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December 16, 2014

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9:05 PM | Tangled Up With You Written by Nick Goodwin Sung by Eliza...
Tangled Up With You Written by Nick Goodwin Sung by Eliza Shea From The Secrets of Quantum Mechanics: Einstein’s Nightmare Uploaded by: Tim Usborne.
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8:50 PM | Zoo Attendance 12.6% Higher YTD
Columbus Zoo's attendance is running 12.6 percent above 2013 year-to-date, despite a zoo-levy defeat earlier in the year. "The previous record year was 2009, when attendance hit 2.2 million."
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8:16 PM | From Toilet To Tap Water Alex and the crew travel to Saudi...
From Toilet To Tap Water Alex and the crew travel to Saudi Arabia and talk to Noura Shehab, a Ph.D. student at KAUST, about her research to use microbes to power sea water desalination. Congratulations to Dr. Shehab for graduating this week! By: Piled Higher and Deeper.
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7:27 PM | If We Could Cure Hallucinations, Should We? During the live...
If We Could Cure Hallucinations, Should We? During the live question and answer session at Hallucinations with Oliver Sacks, Neil DeGrasse Tyson came up to the microphone and asked, “If in the future we could stop all hallucinations, would it make sense to do so?” Oliver Sacks’s answer — about the lobotomy, PTSD, epilepsy, and medicine and neuroethics — shows that the answer isn’t quite so simple. By: World Science Festival.
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7:20 PM | Bacterial Motors Come in a Dizzying Array of Models
Bacteria that can swim propel themselves with corkscrew tails anchored in rotary motors. That may seem surprisingly mechanical for a microbe, but it is a system that has been wildly popular and... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:38 PM | Spicy Food Is A Painful, Wonderful Lie Why is spicy food spicy?...
Spicy Food Is A Painful, Wonderful Lie Why is spicy food spicy? Why does it hurt to eat it, yet technically does no damage? Come and find out! You may just leave this video little bit smarter! :) By: Think Fact.
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6:18 PM | Interning at the Monteverde Butterfly Gardens
One year ago, I found an advertisement for an internship on WorkCabin and two months later arrived in Monteverde as a new intern at the Monteverde Butterfly Gardens. I was greeted by the owners Bryna and David as well as … Continue reading →
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6:15 PM | Is sex safe after a heart attack? Study finds most doctors don’t offer advice
Only 12 percent of women and 19 percent of men get advice from their doctors about resuming sex after a heart attack, according to a new study by Stacy Lindau, MD, and Rupa Mehta Sanghani, MD.
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5:49 PM | Climate Science: What You Need To Know via jtotheizzoe: Climate...
Climate Science: What You Need To Know via jtotheizzoe: Climate change is happening now, it’s happening fast, and human activity is causing it. This is what the vast majority of climate research tells us and what more than 97% of climate scientists agree on. Hopefully you’re the kind of person that trusts in science and agrees with all that. Good for you! I like your style.  But if a climate change denier walked up to you at a party, and said you were wrong, because climate […]
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5:26 PM | Dances with Pharma: part 1 – why are drugs so expensive?
In this first in a two-part series, we take a look at how cancer drugs get to patients, and at some of reasons behind the spiralling costs.
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5:25 PM | Amazonian Chick Mimics a Poisonous Caterpillar
In a bid to look unattractive to predators, the nestlings not only look like caterpillars but move just like them, too.
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4:22 PM | TWiM #93: Worming in on Bacteria
Vincent, Elio, and Michael reveal that a soil-dwelling nematode can recognize and respond to a bacterial quorum sensing molecule through a sensory neuron.
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3:57 PM | There’s plenty of room at the bottom… for ART!
What do you need if you want to create an art piece that is not visible to our bare eyes? For ages, visual artists have invented tools for manipulating various materials to shape their reflections of the world into art pieces that we can appreciate with our eyes: paintings, sculptures, and installations arts. Sometimes it […]
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3:47 PM | Will the Connecticut River freeze in Northampton this winter?
