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April 17, 2014

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5:44 AM | Key Milestone For Brown Fat Research With A Ground-breaking MRI Scan
The first MRI scan to show 'brown fat' in a living adult could prove to be an essential step towards a new wave of therapies to aid the fight against diabetes and obesity. Researchers from Warwick Medical School and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust used a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) based method to identify and confirm the presence of brown adipose tissue in a living adult. Brown fat has become a hot topic for scientists due its ability to use energy and burn […]
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5:44 AM | Sprifermin Offers Benefit For Cartilage Loss From Knee Osteoarthritis
In a new study in patients with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee, at 12 months, total femorotibial cartilage thickness loss was reduced in sprifermin (recombinant human fibroblast growth factor 18)-treated knees compared to placebo-treated knees, with effects being significant in the lateral femorotibial compartment but not in the central femorotibial compartment. Results published in Arthritis & Rheumatology, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), showed that sprifermin […]
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4:45 AM | The More Variables, the Better?
Ideas from algebraic geometry and arithmetic complexity Hyman Bass is a professor of both mathematics and mathematics education at the University of Michigan, after a long and storied career at Columbia University. He was one of the first generation of mathematicians to investigate K-theory, and gave what is now the recognized definition of the first […]
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4:43 AM | Suffering morphs into cosiness in Easter celebrations
Anyone who wishes to be faithful to old Norwegian Easter traditions should eat salted herring and black pudding on Long Friday.
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3:59 AM | The Strange remains the Same for 16 April 2014
The electric chair was invented by Alfred Southwick, a dentist. Excellent work! When you’re not here to create an encyclopedia, your Wikipedia statistics show it | Skeptical Software Tools. German Shepherd called to jury duty in New Jersey. Vendors wanted for Bigfoot-themed fest. (Oh, no, Bigfootery is serious! Serious business, that is.) Cryptozoologists hunt sasquatch in… Source: Doubtful News
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3:17 AM | Welcome back to Fargo, North Dakota.
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3:16 AM | explore-blog: Rachel Sussman’s photographs of the oldest living...
explore-blog: Rachel Sussman’s photographs of the oldest living things in the world – a masterpiece at the intersection of art, science, and philosophy. With an artist’s gift for “aesthetic force” and a scientist’s rigorous respect for truth, Sussman straddles a multitude of worlds as she travels across space and time to unearth Earth’s greatest stories of resilience, stories of tragedy and triumph, past and future, but above all stories […]
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2:59 AM | Eyes On You – Cereal Psychology
Any beginner’s course on public communication stresses the importance of eye contact for building a connection between the speaker and the audience. The same holds true for advice of the romantic variety, with scientific research supporting the claim that direct eye contact makes people seem more attractive to potential mates. But eyes don’t necessarily need […]
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2:11 AM | April 15th Individual Project Update
I have successfully completed my first 3-D printing project! After some tweaking, it finally got to work and the first year’s have completed my puzzle. Here it is:   This is what it looks like on Sketchup: My next project will most likely be the desktop organizer and I have a brief idea of how […]
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1:14 AM | Will These Gloves Designed By A Famous Musician Revolutionize How We Make Music? (Video)
Imogen Heap is probably best known for her 2005 hit “Hide and Seek”. It’s one of my personal favorites and the song that introduced me to her music. But her newest creation is just as much related to digital technology as it is music. Seeking to create a more organic and human musical creation experience, […]
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1:06 AM | The Oregon Grape
Mahonia nervosa, also known as dwarf- Oregon-grape, dull Oregon-grape, or Cascade Oregon grape, is a dicot shrub and the official flower of Oregon. This native plant is not a conifer and surprisingly green in the winter. It is one of the many species of evergreen shrubs that is not considered neither holly nor grape, but […]
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12:48 AM | Play That Funky Music - And Humans Will Dance
Rhythmic drum patterns with a balance of rhythmic predictability and complexity may influence our desire to dance and enjoy the music, according to a new paper by music scholar Maria Witek from the University of Oxford and colleagues. read more
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12:15 AM | FDA: You need to stop enabling Burzynski
Dear FDA: You need to get your butt in gear and protect people. Signed, Us. In a press release today, the same day a science-based blog announces another former Burzynski patient has died, the Center for Inquiry announces a jointly signed letter calling for the US FDA to do their job correctly. Coalition of Experts to… Source: Doubtful News
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12:15 AM | Science & Cooking
I can hardly think of a more appealing nexus of the sciences, for most of us and for obvious (and delicious) reasons, than food. Add a kind of engineering to the mix, and you get the study of cooking. Back [...]testThe post Science & Cooking appeared first on Australian Science.
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12:12 AM | According to Scientists, China’s Air Pollution Is Causing A More Erratic Climate in The United States
A team from Texas, California and Washington recently published research which found that pollution from Asia (the bulk of which is from China), is causing more intense tornados and increased precipitation levels in the United States as well as an increase in the amount of warm air in the mid-Pacific. This air is part of a weather system known […]
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12:08 AM | Natural Schmatural, We Want To Know What Our Food Doesn't Have In It
Sid Salter, director of public affairs at Mississippi State University, writes in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger that labels have gone too far. read more

