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April 21, 2014

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7:00 PM | Rare turtle cruises over reef, snacks on a jelly Hawksbill...
Rare turtle cruises over reef, snacks on a jelly Hawksbill turtles might be critically endangered, but they’re thriving on this reef off Thailand’s coast. This youngster casually cruises through his underwater neighbourhood before finding a jellyfish snack. And when dinner is done, he becomes just a little infatuated with his reflection in the camera lens, forcing cameraman Stewart Whitfield to retreat. via Earth Touch.
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6:37 PM | CheckMate™ Mammalian Two-Hybrid System: Application Update
In the CheckMate™ Mammalian Two-Hybrid System, the pBIND Vector contains the yeast GAL4 DNA-binding domain upstream of a multiple cloning region, and the pACT Vector contains the herpes simplex virus VP16 activation domain upstream of a multiple cloning region. The two genes encoding the two potentially interactive proteins of interest are cloned into pBIND and […]
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6:30 PM | Sick Science! №191 - Flying Ping Pong Ball via Steve Spangler...
Sick Science! №191 - Flying Ping Pong Ball via Steve Spangler Science.
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6:11 PM | Monica Vela, MD, wins national award for work in health care disparities
Monica Vela, MD, associate dean for multicultural affairs at the University Of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, will receive the 2014 Herbert W. Nickens Minority Health and Representation in Medicine Award from the Society of General Internal Medicine at the group's annual meeting this week.
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6:11 PM | Cheetahs, but not wild dogs, manage to live with lions
Wild ThingsConservation,Animals by Sarah Zielinski 3:14pm, April 21, 2014 Lions may be lazy cats, but they dominate on the plains of the Serengeti.William Warby/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)Lions rule. Every kid knows that. Out on the plains of Africa, lions are the top predators. But they’re not the only predators that roam the Serengeti. These lesser mesopredators include cheetahs and African […]
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6:10 PM | Hobo Spider Bites Might Not Be So Toxic After All
Whether hobo spider bites are toxic to people has been a matter of debate, but a new study suggests the spider's venom may be less harmful thought.
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6:00 PM | Born to Engineer - Biomedical bubbles with Eleanor Stride "If I...
Born to Engineer - Biomedical bubbles with Eleanor Stride "If I were to say that the complexity of what we do is the same as the complexity of designing a car, I wouldn’t be exaggerating." Since 2007 biomedical engineer Eleanor Stride has been designing a revolutionary new method of delivering drugs by injecting tiny microbubbles into the bloodstream. Traditional drug delivery through pills or injection send the active agent through the bloodstream meaning that a high percentage of cells […]
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5:57 PM | Sequencing the Blue Beetle Genome
I would normally save this striking video for a Found While Foraging, but since it’s time-sensitive I decided to share …Continue reading →
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5:30 PM | Mountain Death Camas - Anticlea elegans Mountain Deathcamas...
Mountain Death Camas - Anticlea elegans Mountain Deathcamas (Anticlea elegans, formerly Zigadenus elegans) is also known as Elegant Camas or “alkali grass”. It is not a grass (though its leaves are grass-like), but belongs to the trillium family, Melanthiaceae. It has white lily-like flowers and two-pronged, greenish-yellow glands on each petal (the shape of which can help in distinguishing it from other members of the genus). It is widely distributed throughout North America and […]
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5:28 PM | Introducing A New Dog: Maggie and Willie as a Case Study
In hopes it will be helpful to others in the same situation, I thought I’d outline how I handled the introduction of lovely little Maggie into the family. Here’s some background on the actors: 1) Willie: Eight-year old BC neutered male, at one point extremely aggressive to unfamiliar dogs, relatively comfortable outside now with new […]
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5:11 PM | Unravelling How Planaria Regenerate
Planarian flatworms are one of nature's little wonders. Although their 'cross-ey...
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5:00 PM | Where Is This Video? Where are …. videos? via...
Where Is This Video? Where are …. videos? via Vsauce. Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VsauceGaming
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4:30 PM | Why The 5 Second Rule MIGHT Be True The five second rule is the...
Why The 5 Second Rule MIGHT Be True The five second rule is the common belief that if you drop a piece of food on the floor, and you pick it up within 5 seconds, the food is still safe to eat. Is this accurate, or just a myth? Laci and Trace take a look at the interaction of harmful bacteria and the food to determine whether or not it’s safe to eat. via DNews Channel.
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4:15 PM | Marshall Chin new president-elect of Society of General Internal Medicine
Marshall Chin, the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine, has been named the new president-elect of the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) for the 2014-2015 year.
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4:07 PM | Time to rename “crayfish” plague?
