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September 30, 2014

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9:00 AM | Notes for a late-summer's day.....
Well, it's a slow day, one of the last of warm ones for the year and I'm about to go for a bike ride, but before I go there are a few little things I'll quickly comment on.One is the banner headline in the 12 September Science about a huge aquatic dinosaur, proclaiming "Giant dinosaur was a terror of Cretaceous waterways!" The Hollywood image of a massive terror is illustrated in the story; see below.  Wow! One need not doubt that this was a nasty beast and a terror to its […]
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8:32 AM | Cancro al pancreas, quali sono i segni precoci
Un aumento di un pool di amminoacidi, identificabile prima ancora che compaiano i sintomi caratteristici della malattia e che questa sia diagnosticale. Sarebbe questo il segno, precoce, della presenza di un cancro al pancreas, secondo uno studio pubblicato su Nature Medicine, che sebbene non ancora utilizzabile come strumento diagnostico aiuterà i ricercatori a capire qualcosa di più su questa forma tumorale, tra  le più infauste. "La maggior parte delle persone […]
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7:17 AM | Exposición Interactiva: “El agua, origen y continuidad de vida” (Córdoba, Argentina)
Ñuke Mapu Asociación Civil y la Academia Nacional de Ciencias presentan nuevamente la exposición interactiva “El agua, origen y continuidad de vida”. El agua es un recurso vital. El mayor consumo debido al incremento de la población mundial unido a otras variables, tales como la contaminación de fuentes superficiales y subterráneas, la desforestación, la industrialización, la explotación irracional y el mal uso en […]
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7:05 AM | Storia della definizione di morte
A cura di Francesco Paolo de Ceglia Storia della definizione di morte FrancoAngeli editore, 2014 pp. 686, € 55,00 ordina il libro con Ibs Questo volume raccoglie i contributi di trentasei giovani ricercatori che, con competenze diverse, hanno esplorato e messo in luce i differenti aspetti con cui il concetto di morte è stato elaborato, vissuto e comunicato nei secoli. La complessità dell’argomento, la documentazione accurata, la varietà degli argomenti trattati, […]
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6:16 AM | Not Your Daddy’s Sunblock – Why Thick, White Sunblock is a Thing of the Past
As a child, I spent many summer days at the beach in southern California. I remember playing in the surf, collecting shells, watching sea lions, and seeing the white noses of the lifeguards. In those days, lifeguards smeared thick, white zinc oxide paste on their noses to protect themselves from getting sunburned When my kids […]
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6:14 AM | ORGANELLES SONG
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6:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-249
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4:16 AM | Little Red
As always, my Microbiology class is reading Paul Offit’s Vaccinated this year. Recently, we have started into the chapters concerning Hilleman’s involvement in making vaccines against Measles, Mumps, and Rubella, each taking a chapter in the book.  Rubella is often overlooked as an unimportant disease with milder symptoms than other vaccine-preventable illnesses such as Measles, […]
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2:11 AM | "You don't have to be clever to make a discovery"
I think the Nobel Prizes may do more harm to science than good. Over on Quora, I've seen more than a couple of questions asking about the IQ of Nobel prize winners, often mentioned as though winning a Nobel was some sort of objective yardstick for intelligence.With the awards only a few weeks away, I was pleased to hear this refreshing, level headed take on the prizes from a winner of the award, Tim Hunt:Robyn Williams: (T)he other startling thing you said is that you are not clever personally, […]
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12:47 AM | USA Tenure Track Faculty Position, University of Chicago, Department of Neurobiology
The University of Chicago’s Department of Neurobiology seeks to recruit tenure-track faculty. Appointments can be made at any rank from Assistant Professor to Professor, and in any area of neurobiology. Candidates must have a doctoral degree and at least two years of postdoctoral training. Researchers in molecular/cellular neurobiology or neural development/plasticity are particularly encouraged to apply. […]
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12:11 AM | Rotational Motion Paul Andersen explains how a net torque...
Rotational Motion Paul Andersen explains how a net torque acting on an object will create rotational motion. This motion can be described by the angular displacement, angular velocity, and angular acceleration. The linear velocity can be calculated by determining the distance from the axis of rotation. The net torque is equal to the product of the rotational inertia and the angular acceleration. Uploaded by: Bozeman Science.

