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January 30, 2015

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8:32 AM | Death Row Records Co-Founder Involved In Fatal Hit-And Run
The attorney for Marion Knight says his client plans to turn himself in to police after he accidentally ran over and killed a friend and injured another man as he fled attackers in Compton, Calif.
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8:00 AM | Colorful corals protect the algae inside
Study reveals why some reefs look different from others
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7:43 AM | Cartoonised Periodic table
If you are having difficulty remembering the periodic table and properties of the elements, here is something to help you out! The artist behind these adorable element flashcards is Kacie D, here is a link to here website. Enjoy.... Click here for more.
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7:10 AM | 'Smear for smear' campaign leaves many uncomfortable | Vicki Jamieson
The current #smearforsmear campaign may be well intended but risks overlooking and even trivialising the seriousness of the situation for many women. Let’s change the way we do this It’s Cervical Cancer Prevention week in the UK at the moment, however Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust campaign, #SmearForSmear, doesn’t seem to have taken off in quite the same way as other cancer awareness campaigns. The idea behind the hashtag is to smear your lipstick across your face, post a […]
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5:17 AM | Never Alone – Iñupiat storytelling with spirit
A young girl named Nuna aims carefully, flinging her bola at the shards of ice lingering in the windy sky above. The spirits answer. A crane appears: mysterious, beautiful, perhaps even sorrowful. Is it sorrowful for Nuna? I can’t say, but I know I’m entranced. Nuna is the heroine in Never Alone, a game crafted to introduce aspects of Alaska Native Iñupiat culture to players across the world. Never Alone was developed in partnership between E-Line Media and the Cook […]
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3:56 AM | The Hungry Microbiome Part 3: Gut Microbiome
An animated overview of the human gut microbiome: the community of microbes in our insides. This video describes the various species of microbe that inhabit our digestive system and expounds their roles in digestion. Written and illustrated by Armando Hasudungan.
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3:00 AM | Fish Food Turned into Two New Biofuels
A common algae commercially grown to make fish food could become a future source of biofuel, according to a new study. The research team, led by Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, has pioneered a technique that uses a single species of algae called Isochrysis to make […] The post Fish Food Turned into Two New Biofuels appeared first on EH Science.
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3:00 AM | Who Says I’m an Addict?: A Book for Anyone Who is Partial to Food, Sex, Booze or Drugs
by David Smallwood Synopsis: Do you worry that you drink too much? Or perhaps you fear that your dependence on drugs, food, sex, or some other vice is spiralling out of control, and taking your quality […]
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2:07 AM | Arrested For Resisting Arrest — Yes, It's Possible
Resisting arrest is usually a secondary charge against someone already being arrested for something else, but not always.
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2:00 AM | Incredibly Rare And Mysterious Deep-Sea Megamouth Shark Washes Ashore 
There have been fewer than 100 confirmed sightings of the megamouth shark, an elusive deep-sea species that uses its huge maw to trap tiny bits of plankton and krill. So when a 15-foot specimen washed ashore in the Philippines this week, scientists were more than overjoyed.Read more...
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1:54 AM | Car Safety Improves: Study Lists Those With Most, And Least, Driver Deaths
For 2011 models through the 2012 calendar year, driver deaths per million registered vehicle years fell to 28 from 48 just three years earlier, says the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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1:40 AM | Free Fiction Friday: The Hunt For Beagle Part 5
Here it ’tis; this week’s installment of our young adult Mars-spanning adventure. We’ve got lots more original science fiction available over on our Amazon author page!   The Hunt for Beagle by David A. Dickinson Part 5 Andrea was amazed how clear the sky was, out from under the Saganopolis dome. The entire trail of [...]
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1:27 AM | Texas Bill to Kill All The People
No, not really… just students. Seriously. A bill […]
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1:09 AM | Stacked Ball Drop What happens when you drop a perfectly...
Stacked Ball Drop What happens when you drop a perfectly balanced stack of balls? And how is the result like a supernova? The classic momentum transfer demonstration, at the next level. By: Physics Girl.
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12:34 AM | An American Family’s Curious Bond With Russia
Liesl Schillinger at VQR: It may sound incomprehensible—senseless, Constance Garnett would have put it, as she did in her translation of The Brothers Karamazov—but while the rest of the world may dread the return of the prolonged hostile stare-down known...
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12:28 AM | Brooklyn 99’s Terry Crews: “I am a BIG feminist”
Categories: FeminismBrooklyn 99 is one of the best shows on American TV right now, and in addition to being fucking hilarious, it’s also incredibly diverse. Women get as much screen time ...(Read more...)
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12:21 AM | Rise In Measles Cases Marks A 'Wake-Up Call' For U.S.
The latest wave of measles cases and potential infections is in Arizona, where 1,000 people may have been exposed to measles from seven people confirmed to have been infected.
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12:19 AM | Ask a Chemist: Is There Butane in My Weed Wax? Having finally...
Ask a Chemist: Is There Butane in My Weed Wax? Having finally received my medical marijuana card, I’m faced with an entire new industry of potential pseudoscience. First up: are marijuana waxes and oils dangerous due to the butane that is used to make them? I talk with my good friend Dr. Raychelle Burks, resident chemist at Skepchick.org! By: Rebecca Watson. Support at Patreon: http://patreon.com/rebecca
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12:01 AM | Inherent Vice – Review No. 2
It would be easy, based on the trailer for Inherent Vice, to see this as Boogie Nights Part 2. The reality is that PT Anderson is a different filmmaker now and that this film is a different beast all together. It’s less about dazzling you with steadicam sequences and more concerned with drawing you in [...] The post Inherent Vice – Review No. 2 appeared first on HeadStuff.
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12:00 AM | Science Book a Day Interviews Vince M Bertram
Special thanks to Vince Bertram for answering 6 questions about his recently featured book – One Nation Under Taught: Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Crisis Dr. Bertram is a highly sought-after speaker and thought leader […]
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12:00 AM | Ebola Cases Plummet In West Africa, As Endgame Begins
Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That's the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.
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12:00 AM | America Likes Science. It Does Not Like Scientists' Findings.
Survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science indicate most Americans hold science in high esteem, while revealing huge opinion gaps between scientists and the general public over issues like GMOs and anthropogenic climate change.Read more...

