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January 26, 2015

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11:27 PM | Elephant seal adventures, lovelorn porcupines & a Cinderella...
Elephant seal adventures, lovelorn porcupines & a Cinderella tiger! New research reveals the adventurous natures of elephant seals, paralysed rats begin to walk again thanks to a new spinal implant, Dallas Safari Club’s controversial elephant hunt is called off and a lovesick porcupine is up to no good! Get these stories and more in your weekly blast of nature news! By: Earth Touch .
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11:00 PM | Questions Raised Over Whether Vesta Once Had Flowing Water
While NASA’s Dawn mission is hot on the tail of the biggest rock in the asteroid belt, researchers are still finding new things within the treasure trove of data the…
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10:46 PM | Keeping True to the Nature Coast of Florida
Joe Guthrie paddles a kayak down one of the many creeks of the Chassahowitzka National Wildlife Refuge, a key protected area along the Nature Coast of Florida. “Chass” and its neighboring conservation properties support a very small and imperiled population of the Florida black bear. The expedition team reached the area at the beginning the…
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10:37 PM | Suicide Prevention Ethics If someone is going to attempt...
Suicide Prevention Ethics If someone is going to attempt suicide, are you allowed to stop them? How do saving lives and respect for autonomy clash? By: Philosophy Tube. Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube
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10:36 PM | You can’t unboil an egg? Well… now you can.
There is a saying, “you can’t unboil an egg.” Usually this is just illustrating cause and effect; you can’t turn back time, or what’s done is done. Well now scientists have successfully unboiled an egg, so suck it thermodynamics. An international team of chemists have accomplished this feat – an innovation that could dramatically reduce costs for cancer treatments, […]

Yuan, T., Ormonde, C., Kudlacek, S., Kunche, S., Smith, J., Brown, W., Pugliese, K., Olsen, T., Iftikhar, M., Raston, C. & Weiss, G. (2015). Shear-Stress-Mediated Refolding of Proteins from Aggregates and Inclusion Bodies, ChemBioChem, DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201402427

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10:32 PM | Meet the next generation of Aussie scientists and engineers
Meet three of the young Aussie scientists and engineers, competing for this years BHP Science and Engineering Awards.
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10:27 PM | NEW VIDEO! 5 Weird Involuntary Human Behaviors Explained Our...
NEW VIDEO! 5 Weird Involuntary Human Behaviors Explained Our body leaves a lot to autopilot, which is a good thing. Imagine having to walk through your day actively remembering not to pee your pants. That would be totally lame. Some of our involuntary behaviors are pretty weird, though. Why do our eyes sometimes twitch? Why do we yawn? Why do some people sneeze when they look at the sun? Why do we hiccup, and how can we get rid of them? Find out what science has to say about these weird […]
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10:14 PM | Medicare Looks To Speed Up Pay For Quality Instead Of Volume
The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.
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10:13 PM | Jeffrey Sterling, Former CIA Officer, Is Convicted Of Espionage
Jeffrey Sterling was fired from the CIA in 2002. His case has drawn wide attention in part because he was accused of giving secret information to James Risen of The New York Times.
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10:03 PM | Virtual Dissection Method Could Reinvigorate Zoology
Last summer, researchers demonstrated that non-invasive imaging combined with a staining technique enables the fast comparison and study of earthworm species and other animals in unprecedented... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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10:01 PM | Find out why carrots taste sweeter in the winter time →
Find out why carrots taste sweeter in the winter time →
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9:59 PM | This Is What Happens When You Put Magnetic Buckyballs In A Blender [Video]
A viral marketing campaign is literally making sparks fly in their latest video. Blender company Blendtec is known for their 'Will it Blend?' series of videos, in which…
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9:55 PM | Monoculture and the Future of Hardware
Monoculture and the Future of Hardware: Hardware is too often ignored when it comes to improving inclusivity.
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9:46 PM | Johannes Vermeer Johannes Vermeer is one of the world’s...
Johannes Vermeer Johannes Vermeer is one of the world’s greatest artists, in part because he’s not great in the usual sense. He was content to paint very ordinary scenes and remind us of how special the everyday can be. By: The School of Life.
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9:41 PM | Accused Bomber's Lawyers Say Boston Jury Pool Is Too Biased
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's attorneys are again asking that his trial, now in the jury selection phase, be moved. Lawyers say they have data showing that enough impartial jurors cannot be found in the city.
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9:32 PM | The secret for a longer life? Kill your unfit cells
If you had the choice, would you like to live until you’re 130 years old? New research in fruit flies shows that manipulating a single gene can extend their lifespan up to 60%, suggesting that living well into your hundreds might become a reality in the foreseeable future.Dying of old age is a strange thing. Why does our health decline just because we’re old? Although the answer might at first seem obvious or simple, it really isn’t. There are countless theories of ageing, a […]

