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September 30, 2014

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12:49 AM | pbsdigitalstudios: This week’s episode of It’s Okay to be Smart...
pbsdigitalstudios: This week’s episode of It’s Okay to be Smart is pretty “Bat-Ass.” For instance, did you know bat poop keeps little bats warm? …Aww? Watch it here Have you watched my… Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na bat video yet? Check it out here. And here’s a post I wrote earlier with some background on the bat cave I visited to make this one. It’s one of the most unique natural wonders on Earth, but you’ll have to
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12:36 AM | Building a Custom Arcade Cabinet, Part 6
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12:11 AM | Rotational Motion Paul Andersen explains how a net torque...
Rotational Motion Paul Andersen explains how a net torque acting on an object will create rotational motion. This motion can be described by the angular displacement, angular velocity, and angular acceleration. The linear velocity can be calculated by determining the distance from the axis of rotation. The net torque is equal to the product of the rotational inertia and the angular acceleration. Uploaded by: Bozeman Science.
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12:07 AM | FDA cracks down on essential oils distributors and other “natural health” peddlers
If you can think of a disease or medical condition, somebody somewhere out there will declare it can be treated or cured with an essential oil. Athlete’s foot, candida, gastrointestinal problems, Alzheimer’s, depression, cystic fibrosis, cancer, MRSA, ringwork, staph, anxiety, tuberculosis, sinusitis, shingles, pertussis, flu, lupus, ADHD, pneumonia, herpes, high cholesterol, measles, arthritis, bronchitis, inflammation, […]

September 29, 2014

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11:42 PM | U.S. Charges Pakistani Man Of Conspiracy Over His Spyware App
The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."
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11:42 PM | U.S. Charges Pakistani Man With Conspiracy Over His Spyware App
The Justice Department called this the "first-ever criminal case concerning the advertisement and sale of a mobile device spyware app."
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11:39 PM | The Connection Between California’s Drought and Climate Change
Climate change is making the weather pattern that's responsible for California's drought more likely, according to a new study from Stanford.
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11:26 PM | A Molecular Microphone Scientists have made a microphone out of...
A Molecular Microphone Scientists have made a microphone out of a molecule. The tiny sensor is capable of picking up vibrations the size of a proton, physicists report in the journal Physical Review Letters.  The researchers measured the vibrations of atoms in a crystal by embedding molecules of dibenzoterrylene, or DBT, within. The colors of light emitted by a DBT molecule as it undergoes jumps between different energy levels can be used to identify vibration in the […]
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11:22 PM | Bracken Cave: Home to the world’s largest bat colony As...
Bracken Cave: Home to the world’s largest bat colony As many as twenty million Mexican free-tailed bats spend their summer months in Bracken Cave, Texas making it home to the largest congregation of warm-blooded animals in the world. Join journalist Millie Kerr as she captures the unforgettable sight of these bats emerging at dusk to feed, and spends some time with leading bat expert and photographer, Merlin Tuttle to discuss the threats facing these often misunderstood […]
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11:00 PM | Testing: The Moto 360 Android Wear Smartwatch
Android Wear was announced way back in March of 2014, but it wasn't until July that we could actually buy smartwatches running Google's wearable software. The LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live were capable watches, but they weren't jaw dropping in terms of their design--rectangular screens on a plastic band. These debut devices were perhaps best as demos of Android Wear--a hint of what was to come. Now the Motorola Moto 360 has arrived, and while it's still in short supply, units are slowly are […]
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10:56 PM | Sciencey Stuff You May Have Missed: Week 39
Digging through the web this week, I uncovered all this geeky goodness. You can find the thousands of links from …Continue reading →
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10:48 PM | ucresearch: Building a better cup of coffee The brave new world...
ucresearch: Building a better cup of coffee The brave new world of coffee? Think genetics. UC Davis geneticist Juan Medrano is known for his research on the genetics of milk (and the effect it has on humans), but recently has turned his research efforts towards coffee. The goal is to understand the variability of coffee genes at the DNA level. This would allow Medrano and others to accurately identify genetic forces that contribute to certain flavors as well as the crucial factor of disease […]
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10:33 PM | Sleep Drunkenness Explained Do you feel really disorientated...
Sleep Drunkenness Explained Do you feel really disorientated when you wake up? 1 in 7 people suffer from ‘Sleep Drunkenness’. BrainCraft is written and hosted by Vanessa Hill (https://twitter.com/nessyhill) for PBS Digital Studios Uploaded by: BrainCraft.
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10:00 PM | The Arduboy Bracelet Plays Tetris
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9:44 PM | Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody? Ft....
Do Periods Actually Make Women Moody? Ft. iiSuperwomanii Menstruation is amazing and we explain why! Every man and woman needs to watch this! Are women actually more moody on their period? We break down the biggest myths about menstruation, periods, and PMS with the help of iiSuperwomanii. Uploaded by: AsapSCIENCE.
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9:40 PM | Washington Post: White House Intruder Made It To Doorway Of Green Room
The Secret Service had originally said Omar Gonzalez was apprehended shortly after he burst through the front door after jumping a fence.
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9:40 PM | California's Ongoing Drought Linked To Climate Change
Using a sophisticated combination of computer simulations and statistical techniques, scientists at Stanford University have shown that the extreme atmospheric conditions associated with California's lengthy drought are likely caused by today's global warming conditions. Read more...
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9:30 PM | Statistician Creates Model To Predict What's Next In Game Of Thrones
Call it the ultimate spoiler: Richard Vale, a lecturer in the Statistics Department at the University of Canterbury, has developed a mathematical model to predict the fates of the characters in the next two Game of Thrones novels.Read more...
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9:27 PM | Images come down as MAVEN and MOM get to work on Mars
The first photos from the red planet's new orbiters.
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9:17 PM | Spanish Court Blocks Catalonia's Independence Vote
Spain's central government in Madrid had appealed to the court to stop the vote, which had been approved with strong support from Catalonia's parliament and local governments.
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9:15 PM | The silly logic that congress has about climate change You may...
The silly logic that congress has about climate change You may have already seen the full segment on The Daily Show (you should if you haven’t) where John Stewart critiques a recent hearing held by the House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space and Technology. It echoes a commencement speech that President Obama gave last spring at UC Irvine: Today’s Congress is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence about climate change.  They […]
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9:12 PM | New Protein Implicated in Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s prevention has made some strides in recent years. We’ve even identified some new causes, and in some cases we can do both. In fact, researchers have now shown that low […]

