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October 29, 2014

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7:05 AM | Morality and Discourse in Serbia
Keith Doubt on Eric Gordy's Guilt, Responsibility, and Denial: The Past at Stake in Post-Milošević Serbia, in Berfrois (Belgrade, Serbia. Photograph by Jamie Silva): The intellectual integrity of cultural anthropology is based largely on its commitment to cultural relativism as...
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7:00 AM | Got charisma? Depends on your voice
Study identifies speech patterns behind public perceptions
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6:53 AM | Genetically Modified Organisms Risk Global Ruin
Over at The Physics arXiv Blog: Taleb and co begin by making a clear distinction between risks with consequences that are local and those with consequences that have the potential to cause global ruin. When global harm is possible, an...
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6:27 AM | Diversity in Science Journalism
“There’s definitely people that don’t want to see you succeed for whatever reason—sometimes it’s where you’re from, sometimes it’s what you’re saying, and sometimes it is because you have a vagina. That does exist.” – Iggy Azalea The under-representation of minority groups in science and in journalism is well-documented.  Just a few examples: The UN […]
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6:00 AM | Forward by Failure
A few years ago, I decided to take up hunting. This was kind of a big deal, because I’d spent the first decade-plus of my adult life as vegetarian. I became a big game hunter for the same reason I raise chickens — to know where my food comes from and ensure that it’s raised […]
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4:18 AM | Ecological Restoration of an Indigenous Community on the US-Canadian Border
Environmental justice concerns in Native communities across the Americas have been a source of continuing social conflict. Addressing the injustices of the past and rebuilding trust between companies, governments and communities remains a challenge. In this guest article, Kim McRae, a doctoral candidate at the University of Vermont with twenty years of community advocacy experience…
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3:30 AM | Royals Force Game 7, Rest Bullpen In Dominant 10-0 Win
Kansas City piled up seven runs in the second inning and forced San Francisco starter Jake Peavy out of the game. The big lead left both teams resting their go-to bullpen arms.
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3:00 AM | Gould’s Book Of Fish
By Richard Flanagan Synopsis: Once upon a time that was called 1828, before all fishes in the sea and all living things on the land were destroyed, there was a man named William Buelow Gould, a […]
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2:11 AM | When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline?
Will the amount of online communications affect face-to-face (FtF) relational outcomes among online daters? Researchers analysed experience of using various online date sites of 433 online daters recruited by a market research firm. The results of a new study suggest that online daters create mental constructs of their potential partners by using online dating profiles […] The post When Should Online Dating Partners Meet Offline? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

Ramirez, A., Bryant Sumner, E., Fleuriet, C. & Cole, M. (2014). When Online Dating Partners Meet Offline: The Effect of Modality Switching on Relational Communication Between Online Daters, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, DOI: 10.1111/jcc4.12101

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2:08 AM | Reverse The Odds… On Cancer
Lots of us play computer games; indeed, according to the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), 67% of US households play video games, and the average gamer spends 8 hours a week playing them. Given how addictive and compelling some games can be, it’s nice to know there are lots of citizen science games available to […] The post Reverse The Odds… On Cancer appeared first on Citizen Science Projects.
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1:09 AM | my seedy saving plan
As I sit in my office overlooking my rain-soaked garden, the rainy season on my Pacific island has taken hold, I can’t help but think about what I’m going to do in the garden next year. There is still plenty to harvest, but the last thing for me to plant this year will be the […]
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1:09 AM | The Conquest of Space is Worth the Risk
Orbital Sciences Mission Explodes 6 Seconds Into Launch No doubt you’ve seen the video below, showing the Orbital Sciences Corporation Cygnus cargo spacecraft expl0ding shortly after liftoff. This is an unfortunate catastrophe for Orbital Sciences, but also for the many people (including a number of students) who had experiments and other instruments aboard. NASA, the […]
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12:43 AM | Marvel Studios To Diversify Its Movies
The comic juggernaut announced Tuesday that one of its upcoming films will have a female lead, and another will be headlined by a black man.
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12:11 AM | White Blood Cells Learn about white blood cells! By: Sci...
White Blood Cells Learn about white blood cells! By: Sci Files.
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Edward Dolnick
Special thanks to Edward Dolnick for answering 6 questions about his recently featured book – The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World I grew up in a small […]

