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December 10, 2014

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2:52 PM | Usmanov: ‘I don’t need no stinking medal’
It’s pledge week again on National Public Radio. Imagine if Bill Gates had called in and told them, “What’s your fundraising goal for this drive? I’ll meet your target right now if you’ll call off the drive”– and NPR said, “Thanks but no thanks—we’ll see what we can get on the phones.” It turns out […]
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1:14 PM | Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) could treat depression
In patients whose depression fails to respond to standard treatment, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have found that laughing gas — nitrous oxide — can help ease symptoms. […]
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2:36 AM | Ditch Your Tired New Year’s Resolutions
claimtoken-5490e69504d81 We all have good intentions when we make New Year’s resolutions, but fully 88 percent of us fail to achieve them. That’s because in our enthusiasm to make positive changes, we take on too much. We simply don’t have enough time, energy, and mental bandwidth to keep up with multiple resolutions in the midst […] The post Ditch Your Tired New Year’s Resolutions appeared first on Wiley Asia Blog.

December 09, 2014

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10:44 PM | Having His Medal and Selling It Too
Just when we thought that the Jim Watson Nobel medal story couldn’t get any weirder, the anonymous bidder who won the medal last week is returning it. The medal-winner revealed himself to be Alisher Usmanov, the richest man in Russia. He is paying the total $4.68 million but insists Watson keep the medal. His gesture […]
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10:25 PM | 2500-Year-Old Mummy of Teenage Boy Revealed
A 2,500-year-old mummy is revealed for the first time. Here's what scientists learned.
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6:41 PM | Mesozoic Miscellany 70
Newsie Bits: Dispatches from Isla Nublar EditionJust as the previous installment of Mesozoic Miscellany went up, the Jurassic World trailer hit the web, sparking conversation, argument, and ranting that continues unabated. From a JP-virgin's-eye-view to a celebration of my personal favorite scene of the original film to an interview with a leading figure in the online JP fan community, we've certainly written many words about Jurassic Park over the years. I vacillate daily about whether I […]
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3:36 PM | Retelling a story – this time with all the facts
Before 1995 probably only a handful of people interested in the history of navigation had ever heard of the English clockmaker John Harrison and the role he played in the history of attempts to find a reliable method of determining … Continue reading →
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2:05 PM | Explainer: What's Closed and What's Open in Government Shutdowns
With congressional budget talks often come whispers of a "government shutdown." What actually happens during one, and why do they occur? Does everything close? Trace runs down which things actually do shut down and which never really close.
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1:50 PM | Alleged Dead Sea Scrolls Looters Indicted
A gang of robbers accused of trying to steal the Dead Sea Scrolls from a cave in the Judean Desert was indicted in Israel.

December 08, 2014

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6:43 PM | The Art of Advertising!
The Art of Advertising!: othmeralia: Our library intern discovered several advertisements in the familiar style of Dr. Seuss. Indeed, Theodor Geisel began his career in advertising. From the January and February 1942 issues of Tech Engineering News: The full advertisements [shown below] were created for New Departure,… Our colleagues at Othmeralia also found examples of Dr. Seuss’s advertising days in the Othmer Library at CHF.
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6:43 PM | The Art of Advertising!
The Art of Advertising!: othmeralia: Our library intern discovered several advertisements in the familiar style of Dr. Seuss. Indeed, Theodor Geisel began his career in advertising. From the January and February 1942 issues of Tech Engineering News: The full advertisements [shown below] were created for New Departure,… Our colleagues at Othmeralia also found examples of Dr. Seuss’s advertising days in the Othmer Library at CHF.
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5:05 PM | Viking Women Colonized New Lands, Too
Vikings may have been family men who traveled with their wives to new lands, according to a new study of ancient Viking DNA.
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2:31 PM | Explainer: The U.S. Grand Jury System
Recent high-profile cases have Americans wondering about the basics of a grand jury -- how it differs from a regular jury, and what the grand jurors' duties consist of. Trace explains how this part of our legal system works.

