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October 23, 2014

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6:20 PM | Could Game Theory Be Used To Prevent Human Extinction?
Game theory is a powerful tool for understanding strategic behavior in economics, business, and politics. But some experts say its true power may lie in its ability to help us navigate a perilous future.Read more...
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6:16 PM | Youth Fitness Can Preserve Brain In Middle Age
Being active as a child influences how your brain will function as you age.
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6:05 PM | A huge tsunami in Hawaii’s past warns of future risk
Aleutian earthquake also put debris 18 meters above sea level near epicenter.
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6:03 PM | Spamalot
Sometimes, life is more fun when one’s email spam filters are just a wee bit leaky*. Dear Sir/madam, I would like to purchase a large quantity of goods with good quality from your company.Kindly get back to me with a … Continue reading →
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6:01 PM | New Microscope Makes Gorgeous 3-D Movies Of Living Cells
Protist T. thermophila, Imaged with a Lattice Light-Sheet Microscope Click here to enlarge. Betzig Lab, HHMI There's a new microscope in town and the images it produces are stunning. An international team of engineers and biologists is announcing it's made a microscope that's able to see phenomena such as single proteins diffusing through thickly-packed cells, and the movement of the fibers that pull cells apart when they divide. Everything remains alive […]
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6:00 PM | La Machine's 50-Foot-Tall Fire-Breathing Dragon-Horse
As part of the celebrations commemorating the 50th anniversary of French-Chinese diplomatic relations, a French theatrical production company brought two giant mechanical puppets to Beijing's Bird Nest stadium for three days of performances. The company, La Machine, is known for the 50-foot tall mechanical spider--named La Princesse--that it built and brought to Liverpool in 2008 as part of that city's Capital of Culture festival. Weighing almost 40 tons, La Princesse is operated by a team of […]
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6:00 PM | #ObserveEverything…Including the Cat
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5:55 PM | How To Sell Bogus Health Cures In 5 Easy Steps
It turns out that green coffee extract isn't a "miracle pill that can burn fat fast," even though Dr. Oz said so. But there are plenty more "miracle" cures out there. Here's how to sell your own.
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5:43 PM | Arctic Sea Ice Extent
Arctic Sea Ice extent continues to be a problem. This year, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center, ARctic Sea ice reached its lowest extent this year on September 17th, which is about the sixth lowest extent on record, following a multi-year trend of decline. There is variation from year to year. This…
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5:38 PM | How Do Spacecraft Survive Re-Entry? via scishow: How do...
How Do Spacecraft Survive Re-Entry? via scishow: How do spacecraft survive the enormous heat and crushing g’s of re-entry? And why don’t astronauts actually land in rockets, like they do in cartoons and comic books? SciShow Space explains! Hosted By: Hank Green By: SciShow Space. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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5:23 PM | Scientists Retract Research On Dr. Oz-Endorsed Weight Loss Pill
Mehmet Oz Screenshot from doctoroz.com The scientists who published sham research on a useless weight loss supplement once called a "miracle pill" on the Dr. Oz Show have retracted their study. Dr. Mehmet Oz, host of the daytime medical show, is an Ivy League-trained heart surgeon who rocketed to fame through the endorsement of Oprah Winfrey. Oz is considered one of the most influential celebrities in America, according to Forbes, and he uses his […]
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5:20 PM | How To Watch Today's Partial Solar Eclipse
On the afternoon of October 23, 2014, a partial solar eclipse will be visible from most of North America. Here's everything you need to know to catch a glimpse – and how to do it safely.Read more...
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5:00 PM | Drop into the Interstellar wormhole with Oculus Rift
An Oculus Rift headset puts you onto the ship piloted by Matthew McConaughey in the new science fiction blockbuster, Interstellar
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4:54 PM | Comet and Mars Take Interplanetary Selfie with Hubble
Comet Siding Spring Meets the Red Planet One of the benefits of having an amazingly keen-eyed space telescope like Hubble orbiting Earth is that you get great scenes like this one — Comet C2013 A1 Siding Spring passing by the planet Mars on October 19th. Hubble Space Telescope is actually so sensitive that scientists had to […]
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4:50 PM | This is what brain cell conversations look like
Modifying neurons to flash as electrical impulses pass along them lets researchers grow light-up brains in a dish and eavesdrop on their chatter
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4:49 PM | Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage via kqedscience: Tiny...