October 28, 2014

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11:59 PM | Bringing Biggs to the party an inspired move
The appointment of Peter Biggs as inaugural chairman of the new Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency, is an inspired bargain. I briefly dealt with ‘Biggsy’ as he is commonly known, in a former life. My observation is that he’s great … Continue reading →
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11:30 PM | Guzzling milk might boost your risk of breaking bones
A study of more than 100,000 Swedes has revealed that drinking a lot of milk is associated with an increased risk of bone fractures and death
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11:22 PM | Archaeo-Scope: Vandalism Today, inspired by a broken window, I...
Archaeo-Scope: Vandalism Today, inspired by a broken window, I consider the ‘visibility’ of vandalism in archaeology. By: Archaeosoup Productions.
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11:14 PM | BREAKING: Antares Rocket Explodes on Takeoff
Update, Oct. 29, 2014 at 01:30 UTC: A NASA press conference was held a few hours after the explosion; here's a rundown. They told people not to pick up any debris they might find near the launch site, because it might be dangerous. The launch pad was damaged by the explosion, but it's not clear yet how badly (night fell around the time of launch, so it's dark in the area). As expected, they won't comment on the possible cause of the accident, but did say the astronauts on ISS are in no danger; […]
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11:01 PM | When your Eyebrows are more Obvious than your Face
  Tuesday 21st October 2014 Words: have disappeared It is over a week since I have found time to commit anything to paper. What have I been doing? Living? No, no, no, my life is an endless stream of mayonnaise and frustration. I can’t even bring myself to reply to the bevvy of suitors on […] The post When your Eyebrows are more Obvious than your Face appeared first on HeadStuff.
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10:55 PM | 15 Horror Films to Watch this Halloween I 1
With only a few days to Halloween the internet is alive with the top lists of scary films and while everyone loves lists, not everyone loves seeing the same films mentioned over and over. And while The Shining, The Exorcist, and Hellraiser are all great horror films we decided to put together a list of […] The post 15 Horror Films to Watch this Halloween I 1 appeared first on HeadStuff.
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10:55 PM | How Ada Lovelace Became Famous Again
The career of computer science pioneer Ada Lovelace has been shrouded in mystery since her death in 1852. Even today her contributions to science are often overshadowed by the Victorian equivalent of Twitter gossip about her life. And yet that gossip is part of what made her life so futuristic.Read more...
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10:42 PM | Tapping Into Life After Oil
The metal giants dotted along California’s horizon are slowing down, pumping less quantity and quality of oil, and are scheduled to come to a complete halt in the next decade. Imagine, a chain of 27 idle skeletons, some the size of the empire state building, waiting to be decommissioned or completely removed from their base…
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10:35 PM | Pope reminds Catholics: evolution, Big Bang are true
God is not a "magician."
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10:34 PM | WATCH: Unmanned Antares Rocket Explodes Shortly After Takeoff
Orbital's Cygnus cargo spacecraft was carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies and experiments to the International Space Station.
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10:33 PM | Why We Need Philosophy Why is philosophy even important? It...
Why We Need Philosophy Why is philosophy even important? It helps us overcome our natural limits of thinking, for one, and it’s depressingly rare for two. By: Philosophy Tube. Support on Patreon: http://www.patreon.com/PhilosophyTube
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10:23 PM | Firm Buys Big Bike-Share Service; Expansion And Higher Rates Seen
Announcing the deal today, the company said it would expand its service and raise the annual fee to $149 for its New York customers. Alta also operates in other large cities.
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10:21 PM | Archaeologists Recover Artifacts from 2,200-Year-Old Roman Shipwreck
Italian archaeologists and divers from a Florida-based group called Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) have recovered a wide range of artifacts from an ancient shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea, off the Aeolian Island of Panarea near Italy. The ship, dubbed Panarea III, is believed to have sailed around 218-210 BC, during the Second Punic War between [...]
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10:10 PM | U.S. Beefs Up Security At Some Federal Buildings
The Federal Protective Service will enhance its presence at some buildings in Washington. Homeland Security said public calls by terrorists to attack the U.S. spurred the new measures.
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10:06 PM | Rapa Expedition: Diving the Marotiri Maelstrom
Kike Ballesteros and Alan Friedlander dive the dangerous and unpredictable Marotiri Shoals, battling the elements to collect scientific data. Curious onlookers, in the form of large predators, come to join them.
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