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July 24, 2014

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11:30 PM | Peter Dinklage And His Mullet Talk Trash In Strange Pixels Viral
We're not really sure what to think of Adam Sandler's classic videogame-inspired movie Pixels. But we do know that Peter Dinklage is in it and his hair looks great. And now Sony has released a strange viral with more Dinklage/mullet footage. Read more...
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11:27 PM | UK take-away shut down after 14 people sickened with Salmonella
The Woks Cooking eatery on Richard Hesketh Drive in the Westvale area of Kirkby was shut down on Monday after 14 people caught Salmonella. A number of people – suffering from fever, diarrhoea and vomiting – were diagnosed with food poisoning. One … Continue reading →
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11:25 PM | The Naked Scientists hit New Zealand
If you like listening to science podcasts, you’ll love the live shows that are coming up in Auckland and Wellington featuring Dr Chris Smith who leads the merry  band of scientists and journalists known as The Naked Scientists. Chris was an early pioneer of science podcasting, starting The Naked Scientists in 1999 as a podcast [...]
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11:24 PM | Salmon and Spinal Cod Regeneration, er… Cord
Fish might not be the first thing you think about when we talk spinal cord injury but that is exactly what scientists are doing. Don’t ask where they got the […]

Lewandowski, G. & Steward, O. (2014). AAVshRNA-Mediated Suppression of PTEN in Adult Rats in Combination with Salmon Fibrin Administration Enables Regenerative Growth of Corticospinal Axons and Enhances Recovery of Voluntary Motor Function after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, Journal of Neuroscience, 34 (30) 9951-9962. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1996-14.2014