Minami, S., Min, S., Krabbe, G., Wang, C., Zhou, Y., Asgarov, R., Li, Y., Martens, L., Elia, L., Ward, M. & Mucke, L. (2014). Progranulin protects against amyloid β deposition and toxicity in Alzheimer's disease mouse models, Nature Medicine, DOI: 10.1038/nm.3672

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8:57 PM | Climate Change May Be To Blame For California Drought
The 2013 California Rim Fire U.S. National Forest Service via Wikimedia Commons There is something coming between Californians and their water, and according to a brand new report from the American Meteorological Society, man-made greenhouse gas emissions are likely at fault. Much of the American Southwest has been in drought conditions for more than a decade—harsher in some places than the dry spell that caused the Dust Bowl of the 1930's. Until recently, however, […]
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8:55 PM | The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes Remember Heartbleed?...
The Shellshock Bug In About Four Minutes Remember Heartbleed? Well, this is probably worse. Here’s a (somewhat simplified) explanation of what Shellshock actually is. Don’t worry: I haven’t included instructions on how to actually exploit it. The moral of the story is: keep your security patches up to date! Uploaded by: Tom Scott.
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8:34 PM | ted: What is the universe made of? We only know a tiny...
ted: What is the universe made of? We only know a tiny fraction — 4 percent — of the answer. From our little corner of the cosmic map, how do we know what else is out there? Luckily, we have space messengers (otherwise known as cosmic rays) that bring us data from parts of the cosmos far beyond our reach. Veronica Bindi explains how cosmic rays transmit information about our universe from the great beyond. Watch the full lesson here» That number, 4 […]
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8:33 PM | At U.N., Iceland Announces Men-Only Conference On Gender Equality
During a speech in front of the General Assembly Gunnar Bragi said the conference would focus on violence against women and would be "unique" because only men and boys are invited.
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8:29 PM | The Hidden Cost of “Leaking” Celebrity Nudes: Kim Kardashian
Categories: FeminismSupport more videos like this at patreon.com/rebecca! Sort-of-transcript: Another day, another batch of celebrity nudes have been “leaked”, which is a word used to downplay the fact that these were ...(Read more...)
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8:26 PM | Who Will Win The 2014 World Series?
If the oddsmakers are right, two Los Angeles teams will be the only ones left standing when the World Series begins in late October. But back east, some fans are pulling for a Beltway Series.
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8:15 PM | Runner-Up In NASA's Space Taxi Contest Will Fight Decision
Sierra Nevada's Dream Chaser NASA/SNC With the recent retirement of the Space Shuttle program in 2011, NASA has been in desperate need of some space taxis -- vehicles designed to transport astronauts to and from the International Space Station. For the past three years, the space agency has had to rely on Russia’s Soyuz rocket to fulfill this need, which hasn't been cheap or ideal. But rather than build these spacecraft in house, NASA decided to outsource the problem, […]
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8:07 PM | MRI Research at UCSF Could Help Diagnose Dyslexia Even Earlier in Children
UCSF researchers aim to predict whether children will develop dyslexia before they show signs of reading and speech problems, using a variety of methods including MRI brain scans.
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