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September 28, 2014

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11:37 PM | The Future of Research Symposium:Metrics: The Folly of Hoping for X whilst Rewarding Y
This is the third of four posts relating to the Future of Research symposium which was announced in a previous blog post. Each of these posts will discuss a topic that is the focus of a workshop at the Symposium. Even if you can’t attend, please tweet @FORsymp with suggestions, or follow us to respond […]
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11:22 PM | Autumn Preparations Jessi gives some tips on ways for you to...
Autumn Preparations Jessi gives some tips on ways for you to help your domestic and captive animals transition from Summer to Autumn. If you have any questions, comments, or tips about how to make sure you and your pet are prepared for Autumn we’d love to hear them! Uploaded by: AnimalWonders Montana. Support on Subbable.
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10:33 PM | The Science of Wildfires So, what is fire, exactly? What causes...
The Science of Wildfires So, what is fire, exactly? What causes fires in the wild, and how do we put them out? SciShow answers your burning questions about the science of fire. (See what we did there?) Hosted by: Michael Aranda Uploaded by: SciShow. Support on Subbable.
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9:43 PM | What really is gravity? What is gravity? It keeps you on the...
What really is gravity? What is gravity? It keeps you on the ground and the planets orbiting the sun. But do you really know what gravity is? If you haven’t heard of General Relativity, chances are you don’t know our current theory on what gravity is. Uploaded by: sciBRIGHT.
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8:55 PM | Been there done that…or have I? Understanding the phenomenon of Déjà vu
Have you ever experienced that overwhelming sense of familiarity with a place or situation, when it shouldn’t be familiar at all? For example, have you visited a restaurant in a city that you’ve never been to before and had this … Continue reading →
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8:54 PM | World Youth Rhino Summit, coyote cull & a fake shark...
World Youth Rhino Summit, coyote cull & a fake shark attack California begins its controversial coyote cull, rangers give an anti-poaching demonstration at the World Youth Rhino Summit, a rare flying squirrel may get endangered species protections and Elissa Sursara fakes a shark attack. Get the scoop on these stories and more in this week’s blast of wildlife news! Uploaded by: Earth Touch.
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8:38 PM | What's Going On in Science, September 2014
Why student evaluations of teaching are worthless"The paper compared the student evaluations of a particular professor to another measure of teacher quality: how those students performed in a subsequent course. In other words, if I have Dr. Muccio in Microeconomics I, what's my grade next year in Macroeconomics II?Here's what he found. The better the professors were, as measured by their students' grades in later classes, the lower their ratings from students.""This class should start an hour […]
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8:05 PM | Archaeo-Scope: Sexualizing Archaeologists? Today, inspired by...
Archaeo-Scope: Sexualizing Archaeologists? Today, inspired by various conversations - I have questions regarding the phenomenon of overtly sexualized archaeologists in various media. Welcome to Archaeo-Scope. In this series we take an archaeological perspective on modern culture; asking questions about current trends and observations from around the world. Uploaded by: Archaeosoup.
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7:16 PM | Finding Neutrinos - Sixty Symbols Scientists detect the...
Finding Neutrinos - Sixty Symbols Scientists detect the abundant (yet elusive) “pp neutrinos” created in the sun. Discussed by Professor Michael Merrifield from the University of Nottingham. Borexino Experiment: http://borex.lngs.infn.it —- Nature paper: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature13702 Uploaded by: Sixty Symbols. Support:
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6:45 PM | The Twitter Creationist Time Machine!
It’s reassuring to know that it’s not just other atheists who hate me, but that I also still piss off the creationists. In addition to the mob of atheist dudebros howling at my door, there has been a recent resurgence of creationist loonietarianism in my email. It seems to have been triggered by a Seventh…
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6:27 PM | 10 Things to Do in the AMAZON! What’s on your Amazon...
10 Things to Do in the AMAZON! What’s on your Amazon bucketlist? I created my own own top 10 list after our recent trip to the Peruvian Amazon! Special thanks to Meg Lowman and the Explorama Lodges for the amazing time. All of you were fantastic fun. Learn more about future science trips via: http://www.amazonworkshops.com/2014/canopymeg/ Uploaded by: Untamed Science.
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5:55 PM | A bioinformatics walk-through: Accessing protein-protein interaction interfaces for all known protein structures with PDBe PISA
If this summer’s posting became a little infrequent, part of the blame lies with computational research I’ve been working on, regarding the systems biology of chromosomal translocations and the ensuing chimeric proteins at the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge. A sizeable part of bioinformatics ‘dry lab’ work falls into what has been described in the NYT as ‘data wrangling’ (or the work of a ‘data […]
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5:38 PM | Checking Your Blood Glucose: Diabetes Discharge...
Checking Your Blood Glucose: Diabetes Discharge Instructions This 3D medical animation shows how to check blood glucose (sugar) levels using a glucose meter. Uploaded by: Nucleus Medical Media.
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5:00 PM | The Human Genome Is In Stalemate in the War Against Itself
A moth evolves ears that can hear the sonar of bats, and bats adapt by hushing their calls …
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4:49 PM | How To Talk About Batman (& Other Fictional Characters) –...
How To Talk About Batman (& Other Fictional Characters) – Philosophy Tube ft. Dylan Dubeau How can you make true statements about Batman when he doesn’t exist? Will a fictional quantifier do the job, or will it lead to logical contradictions? Do we need 3-valued logic? Watch and find out! Dylan’s half of the collab: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLw8quWofqk Uploaded by: Philosophy Tube. Support on Patreon.
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4:36 PM | Apocalypse 1898: The Victorian Alien Invasion
H.G. Wells’ The War of the Worlds (1898) During the new wave of future fiction of the last decades of the 19th century, stories of catastrophic future wars were especially popular. The trend began in 1871 with George Chesney’s “The … Continue reading →
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3:06 PM | Limonium, bursts of CO2 release and Na+/K+ homeostasis at the whole-plant level – What’s New in Annals of Botany this week
Limonium, bursts of CO2 release and Na+/K+ homeostasis at the whole-plant level - What's New in Annals of Botany this week.
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2:00 PM | MI weekly selection #94
Amazon warriors’ names found on ancient Greek pottery. Strange inscriptions on ancient Greek pottery appear to name Amazon warrior women, according to a study […] Read more The post MI weekly selection #94 appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:The tough aspects of walking on sand Carnivorous plants inspire novel liquid repellent surfaces Flexible needles as the future for cancer treatment
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1:51 PM | Next "Noah's Ark" Will Be Patchwork...
...of:Travel corridors for animals, seed banks, assisted migration: An Ark for the #Anthropocene http://t.co/SVWdC5ih5x #conservation— Barbara J King (@bjkingape) September 28, 2014"...the world’s species are disappearing as much as 1,000 times faster than the rate at which species naturally go extinct." - New York Times - Sunday Review "In 2008, Connie Barlow, a biologist and conservationist, helped move an endangered conifer tree in Florida north by planting seedlings in cooler […]
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12:57 PM | Si allarga la scienza all’Università Ca’ Foscari
L’Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia trasferisce la scienza dall’estremità occidentale della città dei dogi alla terraferma. Il nuovo Campus Scientifico dell’ateneo, inaugurato oggi e operativo da lunedì 29 settembre, sorge infatti a Mestre, vicino alla stazione ferroviaria di Porto Marghera. Con i suoi 24.000 metri quadri di estensione, è una delle più grandi costruzioni universitarie pubbliche mai realizzate in Italia, costata 69 […]
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12:00 PM | Nutrient stoichiometry and resorption in karst vegetation
Liu et al. examine the relationships between resorption patterns of 13 nutrients and leaf nutrient status in eight plant functional types in the karst region of south-western China.
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9:16 AM | Bacteria to clear up PCBs [Coffee-byte]
Labelling PCB-containing transformers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Polychlorinated biphenyl or PCBs are man-made compounds that were first made in 1881 and were extensively used as cooling agents in electrical equipment such as transformers and capacitors and also as additives in paints, pesticide extenders, flame retardants etc.  Monsanto was a major producer of this chemical in the early
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8:54 AM | Andinobates Geminisae: New Fingernail Sized Poison Dart Frog from Panama
This is the hololotype specimen that the researchers used to describe the newly discovered Andinobates geminisaeCredit: Cesar Jaramillo, STRIA team of scientists from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, the Universidad Autónoma de Chiriquí in Panama, and the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia recently announced the discovery of a new bright orange poison dart frog. The new species is so small that it can fit on a fingernail and was found in a rain forest near the […]

