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April 01, 2015

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11:05 AM | Student for a day (Part 2): the lecture hall
This is the second of a three-part series on going back to the classroom: check out the first part here. So far I was enjoying shadowing students for a day: I was excited after my exposure to the research project course, and was fuelled up on coffee as I checked the schedule, wolfed down my […]
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10:07 AM | Merck adds another immuno-oncology tie-up
Firm to test Keytruda with Syndax’s entinostat in melanoma and NSCLC
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9:30 AM | Barefoot Running May Be Harder for Those Over 30
Experienced older runners who switch to barefoot running may not adjust as naturally to the process as younger runners do, a new study suggests, which could increase their risk of running injuries.
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9:26 AM | Amgen gets quick US review for Kyprolis
To be considered as a second-line therapy for multiple myeloma
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9:12 AM | UCB and MRC join forces on novel antibody discovery platform
Will provide UK scientists with access to up-to-date technologies
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9:06 AM | Bowel Cancer UK launches research initiative
Announcement for its R&D commitment comes during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month
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9:01 AM | The Opposite Of The Dean's List
The Education Department says it's keeping a close eye on 556 colleges and universities that do a poor job of complying with federal regulations and handling federal financial aid.
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8:59 AM | PRC Clinical makes key management appointments
And launches operation in the East Coast of the US
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8:06 AM | Economen in het museum
De afgelopen maand liep ik verkleed als suppoost door het Stedelijk Museum. Als onderdeel van een kunstwerk was het mijn taak om bezoekers te vragen naar hun mening over de markteconomie. Mijn interacties bevestigden dat het publiek heel anders naar de economie kijkt dan mijn collega-economen. Tino Seghal is een Duitse kunstenaar die “geconstrueerde situaties” ontwerpt, waarbij de bezoeker op... Lees meer op www.sciencepalooza.nl
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8:03 AM | Food safety used as union trump card, to no effect, and public discussion of food safety hits new low in Canada
It’s a recurring story, one that Jim Romahn has reported on for decades: the good meat gets exported, the inferior stuff stays at home. It’s the same with Australian seafood, unless you know where to buy. According to Canadian union … Continue reading →
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8:00 AM | Reader offer: Save 20% on Lubera's exciting plants
Lubera’s new ‘Sunset’ edible dahlia variety The paperback version of Jade Pearls and Alien Eyeballs will be out later this month. It’s a jaunt into the world of unusual edible plants, and the people who grow them, touching on topics such as forgotten vegetables, perennial pleasures, unusual herbs and Andean crops. Heritage/ heirloom varieties are discussed in the book, but so too are the new varieties that result from ongoing breeding efforts, so it seems like a good […]
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7:55 AM | Engineer-Turned Cabbie Helps New Refugees Find Their Way
Omar Shekhey left engineering to found a nonprofit that helps refugees navigate their new lives near Atlanta. He also drives a cab — and often gives the money to families to help them settle in.
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7:53 AM | Tobacco Firm Asks FDA To Lift Warning Label On This Product
The product is called Snus — a tiny bag of tobacco that users slip between the lip and gum. Its Swedish maker claims the product is safer than cigarettes, cigars, dip and chewing tobacco.
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7:37 AM | Sample-based data model extended to veterinary drug residues
 As two Australian Football League players (the ice hockey of footie) claim their positive tests for clenbuterol came from steak consumed in New Zealand (that’s just scientifically BS, as cyclist Alberto Contador proved in 2010 ), the European Food Safety … Continue reading →
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7:32 AM | Closing Arguments To Begin Monday In Boston Marathon Bombing Trial
The defense rested its case Tuesday in the trial of admitted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Because of holidays and judicial housekeeping duties, the trial won't resume until next week.
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7:30 AM | Public Engagement Events Listing – April 2015
Forget about DIY over the bank holiday weekend and get yourself out to one of our public engagement events around the country. We’ve got exhibitions, installations, dance, film and more to give you an excuse to put down the paintbrush and get out of the house. Looking for something to keep the kids entertained during […]
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7:16 AM | Casual Sex May Be Improving America’s Marriages
Helen Fisher in Nautilus (scene from Before Sunrise): One-night stands; hooking-up; friends with benefits; living together; pre-nups; civil unions. These all spell caution. But they also spell logic—because our brain is soft-wired to attach slowly to a partner. The basic...
