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December 20, 2014

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3:07 AM | Zero Invasive Predators
This week past the NEXT Foundation of New Zealand made the major announcement of start-up funding for a company named ZIP. Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) aims to regenerate our native birdlife by transforming the way invasive predators are managed on mainland New Zealand. On small islands (in the range of 10,000 hectares) we have the…
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3:00 AM | Science in the Twentieth Century and Beyond
By Jon Agar Synopsis: A compelling history of science from 1900 to the present day, this is the first book to survey modern developments in science during a century of unprecedented change, conflict and uncertainty. The […]
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2:43 AM | Why Open Access?
You may notice the Open Access is a new trend these days. Today, we like to share why you should consider making your next article Open Access. Benefits for Authors As an author, do you search for the easiest way to make your research instantly open and accessible to millions of readers? Why not consider […] The post Why Open Access? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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12:50 AM | Supreme Court Clears Way For Same-Sex Marriages In Florida
The Supreme Court declined to extend a stay on a ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert L. Hinkle, who said in August that Florida's 2008 ban is unconstitutional. The stay expires in January.

December 19, 2014

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11:42 PM | The Reindeer Would Never Actually Work for Santa
It's December and December means reindeer science. It turns out that reindeer actually prefer keeping their distance from people. Good luck hitching them to a sleigh.Read more...
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11:33 PM | 'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique
This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.
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11:20 PM | Climate Change Could Cut Global Food Output 18% By 2050
The world's food supplies will be hit hard by global warming, according to a study published this week in the journal Environmental Research Letters. The study's authors advise investing in irrigation and infrastructure to attenuate this loss, but what's less clear is where these measures should be taken. In fact, we probably won't know for at least 15 years.Read more...
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11:03 PM | CEO Says Sony Pictures 'Did Not Capitulate,' Is Exploring Options
Melissa Block talks to Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton about the cyber attack against his company and the cancellation of the Christmas Day release of The Interview.
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10:58 PM | Troubled By Grand Jury Verdicts, Students Request More Time For Exams
Students at several law schools say events in Ferguson and New York have left them too upset to study. Others are more concerned about how the extra study time will affect the grading curve.
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10:32 PM | The Best Books of 2014 as Chosen by Some of Your Favourite Writers
When given the task of picking the best books of 2014 I didn’t realise how vast and daunting a task it would turn out to be… So I scratched my head for a minute and then decided to enlist the help of some experts… So with huge gratitude to my contributors – themselves some of […] The post The Best Books of 2014 as Chosen by Some of Your Favourite Writers appeared first on HeadStuff.
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10:21 PM | Obama Says 'James Flacco.' The Internet Says, Thank You
It was an honest mistake. But when President Obama said "James Flacco" when referring to James Franco — on a Friday before the holidays, no less — the slip was eagerly received online.
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10:16 PM | With Water, Life Returns to the Colorado River Delta
Last spring, on the eighth day of the release of Colorado River water into its channel at the US-Mexico border – an event known as the “pulse flow” – I witnessed something extraordinary. Like most mornings, I headed out with my National Geographic team before dawn to find the leading edge of the river as…
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10:04 PM | The Fate Of The Administration's College Ratings
Some say a vaunted attempt to improve the quality of colleges is dead on arrival. Let's find out why.
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9:58 PM | Next Napa Quake Could Be Bigger, Stronger
New research indicates the fault that triggered the August quake is 20 miles longer than scientists realized, which could produce more powerful earthquakes in the future.
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9:50 PM | New EPA Standards Label Toxic Coal Ash Non-Hazardous
Environmental groups had sought to have coal ash, a byproduct of coal-fired power plants, regulated as hazardous waste.
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9:14 PM | Grazing crater rim may have saved comet lander
Bumping off the rim of a crater probably saved the robotic comet Philae from a cold, dark death, a new analysis of images suggests.
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9:12 PM | With A Presidential Vote, Tunisia Seeks A Peaceful Transition
Tunisia launched the Arab uprisings four years ago when it ousted a dictator. Sunday's presidential election heralds the country's steady, but not-yet-guaranteed progress.
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8:59 PM | Marine Biologists Capture Footage of World’s Deepest-Dwelling Fish in Mariana Trench
The world’s deepest fish has been captured on film by scientists from the University of Hawaii, Schmidt Ocean Institute and the University of Aberdeen using a diving vehicle called Hadal-Lander. The video footage shows a type of snailfish at depths of 8,145 meters deep – the greatest depth a fish has ever been observed, beating [...]
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8:57 PM | PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2014
Throughout the year we highlight research images that are worth a thousand words. For this year-end list, we’d like to extend the category to our research videos. Here, we’ve highlighted some of this year’s most popular videos, published in the Supporting … Continue reading »The post PLOS ONE’s Top 5 Videos of 2014 appeared first on EveryONE.
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8:53 PM | St. Louis Grand Jury Heard Witnesses Who Lied, Prosecutor Says
Weeks after he announced a grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in Michael Brown's death, prosecutor Robert McCulloch explains some of his own decisions in the case.
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8:50 PM | Hysterectomy in a male? A rare case report
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8:40 PM | Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs Of 2014
This year, humanity landed on its first comet, a child was born to a woman with a transplanted womb, and a fossilized sea shell forced us to reconsider our conceptions of human culture. Those are just a taste of the 20 achievements, innovations, and advances we've selected for our roundup of 2014's biggest scientific breakthroughs.Read more...
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8:23 PM | Apple Responds To BBC On Conditions At Asian iPhone Suppliers
Jeff Williams, the tech giant's vice president for operations, told British-based employees that Apple has done more than any other company to ensure fair and safe working conditions.
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8:21 PM | The First Person To Ever Receive Two Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Arms
Meet Les Baugh, a double amputee from Colorado who lost both his arms in an electrical accident nearly 40 years ago. He's now entered into the history books by becoming the first person to ever receive two shoulder-level prosthetic arms that he can control with his mind. Read more...
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8:16 PM | Using Your Body Language To Improve Listening And Creativity
How nodding your head in sync with a group could increase your productivity.
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8:02 PM | Michael Phelps Pleads Guilty To DUI
The Olympic gold medal winner gets no jail time for second conviction for drunk driving. He'll be able to train for Rio with his 18-month supervised probation.
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8:00 PM | Pearls of wisdom: The truth behind common sayings
A watched pot never boils and the early bird does catch the worm, but you can teach old dogs new tricks (full text available to subscribers)
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7:33 PM | Planting Soybeans Instead Of Corn Below Wind Turbines Could Boost Power Generation
Mathematical model suggests crops can have a noticeable effect on power generation.
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7:30 PM | Pride And Prejudice: For Latinos, Tamales Can Taste Of Both
Tamales are a Christmas Eve tradition throughout Latin America, but there are hundreds of different versions. Whose is best? That's a question likely to elicit a fiercely partisan response.
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7:22 PM | Instagram Is Now Valued At $35 Billion By Citigroup Analysts
Less than three years ago, Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion. The photo-sharing service is said to have more than 300 million users.
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