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January 31, 2015

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12:29 PM | Ancient skull shows modern humans colonized Eurasia 60-70,000 years ago
A skull provides direct anatomical evidence that fills a problematic time gap of modern human migration into Europe. It is also the first proof that anatomically modern humans existed at the same time as Neanderthals in the same geographical area. Until now. The discovery in the Manot Cave of Israel’s Western Galilee of an almost … Continue reading →
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12:22 PM | CAT scan of nearby supernova remnant reveals frothy interior
Cassiopeia A, or Cas A for short, is one of the most well studied supernova remnants in our galaxy. But it still holds major surprises. Astronomers have now generated a new 3-D map of its interior using the astronomical equivalent of a CAT scan. They found that the Cas A supernova remnant is composed of … Continue reading →
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12:16 PM | Taking Rory Gilmore Off Her Pedestal
Rory Gilmore is painted as the ideal offspring: a mature, responsible, studious, polite overachiever with fortunate looks. She’s popular among her peers, adored by all adults, and admired by strangers. She’s ambitious but humble. She spends her free time reading classic literature and attending quaint small-town events with her altogether wholesome boyfriend (at least, in [...] The post Taking Rory Gilmore Off Her Pedestal appeared first on HeadStuff.
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12:06 PM | Long-necked ‘dragon’ discovered in China
Paleontologists have discovered a new species of a long-necked dinosaur from a skeleton found in China. The new species belongs to a group of dinosaurs called mamenchisaurids, known for their extremely long necks sometimes measuring up to half the length of their bodies. Most sauropods, or long-necked dinosaurs, have necks only about one third the … Continue reading →
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12:03 PM | Just Your Typical Teenagers Helping To Fight World Poverty
Their goal is to make the world a better place 15 years from now. And the U.S. State Department listened to their ideas. But that doesn't mean they are oblivious to Justin Bieber and Gossip Girl.
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11:59 AM | Did genetic links to modern maladies provide ancient benefits?
A study finds that humanity’s early ancestors had genetic variations associated with modern disease, and now the question is why BUFFALO, N.Y. — Psoriasis, a chronic skin condition, can cause rashes that itch and sting. So why would a genetic susceptibility to this and other ailments persist for hundreds of thousands of years, afflicting our ancient … Continue reading →
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11:52 AM | The origin of life: Labyrinths as crucibles of life
Water-filled micropores in hot rock may have acted as the nurseries in which life on Earth began. A team has now shown that temperature gradients in pore systems promote the cyclical replication and emergence of nucleic acids. How and in what habitats did the first life-forms arise on the young Earth? One crucial precondition for … Continue reading →
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11:45 AM | Asteroid that flew past Earth has moon
Scientists working with NASA’s 230-foot-wide (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, California, have released the first radar images of asteroid 2004 BL86. The images show the asteroid, which made its closest approach on Jan. 26, 2015 at 8:19 a.m. PST (11:19 a.m. EST) at a distance of about 745,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers, or … Continue reading →
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11:00 AM | NIH rushes to spend a $150-million pediatric research windfall
Agency scrambles to implement two Congressional initiatives
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10:59 AM | Curso de verano “La ciencia de nuestras vidas”: La ciencia del habla, por Manuel Carreiras
La ciencia forma parte inseparable de nuestras vidas. No se trata sólo de que estemos rodeados de productos y procesos que tienen su origen en la actividad científica. Además, también en diferentes esferas de la actividad humana, de nuestras vidas, tiene la ciencia una presencia mucho más intensa de lo que muchos imaginan. A tratar estas cuestiones se dedicarán las […] Seguir leyendo The post Curso de verano “La ciencia de nuestras […]
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10:33 AM | A Former Child Soldier Finds Escape, Heaven Through His Music
Starved, brainwashed and beaten, Emmanual Jal was a child soldier who escaped Sudan's war. Now he's an actor, musician and activist. But he says he still gets nightmares.
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10:31 AM | Why Do We Love Football So Much? Theater Tackles Tough Questions
A play based on interviews with former NFL players, their families and fans digs deep: What's so fun about a sport that devastates bodies and brains? And what if it can't be made safer?
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9:00 AM | The Last Word
January 26 – 30 In guest writer Leslie Evans Ogden’s essay meditation, an Ontario girl builds a bond with the West Coast rainforest through her trail running. We have come to understand that Craig does nothing in half measures. When he wants to understand the Younger Dryas, naturally he drags a sled onto frozen Lake […]
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8:25 AM | Yo también soy raro (mi charla en DC2014)
  Si estás interesado, publiqué una anotación contando lo mismo que dije en esta charla aunque de forma más extensa y con cita de los principales estudios: ¿Qué es la fiebre mediterránea familiar? Puedes ver el resto de charlas del evento … Sigue leyendo →
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3:15 AM | Labels and Opinions
I have avoided this topic for a long time. I am not a p […]
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3:00 AM | Proofs and Refutations: The Logic of Mathematical Discovery
By Imre Lakatos Synopsis: Proofs and Refutations is essential reading for all those interested in the methodology, the philosophy and the history of mathematics. Much of the book takes the form of a discussion between a […]
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2:16 AM | In Qatar, Released Taliban Member Raises U.S. Concerns
There are new suspicions that one of the men released from a U.S. prison in Guantanamo Bay in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl last year might be trying to contact Taliban fighters.
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1:09 AM | Healthcare Triage Answers Your Questions, Part 2 Once again,...
Healthcare Triage Answers Your Questions, Part 2 Once again, John Green joins Aaron Carroll on Healthcare Triage to answer questions submitted by you, the viewers. By: Healthcare Triage.
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12:33 AM | An Archer Goes Old-School, And Wows The Internet
Citing archery's historic methods, a Danish archer has released a video in which he fires three arrows in 0.6 seconds. Lars Andersen argues for speed and agility, in addition to accuracy.
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12:20 AM | RoboCorp: Get ready for companies that run themselves
David Z Morris in Aeon (Photo by Gallery Stock): Though retailers and service providers adopted Bitcoin en masse in 2014, financial servicers have been much more cautious. What this means is that there are still very few ways for users...
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12:18 AM | 5 Weird Involuntary Human Behaviors Explained by...
5 Weird Involuntary Human Behaviors Explained by jtotheizzoe: Our body leaves a lot to autopilot, which is a good thing. Imagine having to walk through your day actively remembering not to pee your pants. That would be totally lame. Some of our involuntary behaviors are pretty weird, though. Why do our eyes sometimes twitch? Why do we yawn? Why do some people sneeze when they look at the sun? Why do we hiccup, and how can we get rid of them? Find out what science has to say about these weird […]
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12:12 AM | Jonathan Chait and the New PC
Michelle Goldberg in The Nation (Reuters/Kacper Pempel): Unlike some of Chait’s critics, I think there is such a thing as renascent political correctness. (He quotes my own writing on the subject in the piece.) Most writers I know, including quite...
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12:06 AM | Austerity vs. Democracy in Greece
Mark Blyth and Cornel Ban in Foreign Affairs (registration required) (image by (Kostas Tsironis / Courtesy Reuters): It may be odd to use a Roman metaphor to describe a Greek political event, but in this case, it’s apt. Just as...

