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April 30, 2015

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11:00 AM | The annals of “I’m not antivaccine,” part 16: Felonious assault, deadly ordnance, and “vaccine violence,” oh, my!
If there’s one thing that will annoy an antivaccinationist, it’s to call her what she is: Antivaccine. While it’s true, as I’ve pointed out on numerous occasions, that there are some antivaccinationists who are antivaccine and proud, unabashedly proclaiming themselves antivaccine and making no bones about it, the vast majority of antivaccinationists deny they are…
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11:00 AM | Biobanking for Global Prostate Cancer Research Collaboration
During an educational workshop held at the Science of Global Prostate Cancer Disparities in Black Men Conference in Nassau, Bahamas in 2012, attendees discussed a range of biobanking and biorepository strategies that might help with collaborative research efforts into the disease.1 Prostate cancer in black men of African origin presents not only a different course Read the rest of this article The post Biobanking for Global Prostate Cancer Research Collaboration appeared first on […]
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10:20 AM | Revue Suisse de Zoology: Swiss journal of zoology (In French), 139 Volumes, 69,500 Pages...1893 to 2009.
Revue Suisse de ZoologySwiss journal of zoology - Rev. suisse zool. (In French) 139 Volumes, 69,500 Pages...1893 to 2009 Muséum d'histoire naturelle de GenèveSchweizerische Zoologische GesellschaftLa Revue suisse de Zoologie est une revue trimestrielle publiée par le Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève et la Société suisse de Zoologie. Elle est subventionnée par l'Académie Suisse des Sciences naturelles (ASSN) et la […]
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10:17 AM | Review: CALX, a calculator for iPhone
Reader Danial Clelland wrote in to tell us about his new calculator app for iPhone, CALX. None of us owns an iPhone, but I borrowed someone else’s for a while and had a brief look at the app. Obviously I do all my sums in my head, but when I do use a calculator, I like to do... Read more »
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8:58 AM | Brain Training and Memories
A good and strong memory depends on the health and vitality of your brain. With increased research, we are constantly improving our understanding of the human brain and its deepest functions and are coming up with conclusions that are both […]test The post Brain Training and Memories appeared first on Australian Science.
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8:00 AM | Guest Post: Young Astronomer Looks Back
The Hubble Space Telescope was launched aboard the aptly named Space Shuttle Discovery, 25 years ago this month. This past week (past month, past year) there have been gobs of events to mark the occasion: special talks, videos, a re-released IMAX movie, panel discussions, banquets, art exhibits, and a video contest. There was even an […]
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5:23 AM | The View From A Window at Le Gras Keeps Changing How We See the World
You must admit, It’s not a very good photo, but there is good reason for that, because it’s the first one. Ever. Joseph Neipce took it in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes in France, and he called it “A view from a window at Le Gras”. That photo was made a few weeks after the death of Thomas Jefferson in the summer of 1826, and while it may not look like much the science …
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4:46 AM | First Movies of Pluto (Not Much Detail, But Still Amazing to Have)
Scientists working with the New Horizons spacecraft, which is scheduled to reach Pluto in July, released the first ever long-distance movies of Pluto and its giant moon Charon today.Check them out at: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/News-Article.php?page=20150429 The spacecraft was between 69 and 64 million miles away from Pluto when the images were taken, still roughly 3/4 of the distance between the Earth and the Sun. So these movies are very crude compared to what we will have […]
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4:25 AM | 800-year-old rune stick unearthed during excavation of Danish city
A rune stick from the Middle Ages has been found in the centre of Odense. An unique find, say scientists.
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4:11 AM | Who’s talking politics in Norway?
Good old political discourse is holding up even with all the new media. But the media pays little attention to interpersonal political conversations.
