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January 26, 2015

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2:22 PM | Blizzard Questions, Including Why a European Weather Model Excels at U.S. Forecasts
Three questions about the great Northeast blizzard.

January 24, 2015

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11:02 PM | There's No Place Like Home
Pic of the Day After a little over a week in Tromsø, Norway, I'm back home. And it's my birthday. So I celebrated with a run on the backroads near my home town of Niwot, Colorado. Along the way, I shot the iPhone photomosaic above — my Pic of the Day. It shows a mountain wave cloud over the Front Range (toward the left of the image, above the yellow glow). For more photos of mountain wave clouds, and an explanation, see this Pic of the Day post from earlier in January. If you […]
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9:35 PM | "No-Go Time Zones".
"No-Go Time Zones".
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8:05 PM | Choosing The Best Vehicles 2014
Choosing the vehicle is kind of the confusing thing. It is reasonable because the kind of the vehicle has different specification that will influence the taste in the road. In this case, the people should consider the specification of the vehicle, before they choose their favorite one. In the both motorcycle and car, the people should be selective before choosing it. Here, the writer will mention the common aspects that will influence the result of best vehicle 2014.Considering The […]
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4:30 PM | World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China - CNET
World's first 3D-printed apartment building constructed in China - CNET: A Chinese company has successfully 3D printed a five-storey apartment building and a 1,100 square metre villa from a special print material. That company I mentioned the other day which printed 10 houses in 24 hours… they’ve just upped the ante by 3D printing an apartment building. As the article notes, this method: This process saves between 30 and 60 percent of construction waste, and can decrease […]
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8:47 AM | Tea Club: East African Rwandan Tea
There’s an article on the BBC News website about our clutter-heavy culture, and the danger of Stuffocation. James Wallman (who has written a book of the same name) suggests we need an experience revolution, whereby people spend their money on new experiences, not new stuff. I couldn’t agree more. I love new experiences, and Ryan and I are still trying to find space in our new home for all of the things we already have (and we’ve got rid of a lot). I continue to enjoy my […]
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7:11 AM | Mobil terbaru 2015
http://mobilterbaru2015.comCategory: Mobil AudiQ3, Mobil Audi Terbaru Suguhkan Mobil Berotot Yang Keren Saat MelajuCategory: Mobil BMWMobil Bmw Terbaru Series M Tampilkan Spesifikasi Mewah Dengan Harga WahZ4, Mobil Bmw Sport Tawarkan Harga Yang Bikin Jantung Ikutan SportCategory: Mobil CheryMobil Chery QQ: Mobil Idaman KeluargaCategory: Mobil ChevroletMobil Chevrolet Spin: Sisi Positif dan NegatifMobil Chevrolet: Pilihan Tepat BerkendaraCategory: Mobil DaihatsuDaihatsu […]
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3:40 AM | you missed a really awesome citizen science group! the natural products discovery group at the university of Oklahoma will send anyone in the US a soil collection kit that they can send back. the npdg will then isolate and identify all of the fungi in that sample and then screen it for bioactivity against MRSA, C. albicans, pancreatic cancer, glioblastomas, and Trichomonas vaginalis. updates are sent to everyone that submits, and several promising drug leads have come from this project!
NICE! Just looked them up and I love their description: “SEND US YOUR DIRT.” Just a reminder: this message is referring to my post about the citizen science projects that you can get involved with. Some projects let you contribute to science while just lounging around at home, which is the ideal type of scienceing for some people. Check it out!
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1:27 AM | Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds
Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells, study finds: A new procedure can quickly and efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes that are linked to aging and disease, according to scientists. This is pretty exciting. Although the article doesn’t really discuss senescence (aging with time), it would seem to have potential applications in extending the human life-span. Imagine if you could get a shot once a […]

