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October 25, 2014

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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
No summary available for this post.
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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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2:00 PM | Science Caturday: Partial Eclipse of the Cat
This week featured a partial eclipse of the sun, a rare celestial event.  Phil Plait, aka @BadAstronomer, has a gallery of great eclipse photos at Slate, but we took a more artistic approach and had a science kitteh reenact the … Continue reading →
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1:57 PM | Let the Squirrels Worry About Snakes
The Curious Aztec takes you behind the scenes of scientific […]
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1:30 PM | Weekend reads: Making research true; peer review in Shakespeare; a 79-year-old postdoc
The week at Retraction Watch began with the retraction of a paper touted by Dr. Oz. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “How to Make More Published Research True:” John Ioannidis strikes again. Did you know that Shakespeare wrote about peer review? A leading vision researcher has decided to finally do a post-doc — at the […]
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1:19 PM | Solution to the problem on the distribution of p-values
See this recent post for background. Here’s the question: It is sometimes said that the p-value is uniformly distributed if the null hypothesis is true. Give two different reasons why this statement is not in general true. The problem is with real examples, not just toy examples, so your reasons should not involve degenerate situations such as […] The post Solution to the problem on the distribution of p-values appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and […]
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1:15 PM | ‘The Immortal Evening'
Priscilla Gilman in The New York Times: On Dec. 28, 1817, Benjamin Robert ­Haydon, then England’s pre-eminent history painter, hosted a dinner party to celebrate his progress on his latest work, “Christ’s Entry Into Jerusalem.” He invited, among others, three...
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12:56 PM | Rapid Evolution in Anolis carolinensis Following the Invasion of Anolis sagrei
If the biology of Anolis lizards is a puzzle, then a new paper by Yoel Stuart, Todd Campbell and colleagues is a crucial piece. It’s a puzzle piece that not only contains a wealth of information when held up on its own, but also brings clarity to a broader picture of anole biology when fitted into place. A tight relationship between microhabitat […]
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12:42 PM | Molecular beacons shine light on how cells 'crawl'
"Our premise is that mechanics play a role in almost all biological processes, and with these DNA-based tension probes we’re going to uncover, measure and map those forces,” says biomolecular chemist Khalid Salaita. Graphic by Victor Ma.By Carol ClarkAdherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all multi-cellular organisms, are mechanically engineered with precise forces that allow them to move around and stick to things. Proteins called integrin receptors act like […]
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12:41 PM | John Lawler on Generative Grammar
From a Facebook conversation with Dan Everett (about slide rules, aka slipsticks, no less) and others: The constant revision and consequent redefining and renaming of concepts – some imaginary and some very obvious – has led to a multi-dimensional spectrum of heresy in generative grammar, so complex that one practically needs chromatography to distinguish variants. […]
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12:36 PM | Health Care Worker Tests Negative For Ebola In NJ, Stays In Quarantine
The woman was isolated Friday as she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa. She had no symptoms of the disease; she developed a fever and was taken to a nearby hospital.
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12:18 PM | Statistics – Lies or science?
Statistics – Lies or science? First article by our newest Awesome Author, Wynand Serfontein, who says: “After reading some of the comments on the posts of the last few months, I observed a possible lack of understanding about measurement, statistics and predictions.  I thought it would be prudent to try and clarify the mystique surrounding […] The post Statistics – Lies or science? appeared first on Safety Risk Blog.
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12:15 PM | 110 anni di storia genetica del riso
Studiare il genoma del riso, per migliorarne la produttività e la resistenza parassiti e siccità. È questo lo scopo del progetto “Risinnova”, una ricerca a cui partecipano il Cnr, diverse università di tutta Italia, e il Consiglio per la Ricerca e la sperimentazione in Agricoltura (Cra), che dalle sedi di Vercelli, Fiorenzuola d’Arda e Roma, ha fornito più di trecento varietà di riso rilasciate negli ultimi 110 anni, provvedendo sia […]
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