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December 19, 2014

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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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10:00 PM | Eeek! A Writhing Robot Snake
This slithering, contortionist robot is named the “Series II - X125 system.” The robot snake-arm is over 7 feet long, and can carry over 13 pounds. It has a flexible tip,…
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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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9:55 PM | What Causes The Northern Lights? There are many misconceptions...
What Causes The Northern Lights? There are many misconceptions about what causes the Aurora Borealis when it really requires solar winds, magnetic fields and excited atmospheric gases. Learn more at HowStuffWorks.com:http://science.howstuffworks.com/nature/climate-weather/atmospheric/question471.htm By: Brain Stuff.
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9:51 PM | Beware the real-life poisoned apples
One of my son’s favorite treats to grab for the grocery basket are those prepackaged caramel apples, four caramel-covered apples on sticks in mass-produced molded plastic and often stamped with a manager’s special sticker at Kroger. But in light of a recent Listeria outbreak, he won’t be eating any of those caramel apples for a […]
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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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9:35 PM | Birds clear out of breeding ground as severe weather approaches
After a 5,000 mile migration, an impromptu 1,500 mile reversal.
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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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9:05 PM | SpaceX’s Risky Reusable Rocket Launch SciShow Space walks...
SpaceX’s Risky Reusable Rocket Launch SciShow Space walks you through this week’s upcoming nail-biter: SpaceX’s attempt to land a reusable rocket on a platform in the Atlantic Ocean. Update: SpaceX has rescheduled the Falcon 9 launch on January, 6th 2015. By: SciShow Space. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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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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8:35 PM | How Microsoft's Machine Learning Is Breaking The Global Language Barrier
Earlier this week, roughly 50,000 Skype users woke up to a new way of communicating over the Web-based phone- and video-calling platform, a feature that could’ve been pulled…
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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 | Are You Sitting Too Much? by asapscience: Sitting too much can...
Are You Sitting Too Much? by asapscience: Sitting too much can literally be lethal. So here’s an excuse to take more breaks at work - just tell your boss “science said so!” There’s also some tips on how you can prevent these problems!
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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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7:58 PM | Lawsuit About Mayonnaise Dropped
In the old days, the battle between condiments was fought by Hellmann’s Mayonnaise and Miracle Whip. That was mostly a debate about taste rather than substance. Nowadays,…
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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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7:29 PM | Science Borealis blog carnival entries
Thanks to all the Science Borealis bloggers who participated in our first anniversary blog carnival! Our theme was: what was the most important story in your field in 2014? We’ve summarized the entries below – check out scienceborealis.ca for many more posts from our blogging community! Thanks to all the bloggers who participated. Monsters & Molecules: Laura Ulrich Visualizations & Vaccinations “There are more jobs in this field than I could have dreamed. In my studies […]
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7:27 PM | Deep Sea Fish Farming in Geodesic Domes: Upgrade In this...
Deep Sea Fish Farming in Geodesic Domes: Upgrade In this episode of Upgrade, Motherboard goes to Baja California, Mexico to get a firsthand look at these free floating pods, and to get an understanding for why we need better ways to cultivate our future food sources. Whether it’s found on a plate of sushi, grilled in our backyard, or thrown on pasta, seafood is a staple for many diets around the world, and demand is growing. And as the commercial seafood industry booms, fish stocks […]
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7:25 PM | When baking a pie, think of butter as a gas The most common...
When baking a pie, think of butter as a gas The most common mistakes made by home bakers (according to the professionals) have to do with the care and handling of one ingredient: butter. Creaming butter correctly, keeping butter doughs cold, and starting with fresh, good-tasting butter are vital details that professionals take for granted, and home bakers often miss. Butter is really just a bunch of teeny tiny water droplets dispersed in a matrix of fat. In the oven, these water droplets […]
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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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7:21 PM | Meet South America's Infamous Electric Eel
Meet the electric eel, the only other animal that knows how it feels to walk across a carpet and zap somebody you don't like.
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