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August 19, 2014

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9:14 PM | Ebola In The Skies? How The Virus Made It To West Africa
The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
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8:59 PM | Ferguson Teachers Use Day Off As Opportunity For A Civics Lesson
School has been canceled for the week in Ferguson, Mo., as civil unrest continues. While the students are out of the classroom, teachers are helping to clean up the streets.
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8:58 PM | 'This Fight Begins In The Heart': Reading James Baldwin As Ferguson Seethes
Protests in Ferguson, Mo., continue in response to the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by police on Aug. 9. The incident reminds author Laila Lalami of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son.
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8:45 PM | Twitter Bot Helps Chicago Officials Find Dirty Restaurants
Food Poisoning From an infographic for Foodborne Chicago by Payal Patel Designs Those moules frites you had at the French bistro last night were delicious, but now you're feeling kind of funny. Worse than funny. Actually, you're trapped in your bathroom, suffering from food poisoning. Who are you going to tell about this? Many cities have hotlines where citizens can report getting food poisoning from restaurants, but not everybody uses them. So, in a recent project, the city of Chicago […]
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8:22 PM | BugBio: Treehoppers
  We are kicking off Insect Thursday in the Naturalist Center starting at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014 we will have Olivia Evangelista from the Universidade Federal do Paraná, Brazil discussing treehoppers. She is a visiting postdoc in the genomics research lab in the Nature Research Center. Dr Evangelista studies Membracidae, a group of […]
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8:19 PM | As Kids Head To Campus, Parents Broach The Subject Of Sexual Assault
Starting college is exciting, but campus life also comes with risks. So how are parents talking to their kids about avoiding becoming a victim — or even a perpetrator — of sexual assault?
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8:17 PM | Specialty Food And Agriculture Startups Are Ripening In Greece
Sotiris Lymperopoulos left a good job in Athens to collect wild sea greens for upscale restaurants. Food startups like his may be able to generate thousands of new jobs in post-crisis Greece.
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8:13 PM | Think Tank Apologizes For 'Unconscionable' Tweet To Amnesty
The Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington said an intern had accidentally used the organization's account to respond to a tweet from Amnesty International.
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8:12 PM | Taking lab mice back to their roots
Lab mice are incredibly useful for biomedical research. But they are also incredibly inbred. A new study shows that bringing wild mouse traits back could help uncover new links between genes and behavior.
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8:11 PM | Nanowire Packs Portable Power
Find out how your shirt or jeans pocket could charge your smartphone.
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8:05 PM | A Milestone Marked In Disposal Of Syria's Chemical Weapons
President Obama has announced that the U.S. has completed disposal of the most sensitive parts of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. The successful disposal is an impressive technical achievement, but serious questions remain about the regime's use of chemical weapons.
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8:05 PM | Civilian Convoy Comes Under Attack In Ukraine
The Ukrainian military says it has retrieved over a dozen bodies of people killed in an alleged attack on civilian vehicles on Monday. The government says separatists attacked the cars and trucks on a road outside of the city of Luhansk, but the rebels deny this.
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8:05 PM | Study Shows Sharp Racial Divide In Reaction To Ferguson
A recent study by the Pew Research Center finds that there are stark racial divisions in reactions to the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
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8:00 PM | Antarctica From Pole To Coast In Stunning Detail
Antarctica Released in August 2014, this mosaic compiles over 3,150 satellite images of Antarctica into a single image of the entire continent. CSA/MDA/CCIN University of Waterloo A newly released image of Antarctica offers the most complete, detailed view of the continent since 1997. The map is a mosaic of more than 3,150 individual, high-resolution readings, taken in the Southern Hemisphere's autumn of 2008, and tiled together into a coast-to-coast view of the entire continent […]
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8:00 PM | In Brief: How Glass Lenses are Made
Adam shared this awesome photo gallery documenting every step an Optician takes to make corrective lenses to fit custom glasses. Every step is described in captions, showing the transformation from a hockey puck-sized lens to something that fits in the customer's glasses. My favorite tool used is the "edger" a machine that takes a scan of the glasses bezel shape and cuts the glass to fit into that specific frame. I love that the whole process takes less than an hour, and even as quickly as 35 […]
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7:54 PM | USA Science & Engineering Festival Announces 2016 Event Dates and Plans for Expanded Outreach
The USA Science & Engineering Festival is proud to announce the return of Lockheed Martin as its 2016 Founding and Presenting Host and expanded outreach activities to engage our nation’s youth in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). “The USA Science & Engineering Festival provides an essential introduction and gateway to the exciting world of STEM,”…
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7:40 PM | Here's Your Scientific Excuse to Drink a Beer This Evening
Want to get a beer on a Tuesday? Now you can blame your need to do a scientific experiment. First, though, you need to go to a bar and get a Guinness and some peanuts. And, what the hell, another Guinness. Read more...
