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October 25, 2014

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4:15 AM | Salvaged donor lungs can save lives
Donor lungs once thought unsuitable for transplant can be salvaged for use by a new method after special treatment in a purpose-built heart and lung machine
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12:11 AM | Deep Sleep To Mars — Mind Blow №88 Wake up from your deep...
Deep Sleep To Mars — Mind Blow №88 Wake up from your deep sleep and watch a brand new MIND BLOW! By: Vsauce2. T-Shirts: http://www.districtlines.com/vsauce

October 24, 2014

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11:22 PM | Is Feeding Ice to Dogs Really Dangerous? Has anyone ever...
Is Feeding Ice to Dogs Really Dangerous? Has anyone ever slapped the ice from your hand when you tried to give it to a dog and then grabbed you by your lapels and shaken you and said how dangerous it is for dogs to eat ice? That person was WRONG. By: Stuff You Should Know.
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10:32 PM | Feminism In Horror Films! by lacigreen: In this...
Feminism In Horror Films! by lacigreen: In this Halloween-themed edition of Sex Plus, Laci takes a look at popular horror films of the past as a unique perspective on what humans are afraid. She goes on to offer commentary on 3 of her favorite old-school horror films which she believes have feminist themes: The Shining, Carrie, and Rosemary’s Baby. She ends by noting the continued lack of diversity and female presence in the film industry as a whole, and pondering what’s behind our […]
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9:43 PM | Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote The...
Politics in the Animal Kingdom: Single Transferable Vote The 2014 Midterm Elections are coming up in the United States so it’s time for another installment of ‘Politics of the Animal Kingdom’. Make sure to start at part one if you haven’t seen them all: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo&list=PL7679C7ACE93A5638 By: CGP Grey.
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8:54 PM | 5 Food Myths About Cancer From sugar to red meat, there’s...
5 Food Myths About Cancer From sugar to red meat, there’s misinformation galore about what does (or doesn’t) cause cancer. By: How Stuff Works.
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8:25 PM | A collage of food Today is Food Day where events all over the US...
A collage of food Today is Food Day where events all over the US will talk about food justice, eating healthy and improving food policy. We’ve been enjoying the submissions to our UC Produce Collage Contest. Each collage is made using fruits and veggies that UC had a role in bringing to your table. Check it out and send one our way before November 20th! 
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8:05 PM | Top 5 Misconceptions about Lucid Dreams There are many...
Top 5 Misconceptions about Lucid Dreams There are many misconceptions about Lucid Dreams. This video only looks into the top 5 which includes “It’s only Lucid if you can control it” and “Lucid Dreaming is New Age”. This video also looking into Paranormal Dreams and even the brain frequencies within the brain while you sleep. Enjoy By: Es Einsteinium.
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7:16 PM | 29 Dumb Facts About Dessert This week, John discusses some...
29 Dumb Facts About Dessert This week, John discusses some pretty dumb facts about dessert. By: Mental Floss. Support: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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6:27 PM | World’s Most Asked Questions: How Many Calories Should I...
World’s Most Asked Questions: How Many Calories Should I Have in a Day? by scishow: People ask Google everything under the sun. One of the most commonly searched questions in the world is “How Many Calories Should I have in a day?” Allow us at SciShow to explain. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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5:38 PM | Wiping Out Disease With Genetics - World Changing Ideas In...
Wiping Out Disease With Genetics - World Changing Ideas In partnership with BBC Future, Headsqueeze is very happy to be bringing you the most interesting topics from the World Changing Ideas summit. Here leading geneticist George Church talks us through the possibility of preventing disease through genetics. Learn more about the World Changing Ideas summit here: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140917-ideas-that-will-change-the-world By: Head Squeeze.
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5:19 PM | Biotech Tweets of the Week (October 20-24)
You know the drill by now - enjoy the latest batch of biotech-themed tweets that captured the week that was, courtesy of @23aloha. Featured tickers: $ABBV $ACAD $ACHN $ADHD $AGIO $BLUE $CELG $CERS $EXAS $GILD $KITE $NLNK $NPSP $RGLS $SHPG $TGTX $VRTX This is one of those days where it's worthwhile to look at your red stocks and seriously think about if there is something wrong with them.— Brad Loncar (@bradloncar) October 20, 2014 $ABBV and $SHPG kaput. $1.64B breakup fee. […]
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4:49 PM | What Makes Food Taste Sweet? Ever wonder why your favorite...
What Makes Food Taste Sweet? Ever wonder why your favorite sweets taste, well, sweet? Whether they’re made with sugar or artificial sweeteners, it all comes down to chemistry, and a very special shape known as the “sweetness triangle”. Let Darcy Gentleman, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry and snappy dressing take you through the science of sweetness. Special thanks to Professor Matt Hartings of American University for his help with this episode. By: ACS Reactions.
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4:42 PM | A better strawberry There is a 50/50 chance that the variety of...
A better strawberry There is a 50/50 chance that the variety of strawberry at your local market was originally developed at UC. In fact the university has released more than fifty varieties since the 1930s.  UC’s research has also influenced other types of produce that we eat every day. You can read more about it here.
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3:08 PM | A Verona, un arcobaleno al chiaro di luna
