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May 04, 2015

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12:22 AM | SciShow Talk Show: Mike Potts & Slick the Tiger...
SciShow Talk Show: Mike Potts & Slick the Tiger Salamander by scishow: Welcome back to SciShow Talk Show where Hank Green talks with interesting people! In this episode Hank talks with Mike Potts, an environmental engineer at Pioneer Technical Services, Inc. with special guest Jessi Knudsen Castañeda. Support at: https://www.patreon.com/scishow

May 03, 2015

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11:44 PM | Duplicating Humans With Robots Is Very Hard Alex Leonessa, NSF...
Duplicating Humans With Robots Is Very Hard Alex Leonessa, NSF program director for General & Age-Related Disabilities Engineering, describes key challenges in creating truly useful robotic systems to supplementing humans. DARwin-OP, the soccer-playing robot, illustrates some of the issues. By: Live Science Videos.
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11:06 PM | Ceres Bright Spots’ Origins Still Unknown - New Imagery...
Ceres Bright Spots’ Origins Still Unknown - New Imagery Video Orbiting into the daylight side of the dwarf planet, NASA’s Dawn probe acquired new images of the bright spots that have grabbed scientists’ attention. Dawn will settle into near circular orbit during April 2015, then begin to gradually lower altitude for higher resolution views. Full Story: http://www.space.com/29154-dwarf-planet-ceres-mystery-spots-video.html By: Video From Space.
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10:29 PM | Guns, Suicide, and Legislating the Doctor-Patient...
Guns, Suicide, and Legislating the Doctor-Patient Relationship Guns are one of those topics that really divide Americans. It’s hard to have a calm, evidence-based discussion. But one area where we really need to be able to do that is in the pediatrician’s office. Why? That’s the topic of this week’s Healthcare Triage. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=62278 By: Healthcare Triage. Get merch: […]
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9:50 PM | 5 Things You Didn’t Know About Einstein | What the...
5 Things You Didn’t Know About Einstein | What the Stuff?! You know Einstein as one of the most important figures in 20th-century physics. But chances are there’s a lot about this dude you’ve never heard. 10 Things You Didn’t Know About Einstein By: How Stuff Works.
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9:40 PM | Epic fail: universities scared of dealing with bad behaviour
If a student called me a “f*cking moron” to my face, do I have the right to fail that student in my class? Because that happened recently, just not to me. This story broke a few days ago: a Texas A&M professor decided to fail his entire class. The professor involved reported a host of issues with his students, including clear academic misconduct, but it seems that a lot of the problem arose because students were behaving badly. Calling a professor a moron is... not the way to […]
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9:13 PM | Parasympathetic Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #15 by...
Parasympathetic Nervous System: Crash Course A&P #15 by thecrashcourse: This week we are looking at your parasympathetic division, which is the “resting and digesting” unit. Unfortunately, learning about this de-stressing division also involves a whole lot of memorization. Don’t worry, though - we’ve got some mnemonic devices to help you out! Support at: http://patreon.com/crashcourse
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8:35 PM | Ichnology: Dinosaur Footprints and Other Animal Traces from the...
Ichnology: Dinosaur Footprints and Other Animal Traces from the Past Brian Switek was fortunate to get a few minutes alone to chat with Dr. Anthony J Martin at the 2014 Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany about his research in Ichnology … tracks, traces, burrows, nests, and all of the indirect evidence that animals have left. Time to put on our Ichnovision! By: Dinologue.
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7:57 PM | What is Earth Day? This is a short video detailing the origins...
What is Earth Day? This is a short video detailing the origins and history of Earth Day! By: Reading Through History.
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7:31 PM | Drug Development Journal Watch, Twitter edition (volume 2)
Well I hope everyone else enjoyed the gimmick as much as I did, because it is back. Instead of trolling the tables of contents for noteworthy scientific and medical articles to share here on the blog, I took to Twitter. Thanks to all for pointing us towards this great content!Find previous editions of the BiotechDueDiligence Journal Watch.Free Review on molecular/cytogenetic features of AML and current treatment paradigms http://t.co/zL7scMKvzb via @JAMAOnc— Garrett Rhyasen, PhD […]
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7:19 PM | Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves Paul Andersen compares and...
