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March 25, 2015

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8:41 PM | In Havana, A Journey Into The Forbidden With A Provocative Artist
In December, Tania Bruguera planned a performance at Revolution Square. She ended up in jail and had her passport taken. Now she returns to the scene of her alleged crime. This time for an interview.
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8:30 PM | Rare giants of coral reefs gather in London
A collection of coral reef rarities and giant specimens are poised to take centre stage in an exhibition opening this week at London's Natural History Museum
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8:15 PM | Mosquitoes Can Smell Inside Your Blood
When malaria parasites infect blood, they manufacture odor molecules that smell sweet to mosquitoes, scientists report. So how do these odors get from the bloodstream to the insects?
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8:14 PM | University And Biotech Firm Team Up On Colorblindness Therapy
Six years ago, husband-and-wife scientists used gene therapy to cure colorblindness in monkeys. Now they're trying to make it work for the millions of people with faulty color vision.
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8:12 PM | Arsenic In California Wines: Should Drinkers Be Concerned?
A recent lawsuit raises a red flag about traces of arsenic in some lower-cost California wines. But, by Canadian standards, the trace levels are acceptable.
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8:01 PM | "Our state’s water management is complex, but the technology and expertise exist to handle this..."
“Our state’s water management is complex, but the technology and expertise exist to handle this harrowing future. It will require major changes in policy and infrastructure that could take decades to identify and act upon. Today, not tomorrow, is the time to begin.” - UC Irvine’s Jay Famiglietti, California has about one year of water stored. Will you ration now?
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8:00 PM | Cyborg Germ Could Help Detect Leaks In Space Station
Though we’re a long way from Robocop, cyborgs are real, even if they’re sometimes too small to see. The newest iteration is a bacterial spore with quantum dots on its cell…
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8:00 PM | Know it all: 10 secrets of successful learning
Forget highlighting and mnemonics – embrace the memory-enhancing power of quizzes, distractions, video games, good timing and just chilling (full text available to subscribers)
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7:59 PM | Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?
Marines have to carry a pack that weights more than 100 pounds. For some of the women training in the Mojave Desert to join combat units, that nearly matches their body weight.
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7:56 PM | Drexel Snapshot: Mongolian and Philly Teens Meet at the Museum
This week, five teenage girls from Mongolia are in Philadelphia exploring the city and learning about natural sciences halfway around the world from their home. Since the fall, they have been part of a group of teens in Mongolia participating in a program at the National Museum of Mongolia in which they collaborate online with … Continue reading →
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7:53 PM | NASA announces details of its asteroid redirection mission
Will remove a boulder from an asteroid, test planetary defense tech.
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7:34 PM | Palau’s Reefs: Journey from Destruction to Recovery
Written by Alison Barrat and Andy Bruckner On a scientific expedition to Palau this January we saw thriving coral reefs that contained many species of large, healthy corals, and only a few miles away we found desolate looking reefs that had virtually no coral at all. Our science team recorded conditions that were optimal for…
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7:30 PM | 9/11 firefighters hit by autoimmune diseases
Emergency crews who spent months clearing up after the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York have higher rates of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus
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7:23 PM | Lebanon's Reality TV: Like The Kardashians, Only Less Serious
Maybe it's a sign that the U.S. does have influence in the Middle East. Lebanon's newest reality show, The Sisters, might look familiar. It features a trio of sisters who are into fashion big time.
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7:20 PM | How The "Horror Frog" Proves It Wants To Live Way More Than You Do
What do you think of this frog? Kind of cute, you think? Perfectly harmless, you think? Not at all like the living embodiment of the Saw movies, you think? Well, you're wrong. The "horror frog" more than lives up to its nickname.Read more...
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7:15 PM | Drones Will Look For Stray Dogs In Houston
Drones, as low-cost flying machines, make great rescue tools. They can look and go places people can’t--or at least can’t go safely--and with infrared cameras, they can…
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7:02 PM | Warn people of genetic health risks, says deCODE boss
By 2016, Icelandic genetics company deCODE will have data on half the country's population. Releasing the data will be controversial, but could save lives
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7:00 PM | Uber opens up to let any object or app call you a cab
Soon an Uber driver could wait outside your office as you leave your final meeting, alerted by your online calendar – but will automatic cab-hailing catch on?
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6:56 PM | A Woman's Journey From Cancer Diagnosis To 'Professional Patient'
Advances in cancer treatments have made some forms of the disease a chronic condition. But protracted treatment, even when successful, comes at a high personal toll for patients and their families.
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6:40 PM | Study Suggests Magnetic Fields Can Control Heat And Sound
More than a hundred years ago, physicists discovered that heat is simply the energy stored in the vibrations of atoms. This meant that heat and sound are related. Now, for the first time ever, scientists have experimentally shown that these atomic vibrations have magnetic properties, too.Read more...
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6:37 PM | 6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Andean Bears
Giant Pandas. Grizzlies. Koalas. You’ve probably heard a lot about these bear species, but what about Andean bears? To the Quechua and Aymara, the indigenous […] The post 6 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Andean Bears appeared first on Smithsonian Science News.
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6:30 PM | Alien Spaceships Traveling At Near Light Speeds Will Still Be Visible
Aliens traveling at near the speed of light won’t go undetected, according to two researchers at Raytheon. Posted on the arXiv, their paper argues that fast-traveling…
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6:24 PM | wsudiscovery:Women scientists rock. Without Ada Lovelace’s...
wsudiscovery:Women scientists rock. Without Ada Lovelace’s algorithms, we wouldn’t have computers. Without Rachel Carson’s book SilentSpring, the contemporary global environmental movement wouldn’t exist.Without Marie Curie’s groundbreaking research into radioactivity, we wouldn’t know the connection between radiation and tumor growth. Without women in science, the world as we know it would be avery different place. So, in honor of Women’s History […]
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6:23 PM | Today on New Scientist
All the latest on newscientist.com: Abel prize winner, turbo termites threat to Florida, how to fix the LHC, why did the Germanwings jet crash, and more
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6:19 PM | Ciencia, evolución y entusiasmo
Por Martín Bonfil OliveraDirección General de Divulgación de la Ciencia, UNAMPublicado en Milenio Diario,  25 de marzo de 2015Para mi amigo Enrique Espinosa, compañero en el entusiasmo. Ricercare, 1992Hace mucho, cuando hacía mi tesis de licenciatura, tuve el privilegio de trabajar en un laboratorio de investigación (el tema, por si a alguien le interesa, tenía que ver con biología molecular; en particular, la […]
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6:11 PM | Germanwings crash: Why did jet descend into ravine?
The A320 is one of the safest planes around, but flight 4U 9525 descended inexplicably into the Alps until it crashed. New Scientist investigates the possible reasons
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6:00 PM | One photon wrangles 3,000 atoms into quantum entanglement
A single photon can trigger the creation of quantum entanglement between thousands of atoms.
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6:00 PM | ‘If you build it they will come’ fails for turtle crossings
Turtles and snakes barely used an ecopassage built to make their movements safer. Scientists blame poor fencing that failed to keep them off the roadway.
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6:00 PM | Dwarf planet Ceres might have right stuff for life
NASA hopes Dawn mission can answer the big question: could life lurk in icy volcanoes on Ceres, the asteroid belt's biggest resident?
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6:00 PM | Three ways to fix the LHC before its big reboot
The Large Hadron Collider has got a short circuit, which could delay the monster machine's restart by weeks. Here are three possible fixes
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