Marmorkrebs are potential vectors for crayfish plague, which is caused by Aphanomyces astaci. This pathogen devastated European crayfish since being introduced along with North American crayfish.Now, we find out it’s not just crayfish that it can infect. A new paper by Svoboda and colleagues shows it can infect freshwater crabs, like the land crab Potamon potamios (pictured) and the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. The crabs appear to be more resistant to the infection than […]
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4:04 PM | A pointer into the past
Opps – post removed to alternate blog.
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4:00 PM | New Technology Could End Animal Testing A new technology...
New Technology Could End Animal Testing A new technology developed called chemosynthetic livers could function as a way for scientists to test out new drugs without having to test it on real animals. via Animalist.
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3:30 PM | Does having a baby hurt more than getting kicked in the...
Does having a baby hurt more than getting kicked in the testicles? Cristen looks for a scientific answer to one of life’s most persistent questions about men, women and pain tolerance. via Stuff Mom Never Told You.
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3:30 PM | Rubber’s Busting Bubble
Although not as common as it once was, one tropical tree crop seems to have found itself a new habitat in office foyers and sitting rooms across the land. However, the pot-plant with the large glossy dark green leaves that is widely known as the rubber plant is a fraud, a charlatan, it is not […]
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3:24 PM | Swimmers Honor A Former Team Member While Raising Funds For Cancer Research
This weekend's Hour of Power relay honors the memory of swimmer Ted Mullin and helps raise funds for sarcoma research.
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3:09 PM | It’s history, but it’s not irrelevant
REGISTRAR: What do you want? CRAWFORD: I brought this lady down to register REGISTRAR: (after giving the woman a card to fill out and sending her outside in the hall) Why did you bring this lady down here? CRAWFORD: Because … Continue reading →
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3:00 PM | Meet The Chicken From Hell So have you heard of the chicken from...
Meet The Chicken From Hell So have you heard of the chicken from hell? It’s a new Dinosaur! via Animalist.
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3:00 PM | Tracking cellulosic bioenergy targets, production, and capacity
Check out the new page on RFS2 cellulosic biofuel RIN production volumes!  The figure presented builds off previous simple analyses here and here, and will be updated periodically based on EPA EMTS numbers (which appear to be published with only … Continue reading →
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3:00 PM | Diesen Freitag: Science Slam in Dortmund
Kommenden Freitag, 25.4., trete ich auf bei einem Science Slam in der Zeche Zollern in Dortmund. Das ganze findet statt im Rahmen der Ausstellung “Über Unterwelten” des LWL-Industriemuseums. Schußwaffen werden ja vor allem von Damen und Herren aus der “Unterwelt” zur Durchsetzung ihrer zweifelhaften Vorhaben eingesetzt und wenn es ganz übel läuft, muß sich am…
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2:30 PM | Phases of Meiosis Paul Andersen explains the major phases of...
Phases of Meiosis Paul Andersen explains the major phases of meiosis including: interphase, prophase I, metaphase I, anaphase I, telophase I, cytokinesis, interphase II, metaphase II, anaphase II, and telophase II. He explains how variation is created in the next generation through meiosis and sexual reproduction. via Bozeman Science.
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2:27 PM | Jug 1.0-release candidate 0
New release of Jug: 1.0 release candidate I’ve put out a new release of jug, which I’m calling 1.0-rc0. This is a release candidate for version 1.0 and if there are no bugs, in a few days, I’ll just call it … Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | What Do Preschoolers Learn from Fantastical Picture Books?
One of the new picture books making the bedtime rounds at our house is How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight?, which describes and depicts dinosaurs doing such un-dinosaurly things as tucking themselves into bed or kissing their human mothers good night. … Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | Japanese American Concentration Camps Here’s the story of...
Japanese American Concentration Camps Here’s the story of the Japanese American concentration camps that were established throughout the United States during World War II. via Mr. Beat’s Social Studies Channel.
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2:00 PM | Parasites, chromosomes and the tree of life
Advances in the knowledge of the molecular basis of life have provided some of the most impressive and certain proofs to the notion that all […] Read more The post Parasites, chromosomes and the tree of life appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:The flick of a switch controls the fate of human parasites Life and deeds of RNA (I): William Wallace and the fate of the cell Life and deeds of RNA (III): RNA processing, neurodegeneration and a rare disease

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1:30 PM | Blackbeard’s Two Years of TERROR How did Edward Teach, aka...
Blackbeard’s Two Years of TERROR How did Edward Teach, aka Blackbeard go from an unknown to the most notorious pirate in history in only two years? In this episode, we explain the origins of piracy in the Caribbean from Queen Anne’s War to Blackbeard’s gory death. via Laughing Historically.http://twitter.com/laughhistoryhttp://facebook.com/laughinghistorically
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