September 29, 2014

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11:22 PM | Bracken Cave: Home to the world’s largest bat colony As...
Bracken Cave: Home to the world’s largest bat colony As many as twenty million Mexican free-tailed bats spend their summer months in Bracken Cave, Texas making it home to the largest congregation of warm-blooded animals in the world. Join journalist Millie Kerr as she captures the unforgettable sight of these bats emerging at dusk to feed, and spends some time with leading bat expert and photographer, Merlin Tuttle to discuss the threats facing these often misunderstood […]
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10:35 PM | Pudding hysteria
My migraine brain is strange and frustratingly emotional. One aspect of this is state I now dub “pudding hysteria.” Sometimes after a migraine when I am still feeling terrible I have incredible cravings for particular foods that I do not … Continue reading →
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10:33 PM | Sleep Drunkenness Explained Do you feel really disorientated...
Sleep Drunkenness Explained Do you feel really disorientated when you wake up? 1 in 7 people suffer from ‘Sleep Drunkenness’. BrainCraft is written and hosted by Vanessa Hill (https://twitter.com/nessyhill) for PBS Digital Studios Uploaded by: BrainCraft.
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9:56 PM | Wonder Why
This 8 year-old blog post I did about the publishing of research on reptiles which eat their own shed skin by NC Zoo herpetologist John Groves has received 36 page views this week!?!
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9:44 PM | Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody? Ft....
Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody? Ft. iiSuperwomanii Menstruation is amazing and we explain why! Every man and woman needs to watch this! Are women actually more moody on their period? We break down the biggest myths about menstruation, periods, and PMS with the help of iiSuperwomanii. Uploaded by: AsapSCIENCE.
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9:41 PM | Why do scientists always forget about luck?
You get the data when you get the data, but the information we get from this study would have been useful several years ago: Persistence of Virus Reservoirs in ART-Treated SHIV-Infected Rhesus Macaques after Autologous Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant The Berlin Patient– Guy gets HIV, develops a blood cancer, gets radiation and chemo for the cancer,…
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9:36 PM | Ten years of Methods
Our tenth anniversary is an occasion to celebrate methods development!  Read more
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9:14 PM | Anniversary Issue Cover
Over the summer we asked for contributions from our readers for the cover of our tenth anniversary issue. We asked for images of the number “10” made using biological research tools and techniques. We were delighted to have many excellent submissions and to be able to use them all on the cover. Here is a bit more detail about these images.  Read more
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8:55 PM | The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes Remember Heartbleed?...
The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes Remember Heartbleed? Well, this is probably worse. Here’s a (somewhat simplified) explanation of what Shellshock actually is. Don’t worry: I haven’t included instructions on how to actually exploit it. The moral of the story is: keep your security patches up to date! Uploaded by: Tom Scott.
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8:23 PM | Fortune magazine cover designed by Arthur Lidov, depicting...
Fortune magazine cover designed by Arthur Lidov, depicting Maxwell’s thermodynamic surface of an “imaginary substance” similar to (though not quite) water based on J. W. Gibbs's work, alongside Gibbs's formula for the phase rule, bottom left To describe a closed, homogeneous system — that is one of constant composition, such as an ideal gas — we need two parameters of state (e.g. T and p). For a heterogeneous system in equilibrium, […]
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8:10 PM | Postdoc: Institute for Environmental Genomics, University of Oklahoma
Postdoctoral Positions Available at the University of Oklahoma Multiple postdoctoral positions are available at the Institute for Environmental Genomics (IEG) and Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology, the University of Oklahoma (OU) located in Norman, Oklahoma. The city of Norman is a university town with approximately 100,000 people and easy access to Oklahoma City, OK and Dallas, TX, […]
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8:05 PM | Amphibiville Seeks New Mayor
Must be 7-12 years old and able to periodically commute to Detroit Zoo.Amphibiville is a "two-acre wetland village and home to the National Amphibian Conservation Center."The mayor's term is two years.
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8:05 PM | Cloudy climate change: How clouds affect Earth’s...
Cloudy climate change: How clouds affect Earth’s temperature As the Earth’s surface temperature gradually rises, it has become vital for us to predict the rate of this increase with as much precision as possible. In order to do that, scientists need to understand more about aerosols and clouds. Jasper Kirkby details an experiment at CERN that aims to do just that. View full lesson: […]
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8:00 PM | Pinker explains why academics can’t write
Ahead of tomorrow’s release of Steven Pinker’s new book on writing, The Chronicle features a teaser essay – “Why Academics’ Writing Stinks”: An insight from literary analysis and an insight from cognitive science go a long way toward explaining why … Continue reading →
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7:52 PM | Proud
Proud to work where one gets an e-mail like this (with the Subject line: "Hit the Brakes for Snakes (and everything else)"; where we are warned to respect the lives of snakes instead of warned to fear them:"A small Timber Rattlesnake was run over and killed on the service road behind the Prairie Exhibit over the weekend.  This is a species of “Special Concern” in North Carolina.  Please be careful when traveling this stretch of road, especially this time of year, as […]
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7:16 PM | Thirst of the Vampire - Monster Science №8 How does a creature...
Thirst of the Vampire - Monster Science №8 How does a creature evolve to dine on an exclusive diet of blood? Join Dr. Anton Jessup as he dissects the unnatural humanoid vampire and the amazing evolution of the real-life vampire bat. Original Monster of the Week Post: http://www.stufftoblowyourmind.com/blog/monster-of-the-week-humanoid-vampire/ Uploaded by: How Stuff Works.
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7:15 PM | Limb Regeneration Began 300 Million Years Ago
Fossilized, primitive amphibians with odd-looking appendages suggest the ability of some vertebrates to regenerate or regrow amputated limbs first evolved at least 300 million years ago.
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7:15 PM | New Poison Dart Frog Species Found in Panama
Creature's distinctive color and call make is stand out.
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7:04 PM | Wind Turbines Kill Bats by Impersonating Trees
Survival tip: don’t hang around machines that have giant spinning blades. It’s a lesson bats have been slow to learn, judging by the large numbers of their corpses found beneath wind turbines. New video footage suggests some bats are attracted to wind farms because they can’t tell turbines apart from trees. If it’s true, this […]The post Wind Turbines Kill Bats by Impersonating Trees appeared first on Inkfish.

Paul. M. Cryan, P. Marcos Gorresen, Cris D. Hein, Michael R. Schirmacher, Robert H. Diehl, Manuela M. Huso, David T. S. Hayman, Paul D. Fricker, Frank J. Bonaccorso, Douglas H. Johnson & Kevin Heist (2014). Behavior of bats at wind turbines, PNAS, Other:

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