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July 23, 2014

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12:21 AM | The Dinosaur Waited Patiently on Its Wing Legs, Ready for Flight
Last week, researchers announced the discovery of the largest four-winged dinosaur ever found . Now the gifted paleo artist Emily Willoughby has created this lovely image of Changyuraptor yangi, where you can clearly see its "leg wings." Read more...

July 22, 2014

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11:20 PM | How to Harvest Cherries, Peaches and Almonds, All From the Same Tree
After looking at this tree, capable of producing 40 different varieties of fruit, the why (cobbler) was pretty clear. But just what makes it possible for all those different fruits to grow on a single tree?Read more...
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11:00 PM | Heartbreaking Film Told From The Perspective Of A Man With Alzheimer's
Memory and reality collide in Where Do Lilacs Come From, a gorgeously shot, aching short film that attempts to see life from the perspective of an Alzheimer's sufferer as he tries to understand the world around him while his past constantly intrudes.Read more...
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10:56 PM | A charitable foundation has just donated $650 million to the Broad Institute, earmarked for psychiat
A charitable foundation has just donated $650 million to the Broad Institute, earmarked for psychiatric research. It is the largest such donation ever made, and is welcome in an era when we're seeing a decline in funding for the study of mental illness. Read more...
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10:47 PM | When Crazy becomes a Crime
My friend has a glass eye, you would never notice and unless you knew the story you might not think anything of it. His older brother did it. Yes, you […]

