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April 20, 2015

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10:40 PM | We are not the same (& that is fine): Different Approaches to Animal Behavior
I’m full throttle Research mode and as I am oft to do – I think very deeply about the meaning and purpose of my tests. My ever-evolving research philosophy definitely a very whole... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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9:56 PM | Reports: ISIS and the Taliban Have Declared Jihad Against Each Other
There is little love lost between ISIS and the Taliban. Besides competing for recruits, the two groups have also engaged in a number of skirmishes in recent months as ISIS (also known as ISIL, the Islamic State and Daesh) looks to expand its influence to Afghanistan. Now, it seems that feud has been escalated. Radio Mashaal, a Pakistan-based wing of Radio Free Europe, has published a report stating that both the Taliban and Daesh have officially decreed Jihad (ie. holy […]
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9:53 PM | The genome of cultivated sweet potato contains Agrobacterium T-DNAs with expressed genes: An example of a naturally transgenic food crop
"We communicate the rather remarkable observation that among 291 tested accessions of cultivated sweet potato, all contain one or more transfer DNA (T-DNA) sequences. These sequences, which are shown to be expressed in a cultivated sweet potato clone (“Huachano”) that was analyzed in detail, suggest that an Agrobacterium infection occurred in evolutionary times. One of the T-DNAs is apparently present in all cultivated sweet potato clones, but not in the crop’s closely related […]
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6:46 PM | New painless and self-administred blood test could replace needles
A new device the size of a ping-pong ball promises to reduce pain and overall healthcare costs. This device is developed by Tasso Inc., a US-based company run by graduates of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.You just need to hold this device against your skin for two minutes, and blood is sucked out via a "slight vacuum" into an attached tube. The sample is then able to be mailed off or hand-delivered to the lab or GP. "The technology relies on the forces that govern the flow of tiny […]
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6:12 PM | Japanese Maglev bullet train breaks 12-year speed record
The "Maglev" bullet train owned by Central Japan Railway Co. (JR Central) has set a new world record on Thursday by hitting a top speed of 590 kilometers per hour on a test run through the Yamanashi prefecture in central Japan. It also break previous speed record of 580 k/h (361 mph), which has been standing since December 2003, and a spokesperson for JR Central says they expect to beat the record again tomorrow, when a second test run could hit speeds of 600 k/h.The train can achieve such […]
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6:01 PM | Can Games and Badges Motivate College Students to Learn?
K-12 educators are well versed in the use of games for learning, so why don't colleges embrace the same kind of fun?
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5:33 PM | Don't forget, deadline for Teaching Tools pre-proposal submissions is 30 April
Read more herehttp://blog.aspb.org/2015/03/02/share-your-enthusiasm-teaching-tools-submission-competition/See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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5:28 PM | Camlet Mount connects your smartphone or tablet to DSLR
The cameras integration with smartphones and tablets has seen many become normal to the oversized viewfinder provided by such mobile devices. But such devices can't compete with dedicated DSLRs cameras when it comes to image quality and features. For solving this issue Vancouver-based Camlet Products and New York-based IC Art NY have created the Camlet Mount to connect a mobile device to your camera.The Camlet Mount mounts onto a camera through the flash/accessory hot shoe. The Camlet […]
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3:43 PM | Hyundai Helps A Girl Write A Note That Her Astronaut Father Can See From Space (Video)
Being the child of an astronaut can be tough. Just ask 13-year-old Stephanie, whose father, Terry W. Virts, has been aboard the International Space Station since November. When Hyundai heard about Stephanie, they came up with a creative idea to help her connect with her father in space while also getting some promo for their new Genesis sedans. Using a fleet of 11 cars, Hyundai wrote a giant message of love from Stephanie to her father in the sands of Nevada’s
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3:00 PM | Healthy Mouth, Healthy Baby: Must-Know Oral Health Tips For Your Pregnancy
Everything you need to know about how oral health impacts your pregnancy and the health of your new baby. The post Healthy Mouth, Healthy Baby: Must-Know Oral Health Tips For Your Pregnancy appeared first on Ask the Dentist.
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1:02 PM | How Salmonella Survives the Macrophage’s Acid Attack
Salmonella has adapted what was once an antibacterial response into a signal for the correct time and place to secret its virulence proteins. Continue reading →
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12:42 PM | NGSS moves forward in Iowa; skeptical review team member discusses why he voted no
How to Read the Next Generation Science Standards from Achieve on Vimeo. After months of work, an Iowa Department of Education (IDE) review team last week signed off on a recommendation that the state’s schools teach the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) as an update to the current Iowa Core standards. It’s a victory for […]
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12:15 PM | Siemens develops world record electric motor for aircrafts
Researchers at Siemens have created a new prototype electric motor specifically designed for aircraft that weighs in at just 50 kg (110 lb) and is claimed to produce about 260 kW (348 hp) at just 2,500 RPM. The motor has been specially designed for use in aircraft. With a quoted power five times greater than any comparable powerplant, the new motor is fair enough to get aircraft with take-off weights of up to 1,800 kg (2 ton) off the ground.According to Researchers they manufactured […]
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11:36 AM | Waves on a current
When you throw a stick in the water and the waves don’t form circles. Throwing something in the water usually results in waves traveling out in circles from the point of impact. But if you throw your stick into a … Continue reading →
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8:17 AM | Plant defense phenotypes determine the consequences of volatile emission for individuals and neighbors
Both the frequency of sesquiterpene-emitting individuals and the defense capacity of individual plants determine the consequences of sesquiterpene volatile emission for individuals and their neighbors in populations of the wild tobacco Nicotiana attenuata.Mary Williams's insight:Nice press release here too http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/04/150415114028.htmSee it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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7:26 AM | SciStarter and Citizen Science at Philly Tech Week and the Philadelphia Science Festival!
Wednesday, April 22 9:00am – 12:00pm  Excite Center 3401 Market St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 In partnership with Drexel University’s Center for Science, Technology & Society and the ExCITe Center, this event will workshop digital projects and their platforms to improve accessibility and empower citizen scientists.SciStarter.com is a Philly start-up with international reach featuring 1,000 citizen […]Find more posts like SciStarter and Citizen Science at […]
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7:17 AM | Most awaited Sony Xperia Z4 flagship announced in Japan
Looks like the ‘Xperia Z3 Neo’ rumours were wrong as Sony Japan has quietly unveiled the Xperia Z4. The handset is no different to the one that has been heavily rumoured over recent weeks and months. The design is very similar to the Xperia Z3, although it adopts the stereo speaker positioning of the Xperia Z2 towards the edge of the top and bottom. The handset will launch in four colours (black, white, copper and aqua green) later this summer. No word of an international […]
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12:17 AM | How Much Sleep is Just Right for Cognitive Function?
We all know about the importance of sleep. But what's the difference between four, six and eight hours of sleep?