April 16, 2014

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11:45 PM | “Most haunted” island needs a skeptical investigation
An island to quarantine sick people, like with the plague, has its share of dead people. Then it was a hospital for the insane. Now it’s for sale. They say it’s haunted. Yada, yada, yada. I’d like to test that claim. *Hand up* PIck me, pick me! ‘World’s most haunted island’ up for auction. Poveglia,… Source: Doubtful News
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11:06 PM | Tedious Teen Idols
It seems I can’t open a newspaper or magazine these days without seeing a picture of Justin Bieber fighting with the paps or reading about the romantic antics of One Direction’s Harry Styles.   The tattooed Harry Styles who likes hanging out with older women and Justin Bieber who likes getting arrested for drag racing […]The post Tedious Teen Idols appeared first on HeadStuff.
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10:58 PM | Funny You Should Think That! (a show of comedy, reason, and alcohol)
  What are you doing the evening of April 27? Looking for laughter and critical thinking? A show of comedy, reason, and alcohol. FUNNY YOU SHOULD THINK THAT is a monthly event (intelligently) designed to make you laugh and think. Moutons No More takes to the stage with amazing guests to talk pseudoscience, lambast religion, … Continue reading →
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9:25 PM | Today I stepped inside the target bay of one the world’s most...
Today I stepped inside the target bay of one the world’s most powerful lasers, capable of creating the conditions inside a white dwarf in an area the size of the period at the end of this sentence. (This is exactly how it looked through my super-stylish laser glasses)
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9:06 PM | Photo Safari
We took a family photo safari today at the Museum of Life and Science.The post Photo Safari appeared first on Stay Curious.
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9:02 PM | If Parents Won't Give Their Kids Vaccines, Will They Give Their Child A Drug For Measles?
Though measles outbreaks remain somewhat under control, they aren't going down. Deaths have held steady at around 150,000 per year since 2007. The developing world can get something of a pass for not being able to contain measles. In anti-science hotbeds like the coasts in America and some countries in Europe, it's unforgivable. What was once only the domain of religious fundamentalists is now dominated by wealthy elites who count on the herd immunity of commoners to protect their children and […]
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8:36 PM | "Osteosarcopenic Obesity" Links Weight To Bone And Muscle Loss
Nutrionists writing in Ageing Research Reviews have coined a new syndrome called "osteosarcopenic obesity" - they say they have linked the deterioration of bone density and muscle mass with obesity. it explains how many obese individuals experience a triad of problems that place them at a higher risk for falling and breaking bones, they note. Nutrition professor Jasminka Ilich-Ernst of Florida State University began looking at the connections between bone, muscle and fat mass a few […]
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8:32 PM | Lack of respect for insects bugs a biologist
"Hey, watch where you step! Just because I'm an insect doesn't mean you should crush me!" Emory biologist Jaap de Roode will give students a bug's-eye view of the world in his Maymester course "Insect Biology." (Photo by CaPro/Wikipedia Commons.)“More than half of all animal species alive today are insects and it’s believed that there’s at least a million species of beetles alone,” says Emory biologist Jaap de Roode. “Yet most people will just see an insect and […]
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7:42 PM | Episode 9: Is the world louder now than it used to be?
(image credit: flickr user hebedesign) After repeatedly failing to find a room on the campus of Carnegie Mellon that is silent enough to record our podcast in, we asked ourselves this question. Because every little sound messing up our pristine … Continue reading →
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7:22 PM | The Chemical Secrets Found In Ancient Mars Rocks
Geologists have analyzed 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars those chemical signatures have revealed some secrets of the early Martian atmosphere. The atmospheres of Mars and Earth diverged in important ways very early in the 4.6 billion year history of our solar system. Of course, what everyone wants to know is if life ever existed there and how water flowed in the past. Those answers are still waiting to be found but researchers are learning where to look. read more
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7:09 PM | Convicted cannibals arrested again after dead child found
This is a touchy topic that makes people squirm. When it concerns an infant, then we really are disturbed. Man re-arrested in Pakistan for cannibalism Two brothers previously jailed for cannibalism and then released, have been arrested again after police discovered a child’s severed head at their home in a remote village in northwest Pakistan.… Source: Doubtful News
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6:36 PM | The News Release Is Dead, Long Live the News Release
Credit: Photo credit: Marcela, WikiMedia Commons “The news release is dead.” If you work in journalism or public relations circles, you’ve heard this before. But institutions keep rolling out news releases. Are news releases actually still effective or has their time passed? It depends on how you look at it. How News Releases No Longer Work I don’t think news releases are dead. But I do think that news releases no longer work the way they used to. For a... Read more
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6:36 PM | The News Release Is Dead, Long Live the News Release
Credit: Photo credit: Marcela, WikiMedia Commons “The news release is dead.” If you work in journalism or public relations circles, you’ve heard this before. But institutions keep rolling out news releases. Are news releases actually still effective or has their time passed? It depends on how you look at it. How News Releases No Longer Work I don’t think news releases are dead. But I do think that news releases no longer work the way they used to. For a... Read more
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6:14 PM | Evidence-based skepticism in the spotlight thanks to Bill Nye’s debate
It’s so very exciting to see the reverberation of the Creation-Evolution debate continuing. And I am very happy to see Skeptical Inquirer play a role in it. This current issue of SI has an exclusive piece written by Bill Nye, The Science Guy himself, discussing the behind-the-scenes goings on that took place before and during… Source: Doubtful News
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