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April 15, 2015

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11:35 PM | poodlepants:A village in rural India has started a new tradition...
poodlepants:A village in rural India has started a new tradition to honor girls — every time a girl is born, 111 trees are planted in celebration on the village commons! The village is located in the state of Rajasthan, a region with such a strong preference for boys that the sex ratio is now skewed to 928 women for every 1000 men. The village of Piplantri, whose tree-planting project has transformed it into a green oasis with a quarter of a million new trees planted over the past six […]
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10:38 PM | Lake Powell takes a big hit in latest Bureau forecast
More than a million acre feet of water disappeared from Lake Powell in the latest U.S. Bureau of Reclamation operational forecast for the 2015 water year, translating to a 13 foot drop in the big Colorado River reservoir’s projected end-of-September elevation in this month’s forecast compared to just a month ago. The change in this ...Continue reading ‘Lake Powell takes a big hit in latest Bureau forecast’ »
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8:48 PM | A Farewell Post
The time has come for me to say goodbye to this blog. I started Collide-a-Scape in early 2009, when I was halfway through a year-long fellowship at the University of Colorado's Center for Environmental Journalism. I knew I was about to embark on a new chapter in my professional life (from full-time magazine editor to freelance writer) and figured I'd hang my shingle on the Web. Initially, I thought I'd focus on topical sustainability issues. Perhaps I could draw attention to the […]
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6:55 PM | How Did the Elephant Cross the Road?
Find out how the animals at Lewa Wildlife Conservancy get around safely!
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6:50 PM | Skull of the Olinguito: Shelf Life Episode 4
The Skull of the Olinguito This video, fourth in the Shelf Life series, reveals how scientists in the field found the skull of a new species and identified it as the elusive olinguito. Thousands of new animal species are discovered every year, some living and some extinct. Researchers regularly make expeditions to the far-flung corners […] The post Skull of the Olinguito: Shelf Life Episode 4 appeared first on EH Science.
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5:00 PM | National Math Festival
National Math Festival: christinetheastrophysicist: On Saturday, April 18th, the first National Math Festival will take place in Washington, D.C and museums across the country. More than 70 events are planned for visitors of all ages, such as hands-on activities and lectures.For more information about the event, activities, and lectures, visit the National Math Festival website. If you can’t attend but would still like to participate, follow the event online with the hashtag […]
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4:58 PM | Karl Flessa on the Colorado River pulse flow, one year on
Vanessa Barchfield: University of Arizona geoscientist Karl Flessa said Tuesday that the eight-week flooding helped to germinate and establish cottonwoods and willows that will live for up to 50 years, demonstrating that even a small amount of water can have long-lasting effects on an ecosystem. But, Flessa said, the impact of the water varied. “In ...Continue reading ‘Karl Flessa on the Colorado River pulse flow, one year on’ »
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4:51 PM | Honestly, I'm highly surprised that you support the FDA and their ridiculous calls on products that are totally fine, while pushing products that kill people. Read the book sweet deception if you want a clear eye opener. Unless its an outbreak, the FDA basically only does what benefits them financially. I've eaten those bars and reviewed the ingredients. There are far worse things out there that are labeled "healthy" yet the fda leaves them alone.
Hey lupusspirit =]That post was less about the FDA and more about how products are often marketed as healthy when they aren’t. People need to inspect the nutritional info and not simply trust the marketing/packaging. I’ve seen people trying to eat healthy buy “high fiber” snacks that are loaded with sugar, or sugar-free snacks that are loaded with fats. We must all be discerning shoppers and consider our particular health needs, esp as America is having an obesity […]
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4:46 PM | Discoveries of the week #34
Chaerilus pseudoconchiformusA new species, C. pseudoconchiformus sp. n., is described from Xizang, China. The present new species is distinguished from its congeners by a body length of 32−40 mm, carapace with the anterior margin straight, chela with length/width ratio average of 3.3 in males (3.2−3.4, two adults), and 2.5 in females (2.3−2.6, nine adults), eight or nine (eight usually) rows of denticles on fixed and movable fingers of pedipalp chelae, five pectinal teeth in […]
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4:00 PM | futurist-foresight: mapsontheweb: Ceres compared to Texas,...
