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November 18, 2014

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11:20 PM | Watch This Gigantic Wall of Snow Engulf Buffalo, New York
This snow storm is so intense that it looks like a thick, dense cloud has blanketed part of the city of Buffalo. And that's what's extraordinary about it. This is an intensely localized storm, which dumped several feet of snow on just one narrow slice of the city. Read more...
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10:44 PM | Does Smiling Make You Happy? by braincraft: Joy and happiness...
Does Smiling Make You Happy? by braincraft: Joy and happiness makes us genuinely smile, but can forcing a smile make us genuinely happy? Say cheese!
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10:23 PM | Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials
"Millennial" is the demographic buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really so different from previous generations? We charted some numbers to find out — and spotted interesting trends.
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10:19 PM | Aid Groups See A Drop-Off In U.S. Health Volunteers To Fight Ebola
International aid groups say the decline in volunteers is due to quarantine restrictions imposed by New York and New Jersey.
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10:16 PM | FAA Can Regulate Small Drones: NTSB Reverses Judge's Ruling
Overturning a federal judge's ruling that the FAA was wrong to fine a man $10,000 for flying a small drone, the NTSB says the agency can regulate such drones as "aircraft."
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10:14 PM | Does brain training really work?
Ever wonder if you could be the next Einstein if only you could do some brain training? Well as it turns out, while computer based ‘brain training’ can boost memory […]

Lampit, A., Hallock, H. & Valenzuela, M. (2014). Computerized Cognitive Training in Cognitively Healthy Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Effect Modifiers, PLoS Medicine, 11 (11) DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001756

