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April 20, 2014

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11:35 PM | Baffling Balloon Behavior Not only does Destin have one of the...
Baffling Balloon Behavior Not only does Destin have one of the best YouTube channels on this fair planet, but he is also a wizard.  Just kidding, he just has an eye for science in everyday life. In the latest Smarter Every Day, Destin and his two adorable assistants make a helium-filled balloon do something very, very strange inside their accelerating minivan. So strange, in fact, that you might feel like his family car is a secret portal to a land where physics is broken. Here’s an […]
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11:09 PM | NASA Discovers Most Earth-Like Planet Yet
NASA’s half a billion dollar Kepler telescope mission launched in March of 2009, with the primary goal being to answer the question: “What fraction of the stars you see in the night sky have planets that are not only Earth-sized, but also lukewarm in temperature, allowing water to exist in liquid form?” (liquid water is one of the biological prerequisites […]
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10:27 PM | Exposición “Cajal y las Neuronas” (Málaga, España)
La exposición “Cajal y las Neuronas” llega a Málaga. Está organizada por la Real Academia de Medicina de Andalucía Oriental, el Parque de las Ciencias de Granada y la Universidad de Málaga. Tiene por objeto divulgar la importante aportación española al conocimiento del sistema nervioso, junto a las bases conceptuales y estructurales en las que se asienta la moderna investigación en neurociencia. La contribución […]
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9:58 PM | Hunters, Fishers Object To Weakened EPA Rules In Alaska
Environmentalists generally regard people as the enemy, but that is a mythology only held by urban fundraisers working for environmental corporations. In actuality, sportsmen are some of the biggest protectors of the environment. They are even more protective of the environmental than the US Environmental Protection Agency, they are just more practical and not motivated by the latest political fads.Photo credit: Brendan Burns. Link: Sportsman's Alliance for Alaska.read more
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9:10 PM | Earth Day: Illegal Immigration Is Killing The Environment, Says Group
Between 2000 and 2010, native-born Californians had fewer children and a giant chunk of the middle class fled the state, but California's population still grew by 3,390,000.read more
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9:05 PM | My Experience at Greater Vancouver Regional Science Fair
If you told me last year that I’d be competing at a science fair, I would have probably laughed at you. I wasn’t even aware that science fairs were taking place in my area- sure, I’d heard of the Google Science Fair, but much of that seemed out of my reach. I had thought a […]
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8:11 PM | Holy Houdini! This Honey Badger Is the ULTIMATE Escape Artist (Video)
I always knew that honey badgers were intelligent animals, but Stoffel here just took it to the next level! Watching this badger outwit his owner at every turn is almost as funny as it is impressive! Honey badgers are one of only a handful of species with the ability to recognize and use tools to solve problems.
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7:23 PM | This Cell Is The Source Of Most Cases Of Invasive Bladder Cancer
A new study conducted in mice has implicated a single type of cell, in the lining of the bladder, as responsible for most cases of invasive bladder cancer. The study is the first to pinpoint the normal cell type that can give rise to invasive bladder cancers and the first to show that most bladder cancers and their associated precancerous lesions arise from just one cell, which would also explain why many human bladder cancers recur after therapy.read more
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7:21 PM | Defense looks to minimize faith in the faith healing death of child
Another case of a faith healing death to be tried. The parents want to exclude mention of the foundation behind the child’s suffering and death – their religion. Couple accused in death of daughter, 12, seek to exclude mention of faith healing. Defense attorneys for Travis and Wenona Rossiter, an Albany couple accused of manslaughter… Source: Doubtful News
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7:20 PM | Bulletproof Nuclei? Stem Cells Exhibit Unusual Absorption Property
Stem cells – the body's master cells – demonstrate a bizarre property never before seen at a cellular level, according to a study published today from scientists at the University of Cambridge. The property – known as auxeticity – is one which may have application as wide-ranging as soundproofing, super-absorbent sponges and bulletproof vests.read more
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6:58 PM | The Slow Decline Of Biofuels - Corn Stover Inclusion Won't Help
Biofuels - ethanol - were trumpeted as being a renewable alternative to fossil fuels for decades. Finally, in 2005, it got the mandates and subsidies environmentalists insisted were necessary to make inroads against a mature industry like petroleum. Immediately, what scientists knew became evident - they were more resource intensive to produce, were no better for emissions, and subsidies insured there was no reason to get more efficient. Worse, the gold rush of government money drove up corn […]
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6:45 PM | Cameras in the Classroom: Good or Bad Idea? (Poll)
The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) recently surveyed 7,500 teachers in the UK about the growing trend of using closed-caption (CCTV) video cameras to record classrooms. The cameras were installed in the hopes that they would increase both student and teacher safety and help deter misbehavior amongst the students. However, it seems […]
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6:24 PM | Genetic Anticipation: Bad News Is Good News For Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy
In biology, anticipation is the term for genetic diseases caused by an abnormal repeat in DNA that becomes more severe with each new generation. Now there is a twist. A study has found the existence of anticipation in diseases caused by different errors - not a DNA repeat - in fatal neurodegenerative disorder Familial Amyloid Polyneuropathy (FAP).read more
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4:41 PM | Wha’d You Bring Him In Here For?
Sad news: Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the former boxing champion whose conviction for a triple murder was overturned after he served nearly 20 years in prison, has died of prostate cancer. Carter, whose story inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Denzel Washington film, was 76. Too soon gone; too much life stolen. Carter fought the […]
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4:19 PM | Één ei is geen ei…
Voor wie nog niet genoeg eieren heeft gezocht vandaag heeft het Sensory Ecology departement van de Universiteit van Exeter een leuke paasactiviteit: een online eierzoektocht, waarbij uw deelname helpt de om de camouflage van de eieren langzaam te optimaliseren. In het spel worden de fictieve eieren van drie soorten nachtzwaluwen random op een bijbehorende achtergrond geplaatst, en is het aan u om... Lees meer op www.sciencepalooza.nl
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2:42 PM | Reproduce Or Conquer The World? Bacterial Adventures In Theoretical Biophysics
The bacterium Bacillus subtilis is quite adaptable, it moves about in liquids and on agar surfaces by means of flagella and alternatively, it can just stick to an underlying substrate. The bacteria proliferate most effectively in this stationary state, while motile bacteria reproduce at a noticably lower rate.In order to sustain and extend the colony, bacteria primarily require sufficient nutrients. Moving slowly means that nutrients are soon used up, but adventurous bacteria that decide […]
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1:36 PM | Cohort Study - Avoiding Foods Early Leads To More Allergies
A long-term study of a cohort of young people, 12,000 people now six years old, from Iceland to Greece, who have been tracked from birth and whose diets and allergies have been recorded, is evaluating maternal diet’s impact on food allergy in later life is expected to uncover causes of allergy in children.Some pointers are already evident, they note. Compared to the UK, Israeli children typically eat nuts at an earlier age and have fewer allergies, which suggests that such dietary habits […]
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5:05 AM | Weekly Science Picks
Indeed, it’s Sunday again. But, it’s not only Sunday. It’s Easter for all Christians all over the globe. Happy Easter to everyone! Also, it’s our time to recapitulate what have happened in this week. To be honest, the task was [...]testThe post Weekly Science Picks appeared first on Australian Science.
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4:44 AM | Sperm whale language under scrutiny
Using the latest acoustic technology, a new project aims to decode the sperm whale’s language and its various dialects.
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4:27 AM | In Praise Of P=NP Proofs
Why they can be important Advertising source Joe Bloggs is not a computer scientist, at least not one that we know. As noted by Wikipedia, Joe Bloggs is a “placeholder name” like “John Doe” or “Jane Roe” in the US, or “Ashok Kumar” in India. Sometimes real people have or acquire the placeholder names: Ashok […]
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3:37 AM | visualizingmath: Mathematical Object Minimalist Posters by...
visualizingmath: Mathematical Object Minimalist Posters by Visualizingmath. (Yes, I actually attempted to make something!) Thank you to Curiosamathematica for creating the Klein Bottle image! These are are
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2:09 AM | How the Government Spends $5 of Your Tax Money (Infographic)
Every dollar you pay in taxes to the federal government is divvied up between a number of different programs. Here’s how your taxes wouldv’e been spent if you only had to pay $5 last year. (Click image to enlarge) 
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12:50 AM | 21st Annual Piedmont Gardeners’ Tour
 