April 19, 2015

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4:39 PM | Bill Nye, Science Guy, and GMOs - oh my!
Bill Nye caused a bit of drama over his stance on GMOs with the publication of his recent book, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. Biologists were dismayed by some of the unsourced ...Mary Williams's insight:Good on you, Bill! I will once again consider you "the science guy".See it on Scoop.it, via Plant Biology Teaching Resources (Higher Education)
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4:26 PM | The increasing importance of distinguishing among plant nitrogen sources
Many studies of plant nitrogen relations assess only the total amount of the element available from the soil and the total amount of the element within the plant. Nitrogen, however, is a constituent of diverse compounds that participate in some of the most energy-intensive reactions in the biosphere. The following characterizes some of these reactions, especially those that involve ammonium and nitrate, and highlights the importance of distinguishing both among the nitrogen sources available to […]
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4:03 PM | Father And Daughter Have World’s Widest Tongues According To Guinness
A few years ago Byron Schlenker was looking at a copy of the Guinness Book of World Records when he noticed a man claiming to have the world’s widest tongue. Schlenker had always known that his own tongue was pretty wide, and he felt he could give the record-holder a run for his money. After Schlenker’s daughter did the measurements to confirm her dad’s tongue was wider than the current record holders, the family contacted Guinness. According to Guinness […]
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1:31 PM | The Artist’s License – revoked (again)!
Alice Dreger (@AliceDreger) wrote a book. David Dobbs (@David_Dobbs) reviewed it in The New York Times. Klaas Verplancke (@klaasics) drew a picture to illustrate the review. Here is that picture. (I use it here without permission, but hope that everyone can be reasonable about my reproduction – please). Now that I have familiarized myself with […]
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2:17 AM | Vladimir Putin Announces Plans To Build Russian Space Station By 2023
It seems that the International Space Station may have some company in space soon. According to Yahoo News… “Russia plans to build its own orbiting space station by 2023, President Vladimir Putin said Thursday during a marathon call-in session with the nation.” Currently, Russia and NASA are jointly using the International Space Station (ISS), along with a number of other countries from around the world. Since the ISS provides value to both Russia and the United […]

