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April 17, 2014

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8:00 AM | Letter O: OLLI
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, “A Health Club for Your Mind,” has been in Fairbanks almost since the turn of the century. Originally Adventures in Lifelong Learning and then Alaska Lifelong Learning, the name was changed to Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2006, after the Osher foundation provided funding. The program is currently part of […]
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8:00 AM | A Hometown Hero, A Foreign Flag
Last Saturday, my daughter and I went to the opening day of Little League season. In our small town of White Salmon, Washington, it’s a day for classic Americana: The players chase their coaches around the bases, the Boy Scouts raise the Stars and Stripes, we sing the Star-Spangled Banner, and a local celebrity throws […]
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7:48 AM | Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #65
We cannot overstate the dedication of wild bird photographers around the world. Birds are extremely risk-averse and getting close is a time-earned skill born of years learning about their behaviour. Knowledge of your camera is essential with no room for error before this bird takes off. The wild bird photographs in this week’s collection are…
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7:18 AM | Jamie Hyneman's High-Pressure Air Gun
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6:45 AM | Introducing the reason I’ve been quiet… and musings on my second son’s birth
If you typically follow my blog, you may have noticed the absence of posts for the past several weeks. And then you may have done the math from my previous posts and correctly deduced that I had my baby. Of course, you could be forgiven if you didn’t deduce as much because my would-be April […]
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6:36 AM | Discover Nursing : What’s new in Wiley Nursing?
We have some news to share with you who have great interest on nursing and midwifery practice. Let’s start with a new journal. Nursing Open, a new open access journal from Wiley, is available soon! It is a peer reviewed open access journal that welcomes articles on all aspects of nursing and midwifery practice, research, […] The post Discover Nursing : What’s new in Wiley Nursing? appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.
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6:00 AM | Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder | Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder | Daniel and Jason Freeman
Treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder can take months, but an intense course may relieve symptoms in just a weekOn Wednesday morning we woke to the news that a passenger ferry had sunk off the coast of South Korea, with at least four people confirmed dead and 280 unaccounted for. Meanwhile, though the search has continued for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, relatives' hopes of a safe landing have long since been extinguished.Human tragedies like these are the stuff of daily news, […]
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6:00 AM | Los laboratorios virtuales en el aula
Retomo hoy el camino emprendido en dos entradas anteriores (Seis claves para motivar a tus alumnos y Seis webs de recursos educativos sobre ciencia y tecnología), compartiendo con vosotros lo que voy aprendiendo en el curso sobre prácticas innovadoras para la enseñanza atractiva de la Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas, organizado por la European Schoolnet Academy.Laboratorios virtuales: una realidad disponible hoy para la clase de […]
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3:41 AM | Politicians, climate change and evidence abuse
I’ve recently been re-reading The Geek Manifesto: Why Science Matters, the book by former Times science editor Mark Henderson, which examines the often flagrant disregard for scientific evidence shown by politicians around the world. New Zealand politicians of all persuasions are as guilty of evidence abuse as their overseas counterparts. Examples of this abound, most famously, [...]
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3:16 AM | explore-blog: Rachel Sussman’s photographs of the oldest living...
explore-blog: Rachel Sussman’s photographs of the oldest living things in the world – a masterpiece at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy. With an artist’s gift for “aesthetic force” and a scientist’s rigorous respect for truth, Sussman straddles a multitude of worlds as she travels across space and time to unearth Earth’s greatest stories of resilience, stories of tragedy and triumph, past and future, but above all stories […]
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3:00 AM | Stem cells debacle: Obokata admits enhancing images
The lead scientist behind a revolutionary method to turn adult cells into stem cells has been found guilty of misconduct, but insists the mistakes were unintentional
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2:59 AM | Eyes On You – Cereal Psychology
Any beginner’s course on public communication stresses the importance of eye contact for building a connection between the speaker and the audience. The same holds true for advice of the romantic variety, with scientific research supporting the claim that direct eye contact makes people seem more attractive to potential mates. But eyes don’t necessarily need […]
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1:58 AM | Science Can’t Explain…
This is one of my favorite arguments from creationists and other anti-science people. Science can’t explain x, therefore all science is wrong. or Science can’t explain x, therefore god… I mean… the designer/supernatural/alien cell biologists/whatever I have seen these arguments for decades. Most notably, the denizens of the Discovery Institute, in their various works, have used some […]
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1:43 AM | Wee mathematics in Portland, Oregon
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1:42 AM | El engaño antivacunas
Por Martín Bonfil OliveraDirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia, UNAMPublicado en Milenio Diario, 16 de abril  de 2014Casos de pacientes en EUA por diversas enfermedades antes y después de la era de las vacunasHay mentiras bobas. Hay estafas. Y hay engaños que caen en otra categoría completamente: los que son viles y peligrosos. El mito, por desgracia cada vez más extendido en nuestro país –y en […]
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1:00 AM | Astronomy Cast: Wernher von Braun When the United States helped...
Astronomy Cast: Wernher von Braun When the United States helped defeat Germany at the end of World War II, they acquired the German rocket scientist Wernher von Braun. He had already developed the German V2 rocket program, and went on to design all the major hardware of the US rocket program. This week, we talk about von Braun’s life and accomplishments. Duration: 41:22 via Universe Today.
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12:00 AM | Weekly Space Hangout - April 11, 2014: Exomoons, Eclipses &...
Weekly Space Hangout - April 11, 2014: Exomoons, Eclipses & Launches This week’s stories: Cosmos ep 5 Possible exomoon discovered Parachute rock Lunar eclipse NRO Launch SpaceX Launch/Tracking Launch Bright Light on Mars Host: Fraser Cain Astrojournalist: Morgan Rehnberg(cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Duration: 34:42 via Universe Today.

