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March 29, 2015

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11:14 PM | The EMBL Master Course for Bioimage Data Analysis 2015
This is a call for the registration to the EMBL Master Course for Bioimage Data Analysis to be held from 7 June (Sun) – Saturday, 13 June (Sat) 2015. The deadline for registration is April 16, 2015. This course will focus on computational methods for analyzing images of proteins, cells and tissues, to boost the […]
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10:19 PM | No money for tiger chow
Is there some contest among GnOPe governors to see who will be the "REAL" fiscal conservative as determined by who can make the most drastic cuts?  Now there are cuts, and then there are cuts, but the GnOPe always takes aim at the same two things, social programs for the poor and public education. Until recently, the USA could look to public education as one of its great achievements, institutions that allowed kids like TPP from blue collar backgrounds to become college professors, of […]
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2:21 PM | Anche ai gatti piace la sua musica
Dall'Università del Wisconsin arriva la musica per gatti, studiata per essere adatta a tempi e frequenze gatto-compatibili. Gli animali hanno dimostrato di preferirla alla musica classica
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12:12 PM | "Beautiful Predation"
Beautiful predation. MRT @DrEdwardG: I'll catch U: KatubUddin @Applebees @_Akanshagautam @booksthatmatter #WeAreAlive pic.twitter.com/aHXyCycKtN— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) March 29, 2015
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12:04 PM | Pretendin 2 b a Tough Guy/Gal
So cute! RT @phil_torres: Gopher snake crossed trail in front of us, shook tail against leaves pretendin 2 b rattler. pic.twitter.com/VjCJL0zcge— russwilliamsiii (@russwilliamsiii) March 28, 2015 The full tweet says they let the gopher snake pass...playin its game. When the real timber rattlesnake warned me as I passed it alongside the trail a couple years back, we decided to let it cross too before Ann joined me up the trail...respectin its game.
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12:00 PM | Genetic linkage maps for apomictic Hieracium species
Shirasawa et al. develop a collection of expressed SSR markers in order to construct linkage maps for Hieracium species.
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11:24 AM | Field Trip Recap: Herps of Bimini, The Bahamas
  I just got back from a 10 day research trip to Bimini in the western Bahamas along with Harvard post-doc, Graham Reynolds, Harvard graduate student, Pavitra Muralidhar, and UMass Boston undergraduate, Jason Fredette. We went with the simple goals of kicking off a research project in the Losos lab on Anolis sagrei  and to observe as […]
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10:09 AM | Breaking Brain: Computer Science of the future
Code breaking all sounds very ‘007’ (or a bit Alan Turing if you’re into your WWII and Manchester history). For many it conjures images of special agents embroiled in top secret espionage; or perhaps a lone revolutionary working by candlelight … Continue reading →
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7:27 AM | Sunday Chess Problem
I had originally picked out another Circe problem for your enjoyment this week. However, this particular problem was in the genre of “series” movers, and it occurred to me that I had never shown you one of those before. I didn’t want your first one to be the rather complex affair I had selected. So,…
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6:40 AM | The Vacuity of “Natural Law”
In this recent essay at The New York Times, philosopher Gary Gutting argues that the Catholic Church should reconsider its ban on gay sex and its opposition to gay marriage, for explicitly Catholic reasons. He is especially critical of “natural law” arguments against homosexuality. It’s mostly a sensible essay, I think, but it is not…
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6:11 AM | perhaps cancer and cardiovascular disease aren’t such ‘modern’ diseases after all
One of the books I'm currently reading is the excellent The Man Who Touched His Own Heart, by Rob Dunn. It's a fascinating and beautifully-written narrative of how our understanding of both the heart and of ways to treat its...
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6:00 AM | Photo 427 : Une si belle civette
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March 28, 2015

