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February 28, 2015

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1:01 PM | Despite Big Advantages, Emanuel Forced To Face Chicago Runoff
Chicago will hold a runoff mayoral election in April. Incumbent Rahm Emanuel will face Cook County Commissioner Jesus "Chuy" Garcia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to columnist Carol Marin about the race.
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1:01 PM | Report Urges Britain To Take Small-Claims Cases Online
Instead of settling low-value civil cases in court, a new report from the Civil Justice Council says these disputes should be settled online. NPR's Scott Simon talks to the author, Richard Susskind.
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1:01 PM | Nimoy Is Gone, But Mr. Spock WIll Live Forever
Leonard Nimoy died Friday at the age of 83. NPR's Scott Simon remembers the man who was best known for his role as Spock.
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1:01 PM | House GOP Scurries To Avert Homeland Security Shutdown
A last-minute scramble to fund the Department of Homeland Security exposed rifts among Republicans. NPR's Scott Simon talks to correspondent Ailsa Chang about the latest battle in Congress.
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11:01 AM | lemoro:Im trying to learn my anatomy and drawing what Im...
lemoro:Im trying to learn my anatomy and drawing what Im studying tends to help me remember things better, so I made this! I made this for personal reference but figured it might be helpful to some of you trying to learn hands too? It helped me a lot so I just figured, eh. I tried to keep it short and simple without going into too much detail, so pardon if there’s some stuff I omitted. Feel free to use it if you like! Im planning on making a Part 2 soon, which will have the hand […]
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6:47 AM | Gene Editing in the Natural World
Humans are a bit lucky. We are constantly studying and discovering. Because of t...
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5:00 AM | Saunas are good for the heart
Submitting your body to a slow cook can be a smart move. Men who take saunas often run a lower risk of dying from cardiovascular diseases. The healthy factor
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2:58 AM | Rheumatoid arthritis is a cash-cow for big pharma!  
Rheumatoid arthritis is a cash-cow for big pharma!  
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1:18 AM | A Cool Thing - Objectivity #7 Brady and Keith unbox a very...
A Cool Thing - Objectivity #7 Brady and Keith unbox a very special orrery that dates back to the 1760s and depicts the Transit of Venus. By: Objectivity.
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12:35 AM | This Is Your Brain On Extreme Weather MinuteEarth provides an...
This Is Your Brain On Extreme Weather MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes! By: Minute Earth. Support on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/minuteearth
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12:20 AM | Highlights from our reddit Space Policy AMA
The space policy and advocacy team at The Planetary Society held an AMA (ask me anything) on reddit, here are some of the highlights.
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12:00 AM | Nutricosmetics Market by Ingredient (Carotenoids, Vitamins, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Others), Application (Personal Care, Health Care) & Region—Global Trends & Forecast to 2019..., Market Research Report: MarketsandMarkets
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February 27, 2015

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11:53 PM | How we think complex cells evolved Imagine you swallowed a small...
How we think complex cells evolved Imagine you swallowed a small bird and suddenly gained the ability to fly … or you ate a cobra and were able to spit poisonous venom! Well, throughout the history of life (and specifically during the evolution of complex eukaryotic cells) things like this happened all the time. Adam Jacobson explains endosymbiosis, a type of symbiosis in which one symbiotic organism lives inside another. View full lesson: […]
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11:18 PM | The Organization and Execution of a Postdoc-Run Symposium
Name: Sarah Mazzilli, PhD, Boston University Date: October 2-3 2014 Locat...
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11:10 PM | Does The Human Body Really Replace Itself Every 7 Years? The...
Does The Human Body Really Replace Itself Every 7 Years? The short answer is “no.” Tune in to learn how long it really takes, plus how nuclear weapons led scientists to the solution. Learn more at HowStuffWorks.com: http://science.howstuffworks.com/life/cellular-microscopic/does-body-really-replace-seven-years.htm By: Brain Stuff.
