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October 24, 2014

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8:54 PM | 5 Food Myths About Cancer From sugar to red meat, there’s...
5 Food Myths About Cancer From sugar to red meat, there’s misinformation galore about what does (or doesn’t) cause cancer. By: How Stuff Works.
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8:05 PM | Top 5 Misconceptions about Lucid Dreams There are many...
Top 5 Misconceptions about Lucid Dreams There are many misconceptions about Lucid Dreams. This video only looks into the top 5 which includes “It’s only Lucid if you can control it” and “Lucid Dreaming is New Age”. This video also looking into Paranormal Dreams and even the brain frequencies within the brain while you sleep. Enjoy By: Es Einsteinium.
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7:46 PM | Information and Structure in Complex Systems
Eight years ago, I had finished my first year of graduate school in math, and I was at a loss as to what to research.  My original focus, differential geometry, was a beautiful subject to learn about, but the open research questions were too abstract and technical to sustain my interest.  I wanted something more relevant to the real world, something I could talk to people about.Looking for new ideas, I took a course in complex systems, run by the New England Complex Systems […]
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7:16 PM | 29 Dumb Facts About Dessert This week, John discusses some...
29 Dumb Facts About Dessert This week, John discusses some pretty dumb facts about dessert. By: Mental Floss. Support: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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7:15 PM | LabBook October 24, 2014
Alcoholism, H1N1, lupus and more in this week’s rundown of recent research publications of note from University of Chicago scientists and physicians.
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6:27 PM | World’s Most Asked Questions: How Many Calories Should I...
World’s Most Asked Questions: How Many Calories Should I Have in a Day? by scishow: People ask Google everything under the sun. One of the most commonly searched questions in the world is “How Many Calories Should I have in a day?” Allow us at SciShow to explain. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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6:00 PM | Meet the Secret Service's New K-9 Celebrities
Canine celebrities put their paws on the line to protect the White House.
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5:48 PM | No, sunbathing is NOT a ‘great new way to lose weight’
Research published today about sun, weight and diabetes has made for some worrying, or even misleading, headlines.
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5:38 PM | Wiping Out Disease With Genetics - World Changing Ideas In...
Wiping Out Disease With Genetics - World Changing Ideas In partnership with BBC Future, Headsqueeze is very happy to be bringing you the most interesting topics from the World Changing Ideas summit. Here leading geneticist George Church talks us through the possibility of preventing disease through genetics. Learn more about the World Changing Ideas summit here: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140917-ideas-that-will-change-the-world By: Head Squeeze.
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5:26 PM | Celebrating Alfred Russel Wallace with … a symposium of straight white men?
2014 marks a century since the death of Alfred Russel Wallace, who is recognized as co-discoverer, with Charles Darwin, of evolution by natural selection. Appropriately, the University of California Los Angeles is holding a symposium of biologists and natural historians to celebrate Wallace’s life and work. Unfortunately, the panel of speakers chosen for the symposium […]
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5:14 PM | Fish Want to Play Too
Yes, fish. These aquarium lap-swimmers and pursuers of flaked food aren’t known for their joie de vivre. Yet in one hobbyist’s tanks, scientists say they’ve captured a rare instance of fish playing around. James Murphy is a herpetologist at the Smithsonian National Zoological Park. Although he professionally studies reptiles and amphibians, he keeps fish as […]The post Fish Want to Play Too appeared first on Inkfish.