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9:41 PM | What's the Word for "Species Genocide"?
MT @96Elephants: #Botswana meeting news: Must scale up war on #elephant poaching @sslieberman http://t.co/IbkL6Klp4i pic.twitter.com/MOE5m4VDZF— Nat Moss (@natmoss) March 28, 2015
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8:58 PM | My Evil Red Pen & Why I don’t Like the Concept of Extra Credit
From time to time, I like posting pictures like this in my FB and Twitter: When I post it, I usually say things like “Grading, mwahahahahahaaaaa!” and I tell tales of fire and brimstone, lightning and maniac laughter, etc… But, all of it is a joke. I do not enjoy taking points away from my …
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7:30 PM | Brain Bits, 3/28/15
Welcome to Brain Bits, where I highlight important or interesting recent news in the world of neuroscience. In store for today: wireless brain stimulation, implanting false memories during sleep, and a new technology for mutating an entire species (seriously!).   A new Science paper demonstrates how a recently developed DNA engineering technique called CRISPR can be used to generate self-propagating mutations. Mutated genes usually spread slowly throughout a […]
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5:50 PM | I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (28 March 2015)
Sign up for The Ed’s Up—a weekly newsletter of my writing plus some of the best stuff from …
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4:23 PM | Ungulate Humor
*at the Split-Hooved Pub* Couple of regular yaks look up over their drinks and ask the bartender, "Hey, who's the gnu girl?"— AmishPornStar (@AmishPornStar1) March 28, 2015
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3:06 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 27/03/2015
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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3:00 PM | Misbeliefs, evolution and games: a positive case
A recurrent theme here in TheEGG is the limits and reliability of knowledge. These get explored from many directions: on epistemological grounds, from the philosophy of science angle, but also formally, through game theory and simulations. In this post, I will explore the topic of misbeliefs as adaptations. Misbeliefs will be intended as ideas about […]

Kaznatcheev, A., Montrey, M. & Shultz, T.R. (2014). Evolving useful delusions: Subjectively rational selfishness leads to objectively irrational cooperation., Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Cognitive Science Society, arXiv: http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.0041v1

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2:45 PM | Hahahahahahaha
Instead of opening the field for actors of any race to compete for any role in a color-blind manner, there has been a significant number of parts designated as ethnic this year, making them off-limits for Caucasian actors,” complains Andreeva. Link.
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2:31 PM | Placing Extinct Species in a Molecular Phylogeny Using Quantitative Characters: A Case Study Using Anolis roosevelti
Liam Revell writes: My co-authors (Luke Mahler, Graham Reynolds, & Graham Slater) and I recently presented a ‘new’ method for placing recently extinct taxa into a backbone molecular phylogeny on the basis of quantitative trait data. I say ‘new’ with quotes, because our methods derives closely, with full credit given where due, from a Maximum […]
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2:00 PM | Science Caturday: Funding Lags for Cosmocats
NASA astronaut Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko lifted off Friday from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to spend almost a year on the International Space Station.  Kelly’s long sojourn in space will beat the U.S. record for longest-duration spaceflight … Continue reading →
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1:00 PM | Genetic determinants of stomatal conductance
Leaf gas exchange is influenced by stomatal size, density, distribution between the leaf adaxial and abaxial sides, as well as by pore dimensions.
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1:00 PM | Giant Pandas Coming into Focus: Photos
Giant pandas continue to fascinate us, as we try to fill gaps in our knowledge about them.
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10:10 AM | The Rhipidothyrididae: Brachiopods of the Devonian
Specimen of Rhenorensselaeria, copyright Miguasha National Park.In the modern world, the brachiopods are an unfamiliar group to most people. To most, they would probably not be readily distinguished from the much more abundant bivalves that they superficially resemble (a resemblance that is literally only skin deep: brachiopods and bivalves are in no way close relatives, and their internal anatomy is fundamentally different). However, this was not always the case. If one was to travel back to […]
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9:15 AM | E’ l’ora della Terra: spegnete tutte le luci
Oggi, a partire dalle 20:30 e per sessanta minuti, si celebra l’Ora della Terra. Un invito a spegnere le luci e riflettere sui cambiamenti climatici in atto
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9:00 AM | News digest – Angelina Jolie, pesticides, liver cancer, and more
We've digested all the week's key cancer-related headlines. You can read them here.
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8:21 AM | UV Safe Umbrellas
Ultraviolet radiation (UVR) is an electromagnetic wave. It comes from the sun and travels to the surface of the Earth. While UVR is vital to human (it provides us with the essential vitamin, vitamin D), but it can also cause harm especially to the eye and skin such as burn, hyperpigmentation, photoaging skin, keratoconjunctivitis, stimulation of photodermatoses and cutaneous cancer.This is why we need different methods of protection from the harmful and potentially damaging sun rays. The types […]
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7:00 AM | Photo 426 : Un grand duc très bruyant
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7:00 AM | The Man Behind Your Favorite (Or Least Favorite) Fast Foods
Are you a fan of stuffed crust pizza? Do you start off each day with a sausage, egg, and cheese McGriddle? Well, then you need to thank Tom Ryan, the man who invented some of the planet's most popular (and hated) fast foods. The post The Man Behind Your Favorite (Or Least Favorite) Fast Foods appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.
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