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April 13, 2014

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11:56 PM | The First Brain – Book Giveaway
Are you in Goodreads? If so, you can enter to win one of two copies of my book “The First Brain”… Absolutely free! Note: I do not choose the winners, Goodreads does. Good luck! (:-) To enter you can click here or go to the site below: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/88984-the-first-brain-the-neuroscience-of-planarians Filed under: Blogging Tagged: Books
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11:20 PM | "How do we know what is true?" Narrated by Stephen Fry -...
"How do we know what is true?" Narrated by Stephen Fry - That’s Humanism! A short Humanist animation about how we learn what’s true through the use of evidence and science. Written & produced by the British Humanist Association in conjunction with SkeptiSketch, and narrated by Stephen Fry. Contributing artists: Mel Tubbs (Stephen Fry likeness), Alex Gregory (Cavemen), Dawn Darko - Dragoart (God, Demon) Thank you to Alom Shaha, Amy Macmillan, Craig Duncan, Andrew Copson, and Sara […]
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11:19 PM | Tweet: I’d be ashamed of being a QLDer if I wasn’t alread…
I’d be ashamed of being a QLDer if I wasn’t already ashamed of being Australian. #Science #HumanRights #NameYourOwnTopic
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11:11 PM | VI Concurso Internacional de Ilustraciones Científicas sobre Dinosaurios
La Fundación para el Estudio de los Dinosaurios en Castilla y León y el Museo de Dinosaurios de Salas de los Infantes (Burgos) convocan el VI Concurso Internacional de Ilustraciones Científicas sobre Dinosaurios. El tema principal del concurso son los dinosaurios, que pueden estar representados por reconstrucciones en vida, en su medio o de los fósiles originales. Las ilustraciones deberán ser originales y se acompañarán de los datos […]
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10:40 PM | And Now the Good News №79 “Gravity Measurements Confirm...
And Now the Good News №79 “Gravity Measurements Confirm Subsurface Ocean on Enceladus” “NIST Launches a New U.S. Time Standard: NIST-F2 Atomic Clock” “Erasing a genetic mutation” via Steve Shives.
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10:18 PM | Etymology. (Not to be confused with entomology.)
It's time I explained where the name of the blog, "q-bingo", comes from.It started last year at the q-bio conference, which is a conference focused on quantum quixotic quantitative biology. Like all fields, quantitative biology involves a certain amount of jargon and buzzwords, and certain words crop up more often than they would in everyday conversation.And where would you hear those words most often? Conferences, of course. In fact, you might start keeping track of how many times certain […]
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10:12 PM | Tweet: Didn’t log on all weekend and missed the #YoManusc…
Didn’t log on all weekend and missed the #YoManuscript stream of hilarity. Funny funny stuff.
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10:00 PM | Is Tau Better Than Pi? Is there anything better than pi? Tara...
Is Tau Better Than Pi? Is there anything better than pi? Tara joins Trace to discuss whether or not tau is better than pi. via DNews Channel.
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9:20 PM | 26 Outrageous Truths About Children’s Television This...
26 Outrageous Truths About Children’s Television This week, John looks behind the scenes of some our favorite children’s television programs. via Mental Floss Video. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mf_video Website: http://www.mentalfloss.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mental_floss Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mentalflossmagazine
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9:00 PM | (Developmental) Biology around the internet- April 2014
Here is our monthly round-up of some of the interesting content that we spotted around the internet:   News & Research: - This year’s Waddington Medal was awarded by the British Society for Developmental Biology to Prof Phil Ingham! - Are you a budding science writer? The Wellcome Trust launched their 2014 Science Writing Competition, and are […]
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8:50 PM | You Bird Brain
It has been a very (very, very) long time since I last sat down to write. I wish I had a valid excuse. The truth is, I have finally joined the real world and got my first grown-up, full-time job. This involves starring at a computer screen for 8 hours of the day and, unfortunately, […]
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8:40 PM | When Insanity Becomes Normal - Venezuela At this point it...
When Insanity Becomes Normal - Venezuela At this point it isn’t clear what any of us outside of Venezuela can do to help those inside the country - and this has been hard for me to stomach. Perhaps one of the best things I can do is to provide emotional support. via Minute Physics.
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8:21 PM | Sunday Science Poem: Straining Minds versus Nature’s Single Gesture
William Carlos Williams’ “Labrador” (1948) It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re continuing our focus on the poems of William Carlos Williams. As much as we might wish to have a unified understanding of nature, we have no choice but to … Continue reading →
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8:01 PM | 2048 Induction Extra An extra bit from our 2048 video on Steve...
2048 Induction Extra An extra bit from our 2048 video on Steve Mould’s channel. Full video here: 2048 strategy and maths http://youtu.be/OO4tA5i7X9g Play 2048 here http://gabrielecirulli.github.io/2048/ via Singing Banana.
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8:00 PM | Regenerating muscle in Duchenne muscular dystrophy: age matters
Muscle Regeneration by HDACis in mouse model of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at early stages of Disease
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7:20 PM | Archaeoscoop: Cave Art Saved with Lasers Today my top three...