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10:10 PM | Researchers craft a battery that can be recharged with waste heat
Can produce current during heat up and cool down.
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10:02 PM | Outreach Workers Look For Gains In Second Year Of Obamacare
Montana and Georgia sit on opposite sides of the country, but both have minority populations health advocates hope to enroll for coverage. They also fear many won't quality for subsidized coverage.
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10:02 PM | Got A Thanksgiving Time Crunch? Food Is Just (A Few) Clicks Away
If you're scrambling to find the perfect cranberry sauce or a sumptuous dessert, the Internet can help. We've rounded up services to help you spend less time waiting in line and more time with family.
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9:58 PM | Dangerous Deliveries: Ebola Devastates Women's Health In Liberia
When a pregnant woman catches Ebola, the fetus and amniotic fluid are flooded with the virus. The ripple effects of these dangerous deliveries could be more catastrophic than Ebola itself.
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9:55 PM | Robotic Gardeners & the Future of Food in Deep Space Tang...
Robotic Gardeners & the Future of Food in Deep Space Tang and freeze-dried ice cream is fun to consume for about five minutes of your life. When you’re 10. But when you’re floating in space, the limited culinary options leave something to be desired. In fact, astronauts on long trips typically don’t eat enough. That’s where SPOT and ROGR come in: a smart growing chamber and gardening robot, respectively, currently being developed by a graduate team at the University […]
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9:50 PM | Scientists Create Global Geologic Map of Asteroid Vesta
An international group of planetary scientists has produced the first global geologic and tectonic map of Vesta, and constructed the geologic time scale for this asteroid. Vesta is the second largest asteroid of the asteroid main belt and the fourth such object to be discovered. Discovered by Heinrich Wilhelm Olbers on 29 March 1807, it [...]
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9:36 PM | Tested: The Show — Cooking with Cricket Flour
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9:06 PM | Philae lander sent in a surprise before going to sleep
The robotic probe that landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has beamed back some surprises about the icy boulder.
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9:06 PM | SciShow Talk Show: Ellen Whittle on Bats, and Carlos the...
SciShow Talk Show: Ellen Whittle on Bats, and Carlos the Sinaloan Milk Snake Ellen Whittle talks about her thesis research on bats and how they use artificial structures as roosts. Then Jessi from Animal Wonders joins the show with Carlos, the Sinaloan Milk Snake. By: SciShow. Support on Subbable: https://subbable.com/scishow
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9:04 PM | Measles Still Kills 400 Kids A Day — And It May Be Making A Comeback
The global fight against the disease has stalled, says the World Health Organization. The recession gets some of the blame. And so does the anti-vaccine movement.
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9:00 PM | With Cash And Cachet, The Islamic State Expands Its Empire
Based in Iraq and Syria, the Islamic State is using its chameleon-like branding and financial incentives to attract extremist groups from Egypt's Sinai Peninsula to Libya's Mediterranean coast.
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8:50 PM | La tête dans les étoiles
Le MOOC "Introduction à l'Astrophysique" de l'EPFL Je voulais depuis longtemps suivre un MOOC, pour voir à quoi ça ressemble. Voyant que le Laboratoire d'astrophysique de l'EPFL propose le premier cours d'introduction à l'astrophysique en français sur edX, je me suis immédiatement inscrit et je le suis assidûment depuis deux mois en y consacrant une bonne soirée par semaine.
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8:40 PM | What the Hell Is This Tentacled, Geometric Structure?!
What is in this picture? Grout building up on industrial equipment? A melting screw and bolt? Seaweed on a recovered bit of the Titanic? I'll give you a hint. It's very, very small.Read more...
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8:30 PM | Neuroscientists "Rediscover" A Completely New Brain Part
A major brain pathway first described in an 1881 neuroanatomy atlas — and then completely forgotten — has been rediscovered and confirmed by scientists using modern scanning techniques. Read more...
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8:16 PM | Pedal Power! Cycling Safety In Numbers Find out how more...
Pedal Power! Cycling Safety In Numbers Find out how more bicycles on the road actually makes it safer for both cyclists and motorists. More information on this story at http://www.insidescience.org/content/pedal-power-cycling-safety-numbers/2301 By: Inside Science.
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8:16 PM | Sound Science I know hyperbole is über-fashionable these days,...
Sound Science I know hyperbole is über-fashionable these days, but I am not exaggerating one bit when I say this is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. New Zealand musician Nigel Stanford presents "CYMATICS", a music video created with a host of mind-boggling physics experiments. To accompany the song, Nigel employed all sorts of scientific tools to make the invisible visible, allowing us to “see” sound via magnetic fields, electric arcs, flickering flames, and […]
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8:00 PM | The Desert Bighorn Blues
"Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone."                                              --Joni Mitchell, singer songwriter The last of Tucson, Arizona's, original desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis mexicana) disappeared from the Santa Catalina Mountains in the late 1990s. Last fall the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) plucked 31 […]
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8:00 PM | Jet lagged? There’s an app for that
You’ve just flown halfway across the globe and the clock tells you it’s morning but your body tells you it’s bedtime. You’re tired and dazed. You can’t think straight and it take days to start feeling normal again. Jet lag. Is it just an annoyance, or something more serious? And among the many touted remedies, could a new smartphone app be the answer?
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8:00 PM | To Uber or Not to Uber?
Categories: SkepticismTags: lyftskeptechuberTo Uber, or not to Uber – is that the question? Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer The stench and delays of public transit, Or to put one’s ...(Read more...)
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8:00 PM | The Best Digital Kitchen Scale Today
This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a list of the best gear for your home.Read the full article atTheSweethome.comIf you need an all-purpose digital kitchen scale for baking, cooking by ratio, or even measuring beans to brew coffee, the Jennings CJ4000 ($26) combines some of the best features we’ve seen in a scale. It’s easy to use and store, comes with an AC adapter to save on batteries, and you can disable the auto-off function—so you can take your sweet […]
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8:00 PM | Quantum logic: It's simpler to be two things at once
From city design to economics, we can improve our models of complex systems if we embrace quantum weirdness, argue physicists Vlatko Vedral and Mile Gu (full text available to subscribers)
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7:51 PM | In Kenya, Justice Catches Up With Elephant Poacher
An elephant poacher in Kenya is finally behind bars, thanks to a local magistrate and coordination between the wildlife authority and two conservation partners. In late 2013, community game scouts undertaking an anti-poaching patrol near world-renowned Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya came across a fresh elephant carcass. Not surprisingly, the elephant’s two tusks were…
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7:48 PM | LSD Mystery Meat Case Will Remain "Unsolved" Say Police
Earlier this year, a family in Florida rushed to the hospital with bizarre symptoms. After eating broiled steak from Walmart, they had all started hallucinating and feeling sick. It turned out that their meat had been tainted with LSD. But where did it come from?Read more...
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7:33 PM | Volcanic Eruptions May Have Triggered Episodic Water Flow on Ancient Mars
Scientists from Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and Brown University suggest that water flow and warm temperatures on early Mars were likely related to periodic volcanism that spewed tons of greenhouse-inducing sulfur dioxide into the planet’s atmosphere. The researchers suggest that periods of temperatures warm enough for water to flow likely lasted for only [...]
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