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11:21 PM | Why We Need to Save Wildlife to Save Ourselves
Life on earth depends on a healthy balance of species. Continue reading →
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11:20 PM | Batman's New Cowl Is The Perfect Palette For Photoshop Horrors
Some of you looked upon Batman's new cowl and saw merely the newest hat to keep Batman's secret identity (sort of ) hidden. But some of you saw something else: The perfect canvas upon which to sketch your dark visions of a descent into madness. WARNING: Nightmares ahead.Read more...
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11:15 PM | Connelly Partners acquires Mc|K Healthcare
Advertising firm adds healthcare specialist to roster
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11:15 PM | We Watched Big Hero 6's Adorable Robot Baymax Explain Puberty
The team from Disney's Marvel Comics-inspired film Big Hero 6 gathered at Comic-Con today to explain the setting of "San Fransokyo," how Japanese infomercials informed Baymax's design, and why one character runs around in a kaiju suit. Plus, we got a peek at two clips from the film.Read more...
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11:12 PM | Policy implications of Castle and colleagues on Colorado River Basin groundwater depletions
Ever since we saw early glimpses last spring of data from Stephanie Castle, Jay Famiglietti and colleagues about groundwater depletion in the Colorado River Basin, I’ve been puzzling over the policy implications. Their data, published today in GRL, is worth an “OMG IT’S WORSE THAN WE THOUGHT!” While we’ve been watching Lake Mead’s bathtub ring grow ...Continue reading ‘Policy implications of Castle and colleagues on Colorado River Basin groundwater […]
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11:08 PM | Personal Development Goals for Work: Be Happier and Healthier
Whether you're managing others or focusing on your own personal growth, it's a great idea to set personal development goals at work. This post will give you some ideas for making your employees happier and healthier. Personal Development Goals for Work: Be Happier and Healthier is a post from the positive psychology blog, Soon I Will Be Successful. The post Personal Development Goals for Work: Be Happier and Healthier appeared first on Soon I Will Be Successful.
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11:06 PM | An Asteroid Occultation
Last Sunday, 20 July 2014, a small group of amateur astronomers sat in wait around a collection of small, jury-rigged telescopes, monitoring a faint nameless star in the constellation Virgo.  At about 7:18pm, with no drama or prelude, it winked out.  Eleven seconds later, it reappeared, shining steadily and dimly as before.  And yet only a handful of people could have seen this - observers anywhere else on Earth would have seen nothing out of the ordinary.   So what happened […]
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11:03 PM | Spinach could lead to alternative energy more powerful than Popeye
Spinach gave Popeye super strength, but it also holds the […]
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11:02 PM | Kids as Young As Five Hunt Giant Bird-Eating Goliath Tarantulas in the Venezuelan Jungle (Video)
Children in the Piaroa tribe in Venezuela are taught at a young age how to fend for themselves, including how to find food while on their own in the jungle. One of the youngsters’ favorite jungle snacks comes right out of most people’s nightmares: the goliath birdeater tarantula, the world’s largest spider. These huge tarantulas can reach up […]
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11:01 PM | Managing pharma's uncertainty
Futures we can’t predict need a strategy we can’t plan
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11:00 PM | Mayfly Birth Is The Stuff of Nightmares
This week, mayflies flooded the midwest in apocalyptic numbers. This video, which shows a clutch of bebe mayflies hatching from their eggs minutes after they were laid, helps explain why.Read more...
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10:59 PM | USA Today tackles Burzynski again – His lawyer makes ludicrous assertion
Earlier this month, we posted the story of how controversial cancer doctor Stanislaw Burzynski was under fire once again from the Texas state medical board citing a long list of complaints regarding his practice in Houston using a dubious, unproven cancer treatment. Now, USA Today, who did a huge expose on Dr. B, is back… Source: Doubtful News
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10:55 PM | Curiosity update, sols 671-696: Out of the landing ellipse, into ripples and pointy rocks
For the last four weeks, the name of the game for Curiosity has been driving. But these weeks of driving have been more challenging than they used to be.
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10:50 PM | How to Choose?
Michael Schulson in Aeon (Illustration by Tim McDonagh): Over the millennia, cultures have expended a great deal of time, energy and ingenuity in order to introduce some element of chance into decision-making. Naskapi hunters in the Canadian province of Labrador...
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10:49 PM | Where does the 10% myth come from?
No one knows exactly.  A nice summary of what we do know is provided in a recent WIRED piece here. William James was thought to play a role, based on a quote from Dale Carnegie's book, How to win friends and influence people, but this may have been a misquote.  Kolb and Wishaw's classic text, Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology suggests Flourens work in the early 1800s as a likely empirical foundation for the myth.  Flourens of course is famous for his empirical attack on […]
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10:46 PM | Shorts: For the Birds
Today, a lady with a bird in her backyard upends our whole sense of what we may have to give up to keep a wild creature wild.
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10:44 PM | Who Is Mehdi Nemmouche, and Why Did He Want To Kill Jews?
Marc Weitzmann in Tablet: Last May 24, a Saturday, at 3:27 p.m., according to the accusatory file, a man appeared at the doorstep of the Jewish Museum of Belgium. Out of his bag he pulled a Magnum .357 and fired....
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10:44 PM | Who Is Mehdi Nemmouche, and Why Did He Want To Kill Jews?
Marc Weitzmann in Tablet: Last May 24, a Saturday, at 3:27 p.m., according to the accusatory file, a man appeared at the doorstep of the Jewish Museum of Belgium. Out of his bag he pulled a Magnum .357 and fired....
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10:43 PM | Benedict Cumberbatch Trolls Comic-Con With A Dr. Strange Joke
This morning at Comic-Con, the star-studded Hall H hosted a Dreamworks Animation panel, which showcased Home and The Penguins of Madagascar. We saw a ton of footage, but most importantly we've got video where Benedict Cumberbatch shares some feelings about Dr. Strange.Read more...
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10:40 PM | First Trailer For Ridley Scott's Halo Movie, Nightfall
Master Chief better watch his back — he's not the only soldier in the Halo universe kicking terrifying ancient alien ass, as this first trailer for the Ridley Scott-produced Halo: Nightfall movie shows.Read more...
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10:40 PM | Tylenol No More Effective Than Placebo in Treatment of Back Pain
A 3.5-year, double-dummy, randomized, placebo-controlled trial, conducted across 235 primary care centers in Sydney Australia has found that paracetamol (trade name: Tylenol, aka acetaminophen), one of the most widely used analgesics in the world, is no more effective in the treatment of back pain than placebo.Read more...
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10:39 PM | Here Be Giants
If you follow this blog,  you’ve probably already heard about the OMG LARGEST AQUATIC INSECT FOUND IN CHINA!!!1! that’s been making the rounds this week. If not, take your pick of news outlets covering this random and bizarre press release. As is the case whenever insects break into the mainstream news cycle, I’ve had various [...]
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10:30 PM | Coolest Comic-Con Cosplay: The First 24 Hours
It wouldn't be Comic-Con if there weren't a ton of beautiful, mind-boggling, and asskicking cosplay. Here is the first 24 hours of the con's cosplay madness. We're just getting started.Read more...
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10:15 PM | WB just released a new official picture of Ben Affleck as Batman — one where he's actually in the su
WB just released a new official picture of Ben Affleck as Batman — one where he's actually in the suit this time — from BvS: Dawn of Justice. He still seems pretty sad , but you have to admit Affleck's jaw looks like it was made to stick out of the Bat-cowl.Read more...
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10:14 PM | a statistical test for nested sampling
A new arXival on nested sampling: “A statistical test for nested sampling algorithms” by Johannes Buchner. The point of the test is to check if versions of the nested sampling algorithm that fail to guarantee increased likelihood (or nesting) at each step are not missing parts of the posterior mass. and hence producing biased evidence […]
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10:11 PM | Podcast: July News Round Up
This week on the podcast, Mike Lucibella and I are bringing you some of our favorite physics news stories from July.Some very cool technologies were announced or revealed this month. There's Vantablack, the darkest material ever invented (it absorbs all but .035% of light). It gives the impression of looking down a hole, even when it's wrapped around a 3D surface. There's also the announcement that a private company, LightSail, will test a solar sail technology in 2016. Solar sails use the […]
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