Burghardt, G., Dinets, V. & Murphy, J. (2014). Highly Repetitive Object Play in a Cichlid Fish (Tropheus duboisi). , Ethology, DOI: 10.1111/eth.12312

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5:00 PM | Will the future run out of technology?
If you haven’t seen it, this opinionated, provocative, and forceful essay by Bruce Gibney at Founder’s Fund is a great read. Starting with the question of why venture capital return has generally sucked over the past two decades, he delves … Continue reading →
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4:50 PM | The pig-like Aardvark
Adult and juvenile AardvarksCredit: By Scotto Bear from North Beach, MD, USA (aardvarks) [CC-BY-SA-2.], via Wikimedia CommonsKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaSuperorder: AfrotheriaOrder: TubulidentataFamily: OrycteropodidaeGenus: OrycteropusSpecies: Orycteropus aferConservation Status: Least Concern (Not Threatened)Common Name(s): Aardvark, African antbear, Cape anteaterMeet the Aardvark, a medium-sized, burrowing, nocturnal mammal from […]

Lehmann, T. (2009). Phylogeny and systematics of the Orycteropodidae (Mammalia, Tubulidentata), Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 155 (3) 649-702. DOI: 10.1111/j.1096-3642.2008.00460.x

Taylor, W. & Skinner, J. (2003). Activity patterns, home ranges and burrow use of aardvarks (Orycteropus afer) in the Karoo, Journal of Zoology, 261 (3) 291-297. DOI: 10.1017/S0952836903004217

Taylor, W., Lindsey, P. & Skinner, J. (2002). The feeding ecology of the aardvark Orycteropus afer, Journal of Arid Environments, 50 (1) 135-152. DOI: 10.1006/jare.2001.0854

Mutlow AG & Mutlow H (2008). Caesarian section and neonatal care in the aardvark (Orycteropus afer)., Journal of zoo and wildlife medicine : official publication of the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians, 39 (2) 260-2. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18634220

Tabuce, R., Asher, R. & Lehmann, T. (2008). Afrotherian mammals: a review of current data, mammalia, 72 (1) DOI: 10.1515/MAMM.2008.004

White, J., Williams, G., Samour, J., Drury, P. & Cheeseman, P. (1985). The composition of milk from captive aardvark (Orycteropus afer), Zoo Biology, 4 (3) 245-251. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.1430040305

