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October 21, 2014

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11:04 PM | Translation: A New Episode of Radiolab
The good folks at Radiolab have a new episode out. It’s on the many different senses of the …
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11:00 PM | Our Ancestor Snoozed Through Dino Extinction
Our ancestor's ability to survive the mass extinction event that wiped out the dinosaurs could have important medical applications that one day could help a manned trip to Mars.
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10:32 PM | What Does The Earth Look Like From The Moon? If you could stand...
What Does The Earth Look Like From The Moon? If you could stand on the Moon and look back at the Earth, what would you see? How would it compare from our familiar vantage point? By: Fraser Cain.
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9:57 PM | A to Z of the Human Condition: N is for Natural Curiosity
Originally posted on Wellcome Collection blog:We invited you, as fellow experts on the #HumanCondition, to add your own idiosyncrasies to our current exhibition by submitting photographs on Instagram for…
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9:43 PM | A Mysterious Glow in the Pacific Ocean & Colorado’s...
A Mysterious Glow in the Pacific Ocean & Colorado’s Pot Brownies A pilot photographed a strange and beautiful glow in the middle of the Pacific and no one’s quite certain what it is. Plus, Colorado’s putting dosage guides on its pot products. By: Stuff You Should Know.
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9:39 PM | PPE for Ebola: This is how Emory does it
Remember how I said my lab wanted to do a PPE response video to Sanjay Guptas terrifying attempt? But we couldnt for liability reasons? Now there is an even better option! We can all take a peek into how Ebola patients are treated at Emory University, and get to see their protocols for putting on/taking off PPE:…
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9:33 PM | Canine Aggression Case Study – Fall 2014
Recently a blog reader wrote in after one of her dogs snapped at her. The incident generated a lively conversation in the comment section, and I thought it was worth writing a post about it. So many of us have been in a similar situation that I thought it would be a valuable discussion for […]
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8:55 PM | Giant Spiders to Freak You Out: Photos
These spiders have super leg-spans and cunning attitudes to match their size.
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8:54 PM | 4 Terrifying Parasites Found in Humans Parasites aren’t just...
4 Terrifying Parasites Found in Humans Parasites aren’t just weird – some of them are downright frightening (and might be living inside you right now). 4 Rare Parasites Found in the Human Body: http://www.howstuffworks.com/diseases-conditions/infectious/5-rare-parasites.htm Parasites are organisms that survive by mooching off of a living host body – like yours. From single-celled protozoa that exist harmoniously within us, to fleas that suck our blood, to tapeworms that set […]
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8:05 PM | You Should Get a Flu Shot One of the arguments you hear most...
You Should Get a Flu Shot One of the arguments you hear most often by people who don’t want to get immunized against influenza is that the flu just isn’t a big deal; it’s just a bad cold. It’s not. There are lots of other things people often get wrong about flu shots, too. For those of you who want references or more information, go here: http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/?p=58721 By: Healthcare Triage.
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7:16 PM | Can Plants Be Albino? Albinism is quite prevalent in the animal...
Can Plants Be Albino? Albinism is quite prevalent in the animal world, but can plants have it too? What the consequences of that and which plants can actually survive this way? By: Think Fact.
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6:27 PM | Walrus Flash Mob & 20 Years of Pot Research scishow: 35,000...
Walrus Flash Mob & 20 Years of Pot Research scishow: 35,000 walruses all hanging out at the same beach in Alaska? Why? Does global warming have anything to do with it? And what have we learned after 20 years of studying the effects of marijuana? SciShow News explains. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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5:40 PM | Discoveries of the week
It is Tuesday again, time for some new species accounts.Bumba lennoniWe propose the name Bumba as a new name for Maraca, preoccupied by Maraca Hebard, 1926 (Orthoptera). We describe and illustrate Bumba lennoni, a new theraphosid species from Caxiuanã, Pará, Brazil. This species differs from the other species of the genus in the extremely reduced keel on male palpal organ and in the higher number of labial and maxillary cuspules. Females additionally differ in the spermathecal […]
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5:38 PM | The Structure of Earth by jtotheizzoe: Human beings have only...
The Structure of Earth by jtotheizzoe: Human beings have only been able to drill down a third of the way into Earth’s crust. That’s only about 0.3% of the radius of the Earth. So how we know so much about its internal structure? In this week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart, you’ll earn why the Earth is organized like an onion filled with sizzling magma and metal as hot as the sun, plus how it got to be that way. You’ll also discover how the leftovers from dying […]
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4:59 PM | Stem cell treatment of spinal cord injuries
I have to admit that my first response to these reports out of Britain that stem cells had been successfully used to repair a complete spinal cord transection was skepticism — incredulity even. They’re reporting that a man with a completely severed spinal cord at level T10-T11 is able to walk again! The Guardian gushes!…
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4:49 PM | It’s Exciting! It’s Excitation-Contraction...