April 19, 2014

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11:55 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 18/04/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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11:55 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 18/04/2014
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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10:38 PM | ceruleanpineapple: Dryocampa rubicunda - Rosy Maple Moth You...
ceruleanpineapple: Dryocampa rubicunda - Rosy Maple Moth You are not on shrooms (I’m pretty sure, anyway). This is a real thing. And it is awesome.
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10:35 PM | Tennessee Supreme Court to rule about faith healing as child abuse
Once again, religious shield laws rear their head in the case of charges brought against the caregivers in a child’s death. The mother is trying to get out of her conviction of child neglect. One point glossed over in the story — the child died of painful bone cancer and the mother was charged with… Source: Doubtful News
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10:34 PM | Space Metal!! We take iron for granted these days.  Before human...
Space Metal!! We take iron for granted these days.  Before human cultures mastered the art and science of metallurgy, the ability to purify and alloy Earth’s various metals, especially iron, into useful stuff like swords, spoons, and steel, pure iron was rare stuff. Despite being common in the crust, Earth’s iron isn’t sitting there in huge nuggets like California gold. It is trapped in ores and require extensive science magic to extract.  Yet iron artifacts have […]
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10:03 PM | Bad News Water Bears
On episode 2 of Cosmos, Neil de Grasse Tyson shrinks “The Ship of the Imagination” and goes looking for the toughest animal on the planet, which has been through all 5 mass extinctions.  He even touches on the theory of Panspermia, that life on Earth might have started somewhere else, since these things have been shown to survive both high radiation and the cold vacuum of space. Though Tyson (of the Bronx, not Gallifrey) is essentially piloting a shinier Tardis, that has […]
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9:53 PM | Scientists Discover Brain's Anti-distraction System
Two Simon Fraser University psychologists have made a brain-related discovery that could revolutionize doctors' perception and treatment of attention-deficit disorders. This discovery opens up the possibility that environmental and/or genetic factors may hinder or suppress a specific brain activity that the researchers have identified as helping us prevent distraction. The Journal of Neuroscience has just published a paper about the discovery by John McDonald, an associate professor of […]
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