Merino M., Jesus M. Lopez-Gay, David Buechel, Barbara Hauert & Eduardo Moreno (2015). Elimination of Unfit Cells Maintains Tissue Health and Prolongs Lifespan, Cell, DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cell.2014.12.017

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9:30 PM | JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH
women-in-science: Pre-order and support JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1 now on Kickstarter! Jill Trent, Science Sleuth was a comic book heroine published in the mid-1940s who solved mysteries and caught crooks using her scientific genius, improbable inventions, and the fighting prowess of her faithful partner, Daisy Smythe! Now, more than 65 years later, we’re bringing Jill and Daisy back in JILL TRENT, SCIENCE SLEUTH #1, a 28-page comic book featuring 5 stories by 5 creative […]
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9:19 PM | An Asteroid Is Passing Very Close To Earth Today. Here's How To See It
At its closest point, asteroid 2004 BL86 came within about 750,000 miles from Earth — or almost three times farther away than the moon.
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9:07 PM | Astronomers Snap Image of Edge-on Spiral Galaxy NGC 4217
Astronomers using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope have obtained a remarkable new view of the spiral galaxy NGC 4217. NGC 4217 is an edge-on spiral galaxy located in the constellation Canes Venatici, about 60 million light-years away. The galaxy is a possible companion of the spiral galaxy Messier 106 (otherwise known as NGC 4258). The most [...]
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9:07 PM | At Koch Summit, A Freewheeling Debate Among GOP Hopefuls
Do billionaires have too much influence in both major parties? Three top Republican presidential prospects — Sens. Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — say no.
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9:06 PM | The First Woman in America to Receive an M.D. Was Admitted to Med School as a Joke
The First Woman in America to Receive an M.D. Was Admitted to Med School as a Joke: When the students at Geneva Medical College voted in jest to admit a woman, they unwittingly paved the way for Elizabeth Blackwell’s trailblazing career.
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9:04 PM | Aléxis Tsípras, Who Believes Human Beings Matter More Than Banks
Something amazing happened yesterday. Greece elected Syriza, a left-of-center party, making its leader, Aléxis Tsípras, the youngest prime minister in Europe at forty. Tsípras won by giving my people hope of regaining their dignity without falling into the clutches of xenophobia. We know he will most likely fail at implementing the social changes he wants, […]
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8:57 PM | Sandwich Monday: Girl Scout Cookie Coffeemate
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try Girl Scout Cookies in a new form. Coffeemate has somehow blended them into nondairy creamer, so you can start your day the disturbing way.
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8:55 PM | Electric Circuits Paul Andersen explains how electric circuits...
Electric Circuits Paul Andersen explains how electric circuits contain different elements which can be connected in series or in parallel. The following four elements are explained in detail; emf, resistor, capacitor, and switch. The voltage and current of resistors in both series and parallel are explained. By: Bozeman Science.
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8:45 PM | Pediatrician Group Recommends Decriminalizing Marijuana For Youngsters
Today, the American Academy of Pediatrics is publishing a report on recreational marijuana use among kids under the age of 18. Like a good pediatrician, the report…
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8:40 PM | Exclusive: Former NIH lab head who faked data now working as government patent examiner
The former director  of the X-ray crystallography lab at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, who was found by the Office of Research Integrity to have faked findings in three papers, is once again earning a government salary, this time as a patent examiner, Retraction […]The post Exclusive: Former NIH lab head who faked data now working as government patent examiner appeared first on Retraction […]
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8:40 PM | Neuroscientists have captured the first-ever video of neural activity in the brains of freely moving
Neuroscientists have captured the first-ever video of neural activity in the brains of freely moving nematode worms. Using an elaborate camera setup and software, researchers were able to observe 78 individual neurons—an advance that will help them better understand how the nervous system controls animal behavior.Read more...
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8:32 PM | Large asteroid buzzes Earth
Asteroid 2004 BL86 swings by Earth today at three times the distance to the moon, the closest asteroid encounter until 2027.
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8:28 PM | "I want to support young girls who are in their 20s now and tell them: You’re not just imagining..."
“I want to support young girls who are in their 20s now and tell them: You’re not just imagining things. It’s tough. Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” - Björk (via ravenzoe)
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8:28 PM | Hey. I was wondering if you know of any good feminist newsletters? My dad always sends me articles from the newsletters he reads (about old white business dudes and their great accomplishments) via e-mail. Most of it is really terrible. My plan is to start sending him one feminist article for each misogynist/chauvinist/plain stupid article he sends me. Any suggestions on where to start? He is kind of a "beginner" on this topic :)
I don’t know any off the top of my head but you can probably look up these authors to see what they have written (or where it’s been published): 1. Janet Mock 2. Roxanne Gay 3. Bell Hooks 4. Audre Lorde Off the top of my head the one I can remember is everydayfeminism. If you look them up, they have a lot of articles. You can also look for feminist articles by researching them based on topic you want to talk to your dad about. Hope this helps! -Intern S.H.
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