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7:08 AM | Scotland’s new food standards regulator must be a strong independent consumer champion
I vote for Lynn (right, exactly as shown) who’s either really happy to see me or holding a fish. The UK consumerist outfit, Which? has called on the new food standards organisation for Scotland to “operate transparently as a strong, … Continue reading →
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7:00 AM | Which Chronotype Best Describes You?
In addition to larks and owls, there are two other different kinds of sleepers. Some people feel wide awake, alert, and productive both first thing in the morning and very late at night, after suffering through a slump in the middle. There's also a type that feel lethargic and tired all day long. And, in addition to the obvious difference like larks being more productive in the morning than owls, there are other differences, too, like larks tending to be more honest in the morning, while owls […]
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7:00 AM | Scientific Research Helps Create First Ice Casino Blueprints
A recent study undertaken by the Institute of Polar Science has backed plans by Gala Casino to create the first ever Ice Casino.Led by Professor Ross Bight, a renowned figure in the fields of both human and animal behaviour in the Arctic, the research has found that players become more composed and focussed whilst being subjected to a colder temperature.  read more
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6:35 AM | Gary Dahl, Creator Of The Pet Rock, Dies At 78
In 1975, Gary Dahl was an advertising executive when he came up with the Pet Rock idea. The stones came in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding."
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6:34 AM | La Luna di sangue dell’eclissi del 4 aprile
Attesa per il week end l’eclissi totale di Luna. Durante l’evento la luce del Sole verrà filtrata dall’atmosfera terrestre, donando all’eclissi un suggestivo color rosso
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6:28 AM | Pene d’amore: siamo programmati per dimenticarle
La fine di una relazione attiva nel cervello le stesse zone coinvolte dall’astinenza dalle droghe. Ma anche quelle che innescano la voglia di andare avanti
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6:22 AM | Coroner: Death Of Getty Oil Heir Most Likely Natural Causes, Accident
Andrew Getty's death appeared to be from natural causes, a Los Angeles County coroner's assistant said Tuesday, but it has been initially called an accident because of medication found at the scene.
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6:14 AM | 2015 Experimental Biology – Day 3
Monday was a great day for comparative physiology at EB! I saw several highly notable posters and seminars that I would like to share with you: Catherine Ivy, graduate student at McMaster University compared deer mice that were raised at high altitudes versus those raised at lower altitudes and found that the ancestry of the…
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6:00 AM | Photo 430 : La serpillière du BOB
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6:00 AM | I'll never fall in love again – citation needed | Richard P Grant
Inadequately referenced, badly designed and poorly executed studies are perverting the course of scienceScience is built upon what has gone before. Scientists publish their findings to make them known. Increasingly, how they do this is changing – some claim that the days of the traditional scientific journal, of traditional peer review, are numbered. Even if this turns out to be true at some point in the future, it is highly unlikely that Newton’s famous claim of only being able to […]
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6:00 AM | Microfossil of the Month: Jigsaw phytoliths
This month's microfossil is a 'jigsaw' phytolith, or rather phytoliths, as it is actually a tissue fragment consisting of multiple conjoined silicified cells. These jigsaw types are associated with the epidermis of woody dicotyledonous plants, though they are also found in herbaceous plants. The two images show the same phytolith in two different focal planes. The uppermost image being the upper epidermis, and the lowermost image showing the underlying layer of 'regular' shaped cells, or the […]
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5:00 AM | Bell Labs Could Send Sign Language Over The Phone - In 1979
Back in the good ‘ole days before the internet and Yo and Meerkat and Snapchat, we had one way to talk to people in faraway lands: the telephone. But a microphone and speaker aren’t much use if you’re hearing impaired. Read more...
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4:09 AM | BP's Extreme Climate Forecast: Storm-proofing For Shareholders Or Corporate Handcuffs?
BP’s annual Energy Outlook report, released in February, details the results from modelling of what it sees as the “most likely” energy scenario out to 2035. In this scenario global fossil use increases by 33%, consistent with a scenario the International Energy Agency (IEA) uses to describe the trajectory towards global warming of 6C – far beyond the accepted “safe” limit of 2C. read more
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