January 23, 2015

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11:58 PM | ‘Ridiculous Ridge’ May Be Back to Prolong California Drought
Scientists hope a stubborn high-pressure bubble over the West Coast isn't a replay of the last two winters.
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11:01 PM | Rumah minimalis mewah
http://rumahminimalismewah.comCategory: Denah RumahDenah Rumah Minimalis Type 36 yang NyamanKonsep Terpenting Penyusunan Denah Rumah Type 36 terbaruPetunjuk Singkat Mudah Merancang Denah Rumah Minimalis 1 LantaiPosisi-Posisi Terbaik Masing-Masing Kamar Pada Denah Rumah 3 KamarCategory: Desain RumahBeberapa Modifikasi Konsep Pada Desain Rumah Joglo ModernMemberikan Sentuhan Artistik Pada Desain Rumah 2 LantaiCategory: Eksterior rumahLepaskan Penat di Taman Rumah MinimalisModel Teras Depan Rumah […]
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9:32 PM | The Devastating Impact of Vaccine Deniers, in One Measles Chart,...
The Devastating Impact of Vaccine Deniers, in One Measles Chart, Washington Post smh.
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8:39 PM | This Week in EPA Science
By Kacey Fitzpatrick This week in his State of the Union Address, President Obama declared that climate change is the greatest threat to our future.  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy showed support of his statement in her blog, Climate Action Protects the Middle Class, where she discussed how EPA is taking action and delivering on a […]
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8:23 PM | saveplanetearth: 350.org One of the better moments during the...
saveplanetearth: 350.org One of the better moments during the POTUS’ SOTU address.
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8:19 PM | discoverynews: Record Number Of Rhinos Poached in S. Africa in...
discoverynews: Record Number Of Rhinos Poached in S. Africa in 2014 The slaughter of rhinos in South Africa hit a new record in 2014, with poachers killing 1,215 of the iconic savannah animals as Asian-led demand for their horn showed no sign of abating, authorities said Thursday. More info Plot twist: Make poaching poachers legal. Then we can see how interested they are in poaching when they’re the game. (The most dangerous game.) I really hate poachers.
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7:10 PM | Counting fishes
Underwater video cameras (UVC) provide a non-lethal technique to sample fish in dense submersed aquatic vegetation. Fish often inhabit densely vegetated areas, but deficiencies of most sampling gears bias relative abundance estimates that inform fisheries management. Cameras have been used to document fish behavior -- including eating and breeding but never to count fish in e.g. underwater plant habitats. Australian researchers studying fish ecology have used cameras to count fish in […]
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6:01 PM | The Disneyland Measles Outbreak Spotlights Vaccine-Averse Behavior And Generates Media Herd Narrative
I suppose you have heard about the recent Disneyland measles outbreak. The story is receiving wide coverage in the media, triggering a fresh wave of angst over the increasing reoccurrence of preventable diseases in the United States--and outrage over the small percentage of parents who do not vaccinate their children. Last year, per the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there was a spike in measles cases in the United States, stemming, it seems, from unvaccinated […]
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4:55 PM | Rooftop Solar Increases a Home’s Selling Price Across Multiple Markets
On Monday, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory released a report showing that homes with solar panels typically sell for $15,000 greater than those without solar... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:30 PM | anthrocentric: The Smithsonian’s New App Brings Museum...
anthrocentric: The Smithsonian’s New App Brings Museum Skeletons and Fossils To Life Like it or not, museums can be boring places for kids to explore. Outside of a T-rex, fossils and skeletons are only interesting once you’ve got a few years of school under your belt. But don’t worry, kids, the Smithsonian has got your back during field trips with a new iOS app called Skin & Bones that brings fossils to life using 3D animation and augmented […]
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3:42 PM | Fieldwork: Here be jaguars
Meanwhile, red team were experiencing difficulties of their own.
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3:00 PM | 1,215: The Record Number of Rhinos Poached in 2014
South Africa has finally finished compiling its report on the number of rhinos poached in the country last year and, as expected, the news is terrible. All-told, 1,215 rhinos were killed by poachers... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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1:00 PM | Citizen Scientists Find Good News for Puget Sound Seabirds
Seabirds have been suggested as critical “sentinel species,” indicators of overall ecosystem health, at least for coastal habitats. They’re often the best ways to see how well a given landscape is facing the threat of climate change and other human-related activities. One of the best ways to assess the health of seabird communities is through
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12:42 PM | Brrrrrr – it’s cold outside! Taking a look at winter car idling
Idling of cars costs money, consumes energy, and pollutes the air. But, when winter temperatures dip below freezing, many Americans intentionally idle their cars for long periods of time. The reasons... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:09 AM | Killing Zombies
I’m watching a bad zombie movie and found myself wondering what kind of numbers were needed to kill off an earth full of zombies. 10 zombie kills (k) a day seems reasonable for a concerted effort365 days a year (y) - no slacking during a zombie apocalypse!7 billion zombies (z)One million survivors (s) seems fair - it’s less than 0.1% of the population, but lets just say a half-million survivors (s) (z/k*s)/y Ok, now time for Wolfram Alpha, just bc it’s fun: So, around four […]
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6:17 AM | Book review: One Magic Square
One Magic Square, by Lolo Houbein Sometimes I’m offered a book for review that I might overlook if I passed it on the gardening shelf of the local bookshop. One Magic Square by Lolo Houbein is such a book – it’s a basics guide to growing your own food, starting with one square metre (and, if you have the space and the time) building up a larger garden gradually. It’s an expansion of the Square Foot gardening method, and as such perhaps not an instant draw to those of […]
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4:00 AM | Oldest Primates Lived in Trees
A new study from the University of Florida suggests that humans’ earliest primate ancestor was a tree-dwelling creature. Named Purgatorius, scientists believe it looked like a cross between a squirrel and tree shrew, and weighed less than a deck of playing cards. This ancient animal was previously known only by its teeth. The shape of […] The post Oldest Primates Lived in Trees appeared first on EH Science.

January 22, 2015

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11:07 PM | An Innovation I’m Looking Forward To: Super Virtual Earth...
An Innovation I’m Looking Forward To: Super Virtual Earth Everyone’s heard about autonomous (self-driving) cars, but what many people may not realize is the enormous amount of processing power needed for them to run in real-time. One solution, an approach being adopted by Google and Nokia, is to map out the terrain beforehand, so the cars already have a pretty good idea of where they need to go, and can allow the car’s processing power to focus on the unpredictable parts, […]
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8:18 PM | When Finding Faults, Geologists Must Sometimes Become Ditch-Diggers
For geologists, even with the advent of modern technology, there are instances when older methods are more effective; picks and shovels are sometimes the best complementary tools available for trenching studies.
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6:05 PM | The Science Battle on Social Media
In recent years, localized initiatives to end or reject fluoridation of public water supplies have made news in the United States and Canada. The practice has long been considered an effective and safe way to help curb tooth decay. It is endorsed by numerous professional science-based bodies, such as the American Dental Association and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC). But there is also a long (half century) history of varied opposition, which this Washington […]
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4:50 PM | Alpine bat diet
Credit: © A AlberdiThe alpine long-eared bat, Plecotus macrobullaris was discovered 2002. It is considered the only bat to feed above the tree line, but it uses its foraging ability at lower altitude too. Not long after its discovery it was found far away around the Mediterranean coasts, where the climate is pretty different from any at high alpine altitude.So how alpine is this bat? In summer, they can be found between 1,500 and 2,500 m. The bats take advantage of meadows in flower that […]
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