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December 26, 2014

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1:11 AM | Wild Kingdom Fast Facts - Ants by wildkingdom: Ants can lift...
Wild Kingdom Fast Facts - Ants by wildkingdom: Ants can lift and carry more than three times their own weight. Here are some more ant Fast Facts. Hosted by Wild Guide Stephanie Arne, Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom Fast Facts are quick, fun and informative excursions into the amazing natural world.
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12:22 AM | Total Hip Replacement This 3D medical animation depicts a...
Total Hip Replacement This 3D medical animation depicts a minimally invasive direct anterior total hip replacement (THR) of the right hip. An overview of the hip anatomy and pathology are presented along with the surgical risks and benefits. This procedure is usually done when severe damage from arthritis or injury has made it difficult to perform daily activities without severe pain or restricted range of motion. A THR may include the use of a specialized table and fluoroscopy machine. The […]
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12:01 AM | 600,000 preventable cancers – the size of the healthy living prize
Lifestyle factors have caused nearly 600,000 extra cases of cancer in the UK in the past five years - so what can we do about it?

December 25, 2014

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11:33 PM | Neuromedical researcher Matthew Kerr - ScienceLives Johns...
Neuromedical researcher Matthew Kerr - ScienceLives Johns Hopkins University (JHU) researcher Matthew Kerr is interested in understanding how the brain is able to control hands and arms with such dexterity and improving methods of neural signal processing. His long-term goals include helping amputees such as the many young men and women who have lost limbs while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. “We would like for people to be able to control their prosthetic limbs as naturally as they do […]
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10:43 PM | World War II, A War for Resources: Crash Course World History...
World War II, A War for Resources: Crash Course World History №220 by thecrashcourse: In which John Green teaches you about World War II, and some of the causes behind the war. In a lot of ways, WWII was about resources, and especially about food. The expansionist aggression of both Germany and Japan were in a lot of ways about resources. There were other reasons, to be sure, but the idea that the Axis needed more food can’t be ignored. Support at: […]
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9:54 PM | The Hottest Place in Britain, and the BBC Theme Park On...
The Hottest Place in Britain, and the BBC Theme Park On Swanscombe Peninsula sits Gravesend Weather Station: a Met Office station that consistently records the hottest temperatures in the UK. Is it particularly warm there? Or have they put it in the wrong place? And what’ll happen when they have to make room for Paramount London, the coming BBC-linked theme park? By: Tom Scott.
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9:06 PM | The pharaoh that wouldn’t be forgotten Hatshepsut was a...
The pharaoh that wouldn’t be forgotten Hatshepsut was a female pharaoh during the New Kingdom in Egypt. Twenty years after her death, somebody smashed her statues, took a chisel and attempted to erase the pharaoh’s name and image from history. But who did it? And why? Kate Narev investigates Hatshepsut’s history for clues to this ancient puzzle. View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-pharaoh-that-wouldn-t-be-forgotten-kate-narev Lesson by Kate Narev, animation by […]
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8:16 PM | Why Is Space Black? Since there are stars and galaxies in all...
Why Is Space Black? Since there are stars and galaxies in all directions, why is space black? Shouldn’t there be a star in every direction we look? By: Fraser Cain. Support at: http://www.patreon.com/universetoday
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7:27 PM | Real Spider-Sense Now, it’s not just Spider-Man who can sense...
Real Spider-Sense Now, it’s not just Spider-Man who can sense danger. A suit has been invented that allows you to sense when someone or something is near, even if you can’t see or hear it. Find out how the real spider-sense suit works in this episode of Science Friction. By: Science Friction. For $20 off a purchase of $80 or more, visit LittleBits.com and use the code RUSTY
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6:38 PM | 5 Signs of a Modern Mass Extinction | What the Stuff?! Most...
5 Signs of a Modern Mass Extinction | What the Stuff?! Most people want the human species to continue forever, right? But, what if I were to tell you we’re facing a mass extinction right now? Article: 10 Signs of a Modern Mass Extinction: http://www.howstuffworks.com/endangered-species/10-signs-modern-mass-extinction.htm By: How Stuff Works.
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5:49 PM | How Do Dogs See The World? What kind of vision do dogs actually...
How Do Dogs See The World? What kind of vision do dogs actually have? How good is it, how bad is it? What’s it like in contrast to human vision? How far can they see? Can dogs see colors? Which ones? By: Think Fact.
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3:43 PM | Fighting Cancer with Gold
Scientists have discovered that nanoparticles made of gold are able to improve the efficacy of chemotherapeutic drugs. Will nanomedicine be the next big thing?...
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2:00 PM | A Sweet Seahorse Tale From Fantastic New Web Series “Deep Look”
Today I have a small biology present for you courtesy of a new series of short videos produced by PBS Digital Studios and KQED San Francisco. For those of you who, like me, take pleasure in exploring... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:53 PM | The Twelve Days of Christmas Plants
If you’re looking for a holiday related diversion, here’s a linkfest of my posts from last year on the Twelve Days of Christmas plants. Understand the plant science behind the traditions. Use these random facts to quickly change the subject when nosy but well meaning friends and family ask you uncomfortable questions. The Twelve Days […]
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1:50 PM | Is it really better to give than to receive?
Tabitha Gan is undergoing internship at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) in December 2014. She has written this blog post during her internship at SCS. The psychosocial and physical benefits of gift-giving The phrase “It is better to give than to receive” has been quoted umpteen times and is used often as a way of… Continue reading »
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1:30 PM | 12 Species of Christmas
You're probably familiar with the famous holiday song The 12 Days of Christmas, first published in England in 1780 as a rhyme. The song most people know today is based on a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk melody by Frederic Austin.We decided to do our own take on the song, presenting instead "12 Species of Christmas" as portrayed within BHL books. This list of species is by no means comprehensive, but it presents some of the more well-known plants and animals associated with the holiday, […]
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1:21 PM | Christmas, again!
Here are some thoughts for the day, by William Wordsworth in 1820, written fondly to his brother, who had moved from the evocative country, where the poet lived, to London.  If Christmas is a day you celebrate, we wish you a warm and peaceful holiday.  If today is just another day to you, except that the stores are closed, we wish you a good day off.  Best wishes to all. Christmas MinstralsyThe minstrels played their Christmas tuneTo-night beneath my cottage eaves;While smitten […]
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1:13 PM | Another Zoo's Top 10 of 2014
Omaha's zoo also compiles a top 10 list and, in their case, it includes being chosen the best. "5. With help from the Nebraska Arbor Day Foundation, the Zoo started the Madagascar Biodiversity Partnership. It’s a tree-planting effort that saw nearly 250,000 trees planted on the island of Madagascar. 4. The Cheetah Breeding Center opened at the Zoo’s Wildlife Safari Park." "9. Two of the Zoo’s leaders served in industry organizations. Zoo Executive Director and CEO Dennis Pate […]
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1:00 PM | Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays!
Merry Christmas to those celebrating, and happy holidays to those who aren’t! I hope you find yourself surrounded by friends& family of all shapes and sizes, and I wish you a wonderful winter, and a New Year filled with curiosity, discovery and unparalleled joy.   And for you taxonomy geeks out there, here’s an insect holiday [...]
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1:00 PM | Dogs Dressed as Santa (You're Welcome)
These furry little Saint Nicks love attention and don't mind wearing funny hats to see that they get it.
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10:39 AM | Merry Christmas To Everyone!
Merry Christmas to everyone! Hope you have a lot of fun these days and may the new year bring you joy, peace, and happiness to you, your friends and your entire family! Here are some animals "celebrating" Christmas to make your day :)
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10:00 AM | Usa: i gay potranno donare il sangue
La Food and Drug Administration statunitense propone il blocco del divieto di donazioni di sangue per uomini gay, in vigore da 31 anni. Ma solo se casti nell’ultimo anno
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9:57 AM | Flying Dragons Pretend to Be Leaves to Avoid Predation
Draco cornutus Credit: Dr. Devi Stuart Fox A new study by researchers at the University of Melbourne suggests that Draco Cornutus, a species of gliding lizard from Borneo, mimicks  the red and green colors of the falling leaves to avoid falling prey to birds whilst gliding. According to the study, D. cornutus have evolved extendable gliding membranes, like wings, which closely match the

