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August 28, 2014

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5:22 PM | El mapa de Vinlandia (II)
Análisis, contranálisis y otras controversias Antes de exponer el trabajo desarrollado por el laboratorio de McCrone, es conveniente que nos detengamos un momento en los resultados de los análisis realizados por los especialistas del Museo Británico en 1967. Arthur David Baynes-Cope, químico … Continue reading →
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5:07 PM | Genomic cold fusion? Part I. Rational and irrational aspects of mapping
I’m sitting here on a smooth, quiet train from Zurich to Innsbruck, a few days after the mini-course that we taught in Helsinki. In this post I want to make a few reflections on things said by people reacting to Facebook or Twitter messages about the course, comments that were too short to do justice to what we actually said.In particular, the issues have to do with the nature of genome mapping strategies and what they are or mean.  There seems to be a good bit of confusion in this […]
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4:57 PM | DNews: Can You Die From a Lack of Sleep?
It's commonly thought that not sleeping for super-long times is a good way to get yourself dead. Trace tells us where that line is, and how long record-setting humans have stayed up in the past.
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4:13 PM | Explainer: Why We Haven't Eradicated a Disease in 37 Years
Since mankind thoroughly eradicated polio, there hasn't been a single human-infecting disease that's been fully removed from the global population. Tara explains how this can be, when we've otherwise advanced so much with our medical treatments.
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12:45 PM | Write Club 2014
September is fast approaching, and whilst I haven’t got a date for moving yet, there are big changes on the horizon. I’m getting a new home, and a garden, and the website is getting a revamp – more on that later, but I’m hoping that will be in October. The new design is clean, clear and very modern, and works very well on mobile devices. It will also be a lot simpler to navigate, for me as well as for you! Whilst I’m otherwise engaged working my way through […]
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9:25 AM | DNews: The Appendix: Not Totally Useless After All
Thanks to new research, the appendix can finally show itself in public again. Tara explains why this formerly pointless organ may not be required equipment but still serves a useful function.
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7:23 AM | Choose a blog post and vote!
Choose your favorite blog post among the nominees at 3 Quarks Daily, and vote here!  (There are 3 MT nominees -- just sayin'!)
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7:14 AM | Your Body Is Many Different Ages
How old are you? Whatever you answered, you'll be glad to know that you're not 100 percent correct. Researchers have now developed an algorithm that examines the amount of patterning and chemical buildup in DNA, allowing them to get a look at just how old the different tissues in our bodies actually are. For example, if you're female, your breast tissue is about three years older than the rest of you. The post Your Body Is Many Different Ages appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.

August 27, 2014

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9:55 PM | Could Climate Change Cause Deadly Epidemics?
Scientists warn that a potentially deadly disease may spread from the tropics to temperate areas of Europe as the result of climate change. Continue reading →
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7:00 PM | Does Junk Food Make You Crave Junk Food?
Rats who eat junk food not only get fat, but also lose their appetite for novel foods, new research shows. Continue reading →
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5:05 PM | DNews: Are Real Autopsies Like the Ones on TV?
With multiple autopsies ordered in the Michael Brown case, the examination has been in the news of late. Tara takes a look at what really goes on during an autopsy.
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12:55 PM | Short Men Divorce Less
New research shows that while tall men get married younger, short men stay married longer. Continue reading →
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7:00 AM | The Bizarre Case Of The Texas Cheerleader Murder Mom
Everybody has heard the saying, "Don't mess with Texas." But you shouldn't mess with Texas moms either, especially if they're crazy. Take Wanda Holloway, for example. When her daughter didn't make the local cheer squad, she devised a murderous plot to make sure her kid would become a star. The post The Bizarre Case Of The Texas Cheerleader Murder Mom appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.
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12:38 AM | El mapa de Vinlandia (I)
Creo que todos conocemos la historia que voy a resumir: dos horas después de la medianoche del 12 de octubre de 1492, Rodrigo de Triana gritó desde La Pinta «¡Tierra a la vista!», poniendo fin de esta manera a una larga travesía … Continue reading →

