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March 25, 2015

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3:00 PM | The Best Wi-Fi Hotspot You Can Buy
This post was done in partnership with The Wirecutter, a list of the best technology to buy.Read the full article below atTheWirecutter.comIf you regularly travel with devices needing Wi-Fi, get Verizon's Jetpack MiFi 6620L. Its battery life is among the best we’ve seen in hotspots, it runs on the largest and fastest U.S. LTE network, and its pricing is competitive.Is my smartphone enough?Just about every smartphone can act as a hotspot, sharing its connection over Wi-Fi with tablets or […]
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3:00 PM | Turbo termites threaten to eat Florida
Two species of super-destructive termites may be interbreeding in southern Florida. And the offspring grow, and eat, twice as fast as their parents
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2:55 PM | Kids who are adopted get a boost in IQ
Study finds new evidence that intelligence is “environmentally malleable.”
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2:45 PM | I Chomped My Way Through Five Courses of Horrifying Bugs
Among the taxidermic polar bears and emperor penguins that line the walls of the Explorers Club in Manhattan, a white linen tablecloth covers a small table with plates of…
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2:42 PM | BP pulls out of climate denial group even as execs support Sen. Inhofe
ALEC continues to lose corporate backers over climate issues.
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2:40 PM | Better Fake Knife Wounds Through Chemistry
My days of knifing people are over. (What can I say? I'm on my third strike.) But when I get nostalgic, there is a way to make fake knife slashes on a person that look real. And better yet, you can use it so it appears right as you draw a (fake) knife across a person's skin, too. Read more...
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2:39 PM | Supreme Court Rejects Ruling That Upheld Alabama's Gerrymandering
In a 5-to-4 ruling, the justices called a district court decision that upheld the state's redistricting plan, which overloaded some districts with black Democrats, "legally erroneous."
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2:30 PM | He’s sold more books than most of your favourite authors combined, but the master of the suburban thriller, Harlan Coben, isn’t getting complacent
Lydia Kiesling in The Guardian: “I’m in a self-hatred mode right now, actually,” the New York Times-bestselling author Harlan Coben tells me on the phone. “I’m writing a little slower than I want to be writing.” It’s odd to hear...
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2:26 PM | Bretton Woods, 1944: J. M. Keynes and the Reshaping of the Global Economy
Matthew Bishop in the New York Times: For many people, Bretton Woods stands for that rarest of moments: when governments and experts come together to restore order to a chaotic global economy. After the financial meltdown of 2008, the president...
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2:21 PM | Forget Assad
Bente Scheller at the Heinrich Böll Stiftung: If you cannot overthrow the tyrant, co-operate with him – after four disastrous years in Syria this seems to be the conclusion the international community has arrived at. While back in 2011 Bashar...
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2:17 PM | Wednesday Poem
Approaching Those ‘Ruddy’ Belisha Beacons Near the Post Office Again You can see them from a long way off, From when you pass the half-visible ponies In the field where the school was By the bus shelter with the bloke...
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2:16 PM | How the Large Hadron Collider acclelerates protons
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2:15 PM | 'Picturing' Words Makes Faster Readers
New words we read are stored as images in the brain for quicker processing, according to a new study.
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2:10 PM | ESA Announces 2015 Graduate Student Policy Award Recipients
Graduate students from University of Illinois at Chicag […]
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2:10 PM | Colombey-les-deux-Mosquées
Adam Shatz reviews Soumission by Michel Houellebecq in the LRB: Michel Houellebecq’s novel about a Muslim takeover of France is a melancholy tribute to the pleasure of surrender. It’s 2022, a charismatic Islamist politician called Mohammed Ben Abbes has become...
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2:05 PM | How Mexico City Saved Me from Grief
Francisco Goldman in The Guardian (photo Rachel Cobb): The seemingly anarchic chaos and confusion of the city’s traffic had always intimidated and even terrified me: intersections and roundabouts like wide demolition derby arenas, cars crisscrossing simultaneously from all directions and...
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2:02 PM | Panel Finds FBI Made Strides After 9/11, But Must Speed Reforms
An independent review of how the FBI implemented the recommendations made in the 9/11 Commission Report also says new threats to the U.S. challenged the bureau's "change-resistant culture."
