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December 17, 2014

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1:00 AM | See The Most Sophisticated Mind-Controlled Robot Arm Yet
This mind-controlled robot arm now moves in more ways than ever.
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12:29 AM | Drugs Made By Living Cells Will Go Generic In 2015
That's good news for patients' wallets…
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12:29 AM | 2015: The Year Virtual Reality Finally Reaches Living Rooms
A handful of VR devices in development will soon make their way to consumers.
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12:28 AM | What To Expect In 2015: Robots Join The Open-Source Revolution
Android for androids…
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12:28 AM | Forecast For 2015: Western States Face Enduring Water Crisis
New data will reveal the actual scale of groundwater resources…
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12:27 AM | Commercial Space Habitats Will Go For Launch In 2015
The ISS is about to get some company…
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12:27 AM | What To Expect In 2015: General Relativity Gets Put To The Test
Experiments could lead to a "theory of everything"…
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12:26 AM | Prediction For 2015: Probes Solve The Mystery Of Dwarf Planets
Scientists don’t know what they’ll find when probes finally reach Pluto and Ceres, but it’s going to be wild.
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12:25 AM | What To Expect In 2015: Ultrafast Data Transfer Speeds Up Science
All aboard the fiber-optic express…
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12:25 AM | What To Expect In 2015: Vital Ebola Drugs Reach West Africa
In December 2013, a toddler in Guinea developed a fever and began vomiting. A few days later, he was dead. His sister, mother, and grandmother soon fell ill and died too.
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12:24 AM | 12 Pubs of a Poetic Christmas (Part One)
Pub One Every Christmas I attempt this and every Christmas I end up mashed into a taxi after the third pub, screaming obscenities at the driver and crying over whatever man has just broken my sex-drive, by shoving me into the taxi without so much as a goodbye kiss. This year will be different. I […] The post 12 Pubs of a Poetic Christmas (Part One) appeared first on HeadStuff.
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12:23 AM | Cows Remain At Large After Breakout At Idaho Meat Plant
Cows were running free in Pocatello, Idaho, Tuesday, following in the hooves of a feisty heifer that escaped from a meat packing plant Friday.
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12:12 AM | You mean liquor doesn’t make the best blanket?  Oh, I am...
You mean liquor doesn’t make the best blanket?  Oh, I am sooo disappointed to find this out
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12:05 AM | Wifi Brain Implants For Robot Arms
For many paralyzed people, their problem is a communication gap. They can generate the signals in their brain …
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12:01 AM | Thought control makes robot arm grab and move objects
By analysing brain activity linked to hand and arm movements, a team has created a robotic arm that a paralysed woman can control with her thoughts
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Tom Uhlman
Special thanks to photographer, Tom Uhlman, for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for more than twenty years. […]
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12:00 AM | The Baker/baker Effect Explains Why You're Awkward At Parties
The Baker/baker effect, otherwise known as the Baker/baker paradox, explains why people's names slip away from you, while their other details stay embedded in your head. This happens, even if the name and the detail are the same.Read more...

December 16, 2014

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11:23 PM | Bill Cosby Won't Be Charged Over 1974 Molestation Claim
Citing the statute of limitations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says it won't pursue child sexual abuse charges against the comedian, a subject of numerous allegations.
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10:35 PM | On Nebraska's Farmland, Keystone XL Pipeline Debate Is Personal
The pipeline's fate looms large in Washington. But for people living in Keystone XL's proposed path, the project will alter livelihoods and legacies — for better or worse, depending on whom you ask.
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10:17 PM | Japan's Beloved Christmas Cake Isn't About Christmas At All
The Japanese Christmas cake takes its name from the Christian holiday, but it actually symbolizes building a life of prosperity from nothing. And it's ubiquitous (it's even in your smartphone).
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10:17 PM | The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe
We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.
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10:11 PM | Staying MouseAlert, not MouseAlarmed, this Christmas
By Leon Braun  “’Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse …” CSIRO scientists are keeping their eyes peeled for more than just Santa Claus this Christmas. With unusually high numbers of mouse sightings in Victoria this spring, CSIRO ecologist Peter Brown and colleagues […]
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10:05 PM | Amid Threats By Hackers, Sony Allows Theaters To Drop 'The Interview'
Sony is withdrawing James Franco and Seth Rogen from upcoming promotional appearances for The Interview and will let theaters to cancel showings of the film, following threats of attacks.
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9:48 PM | In California, Fire Plus Drought Plus Rain Add Up To Mud
Heavy rains are hitting drought-stricken California. But instead of sinking into the earth, the water is rushing away in areas burned by wildfire, raising the danger of mudslides.
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9:43 PM | Did Salaita Cross the Line of ‘Civility’?
Joseph Levine in the New York Times: The case of Steven Salaita has been hotly debated both in and out of academic circles in the past few months. Salaita is the Palestinian-American professor and scholar whose offer of a tenured...
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9:40 PM | Do we still need science journals? What are the functions of science journals anyway?
In my latest Pacific Standard column, I write about Nature Publishing Group’s new read-only access policy, allowing subscribers and select media outlets to share links that tunnel through the paywall. I argue that it’s time to get back to basics: … Continue reading →
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9:33 PM | India's New Comic Book Hero Fights Rape, Rides On The Back Of A Tiger
Her name is Priya and she is the star of a new graphic novel in India. After she is gang-raped, her family and neighbors shun her — but then a Hindu goddess grants her special powers.
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9:31 PM | Google News Is Taken Offline In Spain, After A Call For Payments
In Spain, Google and other news aggregators would face steep fines if they publish headlines and abstracts without paying.
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9:28 PM | Poem
Forgetfulness The name of the author is the first to go followed obediently by the title, the plot, the heartbreaking conclusion, the entire novel which suddenly becomes one you have never read, never even heard of, as if, one by...
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9:25 PM | "Narratives" in science communication
(I'm back!!!! More on that later.) A few weeks ago I attended another fabulous Cafe Scientifique at Brooklyn's, next to the Pepsi Center. The speaker was Dr. Mark Eberhart, materials scientist and engineer at the Colorado School of Mines, and author of two fascinating books for the general public. But he didn't talk about materials science. Dr. Eberhart had spent a sabbatical in Washington D.C. talking to scientists and policymakers about "narratives." What is a […]
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