Mechanical and Electromagnetic Waves Paul Andersen compares and contrasts mechanical and electromagnetic waves. Both types of waves transfer energy through oscillations but mechanical waves requires a medium. Several examples of each type of wave are included. By: Bozeman Science. Support at: http://www.bozemanscience.com/donate/
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6:46 PM | Great Gut Extinction: Has modern life destroyed our health? - BBC News
wildcat2030: See on Scoop.it - The future of medicine and health Our modern lifestyle is often blamed for the explosion in conditions like asthma, diabetes and obesity - but the evidence that our predecessors didn’t suffer such ailments has been hard to come by - until now. In 2008 a military helicopter chanced upon a previously uncharted group of huts in the remote Amazonas region in southern Venezuela, home to 15,000 Yanomami people. Thought to have been completely isolated since […]
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6:41 PM | How To Avoid A Lightning Strike! - Secrets of Everything Greg...
How To Avoid A Lightning Strike! - Secrets of Everything Greg Foot demonstrates how standing under a tree can be the worst thing to do when lightning strikes! But what’s the best way to avoid being struck by lightning? By: Brit Lab.
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6:34 PM | mostlysignssomeportents: Natural History Museum, Oxford I got...
mostlysignssomeportents: Natural History Museum, Oxford I got to visit there one day… looks amazing.
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6:03 PM | Seven Surface Tension Experiments Surface tension holds the...
Seven Surface Tension Experiments Surface tension holds the surface molecules of liquids tightly together and makes for some fun experiments! By: Physics Girl. Support at: http://j.mp/SupportPhysicsGirl
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5:33 PM | lizardhiggs: realcleverscience: sixpenceee: The “Ames Room”...
lizardhiggs: realcleverscience: sixpenceee: The “Ames Room” illusion messes with our depth perception and is created by slanting the back wall of the room towards the camera and the ceiling downwards. (Source) I have a dream of building my own house on a few acres of semi-remote land and making the house half cozy - and half insane. An Ames Room should definitely be included. I’d also like a room whose walls are all doors. They can open - but only one actually leaves the […]
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5:25 PM | The Industrial Internet | Breaking Science GE is revolutionizing...
The Industrial Internet | Breaking Science GE is revolutionizing the way we work. The Industrial Internet connects Brilliant Machines to an interoperable platform that instantly transmits realtime data through strategically designed software applications. This enables the Brilliant Machines to alert humans before they break down, to communicate with other machines nearby as well as to make internal decisions: improving efficiency and preventing damage or unplanned breakdowns. The Industrial […]
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4:47 PM | Dihybrid Crosses and a Cat Called “Moo” Learn the...
Dihybrid Crosses and a Cat Called “Moo” Learn the steps to completing a dihybrid cross! This video will show how to set up everyone’s favorite 16 square Punnett square. This video uses vocabulary that was previously defined in the Amoeba Sisters Monohybrid Crosses video. Learn how to set up and solve a genetic problem involving multiple alleles using ABO blood types as an example! The Amoeba Sisters walk you through the different phenotypes/genotypes of ABO blood types and how […]
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4:10 PM | Moray eel attacks underwater cameraman Our underwater cameraman...
Moray eel attacks underwater cameraman Our underwater cameraman manages to keep his fingers intact after a disgruntled moray eel launches a surprise attack. And there are other amazing sightings in store on this dive off South Africa’s Sodwana Bay: friendly potato bass, vividly coloured paper fish, a shy mantis shrimp, a cruising turtle and a rare encounter with a school of devil rays! By: Earth Touch.
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3:32 PM | What Happens When A Meteor Strikes Earth? Most of the near earth...