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2:00 PM | Shelf Life Episode 1: 33 Million Things
About Shelf Life Episode 1: 33 Million Things Can’t get to New York to visit the American Museum of Natural History? No problem! EH Science invites you to take a virtual trip behind the scenes. In this the first episode of the museum’s brand new original series, Shelf Life, you can walk in the shoes […] The post Shelf Life Episode 1: 33 Million Things appeared first on EH Science.
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2:00 PM | Mammoths are Money
Friends of The Finch & Pea David Orr and Jennie Orr would like your help publishing an illustrated ABCs book for children, Mammoth is Mopey*. Mammoth is Mopey brings together a love of language with a love of prehistoric critters. The restrictions imposed by … Continue reading →
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2:00 PM | Android Tablet Roundup: Which Tablet Is Right for You?
Android tablets are going through an interesting transition right now. We're seeing the first few hints of 64-bit support, 4:3 screens, and some powerful gaming features. However, these products are still imperfect. I don't think there's such a thing as the perfect Android tablet for everyone right now, but there are a few good ones that might work well for you.Let's check out all the top tablets on the market and see what they all have going for them.Nexus 9If you like having access to the […]
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2:00 PM | Crash Victims Include Students, Opera Singers, Journalists
One hundred and fifty people are believed to have died when Germanwings Flight 4U 9525 crashed Tuesday. The passengers were from at least 15 countries, including the U.S., Iran and Israel.
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1:45 PM | Black holes devour stars in gulps and nibbles
Black holes rip stars apart and feast on them when they approach too close – but some black holes are gluttons while others play with their food
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1:36 PM | exchangealumni: How can ‪#‎STEM‬ help support women’s...
exchangealumni: How can ‪#‎STEM‬ help support women’s empowerment initiatives? At the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Conference, ‪Fulbright‬ U.S. Student alumna Joy Buolamwini launched Code 4 Rights, a project designed to promote women’s rights through technology education.During the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Conference, Joy had an opportunity to meet former President Bill Clinton and speak alongside the president of Intel Foundation, the CEO of the […]
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1:36 PM | Cross Post: Internet Meme Demolition Derby: Girls are (NOT) Like Apples on Trees…
Categories: Guest BloggersTags: Internet Meme Demolition Derbyinternet memesslut-shamingEditor’s note:  This cross post from Grounded Parents was written by Lou Doench for his Internet Meme Demolition Derby series. Click through the link at the bottom to read the ...(Read more...)
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1:30 PM | Genetics journal isn’t down with O.P.D. – stealing other people’s data
Genetics and Molecular Research, an online-only journal, has retracted two articles about gastric cancer by a group of Iranian researchers who appear to have put their own names on other people’s data. Both articles were published in 2014. One was titled “Absolute quantification of free tumor cells in the peripheral blood of gastric cancer patients;” […]The post Genetics journal isn’t down with O.P.D. – stealing other people’s data appeared first on […]
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1:30 PM | Bird Experts "Horrified" To Discover Meat-Eating Rainbow Lorikeets
Like hummingbirds, Australian rainbow lorikeets eat pollen and nectar. In fact, they have a specialized tongue that allows them to do so. So imagine the surprise of bird experts after discovering of a population of lorikeets who have taken to eating meat.Read more...
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1:21 PM | Estimating intranasal volume – the easy way
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1:08 PM | This is why you shouldn’t believe that exciting new medical study
Julia Belluz in Vox: In 2003, researchers writing in the American Journal of Medicine discovered something that should change how you think about medical news. They looked at 101 studies published in top scientific journals between 1979 and 1983 that...
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1:05 PM | Quickies: The “War on Boys,” Anti-Vax Intuition, and Hydrophobic Science
Categories: Quickies Why Anti-Vaxxers Just ‘Know’ They’re Right – “It is not simply that anti-vaxxers don’t understand how vaccines work (some of them may not, but not all of them). Neither are anti-vaxxers ...(Read more...)
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1:00 PM | New Frog Species Can Change The Shape Of Its Skin
It might not be able to grow a thicker skin, but the newly discovered frog Pristimantis mutabilis and its relatives can change their skin's texture. In a new paper…
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