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January 31, 2015

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3:00 AM | Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery
By Imre Lakatos Synopsis: Proofs and Refutations is essential reading for all those interested in the methodology, the philosophy and the history of mathematics. Much of the book takes the form of a discussion between a […]
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2:16 AM | In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns
There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.
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12:33 AM | An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet
Citing archery's historic methods, a Danish archer has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds. Lars Andersen argues for speed and agility, in addition to accuracy.
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12:20 AM | RoboCorp: Get ready for companies that run themselves
David Z Morris in Aeon (Photo by Gallery Stock): Though retailers and service providers adopted Bitcoin en masse in 2014, financial servicers have been much more cautious. What this means is that there are still very few ways for users...
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12:12 AM | Jonathan Chait and the New PC
Michelle Goldberg in The Nation (Reuters/Kacper Pempel): Unlike some of Chait’s critics, I think there is such a thing as renascent political correctness. (He quotes my own writing on the subject in the piece.) Most writers I know, including quite...
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12:06 AM | Austerity vs. Democracy in Greece
Mark Blyth and Cornel Ban in Foreign Affairs (registration required) (image by (Kostas Tsironis / Courtesy Reuters): It may be odd to use a Roman metaphor to describe a Greek political event, but in this case, it’s apt. Just as...

January 30, 2015

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11:19 PM | Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up
In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
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10:55 PM | Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year
The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly — and highly contagious — disease.
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10:32 PM | Same sex relationships and stress: A new perspective
Studies of stress and its effects on health have typically focused on the worries of an individual: money, love, health, work. When we turn our attention on relationship stress, the focus is generally on your typical couple. However, new research studies how minority stress — which results from being stigmatized and disadvantaged in society — affects […]

LeBlanc, A., Frost, D. & Wight, R. (2015). Minority Stress and Stress Proliferation Among Same-Sex and Other Marginalized Couples, Journal of Marriage and Family, 77 (1) 40-59. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12160

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10:30 PM | Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles
Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.
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10:20 PM | When You Lose Weight, Where Does The Fat Actually Go?
The answer to this question may surprise you. And in fact, according to a recent British Medical Journal article discussing this issue, few health professionals — including doctors, dieticians, and personal trainers — know the correct answer.Read more...
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10:17 PM | The Real Super Sunday Battle Is In The Snack Bowl
The competition over what Americans consume during the Super Bowl has gotten vicious. The nation's top merchants of virtuous and not-so-virtuous munching both want control of the line of scrimmage.
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10:16 PM | Shot of Science |4| Rosetta’s data, young blood & longevity, Potential for new cancer therapy
It’s been a while since there has been a shot of science and a lot has happened since the last one! etta mission reveals findings from 67P Stereographic model of the surface comet 67P. From Sierks et al. 2015 Keeping up with the very latest science news, we really can’t ignore the journal Science this [...] The post Shot of Science |4| Rosetta’s data, young blood & longevity, Potential for new cancer therapy appeared first on HeadStuff.
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10:13 PM | Skin-Implanted Microchips Open Doors At Swedish Office Complex
To hear biohacker Hannes Sjoblad talk about it, getting a radio frequency identification (RFID) chip installed under your skin is like an inoculation against obsolescence.
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10:09 PM | Republican Gov. Rick Snyder Turns To Voters To Approve Tax Increase
Some states are experiencing major budget deficits and several Republican governors are opting to increase taxes to make up for the shortfall. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks to Robert Siegel.
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10:04 PM | Close Friend Of Putin Awarded Contract For Crimea Bridge
The span to be built across a narrow strait that separates Russia from the newly annexed peninsula, is pegged at $3 billion and scheduled for completion by the end of 2018.
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9:59 PM | Is There A #PubRadioVoice That Sounds Like America?
Earlier this week, we hosted a Twitter chat that tackled questions about diversity in public radio and the pressure some journalists of color feel to sound "white."
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9:58 PM | BICEP2 Was Wrong, But Publicly Sharing the Results Was Right
The claim made headlines worldwide, hailing one of the biggest scientific discoveries in decades. After 35 years of research, astronomers said in March, they had found evidence that the universe underwent a brief but ultra-fast expansion when it was roughly a trillionth of a trillionth of a trillionth of a second old. The research team could see a Nobel Prize looming in the distance. So they popped bottles of bubbly in celebration and shared their excitement with the world. But results co
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9:53 PM | Latvia Keeps Careful Eye Trained On Russia
Robert Siegel speaks with Edgars Rinkevics, foreign minister of Latvia, on his visit to Washington, D.C. Rinkevics is in town to to discuss Russia and security cooperation with the U.S.
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9:52 PM | Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better
As Bill Gates joins the ranks of luminaries warning about the dangers of artificial intelligence research, the general obsession with superintelligence is only getting…
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9:51 PM | Behind the Photo: Paul Nicklen’s Leaping Penguins
Come up with any caption you want, only the man behind the camera knows what was really going on. Happily, he's eager to share the story.
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9:39 PM | 'Suge' Knight Charged With Murder After Fatal Hit-And-Run
The former rap music mogul, Marion "Suge" Knight has been arrested again — this time, on suspicion of murder. Knight allegedly ran over two people, killing one, on the set of the movie Straight Outta Compton.
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9:39 PM | Seahawk Marshawn Lynch's Silence Becomes The Story
Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has made clear he doesn't like talking to the media. But has his stance helped or hurt his Beast Mode image?
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9:39 PM | By Impersonating Her Mom, A Comedian Grows Closer To Her
Human relationships are entanglements, and those connections often aren't clear to us at all. When Maria Bamford impersonated her mom, she realized what she loved about her — and about herself.
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9:39 PM | Civilians In Eastern Ukraine Flee As Fighting Intensifies
Civilians in villages near the front lines in Eastern Ukraine are being forced to leave their homes as fighting intensifies between Government forces and Russian-back separatists.
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9:39 PM | The True Costs Of Community College
President Obama has proposed making tuition at community colleges free. But Youth Radio reporter Tylyn Hardamon found that paying for school is just one of many challenges facing today's students.
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9:33 PM | Meet Danitsja, a Potty-Trained Sloth
When sloth conservationist Monique Pool brought this particular sloth back to her sanctuary she discovered something totally extraordinary about her.
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9:01 PM | Robots Are Now Learning How To Cook By Watching YouTube Videos
DARPA-funded researchers at the University of Maryland have developed a system that enables robot a robot to interpret, learn and perform the tasks demonstrated in YouTube cooking videos.Read more...
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8:58 PM | How To Build A Cannon That Shoots Wiffle Balls At 50MPH [Video]
Chances are, your leaf blower is collecting dust in a garage right now--and it will until this fall. So rescue that yard-clearing device for a far nobler purpose: blasting…
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8:05 PM | What Causes Rigor Mortis?
When you're dead, you stiffen up. We all know this. But why? What is the process that goes on, inside a dead body, that causes muscle tissue to contract so tightly that the limbs can be impossible to move? We'll take you into the wonderful world of rigor mortis.Read more...
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