January 29, 2015

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11:47 PM | Powerful new tool produces proteins in 3-D
We've created a new web-based tool named Aquaria that can create unprecedented 3-D representations of protein structures
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11:40 PM | Bill Gates has joined the growing chorus of concern over the potential risks of artificial superinte
Bill Gates has joined the growing chorus of concern over the potential risks of artificial superintelligence. He shared his thoughts in a recent Reddit AMA, writing: "I agree with Elon Musk and some others on this and don't understand why some people are not concerned." He has now added his name to an open letter warning of AI risks . Read more...
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11:27 PM | We’ve Found the Long Lost Beagle 2 Lander! It’s been...
We’ve Found the Long Lost Beagle 2 Lander! It’s been almost 12 years since Beagle 2 failed to phone home, leaving scientists with nothing but speculation as to its fate. But we’ve found it! But we still don’t know what happened… For a little more on the story, check out my latest over on Motherboard: http://motherboard.vice.com/read/the-story-of-beagle-2-the-long-lost-martian-rover-thats-finally-been-found By: Amy Shira Teitel.
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11:25 PM | Metadata – You Aren’t As Anonymous As You Think
The NSA is somewhat infamous for collecting “just […]
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11:20 PM | Collision avoidance predicts pedestrians’ behavior
A simple rule for a range of crowd behavior.
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11:15 PM | 'Female Husbands' In The 19th Century
In newspapers, magazines and novels, the "female husband" was a person of great interest.
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11:11 PM | Get Ready For The Next Generation Fighter Jet
Since the dawn of the jet age, military planners and industrialists have grouped the fighters borne forth from their iron loins into generations. Borrowing the term from…
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11:10 PM | Some Businesses Say Immigrant Workers Are Harder To Find
The president's recent executive actions will allow millions of immigrants to stay in the U.S. But many businesses say those changes aren't enough to help them find and keep all the workers they need.
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