futurist-foresight: mapsontheweb: Ceres compared to Texas, Pluto, and our moon. An interesting size comparison.
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3:58 PM | Seen From Space: High Winds Kick up Big Dust Storm in Nevada and California
Last week I shared a dramatic animation showing a massive sand storm sweeping across the Arabian Peninsula and across the sea to India and Pakistan. Yesterday, the action shifted to the desert southwest of the United States: People from southern California to Utah experienced high winds and blowing dust — including the dust storm seen in the animation above. (To get your geographic bearings, click on the thumbnail at right.) In terms of size, there was no comparison. Even so, winds
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3:58 PM | water is not wet
scienceshenanigans: theradhistorian: mxcleod:By the definition of “wet”, water is a factor in becoming wet, but is not wet itself, because when you are wet, you are “covered or soaked with a liquid such as water”, and water is water itself, therefore it is not wet.water is water, when water touches something that is not water, the thing that the water touches becomes wet. what the fuck Fun fact, the physical sensation or perception of “wetness” is a […]
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3:20 PM | What Is Civic Ecology? 25 Definitions. TNOC Podcast Episode 004
Also available at iTunes. Story notes: Marianne Krasny and Keith Tidball of Cornell’s Civic Ecology Lab convened a workshop in Annapolis Maryland, at the offices of The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, or SESYNC. (I, David Maddox, facilitated.) The workshop was a gathering of 25 scholars and practitioners, come to talk about civic ecology. But what is civic … Continue reading What Is Civic Ecology? 25 Definitions. TNOC Podcast Episode 004 →
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3:11 PM | 200 Years Ago: Mount Tambora Eruption Felt Around the World
As much as I despise the anniversary-based news cycle, it does teach me things from time to time. Like about this volcanic eruption 200 years ago: Two hundred years ago on April 10, the Indonesian volcano Tambora erupted, obliterating an entire tribe of people, cooling the Earth by several degrees, and causing famines and disease outbreaks […]
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3:00 PM | lohrien:Illustrations by Sousou tumblr l pixiv rad
lohrien:Illustrations by Sousou tumblr l pixiv rad
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3:00 PM | amydentata: nfdystopian: impossibletospell: gxesio: deaexlibr...
amydentata: nfdystopian: impossibletospell: gxesio: deaexlibris: acquaintedwithrask: thatssoscience: Slime mold was grown on an agar gel plate shaped like America and food sources were placed where America’s large cities are.  The result? A possible look at how to best build public transportation.  I just really like the idea of slime mold on a map of the US. It’s beautiful. I’m— holy shit I have a raging science ladyboner right now. I’d love if […]
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12:07 PM | The organic side of fracking
Let's begin with a riddle - what do insecticides, make-up removers, and antipers...
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12:00 PM | Backyards could be a boon for urban birds
Field of Dreams taught us that if you build it, they will come. But the truth isn’t so straightforward, at least when it comes to birds and birdfeeders. Other backyard features are far more likely to entice birds than a fancy-looking seed dispenser. That’s one of a number of findings in a new paper from
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11:27 AM | Indian Railways and Military Go Solar
There’s been no shortage recently of big companies going big on solar, nor of middlemen trying to pave the way for bulk buying of solar power, but when the beast that is national procurement gets... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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9:14 AM | Telescopes & Climate Models: Distrusting New Ways of Seeing
The history of science is a history of technology, as new tools give scientists new ways of seeing and understanding our world. When we develop new tools, it can be hard to tell whether they are good tools or not—if they provide a new way of seeing or if they obscure more than they reveal. This […]
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4:23 AM | salon: The Food and Drug Agency sent a warning letter last...
salon: The Food and Drug Agency sent a warning letter last month to Kind LLC informing it that four of its products — Fruit & Nut Almond & Apricot, Fruit & Nut Almond & Coconut, Plus Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein and Fruit & Nut Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew – ”do not meet the requirements for use of the nutrient content claim ‘healthy’ on a food label.”The agency sent the snack bar company a warning label asking it to remove […]
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3:39 AM | Message me (1) thing you want to know about me.
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April 14, 2015

