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September 20, 2014

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10:07 AM | Massive Galaxies Grow by Snacking on Smaller Neighbors
Astronomers conducting a broad survey of galaxies called Galaxy and Mass Assembly (GAMA) have found that the Universe’s most massive galaxies gain weight by eating their smaller neighbors. The scientists led by Dr Aaron Robotham of the University of Western Australia examined more than 22,000 galaxies and found that while dwarf galaxies are efficient at [...]
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10:03 AM | WATCH: The Boy Who Danced In The Face Of Ebola
A nugget of joy in the battle against Ebola: A little boy infected with the virus dances his way through treatment — and he's really good.
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9:59 AM | El Universo en un día: El Big Bang, por Miguel Santander
El 25 de mayo de 2013 tuvo lugar el evento Naukas El Universo en un día, una serie de charlas cortas de divulgación con las que se pretendía dar una visión general de los acontecimientos más importantes de la ciencia.Un recorrido, ameno y divertido, por toda la historia del Cosmos… desde el Big Bang hasta los posibles finales que le esperan […] Seguir leyendo The post El Universo en un día: El Big Bang, por Miguel Santander appeared […]
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9:12 AM | Tech Week: Smartphone Privacy, Cyberstalking, Alibaba's Big Debut
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba makes the biggest debut on the NYSE ever. The details, and the other tech stories that piqued our interest, are in this week's roundup.
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8:36 AM | On the road to HLF14
Anna Valmero, HLF14 participant: All roads lead to Heidelberg these days in September – to the Second Heidelberg Laureate Forum. And I am grateful for the opportunity to attend and cover the event this year. The Heidelberg Laureate Forum is an annual meeting of the best minds in the fields of mathematics and computing. As a young journalist covering science and information technology (IT) over the past couple of years, I must say that earning a spot to be at... Read more
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8:00 AM | Science Fiction Romance Brigade Presents: Both Sides Now
It’s Saturday, and time for Science Fiction Romance Brigade Presents. For information this blog hop and links to the other participants, click on the logo above. I’m still posting from Both Sides Now, with the first part being in Doc’s POV as he comes to terms with treating Kevi. The second part is a little […]
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7:00 AM | 6 out of 200: Modeling seasonal bird movement
Meet Carrie Manore in this Q&A series with 6 out of 200 mathematicians or computer scientists participating at the 2nd Heidelberg Laureate Forum, September 21-26, 2014. 24 Laureates (Abel Prize, Fields Medal, Nevanlinna Prize, Turing Award) will attend the forum together with them. For a full week Heidelberg in Germany will be the hot spot of mathematics and computer science.   Name? Carrie Manore Nationality?  USA Where are you based? Tulane University and Los Alamos […]
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4:51 AM | Will Answers Your Questions Live! - No Jars Allowed - 9/19/2014
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4:00 AM | How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
By Paul Tough Synopsis: Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from […]
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4:00 AM | Modern Humans and Neanderthals co-existed in Europe for thousands of years
Cross-posted with the permission of Dr. Nathan Lents from his The Human Evolution Blog.   In the extended family tree of the modern human species, our closest relatives are the Neanderthals, officially called Homo neanderthalensis. Although it...
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3:40 AM | Music Break! Are Video Games Sexist? Auto-Tune Rebuttal
Categories: Feminism SkepticismTags: Christina Hoff SommersJonathan MannmusicJonathan Mann did an absolutely inspired and glorious rebuttal of Dr Christina Hoff Sommers recent youtube video. And he did it to music. If you do not know Christina Hoff ...(Read more...)
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3:38 AM | Ig Nobels: British researchers take coveted science humour prize
Ian Sample in The Guardian: The nation can hold its head up high. Once again, researchers in Britain have been honoured with that most coveted of scientific awards, the Ig Nobel prize. Not to be confused with the more prestigious...
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3:33 AM | Visiting a Dune Sea on Mars
Flipping through Curiosity’s Album Every once in a while I go wandering through the raw images from the Mars Curiosity Rover. And, every time I find jaw-droppingly beautiful views. Like this one. Wow!!!  It’s a sea of dunes stretching out toward a rock outcrop in the distance, and even farther away, a distant set of […]
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3:30 AM | Treat 2 genes to beat jet lag and cancer too! [Coffee-byte]
Image credit:www. mrbarlow.wordpress.com The circadian clock is the clock that we were born with. As kids it helped us sleep and wake up on time and as adults it keeps us awake when we travel to different time zones. It is more efficient than any clock ever made by man for it keeps adjusting itself for every little change that we make and now we know how it works!  The circadian clock has
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3:28 AM | Skateboard Tricks in Slow Motion
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3:26 AM | Three Amazing Games I Played At XOXO Last Weekend
If you listened to this week's edition of This Is Only a Test, you know that I was in Portland last week for the XOXO Festival. XOXO is a gathering of interesting makers of all types, from game developers to filmmakers to engineers to sculptors and more. Over the weekend, I got to meet dozens of fascinating folks from around the world. (The talks will be online in coming weeks, and I'll post the ones that were particularly relevant to Tested readers on the site as they come online.)XOXO's talks […]