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10:37 PM | DARPA Wants Wants to Fund Research into "Predatory" Bacteria
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced that it is soliciting proposals for research into whether living "predatory" bacteria could be used to treat humans or animals infected with biological agents such as plague, Q fever or tularemia.Read more...
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10:00 PM | The Sun Emits a Plasma Arc So Big You Could Fit 25 Earths Beneath It
The sun is big. Really, really big. It's so big, every feature on it is mind-boggling huge. Last week it spun out a massive prominence arcing out into space so ginormous that a mischievous fireproof Titan could've used it as a hoop to dunk the Earth in a game of cosmic basketball. Read more...
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10:00 PM | Entire Planes Come to Life In The Newest Magic: The Gathering Artwork
A new Magic: The Gathering set, Magic 2015, was released this week, and the artwork is simply stunning. Check out this gallery of hi-res artwork from the new set—filled with Planeswalkers, weird creatures, and the souls of Magic's most popular planes brought to glorious illustrated life.Read more...
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9:40 PM | Trailer For Our New Favorite Space Opera Spoof Is Packed With 1970s Fun
We're already in love with Space Station 76 , the retro scifi dark comedy that debuted earlier this year at South by Southwest. Before the movie gets a general release, check out the 1970s-fueled goofiness of its trailer. Read more...
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9:20 PM | Dear God In Heaven, Will Ferrell Is Making A Manimal Movie
I don't know if this news proves we live the in the best of all possible nerd worlds or the end times, but I know it proves something: Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions will turn the 1983 barely-cult non-hit TV show Manimal into a movie.Read more...
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9:09 PM | Deadspin How To Legitimize Bigotry: Embrace Debate | Gawker Florida Couple Arrested After a Grandma
Deadspin How To Legitimize Bigotry: Embrace Debate | Gawker Florida Couple Arrested After a Grandma Tapes Them Having Sex on Beach | Gizmodo I Paid $50 for a Tinder Coach and All I Got Was This Sense of Doom | Lifehacker How to Overcome the Guilt of Financial Mistakes | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...
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9:05 PM | Mike Adams, Monsanto, Nazis, and a Very Disturbing Article
I really thought Mike Adams couldn’t write anything more possibly deranged than he already has at his Natural News website. (Readers of this blog have seen a freaky side of Adams.) Jon Entine has the scoop on his editorial output and alt-med empire. Entine’s piece, which Forbes cravenly took down (after Adams threatened to sue), asked if […]The post Mike Adams, Monsanto, Nazis, and a Very Disturbing Article appeared first on Collide-a-Scape.
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9:02 PM | The Third Machine Age Could Destroy Us
There have been one and a half machine ages already. The first began in the nineteenth century, with machines taking over manual labor. Then in the twentieth century machines began taking over mental labor (they still are). When the third age comes, says one sociologist, we're doomed.Read more...
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9:00 PM | Gorgeous Art Nouveau Paintings Advertise The Drugs Of Westeros
You may be inspired to pop down to the corner merchant and buy a bottle of Stallion Heart prenatal vitamins after looking at these stunning Art Nouveau-inspired ads for the potions and poisons of the Game of Thrones world. Spoilers if you haven't caught the latest season of the show.Read more...
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8:51 PM | For rats, a break from stress isn’t worth the relief
An unplanned vacation from stress might seem like a good idea, but a new study in rats shows that unpredictable escapes from pressure produce more strain on the first day back.
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8:40 PM | ​Track The Path Of Any Object Drifting on the Ocean
In 1992, a cargo container filled with more than 28,000 rubber ducks plunged into the North Pacific, and spent more than ten years floating around the world. By studying the travelogue of the ducks, scientists were later able to gather enough data to predict the dynamics of objects floating in the oceans.Read more...
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8:30 PM | Here's What Thor Will Look Like Now That He's No Longer Thor
As reported, a mysterious new female character has taken the role of Thor, as Thor — er, the ex-Thor — is found unworthy of Mjolnir. Artist Russell Dauterman has revealed the new design of the character formerly known as Thor, and he's basically cosplaying as Tetsuo from Akira.Read more...
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8:25 PM | World's Largest Aquatic Insect Found In China
No, this isn't a prop from a King Kong movie — it's a newly discovered member of the Megaloptera family that could very well be the largest aquatic insect in the world. Read more...
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8:14 PM | Spider silk as a high-performance material If you’re one of the...
Spider silk as a high-performance material If you’re one of the nation’s experts on spiders and the properties of their silk, you best not have a hint of arachnophobia. Fortunately for us, UC Riverside’s evolutionary biologist Cheryl Hayashi does not have this problem.  Spiders actually produce more than one kind of silk.  For example, a spider uses a different type of silk to capture prey vs. building a web.  Hayashi’s research focuses on this […]
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8:12 PM | Congressional briefing highlights climate adaptation, mitigation efforts in Midwestern United States
On July 17th, the Environment and Energy Study Institut […]
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8:03 PM | I Read This Book Cover To Cover But I Don't Remember A Thing About It
What book have you read, cover to cover — but for the life of you cannot recall a single detail from within its pages? The question itself may be a paradox, but we'd like to see if you can remember what you've forgotten. Read more...
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8:00 PM | Bacteria's bodies do whirlies to help them swim
Kidney-shaped Caulobacter crescentus bacteria swim with both their corkscrew propellers called flagella and their bodies, scientists say.
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7:45 PM | Every Butt in Every Hercules Movie, Ranked
Here is a short (but fairly complete) list of things that I am into: magic, heroes, quests, monsters, Ancient Greece, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, thighs, chins, muscles, loincloths, and butts. So IMAGINE MY EXCITEMENT about Hercules, the new Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson vehicle opening this Friday! Read more...
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7:40 PM | This Molecule Can Prove You're a Supertaster (Or a Caffeine Junkie)
This is 6-n-propylthiouracil, otherwise known as PROP. It once had a conventional medical purpose. Now it's being shoved into people's mouths to see if they're genetically gifted (or cursed) with the power of supertaste.Read more...
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7:34 PM | Is Eating Kosher Seafood Better for the Environment?
In some ways, absolutely yes. That's the conclusion reached by researchers from NOAA and California State University, Channel Islands. And it mostly has to do with the distance that seafood travels from the ocean to your plate.Read more...
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7:26 PM | Kepler-421b: Astronomers Discover Exoplanet with Longest Known Year
A year on the newly discovered Uranus-sized exoplanet Kepler-421b lasts for 704.2 days, making it the longest orbital period exoplanet yet found. Its parent star, Kepler-421, is a G9/K0 dwarf star located in the constellation Lyra, about 1,000 light-years from Earth. Kepler-421b orbits the star at a distance of about 177 million km. As a [...]
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7:25 PM | Post #1: Introducing SentioScribe
I told a friend that I had started a new blog here on SciLogs; he seemed interested enough, so I told him the name: SentioScribe. He sort of turned away from me and laughed a bit. Welp. But after my naming-scheme's pride was hurt, he turned back and told me, "No, no, no. It's just that the name reminds me if this:" And he kept giggling. Now, I've no real idea how to relate this "effect" to what my blog's... Read more
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7:00 PM | James Gunn On The Movies You Must Watch Before Guardians Of The Galaxy
Earlier this month, Marvel released a Guardians of the Galaxy mixtape loaded with tunes from the '70s that will also serve as half of the film's soundtrack. It really helps set the tone for the film, so we asked director James Gunn to do the same thing with movies people should watch. Read more...
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7:00 PM | We've locked up carbon dioxide by turning it to stone
How can we get rid of excess CO2? Geologist Juerg Matter knows how to stash it in rock so it can't leak out again – the next step is to go big (full text available to subscribers)
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6:59 PM | Sixth-Grader May Have Stolen Credit For Marine Biologist's Lionfish Research
There's a new development in the story about 12-year-old Lauren Arrington's remarkable science fair project about the invasive potential of lionfish . A marine biologist is now claiming that the project was based on published work he did back in 2011 — and that the girl is the daughter of his former supervisor's best friend.Read more...
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