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7:30 PM | Print Less but Transfer More
Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan in Foreign Affairs (registration required): Rather than trying to spur private-sector spending through asset purchases or interest-rate changes, central banks, such as the Fed, should hand consumers cash directly. In practice, this policy could take...
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7:20 PM | NASA's Greased Lightning Tests Vertical Takeoff
NASA's GL-10 Greased Lightning Vertical Takeoff Test Drone Click here to see a larger version of this image. NASA Langley/David C. Bowman The space missions get all the credit, but the Aeronautics branch of NASA does really cool stuff. Today is National Aviation Day, and to celebrate, NASA shared a picture of their GL-10 Greased Lightning drone. Consider it the little sister to the military's V-22 Osprey. It has a ten-foot wingspan and boasts ten electric engines all […]
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7:20 PM | In California, we are bracing ourselves for the water wars.
In California, we are bracing ourselves for the water wars. An investigative article from the Washington Post explains why the current drought, the worst in recorded history, could change the state forever. Read more...
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7:14 PM | The Human Dynamic Clamp
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7:00 PM | How daydreaming can help you beat information overload
Life is throwing ever more information our way. But there are simple tracks that can help us cope, says neuroscientist Daniel Levitin (full text available to subscribers)
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6:35 PM | I Smell Green, You Smell Blue
The post I Smell Green, You Smell Blue appeared first on EveryONE.
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6:32 PM | Food Fraud: It’s What’s for Dinner?
What’s for dinner would seem to be one of life’s more straightforward questions. However, if my 36 years of food safety experience have taught me anything, it is that the answer to that question... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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6:30 PM | Disturbing False Memory Experiment Has Long-Lasting Effects
How easy is it to make you hate someone irrationally? All too easy, it turns out — with the help of false memories. A group of criminologists conducted a successful experiment with memory manipulation that's intensely creepy — and has unsettling implications.Read more...
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6:17 PM | Hobby Lobby and the War on Race and Women
There is a war going on and it’s not on foreign soil. This war is the fight for the status quo, a war where you are only worth your skin color, a […]

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6:11 PM | Learn to code while playing Minecraft Did you know that you can...
Learn to code while playing Minecraft Did you know that you can learn programming while playing a video game? A team of computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, has developed LearnToMod, software that teaches kids introductory programming with Minecraft. Students will learn JavaScript, the essential programming language of the web, and can also earn University of California college credits, regardless of their age. “Our goal is to teach kids computer science while […]
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6:11 PM | The Physical Effect that Creates Tiny Electrical Storms in Your Body
Did you know that you can charge up a piece of ice like a battery? How about making tiny electric storms when a drop of water turns into a puff of steam? We'll tell you about the little-known Thermodielectric Effect, and why it's present everywhere, including your body.Read more...
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6:07 PM | Urban Garden Projects - Berlin
Speaking Gardens - The Berlin urban gardening movement (TRAILER - english version) from ReneResi on Vimeo
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6:00 PM | Longtime Sea Urchin Diving Partners Lead the Way in Sea Kelp Restoration, Technology and Collaboration
By Leanne Weiss Terry Herzik (67), Gary Thompson (71), and Lucy, Gary’s 8-year-old Chihuahua, board the Sunstar at dawn with enough food and fuel for the next three days. As they pull away, in their 34-foot vessel the sun is just beginning to rise over Fish Harbor, in San Pedro, Los Angeles. They’ll head southwest…
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