December 07, 2014

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5:14 PM | How it all ends…
“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To say that for destruction ice Is also great And would suffice.” Robert Frost (1874-1963) The [...]
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5:14 PM | How it all ends…
“Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. From what I’ve tasted of desire I hold with those who favor fire. But if it had to perish twice, I think I know enough of hate To... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com

December 06, 2014

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10:27 PM | The Trouble with Jim
Colleagues, writers, readers, hear me for my cause…I come not to bury Watson, but to historicize him. James Watson has not been in the news much in recent years. In fact, he has been lying low since 2007, when he said he was “inherently gloomy about the prospect of Africa,” because “all our social policies […]
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12:00 PM | Mysterious 'Ghost' Ship Rediscovered Near Hawaii
A ghost ship that has been lost beneath the waves for more than 60 years has been discovered nearly a half-mile below the ocean surface off the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
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10:24 AM | Physics Week in Review: December 6, 2014
After Thursday’s aborted launch, the Orion Spaceship finally Blasted Off at Dawn on Friday morning. You can watch the official NASA video here. And here are 17 HQ Photos from the Launch. A few... -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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7:16 AM | Biotecnología al servicio del mal [Conferencia en el Museo de la Ciencia de Murcia]
El próximo jueves 11 de diciembre  daré una conferencia titulada "Biotecnología al servicio del mal" dentro del ciclo de conferencias sobre Biotecnología organizado por el museo y en colaboración con ADCM y Biotecmur. Será a las 19:00 horas en el Museo de la Ciencia y el Agua de Murcia (Plaza de la Ciencia, 1). No pienso desvelar ningún detalle, solo os dejo la primera diapositiva. Tendréis que ir para descubrir el […]

December 05, 2014

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9:42 PM | An anthropomorphic fly with a beard lectures a younger fly from...
An anthropomorphic fly with a beard lectures a younger fly from an easy chair. An elephant resembling the main character in Horton Hears a Who! poses for a photograph in the jungle.  These fantastical drawings contain the distinct character and tone imparted by their creator, Theodor Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), but they didn’t appear in any of his children’s books. Before Seuss became a celebrated author, he worked in advertising. Seuss drew advertisements from […]
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9:42 PM | An anthropomorphic fly with a beard lectures a younger fly from...
An anthropomorphic fly with a beard lectures a younger fly from an easy chair. An elephant resembling the main character in Horton Hears a Who! poses for a photograph in the jungle.  These fantastical drawings contain the distinct character and tone imparted by their creator, Theodor Seuss Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), but they didn’t appear in any of his children’s books. Before Seuss became a celebrated author, he worked in advertising. Seuss drew advertisements from […]
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5:11 PM | Explainer: How Lower Oil Prices Will Impact Some Economies
When oil prices drop on the global market, people tend to cheer, because it tends to mean cheaper gasoline is on the way. But some countries may not be as cheery about that prospect. Trace explains.
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2:00 PM | Bronze Fingernail Cleaner Hints at Roman Settlement
An ancient Roman pond, surrounded by bits of Roman pottery, garbage pits and even a bronze fingernail cleaner, was unearthed in southern England.

December 04, 2014

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7:42 PM | In the latest edition of On the Record, we asked readers to...
In the latest edition of On the Record, we asked readers to submit their personal experiences with laboratory glassware. We’ve received some great anecdotes, but the touching story of Ernest G. Barr and his handcrafted McLeod gauge especially moved us. In my second year of graduate studies Purdue University offered a course in glassblowing that attracted me, as I had always admired the glassblower at the university, who made various items as requested by researchers. The course required […]
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7:42 PM | In the latest edition of On the Record, we asked readers to...
In the latest edition of On the Record, we asked readers to submit their personal experiences with laboratory glassware. We’ve received some great anecdotes, but the touching story of Ernest G. Barr and his handcrafted McLeod gauge especially moved us. In my second year of graduate studies Purdue University offered a course in glassblowing that attracted me, as I had always admired the glassblower at the university, who made various items as requested by researchers. The course required […]
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7:30 PM | Giant Ancient Roman Water Basin Uncovered
The massive basin was part of a farm dating to the third century B.C.
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3:40 PM | Unique Christmas gift ideas
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2:53 PM | The weather and the stars
My attention was recently drawn to the MacTutor history of maths website article on The History of Weather Forecasting. The article is largely concerned with the mathematics of weather forecasting from the nineteenth century onwards but has some short introductory … Continue reading →
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7:40 AM | Ancient Water Basin Found in Rome: Photos
Archaeologists find an ancient water basin in Rome that could once hold 1 million gallons of water.
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3:38 AM | The Great 2014 Dinosaur Gift Guide: Volume 3!
And I'm back to wrap up the gift guide, in which I gently exhort you to bestow the gift of paleoart upon your dinosaur-loving friends and relations, It's a clear win-win in that it supports independent creators who work hard to produce engaging, accurate representations of extinct life and it provides the recipient with a unique and memorable gift. Catch up with parts one and two, if you haven't seen them yet. The Tales of Prehistoric Life series of books by Daniel Loxton, published by Kids Can […]
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