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April 23, 2014

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9:08 PM | Blogroll: Inviting ire and iron
Editor’s note: As we continue to invite bloggers out there in the wild to compose our monthly Blogroll column, Tien Nguyen penned the May 2014 column.  Read more
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9:08 PM | Blogroll: Inviting ire and iron
Editor’s note: As we continue to invite bloggers out there in the wild to compose our monthly Blogroll column, Tien Nguyen penned the May 2014 column.  Read more
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9:08 PM | Blogroll: Inviting ire and iron
Editor’s note: As we continue to invite bloggers out there in the wild to compose our monthly Blogroll column, Tien Nguyen penned the May 2014 column.  Read more
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8:59 PM | This isn't a question-- I just wanted to express my love for your blog. As an A Level Chemistry and Biology student who aspires to have a scientific career, I'm often disheartened by the still-present attitude that science is 'for men'. Thank you for bringing some positivity when it was much needed. <3
I got you boo!
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8:30 PM | Your Brain is Plastic Hank explains the gift that your brain...
Your Brain is Plastic Hank explains the gift that your brain gives you every day: the gift of neural plasticity — the ways in which your brain actually changes at the cellular level as you learn. via SciShow. Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com
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8:17 PM | Tracking the Lives of Nonstop Swimmers
How do you study an animal that never stops swimming? Find out how the Pristine Seas team is using technology to go along for the ride.
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8:09 PM | Warp Drive Research Key to Interstellar Travel
As any avid Star Trek fan can tell you, the eccentric physicist Zefram Cochrane invented the warp-drive engine in the year 2063. It wasn’t easy. Cochrane had to contend with evil time-traveling... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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8:00 PM | Love Letter to Food MinuteEarth provides an energetic and...
Love Letter to Food MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth’s environment — in just a few minutes! Alex’s Issue Brief:http://www.foodpolicy.umn.edu/prod/groups/cvm/@pub/@cvm/@fprc/documents/content/cvm_content_477272.pdf via Minute Earth. Subbable - https://subbable.com/minuteearth
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7:42 PM | Jack El-Hai: Too Close To The Subject
Writer Jack El-Hai worries about his own state of mind when he spends time in the files of the psychiatrist who examined Nazi leaders. Jack El-Hai is the author of The Nazi and the Psychiatrist: Hermann Goring, Dr. Douglas M. Kelley, and a Fatal Meeting of Minds at the End of WWII (PublicAffairs Books) and The Lobotomist: A Maverick Medical Genius and His Tragic Quest to Rid the World of Mental Illness (Wiley). He has contributed articles and essays on science, medicine, and history to The […]
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7:30 PM | Carbon Dioxide Cannon (scientists make mistakes!) Three fails...
Carbon Dioxide Cannon (scientists make mistakes!) Three fails and then success with our carbon dioxide cannon. via Periodic Videos. Carbon Dioxide Cannon - Extra Shot 2000 frames per second recording via Nottingham Science.
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7:30 PM | Preferred method of conveying climate risk doesn’t work
The IPCC should forget readability and put actual numbers in its reports.
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7:19 PM | Hubble’s 24th Anniversary
Bringing Us the Cosmos, One Observation at a Time On Thursday, April 24th, it will be 24 years since Hubble Space Telescope was sent skyward aboard space shuttle Disc0very. It was a heady day for folks who had spent much of their careers designing and building the observatory. The subsequent discovery of spherical aberration in […]
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7:11 PM | Poniéndonos filosóficos
Por Martín Bonfil OliveraDirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia, UNAMPublicado en Milenio Diario, 13 de abril  de 2014Siempre, desde que la conocí, me ha fascinado la filosofía de la ciencia.Y la conocí gracias a ese gran maestro de maestros que es el doctor Ruy Pérez Tamayo, en uno de los muchos cursos que impartía en forma de ciclos de conferencias. A partir de ahí comencé a leer y quedé […]
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7:08 PM | An Algorithm That Recognizes Faces Better Than People Can
Faces from the Dataset Used to Test the Algorithm Described Below Labeled Faces in the Wild, University of Massachusetts It's already a little eerie when Facebook suggests tags for who it recognizes in your photo, especially for faces that are small, blurry, or otherwise difficult to distinguish. What if Facebook were even better--better at recognizing people in pictures than you are? Two computer scientists are announcing they've made a program that is better at matching photos than […]
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7:00 PM | Mars Diffracts! X-ray Crystallography and Space Exploration An...