April 16, 2014

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11:06 PM | Tedious Teen Idols
It seems I can’t open a newspaper or magazine these days without seeing a picture of Justin Bieber fighting with the paps or reading about the romantic antics of One Direction’s Harry Styles.   The tattooed Harry Styles who likes hanging out with older women and Justin Bieber who likes getting arrested for drag racing […]The post Tedious Teen Idols appeared first on HeadStuff.
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10:45 PM | Cassini may be witnessing the birth (or death) of a moon of Saturn
Objects, the biggest named "Peggy," spotted at the outer edge of the A Ring.
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10:20 PM | Down’s syndrome goes beyond chromosome 21
A genetic analysis suggests that the DNA changes linked to Down's syndrome happen on all chromosomes, not just the 21st.
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10:00 PM | Fly Bacteria Invite Other Flies To Fruit Parties
An apple falls in an orchard and attracts fruit flies. Soon, the fruit is riddled with larvae, tunnelling …
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9:30 PM | "Chance favors the prepared mind."
“"Chance favors the prepared mind."” - Louis Pasteur (via ucsciencetoday)
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9:25 PM | Today I stepped inside the target bay of one the world’s most...
Today I stepped inside the target bay of one the world’s most powerful lasers, capable of creating the conditions inside a white dwarf in an area the size of the period at the end of this sentence. (This is exactly how it looked through my super-stylish laser glasses)
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9:22 PM | Now Presenting: The ScientEphic
ScienceScope has been a little quiet lately, but exciting things have been happening behind the scenes. I’m pleased to announce the official launch of The ScientEphic, the student-run science blog of Williams College! (Shoutout to the always-punny Sandy LaTourrette for the name suggestion–our school mascot is a lovable purple cow named Ephelia.) My fellow Eph, […]
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9:21 PM | Whence Life? Receptors Responsible For Fertilization Found
A fertilized human egg Wellcome Images Where do babies come from? If your kids ever ask, just tell them the story of Izumo and Juno, receptors found on the surface of sperm and egg cells, respectively. In a study on mice published today in the journal Nature, researchers found that these two proteins allow the sperm and egg to recognize one another, leading to fertilization--and life as we know it. These receptors are found in many mammals, including humans.  It previously […]
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9:06 PM | Photo Safari
We took a family photo safari today at the Museum of Life and Science.The post Photo Safari appeared first on Stay Curious.
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8:46 PM | Here Today, Dugong Tomorrow!
The Pristine Seas dive team battles rough seas in this update from the expedition team in Mozambique.
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8:04 PM | The Christ Child Cometh.
… and by that I mean the El Niño phase of the El Niño Souther Oscillation climate pattern. We have been in an ENSO neutral phase for a while. Climate scientists have a hard time predicting El Niño, which arrives in Summer, Fall, or Winter, this early in the year, but nonetheless most prediction sources,…
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7:40 PM | Africa’s Illegal Charcoal Trade Engulfs Cheetah Habitat
In rural northern Tanzania, an African country famous for charismatic megafauna, including free-roaming cheetah and other big cats, impoverished and under-employed Swahili villagers struggle to survive. One way to earn money and make cooking fuel is to cut forests for wood that can be turned into charcoal. It’s an economic and environmental disaster, illegal because it is not sustainable for either wildlife or people. Meet the team that is looking for new ways to create livelihoods while […]
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7:11 PM | Grabby Cabbies, Street Harassers, and Ferengi: About Last Weekend
Categories: FeminismSeveral years ago, I was living on my own in Boston (well, the ridiculously nicer town of Brookline, to be honest). I left a Somerville bar after the subway had stopped running, so I hopped in a cab for the fairly quick trip home. I love cab drivers, and when I’m in the mood, I like talking to them because so many are from places I’ve never been and have interesting stories. That night, my driver was Muhammad from Morocco, a place I’ve always wanted to […]
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