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October 24, 2014

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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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11:56 AM | Coming ever closer – first PARP inhibitor on track to be licensed in Europe
Olaparib is the first PARP inhibitor to move closer to licensing in Europe. What is it, how does it work, and when will it be available in the UK?
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11:51 AM | Flu and Ebola: How Viruses Get Around
A couple viruses are waving hello to the United States right now. Flu season is about to kick …
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11:36 AM | Eye of the /Tiger Green Anole
In that classic of American cinema, Rocky III, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) employed a particularly cunning strategy during the climactic fight with the younger, stronger Clubber Lang (Mr. T): he used his face to repeatedly absorb all of Clubber’s most powerful blows until Clubber grew very tired. Rocky’s strategy worked, and Clubber, fatigued from what […]
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11:22 AM | Friday Cephalopod: Alien beauty
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11:00 AM | It’s time to Cross Cancer Out – our General Election campaign
Cancer is a national issue. It affects families up and down the country. So we need to make sure that more cancers are diagnosed earlier and that everyone in the UK with a diagnosis receives the best treatment.
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11:00 AM | Evolutionary innovations
Just what will Homo sapiens look like 1,000 years from now? …assuming we still roam this ‘smote of dust suspended in a sunbeam‘. It’s a question that was imaginatively tackled in a great article by the ever funny-facetious @garwboy – ‘Human evolution: the next stages‘ – the ‘selective hearing’ innovation struck home – I’m pretty sure I’m well […]
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10:43 AM | Il super-microscopio da Nobel
Lui è Eric Betzig, neolaureato Nobel per la Chimica. Ma, dopo il successo della microscopia a fluoresencenza, è tutt’altro che sazio: la sua ultima creazione si chiama lattice light sheet microscope (traducibile più o meno come microscopio a fogli di luce reticolari) ed è un potentissimo strumento di imaging che promette grandi passi avanti nel campo della microscopia ottica. La nuova tecnologia, descritta […]
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10:00 AM | Strigolactones, brassinosteroids and autoregulation of nodulation
An investigation of interactions between the AON system and two hormones recently shown to promote nodulation, strigolactones and brassinosteroids.
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9:20 AM | Public Engagement Officer
Department/Location: Wellcome Trust - Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute Salary: £28,695-£37,394 Reference: PS03788 Closing date: 16 November 2014 Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available until 30 June 2017 in the first instance. The Stem Cell Institute is a world-leading centre of excellence in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, supported by […]
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8:38 AM | Image of the Week: Science Makes You Happy
science makes you happy (Pharrell Williams) from KEMRI WELLCOME TRUST RES. PRO on Vimeo. This week we’re taking a departure from our usual static image of the week to bring you a moving image of happiness! As part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of the KEMRI-Wellcome Research Programme in Kenya, the team wanted to express […]
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8:31 AM | Terror Hits at Marina Bay this weekend!
If you have watched “Real Steel”, you probably can remember scenes of giant robots fighting it out at live combats. From today until 26 October, you can see something along the same line too, though maybe not quite the same scale as in the movie. Robots Live! (from UK) showcases robots which weigh about 100… Continue reading »
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8:27 AM | Olio d'oliva contro il cancro del colon
 L'olio d'oliva fa bene, e in Italia lo sappiamo da secoli. Oggi però, sappiamo qualcosa di più sui meccanismi che rendono capace di prevenire alcune importanti patologie oncologiche. Uno studio condotto da Mauro Maccarrone, professore di Biochimica dell’Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma, e da Claudio D’Addario, ricercatore in Biologia Molecolare presso l’Università degli Studi di Teramo, ha rivelato infatti l'azione molecolare grazie al […]
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7:37 AM | Genova, al via il Festival della Scienza
Anche quest’anno, giunto alla dodicesima edizione, il Festival della Scienza di Genova è pronto a ripartire. La città, dal 24 ottobre, intratterrà il pubblico fino al 2 novembre con spettacoli, mostre, laboratori e conferenze dedicate al tema del Tempo (ma non solo, con interventi sull'alimentazione, laa genetica e l’ecologia). Spazio quindi al tempo misurato con gli astri nell'appuntamento col divulgatore scientifico Pietro Planezio, a quello della materia […]
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7:00 AM | The Epic (And Wrong) Predictions Of Isaac Bickerstaff
In 1708, astrologer Isaac Bickerstaff predicted the death of one of London's preeminent almanac writers, John Partridge. On April 1, 1709, the announcement of his death was issued---but Partridge was alive and well. A back-and-forth ensued, with Bickerstaff insisting that he was dead, and Partridge insisting that he was alive. Bickerstaff was the more convincing of the two, and Partridge was ultimately driven out of the almanac business . . . by the pseudonym of one of the period's greatest […]
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6:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-273
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1:55 AM | Sigue la gira #AcercaCienciaARG
Como te anticipamos en un post anterior, salimos de la web para mostrar nuestro trabajo y trasmitir nuestra pasión por las ciencias en distintos lugares de Argentina. Nos proponemos despertar la curiosidad de público por las Ciencias Naturales y para ello ambas fundadoras de la web, Cecilia Di Prinzio y Emma O’Brien participarán de encuentros de divulgación científica por distintas ciudades de Argentina. Apunta! *Viernes 7 de noviembre -Instituto […]
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