September 19, 2014

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11:28 PM | Nanosponges Clean up Antibody-mediated Autoimmune Disease
What does lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, type I diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and rheumatic heart disease have in common? All of these (and many other) apparently unrelated disorders are caused by autoimmunity, […]

Copp JA, Fang RH, Luk BT, Hu CM, Gao W, Zhang K & Zhang L (2014). Clearance of pathological antibodies using biomimetic nanoparticles., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (37) 13481-6. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25197051

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11:08 PM | Guest Post: Insight into the Lives of the Intersexed
Categories: Feminism Guest BloggersTags: Complete Androgen Insensitivity Syndromeintersexintersex identityEditor’s Note: You may remember Amy’s last guest post about the Invisible Intersexed Community. Next, she tackles what it feels like to be diagnosed as intersexed (with a female identity).  ...(Read more...)
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11:08 PM | Texas Appears To Step Back From Proposal To Sell Alcohol At Some Gun Shows
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission received hundreds of negative comments about the proposal. Staff of the commissioners deciding on the new regulations have advised against it.
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11:05 PM | Bendy silicon is sensitive enough to register a falling virus
Tiny cantilever sensor capable of measuring femtoNewton forces.
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11:02 PM | What it’s like to be on stage at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony
What’s it like to be on stage at the Ig Nobel Prize ceremony? Here’s a visual/aural taste, recorded by Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek, who helped hand out the Ig Nobel Prizes to the winners at last night’s Ig Nobel Prize ceremony:
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10:20 PM | This Week In Numbers: Origami Microscopes, Laser Turrets, And A Bit More Than One Texas
Mark Those Birds! Zooniverse Penguin Watch 50: number of cameras researchers are using to study penguin populations in the Antarctic. You can help researchers identify penguins in adorable photographs, all while helping to train their artificial penguin-spotting intelligence. 1/2 millimeter: width of a huge "artificial atom" used to build a photon lattice at Princeton University. (That's big enough to see with the naked eye!) ABC Laser Turret […]
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10:03 PM | Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters
National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.
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9:58 PM | Science journalism seminar kicks off in Montenegro
[PODGORICA] A small group of local journalists, PR professionals and scientists gathered today in Podgorica, Montenegro for a seminar on science journalism co-organised by UNESCO’s Venice office. The seminar was part of a bigger event that kicks off here tomorrow (20 September): the 2nd South East European UNESCO Science Communication Workshop. The first edition of this workshop was launched last year in Belgrade, Serbia, following networking events at the 12th International Public […]
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9:48 PM | Social Media Get The Right Stuff To India's Flood Victims
Waters rose as high as two and three stories in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. People were trapped. They needed supplies, and #jkfloodrelief came to the rescue.
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9:44 PM | How Gorilla Poop Could Help Stop Ebola
Jock, A Western Lowland Gorilla Jackhynes Police drove through Kroo Bay this morning, past the open sewers and snuffling pigs, yelling at people to go inside—largely to no avail. All the 14,000 residents of the shanty town in Freeport, Sierra Leone, had been ordered to stay indoors for three days, to try to stop the spread of Ebola. Sierra Leone’s attempted lockdown is unprecedented: The whole country has been placed on house arrest and 20,000 volunteers have been […]
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9:40 PM | What Does Winter Look Like On Mars?
We're all too familiar with the snows, icy terrains, and bone-chilling cold of winter on Earth, but what does it look like on Mars? A new 3D image lets you see what it would be like to experience the frostiest season on the red planet.Read more...
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9:37 PM | A Swedish TV news report about the 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes
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9:29 PM | WATCH: First Guy In Perth To Get Hands On New iPhone Drops It On Live TV
Jack Cooksey, 18, was unpacking his brand-new iPhone 6 for a local TV reporter, when he accidentally dropped it. The rest of the customers still in line groaned.
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9:27 PM | Sierra Leone: Where Colin Powell Felt His Roots
The West African nation is in the news today because of the tragic Ebola outbreak. It once played a part in another tragedy: the U.S. slave trade.
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