Mars Diffracts! X-ray Crystallography and Space Exploration An epic journey into the role of X-ray diffraction in space! Astrobiologist and intrepid science communicator Lewis Dartnell reveals the crucial role that x-ray crystallography is playing in understanding the formation and history of our planetary neighbour, Mars. Explaining the techniques used by the Curiosity Rover to analyse the Martian surface, Lewis reveals what the discovery of clay might mean for the possibility of life on the […]
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7:00 PM | Giant solar farm uses molten salt to keep power coming
Renewable energy could help underpin the grid now that the world's biggest concentrated solar storage plant is up and running in Arizona
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6:41 PM | What Evil Drove The Car?
Last year, I had the privilege of visiting the North Hollywood shop of custom car builder George Barris. Barris created the ‘60’s Batmobile, the Munsters coach, the jalopy from the Beverly Hillbillies, and many other legendary vehicles. He also was very proud of the black Lincoln Continental he created for The Car.For many years, The Car was a long forgotten horror film from the ‘70’s that was roasted by the critics, and it quickly came and went in the theaters. But many […]
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6:30 PM | Bill Nye on Humanity’s Biggest Engineering Challenge When...
Bill Nye on Humanity’s Biggest Engineering Challenge When a fan asks what is the most revolutionary engineering challenge humanity will face in the coming decades, former engineer Bill Nye the Science Guy doesn’t hesitate to tell co-host Eugene Mirman that it’s climate change. But NASA astronaut Mike Massimino suggests a few other issues that engineers will need to solve as well. via Star Talk Radio.
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6:15 PM | ucresearch: One of our Favorites: Anatomy Professor Marian...
ucresearch: One of our Favorites: Anatomy Professor Marian Diamond. She is one of the world’s renowned experts in neuroanatomy (and even did research on Einstein’s brain).  She’s also a bit of a YouTube star — you can watch her popular course on general human anatomy.
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6:15 PM | Blood of world's oldest woman hints at limits of life
She lived to 115, but a study of Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper's blood hints at factors limiting lifespan
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6:10 PM | Mystery of “bio-duck” sounds from deep ocean solved
Scientists believe they have finally discovered the cause of the mysterious Donald Duck-type sounds that have regularly been recorded in the deep ocean since the 1960s. Descrier - news and culture magazine
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6:09 PM | Cancer: what’s Down syndrome got to do with it?
Trisomy 21 (having 3 copies of chromosome 21) is most well known as the cause of Down syndrome. But as you can imagine, having an entire extra copy of a chromosome has other negative consequences as well. For one, people with Down syndrome are 20 times more  likely than the average person to develop a severe form of leukemia, B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Two recent studies have helped further our understanding of the molecular disturbances that take place in […]
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6:09 PM | Cancer: what’s Down syndrome got to do with it?
Trisomy 21 (having 3 copies of chromosome 21) is most well known as the cause of Down syndrome. But as you can imagine, having an entire extra copy of a chromosome has other negative consequences as well. For one, people with Down syndrome are 20 times more  likely than the average person to develop a severe form of leukemia, B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Two recent studies have helped further our understanding of the molecular disturbances that take place in […]
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6:09 PM | Cancer: what’s Down syndrome got to do with it?
Trisomy 21 (having 3 copies of chromosome 21) is most well known as the cause of Down syndrome. But as you can imagine, having an entire extra copy of a chromosome has other negative consequences as well. For one, people with Down syndrome are 20 times more  likely than the average person to develop a severe form of leukemia, B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). Two recent studies have helped further our understanding of the molecular disturbances that take place in […]
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6:08 PM | Magnetically Actuated Micro-Robots Cooperate to Build Structures
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6:00 PM | Gloria Ophthalmologist Geoff Tabin has performed thousands of...
Gloria Ophthalmologist Geoff Tabin has performed thousands of cataract surgeries and has created systems to facilitate many thousands more through the Himalayan Cataract Project. In this ​video, courtesy of the Himalayan Cataract Project, Dr. Tabin ​helps a young woman with a damaged cornea, and witnesses an unforgettable transformation. via NOVA’s Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers. Web: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/secretlife/ Facebook: […]
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6:00 PM | Mantis Shrimp, is there anything you can’t teach us?
A big tenant for starting Loony Labs was an idea that nature provides us with answers to some of the biggest technical problems. So I am proud to announce some […]

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5:54 PM | Brazil approves use of genetically modified mosquitoes
Mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus have been engineered to cause crashes in wild populations, and could soon be used in the US as well
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5:53 PM | What’s Making Duck Sounds in the Ocean? Mystery Solved
It may sound quacky, but mysterious duck-like sounds in the oceans are made by whales, a new study says.
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5:52 PM | Are You With Us or Against Us?
When I take issue with the one way skepticism and hyperbolic language of climate skeptics, I’m met with a chorus of “who me?” They especially object to being lumped together with the climate-science-is-a-hoax crowd. It’s a fair complaint. At the same time, it’s worth noting that the representative standard bearers for climate skeptics are Anthony […]The post Are You With Us or Against Us? appeared first on Collide-a-Scape.
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