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3:59 AM | The Strange remains the same for 29 April 2015
Exorcism in Ethiopia: Incredible photography series by David Tesinky highlights dramatic rituals. This embattled VA regional office now under investigation for an alleged paranormal party Pepsi Removing Aspartame Someone Shot a Florida Panther and FWC Is Offering a $5,000 Reward for Tips Australian film agency awarded creationist film AUD$90,000 A bizarre new flying dinosaur, with… Source: Doubtful News No related posts.
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3:53 AM | Gene Editing Corrects Mutation In Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is an inherited, life-threatening disorder that damages the lungs and digestive system. It is most commonly caused by a mutation in the cystic fibrosis gene known as F508del. The disorder has no cure, and treatment typically consists of symptom management. Previous attempts to treat the disease through gene therapy have been unsuccessful. read more
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1:12 AM | Yet another illegal stimulant in dietary supplements
Dietary supplements contain potentially harmful substances. Gee, I’m starting to sound like a broken record, just repeating the same thing… FDA warns about another illegal stimulant in supplements | Reuters. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning companies to stop selling dietary supplements that include a stimulant known as DMBA, the latest in a… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:FDA files complaint against dietary supplement company for serious issues […]
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12:00 AM | Global intermittent river and ephemeral stream project
Opportunity to join the “1000 Intermittent Rivers Project”

April 29, 2015

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11:55 PM | A python in Georgia? Local reporter pulls a fast one.
Did this witness photograph what some have been reporting? Pythons this far north would be a serious discovery since none have survived here before. However, there is good reason to be skeptical. Possible Python sighted near Chattahoochee river. An Abbeville man, Randy Sanders, who was walking in a stream with his grandchildren on Kolomoki creek southeast… Source: Doubtful News Related posts:Python hunt in Florida did not yield a big haul, but no person died Pythons on patrol: […]
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11:39 PM | Saudi King Shakes Up Government and Royal Family With Major Power Moves
There was a serious shake-up of power in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (Apr. 29). King Salman — who took power after the death of his half-brother Abdullah in January — has promoted Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef (one of his nephews) to the position of crown prince, making the 55-year-old next in line to the rule the country after Salman’s death. Nayef replaces Prince Muqrin, the last remaining son of the country’s founder Ibn Saud (after […]
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11:19 PM | 98 Percent Want To Know If Genetic Data Contains A Serious Preventable Or Treatable Disease
A survey of nearly 7,000 people found that 98 percent want to to know if their genetic data contains indicators of a serious preventable or treatable disease. The study comes after the Government's announcement that Genomics England will sequence 100,000 genomes by 2017, begins an important and on-going conversation about how our genomic data is used. read more
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11:00 PM | Life Expectancy Inequalities In England And Wales Going Up
By 2030, life expectancy in England and Wales is expected to reach 85.7 years for men and 87.6 years for women, losing the gap between male and female life expectancy from 6 years in 1981 to just 1·9 years by 2030, according to a new study.  Between 1981 and 2012, national life expectancy in England and Wales increased by 8·2 years in men (to 79·5 years) and 6·0 years in women (to 83·3 years). However, national progress has come at the cost of rising […]
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10:55 PM | I heard you speaking about Laura Palmer…
… One day, my Log will have something to say about this. As Soren Kierkegaard tells us, There are two ways to be fooled. One is to believe what isn’t true; the other is to refuse to believe what is true. Agent Cooper knows this well and is therefore perfectly positioned to solve the case of Laura […]
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10:25 PM | A bizarre new flying dinosaur, with bat-like wings and feathers
When it comes to big fossil finds, China is full of surprises. The latest dinosaur discovery, announced today in Nature, is a bizarre chicken-sized animal with a delightfully short scientific name, Yi qi, Mandarin for “strange wing” (pronounced “yee chee”). Subject:  Animal Research
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9:34 PM | CrowdBerkeley’s Awesome Open Crowdfunding Data Resource
  Have you been looking for open crowdfunding data? Well, today’s your lucky day! UC Berkeley’s Fung Institute has put together an amazing crowdfunding data resource on its CrowdBerkeley portal. The MySQL database, which can be queried directly from this page, is open to all, and in... The post CrowdBerkeley’s Awesome Open Crowdfunding Data Resource appeared first on Funded Science.
