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July 29, 2014

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8:06 PM | Defining Paradise
People have different definitions of paradise, but they always know it when they find it. Aaron Teasdale and his family learn about surfing and conservation in Popoyo, Nicaragua.
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8:00 PM | 7 rogue wave disasters, from Columbus to cruise ships
Huge waves out of nowhere were dismissed as legends of the deep, but they may have caused many grisly shipwrecks from seafaring history
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8:00 PM | ​All the Greatest Comics News From This Year's Comic-Con
Yeah, there was some! I know, it's easy to miss among all the movie panels and cosplayers and hoopla, but comics publishers did show up and announce a bevy of new titles — including a ton of great comics from the non-spandex crowd. Here's what you need to know!Read more...
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7:40 PM | [Article 6824]Astronomers Without Borders
Bring Astronomy Education to Kids in Tanzania Last fall I had the great privilege of meeting and traveling with Mike Simmons, the President and Founder of Astronomers without Borders. This organization fosters and follows through on the idea that the stars belong to all of us, and that astronomy is a worldwide cultural and scientific […]
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7:40 PM | A Charming Webcomic Love Story About A Mermaid And A Sailor's Tattoos
While escaping her sinking ship, a pirate encounters a mermaid who wants to know the stories behind her tattoos. What follows is a sweet nautical love story.Read more...
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7:17 PM | The Science of False Rape Allegations
Categories: FeminismTranscript is below the video! Conor Oberst, frontman for the band Bright Eyes, was last year accused of raping a woman. The woman, named Joanie Faircloth, posted a comment on an XOJane article claiming that Oberst raped her after a concert on her 16th birthday. Oberst said he was innocent, and filed a defamation lawsuit against Faircloth. A year later, Faircloth has publicly apologized and admitted she made the story up for attention. Oberst accepted her apology and […]
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7:07 PM | How a Mysterious Body Part Called Fascia Is Challenging Medicine
Fascia is a web of fibrous tissue that permeates the body, but is it really the "Cinderella Tissue" that new age therapists, Rolfers, and yoga instructors suggest? The fascial system is still a medical mystery. But that could soon change, thanks to an unlikely alliance between researchers and alternative therapists.Read more...
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7:00 PM | Genetic superheroes wanted to fight childhood diseases
Biologist Stephen Friend is searching for exceptional people who carry genes for serious childhood disease but have never got sick – are you one of them? (full text available to subscribers)
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6:56 PM | Among meats, beef has a beefy environmental footprint
Though popular, it’s much less efficient than other foods.
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6:56 PM | From A Diary of Mysterious Difficulties
An excerpt from a new book by 3QD friend Laura Raicovich. " Diary of Mysterious Difficulties was borne out of spam received over a period of several months. These emails circumvented spam filters by including odd texts beneath image-based ads...
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6:44 PM | Fanon Documentary Confronts Fallacies about anti-colonial philosopher
Bhakti Shringarpure in The Guardian: Fanon’s posthumously published The Wretched of the Earth has often been viewed as a call to violent action against the coloniser, as a radical militant anthem for all oppressed peoples, and as a deeply controversial...
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6:40 PM | Running for as little as five minutes a day could add years to your life.
Running for as little as five minutes a day could add years to your life. And it doesn't matter how fast you run. After studying 55,137 adults between the ages of 18 and 100, it was discovered that runners had a 30% lower risk of death from all causes and a 45% lower risk of death from heart disease or stroke. Read more...
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6:35 PM | Ex-Israeli Security Chief Diskin: 'All the Conditions Are There for an Explosion'
Julia Amalia Heyer interviews Yuval Diskin, in Spiegel (photo: Reuters): SPIEGEL: What about Israel talking directly with Hamas? Diskin: That won't be possible. Really, only the Egyptians can credibly mediate. But they have to put a more generous offer on...
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6:31 PM | Scientists Discover 101 Geysers on Enceladus
A team of U.S. researchers using data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has discovered 101 active geysers erupting on Enceladus, the sixth-largest moon of Saturn. After the first sighting of geysers on Enceladus in 2005, planetary scientists suspected that repeated flexing of the moon by Saturn’s tides as the moon orbits the planet had something to [...]
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6:30 PM | Pest In Brazil Has Evolved Resistance Against GMO Corn
Corn Field AmeriFlux Crop-munching caterpillars in Brazil are no longer put off by genetically modified plants designed to kill them, Reuters reports. The report is just the latest in a series that have emerged over the past few years. In this case, the GM plant is Bt corn and the pest in question is the Spodoptera frugiperda, which is native to tropical regions of the Americas. Bt plants are engineered so that they have genes from a soil bacteria called Bacillus […]
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6:25 PM | The Big Ebola Update FAQ
Last week, I wrote the Gigantic Ebola Outbreak FAQ. This week in Ebola, more people get infected, more people die, and Ebola reaches Nigeria.Read more...
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6:10 PM | Sweeter And Healthier Strawberries
Food science is making processed foods tastier with essence of strawberry. Originally published:  Jul 29 2014 - 2:00pm By:  Marsha Lewis, Contributing Producer Science category:  Biology Chemistry News section:  Inside Science TV Tags:  […]
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6:06 PM | US Council of Economic Advisors: Delay on climate action will cost us
President's advisors put bill at $190 billion a year if we get a 3°C rise.
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6:02 PM | World Trade Center 'Mystery' Ship Found To Be At Least 240 Years Old
The mystery ship in the image to your left has been found to be at least 240 years old. The remnants of the ship were discovered by construction workers back in 2010 whilst clearing out the area where the WTC once stood. Archaeologists began to excavate the ship shortly afterwards, and after sending pieces of the wood for testing, it was determined that the ship was built from trees cut down c. 1773. It was estimated, at the time of the discovery, to be between 60-70 feet long in its […]
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6:00 PM | “Killer Sperm” Found, Prevents Worms From Cross-Breeding
In the first identified case of "killer sperm," females that mate with males of another species can become sterile or even die, a new study says.
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6:00 PM | Picture of the Week: Galaxy Bonanza
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6:00 PM | A Winged Cat Helps Explain The Principle Of Evolutionary Trade-Offs
You can't have it all. It's a cliché, but it's also a powerful principle in biology. Now, a set of new computer models reveal how evolutionary compromises ("trade-offs") drive the diversity of life.Read more...
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5:36 PM | Where Do Geysers On Enceladus Erupt From? Probably A Buried Ocean
Enceladus's South Pole. Those things that look like beams of light are actually geysers. Giant, 125-mile-high geysers. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI A map of more than 100 geysers on the surface of Saturn’s moon Enceladus has helped scientists determine where those water jets are spouting from—and the results are encouraging for scientists who want to look for life there. NASA’s Cassini spacecraft first spotted the 125-mile-high geysers erupting from Enceladus’ south pole […]
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5:15 PM | Can’t Handle the Stress? Blame your Brain
Do you rise to the occasion, or do you fold under the pressure? No matter which side of the fence you’re, you can thank [or blame] your brain. Some people […]