What Happens When A Meteor Strikes Earth? Most of the near earth objects that approach Earth burn up in our atmosphere. What happens to the ones that don’t? Read More:Huge Tunguska Explosion Remains Mysterious 100 Years LaterNear Earth Objects & Impact Effects An analysis of the physical, chemical, optical, and historical impacts of the 1908 Tunguska meteor fallGetting a Handle on How Much Cosmic Dust Hits Earth By: DNews.
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3:30 PM | realcleverscience: Sooo.. About Audi’s “E-Diesel”Audi recently...
realcleverscience: Sooo.. About Audi’s “E-Diesel”Audi recently announced a new type of fuel they have developed which is made from water, clean energy, and CO2. The fuel is said to be more environmentally friendly, quieter (in the engine, I presume), with fewer pollutants, and a high energy efficiency. Gotta say, it sounds pretty good. One thing though that I’d really like more information about is where they’re getting the CO2 from. While some graphics boast […]
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3:00 PM | realcleverscience: Sooo.. About Audi’s “E-Diesel”Audi recently...
realcleverscience: Sooo.. About Audi’s “E-Diesel”Audi recently announced a new type of fuel they have developed which is made from water, clean energy, and CO2. The fuel is said to be more environmentally friendly, quieter (in the engine, I presume), with fewer pollutants, and a high energy efficiency. Gotta say, it sounds pretty good. One thing though that I’d really like more information about is where they’re getting the CO2 from. While some graphics boast […]
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3:00 PM | osmium:Also from C&EN, the percentage spread on some issues...
osmium:Also from C&EN, the percentage spread on some issues between scientists and the general public in the US. Fascinating.
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2:54 PM | Engineering the Ultimate Robotic Fish When Professor Maurizio...
Engineering the Ultimate Robotic Fish When Professor Maurizio Porfiri looks at fish, he sees more than just a bunch of aquatic animals - he sees an animal that could someday replace the rat as the key to better studying and understanding human and animal behaviors in laboratory research. But fish can be unpredictable, which is why Porfiri has dedicated his life’s work to building the ultimate robotic fish. By: Motherboard.
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2:16 PM | The soil sleuth Forensic scientist Lorna Dawson has pioneered...
The soil sleuth Forensic scientist Lorna Dawson has pioneered methods to convict criminals from the dirt on their shoes. Lorna takes us to a mock crime scene, where her team is testing new techniques in soil forensics. Read more about Lorna’s work: http://www.nature.com/uidfinder/10.1038/520422a By: Nature Video.
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2:00 PM | Identification Day returns May 9, 2015!Inspired by the legacy of...
Identification Day returns May 9, 2015!Inspired by the legacy of Theodore Roosevelt, the Museum celebrates the importance of natural history collections by inviting visitors to bring in their own specimens to our annual Identification Day. Bring your shells, rocks, insects, feathers, bones, and artifacts to be identified by Museum scientists and explore rarely seen objects from the Museum’s collection. Scientists will attempt to identify your discoveries and provide a certificate of […]
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1:38 PM | What really happens to the plastic you throw away We’ve all been...
What really happens to the plastic you throw away We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-really-happens-to-the-plastic-you-throw-away-emma-bryce Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Sharon Colman. By: […]
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11:45 AM | Former Baltimore Mayor: Police Charges Send Signal On Arrest Standards
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with former mayor of Baltimore, Kurt Schmoke about the strained relationship between city communities and the police, and looks back on his own efforts at urban renewal.
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11:45 AM | Amid Baltimore Protests, A 'Little Spotlight Of Joy'
In a week when attention was focused on Baltimore, NPR's Rachel Martin visited the city's New Shiloh Baptist Church. She spoke with Rev. Harold Carter Jr. and a young church member, Caleb Studivant.
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11:45 AM | In A Surprise Move, Saudi King Picks His Successors
In a powerful monarchy known for its aged leaders, Saudi Arabia's King Salman announced his heirs to the throne. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to correspondent Deborah Amos.
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