Pygmy Seahorses: Masters of Camouflage via kqedscience: Tiny and delicate, pygmy seahorses survive by attaching to vibrant corals where they become nearly invisible to both predators and researchers. Now, biologists at the calacademy have successfully bred them in captivity for the first time. Finally, they’re able to study the seahorses’ amazing act of camouflage up close.  Subscribe to Deep Look on YouTube to see new videos from our pbsdigitalstudios series every two […]
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4:47 PM | Southern birds may be moving into your winter backyard
A warming climate is letting warm-adapted birds live farther north in winter, a new study finds.
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4:42 PM | Historic quantum software is run for the first time
Written 20 years ago, the first algorithm to tap into the ultra-fast potential of quantum computing has been run on a real machine at long last
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4:41 PM | Ottawa Attack Seen As Canada's Security Wake-Up Call
In Canada, the front door to Parliament is often left unlocked, but after Wednesday's attack, that's likely to change.
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4:35 PM | Shoe Box Solar Viewer (for watching today’s partial solar eclipse)
There’s going to be a solar eclipse this afternoon, so I’m re-posting directions on how to make some simple solar viewers! NEVER look directly at the sun, since you can permanently damage your retinas (the light sensors on the back of your eyeballs.) You can safety view the sun (and therefore a solar eclipse) using […]
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4:30 PM | Today on New Scientist
All the latest on newscientist.com: 10 revolutions that made us human, personal helicopters on sale in two years, making babies with Neanderthals and more
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4:16 PM | Climate Change Communication: Taking the Temperature (Part 9) with Scott Mandia
Editor's Note: This is a guest blog post by Kirk Englehardt (@kirkenglehardt). Kirk is Director of Research Communication and Marketing for the Georgia Institute of Technology. He blogs about strategic communication & #scicomm on LinkedIn and The Strategy Room.  He also curates and shares #scicomm content, which can be found on Flipboard, Pinterest, Google+ and Facebook.  Introduction In this series of interviews, prominent climate scientists share how and […]
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4:00 PM | Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways
One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.   In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday. Autonomous automobiles can make our lives better! But are cars that drive by themselves all that it's cracked up to be? The advertising agency Sparks & Honey has compiled a mess of data and research on autonomous cars into a report entitled "Driving Disrupted: Driverless Cars Change Everything." Besides the […]
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4:00 PM | How to Watch Today’s Solar Eclipse
Today's partial solar eclipse will be the last one until 2017, and the Bay Area is a great place to see it.
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4:00 PM | Epic pre-Columbian voyage suggested by genes
South American DNA found in Easter Islanders
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3:45 PM | Overhaul of Chinese science spending looms
Reform could strip science ministry of control of research budget
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3:30 PM | Bizarre dinosaur matched to an enormous set of arm bones
50 years after arms were found, we have a very odd looking body to go with them.
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3:26 PM | remembering our friend Matt Power (who would have turned 40 yesterday)
Mark Kirby at GQ: Today would've been Matthew Power's 40th birthday. The GQ contributor and friend of GQ staffers past and present died this March while reporting a story along the Nile River in Uganda. Matt was curious, adventurous, and...
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3:16 PM | Astronomers Intrigued by Mysterious Zones of Organic Molecules on Titan
A multinational team of astronomers studying the chemical make-up of the atmosphere on Saturn’s moon Titan has revealed large zones of two organic molecules – hydrogen isocyanide (HNC) and cyanoacetylene (HC3N) – near the moon’s north and south poles. These regions are curiously shifted off the poles, to the east or west, so that dawn [...]
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3:10 PM | Every Single Flu Vaccine Myth, Debunked
Here for sharing far and wide is a collection of the most common myths and misconceptions surrounding flu vaccines , debunked point-by-point with lucid, thoroughly referenced explanations. Read more...
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