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November 17, 2014

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9:23 PM | A TALE OF LIMBS AND GENITALS
The morphological evolution of limbs and external genitalia were both essential adaptions to a life on land. While the former deals with the novel locomotory challenges facing an animal invading a terrestrial environment, the latter is concerned with something even more essential: reproduction! Living on land means that gametes can no longer be fertilized externally […]
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9:14 PM | Making Leash Manners Fun for Your Dog
Maggie, all 35 exuberant pounds of her, has lousy leash manners. That is because 1) she is a dog and walking beside me, shoulder to shoulder, makes no sense to her. And 2) because I couldn’t resist working her on sheep when we have training time together. Not to mention teaching her to come when […]
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9:06 PM | 5 Crazy Science Stunts, You Won’t See At School via...
5 Crazy Science Stunts, You Won’t See At School via kqedscience: “Disclaimer: Don’t try and of these at home — or anywhere. Seriously. In theory, high school science class was fun and involved experiments, explosions and strange smoke clouds. But, in reality, it was a little boring. Don’t worry though because Grant Thompson, “The King of Random,” is here to fill that void with some science experiments we all wish we learned in class.” (via […]
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8:16 PM | Communication with spatially modulated light through turbulent...
Communication with spatially modulated light through turbulent air across Vienna via mindblowingscience: World first: scientists have sent images across Vienna using “twisted light” For the first time ever, information has been transmitted outdoors using the “twist” of a visible light beam - a technique that could help revolutionise the way we communicate data. In a world first, green twisted light has been beamed 3 km across Vienna, Austria, carrying three images […]
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8:15 PM | Google Satellite Tool Tracks Illegal Fishing
The tool uses data points from the Automatic Identification System network, which picks up GPS broadcasts of a vessel's location to map movements.
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8:00 PM | The Fault in Our Stars Might be a Virus
In June 2013, starfish on the western coast of North America started wasting away. At first, their arms …
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7:51 PM | Optimizing PCR: One Scientist’s Not So Fond Memories
The first time I performed PCR was in 1992. I was finishing my Bachelors in Genetics and had an independent study project in a population genetics laboratory. My task was to try using a new technique, RAPD PCR, to distinguish clonal populations of the sea anemone, Metridium senile. These creatures can reproduce both sexually and […]
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7:27 PM | The Resource Curse, or Who Owns Natural Resources? Who do...
The Resource Curse, or Who Owns Natural Resources? Who do natural resources belong to? Why are many resource-rich countries so poor and what can we do about it? Watch and find out! By: Philosophy Tube. Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube
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7:20 PM | Drone Spies Dolphins Surfing Ahead of Humpback Whale
The rare footage captures a local celebrity whale providing the propulsion their maneuvers.
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6:39 PM | Video of Green Anole Displaying, then Changing Color
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6:38 PM | Apollo 12’s Launch Day Sandwiches If you had a long first...
Apollo 12’s Launch Day Sandwiches If you had a long first leg on your trip to the Moon, you’d pack a sandwich too, wouldn’t you? For more on Apollo 12’s launch, check out the latest post on Vintage Space over at Popular Science: http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/vintage-space/apollo-12s-was-launch-lunches-and-lightning-strikes By: Amy Shira Teitel.
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5:56 PM | New in G3: Worm RNAi tools, oyster sex & primate lice endosymbionts
  Oyster sex, a watermelon map, coconut transcriptome, and a primate lice endosymbiont genome in the new issue of G3 online now! Also tools for C. elegans RNAi and predictive histone acetylation patterns. Check out the Table of Contents below: G3: … Read MoreThe post New in G3: Worm RNAi tools, oyster sex & primate lice endosymbionts appeared first on Genes to Genomes.
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5:49 PM | Tigers in trouble, lyrebird lasers & why an anaconda...
Tigers in trouble, lyrebird lasers & why an anaconda won’t eat you Staff at Taiwan’s Taipei Zoo work to nurse a baby pangolin back to health, new protections for migratory species, some bad news for tigers, a lyrebird that sounds like a ray gun, and why an anaconda is unlikely to eat you. Get these stories and more in this week’s blast of wildlife news! By: Earth Touch.
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5:30 PM | NCI-Designated Cancer Center hosts successful second open house
Sanford-Burnham’s NCI-Designated Cancer Center and the Cancer Center’s Community Advisory Board hosted the second Cancer Center open house for cancer survivors, their families and friends, and research advocates on Thursday, November 6, in La Jolla, Calif.
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5:14 PM | ‘The People Who Are Keeping Me Alive’ – Rina’s story
Rina has stage four breast cancer, but following a conversation with her care team, she's putting them in the spotlight as part of a new photography exhibition.
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4:55 PM | Sushi Edging Pacific Bluefin Tuna Toward Extinction
The global food market is placing 'unsustainable pressure' on the species and others, a conservation body warned.
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4:21 PM | How does frailty impact lung cancer surgery outcomes?
Lung cancer surgeon Mark Ferguson, MD, is developing new ways to assess patients before surgery to give them the best chance for good outcomes.