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11:01 PM | suzythered:jangojips:arsanatomica:I don’t usually do this, but I...
suzythered:jangojips:arsanatomica:I don’t usually do this, but I saw this on my facebook page today, and just can’t stand by and let this happen. »This is from the fb page of the new museum opening in Florida. «This is absolutely egregious. Artists, especially scientific illustrators are some of the most skilled people out there. It’s a craft that takes a lifetime of study and draftsmanship to master. Scientific Illustrators offer an invaluable service to […]
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10:52 PM | Arizona State Univeristy: More Troubles in White Students Learning About Whiteness
Yet again we have an example of the disaster that can develop when colleges attempt to teach white people about being white. Back in 2013 a professor at a Minnesota community college faced sanctions for her “actions in [targeting] select students based on their race and gender,” that occurred when she taught a class about structural racism. Now, according to this piece over at Talking Points Memo: Officials at Arizona State University probably weren't expecting the full […]
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10:28 PM | Love at First Sight - Science on the Web #94 Does love at first...
Love at First Sight - Science on the Web #94 Does love at first sight really exist? And what happens in the brain when we’re suddenly lovestruck? By: How Stuff Works.
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9:46 PM | How Long Are You Going to Live? A couple weeks ago, John had a...
How Long Are You Going to Live? A couple weeks ago, John had a great Vlogbrothers video on racism. It was fantastic, and I assume all of you already watched, but if you didn’t, you should. One of the things he mentioned is that differences in life expectancy can be evidence of potential differences in how people of different races are treated. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=61291 By: Healthcare Triage. Merchandise: […]
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9:05 PM | The Ingredients For Alien Life What conditions on other worlds...
The Ingredients For Alien Life What conditions on other worlds could support life? Biochemist Jack Szostak and cosmologist Paul Davies talk about the potential makeup of extraterrestrials in this clip from the 2014 World Science Festival program “Alien Life: Will We Know It When We See It?” By: World Science Festival.
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8:39 PM | Pluto Science, on the Surface
New Horizons' Principal Investigator Alan Stern gives an update on the mission's progress toward Pluto.
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8:27 PM | The guys at ASAPscience explain the strange science behind...
The guys at ASAPscience explain the strange science behind #thedress, that viral vexation of vestment vibrancy that yesterday took the world by storm. THe culprit behind this chromatic confusion? A phenomenon called “color constancy.”Shut it down, folks. We’re done here. Mitch and Greg have come to the rescue. This is the science we’ve been waiting for.
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8:21 PM | The Scary Truth About Plastic We dump 8 million tons of plastic...
The Scary Truth About Plastic We dump 8 million tons of plastic into the trash every year, so where does it all go? We have the awful truth about all that plastic and the Pacific Garbage Patch. By: Think Tank.
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8:05 PM | Delicate spider takes down tough prey by attacking weak spots
The Loxosceles gaucho recluse spider can take down a heavily armored harvestman by attacking its weak spots, a new study reveals.
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8:00 PM | To save the rainforest, let the locals take control
Global intervention in tropical forests to combat climate change could sideline their most effective guardians, warns Fred Pearce
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7:39 PM | Teaching Girls to See Themselves as Leaders, with Tara Sophia...
Teaching Girls to See Themselves as Leaders, with Tara Sophia Mohr In order to guide young women to achieve their full leadership potential, life coach and author Tara Sophia Mohr explains that society as a whole needs to do three things. First, we need to acknowledge that young people hold the key to changing the world for the better. Treating adolescents like they’re powerless only reinforces that harmful untruth. Second, we need to teach them to silence their unhelpful inner critic. […]
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7:07 PM | Cheaper, more durable nanocarbon catalyst for fuel cell used in cars, at data centers
Scientists have shown that an inexpensive metal-free catalyst performs as well as costly metal catalysts at speeding the oxygen reduction reaction in an acidic fuel cell.
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7:00 PM | Amazon deforestation soars after a decade of stability
Satellite images of the Amazon show that deforestation in Brazil has, at points, risen to levels 467 per cent of last year's
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6:56 PM | Anti-Anti-Vaccine & Other Pseudoscience Rap by...
Anti-Anti-Vaccine & Other Pseudoscience Rap by comaniddy: Unfortunately, the measles virus returned to the U.S. due to the anti-vaccine movement. But before that, there was another disease, there was Pseudoscience. Let’s stop bad science with Coma Niddy’s Anti-Anti-Vaccine & Other Pseudoscience Rap. Pseudoscience is dangerousEvil lies so treacherousRemove the mask it’s obviousThat Pseudoscience is bad for usAstrology’s not realBigfoot’s fakeYour blood […]
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6:45 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (February 23-27, 2015)
Another fast-paced week on the biotech Twitter stream. Catch up on all the highlights with the latest edition of the Biotech Tweets of the Week. Thanks as always to @23aloha for collecting most of these! [...]
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