Kumar, S., Hultman, R., Hughes, D., Michel, N., Katz, B. & Dzirasa, K. (2014). Prefrontal cortex reactivity underlies trait vulnerability to chronic social defeat stress, Nature Communications, 5 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5537

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4:45 PM | “Authors, please call us. Pretty please? OK, we’re going to retract your paper!”
The title of this post isn’t exactly how the one-sided conversation between the editors of Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment and a group of researchers went. But it seems likely it was pretty close. Here’s an expression of concern for “A cross-sectional study on perception of stigma by Chinese schizophrenia patients:” Concerns were raised about the […]
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4:42 PM | Extramural Activities: Paint and Fossils
Emily Hughes brings us tales of adventure and discovery from the Australian Outback as she and her mother search for unbelievably ancient fossils. Paleontologists learn to do more than just paleontology when necessary; for them, useful skills can include making murals.
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4:38 PM | UK's national parks may not be safe from fracking
The UK government has almost ruled out fracking in beauty spots, many of which conceal shale oil and gas reserves, but it has left the door ajar
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4:26 PM | Godless Los Angeles Women Unite!
Categories: ActivismTags: atheismLAWAAGI just got back from a weekend at Comic Con where I was surrounded by some of the nicest, most creative people I have ever met. I feel inspired and motivated. It’s as though I have had my soul polished and primed and prepared for part-two of whatever grand journey life tosses my way. And I’d like you to join me on this adventure. This coming Tuesday, August 5th at The Center for Inquiry- Los Angeles, my new, shiny women’s group known as […]
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4:22 PM | Laser Light Could Make Flu Vaccine 7 Times More Effective
Syringe Wikimedia Commons When you get a vaccine, it's typically injected into the muscle below the skin with a needle. But vaccines administered through the skin can use smaller pin-prick methods that could be useful for those afraid of needles, such as children. These cutaneous vaccines have the potential to be relatively painless, and could also possibly require less vaccine material. Unfortunately, the chemical adjuvants used in intramuscular vaccines can cause scarring and […]
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4:15 PM | CSIRO trims Australian space science slots
Astronomy program is cut 15% as part of overall austerity budget
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