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April 18, 2015

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8:07 PM | As 2015 Begins With Record Warmth, is the Pacific Primed to Dump Huge Amounts of Heat Into the Atmosphere?
It's official: According to NOAA's National Climatic Data Center, the first quarter of 2015 has set a new record, with the January through March period coming in as the warmest such period on record across the globe's land and ocean surfaces. The month of March was also ranked warmest by NCDC in a record dating back 136 years. The Japan Meteorological Agency concurs, whereas NASA, which does its own independent analysis, ranked March as third warmest. That's a distinction without much of
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8:05 PM | huffingtonpost:Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through The Week 
huffingtonpost:Inspirational Quotes To Get You Through The Week 
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8:03 PM | Syria's Minorities: Caught Between Sword Of ISIS And Wrath of Assad
Many of Syria's minorities have tried to lie low and avoid direct involvement in the country's civil war. But they frequently get caught in the crossfire, with no protector to turn to.
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7:57 PM | Venus Under Pressure How high is the atmospheric pressure on...
Venus Under Pressure How high is the atmospheric pressure on Venus? Dr. Bruce Betts has this week’s Random Space Fact! By: The Planetary Society. Support at: https://secure.planetary.org/site/Donation2?1380.donation=form1&df_id=1380
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7:53 PM | Regulators Float New Drought Rules After Feedback Frenzy
Water agencies win some relief valves in the latest version of draft water regulations designed to achieve the governor's 25 percent statewide savings.
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7:45 PM | "Any sufficiently advanced school bus is indistinguishable from a magic school bus."
“Any sufficiently advanced school bus is indistinguishable from a magic school bus.” - Arthur C. Clarke (via contemplatingmadness)
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7:31 PM | tomcolbieart:“The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” amazing!
tomcolbieart:“The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” amazing!
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7:19 PM | How to test the soil in your garden | Do Try This At Home Soil...
How to test the soil in your garden | Do Try This At Home Soil is essential to life as we know it on planet Earth. This week, Robbie and Joel show you a simple activity to try at home to investigate what kind of soil you might have in your garden. Special thanks to the Soil Association and Ben Raskin. For more information on soil and some top gardening tips, check out http://www.soilassociation.org/ This video was presented by: Robbie Kornitschky and Joel Sanderson, Live Science Team. Produced […]
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6:50 PM | 'Furious 7' Races To New Record, Quickly Hitting $1 Billion Mark
Universal says the movie is the studio's first to cross the billion-dollar mark during its first run in theaters, putting it above films such as Jurassic Park and Despicable Me.
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6:41 PM | Fatigue and its Effect on Doctors & Prescriptions Fatigue...
Fatigue and its Effect on Doctors & Prescriptions Fatigue matters. Even when it comes to doctors. Especially when it comes to doctors. We’ve got data. This is Healthcare Triage News. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=62020 By: Healthcare Triage. Get merch: http://dft.ba/-HCTmerch
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6:35 PM | SSRN Top Downloads For Legal Information & Technology eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days17 Feb 2015 through 18 Apr 2015Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 504 Citations, Justifications, and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study Jeffrey Lynch Harrison and Amy Rebecca Mashburn University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law and University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of LawDate […]
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6:34 PM | SSRN Legal Information
Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review PapersThe International Journal of Management Science and Business, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 6-15, 2015Nader Ale Ebrahim ,H. Ebrahimian ,Maryam Mousavi andFarzad Tahriri University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring […]
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6:30 PM | 12° INTEGRAL BART Workshop
IBWS 2015 is 12th in the series of successful workshops dedicated to high energy astrophysics and supporting ground-based experiments (e.g. robotic telescopes). The workshop will be held in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic, April 20 – 24 2015. The workshop will include Small satellite day with the objective to bring together scientific experimenters and payload providers with … Continue reading 12° INTEGRAL BART Workshop →
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6:14 PM | Kids with ADHD must squirm to learn
For decades, frustrated parents and teachers have barked at fidgety children with ADHD to “Sit still and concentrate!” But new research shows that if you want ADHD kids to learn, you have to let them squirm. The foot-tapping, leg-swinging and chair-scooting movements of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are actually vital to how they remember information and […]

Sarver, D., Rapport, M., Kofler, M., Raiker, J. & Friedman, L. (2015). Hyperactivity in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Impairing Deficit or Compensatory Behavior?, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, DOI: 10.1007/s10802-015-0011-1