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7:38 PM | Brain Health: Fight Brain Age with Civic Activity
Have you had a “senior moment” today? Do you worry about the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other forms of brain atrophy in old age? These are common concerns. As we age, our brains can shrink, but a new study from John Hopkins University reveals that brain health can be improved with civic-minded activities […] The post Brain Health: Fight Brain Age with Civic Activity appeared first on EH Science.
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7:23 PM | California hay acreage down
Almonds get all the attention, but hay, that most pedestrian of crops, still covers more acres of California farmland. But less than it used to. In the drought of 2015, California farmers are planning to plant and maintain past plantings of 1.23 million acres of hay, according to new USDA data published last week. That’s ...Continue reading ‘California hay acreage down’ »
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5:00 PM | mindblowingscience: Cerebral cortex in rats’ brains is set up...
mindblowingscience: Cerebral cortex in rats’ brains is set up like the InternetResearchers sketching out a wiring diagram for rat brains — a field known as “connectomics” — have discovered that its structure is organized like the Internet.For years, scientists looking for clues to brain function through its structure focused on what could be seen — the brain’s lobes, grooves and folds. Now, with a more comprehensive picture of how neurons connect to […]
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4:48 PM | Global Temperature Rise and Human Health - How is the World Coping?
Global temperatures have been on the rise since the Industrial Age due to human activity such as the emissions of greenhouse gases from fossil fuel burning, large-scale deforestation, expansion of urban areas where vegetation cover is replaced by artificial heat retaining materials such as asphalt and concrete, some agricultural practices, and waste management activities. Data from the National Climatic Data Centre that  maintains the world's largest climate data archive indicate that the […]

Madrigano, J., Ito, K., Johnson, S., Kinney, P. & Matte, T. (2015). A Case-Only Study of Vulnerability to Heat Wave–Related Mortality in New York City (2000–2011), Environmental Health Perspectives, DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1408178

Kim, C., Lim, Y., Woodward, A. & Kim, H. (2015). Heat-Attributable Deaths between 1992 and 2009 in Seoul, South Korea, PLOS ONE, 10 (2) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0118577

Bobb, J., Peng, R., Bell, M. & Dominici, F. (2014). Heat-Related Mortality and Adaptation to Heat in the United States, Environmental Health Perspectives, DOI: 10.1289/ehp.1307392

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4:40 PM | futuristech-info: Taking foreign language learning to the next...
futuristech-info: Taking foreign language learning to the next level - Get fully immersed in virtual reality As someone who has traveled and tried learning a few different languages, gotta say, this is an exciting application. Way better than putting sticky notes everywhere!
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4:33 PM | pleatedjeans: via I love this image… but for the love...
pleatedjeans: via I love this image… but for the love of puppies, don’t ever do this!#ModernDayStork #That’sWhereBabiesComeFrom
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4:30 PM | Stanford Researchers Unveil New Ultrafast Charging Aluminum-Ion Battery
Last week, Stanford University researchers unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery chemistry with the unique ability to charge or discharge in less than a minute. The battery’s incredibly fast charging... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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4:22 PM | gashetka: 1893 | Novichok (Новичок) | Art by Bogdanov Ivan...
gashetka: 1893 | Novichok (Новичок) | Art by Bogdanov Ivan Petrovich (Богданов Иван Петрович) | Edit by Dima Rapid | Source rad
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