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March 26, 2015

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4:05 PM | BioMed Central retracting 43 papers for fake peer review
BioMed Central is retracting 43 papers, following their investigation into 50 papers that raised suspicions of fake peer review, possibly involving third-party companies selling the service. In November 2014 we wrote about fake peer reviews for Nature; at that point there had been about 110 retractions across several journals. The addition of 16 retractions by Elsevier for […]The post BioMed Central retracting 43 papers for fake peer review appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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4:00 PM | North Dakota curbs wasteful flares of oil drilling gas
Oil companies are burning money by flaring off the gas produced in oil extraction. North Dakota, one of the worst offending states, is cleaning up its act
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4:00 PM | ​If You Touch This Plant It Will Make You Vomit In Pure Agony
The Gympie Gympie is an Australian plant with spindly stems and heart-shaped light green leaves. Brushing your hand against it can make you throw up from the pain. Using it as toilet paper has made people shoot themselves. This plant will ruin you.Read more...
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3:41 PM | How particle accelerator maths helped me fix my Wi-Fi
Using 19th century physics can demonstrate that light is a form of electromagnetic wave ... or improve your Wi-Fi receptionThis piece was first published on The Conversation Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world – from the light emissions through which your eyes perceive these words, to the microwaves that carry the Wi-Fi […]
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3:39 PM | Graphene allows strange form of ice to occur at room temperature
And it may explain some of the unusual behaviors of water.
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3:20 PM | braincraft:NEW VIDEO! The Strange Location of Your Second Brain…...
braincraft:NEW VIDEO! The Strange Location of Your Second Brain… The trillions of bacteria in your gut have more of a relationship with your brain than you may realise. My recommendation? Just go with your gut and watch this cool video about the brain in your belly.
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3:14 PM | pbsdigitalstudios:How many stars are in the sky?  “My God, it’s...
pbsdigitalstudios:How many stars are in the sky?  “My God, it’s full of stars!”If you’re in need of a mind-blowing adventure of cosmic scale, check out this week’s new It’s Okay To Be Smart! 
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3:13 PM | Study shows that women who sleep longer have higher libidos.
Everyone knows that getting a good night's sleep is important for things like mood and overall health. Now studies show that sleep might also affect your sex drive. Here, researchers surveyed 171 women daily over the course of two weeks, asking questions about how long they slept the night before and whether they had engaged in sexual activity (self or partnered) the day before. The scientists found that in general, women who slept longer had higher levels of sexual desire, […]
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3:10 PM | The Lit Review |20| 1916 Easter Rising
Commemorations for 1916 Centenary O’Brien Press has launched 16 Lives, a series of biographies which chronicle the lives of the sixteen men executed following the 1916 Easter Rising. This concept was devised and co-edited by Dublin man Lorcan Collins, who founded the 1916 walking tour in 1996, to honour those who gave their lives for [...] The post The Lit Review |20| 1916 Easter Rising appeared first on HeadStuff.
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2:40 PM | Scenes from Neza: Mexico’s Self-Made City
Ciudad Nezahualcóyotl is the ur-informal settlement of metropolitan Mexico City. Built just over the line from the Distrito Federal in the Estado de México, Neza—as it is commonly called—looms large in the imagination of the city. From its beginnings as an illegally developed, planned, and built settlement in the late forties, Neza has served as…
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2:40 PM | Two Invasive Termite Species Join Forces To Wreak Havoc In Florida
Two of the most destructive species of invasive termites are joining forces in Florida. By mating together, they're forming prolific hybrid colonies. Scientists are now worried about the potential damage these insects will inflict on Florida's dwellings.Read more...
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2:29 PM | Trash to Gas: A Solution to Half Our Problems?
“New innovation from scientists,” read the subject line from my Mom’s email. Attached was a link to a Youtube clip of a male scientist balling plastic bags, sealing them in a steel vessel, and pushing a button. After a couple of hours, the eager scientist cracked open the vessel, and poured out a dark, ominous […]
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2:17 PM | rereading Jack London
Michael Caines at the Times Literary Supplement: In 1902, Jack London lost himself in the East End of his urban namesake. This Klondike adventurer’s temporary disappearance from relatively polite society – of oyster pirates and tramps, among others – was...
