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April 24, 2014

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4:42 PM | http://planet3.org/2014/04/24/9905/
…we should refrain from asserting that the planet has warmed (or cooled) in any given period without IMMEDIATELY pointing out that such theories are based upon data that critics have called into question. It is not our place as journalists to assert such notions as facts, especially as this debate intensifies.Fox News managing editor Bill Sammon, via MediaMatters
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4:41 PM | Stung by a box jelly? Oil and lemon may help.
There are many anecdotal remedies for jellyfish stings, from urine to meat tenderizer, but this one may be the tastiest. A case report published in the journal Tropical Doctor tells the story of a 55-year-old scuba diver off São Tomé and Príncipe, a small island nation off west Africa, who was stung on his hand by […]
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4:41 PM | Stung by a box jelly? Oil and lemon may help.
There are many anecdotal remedies for jellyfish stings, from urine to meat tenderizer, but this one may be the tastiest. A case report published in the journal Tropical Doctor tells the story of a 55-year-old scuba diver off São Tomé and Príncipe, a small island nation off west Africa, who was stung on his hand by […]
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4:41 PM | Creating Better Passwords By Making Up Stories
A few pictures and stories can help generate more than 100 secure passwords. Originally published:  Apr 24 2014 - 11:30am By:  Karin Heineman, ISTV Executive Producer Science category:  Brain Computer Science News section:  Inside Science TV […]
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4:40 PM | Consent and Neurodivergence
Categories: FeminismTrigger warning: discussion of rape and sexual assault Cross posted from We Got So Far To Go Consent is at the heart of sexual ethics for many feminists and other progressive individuals. There’s talk of enthusiastic consent, and impaired consent, and power dynamics, and all sorts of things that might impair someone’s ability to consent. Those who promote consent can come down pretty hard on someone who has violated another’s consent (with good […]
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4:40 PM | How Cold Was Winter? Starving Rats Ate Trees
Some effects of the long-lasting, sub-freezing temperatures are only now becoming apparent. One surprise was the discovery that starving rats in New York City had attacked the trees in urban parks for sustenance.
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4:36 PM | Tamping Down On Water Use In Drought Stricken California
By Meg Wilcox, Senior Manger, Communications, Ceres The Dawn Creek subdivision in Lancaster, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, looks like any other neighborhood scattered across California’s Antelope Valley. Its neatly arrayed modern homes blend into the arid landscape, sporting hues the colors of the desert—burnt umber, sienna and ecru. But Dawn Creek contains a…
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4:36 PM | Tamping Down On Water Use In Drought Stricken California
By Meg Wilcox, Senior Manger, Communications, Ceres The Dawn Creek subdivision in Lancaster, 60 miles north of Los Angeles, looks like any other neighborhood scattered across California’s Antelope Valley. Its neatly arrayed modern homes blend into the arid landscape, sporting hues the colors of the desert—burnt umber, sienna and ecru. But Dawn Creek contains a…
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4:34 PM | Take notes by hand for better long-term comprehension
Dust off those Bic ballpoints and college-ruled notebooks — research […]
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4:32 PM | Happy World Immunization Week!
This week the international public health spotlight is on you.* World Immunization Week called and they want you to make sure everyone in your home is up to date on immunizations. Their slogan could use some bling but at least its short:Immunize for a healthy future. Know. Check. Protect.If you have done so, you can either sit back and try to get to Candy Crush Level 453 or you can do something about the 2 to 3 million people out there without access to disease-preventable vaccines, a […]
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4:31 PM | Negli USA internet a doppia velocità ma solo per chi se lo può permettere
Arriva dalla Federal Communications Commissione (FCC) una  proposta  che potrebbe permettere  alle grandi aziende come Google, disney, o Netflix di avere una connessione internet superveloce, ovviamente con notevoli aumenti di prezzo. Da subito i cittadini si erano opposti a tale…Read more →
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4:30 PM | Can A Brain Injury Make You A Genius? Have you ever heard the...
Can A Brain Injury Make You A Genius? Have you ever heard the phrase, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger?” Well for some people who suffered brain trauma, this cliche phrase actually held true! Annie joins DNews today to discuss some interesting cases of people who experienced severe injuries that led them to develop weird, new abilities. via DNews Channel.
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4:21 PM | Why Habitable Exoplanets Are Bad News for Humanity’s Future
This article was originally published on The Conversation. Last week, scientists announced the discovery of Kepler-186f, a planet 492 light years away in the Cygnus constellation. Kepler-186f is special because it marks the first planet almost exactly the same size as Earth orbiting in the “habitable zone” – the distance from a star in which […]The post Why Habitable Exoplanets Are Bad News for Humanity’s Future appeared first on The Crux.
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4:17 PM | Is This A Jackson Pollack Painting, or Insect Flight? I mean,...
Is This A Jackson Pollack Painting, or Insect Flight? I mean, you can probably guess which it is, since I’m putting it here on my Tumblr, and I don’t usually post Pollack paintings, but still. Go read the story behind this awesome rainbow spaghetti at io9.
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4:13 PM | Among citizen scientists in southern Israel
MITZPE RAMON, ISRAEL–Today Yoav Avni and I drove south to meet an enthusiastic group of naturalists in Arava of the Jordan Rift Valley. The group is led by Dr. Hanan Ginat and consisted of a micropaleontologist and three amateur collectors who have all added considerably to scientific knowledge. We did fieldwork together in the magnificent […]
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4:12 PM | Crunch Time
Well, five years and a lot of blood, sweat, and tears later, my dissertation is ready to be defended. I sent it out to the committee, we booked the room, scheduled the transcription service (aka real-time closed captioning), I checked … Continue reading →
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4:09 PM | Material That Prevents Plastic From Aging to Benefit Energy Industry
A new material that prevents plastic from aging has been developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Australia (CSIRO)—offering significant environmental and cost savings for the energy industry. Read more »

