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May 01, 2015

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12:17 AM | FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston Picked First In NFL Draft
Winston was a embroiled in controversy during his college days. He was accused — and ultimately never charged — of raping an FSU student. Now, he's been picked by Tampa Bay.
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12:17 AM | Health Insurer Aetna Raises Wages For Lowest-Paid Workers To $16 An Hour
Aetna, the giant health insurance company, raised its minimum wage this month. CEO Mark Bertolini says he expects the raise will pay for itself through increased productivity.
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12:00 AM | #flashbackfriday: The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos
#flashbackfriday this week was featured on May 1, 2014. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos by Brian Greene. It is a cutting edge examination of the Universe, what that meant and whether a ‘multiverse’ […]

April 30, 2015

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11:47 PM | Diagnosing Diseases with Origami Microscopes
Manu Prakash has designed the Foldscope, an origami paper microscope that costs less than a dollar.
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11:44 PM | The Brain Scoop: An Electric Eel, and a Caiman by...
The Brain Scoop: An Electric Eel, and a Caiman by thebrainscoop: Ten minutes at our first camp and someone casually mentions to me that there was a 1.5 meter-long electric eel hanging out in our bathing pool, so, y’know, just watch out.That wouldn’t be the last time I’d see one, either – our ichthyologists invited us to join them for a day casting and sweeping nets through deep, black waters to figure out what was inhabiting the fresh waterways near our campsites. […]
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11:38 PM | Fun(d) with Science
Many researchers will tell you that financing their work–writing grants, securing funding, and budgeting for varying funding levels year to year–is the least rewarding part of life in academia, but there’s no escaping the simple fact that science costs money. … Continue reading »The post Fun(d) with Science appeared first on EveryONE.
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11:30 PM | These "Swamp Dogs" Might Be What America's First Dogs Looked Like
These animals are officially called “Carolina Dogs.” A less poetic name would be “Carolina Swamp Dogs,” since until 1970s, the Carolina swamp is pretty much where they lived. Early tests of their DNA show that they might be what the first dogs in America looked like.Read more...
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11:06 PM | Gender and Language Processing - Linguistics Topic 32 by...
Gender and Language Processing - Linguistics Topic 32 by thelingspace: How do we deal with gender when we process language? Do we take it into consideration when we hear words and sentences? In this week’s episode, we talk about gender and language processing: the different kinds of gender in language, how gender influences our ability to retrieve words from our mental dictionaries, and how our views on gender temporarily keep us from considering otherwise legitimate interpretations of […]
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10:29 PM | Just Do It: Obama Tries To Sway Skeptical Democrats On Trade
The president is finding it tough to get Democrats on board with a Pacific trade deal. He's meeting with some who might be open to it and even going to Nike headquarters next week for an event.
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10:29 PM | Mapping Nepal’s Devastation using a Drone
This post is the latest in the Drones and Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Special Series, which profiles interesting information, thoughts and research into using  drones, UAVs or remotely piloted vehicles for journalism and photography, that Kike learns about during his travels.   Using aerial footage taken by Kishor Rana with a drone that was not intended for mapping, Matthew Schroyer of the Professional…
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10:29 PM | Which Countries Are The Most Eco-Friendly? As the world moves to...
Which Countries Are The Most Eco-Friendly? As the world moves to become more environmentally friendly, some countries outshine others. Which country is the most eco-friendly? Read More:The 2014 Environmental Performance IndexSweden ‘Most Sustainable Country in the World’The World’s 5 Most Environmentally Friendly CountriesTerrestrial protected areas (% of total land area) in Costa Rica By: DNews.
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10:16 PM | Bill That Would Curb NSA's Bulk Collection Of Phone Data Advances In House
The USA Freedom Act would also make significant opinions from a secret court public and would allow challenges to challenges to National Security Letters.
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10:10 PM | Beetle’s toxic, explosive vapor explained
From a two-chambered gland in their rears, bombardier beetles unleash a toxic, blazing hot spray to defend themselves.
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10:06 PM | A Q&A With Neil deGrasse Tyson
On Sunday, April 26, astrophysicist, author, and Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson received the National Academy of Sciences’ highest honor, the Public Welfare Medal, which is given annually to commend the extraordinary use of science for the public good. Back in his office after receiving the award at a ceremony in Washington D.C., Tyson was preparing to host the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate and made time to answer a few questions about the […]
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10:05 PM | Compton's Cowboys Keep The Old West Alive, And Kids Off The Streets