BATISTA, A., JARAMILLO, C., PONCE, M. & CRAWFORD, A. (2014). A new species of Andinobates (Amphibia: Anura: Dendrobatidae) from west central Panama, Zootaxa, 3866 (3) 333. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3866.3.2

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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.
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6:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-247
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6:00 AM | Should we be astonished by the Principle of “Least” Action?
As one goes through more advanced expositions of quantum physics, the concept of action is gradually given more importance, with it being considered a fundamental piece in some introductions to Quantum Field Theory (Zee, 2003) through the use of the path integral approach. The basic idea behind using the action is to assign a number […]
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12:11 AM | A New Perspective (Multi-Person 3D system) 3D perspective...
A New Perspective (Multi-Person 3D system) 3D perspective personalised to multiple viewers of the screen - cutting edge research which Alex explains. Many thanks to Alexander Kulik from the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar for showing us their six user VR system. Uploaded by: Computerphile.

September 27, 2014

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11:22 PM | Which lands first… the chicken or the egg? If you drop a...
Which lands first… the chicken or the egg? If you drop a chicken and an egg at the same time from a great height, which hits the ground first? Ross and Becky recreate Galileo’s famous Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment and investigate the physics behind it. This video was presented by: Ross Exton, Live Science Video Producer, and Becky Davies, Formal Learning Officer Produced by: Ross Exton, and Seamus Foley, Big Screen Producer. Uploaded by: At-Bristol.
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10:33 PM | Shrooms and Smoking, Adult Drug Abuse, and Ebola: Healthcare...
Shrooms and Smoking, Adult Drug Abuse, and Ebola: Healthcare Triage News Shrooms to quit smoking, who’s using drugs, and a clarification on Ebola. This is Healthcare Triage News. For those of you who want to read more, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=58424 Uploaded by: Healthcare Triage.
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10:27 PM | Zoo Harpist
Como Zoo has one. She thinks all zoos could use one.
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