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9:26 PM | Three secrets to healthier eating
If you want to know the secrets of healthier eating, think of the kitchen fruit bowl. A fruit bowl makes fruit more convenient, attractive, and normal to eat than if the same fruit were in the bottom of the refrigerator. Subject:  Health & Medicine
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9:12 PM | Polar Caps On Pluto?
For not being a planet, Pluto certainly has some intriguing features of one.  NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft has sent back images of bright and dark regions on the surface of faraway Pluto as it gets closer to flyby in mid-July. The images were captured using its telescopic Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) camera in early to mid-April, as it closed within 70 million miles. A technique called image deconvolution sharpens the raw, unprocessed images beamed back to Earth. […]
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8:48 PM | How long does it take Antarctica to notice the Northern Hemisphere is warming?
Eric Steig A series of large and abrupt climate changes occurred during the last ice age, most clearly expressed in ice cores from Greenland and other paleoclimate data rom the circum-North-Atlantic region. Since the discovery of these events, we’ve been trying to pin down the timing of abrupt climate changes elsewhere on the globe. Were […]
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8:39 PM | Socializing Scholarly Communication – a round-table
Cross-posted at FromTheLabBench.com Today at ARCS 2015, I moderated a round-table and panel discussion on opening up scholarship from research to publication. Our awesome speakers included Lou Woodley, community engagement director for the brand new communication and collaboration platform Trellis at AAAS, Erin McKiernan, neuroscience researcher and science blogger, and Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch and Embargo Watch and global editorial director of MedPage […]
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8:39 PM | Socializing Scholarly Communication – a round-table
Cross-posted at FromTheLabBench.com Today at ARCS 2015, I moderated a round-table and panel discussion on opening up scholarship from research to publication. Our awesome speakers included Lou Woodley, community engagement director for the brand new communication and collaboration platform Trellis at AAAS, Erin McKiernan, neuroscience researcher and science blogger, and Ivan Oransky, co-founder of Retraction Watch and Embargo Watch and global editorial director of MedPage […]
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8:34 PM | New Hor-Eyes-On PlutoNASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, after a...
New Hor-Eyes-On PlutoNASA’s New Horizons spacecraft, after a journey of more than nine years, will make its closest fly-by of the mysterious dwarf planet Pluto early this summer. Just about 100 days to go! Today, NASA released this new movie of Pluto and its moon Charon stitched together from telescope images captured by the New Horizons craft. It shows what could be a bright polar cap (which would likely be nitrogen ice) and some significant color variation on its surface indicating […]
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8:30 PM | Superbug Season Is Spring - And It's Most Prevalent In The Northeast US Region
Rates of infection with the deadly superbug Clostridium difficile were highest in the Northeast region of the country and in the spring season over the last 10 years, according to a new study.Researchers from the University of Texas retrospectively analyzed 2.3 million cases of Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) from 2001-2010 and found the highest incidence in the Northeast (8.0 CDI discharges/1000 total discharges), followed by the Midwest (6.4/1000), South (5.0/1000), and the West […]
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8:12 PM | GM Crops: New Folate Biofortified Rice Could Prevent Spina Bifida
When we think of genetically modified organisms, we usually picture the modern legal definition and a controversy related to how science can aid in herbicide tolerance and insect resistance, but there are other applications of such engineered plants, such as the incorporation of genes for specific nutrients.  Golden Rice is a famous example. Though it is protested by environmental groups, it has been shown to be able to help prevent blindness and death for millions of children.A new paper […]
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7:59 PM | Positive Vs. Negative Association Brain Circuitry Discovered In Mice
Neuroscientists have discovered brain circuitry for encoding positive and negative learned associations in mice. After finding that two circuits showed opposite activity following fear and reward learning, the researchers proved that this divergent activity causes either avoidance or reward-driven behaviors. read more
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