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3:27 PM | Specula-tion
Rose Eveleth, editor at The Atlantic, spent the last few days targeted by threats and abuse for being the first to say the same thing we did, but being a woman while doing so. Today, she came back with a ridiculously good … Continue reading →
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3:20 PM | Ebola, finita l'epidemia in Congo
Buone notizie dalla Repubblica Democratica del Congo. Il ministro della salute congolese Felix Kabange Numbi ha ufficialmente dichiarato la fine dell'epidemia di ebola nel paese. L'annuncio arriva 42 giorni dopo la segnalazione dell'ultimo caso della malattia, il 4 ottobre scorso, e 3 mesi dopo che il governo di Kinshasa aveva dichiarato lo stato di epidemia. “La fine dell'epidemia non significa che il pericolo sia completamente eliminato”, ha detto Kabange. “Il Congo […]
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3:14 PM | Dit wil je weten
Daar zijn we weer. Terug van een jaar weggeweest met als resultaat een prachtige nieuwe editie van Nederland in Ideeën. Dit jaar zijn we in samenwerking met Paulien Cornelisse tot de volgende vraag gekomen:”Welk inzicht uit je vakgebied kan anderen helpen in het dagelijks leven?”. Dat hebben we geweten en zijn overrompeld door vele prachtige antwoorden. Bovendien hebben we dit jaar ook een... Lees meer op www.sciencepalooza.nl
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3:07 PM | Sex chromosomes in conflict
Have you thought that not all the genes in your body might have the same evolutionary interests? The mouse Y chromosome has just been revealed after years of superhuman slog and turns out to be strikingly different from other non-recombining sex chromosomes in two main ways. Firstly, the mouse Y contains almost no DNA signatures […]
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3:00 PM | Experimental economics in the electricity sector deregulation
This is the English version of a section in Ferreira (2014) , a paper dedicated to overview the experiments in Industrial Organization that appeared in […] Read more The post Experimental economics in the electricity sector deregulation appeared first on Mapping Ignorance. Related posts:Experimenting with markets Private health insurance: adverse or propitious selection? Game Theory explains professionals’ play
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2:42 PM | Treehoppers have wings on their heads
Treehoppers are a group of insects distinguished by their impressive head orname...
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2:21 PM | Un bacio da 80 milioni (di batteri)
A saperlo prima, forse Adriano Celentano avrebbe dovuto rivedere a ribasso la sua 24mila baci. Perché, stando a uno studio appena pubblicato sulla rivista open-access Microbiome, scambiarsi 24mila baci equivale, più o meno, a trasferire quasi 2mila miliardidi batteri da una bocca all’altra. Gli autori del lavoro, guidati daRemco Kort, del Dipartimento di microbiologia e biologia dei sistemi di Tno, hanno condotto uno studio su 21 […]
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2:15 PM | Your brain is plastic! [Coffee-byte]
We all, have our days when our brain just stops responding to anything we say or want it to do. There are times when it fails you in simple arithmetic like 6 + 9 = ? (did you get that right?) or the change the shop keeper owes you. Sometimes, this happens early in the mornings or sometimes its late in the night, after a hard day's work but at the bottom of it all, we are sure that as we
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2:00 PM | "I love stories of redemption": author Hank Garner talks about his path to writing and publishing
I met today's guest author, Hank Garner, through his Author Stories Podcasts: every week Hank interviews a new author in a very casual, yet informative way. Through the podcasts I've gotten to know the many different approaches to writing and publishing, and I've discovered new books I otherwise wouldn't have known of. Including Hank's own Bloom, a story where "Love, loss, friendship, and betrayal play out against the backdrop of the deep South." Hank is a great guy to talk to, and I had the […]
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1:31 PM | Wenn eine wissenschaftliche Karriere einem Marathon gleicht, kommen 90% nie am Ziel an
Vor einiger Zeit habe ich folgenden Satz gelesen: “Eine Karriere in der Wissenschaft ist kein Sprint, sondern ein Marathon”. Klingt oberflächlich richtig. Wer in der Wissenschaft erfolg haben will, muss Scheuklappen anlegen, Gas geben, und vor allem ausdauernd sein. Bei einem Volksmarathon kommen im Durchschnitt rund 80% der Starter im Ziel an, und wer ausreichend…
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1:22 PM | Mary’s Monday Metazoan: Now that’s a pair of fangs
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1:00 PM | Pioneer root xylem development in Populus
Bagniewska-Zadworna et al. study the differentiation of tracheary elements (TEs) in pioneer roots of Populus trichocarpa grown in rhizotrons.
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12:53 PM | Ecco Philae sulla cometa
Le batterie sono finite e lui, il lander Philae della missione Rosetta, la prima a portarci su una cometa, si è addormentato. Lo ha fatto dopo 57 intense ore passate su 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko,durante le quali – problemi a parte, come quelli relativi alla sua posizione, che ne hanno compromesso la possibilità di ricarica ad energia solare, e difficoltà nell’atterraggio – ha portato a termine con successo la prima parte […]
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