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6:10 PM | Former student does CanadaGAP
While Heather Gale, executive director for CanadaGAP, earned recognition for her work at the annual Safe Food Canada Symposium earlier this year, it’s technical manager Amber Bailey (the one holding the certificate, nee Luedtke ) that got my attention. Amber did … Continue reading →
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6:04 PM | ‘Infested,’ About Bedbugs
Marlene Zuk at The New York Times: A book about bedbugs is, by necessity, a book about nearly everything: about travel and adventure, about our ­relationship to nature, about how scientists solve problems, about trust and whether we view strangers...
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6:03 PM | What Exactly Are Sounding Rockets? Sounding rockets, contrary to...
What Exactly Are Sounding Rockets? Sounding rockets, contrary to their name, aren’t used for aural testing. For more on Ground Control, and where you can find it in stores: http://www.ninkasibrewing.com/blogs/press-blog/2015/03/17/ninkasi-brewing-company-introduces-ground-control/?ageVerified=defaultValue And more on the Ninkasi Space Program: http://nsp.ninkasibrewing.com/ By: Amy Shira Teitel.
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6:00 PM | Hubble 2020: Building on 25 Years of Discovery
With an eye towards the future, this symposium will celebrate the extraordinary impact that the Hubble Space Telescope has had on science, culture, and society. The symposium will have three main goals: Focus on and craft Hubble’s scientific legacy through 2020, highlighting synergies with other missions. Delineate and inspire the scientific overlap between Hubble and … Continue reading Hubble 2020: Building on 25 Years of Discovery →
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6:00 PM | Armenia’s genocide: death and denial
David Gardner at the Financial Times: Last April, on the eve of the anniversary of the government deportations in 1915 that began the systemic massacres, then prime minister and now president Erdoğan, in a hedged but nonetheless unprecedented statement, offered...
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5:58 PM | how will Günter Grass be remembered?
David L. Ulin at The LA Times: “[W]riters,” he declared in his 1999 Nobel Prize lecture, “should consider the condition of permanent controversiality to be invigorating, part of the risk involved in choosing the profession. It is a fact of...
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5:54 PM | Thinking More about Cognitive Aging
The subject of aging is something I’ve thought about a great deal this week, having just celebrated a milestone birthday. But the thing that gets me upset much more than my own aging, is the aging of my parents and older relatives. This week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an...
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5:53 PM | Coming Soon…
Coming soon from the Baldscientist: An ebook about popular science writing. Would you like to know more about it? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Want to see what my blog is about? Go here for some other posts. You can also subscribe to my blog! Just go to the “Home” page, right hand side. I am an author! Please …
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5:53 PM | Aunt Pythia’s and Uncle Aristippus’ advice
Readers, Aunt Pythia has an amazing guest philosopher here with her today in sunny Berkeley, a paradise on earth and home to the Kouign Amann: His name is Aristippus, and he claims to be the inventor of hedonism. We’ll be the judges of that, though, shall we? His philosophy dictates a lifestyle in which he […]
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5:37 PM | Why It Is Important to Spend Time Alone
Sometimes people need to spend time alone in order to recharge – these people are often named introverts. Others can’t stand spending time alone and need the presence of other people in order to determine their self-worth and feel comforted. Either way, it’s completely fine but taking … READ MORE
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5:34 PM | The Evolving Blazar Paradigm
The international meeting “The Evolving Blazar Paradigm” is a follow up of our previous Krakow meetings focused on the physics of astrophysical jets in AGN and in the Galactic sources “Challenges of Relativistic Jets” (2006)” and “Understanding Relativistic Jets” (2011). This time, however, we plan to discuss extensively and almost exclusively blazar sources, with the … Continue reading The Evolving Blazar Paradigm →
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5:25 PM | Should You Eat Fast Food After A Workout? A new study claims...
Should You Eat Fast Food After A Workout? A new study claims that fast food as just as good for you as sports supplements. Could this be true? Read More:Small portions of fast food just as effective for recovery after work-out as sports supplementsGlycogenCarbohydrate-loading diet By: DNews.
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5:25 PM | IYL 2015 Events #16 | Week 20-26 April
Originally posted on International Year of Light Blog:Find below the activities listed on the IYL 2015 Event Programme starting between 20-26 April. Click on the links for more information on the different activities. 17th Series of Conferences in Physical Engineering (Medellín, Colombia) | 20 April International School on ‘Parametric Nonlinear Optics: Classical, Quantum, Materials,…
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5:21 PM | Broken on the wheel
Ken Armstrong in The Paris Review (via The Browser): On the night of October 13, 1761, cries rang from the shop of Jean Calas, a cloth merchant who lived and worked in the commercial heart of Toulouse, in the South...
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5:04 PM | Saturday Morning Video: Towards a Learning Theory of Causation - Implementation -
Here is the video: Towards a Learning Theory of Causation by David Lopez-Paz, Krikamol Muandet, Bernhard Schölkopf and Iliya TolstikhinWe pose causal inference as the problem of learning to classify probability distributions. In particular, we assume access to a collection {(Si,li)}ni=1, where each Si is a sample drawn from the probability distribution of Xi×Yi, and li is a binary label indicating whether "Xi→Yi" or "Xi←Yi". Given these data, we build a […]
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4:47 PM | Weasels! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi tackles weasels! Not...
Weasels! by animalwondersmontana: Jessi tackles weasels! Not literally. So what is the difference between a ferret and a weasel? What about mink, fishers, stoats, and polecats? And how does the classification of wild species help pet owners? If you like this video give a mental thanks to the awesome person that sponsored this video’s topic. I’m not sure I would have done an episode on weasels if they hadn’t suggested it since we don’t have any at Animal Wonders. So […]
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