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4:49 PM | What Makes Food Taste Sweet? Ever wonder why your favorite...
What Makes Food Taste Sweet? Ever wonder why your favorite sweets taste, well, sweet? Whether they’re made with sugar or artificial sweeteners, it all comes down to chemistry, and a very special shape known as the “sweetness triangle”. Let Darcy Gentleman, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry and snappy dressing take you through the science of sweetness. Special thanks to Professor Matt Hartings of American University for his help with this episode. By: ACS Reactions.
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4:39 PM | Genetic soothsaying: predicting chemotherapy effectiveness
New method analyzes whole-genome gene expression to predict whether tumors respond to chemotherapy
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4:06 PM | The Sugarcane Borer
The sugarcane borer moth, Diatraea saccharalis, is widespread throughout the Western Hemisphere, and is considered an introduced species in the southern United States. Although this moth has a wide distribution and is a pest of many crop plants including sugarcane, corn, sorghum and rice, it is considered one species.The larvae bore into the sugarcane stalks. In mature plants the tops tend to weaken or die, sometimes breaking off. In young plants the inner whorl of leaves is killed, resulting […]
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3:35 PM | Swimming Mammoths Beat Humans to California
A fossil tusk rescued from the sea proves mammoths swam to Southern California's Channel Islands much earlier than thought.
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3:08 PM | A Verona, un arcobaleno al chiaro di luna
Un arcobaleno si staglia nel cielo di Verona sotto una luminosa luna piena. Effetto Photoshop? No, l’immagine è autentica, merito del sapiente scatto della fotografa Alessandra Piasecka che ha avuto la fortuna di imbattersi nel raro fenomeno di un moonbow e la capacità di fissarne i colori altrimenti poco visibili all’occhio umano. “Il cielo particolarmente buio, la luna piena, la presenza di umidità portata dalle nubi, il lungo tempo di esposizione dello […]
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3:04 PM | Si torna all'ora solare
Probabilmente, più che l’equinozio d’autunno, è questo il vero spartiacque tra estate e inverno. È arrivato il momento di tornare all’ora solare, riportando indietro di un’ora le lancette degli orologi: come di consueto, l’appuntamento è fissato per le 3 del mattino della notte tra sabato 25 e domenica 26 ottobre, così come stabilito dalla direttiva 2000/84/Ce del Parlamento Europeo e del consiglio del 19 gennaio 2001. Buona […]
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3:00 PM | Pollinator discrimination, acorn antiques and fossil climates – new this week in Annals of Botany
Pollinator discrimination, acorn antiques and fossil climates - new this week in Annals of Botany.
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2:50 PM | Giant Shark, Megalodon, Had Lots of Company: Photos
Here are some of the animals--both on sea and on land--that existed during this mega-sized shark’s heyday.
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2:21 PM | PHLOX news tells it like it isn't
PHLOX news tells it like it isn't because conservatives prefer to hear conservative ideology and rhetoric rather than facts, and as a result the political debate is getting more polarized because the other end of the political spectrum prefers more factual reporting of the news. Too bad this means conservatives are ignoring reality, living in their own Reaganland, itself a fantasy construct. Perhaps you suspected this, or else you think this another conspiracy by the left-wing media elite, […]
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2:07 PM | Clima, l'accordo europeo per tagliare le emissioni
Ridurre del 40% delle emissioni di CO2 rispetto al 1990, aumentare fino al 27% l'utilizzo di fonti rinnovabili nel totale del mix energetico, e portare l'efficienza energetica almeno al 27% entro il 2030. Sono questi, in estrema sintesi, i punti dell'accordo su clima ed energia raggiunto a Bruxelles dai leader dei 28 paesi membri dell'Ue. Perhé l'accordo dell'Ue sia così importante lo spiega in questo video Matteo Di Castelnuovo, direttore del Master in Green […]
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2:00 PM | Do you take sex into account?
Yes, I talk to you, even more if you are one of those scientists working with any living being either unicellular or multicellular with sexual […] Read more The post Do you take sex into account? appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Biologists can´t understand biology Finding a new species could be easier than you think A tale about aquatic snails in the middle of the desert
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2:00 PM | Science for the People: Science & Shakespeare
This week, Science for the People looks at the way science influenced the work of the greatest author in English, and what modern scholars think about its origins. We’re joined by journalist and author Dan Falk, to talk about his book The … Continue reading →
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1:25 PM | Simonetta Di Pippo al Collegio nuovo di Pavia
READY FOR BOARD, NELLO SPAZIO Incontro con Simonetta di Pippo, Direttore – Ufficio per gli Affari dello Spazio Extra-Atmosferico delle Nazioni Unite (UNOOSA), Vienna, Presidente e Co-Fondatrice Women in Aerospace Europe (WIA‐E) Condotto da Giovanni Bignami, Presidente del Comitato Mondiale perla Ricerca Spaziale e dell’Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Accademico dei Lincei – Docente IUSS, Pavia «Facendo un bilancio, direi che mi sono […]
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1:20 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 @mgymrek: lobSTR3 is up! http://lobstr.teamerlich.org: ~5-10x speedup, 50% more sensitive, tons of new docs for […]
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1:00 PM | How An Antibiotic Gene Jumped All Over The Tree of Life
Every living thing on the planet has to contend with bacteria. To many viruses, they are prey. To …
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1:00 PM | Stuff online, “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to be naturally selected” edition
This week at Nothing in Biology Makes Sense: In the movies and on TV, only bad guys evolve. Because it’s what you do, not what you are. Why douchebag is the anti-white-supremacist slur for our time. Is Minneapolis the new … Continue reading →
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12:56 PM | Protein folding probably requires the assistance of Frigg
The Discovery Institute doesn’t understand the protein folding problem. I mean that literally: they don’t understand the problem. Scientists don’t know the answer, but they have a clear understanding of the problem. PNAS published a “Perspective” article, “The Nature of Protein Folding Pathways,” by S. Walter Englander and Leland Mayne. Unsurprisingly, they try to approach…
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