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September 29, 2014

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5:45 PM | Readying for Ebola: How U.S. Hospitals Are Gearing Up
Many hospitals, even in rural areas, are prepped with virus-proof gear and protocols.
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5:04 PM | DNews: Why Are Fewer and Fewer People Getting Married?
Since 1960, the number of people who have never been married has steadily risen. What's causing so many people to eschew saying "I do"?
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1:26 PM | The Woman Who Built Dollhouse Murder Scenes
Frances Glessner Lee wasn’t your typical millionaire heiress. Obsessed with forensic science and homicide investigation, this eccentric lady devoted her time and money to building elaborately detailed miniature murder scenes. Only this wasn’t just some macabre hobby. Glessner Lee used her grisly dollhouses to teach detectives and medical examiners how to search for clues. The post The Woman Who Built Dollhouse Murder Scenes appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.
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12:00 PM | Bones Don’t Lie is Getting Married and Other Morbid Wedding Thoughts
I am going to be taking the next week off from blogging because I’m getting married on October 4th! I’ll be back with normal posting on October 7th. No, I am […]
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10:50 AM | Strange New Type of Brain Cell Discovered
The discovery of a new shape of brain cell has neuroscientists scratching their heads over what the function of these neurons might be.
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9:36 AM | Autumn at Kew
 This blog posting is © copyright Emma Cooper 2014. Unauthorized duplication and/or republication is not permitted.
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9:00 AM | Predicting future environments: it's impossible in principle
We often caution here on MT about predicting the future.  There's an idea afoot that once we know our genomes we'll be able to predict who will get what chronic disease, even when the disease is the result of genes interacting with environmental factors.  Or even multiple genes and multiple environments.  But, as we've often said, making such predictions with known accuracy is impossible in principle.  And here's why.A BBC television series in the 1970's, "A Taste of […]

September 28, 2014

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9:43 PM | Quántum: Einstein, Bohr y el gran debate sobre la naturaleza de la realidad
Ficha Técnica Título: Quántum: Einstein, Bohr y el gran debate sobre la naturaleza de la realidad  Autor: Manjit Kumar Edita: Editorial Kairós, Madrid, 2011  Colección: Nueva Ciencia  Encuadernación: Tapa blanda con solapas  Número de páginas: 544  ISBN: 978-8472459014 Precio: 22 €    … Continue reading →
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1:02 PM | Muscling in
I know I haven’t posted anything for a while but I’ll get back into the swing of things very soon, I promise. Now that writing a dissertation is out of the way, I thought I’d write a little something about muscles, namely how they work and how they can be specialised for a particular function. […]
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11:10 AM | ‘Stewards of Creation’ – Religion and the environment
The Prophet Muhammad's love for nature is extended by some Muslim activists to emphasize environmental stewardship as a particular role and responsibility bestowed upon humanity.
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7:00 AM | The Tick That Can Make You Allergic To Meat
Vegans and vegetarians aside, everyone loves a nice juicy steak. Unfortunately, there are close to 1,500 people in the US who can’t enjoy a T-bone due to a nasty critter known as the Lone Star tick (Amblyomma americanum). This arachnid packs a powerful bite, and for some mysterious reason, infects its human hosts with a dangerous allergy to red meat. The post The Tick That Can Make You Allergic To Meat appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.

September 27, 2014

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7:15 PM | 'Ghost' Caught on N.M. Police Video Likely an Insect
A fuzzy, moving form caught on camera at a New Mexico police station has some suspecting ghosts -- but there are other explanations. Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | Your Politics Stink: People Can Smell Ideology
Body odor may hint at a person's politics, according to a new study that finds people prefer the odors of those whose ideology matches their own.
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12:00 PM | Ancient Stone Tool-Making Sprung Up Many Times
New evidence suggests that refined stone weapons were developed in Armenia about 325,000 years ago.
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8:48 AM | Gardening offers 27/9
The update to the website will have to wait until after we’ve moved (and no, we still don’t have a date!), but the new layout is simpler and so I am going to start posting the gardening offers here rather than on their own separate blog. The posts will contain affiliate links – if you decide to click through and make a purchase, then I will receive a small amount of money that helps with the upkeep of the blog. It doesn’t cost you anything. Harrod Horticultural are […]
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7:00 AM | The Incredibly Odd ‘Lady Macbeth Effect’
Have you ever done something, shall we say, unethical? Did you feel the need to wash your hands? Researchers call this compulsion the “Lady Macbeth Effect,” and believe it or not, it actually exists outside of Shakespeare. Thanks to a strange slate of tests, researchers have determined the Lady Macbeth Effect is quite real . . . and might even make us horrible people. The post The Incredibly Odd ‘Lady Macbeth Effect’ appeared first on […]

