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November 27, 2014

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7:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-307
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3:57 AM | Getting Techy With It: GigaScience Technology Update 2014
When it comes to technology, GigaScience has always been open and willing to embrace new ways of integrating technology in its publishing processes, with the ultimate goal of working towards more reproducible, interactive and executable papers. So far, 2014 has been an extremely busy year for Team Giga with regards to various technical developments as the journal continues to push the boundaries of reproducible research and open data. Our team have been busy working on our technical platforms, […]
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2:23 AM | Tsunamis 101
Missed the Living with Risk Exhibition at the Science Centre? Curious about Tsunamis? Or do you simply want to find out a bit more about Nature’s Electrifying Phenomenons? Here’s some vital info that may well help you survive a tsunami, should you ever face one! First of all, WHAT is a TSUNAMI? A series of… Continue reading »
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2:16 AM | A Hit!
@NCAquariumatPKS I think the fish and the turtles were a hit. The girls kept wanting to know more about the sharks! pic.twitter.com/LnUkl8gDvt— Robert B. Dance (@RobertBDanceArt) November 25, 2014
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1:11 AM | Climate Politics With Hank Green! In this episode of Thought...
Climate Politics With Hank Green! In this episode of Thought Café Today, Jon and Hank Green tackle the issue of climate change. Following the September NYC UN Summit on Climate Change, Hank talks about his hope for the future of the climate, the reluctance of many world leaders when it comes to addressing their country’s emissions, and the sense of urgency we should feel when it comes to implementing concrete measures to deal with this issue. Plus, we find out what grades Hank and […]
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12:22 AM | 19th Century Free Love: The Oneida Community Take a looksy at a...
19th Century Free Love: The Oneida Community Take a looksy at a free love commune of the 19th century, the Oneida Community in the heart of NY State. By: Keith Hughes.

