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April 14, 2014

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7:40 PM | Dual-Luciferase Imaging in vivo
We are used to seeing multicolored fluorescence images labeling either specific events or structures within cells. When compared to imaging with fluorescent methods, bioluminescence imaging methods provide the advantages of low background and subsequent higher signal to noise ratio—enhancing sensitivity. A key prerequisite for dual-imaging experiments is the ability to distinguish the signal from each […]
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7:30 PM | Programming in PostScript - Computerphile PostScript is more...
Programming in PostScript - Computerphile PostScript is more than just a 2D graphics language, it’s a fully operational programming language - Professor Brailsford explains how it works. This video was filmed and edited by Sean Riley. Computerphile is a sister project to Brady Haran’s Numberphile. Computer Science at the University of Nottingham: http://bit.ly/nottscomputer via Computerphile.http://www.facebook.com/computerphilehttps://twitter.com/computer_phile
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7:26 PM | Tweet: This week on @realscientists – REALLY bad jokes. T…
This week on @realscientists – REALLY bad jokes. Totally awesome.
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7:01 PM | Pangolin poaching, lion-proof fences & weta wilding Can...
Pangolin poaching, lion-proof fences & weta wilding Can ‘living walls’ save lions? What’s the most trafficked animal in the world? What did surfing pro Kelly Slater spot in the water recently? And just how creepy-looking are the wetapunga? All the answers in this week’s roundup of nature news from around the world. via Earth Touch.
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7:00 PM | Genetic Gift May Have Turned Ferns Into Masters of Shadow
Even in their quietest and stillest moments, forests are places of fierce competition. Sunlight is the one of …
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7:00 PM | Some Monkeys Are (Really) Monogamous
Unlike many humans, some monkeys are genuinely faithful to their mates.
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6:55 PM | Tweet: Soooo. 4am eh? Thanks brain, thanks a lot.
Soooo. 4am eh? Thanks brain, thanks a lot.
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6:31 PM | Archae-Facts: Finding Fingerprints! Today, we examine the...
Archae-Facts: Finding Fingerprints! Today, we examine the history of finding fingerprints. via Archaeos0up.
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6:14 PM | Join us for the National High-5-A-Thon for Cancer Research
Thursday, April 17, 2014, is the National High-5-A-Thon for Cancer Research. Join in the celebration and show your support for the incredible work being done to fight cancer here at Sanford-Burnham! Take a photo or shoot a video of how you participate in the National High-5-A-Thon and post it on Facebook or Twitter using the hash tag #NH5D and @sanfordburnham.
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6:05 PM | When pharmaceuticals become too effective
Sepsid flyThe veterinary pharmaceutical ivermectin has been used for more than thirty years all over the world to combat parasites like roundworms, lice and mites in livestock and pets. The active ingredient belongs to the chemical group of avermectins, which generally disrupt cell transport. However, when ivermectin is used in high dosage excess quantities are excreted in the faeces of treated animals which also harms dung-degrading beneficial insects like dung beetles and dung flies. This has […]
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6:00 PM | Folding Egg - Spangler Classic Friday! In this Spangler Classic...
Folding Egg - Spangler Classic Friday! In this Spangler Classic Friday clip, with Easter just around the corner, Steve teaches a friend how to make a folding egg! via The Spangler Effect.
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6:00 PM | Mary’s Monday Metazoan MISANDRY
That photo is from a lovely new documentary, with this trailer. However, I have to call attention to one troubling fact. “All these lemurs have one thing in common – from the little one to the very largest one – they all have female dominance. The females are the leaders. The females are the ones…
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5:55 PM | The surprising life of a piece of sunken wood
Wild ThingsOceans,Animals,Ecology by Sarah Zielinski 3:45pm, April 14, 2014 Wood-boring clams are among the first creatures to settle on wood underwater. They have jawlike shells that help them to burrow and gut bacteria that assist in the digestion of cellulose.Craig McClain © 2012The ocean is full of unique communities. Hydrothermal vents along deep ocean ridges feed chemosynthetic […]
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5:51 PM | Is Anthropomorphism a Dirty Word?
The short answer is no, not always. As a matter of fact, our ability to attribute human characteristics to non-human animals is an impressive ability that we should be proud of. In addition, it can make us better dog owners. Lest you think I’ve lost my mind, let me explain, this time with a longer […]
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5:30 PM | Elusive Baby Dwarf Octopuses Hatch in Captivity We don’t...