It’s Exciting! It’s Excitation-Contraction Coupling! How does a motor neuron communicate with a skeletal muscle cell? What is the connection between muscle cell depolarization and subsequent contraction? What the heck is calcium doing? And while we’re at it, can we review that sliding filament theory? You bet! By: The Penguin Prof.
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4:46 PM | Tuesday Crustie: Welcome wagon
It’s always polite to welcome a new family to town! Nicolai Roterman tweeted about his new paper:If you like fossils and yeti crabs, then this is definitely for you!It’s like he knows me!Nicolai’s new paper in Scripta Geologica erects a new family, Pristinaspinidae, to accomodate the fossil Pristinaspina gelasina, shown as a line drawing in the upper left corner here. The other four pictures are its living relatives, yeti crabs, which remain in the family Kiwaidae.And yes, […]
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4:42 PM | Come affrontare le malattie che si prendono a scuola
Il suono della campanella preannuncia, ogni anno, l’inizio della scuola. Per molti bambini però segna anche il principio di un lungo periodo di malanni respiratori, come tosse, raffreddore e respiro sibilante. Disturbi talmente comuni tra i più piccoli, spiegano gli esperti, da rappresentare quasi un'autentica patologia stagionale, che potremmo definire “sindrome della campanella”: ovvero tutto l'insieme delle malattie che colpiscono i bambini con il […]
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4:39 PM | A tempting source of data, social media is uncharted ethical territory for medical research
Social media is a huge potential source of data for medical researchers, but UChicago's Jeanne Farnan says questions of consent and user intent raise plenty of ethical concerns.
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4:00 PM | Clear way ahead for leaf research
Scientific Data: an open-access, online-only journal for descriptions of scientifically valuable datasets, to help publish, discover & reuse research data.
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4:00 PM | Rare White Lion Cubs Too Cute to Ignore: Photos
Rejected by their mother, these two three-week-old cubs will melt your heart.
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2:00 PM | Pristine Beauty
…the artworks have a pristine beauty, but warn of a polluted future. -Mark Jenkins writing about Voyage of Discovery in the Washington PostFiled under: Uncategorized
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1:38 PM | Nobel 2014: What makes super-resolution microscopy so super?
The awarding of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Dr.s Betzig, Hell, and Moerner (my former research mentor) is a tremendous event! It is almost as tremendous as their scientific targets are tiny: they were awarded the prize for super-resolution fluorescence microscopy, a technique for using a light microscope to examine objects as small […]
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1:21 PM | In Development this week (Vol. 141, Issue 21)
Here are the highlights from the new issue of Development:   Two top tips for angiogenesis The widely accepted model of angiogenic sprouting proposes that a single cell – the tip cell – is found at the leading edge of vessel sprouts. Now, Victoria Bautch and colleagues describe an alternative blood vessel topology in which […]
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12:39 PM | Random Acts of Bird Watching: Pigeons
From a pigeon that nearly gave her life to save an army […]
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12:30 PM | The Field Book Project: Increasing Access to Researchers' Fieldbooks
American Archives Month celebrates the importance of archives and the work of archivists as they seek to collect, organize, and make accessible unique materials from our nation’s history. The Smithsonian Field Book Project is an exciting example of such work, an effort across SI departments and divisions to increase accessibility to field book content. Field books are important because they are the primary source records of flora, fauna, and ecosystem biodiversity research. They hold the […]
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11:00 AM | Special Issue on Plant Cell Walls – Free Online
Although plants and many algae (e.g. the Phaeophyceae, brown, and Rhodophyceae, red) are only very distantly related they are united in their possession of carbohydrate-rich cell walls, which are of integral importance being involved in many physiological processes. Furthermore, wall components have applications within food, fuel, pharmaceuticals, fibres (e.g. for textiles and paper) and building […]
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10:59 AM | Una protesi in stile Iron Man
Chip bluethooth a basso consumo, micro-controllore Arduino, vano per la ricarica, batteria e caricabatteria Lipo e un autentico (si fa per dire ovviamente) repulsore: sono gli elementi che caratterizzano una nuova protesi suopertecnologica ispirata all'armatura di Iron Man. Come riporta il sito 3D print.com, la protesi inventata dal designer Pat Starace è pensata per essere utilizzata da bambini con un braccio amputato o malformato, e può essere realizzata interamente con la […]
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10:08 AM | Imparare a non fare cattiva scienza
First Insubria International School In Methodology, Ethics And Integrity In Biomedical Research Esistono molteplici motivazioni di carattere sia generale che contingente che inducono a ritenere che ogni università e istituzione scientifica debba quanto prima farsi carico della responsabilità di prevenire la cattiva condotta scientifica, adottando tutte le misure necessarie a rendersi garante della qualità e della riproducibilità dei risultati dell'attività di […]
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9:29 AM | Biotherapeutics – a new funding scheme for research
Our latest funding scheme focuses on the emerging field of biotherapeutics – smarter cancer treatments based on cells and biological molecules.
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