September 26, 2014

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4:54 PM | Week 23 Volunteering at the Royal College of London
Today I got to start on the new project at the college and pretty pleased I can do it! I think I’ve mentioned what this project invokes but I certainly don’t mind explaining it again! This project is similar to the last one as I am having to record and inventory another collection. However, the […]
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4:08 PM | Explainer: What's Being Done to Fight Ebola
With the potential for more than 1 million people to contract Ebola, every second, and every bit of help counts. Tara explains what's currently being done with U.S. aid. Is it enough?
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9:55 AM | DNews: Having Sex While Asleep: Very Real and Very Serious
It might sound like a made-up sleep disorder used by rapists on trial for their lives, but sexsomnia -- having sex while asleep -- is recognized by psychiatrists as a very real, albeit rare phenomenon. Tara has the details.
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8:17 AM | The last days of September
Colouring leaves are a joy in store for October Despite the lovely weather, September is drawing to a close and we can expect a more autumnal feel to be around the corner. There’s still time to do your September planting if you’re going to be joining the Glutbusters this year – and there will be a new issue published on 1st October. There’s also still time to enter Write Club 2014, but only just – entries close at the end of the month, and I will be picking our […]
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7:00 AM | The Difference Between Hoarding And Collecting
Between 700,000 and 1.4 million people in the United States alone have issues with hoarding, and the difference between hoarding and collecting is largely how a person feels about their surroundings. Collectors are proud of their items and display them, while hoarders keep their possessions because they can't bear to throw them away, even though they're ashamed. They feel anxious whenever anyone asks them about getting rid of things and, unlike collectors, there's often an element of […]
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2:11 AM | Bones Review - Season 10, Episode 1
Welcome to Season 10, Bones fans and haters. I’m back for another season of unabashed snark and secret fan-girl-ing. My own week was full of Bones-style adventures – mystery human remains and an FBI agent! So join me in knocking back a couple dirty martinis while we hatelove on a new year of Bones.The Conspiracy in the CorpseEpisode SummaryBooth has been in jail for an indeterminate amount of time (but my guess is about 3 months over the summer).  For the sake of narrative […]

September 25, 2014

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9:11 PM | Man Claims AIDS Scare Legend Came to Life
A visitor to Seattle says a stranger attacked him with an AIDS-infected needle, but it may be an urban legend. Continue reading →
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5:37 PM | Too Much Multitasking May Affect Your Gray Matter
Are you good at using multiple devices at once? Your gray matter may be thinning... Continue reading →
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3:17 PM | Explainer: What Makes This Ebola Outbreak Harder to Contain
There have been other Ebola outbreaks, and while containing them is never easy, sometimes conditions on the ground augur for a better outcome. Trace explains why the current outbreak in West Africa is so tough to slow down.
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1:43 PM | DNews: Is It Safe to Chew Ice?
What does ice-chewing say about the people who chew it? And is all that harsh chomping harmful? Trace has the cold, hard facts.
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12:45 PM | Man Lives for Two Months with Bullet in His Heart
The victim is recovering well after undergoing surgery. He was shot twice after becoming accidentally caught up in a bank robbery.
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7:00 AM | You’ll Never Guess Australia’s Second-Deadliest Animal
If we know anything about Australia, it’s that it wants us dead. From box jellyfish to crocodiles to deadly funnel-web spiders, it seems everything in Oz has been lifted straight from H.R. Giger’s nightmares. But when scientists decided to rank Australia’s fauna by number of deaths per year, they got a surprise. The second most murderous animal wasn’t a snake, shark, or jellyfish, but the common honeybee. The post You’ll Never Guess Australia’s […]

September 24, 2014

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10:14 PM | Colombian Girls Blame Vaccine for Mysterious Symptoms
Hundreds of Colombian girls are experiencing strange symptoms and blaming a vaccine, but another explanation is more likely. Continue reading →
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5:17 PM | DNews: Can a Blood Test Diagnose Depression?
A small-sample study has reported promising results in the use of a blood test to diagnose depression. It's a welcome step forward in the study of an illness that affects some 10 percent of people.
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