August 26, 2014

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8:50 PM | Hangovers Are About Half Genetic
Some people get hangovers after a night of drinking, while others don't, and the reason may be in their genes, a new study of twins suggests.
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1:30 PM | Sleep Disorder Makes People Appear 'Totally Drunk'
Sleep drunkenness, more properly called confusional arousal, involves confusion or inappropriate behavior during or after waking from sleep, often with no memory of the experience.
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9:10 AM | DNews: UV Bombardment: The Sun Is Slowly Killing Us
You can run, but you can't hide: We're all getting hit with ultraviolet rays each time we go outdoors -- whether in clouds or sunshine. Trace explains what these killer rays do to our skin.
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7:28 AM | How Agriculture Nearly Destroyed Human Civilization
It's long been thought that when mankind switched from a nomadic lifestyle to the stability of agriculture, we also experienced something of a blossoming society. Contrary to that belief, though, researchers have found that after an initial upswing in population numbers and community size, the farming lifestyle then brought with it a massive death toll, similar to the numbers of dead seen in some of Europe's great plagues. Now, it's thought that man's inability to farm sustainably originally […]

August 25, 2014

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6:55 PM | Was There An Alien Thigh Bone Found on Mars?
No. Definitely no. It’s just a combination of sand and wind that has caused a rock to have a similarity to a femur. But its not a femur. Its a […]
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5:45 PM | DNews: How to Survive a Day Without Sleep
We've all been there: No sleep and still a full work day to survive, hopefully with some sense you're functioning above zombie level. Sourcefed's Reina Scully drops by with some tips for the sleepless.
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4:31 PM | How You Play With Dolls Predicts Your Parenting
Researchers analyzed couples in the third trimester of pregnancy while they played with dolls and found links with real-life parenting. Continue reading →
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3:30 PM | Decades-Old Fetus Caused Woman's Side Pain
Doctors have removed the skeletal remains of an unborn child from its mother 36 years after the baby's conception.
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1:00 PM | Who needs an osteologist? (Installment 16)
It's the first day of classes here at UWF, which means a fresh crop of undergraduates in my Human Osteology class.  And with perfect timing, here's the case of the 38-year-old ectopic pregnancy that has been making the rounds on the various social media I frequent.  It's a pretty interesting case, and the MRI seems to show a fetal skeleton (inasmuch as I have no professional training in reading an MRI).  The Daily Mail carried a photo, though, of the doctors' attempt at […]
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11:22 AM | Symposium: Antropoloog zoekt maatschappelijke partner
Closer Blog: Symposium antropoloog zoekt partner 3 september 2014 in het Amsterdam Museum. Read more: Symposium: Antropoloog zoekt maatschappelijke partner
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9:21 AM | DNews: How Does Loud Music Damage Our Hearing?
The cat's pretty much out of the bag, in this day and age, that prolonged exposure to loud sounds can wreak havoc with our ability to hear, but what's going on in our heads to make it happen? New research thinks it's nailed down the problem.
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7:00 AM | Yellowstone National Park Is Not Bringing The Apocalypse
Many mainstream publications recently posited that Yellowstone National Park, which is effectively situated on top of a supervolcano, might soon erupt in a manner which would destroy America and civilization as we know it. The story was widely covered (because fear is easy to sell), but the real story hasn't received the same coverage. Analysis of the seismic activity around the area indicates that there will not be any supervolcanic eruptions for hundreds of millennia. The post Yellowstone […]

August 24, 2014

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6:44 PM | Day Trip to the City of Bath
Today I went on a day trip to the city of Bath with my Mum and sister. I’ve been to Bath quite a few times as I am lucky enough to live not too far away. The first thing that we did was to visit the Roman Baths. It is a well preserved site of […]
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7:55 AM | An edible archway
An archway into a pergola at the Cotswold Wildlife Park Ryan and I went to the Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens last weekend, which is a nice day out if you’re in the area. (If you book online you save a little bit of money, and some time at the ticket kiosk – tickets are valid for one month from purchase.) The animals are great; there’s always a crowd around the meerkat enclosures, and there’s plenty of cute things on show. There was a man doing a falconry display […]
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7:48 AM | The Monster Leech That Will Crawl Right Up Your Nose
Deep in the Amazon rainforest lives a creature that only grows as long as your pinkie . . . yet it’s one of the most monstrous creatures on the planet. Known as the Tyrannobdella rex, this sharp-toothed beast is a leech with disturbingly large fangs (well, for a leech, anyway). And unfortunately, this Peruvian parasite has a really bad habit of climbing up people’s noses. The post The Monster Leech That Will Crawl Right Up Your Nose appeared first on […]
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7:24 AM | Una visita al zoo
Una anotación de lo más veraniega. Hace unos días pasamos un rato estupendo en un zoológico donde las peques disfrutaron mucho viendo una gran variedad de animales en un entorno bien cuidado y de fácil acceso. Les dejo una selección de … Continue reading →
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