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November 25, 2014

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1:00 PM | 10 curiosità sulla vita a bordo della Iss
Cosa mangiano? Come fanno a dormire? Come si lavano? Ecco tutte le curiosità sulla vita quotidiana a bordo della Stazione spaziale internazionale
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12:49 PM | Vaccini e autismo, il ministero dovrà risarcire un bambino
Lo ha stabilito il Tribunale del lavoro di Milano. Al centro delle accuse il vaccino esavalente. Ma gli esperti giudicano incredibile, ancora una volta, la decisione della magistratura         
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12:13 PM | Vaccini e autismo, il ministero dovrà risarcire un bambino
Erano oltre due anni fa quando vi raccontavamo che una sentenza non può dire che i vaccini causano l’autismo. Ora un nuovo tribunale (quello del lavoro di Milano) replica (in parte) il giudizio del tribunale di Rimini di allora, stabilendo che il Ministero della Salute (che però ricorrerà in appello) debba risarcire con un assegno bimestrale per tutta la vita (da una base di 1.683 euro più un indennizzo una […]
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12:00 PM | Prosopagnosia – a Common Problem, Commonly Overlooked
Last month, Kate Széll was judged the winner of the Wellcome Trust’s science writing prize in category B for “anyone with a non-professional interest, including undergraduates”. More than 640 articles were submitted in total, with the top 20 judged by a panel consisting of neuroscientist Sophie Scott, materials scientist Mark Miodownik, science writer Anjana Ahuja, the Observer’s Nicola Davis, the Guardian’s Ian […]
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12:00 PM | The Early Evolution of Biodiversity
A wise man once said “sometimes you’ve got to go back to actually move forward” (this man was later mocked by . . .
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11:00 AM | Used Tips – ‘controls’
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10:57 AM | Weird Alien Looking Animal Is Actually a Living Colony
A few months ago, a team from the Nautilus Live expedition piloting a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) came across and took footage of a weird, elongated, dagger-shaped creature. The strange animal you are about to see is a species of Siphonophore. Although it appears to be a single organism, it's actually composed of thousands of individual organisms called zooids.The species shown in the video is most probably Erenna richardi:As you probably noticed on the video, even the experienced deep […]
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10:00 AM | Let's Abandon Significance Tests
We thought we'd re-run the first blog post Jim Wood wrote (or read), from May 2013, on significance testing.  It was an excellent post the first time, and it's an excellent post again, with a message that doesn't get old.By Jim WoodIt’s time we killed off NHST.Ronald Aylmer Fisher   (1890-1962) NHST (also derisively called “the intro to stats method”) stands for Null Hypothesis Significance Testing, sometimes known as the Neyman-Pearson (N-P) approach after […]
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9:22 AM | W. A. S. TOOLS: Journals Tracker, Photo-Taxo, Cam Tracker, Topo-Maps, Sound Analysis, NCBI, T-Rex...
World Archives of Sciences Tools(Chrome optimized)http://www.WAS-Archives.org
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8:32 AM | Black Yeasts, Black Lichens and Rotting Wood: the Chaetothyriomycetidae
Pyrenula cruenta, copyright Gary Perlmutter.There is no denying that the advent of molecular phylogenetic analysis has been a boon for fungal systematics. It has allowed a much greater resolution of relationships than was previously possible (especially for comparisons between asexually- and sexually-reproducing fungi), and has even lead to the identification of a number of major lineages that probably could have never been recognised from morphological data alone. One such lineage is the […]
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8:06 AM | Lavorare in banca rende disonesti?
Quando si tratta di denaro e investimenti la sincerità è merce rara. Soprattutto in banca. Ad affermarlo un team di ricercatori dell’Università di Zurigo, che in uno studio pubblicato su Nature ha dimostrato che chi lavora in banca tende a essere più disonesto. Dopo aver osservato, in un altro studio, le conseguenze del “priming”, l'effetto psicologico per il quale l'esposizione a uno stimolo influenza la risposta a stimoli successivi, tra […]
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8:00 AM | The Greek State That Forbids Female Humans (And Female Animals)
Plan on visiting all the World Heritage Sites? Unfortunately, the republic of Mount Athos is nearly impossible to reach . . . if you’re a woman. Home to somewhere between 1,500 and 2,500 Orthodox monks, this Greek republic is the only state on the planet that’s exclusively for guys. The post The Greek State That Forbids Female Humans (And Female Animals) appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.
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7:14 AM | The Funky Octopuses of Paris Pt. 2!!
Bonjour! Greetings to everyone from Paris! My apologies for the brief silence. Trips do not always go as planned and my laptop decided it had other plans a couple of weeks ago. "Technical difficulties"..  Ah well.. C'est la vie!As I am trying to get stuff done before my return to the United States, I thought I would offer a follow up to my artsy octopus post from last year (here)As a bit of contrast, here was a hyper awesome (and realistic) brass octopus at the gates to the Institute […]
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7:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-305
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5:51 AM | Het academische systeem in Amerika versus Nederland: wat we van elkaar kunnen leren (deel 3)
Het begint een beetje een cliché te worden: Nederlandse universiteiten willen en moeten steeds meer op Amerikaanse gaan lijken. Het moet allemaal excellenter, internationaler en sneller net als grote voorbeelden als Harvard, Princeton en Stanford. Maar welke delen van het Amerikaanse universiteitssysteem moeten we dan overnemen en welke liever niet?  Ik heb sinds ongeveer een jaar het privilege... Lees meer op www.sciencepalooza.nl
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5:39 AM | Teasels and Scabious: the Dipsacaceae
Scabiosa cretica, copyright Ori Fragman Sapir.As recognised plant families go, the Dipsacaceae is not a particularly large one. It includes only a few hundred species, of which the majority are found in arid regions around the Mediterranean and the remainder elsewhere in Africa and Eurasia. The economic significance of the family is also relatively low. Some species are cultivated as ornamental plants. Dipsacus fullonum, teasel, gets its vernacular name because its bottle-brush-like […]
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4:52 AM | Asking for what we ALL ACTUALLY WANT
Just a quick post to congratulate the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for their fabulous new research policy covering both open access & open data. One of the key things they’ve implemented for 2017 is ZERO TOLERANCE for post-publication embargoes of research. Work MUST be made openly available IMMEDIATELY upon publication to be compliant. No … Read more →
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2:35 AM | Agriculture Requires Fertilizer Inputs, and That’s Good
Harvest time by joinash via Flickr. On a brown, August-dry field in Eastern Washington, a farmer in a combine cuts a 24-foot swath across a field of wheat. The harvested grain then begins a journey, first to the storage bin, then to the local elevator, on rail to a flour mill, by truck to a bakery, by oven to bread, and by car to a home where it is eaten. This is good; our foremost mandate to agriculture is to produce food. However, with this successful export of food from farm fields to nearby […]
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1:11 AM | Hedgehogs! What, When, and How by...
Hedgehogs! What, When, and How by animalwondersmontana: Hedgehogs!! We did it. We talked about hedgehogs. Jessi introduces what hedgehogs are, where they came from, when they starting living with humans, and how to take care of them as pets. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/anmlwndrs
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1:00 AM | Why Dogs Are Sloppier Drinkers Than Cats
Dogs are inherently sloppier drinkers than cats, finds new research that explains why canines can't prevent their back splash messes.
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12:22 AM | Censoring the Moonwalkers For more on censoring the Moonwalking...
Censoring the Moonwalkers For more on censoring the Moonwalking astronauts, check out the latest post on Vintage Space over at Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/nasas-uncensored-moonwalkers By: Amy Shira Teitel.

