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January 27, 2015

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12:29 AM | Really enjoyed this TED talk about the use of drones for...
Really enjoyed this TED talk about the use of drones for conservation, such as monitoring wildlife and poachers. Also really love the prospect of drones being used to help replant forests (x)

January 26, 2015

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11:03 PM | Where Have All The Sardines And Seabirds Gone
Or why we should all love boobies. Eastern Pacific Ocean Pasture Collapse Tracks Sardine Fishery Collapse In 1948, the question of why the sardines on... The post Where Have All The Sardines And Seabirds Gone appeared first on Russ George.
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9:20 PM | Flawed Case Contributes to Acquittals in Murder of Costa Rican Turtle Guardian
Seven men charged in the killing of a Costa Rican turtle conservationist are acquitted of murder charges.
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9:00 PM | How to Make an Owl Pellet
Find out what an owl pellet is and how these amazing birds make them!
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8:20 PM | Green Walls Push Back Deserts And Dustbowls
More Grass Growing Means Less Dust Blowing Green walls are good news for pastures on land, but bad news for ocean pastures. CHINA has been... The post Green Walls Push Back Deserts And Dustbowls appeared first on Russ George.
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6:32 PM | A way to save the mammals of Borneo?
Borneo native Eonycteris major, credit: Matthew StruebigResponses of biodiversity to changes in both land cover and climate are recognized but still poorly understood. This poses significant challenges for spatial planning as species could shift, contract, expand, or maintain their range inside or outside protected areas. We examine this problem in Borneo, a global biodiversity hotspot, using spatial prioritization analyses that maximize species conservation under multiple environmental-change […]
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4:30 PM | fakescience: Wow! Today we’ve got five mind-expanding quotes...
fakescience: Wow! Today we’ve got five mind-expanding quotes from Isaac Newton! lol
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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.
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2:00 PM | Genetically Speaking, Americans Really Are a Melting Pot of Diversity
A new study confirms that at the DNA level, people in the U.S. are more similar than many might think. People who self identify as African-American, Latino or European-American very often have traces of one or both of the other ancestries in their DNA.
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2:00 PM | Common Sense Urban Tools to Change Cities, Via Curitiba
A review of Urban Acupuncture: Celebrating Pinpricks of Change that Enrich City Life by Jaime Lerner. 2014. 143 pages. ISBN 13: 978-1-61091-583 / ISBN 10: 1-61091-583-6. Island Press, Washington For traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is a method to stimulate specific points of the body to change or regulate a specific pathology and benefit the broader system. In this sense, … Continue reading Common Sense Urban Tools to Change Cities, Via Curitiba →
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1:43 PM | Low oil prices aren’t working against solar (probably)
In the United States, reducing electricity probably won’t lead to a significant reduction in direct oil consumption. Instead (in terms of fossil fuels) it is more likely to reduce your consumption of... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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3:22 AM | Hoover Dam, sinking
Fourteen years after Hoover Dam’s gates were closed, U.S. Geological Survey scientists found earth’s crust beneath the dam had sunk 4 inches because of the weight of its impounded water: That’s from Geological Survey Circular 346, First Fourteen Years of Lake Mead, 1954 (pdf), ht Kyle House

January 25, 2015

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9:28 PM | How To Plan Small Apartment Interior Design
With regards to interior planning everything boils down in order to preparing, small-spaced houses, nevertheless, need a lot of this because the possible lack of room might tighten the actual designer’s trip associated with extravagant. To find the the majority of the little condo the actual citizens have to prioritize areas based on their own requirements. For example, in the event that 1 functions at home they'll require a office at home or even a minimum of a good successfully […]
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8:09 PM | Possibly 'Historic' Blockbuster Blizzard Aims at Northeast
http://youtu.be/HR73yyvTsoU New York and Boston are in the crosshairs of a blockbuster blizzard forecast for Monday night and Tuesday. In its forecast discussion today, the National Weather Service in New York described it this way: THE INGREDIENTS ARE COMING TOGETHER FOR A POSSIBLE HISTORIC NOR`EASTER Snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches an hour are possible, with accumulations of one to two feet possible in New York City and similar amounts in Boston, according to the weather service. A
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4:30 PM | This is everything I’ve been wanting from a lightbulb for...
This is everything I’ve been wanting from a lightbulb for a few years now. (I even went to Home Depot recently with a friend and was looking for something like this, because I figured they had to be made sooner or later! And hey, it’s here. (And at a decent price: ~$35) The main reason I want this is to help regulate my mood. Blue light is known to keep people awake and alert bc of certain reactions it causes in our retina (x). Additionally, there is some evidence that blue light […]

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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