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October 17, 2014

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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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2:30 AM | Animatronics!
If you’ve all watched movies like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Clash of Titans, to name a few, then you’ve all seen animatronics – even if you did not recognise it! Animatronics are simply put – special effects come to life! Indeed they bring together 2 of the unlikeliest fields – engineering and arts – in… Continue reading »
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12:29 AM | Terror skinks, social skinks, crocodile skinks, monkey-tailed skinks… it’s about skinks (skinks part II)
October 2014 continues – for no particular reason at all – to be Lizard Month here at Tet Zoo and right now it’s time for more skinks. The previous article is a sort of general introduction to the... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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12:15 AM | Beauty is in the In-Group of the Beholden
Attraction is more than physical traits. Find out what else counts.
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12:11 AM | Water Doesn’t Freeze at Zero! Did you know that water...
Water Doesn’t Freeze at Zero! Did you know that water doesn’t freeze at zero? Maddie Moate reveals some astonishing science about H2O. By: Earth Unplugged.
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12:04 AM | Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Genetics
Postdoctoral Research Position: This is a funded position in the Extavour lab at Harvard University (Departments of Organismic & Evolutionary Biology/Molecular and Cellular Biology). The project aims to understand how growth and patterning of distinct cell types are coordinated during organ development, using the Drosophila melanogaster ovary as a model. The successful candidate will participate […]

October 16, 2014

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11:22 PM | 30 Unusual Wills This week, John discusses some rather odd...
30 Unusual Wills This week, John discusses some rather odd wishes of the recently deceased. By: Mental Floss. Support: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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10:36 PM | ‘paleo’ diet? or paleofantasy?
The 'paleo' diet story on Campbell Live tonight spurred me to finish my review of one of the most entertaining popular books on genetics that I have read for some time. Entertaining, and informative, in equal measure. I wonder...
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10:33 PM | Dr. Madhav Chavan: Technology Alone Won’t Reform...
Dr. Madhav Chavan: Technology Alone Won’t Reform Education Dr. Madhav Chavan describes how technological innovations are inherently non-linear, and therefor don’t easily transpose to the linear world of education. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/think-tank/dr-madhav-chavan-tech-ed By: Big Think.
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9:44 PM | Meet Scott McVay: A Pioneer in Arctic Exploration In 1973,...
Meet Scott McVay: A Pioneer in Arctic Exploration In 1973, Scott McVay and a team of scientists were the first to document the bowhead whale. Dr. McVay shares some of the key findings and exciting moments from that expedition, including the moment they captured footage of the reticent sea creature. By: World Science Festival.
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8:54 PM | Why Can You Sometimes See the Moon During the Day? Have you...
Why Can You Sometimes See the Moon During the Day? Have you ever noticed that sometimes you can see the moon, even though it’s daytime? That’s crazy, huh? By: Stuff You Should Know.
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8:09 PM | UEG Week 2014
The United European Gastroenterology (UEG) Week 2014 in Vienna is just around the corner. The conference kicks off on Saturday the 18th of October and judging from the program it will be a very interesting and inspiring event with so much to choose from that you will hardly be able to make up your mind about what to attend.The general UEG website has now changed to the UEG Week Live site, which can be accessed here; however, you can still access the regular site here. The programme for the […]
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8:05 PM | The 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellows...
The 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellows - Being a mother and a scientist Our 2014 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Fellows explain us how to be a MOTHER and a SCIENTIST at the same time. Obviously, this is totally possible. By: For Women in Science.
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7:47 PM | Nothing to fear but the daily news keeps trying
Our morning newspaper led off with a headline "Ebola crisis in USA continues". Yes, the number of cases of ebola in the USA doubled, a 100% increase; now there are two. Now in west Africa there is a crisis, but here in the USA?  Not so much. To put this in some perspective, you have a better chance of getting bubonic plague than ebola at present, especially if you go camping in the western USA.  Yet you don't hear alarmist headlines, "Black death still alive".  If this is naught […]
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7:41 PM | When your name changes
People change their names for all sorts of reasons. Marriage is only one. What can you do to make sure people can find your scientific papers if you change your name?When you’re talking about your own CV or website, the task is trivial. All it takes is a note mentioning the name change.The problem is that many people look for papers through search engines: Google Scholar, Web of Science, PubMed, and so on. If they only know you by one name, they will not find papers you authored under the […]
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7:23 PM | Enhancing the birds’ eye view of glass
Every year up to a billion birds are killed in North Am […]
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7:16 PM | Mysteries of the Arctic Whales Thanks to the new technology and...
Mysteries of the Arctic Whales Thanks to the new technology and the help from the whales themselves, we are learning more about these Arctic animals more than we ever imagined, as we race against a changing environment. What is the tusk coming out o the the narwhal’s head? How long do bowheads live? Here the answers to those mysteries and more. By: World Science Festival.
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7:00 PM | WTF Forensik – Zahnseide bei der Aufklärung von Sexualdelikten
 Warnung: in dieser Reihe stelle ich schräge, drastische, extreme oder auf andere Weise merkwürdige Studien und Fallberichte vor, die die Forensischen Wissenschaften in ihrer ganzen Breite und Vielseitigkeit portraitieren sollen, die aber in ihrer Thematik und/oder den beigefügten Abbildungen nicht für alle LeserInnen geeignet sind und obgleich ich mich stets bemühen werde, nicht ins Sensationalistische…
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6:27 PM | World’s Most Asked Questions: How Can I Get Rid of the...
World’s Most Asked Questions: How Can I Get Rid of the Hiccups? by scishow: People ask Google everything under the sun. One of the most commonly searched questions in the world is “How do I get rid of hiccups?” Allow us at SciShow to explain. Don’t forget to tag your most burning questions with #WMAQ — we will answer a bunch of them in a new video at the end of the month! Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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5:38 PM | The Kindle Text Problem Why is it that PDFs look great and yet...
The Kindle Text Problem Why is it that PDFs look great and yet e-books can look ropey? - Dr Steve Bagley turns Brady into a computer to find out. By: Computerphile.
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4:50 PM | All you need is a steady hand…
The lab course I am teaching at Coker College does not have access to the newest and fanciest equipment for microscopy imaging (nor should it*). If your drawing skills are not up to snuff, however, a smartphone camera, a steady … Continue reading →
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4:49 PM | Porcupine Stink via animalwondersmontana: I know he smells bad...
Porcupine Stink via animalwondersmontana: I know he smells bad because of experience and science, but for me the stink is merely a distant memory of the first week we had him. It was nearly overwhelming. Now I can barely smell him at all. I think that’s a good thing.
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4:30 PM | Mystery Mini-Kraken Hauled in from the Deep
Fisherman brings up a creature that looks like a Greek mythology character.
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4:10 PM | Cancer Gene
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4:00 PM | How Jetlag Disrupts The Ticks of Your Microbial Clock
Your genome is the same right now as it was yesterday, last week, last year, or the day …
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3:49 PM | Two-faced gene: SIRT6 prevents some cancers but promotes sun-induced skin cancer
A new study shows that a protein known to inhibit the growth of liver and colon cancers can promote the development of skin cancers as well.
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