Elusive Baby Dwarf Octopuses Hatch in Captivity We don’t know that much about young Caribbean Dwarf octopuses, due to their fragility (they frequently die in captivity) and their elusiveness.. Now, scientists’ knowledge of the cephalopods should get a shot in the arm, because 50 baby octopuses hatched in an aquarium…fully formed. Kim Horcher and Christina Ochoa (Scirens and Chaotic Awesome) discuss the unusual octopods. Read more: […]
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5:30 PM | Four New Species of Killer Sponges Found: Photos
Four new species of flesh-eating sponges have been discovered near the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.
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5:27 PM | [Video] Discovering a Secret Kingdom – Bryophytes
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5:00 PM | Do Try This At Home! - How to make instant ice Watch water...
Do Try This At Home! - How to make instant ice Watch water transform instantly into ice! Eddie Peacock shows you how to make super-cooled water at home. via At Bristol.
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4:58 PM | Sharks Contain More Pollutants Than Polar Bears
Greenland sharks joined the list of top Arctic predators that suffer under heavy loads of accumulated persistent organic pollutants in their bodies. Continue reading →
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4:35 PM | See you in Raleigh!
I’ve just registered (a whole two days ahead of the deadline!) for the 2014 Evolution meetings, which this year are hosted by NESCent at Raleigh, North Carolina. Up to now, my strongest association with Raleigh is from a childhood of watching The Andy Griffith Show, in which Raleigh is the big city from Mayberry’s point […]
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4:30 PM | Screening Room - Is Eating Sushi Irresponsible? Sushi...
Screening Room - Is Eating Sushi Irresponsible? Sushi might’ve originated a simple food sold by Japanese street venders, but it is now enjoyed across the globe. This however comes at a cost. Anthony took time to watch the documentary “Sushi: The Global Catch” and tells you why your love for sushi is becoming a serious problem. via DNews Channel.
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4:28 PM | Life and Lemons: Follow-up on 'the' conversation
I told you we would get back to Dr. Ego Tistical…This isn't really about Dr. Tistical specifically, but the medical doctor (as opposed to nurses, EMTs, etc.) profession in general. Based on my experience I expect that a majority of medical doctors care deeply about titles and I wonder why. My issue isn't so much with the focus on titles, it's the implicit disrespect of others that comes with their use of titles. The conversation between myself, the Dr. Tistical, and the medical […]
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4:23 PM | Ecco come vedere l'eclissi lunare
Spettacoli come un'eclissi totale di Luna non sono proprio roba di tutti i giorni. E quindi è il caso di non lasciarsele scappare, anche quando sono visibili solo dall'altra parte del mondo. È il caso dell'evento che andrà in scena domattina, intorno alle otto ora italiana (in totale durerà circa tre ore): la Terra, frapponendosi tra Sole e Luna, getterà un cono d'ombra sul nostro satellite fino a oscurarlo completamente. L'eclissi sarà osservabile solo […]
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4:00 PM | 5 Illegal Drugs With Medicinal Benefits There are good reasons...
5 Illegal Drugs With Medicinal Benefits There are good reasons why certain drugs have been made illegal, but could some of these drugs have potential medicinal benefits? Cristen Conger from Stuff Mom Never Told You joins DNews to discuss how drugs like LSD and ecstasy might be able to help aid various mental and physical disorders. via DNews Channel.
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3:56 PM | EU Tobacco Products Directive: 10 reasons why it’s good news for public health
In a guest post, Linda McAvan MEP outlines what the EU Tobacco Products Directive is and what it means for public health.
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3:42 PM | The Molecular Future of Neurosurgery
A recent symposium delved into how neurosurgeons plan to move beyond scalpels and steel to treating brain conditions with viruses, genes and proteins.
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3:30 PM | Are long-distance relationships healthy? How do long-distance...
Are long-distance relationships healthy? How do long-distance relationships size up against geographically-close dating scenarios? Cristen shares the research and tips for making long distance relationships work. via Stuff Mom Never Told You.
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3:12 PM | Better Mice, Better Research, Better Results
Perrin recently discussed some difficulties of translational mouse research in Nature. He is right, there are issues, but many of them come down to human error. Continue reading →
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3:04 PM | Still want to cut food stamps?
Desperate people were not waiting for the government to help them; they were helping themselves, acting directly. Aunt Molly Jackson, a woman who later became active in labor struggles in Appalachia, recalled how she walked into the local store, asked … Continue reading →
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3:00 PM | Why Are There No Snakes In Ireland? Saint Patrick was actually...
Why Are There No Snakes In Ireland? Saint Patrick was actually the saint who banished all snakes from Ireland. There are no wild snakes in Ireland to this day! via Animalist.
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