January 30, 2015

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11:27 PM | Tissues, Part 3 - Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P...
Tissues, Part 3 - Connective Tissues: Crash Course A&P #4 by thecrashcourse: On today’s episode of Crash Course Anatomy & Physiology, Hank continues our exploration of tissues, with an introduction to your connective tissues. •••SUBBABLE MESSAGE•••TO: AshleyFROM: FeeHappy birthday nerd also I love you lots and lots*** Support at: http://www.subbable.com/crashcourse
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11:19 PM | Argentine Official Says He Sought Cooperation With Iran, Not Cover-Up
In an exclusive interview with NPR, Foreign Minister Hector Timerman says he met Iranian officials as part of the effort to find out who was behind the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center.
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11:02 PM | How a spider spins electrified nanosilk
The cribellate orb spider (Uloborus plumipes) hacks and combs its silk to weave electrically charged nanofibers, a new study suggests.
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10:55 PM | Measles Is A Killer: It Took 100,000 Lives Worldwide Last Year
The uproar over the U.S. outbreak glosses over a bigger problem: Measles takes a tragic toll in poor countries. But a vaccine can effectively stop this deadly — and highly contagious — disease.
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10:37 PM | Real Invulnerability What if we no longer had to wear body...
Real Invulnerability What if we no longer had to wear body armor? What if our skin became the body armor? Could we become invulnerable like Superman or Colossus of the X-Men? Find out what science and technology enables us to do today and what will be possible tomorrow in this episode of Science Friction. By: Science Friction.
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10:32 PM | Same sex relationships and stress: A new perspective
Studies of stress and its effects on health have typically focused on the worries of an individual: money, love, health, work. When we turn our attention on relationship stress, the focus is generally on your typical couple. However, new research studies how minority stress — which results from being stigmatized and disadvantaged in society — affects […]

LeBlanc, A., Frost, D. & Wight, R. (2015). Minority Stress and Stress Proliferation Among Same-Sex and Other Marginalized Couples, Journal of Marriage and Family, 77 (1) 40-59. DOI: 10.1111/jomf.12160

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10:30 PM | Shake Shack Sizzles With IPO As McDonald's Fizzles
Shares of the burger chain shot up Friday, its first trading day. Shake Shack and other fast-casual joints are taking a bite out of McDonald's, which can't recast itself to fit the current trend.
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