Lau, C., Nguyen, P., Hill, M., Thornton, A., Konstas, K., Doherty, C., Mulder, R., Bourgeois, L., Liu, A., Sprouster, D. & Sullivan, J. (2014). Ending Aging in Super Glassy Polymer Membranes, Angewandte Chemie, DOI:

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4:05 PM | “the groundwater problem”
Water is energy, and in arid lands it rearranges humans and human ways  and human appetites around its flow. Groundwater is a nonrenewable source of such energy. These facts are the core of the impact when groundwater is developed in such places. Humans build their societies around consumption of fossil water long buried in the ...Continue reading ‘“the groundwater problem”’ » Related posts:Was it Drought? Stuff I Wrote Elsewhere: Ecologists and Peak […]
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4:03 PM | Scientists Use Satellite Images to Track Uncontacted Amazonian Tribes
U.S. researchers from the University of Missouri and the University of New Mexico have used satellite images to track the movements and demographic health of an uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian state of Acre near the Peruvian border. Remote surveillance is the only method to safely track uncontacted indigenous societies and may offer information that [...]
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4:00 PM | The Most Versatile Impressionist In the Forest
Ernesto Gianoli wasn’t the first person to work out his frustrations with a walk in the woods, but …
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4:00 PM | Throwback Thursday: Buy Shamwows! Now!
Categories: Meta Stuff SkepticismOriginally posted January 19, 2009 I’d like to talk to you about a man whom I’ve dubbed “Headset Vince”. He’s the guy from the ShamWow commercials. He wears a headset for reasons no one other than Vince can understand… maybe he’s expecting a phone call? From his agent offering him a better gig? Maybe his mom is calling to tell him that Stella from Bingo saw him on the teevee? I don’t know. What I do know is that […]
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4:00 PM | How Can Something Be A Plant And An Animal? It’s very easy...
How Can Something Be A Plant And An Animal? It’s very easy to tell the difference from plants and animals…right? It was announced last week that sea anemones are actually half animal, and half plant! Trace explains how something can be both plant and animal, and lists out a few other similar cases. via DNews Channel.
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4:00 PM | A Different Type of Diamond Ring.
Usually when I am talking about a diamond ring, it is in reference to a solar eclipse. Image Credit. Alson Wong The spectacular effect happens twice during the event, and eclipse chasers look for it.  To take pictures like the one above, you need to be very experience. However, the ESO has found a new … Continue reading →
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4:00 PM | Quantum Gravity Coming Soon… Maybe.
Don’t like quantum mechanics? Don’t worry Einstein didn’t either. In fact, not only did Einstein not like quantum mechanics, neither did his general theory of relativity. Which was okay… sort […]

Lee S.S. (2014). MAPPING THE ROAD TO QUANTUM GRAVITY, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Other: Link

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4:00 PM | Dafür gibt’s ‘ne App – Smartphones als wissenschaftliche Geräte
Ich bin zwiegespalten hinsichtlich der Frage, ob ich Smartphones und deren Allgegenwärtigkeit als Gewinn oder Plage ansehen soll. Ich besitze selbst eins und habe oft schon von Möglichkeiten wie schnellen mobilen Internetrecherchen, dem instantanen Versenden von vor Ort aufgenommenen Photos und den verschiedenen Kommunikationswegen, die so ein Gerät eröffnet, profitiert. Andererseits verabscheue ich „Phubbing“, das…
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4:00 PM | Tiny Flying Reptile Ancestor to Giant Pterodactyls Found
Many pterodactyls, such as the ones depicted in Jurassic Park, were huge, but the dino-era airborne beasts evolved from a tiny flying reptile. Continue reading →
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4:00 PM | Hi-Res GPS Gives Location Down to the Centimeter
A $1.2 billion system of satellites and ground stations would give unprecedented accuracy.
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3:48 PM | BitSat Verification: Bitcoin's Giant Leap into Orbit
Bitcoin, the electronic peer-to-peer currency that sidesteps more traditional methods of payment, is about to be launched into space. Continue reading →
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3:46 PM | How Dinosaur Teeth Traveled
Last summer, while spending a day with paleontologist Joe Peterson and his crew at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry, …
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3:45 PM | The Best Ways to Navigate Conflict
“Wherever you have two people with different needs and expectations — and, so, basically, wherever you have two people — you have the potential for conflict,” according to Meredith Richardson, Esq., a mediator, conflict coach and trainer who creates retreats that help partners be their best selves. She believes conflict gets a bad rap in […]
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