http://t.co/j4i2nLKU3n by @johnrplatt— Jason G. Goldman (@jgold85) July 29, 2014Must save pangolins! In part to see them walk!They have their own day.
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8:09 PM | White House Widens Scope Of Russian Sanctions To Finance And Defense
The Obama administration is slapping stronger sanctions on Russia. The sanctions — which target key sectors of the Russian economy, including finance and defense — come as a response to Moscow's alleged involvement in Ukraine. The move comes on the same day that the European Union announced sanctions of its own.
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