Archaeoscoop: Cave Art Saved with Lasers Today my top three examine a project saving cave art in Scotland, release WWI spy files and how farming alters human bone density: 1) Digitizing Cave Art will Prevent it Being Lost Forever:http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229644.500-digitising-cave-art-will-prevent-it-being-lost-forever.html 2) Secret WW1 Spy Files have Been Made Available Online:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26959349 3) Farming Changed Human Bones, Study […]
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6:40 PM | Ockham’s Razor - Gentleman Thinker The first in a brand...
Ockham’s Razor - Gentleman Thinker The first in a brand new series providing lightning-fast summaries of core philosophical concepts! Because they’re shorter hopefully this will mean a new video EVERY WEEK: a new full episode one week and a new Gentleman Thinker the next! via Philosophy Tube. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PhilosophyTube Twitter: https://twitter.com/PhilosophyTube
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6:23 PM | Palm Sunday
Today is Palm Sunday in the Christian calendar, marking the beginning of Holy Week with Jesus’ return to Jerusalem before his death. Even after one cup of coffee this morning, it is the only Christian holy day I can think of named for a plant. It comes from the fact that palm leaves, a symbol […]
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6:00 PM | Crystal Dilworth: Ballet, Neuroscience and a Man-Eating...
Crystal Dilworth: Ballet, Neuroscience and a Man-Eating Plant Crystal Dilworth doesn’t “run away to join the circus,” but then she kind of does… with other scientists. Crystal Dilworth recently completed her Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience at Cal Tech. Her research has focused on the molecular basis for nicotine dependence. An accomplished life-long dancer, Crystal now choreographs Cal Tech’s musical productions. That’s right, she teaches other scientists to […]
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5:20 PM | Naked Soda Can Science - Cool Science Experiment! You’ll...
Naked Soda Can Science - Cool Science Experiment! You’ll never look at a can of soda in the same way after our science guy, Steve Spangler, shares a secret. He’s taking us into his table-top science lab to learn how to make a naked soda can. via Spangler Science TV.
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5:15 PM | TED-Ed: There are three types of color receptors in your eye:...
TED-Ed: There are three types of color receptors in your eye: red, green and blue. But how do we see the amazing kaleidoscope of other colors that make up our world? Colm Kelleher explains how humans can see everything from auburn to aquamarine. Talk by Colm Kelleher, animation by TED-Ed. Great little video about color vision. It’s a shame that it only covers humans, ‘cause there are animals out there that can see colors we can’t even imagine. Incidentally, I have co-authored […]
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4:40 PM | Is This the Future of Alternative Wind Energy? The makers of...
Is This the Future of Alternative Wind Energy? The makers of Buoyant Airborne Turbine (BAT) think they’ve got the next step in alternative wind energy, without the large grounded turbines. The BAT is a high-altitude mobile wind-powered generator, that’s able to convert the more powerful wind currents into a substantial amount of electricity. It can also hoist cellular transmitters and meteroological equipment. It sounds great, but the BAT isn’t perfect…right? Kim […]
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4:01 PM | Do Animals Like Music? Listening to music is a great way to...
Do Animals Like Music? Listening to music is a great way to relax and unwind, or stay focused at work and school. In fact, certain animals enjoy listening to music too. Trace discusses why animals like music, and also how listening to a certain genre might just cause cows to produce more milk! via DNews Channel.
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3:42 PM | IPCC report calls for climate mitigation action now, not later
The world is heading towards possibly dangerous levels of global warming despite increasing efforts to promote the transition to a low-carbon economy, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns in its latest report today.  Read more
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3:42 PM | IPCC report calls for climate mitigation action now, not later
The world is heading towards possibly dangerous levels of global warming despite increasing efforts to promote the transition to a low-carbon economy, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns in its latest report today.  Read more
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3:42 PM | IPCC report calls for climate mitigation action now, not later
The world is heading towards possibly dangerous levels of global warming despite increasing efforts to promote the transition to a low-carbon economy, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warns in its latest report today.  Read more
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3:23 PM | The week in the blogosphere and another giveaway!
Horseshoe Bend, AZ © EEGIt's been quite a week! CHIMERAS is finally live on Amazon, both in paper and in Kindle. Check out the giveaway at the end of the post -- you can win one autographed print copy of CHIMERAS!To help spread the word about the book, here are some guest posts and interviews that I did this week and some that are about to come:Guest post on chimerism on The Writer's Forensics Blog.Writer, painter, and social scientist Elena Yang interviewed me on the Los Alamos Daily […]
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3:20 PM | How Does LASIK Work? Jonathan Strickland explains the process...
How Does LASIK Work? Jonathan Strickland explains the process and risks of LASIK surgery, from preoperative exams, to lasers in your eyes. via Brain Stuff.
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2:40 PM | COFFEE HATES YOU! The invigorating scent of the day’s...
COFFEE HATES YOU! The invigorating scent of the day’s first pot. The eye-opening buzz of your morning cup-a. Coffee is like an alarm clock you can drink and would kill for and Coffee Hates You! via Nature Hates You.
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2:00 PM | A Day In History: The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Is there life...
A Day In History: The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Is there life on Mars? Is Mars Inhabitable? These are some of the questions that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is trying to answer. This satellite has been orbiting Mars since 2006 and has provided us with some amazing information. Join us as we take a look back at the day that it first arrived at its destination. That Was History is an educational, history channel with a laid back feel. Each episode contains a historical event and facts that […]
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