Klomp, D., Stuart-Fox, D., Das, I. & Ord, T. (2014). Marked colour divergence in the gliding membranes of a tropical lizard mirrors population differences in the colour of falling leaves, Biology Letters, 10 (12) 20140776-20140776. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2014.0776

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9:00 AM | The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer
We look back on the last 50 years of cancer research, where we were, what we've achieved and what's still left to do.
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8:00 AM | When 21 Bostonians Were Killed By Molasses
On January 15, 1919, Boston experienced a rather unique tragedy. A large storage tank filled with molasses suddenly exploded. A wave of hot molasses obliterated several buildings, killing 21 people. Though the molasses flowed quickly upon release, it soon thickened, trapping and burning its victims. The post When 21 Bostonians Were Killed By Molasses appeared first on KnowledgeNuts.
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7:28 AM | MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM CRYSTALS&CATALYSTS!!
Happy Holidays from Crystals and Catalysts! I wish your holidays are filled with peace and prosperity through the new year!Mariam- Crystals&Catalysts
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7:00 AM | PHOTO DU BoB-335
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5:53 AM | Merry Christ… wait, Happy Holi… wait; forget it, just read the card … O_o …
Merry Christ… wait, Happy Holi… wait; forget it, just read the card … O_o … ~~ Want to see more of the things I write? Go here for some other posts. For my Amazon author page, click here. Shoot me a message if you have any questions or comments at orpagan@yahoo.com. You can subscribe to …
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1:11 AM | Why do our teeth chatter when we’re cold? This week,...
Why do our teeth chatter when we’re cold? This week, “A Bond Unbroken” asks, “Why do our teeth chatter when we’re cold?” By: Mental Floss. Store: http://store.mentalfloss.com/ (enter promo code: “YoutubeFlossers” for 15% off!)
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12:22 AM | Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion - 1950s Tests Raw footage of...
Project Orion Nuclear Propulsion - 1950s Tests Raw footage of early “nuclear pulse propulsion” tests aimed at inexpensive interplanetary travel; essentially nuclear bombs driving spacecraft via Newton’s laws. 1963’s Test Ban Treaty damped further experimentation. Credit: National Archives By: Video From Space.
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