The city has seen some positive changes in recent years, including a reconnection with the city's rural past. The pastime has given youth an outlet in a region that's at the center of gang violence.
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10:05 PM | He Carried His Mom On His Back For 5 Hours En Route To Medical Care
The epicenter of the quake that struck Nepal was in the district of Gorkha, a few hours' drive from the capital of Kathmandu. We're just beginning to see the extent of the damage in villages there.
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10:02 PM | trowelblazers: Mary DawsonMary joined the Carnegie Museum of...
trowelblazers: Mary DawsonMary joined the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh in 1962 as a research associate in the Section of Vertebrate Paleontology. The director of the museum assured Mary: “No woman will ever be a curator here”. Less than a decade later, he was proved wrong.In 1970 she became curator of the same museum, and kept that position till her retirement in 2004. She was responsible for the fourth largest vertebrate fossil collection in North America as […]
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10:00 PM | Watch A Tiny Robot Pull Something Nearly 2,000 Times Its Size [Video]
Could you pull a blue whale across a beach? How about scale a skyscraper carrying an elephant on your back? Of course you can't. But it would be really awesome if you…
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9:56 PM | NASA Chief Statement on House Budget Bill
As I wrote this morning, Republicans on the House Committee for Science, Space, and Technology passed a nakedly partisan budget authorization bill for NASA that drastically and brutally slashes hundreds of millions of dollars from NASA's Earth Science Division, which studies how climate change is affecting our planet. Charles Bolden, NASA administrator, issued a statement that is brief, to the point, and clearly states his feelings. The NASA authorization bill making its way through the House […]
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9:51 PM | Are Space and Time An Illusion? This episode of Space Time is...
Are Space and Time An Illusion? This episode of Space Time is actually about Spacetime, so pull up a chair, grab your favorite snack, and buckle up, because this episode is going to be a TRIP. Gabe explores what reality is, what “time” is, and why what you think those things are is probably WRONG. Seriously, get ready to have your MIND BLOWN! By: PBS Space Time.
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9:48 PM | Epiosde 299 - BUILDing the Apple Watch - 4/30/2015
This week, Will, Norm, and Jeremy discuss Microsoft's BUILD conference, Windows Holographic and HoloLens, Will's first impressions of the Apple Watch, the new Macbook, and a whole lot more.
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9:47 PM | Salty groundwater supports life in Antarctica’s extreme Dry Valleys
Mars-like conditions prevail in a water supply that feeds several under-ice lakes.
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9:40 PM | We're Too Optimistic About The Power Of Optimism
So say the results of a new study out of UC Berkeley, anyway. Three different experiments show we resort to optimism when we believe it can improve our chances of success, but are too hopeful about its actual benefits. Optimism is still important, say the researchers, but we should also focus on knowledge and approach. Read more...
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9:39 PM | The Science of Meat Texture at America's Test Kitchen
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9:35 PM | Healthy Oceans Require Healthy Policy
By Sylvia Earle Alliance / Mission Blue Our country has been making serious strides in rebuilding some of our most threatened fish species, but key members of Congress are now threatening to undo that progress and take us in the other direction. Luckily, we all have the opportunity to fight back. Over the last several…
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9:30 PM | Children Give Pope A Drone
What do you give the man who has everything? Or, at least, is in direct communication with the entity responsible for everything? For a group of students in Rome from a…
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9:16 PM | Political Story On Breast Cancer Screenings Was Missing Some Science
A story on mammogram recommendations quotes only the opposing views in Congress.
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9:13 PM | Hydraulic fracturing: Using scientific methods to evaluate...
Hydraulic fracturing: Using scientific methods to evaluate trade-offs – Science Nation In Colorado, drilling for oil and natural gas using hydraulic fracturing, sometimes referred to as fracking, is big business. But, questions about its impact on the air and water are far from settled. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), University of Colorado environmental engineer Joseph Ryan heads a team gathering data on the pros and cons of oil and natural gas development, […]
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9:00 PM | Blue Origin's Rocket Flies 58 Miles High [Video]
New Shepard--the primary rocket from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight venture, Blue Origin--flew a successful test flight yesterday. It climbed 307,000 feet, or…
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9:00 PM | Female Orgasm Explained With Fifth Grade Science Experiments
Talking about sex doesn’t have to be X-rated – and in some cases, it shouldn’t be. That’s why I love this video from Wired’s Data Attack team, which illustrates facts and statistics about women’s orgasms using classic elementary school experiments. You’ll never look at the egg-in-a-bottle experiment the same way again.Read more...
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