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April 24, 2014

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5:26 AM | Speak Out. Create Change.
Because hemophilia, a bleeding disorder, is affecting approximately 1 in 10,000 people and some 6.9 million people are living with a bleeding disorder. More importantly, only 25% of those suffering ့emophilia are diagnosed and the rest do not receive adequate care. That is why slogan for this year World Hemophilia Day 2014 is “Speak Out. […] The post Speak Out. Create Change. appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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3:01 AM | Michael Mann on Climate Change and Denialism
Great interview with Michael Mann on The Lang and O’Leary Exchange, CBC, on climate change, faux pause, denialism, policy, and politics.
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2:24 AM | ‘Humanities Folks’ Need to Pay Attention to STEM, and Vice Versa
Guest Blog by Adora Svitak USA Science & Engineering Festival Youth Advisory Board Member Note: See Adora as part of the Teen Inventors Panel at the Festival on the Lockheed Martin Stage!  When I was little, I hated a lot of things. I refused to practice piano or violin. I didn’t eat my leafy vegetables. But…
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12:41 AM | thematildaeffect: Spotlight on Dr. Nettie Stevens Dr. Nettie...
thematildaeffect: Spotlight on Dr. Nettie Stevens Dr. Nettie Stevens was an American geneticist who was the first person to describe the XY sex determination system in animals happens due to chromosomes, not some other factor like the environment. Nettie was born on July 7, 1861 in Vermont. She had an unusual childhood in the fact that she attended school until she graduated at 19, at which time she became a teacher. Eventually, after attending a teaching school, Nettie would enroll at Bryn […]
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12:00 AM | Virtual Star Party - April 6, 2014: Saturn...
Virtual Star Party - April 6, 2014: Saturn Rising Tonight’s Views: Moon M42 Orion Nebula M101 Sunspots Jupiter Large and Small Magellanic Clouds with Venus and zodiacal light from Cory M4, Antares and Ophiuchus from Cory Tarantula Nebula from Cory Lunar surface detail Horsehead Nebula and Flame Nebula M51 Rosette Nebula M81 Mars M104 Sombrero Galaxy Surface of the Sun Saturn (blurry) Triffid Nebula and Lagoon Nebula California Nebula (top and bottom) M42 Orion Nebula Scorpio M108 Hosts: […]