April 18, 2015

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6:35 PM | SSRN Top Downloads For Legal Information & Technology eJournal
RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days17 Feb 2015 through 18 Apr 2015Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 504 Citations, Justifications, and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study Jeffrey Lynch Harrison and Amy Rebecca Mashburn University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of Law and University of Florida - Fredric G. Levin College of LawDate […]
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6:34 PM | SSRN Legal Information
Does a Long Reference List Guarantee More Citations? Analysis of Malaysian Highly Cited and Review PapersThe International Journal of Management Science and Business, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 6-15, 2015Nader Ale Ebrahim ,H. Ebrahimian ,Maryam Mousavi andFarzad Tahriri University of Malaya (UM) - Department of Engineering Design and Manufacture, Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of Malaya (UM) - Research Support Unit, Centre of Research Services, Institute of Research Management and Monitoring […]
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4:11 PM | (via Meet the (Research) Press Release Police | SciLogs.comThe...
(via Meet the (Research) Press Release Police | SciLogs.comThe Leap)
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9:18 AM | Improving enterprise efficiency using IT collaboration systems
Journal of Applied Economics and Business (JAEB) Vol 1, No 4 (2013)Improving enterprise efficiency using IT collaboration systemsGoran Markovski, Natasa Koceska, Saso KoceskiAbstractTechnology and globalization have created an environment in which teamscommunicate and collaborate, across time, geography, and organizations. Teammembers possess knowledge and must communicate and collaborate to accomplishtasks. Communication and collaboration lead to better results, reducingorganizational costs, […]
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8:20 AM | Science Writing Competition - UWE Bristol: Science Communication Unit
Want to get recognized for your science writing?They're looking for 700 words on "The science that will transform our future" - it seems like a perfect topic for plant scientists!"There are no geographical restrictions on entrants but those wishing to take up the opportunity for work experience at BBC Focus and/or science writing classes must provide their own transport and accommodation for their visit to the BBC Focus offices in central Bristol and/or UWE's Frenchay Campus."See it on […]
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7:52 AM | The SCICOMM 25 most talked about science communication stories (weekly blog)
I want to draw your attention to Kirk Englehardt's (@kirkenglehardt) weekly roundup of science communication stories (http://www.scilogs.com/the-leap/scicomm2541715/), with a facebook page too (https://www.facebook.com/scicommcentral). I always find something interesting. Two gems I found this week - a new PLOS blog about science communication that's looking for contributors (http://blogs.plos.org/scicomm/sample-page/), and a 2014 Masters thesis by Sarah Wiley that analyzes how PIs meet the […]
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7:38 AM | Recrystallization of 4 hydroxybenzaldehyde looks awesome
This magical reaction is triggered when a reddish solution in a flask is comes into contact of an ice bath, and the chemistry going on behind the scenes is pretty damn cool.As you can see in the video, which was uploaded by scientist Christopher Lyon, the solution starts to become taken over by a white, smoky solid as it cools down. So what's the secret behind this formation?As Lyon confirms over on reddit, the solvent in the flask is barely soluble at room temperature, and, as it […]
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