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October 17, 2014

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3:30 PM | Home Sweet ‘Shroom
Giving the amount of fungal growth in my yard, I wish I was one of those people who could tell which mushrooms you can eat and enjoy*. In retrospect, perhaps I should have seen the pretty orange color of this … Continue reading →
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3:15 PM | Killer Whales Spied from Drone's Eye View: Photos
For the first time, scientists have used an unmanned aerial vehicle to photograph killer whales from above.
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3:04 PM | Friday Fabulous Fungus - Oyster mushroom
It's been a wet, cool fall, a great season for fungi, and this is just the right time of year to spot oyster mushrooms, Pleurotus ostreatus. And you urban dwellers don't need to miss out, a walk around almost any well-treed neighborhood should result in success. Oyster mushrooms grow on wood and they are pretty easy to identify, especially given the season, and they are very tasty, very choice, highly recommended by many. The caps are asymmetrical and around here sort of a pale silvery gray […]
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2:43 PM | L'Aquila, al via il processo d'appello contro gli scienziati
Terremoto de L'Aquila, atto secondo. Oltre cinque anni e mezzo dopo il devastante sisma di magnitudo 6,3 che distrusse il capoluogo abruzzese e costò la vita a 309 persone, si è conclusa la prima udienza del processo d'appello contro i sette componenti della Commissione Grandi Rischi già condannati in primo grado a sei anni di reclusione per omicidio colposo e lesioni colpose. Gli esperti (sia scienziati che funzionari), tra cui l'allora vice direttore della Protezione […]
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2:13 PM | Five Star review for Speaking of Research website
A few months after the Speaking of Research website got full marks in a recent review we’ve done it again. In Lab Animal Europe‘s Website of the Month, Speaking of Research got an overall score of five out of five … Continue reading →
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2:12 PM | Riconoscere la coscienza anche nei pazienti in coma
Tipicamente, una persona in stato vegetativo non presenta alcuna forma di coscienza. È stato però dimostrato di recente che alcuni pazienti in coma possono rispondere a semplici domande, immaginando scene differenti, e attivando specifiche aree del cervello che i medici possono monitorare e interpretare come un sì o un no. È quindi diventato fondamentale migliorare la comprensione fisiologica di questi stati di coscienza minima, per arrivare a riconoscere quali […]
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2:00 PM | Markets for water
This is the English version of a section in Ferreira (2014) , a paper dedicated to overview the experiments in Industrial Organization, to appear […] Read more The post Markets for water appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Experiments in fairness The Cournot model of oligopoly. A success story Private health insurance: adverse or propitious selection?
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2:00 PM | Science for the People: Troublesome Inheritance
This week, Science for the People is looking at the intersection of race, history and genetics in science writer Nicholas Wade’s 2014 book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History. DNA researcher Jennifer Raff and science journalist David Dobbs share their critiques of the … Continue reading →
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1:50 PM | ‘Een niet geheel onrealistisch beeld van de wetenschappelijke praktijk’
Een satirisch theaterstuk over ethische dilemma’s op de wetenschappelijke werkvloer. Op initiatief van De Jonge Akademie speelt Science Theater Pandemonia ‘Gewetenschap’ over de grijze gebieden van de wetenschappelijke ethiek. Dus niet over grote fraudekwesties die toch al uitgebreid in de media aan bod komen, maar over kleinere gewetensvragen die minder vaak ter sprake komen. De tien leden van... Lees meer op www.sciencepalooza.nl
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1:45 PM | Friday SNPpets
Welcome to our Friday feature link collection: SNPpets. During the week we come across a lot of links and reads that we think are interesting, but don’t make it to a blog post. Here they are for your enjoyment… RT @dgmacarthur: ICYMI genomics types – this post by @chapmanb comparing variant calling methods is extremely […]
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1:42 PM | Les mâles sont superflus !
L’humanité vivrait un drame selon certains déclinistes pour qui le monde part à vau-l’eau. Ces temps-ci, l’un des portes étendards de ce courant est Éric Zemmour (c’est juste pour augmenter le nombre de visites !) : le mâle serait victime d’une féminisation et sa virilité serait en faillite ! Jean Jacques Courtine, coordinateur d’une Histoire de la virilité relativise : cette […]
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1:02 PM | Friday Cephalopod: UNFOLLOW
I just learned that the Blogess has “giant squid phobia”. Several people are aware of my severe giant squid phobia and lovingly (?) sent me this video of a giant squid attacking a Greenpeace submarine, and that’s unsettling enough, but WHY IS THERE ANOTHER SQUID BEHIND IT SPITTING OUT FIRE?  Is that a real thing?  Because I…
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1:00 PM | Stuff online, grass of the field edition
My latest in the LA Review of Books: How living things are evolving (or not) in response to human activity. From the front lines of the outbreak: The cultural links between ebola and zombies; how useful airport screening will probably … Continue reading →
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12:55 PM | People Are More Swayed by Things That Look Sciencey
Anyone who’s paged through a women’s magazine will recognize this strategy: to make a product seem better, surround it with a scientific glow. “Clinical trials show lashes grow up to 400% fuller!” “27% reduction of dark spots in 10 weeks!” “Ceramides!” Does this actually help convince people to hand over their cash? A study using […]The post People Are More Swayed by Things That Look Sciencey appeared first on Inkfish.