The Northampton Gazette recently published my letter: To the editor,         I’ve met several old men in the valley who remember when the Connecticut River used to freeze over. That has not happened in a long time. Nevertheless, The Oxbow has remained frozen during winters, and there has been ice fishing there. […]
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3:26 PM | Looking inwards: opening a window onto human development
This editorial was first published in Development. It was written by Olivier Pourquié, Benoit Bruneau, Gordon Keller and Austin Smith.   The past 30 years or so have witnessed tremendous advances in the field of developmental biology. This has resulted in a growing (although still incomplete) understanding of the molecular basis of embryonic development, including characterization of signals and genes involved […]
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3:26 PM | Discoveries of the week
Salmo kottelatiSalmo kottelati sp. n., is described from Alakır Stream (Mediterranean basin) in Turkey. It is distinguished from other Anatolian Salmo species by a combination of the following characters (none unique to the species): general body colour greenish to silvery in life; 7–9 parr marks along lateral line; four dark bands on flank absent in both sexes; black ocellated spots few, present only on upper part of flank in individuals smaller than 160 mm SL but in larger both […]
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3:24 PM | In Development this week (Vol. 142, Issue 1)
Here are the highlights from the current issue of Development:   Planar cell polarity squeezes in on the action The planar cell polarity (PCP) pathway regulates the polarization of epithelial tissues in various contexts, but recent studies suggest that the PCP pathway also influences other aspects of morphogenesis. Here, Sergei Sokol and colleagues uncover a […]
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3:00 PM | National Academy of Inventors names two Sanford-Burnham researchers as Charter Fellows
Vuori and Ruoslahti were recently announced as Fellows of the NAI
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3:00 PM | Galapagos Islands
Did you figure out the answers to last week’s quiz? They’re all the way at the bottom of this post, but I’m sure you figured out that answer A was the Galapagos Islands. The Galapagos Islands were formed more than … Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | Meeting David Attenborough
Six years ago, I spent an hour at David Attenborough’s house, talking to him about wildlife, film-making and …
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1:30 PM | The dinosaurs in the backyard
Chickens are some of the closest relatives of dinosaurs, and though genetic tinkering the birds might even one day be turned into tiny dinos.
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1:30 PM | Latino Natural History: Recognizing the contributions of Latino naturalists
While there are plenty of accounts on the natural history of Latin America, many of the best-known stories are from the point of view of outsiders, especially those from the age of extensive European exploration. The new exhibition “Latino Natural History” aims to turn the focus to a few notable naturalists of Latin American origin, and recognizing the work they did to further the study of the world’s flora and fauna.Some of the featured naturalists, like Puerto Rican American […]
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1:00 PM | Pteris – the most diverse ferns
The inferred biogeographic history highlights long-distance dispersal as a major process shaping the worldwide distribution of the genus Pteris.
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1:00 PM | Tuesday Crustie: Chanukah
Do you have your lobster ready for the festival of lights, which begins tonight?Many creeds love crustaceans. From here. Hat tip to Miriam Goldstein.
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12:19 PM | Uovo e spermatozoo, un incontro che fa scintille
Una serie di bagliori che accendono la cellula uovo: è quello che succede dopo la fecondazione. A immortalare il fenomeno, per la prima volta, è stato un gruppo di ricercato statunitensi
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12:10 PM | Injectable 3D vaccines to target cancer and infectious diseases
Cancer cells can be stealth like in their ability to evade attack from the immune system. This allows tumours to flourish and spread. The implantation of material into the body to target an immune response offers a promising alternative to the injection of cells manipulated ex vivo, but it involves a surgical procedure. Now aRead More
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12:00 PM | DNA Sequencing from Formalin-Preserved Specimens
It’s common wisdom that formalin-preserved samples can’t be DNA sequenced because formalin degrades DNA beyond use . However, a paper recently appeared in Genome Research, describing successful whole genome sequencing of formalin-prepared samples. If it is possible to sequence DNA from formalin-fixed specimens, then that opens up a world of genetic studies through space and time […]
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11:39 AM | The demise of SciAmBlogs
So I hear that SciAmBlogs is undergoing a radical overhaul and shedding no less than half of its bloggers, many of whom have been with the network since its inception. This includes many whose thought-provoking writings I respect - even though I don't always agree with them - like Janet Stemwedel and Eric Michael Johnson.It's a shame really, because I think the network had really distinguished itself as one of the few blogging networks in the world whose bloggers had vibrant, independent voices […]
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10:00 AM | Are we still doing 'beanbag' eu(genetics)? Part II. History's unlearned lessons?
Yesterday we discussed some of the ways in which particularized views of genomic control and evolution were controversial and that, despite much more knowledge now than when the issues first surfaced nearly a century ago, they are still with us in largely unchanged form--even if with massive amounts of data and lots of chest-thumping about how modern our current view is.One consequence of a genomic causation as highly deterministic and specific is that one comes to believe that once a person is […]
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9:47 AM | Cute Tiny Baby Bats Rolled Into Bat-Burritos
It's true that most people don't like bats. They regard them as disgusting flying creatures. May be you are one of those people. If you are, then I guarantee you that the video you are about to see will change your mind. Bats are super cute, especially baby bat-rritos: The video was shot by Adam Cox, of the Wakaleo Animal Channel at the Australian Bat Clinic & Wildlife Trauma Centre
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