November 24, 2014

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11:33 PM | The Stuff We Worry About, and the Stuff That Actually Kills...
The Stuff We Worry About, and the Stuff That Actually Kills Us What are we worried about in terms of health? What’s really gonna kill us? How different is that from the past? All this and more on this week’s Healthcare Triage News. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=59567 By: Healthcare Triage.
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11:24 PM | Glow in the dark
Why do cats’ eyes glow in the dark? When a light shines into a cat’s eyes in the dark, it causes them to “glow”. In fact, while driving at night, you might have noticed that effect is not unique to cats; headlights will cause the eyes of any nocturnal animal to shine brightly. The secret […]
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10:43 PM | Tour of Space Camp by scijoy: SciJoy was given a tour of Space...
Tour of Space Camp by scijoy: SciJoy was given a tour of Space Camp. This is a video of the modules and simulators we explored. While the fidelity of the simulators are not what real astronauts use, the campers are trained in actual systems and processes that astronauts utilize. The campers were given the scenario of a leaking ammonia tank and had to perform a space walk to repair it. Shortly after this was created for Space Camp, this anomaly occurred on the ISS. When I was in middle school, […]
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10:25 PM | Do Dogs Distinguish Between “Training” and “Work”?
This is a throwback article, one that I originally wrote in August of 2008. I thought of it today because I’ve been going back and reading what I wrote about Willie when he was Maggie’s age. It’s been invaluable–so many things I forgot about Willie’s early years that I wouldn’t have remembered if I hadn’t […]
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9:55 PM | Europa May Harbor Simple Life Forms The Jupiter moon is thought...
Europa May Harbor Simple Life Forms The Jupiter moon is thought to have a vast ocean beneath its frozen surface. Past missions have shown proof of salty water that has life-bearing potential. Exploration of the moon is a high priority for NASA. By: Video From Space.
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9:32 PM | Young, Zoo, Polar Bear Teachers
'...it's not about teaching facts as much as it is about inspiring people to care and make good choices in their lives."
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9:28 PM | Great seasonal garden decorations
This little garden just wowed TPP when he noticed that the grasses in the center of this little traffic island had been bundled for the winter, a practice not all that unusual, but then enhanced by some choice additions of greens, and reds, and ribbon.  The over all effect, augmented by a bit of clinging snow, was terrific.  No idea at all who was so creative. Generally this bed is planted and kept by the campus grounds crew, but they have never done anything like this before, nothing […]
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9:06 PM | The “S” Word Click play to learn what the dirtiest...
The “S” Word Click play to learn what the dirtiest word in paleontology is from Tylor Birthisel of the Natural History Museum of Utah! And if your curious as to which dig site, Tylor was dangerously playing around with mentioning the “S” Word at, it is Phytosaur Quarry. By: Dinologue.
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9:00 PM | Who Doesn't Like Cats?
Or this?? Crazy sick fools, that is who #mammalwatching pic.twitter.com/wO2ogpEDS0— Anne Hilborn (@AnneWHilborn) November 24, 2014
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