Un arcobaleno si staglia nel cielo di Verona sotto una luminosa luna piena. Effetto Photoshop? No, l’immagine è autentica, merito del sapiente scatto della fotografa Alessandra Piasecka che ha avuto la fortuna di imbattersi nel raro fenomeno di un moonbow e la capacità di fissarne i colori altrimenti poco visibili all’occhio umano. “Il cielo particolarmente buio, la luna piena, la presenza di umidità portata dalle nubi, il lungo tempo di esposizione dello […]
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3:04 PM | Si torna all'ora solare
Probabilmente, più che l’equinozio d’autunno, è questo il vero spartiacque tra estate e inverno. È arrivato il momento di tornare all’ora solare, riportando indietro di un’ora le lancette degli orologi: come di consueto, l’appuntamento è fissato per le 3 del mattino della notte tra sabato 25 e domenica 26 ottobre, così come stabilito dalla direttiva 2000/84/Ce del Parlamento Europeo e del consiglio del 19 gennaio 2001. Buona […]
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2:07 PM | Clima, l'accordo europeo per tagliare le emissioni
Ridurre del 40% delle emissioni di CO2 rispetto al 1990, aumentare fino al 27% l'utilizzo di fonti rinnovabili nel totale del mix energetico, e portare l'efficienza energetica almeno al 27% entro il 2030. Sono questi, in estrema sintesi, i punti dell'accordo su clima ed energia raggiunto a Bruxelles dai leader dei 28 paesi membri dell'Ue. Perhé l'accordo dell'Ue sia così importante lo spiega in questo video Matteo Di Castelnuovo, direttore del Master in Green […]
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1:55 PM | 2014 SkS Weekly News Roundup #43A
Amazon deforestation picking up pace, satellite data reveals An in-depth look at the oceans, climate change and the hiatus Citing rising seas, Florida officials vote to cut state in half Climate records are breaking so often now, we’ve stopped paying attention How Do You Wake People Up to Climate Change? New study maps countries most at risk from El Niño flooding There’s a surprisingly strong link between climate change and violence Threat of air pollution to worsen […]
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1:46 PM | Adopt-a-Book
Old books need help. Left to their own devices, they fall apart, get moldy, and decompose.  CHF recently launched an Adopt-a-Book program which asks donors to “adopt” one of the Othmer Library’s many books in need of preservation, essentially paying for their medical care. One side benefit of this program is that images of these beautiful tomes are now available online. Anyone can look at the covers and at some of the pages of these old texts, including some alchemical […]
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1:25 PM | Simonetta Di Pippo al Collegio nuovo di Pavia
READY FOR BOARD, NELLO SPAZIO Incontro con Simonetta di Pippo, Direttore – Ufficio per gli Affari dello Spazio Extra-Atmosferico delle Nazioni Unite (UNOOSA), Vienna, Presidente e Co-Fondatrice Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA‐E) Condotto da Giovanni Bignami, Presidente del Comitato Mondiale perla Ricerca Spaziale e dell’Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Accademico dei Lincei – Docente IUSS, Pavia «Facendo un bilancio, direi che mi sono […]
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1:00 PM | Your life on earth
Your life on earth: How you and the world have changed since you were born Put your life into...
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12:41 PM | Can we make room temperature superconductors?
What do high speed levitating trains, MRI machines and particle accelerators have in common? They all use superconductors. Superconductors are materials that can carry electrical current for long distances without losing energy, and can even produce their own magnetic fields.Why are superconductors important?These materials have a vast and diverse range of uses, mainly because they allow for the production of extremely efficient wires. The relationship between electric current in wires and […]
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11:21 AM | Three-dimensional metamaterials with a natural bent
In a significant breakthrough, scientists have succeeded in creating a large metamateria that is essentially isotropic, using a type of metamaterial element called a split-ring resonator.
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11:14 AM | Liquid helium offers a fascinating new way to make charged molecules
Scientists developed a completely new way of forming charged molecules which offers tremendous potential for new areas of chemical research.
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11:02 AM | Cooking up nanocarbon: sawdust and iron in the melting pot
Chemists have found a new way to make nanostructured carbon using the waste product sawdust.
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10:48 AM | EU boost for GSK's Ebola vaccine research
And EMA says it' poised to assess possible vaccines or treatments
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10:43 AM | Il super-microscopio da Nobel
Lui è Eric Betzig, neolaureato Nobel per la Chimica. Ma, dopo il successo della microscopia a fluoresencenza, è tutt’altro che sazio: la sua ultima creazione si chiama lattice light sheet microscope (traducibile più o meno come microscopio a fogli di luce reticolari) ed è un potentissimo strumento di imaging che promette grandi passi avanti nel campo della microscopia ottica. La nuova tecnologia, descritta […]
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10:30 AM | Ebola vaccines racing forward faster than predicted, but high hurdles remain
At a high-level meeting at WHO, vaccine manufacturers said they might be able to produce more vaccine earlier than they thought
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10:17 AM | What is Osteoporosis?
My Dear Sexy Readers,Today we are addressing a request from a fellow blogger who posted about her newly diagnosed osteoporosis. Coincidentally, I have been working on this at work so I have all the scientific literature at hand AND on the 20th October is WORLD OSTEOPOROSIS DAYOsteoporosis, the basics: Osteoporosis is a common, skeletal disorder characterized by a lower bone mass and a deterioration of bone tissue. As a consequence, you are more susceptible to have an increase in bone fragility […]
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9:31 AM | Celgene signs $1bn immunotherapy collaboration with Sutro
Includes exclusive option to acquire the San Francisco-based biotech
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