April 23, 2014

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11:00 PM | How Can People Do This to Each Other Dr Joseph Chuman discusses...
How Can People Do This to Each Other Dr Joseph Chuman discusses the Rewanda genocide and other mass atrocities. Duration: 44:22 via NYS Ethical Culture.
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10:30 PM | ¿Qué es la Ciencia? - Apreciaciones Equivocadas Explica que es...
¿Qué es la Ciencia? - Apreciaciones Equivocadas Explica que es la ciencia y trata sobre las formas equivocadas en que muchos ven a la ciencia hoy en dia, basados usualmente en prejuicios religiosos y suposiciones sin bases, ni evidencias. Video originalmente publicado por Qualiasoup. Adaptado, traducido y re-grabado por JOLULIPA.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_lQKYhWpwvg por Jolulipa.
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10:28 PM | Historic Shipwreck in San Francisco Bay Rediscovered
A long-lost 19th century shipwreck on the bottom of San Francisco Bay is again on the map. Scientists recently re-discovered it using sonar.
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10:22 PM | Marine Mammals Along California Coast Rescued in Record Numbers
As a leader in rescue and rehabilitation work, Shedd Aquarium has established partnerships with rescue organizations all over the country to respond to animals in need. This week, we are sharing a guest blog post from our partner – The Marine Mammal Center, the world’s largest rescue and rehabilitation hospital for sick, injured and orphaned…
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10:01 PM | Neil deGrasse Tyson - Flora & Fauna Neil deGrasse Tyson is...
Neil deGrasse Tyson - Flora & Fauna Neil deGrasse Tyson is an American astrophysicist, author, science communicator and agnostic. via SkeptiSketch.
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9:35 PM | Could the menstrual cycle have shaped the evolution of music?
A new study suggesting that women select better musicians shows how women’s role in evolution is being redefined.
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9:30 PM | Space Fan News - 133 - Yuri’s Night with Ron Garan &...
Space Fan News - 133 - Yuri’s Night with Ron Garan & Space Shuttle Endeavour! Astronauts and a space party? Sounds like the place for Space Fans! Yuri’s Night is a celebration of the man that gave humanity that first step off of this planet and into space. Yuri Gagarin made the first orbit around our Earth on 12 April 1961 and on this day, Space Fans from across the world get together to celebrate this amazing accomplishment! Scott went out to the California Science Center in […]
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9:29 PM | Human Gut Has The Surface Area Of A Studio Apartment
Micrograph Image Showing Intestinal Villi Photo hosted on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 2.0 Textbooks (here are just a few) say the surface area of the human gut is about 300 square meters, or about the size of a tennis court. But who will fact-check the fact-makers, hmm? HMMMM? Never fear, two researchers recently revisited this question and came up with a correction. "Actually, the inner surface of the gastro-intestinal tract is only as large as a normal studio apartment," gastrointestinal […]
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9:29 PM | John Dewey’s Encounter with Leon Trotsky
Richard J. Bernstein in Public Seminar (Book cover of The Later Works of John Dewey by John Dewey, edited by Jo Ann Boydston © Southern Illinois University Press | Amazon.com): [A]lready in 1934, Dewey saw the parallels between what was...
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9:28 PM | Gene therapy with electrical pulses spurs nerve growth
Deaf guinea pigs' hearing improves with electrical pulses from a hearing implant are combined with gene therapy, a new study shows.
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9:22 PM | Could the menstrual cycle have shaped the evolution of music?
Sexual selection theory posits fertility role in complex music Gory DetailsHuman Evolution,Psychology by Erika Engelhaupt 5:35pm, April 23, 2014 PIANO MAN  Women may have a stronger preference for musical and other talents around the time of ovulation, which one researcher suggests could have even helped drive the evolution of musical ability.Cody Davis/Flickr (CC […]
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9:19 PM | Deciphering Buran, The Soviet Space Shuttle
There are countless magazine articles and websites that pit the American Space Shuttle against the little-known Soviet version, and declare a winner…usually the Soviets. This is NOT that kind of story. I understand that deep-seated national rivalries make it difficult to refrain from choosing sides in any kind of Soviet/American comparison. However a cage match between these two shuttles makes no sense in the first place, as I’ll explain. Furthermore, such comparisons only serve to […]
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9:11 PM | How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything! Robots seem to be...
How Bionic Plants Will Change Everything! Robots seem to be becoming more and more popular, as they make our lives easier and more efficient. Robots surrounded by organic material have made their way into pop culture with movies like Robocop. What would happen if we made a bionic plant? Trace reports on some new research showing how these genetically engineered plants will change the world! via DNews Channel.
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9:08 PM | Blogroll: Inviting ire and iron
Editor’s note: As we continue to invite bloggers out there in the wild to compose our monthly Blogroll column, Tien Nguyen penned the May 2014 column.  Read more
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9:08 PM | Blogroll: Inviting ire and iron
Editor’s note: As we continue to invite bloggers out there in the wild to compose our monthly Blogroll column, Tien Nguyen penned the May 2014 column.  Read more
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9:08 PM | Blogroll: Inviting ire and iron
Editor’s note: As we continue to invite bloggers out there in the wild to compose our monthly Blogroll column, Tien Nguyen penned the May 2014 column.  Read more
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8:59 PM | This isn't a question-- I just wanted to express my love for your blog. As an A Level Chemistry and Biology student who aspires to have a scientific career, I'm often disheartened by the still-present attitude that science is 'for men'. Thank you for bringing some positivity when it was much needed. <3
I got you boo!
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8:30 PM | Your Brain is Plastic Hank explains the gift that your brain...
Your Brain is Plastic Hank explains the gift that your brain gives you every day: the gift of neural plasticity — the ways in which your brain actually changes at the cellular level as you learn. via SciShow. Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
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8:17 PM | Tracking the Lives of Nonstop Swimmers
How do you study an animal that never stops swimming? Find out how the Pristine Seas team is using technology to go along for the ride.
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8:09 PM | Warp Drive Research Key to Interstellar Travel
As any avid Star Trek fan can tell you, the eccentric physicist Zefram Cochrane invented the warp-drive engine in the year 2063. It wasn’t easy. Cochrane had to contend with evil time-traveling... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:00 PM | Love Letter to Food MinuteEarth provides an energetic and...
Love Letter to Food MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes! Alex’s Issue Brief:http://www.foodpolicy.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@fprc/documents/content/cvm_content_477272.pdf via Minute Earth. Subbable - https://subbable.com/minuteearth
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7:42 PM | Jack El-Hai: Too Close To The Subject
Writer Jack El-Hai worries about his own state of mind when he spends time in the files of the psychiatrist who examined Nazi leaders. Jack El-Hai is the author of The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Goring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII (PublicAffairs Books) and The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness (Wiley). He has contributed articles and essays on science, medicine, and history to The […]
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7:30 PM | Carbon Dioxide Cannon (scientists make mistakes!) Three fails...
Carbon Dioxide Cannon (scientists make mistakes!) Three fails and then success with our carbon dioxide cannon. via Periodic Videos. Carbon Dioxide Cannon - Extra Shot 2000 frames per second recording via Nottingham Science.
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7:30 PM | Preferred method of conveying climate risk doesn’t work
The IPCC should forget readability and put actual numbers in its reports.
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7:19 PM | Hubble’s 24th Anniversary
Bringing Us the Cosmos, One Observation at a Time On Thursday, April 24th, it will be 24 years since Hubble Space Telescope was sent skyward aboard space shuttle Disc0very. It was a heady day for folks who had spent much of their careers designing and building the observatory. The subsequent discovery of spherical aberration in […]
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