November 26, 2014

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11:33 PM | The Pop Music Experiment by asapscience: Why are some songs so...
The Pop Music Experiment by asapscience: Why are some songs so dang catchy? You can be part of an awesome scientific pop music experiment in our new video!
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10:44 PM | RIP Philae? The Latest on the Comet Mission SciShow Space News...
RIP Philae? The Latest on the Comet Mission SciShow Space News explains what happened to Philae, the first spacecraft on the surface of a comet, and shares what scientists say about the future of the mission. Hosted by: Caitlin Hofmeister By: SciShow Space. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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9:57 PM | Jonathan Glazer announced as new Screenwriting Fellow
Wellcome Trust Headquarters was transformed into a hive of showbiz activity this evening as the latest recipient of Wellcome Trust/BFI Screenwriting Fellowship, run in association with Film4, was announced. Putting an end to months of speculation, Wellcome Trust Director of Strategy, Clare Matterson announced our new Screenwriting Fellow. Elspeth Houlding was at the event… The […]
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9:54 PM | Cockroaches, Alligators & Other Weird Sources of New...
Cockroaches, Alligators & Other Weird Sources of New Drugs Some of humanity’s favorite antibiotics are starting to lose their mojo, in the face of smart, sneaky, and rapidly-evolving bacteria. To find new drugs to combat these superbugs, scientists are looking in some weird new places, like cockroaches’ brains, the blood of alligators, and more. By: SciShow. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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9:52 PM | 2014 Pedal the Cause San Diego raises $1 million for cancer research
Pedal the Cause—San Diego announced that the second annual cycling event successfully raised $1 million dollars for cancer research at Sanford-Burnham, the Salk Institute, and UCSD Moores Cancer Center. Pedal the Cause, the only multi-day cycling fundraiser to support cancer research in San Diego, provides critical funding to the community’s National Cancer Institute-Designated cancer centers. AsRead More
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9:29 PM | The French entomologists found in France 18 NEW SPECIES of insects.
The French entomologists found in France18 new species of insects Coleoptera, Carabidae, Bembidiini, TachyinaFrance, Provence-Alpes-Côte-D'azurBook 143 pp. (free) Avon and Courtial, 2014 Sur le complexe des Tachyina : nouveaux taxons,nouveaux groupes, hybrides potentiels et biogéographiede la Faune de France, Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’azur (Coleoptera, Trechinae, Bembidiini, Tachyina)"Following the publication of Martin Baehr in 1987 on the Australian […]
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9:06 PM | Trans Awareness via tumblingdoe: I’ve wanted to introduce you...
Trans Awareness via tumblingdoe: I’ve wanted to introduce you to Acton since Sexplanations has existed. This week, which is Trans Awareness Week seemed like a fitting time. Please share! Video by: sexplanations.
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8:17 PM | Produce bus for food deserts
There are places even in small cities where grocery stores are too far away for walking/biking access. This is especially important when it comes to fresh and sustainable produce. In urban areas with well developed mass transit, there will often be small, strategically placed markets at major transit hubs, but neither of these is common place in the USA. This produce bus idea makes the produce market movable and capable of serving several neighborhoods. Many […]
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8:16 PM | How to Make a Scribbling Robot | Do Try This at Home |...
How to Make a Scribbling Robot | Do Try This at Home | At-Bristol Science Centre This week we’re making robots! Alice Barber takes you through how to build your own scribble-bot that can draw an infinite variety of patterns. This video was presented by: Alice Barber By: At-Bristol.
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7:27 PM | Quantum Cheshire Cat Quantum Cheshire Cat discussed by...
Quantum Cheshire Cat Quantum Cheshire Cat discussed by Professor Mike Merrifield from the University of Nottingham. Nature paper on this: http://bit.ly/1z2j00m Experiment pics courtesy of Tobias Denkmayr Cat drawn by Knut Johannes Håland Music by Alan Stewart By: Sixty Symbols.
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7:27 PM | Five University of Chicago faculty named AAAS Fellows
Four members of the Biological Sciences Division and one from the Physical Sciences Division named as 2014 AAAS Fellows
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7:00 PM | Used Tips – ‘Coxy’
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6:58 PM | Add Your Voice to Plans for an Alice Munro Museum
One of the great things about being a freelance writer […]
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6:38 PM | A day in the life of Robotina In her NSF-supported research,...
A day in the life of Robotina In her NSF-supported research, Julie Shah and her team at MIT use Robotina to learn how to build better robotic cooperative assistants, as envisioned by the National Robotics Initiative, an multi-agency effort to advance fundamental robotics research to ultimately help give people a better quality of life and benefit society and the economy. Read how: http://1.usa.gov/1uRED4p By: National Science Foundation.
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6:00 PM | To Beat Malaria, We Need to See It as an Ecological Problem
It’s easy to just think of malaria as a medical problem. It is caused by single-celled parasites—Plasmodium—that are …
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5:49 PM | Extinct earwigs, a shark rescue & Angry Birds help save...
Extinct earwigs, a shark rescue & Angry Birds help save pangolins Antarctic fur seals get a little too friendly with penguins, lionfish in Florida continue to take over, a breakthrough with Starfish Wasting Syndrome & divers rescue an injured shark! Get these stories and more in this week’s recap of nature news! By: Earth Touch.
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5:09 PM | La fondazione di Bill Gates spinge per gli open data
L'associazione fondata da Bill Gates ha deciso che tutte le future ricerche da essa finanziate dovranno essere liberamente disponibili online. Ecco cosa cambierà per scienziati ed editori
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5:01 PM | STC downtime(s)
Unfortunately, the Small Things Considered website experienced a number of downtimes this week — and we're not sure when this spook will be over. We apologize and ask our readers for patience. The IT-people at ASM are doing their best to get the website online again ASAP...
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5:00 PM | Increased risk of insulin resistance in rat offsprings exposed prenatally to white rice
Mustapha Umar Imam1, Maznah Ismail1,2 1 Laboratory of Molecular Biomedicine, Institute of Bioscience, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia; emails: mustyimam@gmail.com,  maznahis@upm.edu.my; fax +603-8947-2116. 2 Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400, Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia   Dietary factors and habits are ... The post Increased risk of insulin resistance in rat offsprings exposed […]
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5:00 PM | Dogs Hang on Our Every Spoken Word
Dogs might not understand everything we say, but new research shows that they are doing their best to figure us out.
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4:50 PM | Does the Fairchild Botanical Garden in Miami Have the Largest Community of Introduced Anoles in the World?
AA contributor James Stroud thinks it might. In an informative recent article in the Garden’s magazine, The Tropical Garden (go to page 28), James discusses the species, which range from the glorious red-headed agama to six–count ‘em, six!–introduced anoles, along with the native green. Of course, introduces species are not a good thing, but at least they’re quality […]
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4:50 PM | A Better Beagle: $2 Million Upgrade to UChicago Supercomputer Will Boost Biomedical Research
A grant from the National Institutes of Health will enable the next wave of pioneering discoveries for UChicago’s high-performance computing resource for biomedical research.
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4:35 PM | Paul Schleyer: Among the last of the universalists
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Paul Schleyer, not exactly a household name among non-chemists but someone who was undoubtedly one of the most prolific and towering chemists of his time. Schleyer started out in synthetic physical organic chemistry and then moved to computational and theoretical chemistry. Starting out at Princeton, he moved to Erlangen in Germany and finally settled down at the University of Georgia, helping to make each one of these centers a leading hub for […]
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4:30 PM | Yogurt, un possibile alleato contro il diabete
Chi ne consuma di più ha minor rischio di sviluppare diabete di tipo 2, suggerisce una ricerca su Bmc Medicine. Ecco perché farebbe bene 
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