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2:15 PM | reassessing dylan thomas
Billy Mills at The Dublin Review: There is a well-established Dylan Thomas myth that goes something like this: early brilliance as an instinctive versifier drunk on words, which was then wasted through more conventional drunkenness, redeemed somewhat by the glamour...
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2:11 PM | rediscovering raymond williams
Geoff Dyer at The New Statesman: Williams’s legacy and influence, which had once seemed assured, have gradually shrunk. If, more than a quarter-century after his death, he is to become a vital rather than remembered or spent force it is...
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2:11 PM | A new study on layouts may surprise people who think...
A new study on layouts may surprise people who think ‪comic ‬pages are read like textCommon wisdom is that people read comic page layouts the same way that they read writing — For English speakers, that’s left to right and then down (known as the “Z-path”).Research from UC San Diego’s Neil Cohn indicates that several spatial arrangements can push readers to deviate from this order. These manipulations include separating panels from each other, […]
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2:00 PM | Why mathematicians (some of them) cackle at wobbly tables
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2:00 PM | How Mayan Civilization Came Together
Archaeologists working in Guatemala have unearthed new information about the Mayan civilization’s transition from a mobile, hunter-gatherer culture to an agrarian lifestyle. Until now, there have been two common assumptions about Mayan civilization: that nomadic and sedentary groups maintained separate communities, and that public buildings were constructed only after a population had fully put down […] The post How Mayan Civilization Came Together appeared first on EH Science. […]
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2:00 PM | Tsunami Preparedness Week: Building a Network of Awareness
Tsunamis are a worldwide menace with specific local threats. It pays to learn your local situation and keep the knowledge fresh in your community.
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2:00 PM | TIE Fighter FTW
Would I like themes from the classic video game space simulator TIE Fighter mashed up with anime visual aesthetics that make me nostalgic for the Voltron cartoon of my youth and electric guitar? You might as well ask my four-year-old if she wants … Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | Drones cleared to check power lines after outages
Electricity firm Commonwealth Edison, based in Illinois, become the first in the US to get permission to start sending drones to inspect damaged power lines
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1:39 PM | Quickies: Not reading white male authors, Disability Summit failure, and doctor fired for saying shot protestor was too skinny
Categories: QuickiesIs it time to stop reading books by white men? – Excellent piece by Heina on all of the debate over this. Egyptian doctor fired after saying shot woman was ...(Read more...)
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1:36 PM | womenrockscience: Happy International Women’s Day everyone....
womenrockscience: Happy International Women’s Day everyone. Here we are celebrating lesser known women who have dramatically advanced science and humanity as a whole. Instagram///Twitter///Facebok Sources: UNESCO, Scientific American, The Smithsonian, NLM, Stephan, HoF , NWHM
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1:30 PM | Pain paper scratched for authorship issues
A group of pain researchers in Austria has lost their 2014 paper in the European Journal of Anaesthesiology because one of the authors wasn’t, well, one of the authors. The article, “Intravenous nonopioid analgesic drugs in chronic low back pain patients on chronic opioid treatment: A crossover, randomised, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study,” came from a team […]The post Pain paper scratched for authorship issues appeared first on Retraction Watch.
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1:30 PM | Flying FPV Multi-rotors with Team Blacksheep
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1:20 PM | Bearded Vultures Are The Most Punk Rock Animals In The World
This is the bearded vulture. It lives in the mountains so it can look down on us all. It smashes bones for a living. It encourages its children to fight to the death. And... it dyes its feathers. Why? Because it looks awesome, that's why.Read more...
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1:15 PM | Germanwings co-pilot 'deliberately crashed' plane after locking out captain
French prosecutors believe the co-pilot flew Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 into the Alps on purpose after locking the pilot out of the cockpit. We spoke to pilots to find out how this could have happened
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1:02 PM | Massive Antarctic glacier more vulnerable than previously thought
Warmer water may reach an ice shelf that holds back 3 meters of sea level rise.
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12:57 PM | The Challenges of Forensic Air Crash Investigations
The subject of aircraft crashes has unfortunately dominated the media headlines at numerous points over the past year, ranging from malicious attacks, such as the plane shot down over Ukraine in July 2014, to still unsolved incidents, in particular the missing Malaysia MH370 flight that disappeared in the ocean in March that same year. And […]
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12:42 PM | Surprises Emerge As More Hunter-Gatherer Microbiomes Come In
The study of the human microbiome—the motley assortment of microbes that live in our bodies—has largely been the …
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