Tal, A. & Wansink, B. (2014). Blinded with science: Trivial graphs and formulas increase ad persuasiveness and belief in product efficacy., Public Understanding of Science, DOI: 10.1177/0963662514549688

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12:30 PM | The Art of Science at Museum Victoria & in BHL!
This post originally published on the Museum Victoria blog to welcome the "Art of Science" exhibit to the museum and introduce audiences to BHL. Explore the latest BHL Australia developments in this past post. See the Museum Victoria collection in BHL here. The Art of Science exhibition presents the finest examples from Museum Victoria's remarkable collection of natural history artworks. These include rare books from the 18th and 19th centuries, field sketches from early colonial […]
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12:00 PM | Heterozygosity–fitness correlations in pedunculate oak
Various transpiration and growth traits of seedlings of pedunculate oak, Quercus robur, are correlated with their multilocus heterozygosity (MLH).
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11:30 AM | FLUMP – Shipwrecked amphipods and underdog journals
It’s Friday and that means that it’s time for our Friday link dump, where we highlight some recent papers (and . . .
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11:26 AM | Image of the Week: Celebrating science
Last night the grounds of Crick Institute played host to an event celebrating scientific ambition and global humanitarianism in the capital. Supported by the Wellcome Trust and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation alongside the Crick Institute, this year’s Evening Standard list of the 1000 most influential Londoners had a special focus on science. Sir […]
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11:01 AM | Anoles and Hummingbirds
Posted by Lorie on Birds and Blooms.
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11:00 AM | No ‘No-bel’ Burnell
The Nobel prize train has left the station for another year and – oh well – yet again myself, and admittedly many others, are left standing on the station platform looking forlornly as Science-fame chugs off over the horizon. Keep on dreaming eh? Inevitably there is focus on the winners this year, but what about those who […]
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11:00 AM | TWiM #89: Microbial Handoffs
Vincent, Michele, and Michael discuss how a gene from bacteria protects a tick from plant cyanide poisoning, and enhanced transmission of Streptococcus pneumoniae by influenza virus co-infection in mice.
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10:49 AM | Le 12 regole per prevenire il cancro
La prevenzione contro il cancro? Un impegno quotidiano, fatto di regole precise. Lo ricorda la Agenzia internazionale per la ricerca sul cancro (Iarc) dell’Oms, che ha appena rilasciato la quarta edizione del Codice europeo contro il cancro, un lavoro condotto in collaborazione con la Commissione europea che, basandosi sulle migliori evidenze scientifiche ad oggi disponibili, riassume i 12 comportamenti da adottare – […]
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9:21 AM | Hendrick van Anthonissen’s Long Lost Whale
Something about the painting was peculiar…not necessarily ‘wrong’, but certainly peculiar.  At face value, Scheveningen Sands by Hendrick van Anthonissen (1641) appeared to be just another fine Dutch Golden Age landscape, […]
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9:07 AM | Quando il canguro camminava (e non saltava)
I canguri? Postura quasi eretta e solo due arti per camminare. No, non ci siamo sbagliati: prima ancora di imparare a saltare i canguri avrebbero camminato, in modo non molto diverso da quanto non facciano gli esseri umani. A farlo sarebbero stati gli Stenurini, una famiglia di canguri ormai estinta, secondo quanto ipotizzato da un gruppo di ricercatori della Brown University di Providence, Rhode Island, che ha pubblicato i risultati del proprio studio su Plos One. I canguri moderni, come […]
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9:00 AM | BigData: scaling up, but no Big message
As technology has advanced dramatically during the past few decades, we have been able to look at the relationship between genotypes and phenotypes in ever more detail, and to address phenogenetic questions, that is to search for putative genomic causes of traits of interest on an ever and dramatically increasing scale. At each point, there has been excitement and a hope (and widespread promises) that as we overcome barriers of resolution, the elusive truth will be found. The claim has been […]
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8:39 AM | Per curare il fegato si punta sul microbioma intestinale
Il King's College di Londra ha lanciato British Gut, il più grande progetto scientifico europeo open-source (in collaborazione con America Gut) per studiare tutti batteri che popolano l'intestino umano, ad oggi in gran parte sconosciuti, e scoprire come il microbioma sia influenzato dalla dieta, dallo stile di vita e dalle malattie. E viceversa. I cittadini del Regno Unito (ma non solo) sono inviati a partecipare con una donazione, grazie alla quale riceveranno un kit per raccogliere […]
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7:46 AM | Iris svela i segreti del Sole
È stato lanciato nello Spazio poco più di un anno fa. E sta già facendo più che egregiamente il proprio dovere. Parliamo dell'Interface Region Imaging Spectroscope, o, più familiarmente, Iris, il grande telescopio spaziale che la Nasa ha mandato in orbita attorno al Sole per studiarne in dettaglio l'atmosfera e farci comprendere meglio i suoi misteri. In particolare, Iris si sta occupando della cosiddetta regione dell'interfaccia, la zona tra la superficie […]
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7:02 AM | De ojos, lupas y microscopios
Nuestros sentidos son los que hacen posible que nos relacionemos con el entorno, que seamos capaces de recibir información de nuestro alrededor y actuar en consecuencia. Uno de estos sentidos es la vista, cuyo órgano encargado de detectar la luz es el ojo. La capacidad de resolución del ojo es limitada. Por ejemplo, el ojo humano solo es capaz de percibir objetos de un tamaño mayor a 0,1 mm (es decir 0,0001m o 1×10-4 m). Para que te des una idea de lo que […]
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7:00 AM | How A Gunshot Wound Cured One Man’s OCD
It was reported in 1988 that a 19-year-old man attempted suicide by shooting himself in the head. Not only did the man survive the brain injury, but it cured him of his debilitating obsessive-compulsive disorder without causing any other permanent brain damage. He went on to be a straight-A college student and live a relatively normal life. The post How A Gunshot Wound Cured One Man’s OCD appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.
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6:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-266
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